Dance and Tone
Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 4 Sessions (Friday)
April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 2018 4 Sessions (Friday)
10:30 am-12:30 pm
Instructor: Mary Gucciardo and Venae Ellis
Class Fee: $40.00 non-members
$36.00 BRMAA Members
Come in and enjoy music and dancing while toning up your body. This workshop is for adults that are looking to improve their general state of fitness. Come have fun, dance your shoes away, burn calories and tone your body in a very friendly atmosphere. Each session includes; stretches and warm-up for major muscle groups, exercises to tone upper and lower body and core, dance routines choreographed to increase aerobic capacity while learning dance techniques. The supply list that is recommended is: water, towel, suitable aerobic sneakers, and comfortable active wear. The optional list includes tap shoes, handheld weights.
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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Venae Ellis, Instructor
Starting dance classes at the age of 6 years old, Venae developed a deep love of the performing arts and began teaching dance classes in high school and danced with a professional dance troupe to help pay for college. Venae retired from her position as Senior Vice President with AIG Corporation and her work as a busy Management Consultant to pursue her love of dance fitness opening Kharisma Dance Studio in 2014. Her studio provided a variety of dance classes specifically for adults including ballroom, tap, jazz, line dance, and Zumba. Venae also expresses her creativity and deep love of the performing arts as a lead vocalist in the Jazz band, Kharisma Jazzmatic Funk, she started with her husband. Kharisma Jazzmatic Funk Band performs nationally and recently released their first CD, "Eye Candy"
Current Active Certifications:
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Group Fitness Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Sunrise Yoga Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFFA) Yo-Chi SilverSneakers Classic SilverSneakers Yoga Zumba Fitness CPR – AED- First Aid.
Mary Gucciardo, Instructor
Mary Gucciardo, Certified Group Fitness Instructor Mary’s growth into dance-inspired fitness began as an adult student of jazz, tap, and ballet. Her training and interests in the fitness industry are in the areas of Body Sculpting, Pilates, Barre, and Aerobic Conditioning. Mary strives to design invigorating fitness programming for her students using an artistic approach along with science that includes: anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and education.
Current Active Fitness Certifications: Gold Standard American Council on Exercise Group Fitness Instructor (ACE) International Ballet Barre Fitness Association (IBBFA) Zumba Fitness CPR-AED.