Afro-Cuban Modern
Afro-Cuban Modern

Afro-Cuban Modern dance (or "Tecnica Cubana") is a Cuban dance that blends North American modern technique and European ballet with sacred Afro-Cuban traditions. The class starts with a warm-up focused on contraction and release techniques and undulation exercises, followed by across-the-floor and choreographed combinations. Components of traditional Afro-Cuban folkloric dances are also taught. The class is suitable for dancers of all levels.

WEDNESDAYS 7-8:30

Bop & Cha Cha
Bop & Cha Cha

Our Philly Bop social dance on Sundays is popping!

Led by the one and only Shirla Smith, no partner is required! Each class is a mix of instruction and practice.

All levels welcome.

FRIDAYS STARTING at 6:30

Flamenco
Flamenco

Our classes center around learning and improving students' understanding of the following core flamenco dance principles:
Proper posture and body positioning (colocación), percussive footwork (zapateo); movement of the arms/port de bras (braceo) and the circular movement of the hands (floreo); turns (vueltas); movement patterns that mark the beat (marcaje); rhythmic hand-clapping (palmas sordas/palmas altas); understanding of select flamenco rhythms (palos); locomotor movements across the floor will combine skills of the upper and lower body. All classes feature live accompaniment by professional flamenco guitarist Pat D'Aprile. 

Beginner: THURSDAYS 6-7:30

Intermediate: SATURDAYS 1-2:30

Horton
Horton

Modern class structured in the style and teachings of Lester Horton. Horton technique incorporates 17 “fortification studies” (among other elements) that each focus on a different idea, such as descent/ascent and laterals, or body parts such as the Achilles tendons or abdominals. Class progresses across the floor with movement phrases, turns and single-foot arch springs (jumps from one foot). 

SATURDAYS 4:15-5:45

Tap
Tap

Sound Space specializes in tap. That's why we built the best floor in town. Whether you're an absolute beginner or a working professional, we have the class for you.

Street hoofin': This class focuses on a style of dynamic, close-to-the-ground, a cappella tap that is unique to Philadelphia and was made most popular by the late LaVaughn Robinson.

Absolute beginner with Pam: MONDAYS 6-7

Beginner/Intermediate with Pam: MONDAYS 7-8 pm

Intermediate+ with Pam: TUESDAYS 8-9 pm

Philadelphia Street Hoofing' with Robert: WEDNESDAYS 8-9 pm

Beginner/Intermediate with Pam: SATURDAYS 10-11 am

 

Ragtag Balboa
Ragtag Balboa

Join our weekly Lindy hop event at the studio. No partner required!

Balboa is a partnered swing dance that was born out of necessity for space on crowded dance floors in the 20s &30s. its close embrace and focus on connection take up little space & create a unique dynamic and aesthetic.  In this class we will build you up from the basics- no experience or partner necessary. Led by Paul and Diane, you'll be swinging in no time.

TUESDAYS 8-10 pm