Classes

Current Classes

Modern/Jazz

Come move and stretch gently. The class focus is balance and gentle strengthening through Limon, Luigi, and other dance techniques.

Sunday morning classes begin with a gentle floor warm-up and work our way to standing and flowing through basic technique and phrases that are accessible yet challenging. The Thursday class progresses at a slightly faster pace and begins with a standing warm-up.

Sunday Morning

9:30 am -12:00 pm, $20.00/class, $10 barre only, in-person at the Dance Complex and live-streamed via Zoom.

Sign up for in-person using this form.

Sign up for Zoom through the Dance Complex.


Thursday Evening

7:30-9pm, $15.00/class.

In-person at the Dance Complex through November 18, contact ataydance@gmail.com to sign up

Zoom option available, contact ataydance@gmail.com for the link

Modern 55+

Modern class for dancers 55+. Class with continuous warm up, focus on strengthening, modern technique and phrases set to world music selections. Modifications for personal needs and abilities.

"Andy is a great teacher and it's a wonderful group of people who take the class." -D.M., student


Mondays

10:30 am -12:00 pm, $15.00/class . Hybrid class are restarting on Jan. 17, 2022

For in-person Mondays, click and sign in here.

For Zoom, contact Dance Complex for the link.


Wednesdays

10:30am-12:00pm, $15.00 / class. Hybrid class will continue until December closing. Ellen Pigott teaches this class.

For in-person Wednesdays, click and sign in here.

For Zoom, contact Dance Complex for the link.

International Dances for all levels

Tuesdays @ 7:00 - 9 pm. Stretching at 9:15, snacks on campus, BYOS on line.

Teaching begins at 7pm. This is a hybrid class held at the UMass Lowell campus and open to students and faculty only. YOU can join via Zoom by contacting ataydance@gmail.com . Please email before 5pm on the day of the dance.

All welcome! More info here.

Student Testimonials

"Attending Andy Taylor-Blenis’s dance classes for almost twenty years has given me a strong and flexible body that remains injury-free at age 63, a community of diverse and supportive dance friends, and a weekly gift of dance to creative choreography and always wonderful music. Andy’s warm-up and teaching of technique are based on her extensive knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology, which inform her focus on proper alignment and correct body mechanics. Her dance phrases are fun and just challenging enough to stretch brain and body. Her choreography reflects her unique style of modern jazz and her experience as a professional dancer. She is the most generous of teachers, excelling at individual and group correction. She can expertly teach a class of multi-level students. No matter how tired I feel after work on Wednesday nights, I always leave Andy’s two-hour dance class feeling energized, accomplished, and happy. I recommend Andy’s dance classes to anyone who loves to dance or who wants to try it out. Dancers of all ages and levels, especially first-time dancers and dancers returning after a hiatus, will love Andy’s classes. Treat yourself to dance -- a life-long gift-- with Andy Taylor-Blenis!"

~ Mary Carbonara, recreational dancer since 1966, student of Andy Taylor-Blenis since 1995


"Come try it out! Andy is a great teacher and it's a wonderful group of people who take the class."

-Doris M., student in the Modern 55+ class