#PickoftheWeek | Got Some Calories To Burn? Enjoy Detox Dance Classes All Weekend
BY QEDC It's In Queens
Did you gobble gobble a bit too much? Was your turkey drowning in gravy? How big was the spoonful of whipped cream on that delicious slice of pumpkin pie?
To provide a fun – and socially distanced – way to burn Thanksgiving calories, Queensboro Dance Festival will offer Detox Dance Classes all weekend. Streamed via Instagram, the roughly one-hour classes include a wide range of genres, and all the teachers are regular QDF performers. Here’s the schedule.
Friday, Nov. 27.
Celebrate Roots at 1 pm. Crystal Ife Sekhem offers a high-energy activity with traditional West African movement and drumming. Great cardio!
Bellydance Basics at 2 pm. Noora Aprhodite teaches the nine fundamental positions of hip and full-body movements at the core of Bellydance.
Nutcracker Barre Day I at 3 pm. Ashley Talluto from the Long Island City School of Ballet leads a festive, open-level Ballet class with a different Nutcracker theme each day.
Holiday Funk at 4 pm. Marc Nuñez turns a class into a party with Jazz and Hip-Hop styles.
Saturday Nov. 28.
Lit and Fit at 1 pm. Oceana presents an aerobic mix of Soca, Hip-Hop, and African.
Broadway Choreography at 2 pm. Tovi Wayne, who performed in “Mean Girls” on Broadway, leads a combination from the musical called “STARS. Keep the Broadway spirit alive!”
Nutcracker Barre Day II at 3 pm. Talluto from the Long Island City School of Ballet returns with a different Nutcracker theme.
Swing ’n Jive at 4 pm. Paul and Lulu teach some basic Ballroom steps. A partner is encouraged, but not required.
Sunday Nov. 29.
Dance and Stretch It Out at 1 pm. Elisabetta Minutoli mixes yoga and Gyrokinesis to establish balance and alignment.
Feel Good Hip-Hop at 2 pm. Queen TuT moves, grooves, and gets the audience to shake those arms and legs.
Nutcracker Barre Day III at 3 pm. Long Island City School of Ballet’s Talluto returns with a different Nutcracker theme.
African Dance Rhythms at 4 pm. Lenea Stevens ends the program as it began with energetic West African beats and movements. Great cardio!