2017 Summer Classes at Misako Beats!

June 19-August 19, 2017

We are happy to work with you to design a more rigorous program of study if you would like to attend classes more frequently.

Private/Semi-Private classes are available upon request. Please contact us at (410) 884-9690.

Don't forget to check out our Summer Camps!

 


Ballet Lower Division

Rates

1 class/week: $160 for 45 min class
Drop-In Class $15/class

Mommy & Me

Ages 2-4 & Parent

Bring your toddler and dance your heart away! In this class, both you and your toddler will exercise, sing, dance, and role play. Enjoy the rhythm while getting a firsthand look at what your little one learns in class. Watch as they gain confidence and appreciate music. You and your child should wear comfortable clothing and bare feet or socks.


Thursdays, 3:30-4:15pm
2 - 5 week session June22 - July 20 & July 27- August 31

Fee: $79 per session

Creative movement

Ages 4-6

This class is great for ballet dancers who are just starting out. Emphasis will be placed on learning simple steps and body positions as well as music-listening skills. The class will help young children begin to realize the connection between music and movement using props and story-telling.

Saturdays, 9:30-10:15am

Elementary ballet

Ages 4-6

Students will practice basic ballet exercises to learn posture, body placement and coordination. We will explore new concepts as well as continue to improve their dance skills from previous classes.

Saturdays 10:15-11:00am

Ballet 1 & 2

Ages 7-8

This class will focus on proper body alignment, basic ballet technique, french terminology and musicality. Students will learn basic fundamentals of classical ballet. The students find it easier to retain ballet vocabulary as well as improve their coordination, strength, flexibility and balance.

Mondays, 6:00-7:00pm


Ballet Upper Division

1 hour class:

  •                   1st class:  $170

  •                   2nd class: $160

1 hour 15 min class:

  •        1st class:  $185

  •        2nd class: $175

Ballet 3

Ages 9-12

This class is by permission of the instructor only. A minimum of 2 years of experience (taking multiple classes per week) is required. Students will establish a solid technique foundation to further develop their ability to perform classical ballet as well as other forms of dance. The prepared student has a good understanding of ballet technique and will work on enhancing their skills towards advanced technique.

Friday 5:00 - 6:15 pm

Ballet Camps

Ages 3.5-6

[Register now!]

$155 per camp per student.

Under the Sea Dance Camp
June 26-30th, 9:30am-12:00pm

Fairytale Ballet Camp
July 10th-14th, 9:30am-12:00pm

Teen & Adult Beginner Ballet

Ages 13+

This class is intended for teens and adults who have not had any experience in ballet, or who have not taken classes in many years. Students will learn the fundamentals of ballet with an emphasis on posture and coordination. This class moves at the pace of its students.

Mondays 7:00 - 8:00 pm; Fridays  7:30 - 8:30 pm

Adult Intermediate Ballet

Emphasis is placed on dancers who have prior ballet experience and a desire to improve technical execution. This class will build from simple barre exercises to more complex phrasing with various tempos and rhythms while maintaining proper body alignment.

Fridays 9:30 - 11:00 am

 


Belly Dance

BELLY DANCE DRILLS

Ages 16 yrs and up
 

This is an introduction to Classical Middle Eastern Dance. Students will learn fundamental steps and technique including shimmies, hip articulation and isolation. Cultural relevance and elements of folklore and Near Eastern.

Wednesdays :- 8:30 pm (Next session starts on September 20)

Friday 11:30 - 12:30 am (Next session starts on September 22)

Run through Howard County Department of Parks and Recreation. Please register here and select location at Misako Beats.

 


Hip-Hop Dance

Hip Hop Rates

1st class/week: $170/9 wk session
2nd class : $160/9 wk session
Adult Hip Hop: $170 for 10-week class card
Drop-in class: $20

HIP-HOP 1

Ages 5-7

Harness all that toe-tapping energy and dance fever! Our introduction to Hip Hop class will teach beginner techniques and choreography while allowing them to express themselves through creative movement. Children spend a good part of class time refining their techniques to master some hip hop skill sets. Adding a unique twist to the program, dancers also spend part of each class working on complementary gymnastics and stunt skills in order to emphasize poise and balance.

Mondays 5:00 -6:00 pm

Hip-Hop 2

Ages 8-12

Perfect for young aspiring choreographers and dance fanatics, our beginner hip hop choreography class will focus on teaching dancers how to build and create choreography with an understanding of beats and movement musicality. Dancers will explore the roots of hip hop movements to understand how to assemble sound choreography with diversely styled movements. Dancers will spend time each class creating their own choreography with movements they have mastered.

Monday 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Friday 6:30 - 7:30 pm

 

Looking to expand your overall dance skill set and get the party started with the latest and greatest hip hop dance moves? Our Intermediate Hip Hop class will focus on developing movement musicality. Students will be mastering spirit and style of hip hop movements. Dancers will spend time executing the specific components of hip hop movements like isolations, polyrhythmic movements, and popping. The program will also include exploration of trending dances and regional styling of hip hop dance worldwide.

Fridays 7:30 - 8:30 pm

TEEN & ADULT HIP HOP

 
 

Hip Hop Camps

Ages 7-11

[Register Now!]

Do you want to learn cool moves to dance like Justin Bieber or Selena Gomez? Come dance with us! Hip Hop Fusion Camp is designed for kids to explore urban movement and contemporary dance culture. This energetic camp builds stamina, agility, rhythm and coordination as students are exposed to dancing, fitness training, discipline, making new friends and having fun! Kids wear fitness clothing and sneakers every day, and bring a nut-free snack, a drink (preferably a water bottle) and towel. Please also bring a plain white t-shirt with your name on the tag or collar on the first day for the craft. On the last day, family and friends are invited to an informal performance at the end of the day. Video recorders and cameras are welcome!

July 24th-28th OR July 31st-August 4th
Monday-Friday, 9:30am-12:30pm

 


Qi Gong/Tai Chi

Rates

$150 for 10-week class card
Drop-in class: $18/class

Qi Gong

Adults

Qigong is a moving meditation practice that brings balance to the body and mind by connecting thoughtful movement with deep breathing. Learn a series of gently flowing movements that will strengthen muscles and tendons, stabilize joints and quiet the mind. All levels of practitioners are welcome. Please wear comfortable clothing, no mat required.

Friday at 8:30 - 9:30 am


Wednesday at 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Wednesday class is run by Howard County Recreation & Parks Please register here and select location at Misako Beats.

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Yoga

Rates

$150 for 10-week class card
Drop-in class: $18/class

Sunrise Hatha Yoga

Adults

Sunrise Hatha Yoga provides a variety of asanas (postures) as we mindfully explore standing poses, backbends, twists and inversions focusing on the principles of proper alignment. We will use props to enhance our practice as we progressively and safely strengthen and lengthen the muscles.

Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:00 am

(No class on August 2 & 30)

Therapeutic Yoga

Adults

Therapeutic Yoga blends restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, breath work, and guided meditation techniques in a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle yet effective for bringing the body into balance and reducing stress. Students can expect to work on the floor and do some standing poses, but there will be props and/or chairs to assist those for whom standing is a stress. Over the course of the session students will learn to bring breath, awareness and healthy movement into the body starting with the feet and working upward. Students of Therapeutic Yoga may benefit from improved balance, increased range of motion and reduced pain. Therapeutic Yoga is specifically designed for those students suffering from an injury, chronic pain or other condition which makes movement difficult.

Thursday 7:00-8:00 am ( This class will start on September 7, 2017 -Register now and save your space.)


Tap

Tap dance focuses on quick movements of the feet to create a beat. Students will be introduced to basic tap dance technique, while developing rhythmic skills and musicality. Tap is a combination of Irish Step Dancing and African dance developed during the 1900s in the U.S. No experience needed. Tap shoes required.

Friday 5:15 - 6:15 pm

Beginner Tap

Make some noise with beginner tap! Students will learn rhythm, coordination, basic tap terminology and choreography. Students will learn how to create different sounds with the different parts of their feet. Tap shoes required.

Friday 6:15 - 7:15 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teen & Adult

Beginner Tap

 


Zumba

Zumba

Dance fitness classes that are fun, energetic and make you feel amazing. Join the party as we Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Rumba, Belly Dance, Reggaton and more! It's a great way to get in shape and feel great doing it.

Mondays 7:00 - 8:00 pm (Starting June 19, 2017)

This class will be run by Howard County Recreation & Parks.

Please register here.

 


Private Classes

 

For private classes, please contact us at 410-884-9690 or email us at misakoballet@gmail.com. We are very happy to work with you.

PRIVATE CLASS RATES 

30 min- $40/class
45 min - $50/class
1 hour - $70/class
Semi-Private Class (1 hour) - $40/person

BEGINNER TAP

Ages 8 & up

 

 

 

 

Tap dance focuses on quick movements of the feet to create a beat. Students will be introduced to basic tap dance technique, while developing rhythmic skills and musicality. Tap is a combination of Irish Step Dancing and African dance developed during the 1900s in the U.S.  No experience needed. Tap shoes required.

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Fees & Payment

Payment Options:

You may choose one of three types of payment:

  • Cash
  • Check: Customers paying by check must pay three months in advance. There is a $50 service charge for returned checks. Please make checks payable to: Misako Beats.
  • Credit

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