Registration for the Spring Session of kids classes, running through the week of June 19th 2017, is now closed.
Registration for Adult classes is ongoing and our session of Adult classes runs from the week of September 11th through the end of June 2017. Registration for all Adult classes is Free, and dropins are welcome!
5-6PM COMBO CLASS *taught by Brooklynn – class limit of 15
6-8PM YOUNG DFC (invitation only) *taught by Shane Depree, James Levy and guest instructors
8-9PM FOUNDATIONS OF B-BOYING ( Adult) *taught by Shane Depree. Last class of Spring Session 6/19/17.
5-6PM COMBO CLASS *taught by Brooklynn – class limit of 15
6-7PM STUDENT HIP HOP Level 1 *taught by James Levy
7-8PM STUDENT BBOYING Level 1 *taught by Brooklynn
8-9PM FOUNDATIONS OF HIP HOP (Adult) *taught by James Levy. Last class of Spring Session 6/20/17.
5-6PM COMBO CLASS *taught by Brooklynn – returning students only
6-7PM STUDENT HIP HOP Level 2 *taught by James Levy
7-8PM STUDENT B-boy/girling Level 2 *taught by Shane Depree
March 2nd – May 25th from 6-7 PM:
ADVANCED HIP HOP *taught by James Levy
June 1st-29th from 6-7 PM:
DFC WORKSHOPS, ages 16 and up, style varies according to teacher. June 8-29 – $10/drop in or $30/4 week series
June 1 *taught by Brooklynn – $5/drop in
June 8 *taught by James Levy
June 15 *taught by Nash
June 22 *taught by Stacy
June 29 *taught by Shane Depree
Adult classes – $15/class or $48 for a 6 week session. When purchasing a 6 week session, it is for 6 consecutive weeks, unless the studio is closed due to a holiday. You may begin your 6 weeks at any time. You may not start and stop the 6 week session. We are only able to offer the 6 weeks at such a discounted price because we run them from your individualized start date.
Open sessions – We will occasionally host Open Practice Sessions (please see Verve’s Facebook page for updates), and anyone is able to attend during these times.
Student classes – $185 one time payment option or $42/monthly payment option – BOTH OPTIONS ARE FOR THE ENTIRE SESSION Students who want to take two student classes per week may pay a one time fee of $335 or a monthly payment of $74
Young DFC classes – $335 one time payment option or $74/monthly payment option – BOTH OPTIONS ARE FOR THE ENTIRE SESSION
*For all monthly payment options, a late fee of $5 will be added to your account for any month that you pay after the 5th of the month OR after the first class of the month.
Student Classes for ages 5 to 15 in B-boying and Hip Hop: These classes progress students from a beginning combo class of movement and rhythm to specific techniques found in B-boying (Break Dancing) and Hip Hop dances. Students will learn the history of the culture, the moves and the music. Learning Top Rocking, Footwork, Freezes, Drops, Threads and Power Moves as well as Popping, Waves, Tutting, Locking and Flexing, students will learn to follow choreography and to free style. All student classes perform at the January and June Battle @ Buffalo events. When registering you will see Combo, Level 1 and Level 2 as options in each style. ALL students age 5 and 6 must register for the Combo class unless they are returning students who have been assigned to a specific day. All new students ages 7 to 15 must register for the Level 1 class unless given specific instruction otherwise. All returning students ages 7 to 15 will be emailed with the class level they should register for. All student classes are 60 minutes long. There is a discount for any student who registers for more than one student class please see the class rates section above.
Young Differential Flava Crew: This is our student crew class and is attended by invitation only. All members of Young DFC are expected to attend and to participate in at least 2 Battle@Buffalo events per 5 month session. Members of this crew will occasionally have additional rehearsals, classes and opportunities to perform at community events and with the Adult crew. We expect all members to represent Verve with respect and dignity for our core values.
Adult Foundations of B-boy/girling: Get on the floor and learn the foundations of b-boying also known as break dancing! Find your inner rhythm and learn to express it through top rocking and footwork. Men and women are welcome – no experience needed. Not just for moves – these classes will also incorporate an introduction to B-boy culture and history and build the core strength you have always wanted. We offer a Level Curriculum which enables you to progress through skill sets, earning patches as you develop and move on to additional levels and classes.
Foundations of Hip Hop Class: Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned dancer, our Foundations of Hip Hop class is for you! This is an open class, suitable for beginners and dancers looking to hone their waves, floats, locking, flexing and much more. Students will learn choreography and build confidence for everyday dancing. This class will rotate instructors to bring you the best of various styles of Hip Hop. We offer a Level Curriculum which enables you to progress through skill sets, earning patches as you develop and move on to additional levels and classes.
B-Girl Boot Camp: Students will learn about the foundational movements of breaking and significant women in Hip Hop, build strength and confidence and get a full body workout & yoga cool down to boot! If you dance other styles, if you’ve never danced before, if you want to be stronger tomorrow than you are today, this class is perfect for you. Come find something new in yourself and learn to throw down in a supportive atmosphere. This is a 6 week session that is part of a rotating schedule and is not available year round.
Foundations of House Dancing: A fun and informative 6 week class where you will learn about HOUSE music and dancing. You will find your inner rhythm and learn to be comfortable on the dance floor. This session is part of our rotating class schedule and is not available year round.
Open Practice: Practice and sharpen your skills! All dancers of all skill levels are welcome at open practice. This is a great time to work on new moves and collaborate with other dancers. Each open practice session is 2 hours long and is $3 to attend.
Private Lessons: Feel like you may benefit more from a one-on-one session? Instructors are available to teach private lessons on the art of B-boying, Hip Hop, Popping or House. Develop your skills with get individual attention! (Private Lessons start at $65 per hour.)
CLASS CALENDAR FOR THE FEBRUARY TO JUNE 2017 SESSION
We are CLOSED on the following days:
FEBRUARY 20-24th, April 10-14th and May 29th.
For snow or emergency closings, we will post on the home page of the website and our social media, no later than 3pm that day. If we have a significant number of snow closings, we may add additional class times for the performing students. We primarily follow the school schedule with occasional deviations based on when that day is in the session and how close we are to performance dates.
ALL KIDS CLASSES FOR THE SPRING SESSION WILL PERFORM AT THE JUNE BATTLE@BUFFALO EVENT HELD ON SATURDAY JUNE 24th, 2017. PLEASE, notify your class instructor as early as possible if your student will be unable to attend this performance.
Thank you and we look forward to another amazing session of dance with you and your family.