Emma’s classes are high energy while suiting the challenge and pace each of her students seek. She brings her background as both a dance artist and fitness trainer to provide mindful instruction, emphasizing choice moments of body awareness and stylistic elements.
Dance is hands down the most dynamic form of cardio and brings a wealth of additional health benefits including coordination, cadence, flexibility, balance, strength, boosts creative spirit, and increases self confidence, awareness, and expression. Most importantly, these classes are ridiculously FUN.
OCTOBER 2021 Schedule:
Sundays 11a - 12:15p: Emma's Sunday Service DANCE CLASS
Where: Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St in Montpelier, VT
What: Dance is medicine. Using a format similar to my Rhythm and Motion class, I share my own library of choreography & have us practice a range of ‘classic’ and contemporary dance moves. Focus is on fluidity, playfulness, mind-body connection, ab moves, and the endless benefits of using that expressive body of yours while connecting to music.
Cost: $12 drop ins. Cash/Check/Venmo/PayPal accepted.
No Sign up required
Bring a water bottle, no other equipment required!
THRILLER Flash Mob performance project
In 1983, Michael Jackson's Thriller video was released. Over 30 years later people are still learning the iconic choreography. On Hween' 19 we 'mobbed' Montpelier's Langdon St to such delight, we're excited to bring it back for another scream this year. Emma Manion, Shannon Kelly and Marisa Hall will lead a series of rehearsals in the six weeks leading up to Halloween wherein you'll get a thrilling workout while memorizing those killer moves. The rehearsals will end with a flash mob-style performance in the street in conjunction with Montpelier Alive's Halloween Family Festival.
12 rehearsal times to choose from:
5p Sundays Sept. 19, 26 & Oct 3, 10, 17, 24
5p Thursdays Sept 23, 30 & Oct 7, 14, 21, 28
If you plan to be in the mob on Halloween, a minimum of four rehearsals are required. At least one of these must be on Oct 24 or 28th. We recommend attending 6-8 rehearsals to really get the moves in your body. Feel free to come learn the choreo/get a workout with us even if you don't want to perform it!
$10/rehearsal. Pre-pay for the # of rehearsals you plan to attend in advance by contacting Emma or bringing payment to your first rehearsal.
Location for rehearsals: Bethany Center for Spirituality, 115 Main St., Montpelier. On Oct 24 & 28 we'll practice outdoors in the street! **COVID note** Bethany's dance space has installed a new air ventilation system for increased safety. Masks are encouraged for indoor rehearsals until concerns are lifted.
In the style of flash mobs, we'll try to keep this a pseudo-surprise, but please help recruit dancers who want to zombie it up by sharing this info with friends & fam! As always, send any additional questions my way. Stoked!
Come n GET IT.
"Perfect after a long workday to de-stress! Emma is a fantastic dance teacher and brings so much energy that you stop feeling self-conscious and just have fun.. and I guarantee you'll have your butt kicked into exhaustion!"
~ Stephanie Chen, Rhythm and Motion student
"I have been doing dance/fitness classes with Emma for three years. Emma is a wonderful leader creating an atmosphere of joy, learning and respect for all! Join her if you want to smile and challenge yourself at the same time, all while meeting others who share the delight of movement to music." - Rick Molz, a regular student who commutes from Montreal!