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eMusic – Garage Band (Beginner)

  In this class you will be operating many of the leading composition & recording engineering programs used in the present industry. You will t. The class will be split into two segments with the first 45 minutes dedicated to learning a new topic/skill. The next 45 minutes will be a workshop phase to develop and compose what you’ve learned  the third part of the class will be for recording!


POOK, the Percussion Orchestra of Kingston, was founded in 1997 by three professional percussionists with a strong interest in education and youth development.  Joakim Lartey, Ruben Quintero and Ev Mann come from three distinct cultural traditions but shared a love of drumming and of working with young people.  They each brought a unique style to the group that shaped it profoundly and we are still performing material from that first summer. Start-up funding for the project was provided by Kingston Mayor T.R. Gallo and the group began by rehearsing everyday at the Midtown Rec Center.  What was intended to be just a summer project turned into a thriving ensemble that is now in its 12th year.  Members of POOK learn rhythms from all over the world that they then turn into unique arrangements of traditional material.  The group has also composed original material for use with the Energy Dance Co. with whom they perform on a regular basis. More than one hundred area kids have taken part in the ensemble and the group has given concerts all over the region, including performances at West Point and Jacob’s Pillow. Membership is through audition.


DXF is fun for all ages! A multi-generational program structured to provide a fun and uplifting experience benefiting both adults and children. Extreme beginners and avid fitness enthusiasts alike will benefit from this movement program that proves all can achieve their fitness goals.

DANCE XROSS FITNESS DXF incorporates four disciplines of movement – dance, kickboxing, strength training and soul line dancing into this cardio fun interval training workout. With the music from old school R & B, Motown, African, Hip Hop, Latin, to new school Pop and Soca, it’s designed to strengthen your mind as well as your body.

This multi-sensory structured program incorporates auditory, visual and kinesthetic learning methods to accommodate the various ways individuals, young and old, respond to learning.

DXF uses different genres of fun and basic dance movements in classic and contemporary styles. The kickboxing segment is intended to induce a sense of empowerment while increasing stamina and flexibility. The strength training is geared to reduce body fat while increasing lean muscle mass to burn calories more efficiently. Soul line dancing is choreographed steps to Motown, jazz, pop, hip-hop, and rhythm and blues music which is interspersed throughout the session for interval training and cool down.

ENERGY Dance Co.

Energy is an Award Winning Dance Company of Kingston, NY. Award Winning Energy Dance Company of Kingston, NY has swept the valley with its fresh and entertaining Hip-Hop, Reggae and Latin dance styles. They have won awards at B.E.T’s segment of “Wild Out Wednesday” and “Showtime at the Apollo” at the world famous Apollo Theater.  They have competed in The Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic in Columbus, Ohio, winning first place in all four dance categories from youth to adults. In addition, they won first place in Hollywood Dance Competition held in Connecticut.  They have performed in the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Culver City, California where they were privileged to dance alongside well known choreographers for various artists.  Energy was the opening act for “America’s Best Dance Crew” and was named Albany’s “Number One Dance Crew” in Albany, New York. Membership is through audition.

Soul Line

Soul line dances or urban line dances such as the Cha Cha Slide or Booty Call are similar to country line dances except danced to soul, funk, gospel, hip hop or contemporary pop music. You may be familiar with the intricate footwork and hand/arm isolations on the hip hop dances seen on shows like America’s Best Dance Crew. Unlike hip hop dances, soul line dances are somewhat more accessible and can be done by people of all ages, shapes and sizes. You may be familiar with line dance songs like the Electric Slide or Macarena at weddings. Hip hop step dancing or soul line dancing offer the same kind of fun dancing with other people but without needing a partner. Many of these songs and dances would also be great line dances for high school proms and should definitely be on the DJ’s playlist. College dances, reunions, bachelor/bachelorette parties, retirement functions, mixers, and office parties could also slip in a line dance are two as they are so easy, everyone from kids to seniors can easily bust a move.

Hip-Hop Kids /Rhythym & Movement (4-7yrs)

Hip-Hop Kids for ages 4-7 is a fun, energetic class introduces children to the joy of dance, and focuses on creative movement, rhythm training, enriching the imagination, and increasing confidence & expression.

All Boys Break Dancing (B-Boys)

B-Boys break dancing class includes Hip Hop, Popping, Locking, Boogying, Breakdancing, Breaking, B-boying, or B-girling is a blend of popular styles of dance that were born and developed as part of hip-hop culture among African Americans and Latino youths in Bronx, New York in the 1970′s. As a hip-hop dance, it is usually danced to hip hop music, no suggestive lyrics/movements in this class. This class incorporates intricate body movements, strong acrobatic moves, coordination, style, spontaneity, and fashion. The dancers often participate in battles, formal or informal dance competitions between dancing crews. Breakdancing is considered a good exercise and helps the dancers to improve flexibility, to develop body balance, and coordination.


Drumming introduces students to traditional rhythms from around the world with a special focus on the music of Africa and the African Diaspora. Basic instruction is given in the techniques of playing with both hands and sticks and in the use of all types of percussion instruments: bells, shakers, wood blocks, djun djuns, djembes, ashikos, congas, bongos and many more. CCE has a wonderful assortment of instruments from all over the planet that are available for student use. In addition to the techniques of playing, students learn traditional rhythms and original compositions, learn to listen and work together in an ensemble setting and discover the joy of making music with others. Gifted and dedicated students are asked to join POOK, the Percussion Orchestra of Kingston. This class is open to children, youth and adults of all ages and abilities.

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