8 Week Session Dance Classes

Session classes run for an hour a week for 8 weeks. If you miss a class, you may still come and finish your session, but no make-ups are available unless the instructor cancels a class. Sessions cost $100 for 8 weeks. Discounts on multiple concurrent sessions and unlimited class cards are available.

Sessions stay open through the second week of class and then close to new students. We teach in sessions because most classes build weekly on the technique and artistry learned the week before. You will get the most out of a class by committing to a whole session. Some classes do allow drop-ins, as indicated in the class description, but studio policy requires a session to have 5 registered students in order to hold that session. Drop-in rate is $20 per class unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming session classes and special events full details and registration below.

*Virtual Classes Available Live at the same time as our in-studio option through our private zoom room. Please indicate that you are signing up for virtual live classes in notes at registration, and you will receive an email with a link to your class.

Unlimited movement classes

For the dance student who wants more, we offer an unlimited class pass at $150 per month. Unlimited passes allow you to take any dance sessions and drop-in classes and free access to the niad studio library. Workshops with Jaidra and movement clinics are not included but are available to unlimited students at a discounted rate.

All classes take place in the niad studio inside building 1, "the heddle" at 1801 Rutherford Rd. 

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Upcoming Sessions

Spring/Summer 2021/22 class schedule

8 week dance sessions

Mondays May 9 - June 27

  • 6:30 - Bellydance 101*

  • 7:30 - Bellydance 102*

  • 8:30 - Bellydance 103: Veil Fundamentals

Wednesdays May 11 - June 29

  • 6:30 - DC Skirt Basics (103) with Melody​

  • 7:30 - Bellydance 201 Technique

  • 8:30 - Bellydance 204 Choreography

Tuesdays June 7 - July 26

  • 6:30 - 300 level tech: Overshimmies, Undulations, Traveling Layers

  • 7:30 - Apprentice Troupe

  • 8:30 - Student troupe

Thursdays June 9 - July 28

  • 6:30 - Bellydance 101*

  • 7:30 - special session theatrical fusion choreography 204 to Voodoo by Godsmack with performance in October

  • 8:30 - Bellydance 203 Fan Veils

Mondays July 11 - Aug 29

  • 6:30 - Bellydance 101*

  • 7:30 - Bellydance 102*

  • 8:30 - Bellydance 104 Veil Choreography

Wednesdays July 6 - Aug 24

  • 6:30 - DC Skirt Basics II with Melodoy

  • 7:30 - Bellydance 202 Technique

  • 8:30 - Bellydance 204 Choreography (adventures in Istanbul)

*classes appropriate for beginners

Where not otherwise noted, Jaidra will be the primary instructor for classes.

 

 

 

 

Community Classes

Funded by the Hello Beautiful Movement Arts Showcase silent auction and by donations in Jaidra's sliding scale classes, the community class program seeks to make dance accessible to anyone, regardless of your financial status. 

We are currently working to get more options for community classes on the schedule. For now, join us for Move with Jaidra, a open format and beginner friendly dance class before the Floor is YOURS creativity salon.

Coming soon

learn more about the community class program

We have new studio safety protocols in place. 

  • All classes max 12 students. Pre-registration required to save a space. 

  • Masks are optional for vaccinated dancers but recommended. Please take care of yourself and others.

  • Dancers should maintain a minimum of 6ft spacing on the dance floor.

  • Please bring your own water. Masks may be removed  for water consumption as needed. 

  • If you or anyone you have been in contact with is sick, please take class virtually only until you are past your quarantine time. 

  • If your instructor has to quarantine, class will be virtual  or taught by a substitute until clear. If your instructor gets sick, class will pause or be taught by a substitute until clear. 

  • Currently virtual classes are offered through zoom and are live only. All classes can be attended live through zoom.

We are doing all that we can to make your dance class as safe as possible during this time. We thank you for your patience, understanding, and support!

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Photo by Michael Lamb Photography Jaidra
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Special Events/Workshops

 

  • A Modern Speakeasy Soiree

    • Dance show

    • Live jazz

    • 7-10PM

    • $30 ahead, 35DOS

    • Featuring Meta Young, Jaidra, Niad dance company student troupe, and Blackwood-Jazz on a stick. 

    • Limited tickets available

  • Explorative Movement Workshops with Meta Young and Jaidra

Join Jaidra of niad dance company in Greenville, SC and Meta Young of Atlanta, GA for a day of workshops designed to build and expand your creative movement, dance performance, and theatrical toolbox.

  • Perfect for multiple styles of dancers, we will be working within the framework of visual storytelling from a body perspective to explore movement and deepen your mind/body connection that is so essential for powerful theatrical and dance performance.

  • Schedule of classes:
    Saturday June 25:
    10- 12: Meditative and Expressive Dance with Jaidra
    Lunch Break
    1-3: Visual Storytelling from a Bodied Perspective Level 1 with Meta
    3:15-5:15: Visual Storytelling from a Bodied Perspective Level 2 with Meta

  • All workshops $125

  • Workshop Descriptions
    Saturday

  • Meditative and Expressive Dance with Jaidra:
    Explore and unlock the natural movement pathways of your body through meditative and expressive dance. Jaidra has been incorporating these exercises into her personal practice and classroom for many years. Designed to deepen the mind/body connection, bridge the gap between the breath and your movement and allow you to dance without fear or judgement. Bring a journal, as we will be incorporating some journaling activities to further deepen and document the way these exercises make us feel.

  • Visual Storytelling from a Bodied Perspective
    Level 1 with Meta:
    Students will be introduced to new vocabulary to describe the use of energy on their body. We will disassemble ourselves into energetic variables that can be rebuilt with specific intentionality and design. We will go through a series of exercises designed to awaken this understanding of the body as an intentional speaker, especially when it is silent. We will parse our bodies into categories like energy, size, and distance. This is a foundational class that will lay the groundwork for the following workshops. This is a beginner friendly course.

  • Visual Storytelling from a Bodied Perspective
    Level 2 with Meta
    Control the energy to control the narrative. Students will further develop what they learned in Level 1. We will learn to isolate intention, place intention, and throw intention. We will begin to explore character development through experimental iteration, practice combining and separating these energetic variables to observe their effect on an audience. This workshop is best for students who have a previous background in dance, with knowledge of movement fundamentals, and technique.

 

Finally, students will use their experience in levels 1 and 2 to move through this Lecog methodology for physical theatre. If the performer’s face is removed, how do we know what the performer thinks? What the performer sees? Students will be guided through a series of exercises designed to awaken and train an understanding of how to convey and immerse the audience in an imagined world.

Dance Assessments:

Where are you in your dance journey? How do you get to the next level? What areas of your technique would benefit from some focused practice? With 15 years of teaching experience in transnational fusion dance, Jaidra will help you with a focused and tailored assessment of your current skills. The focus of your assessment can be technical skills, choreography, improvisation, or a mix. Assessments take place as private lessons and you take home a detailed report including recommendations for moving forward in your dance journey.

Contact Jaidra for information and to schedule your assessment

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