This class focuses on an intent to maximize the full expression of the self; generating truth, clarity and strength. This initial portion of the movement practice/warmup starts slow, and picks up in speed in a natural way. The technical components, which are taken from Bruno’s knowledge in Ballet, Tai Chi, Afro Cuban Modern Dance, and Capoeira, and Kate’s knowledge in GYROTONIC® method, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Gaga, Modern Dance, and Ballet, are then introduced. The next phase of the class includes creation and performance components; special focus to the weaving of individual voices when working in partnerships is emphasized. Everyone is encouraged to perform for themselves, rather than for each other. This practice is designed for people of all abilities, and does not require previous dance experience. Original music accompanies the practice.
Kids Hip Hop
Instructor Sarah Pace
Missoula’s poppin’ kids class with acclaimed dance teacher Sarah Pace. She bestows a strong foundation in classical dance technique, then revs kids up street flow style with all the vim, vigor, and vibe of the culture. Both classes introduce aerial and dance choreography, teachers separate elements demonstrate sequencing in a fun and upbeat atmosphere.
Adult Hip Hop
Our classically trained dance instructors developed this this upbeat class for adults in a street dance style. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping which were created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States. The television show Soul Train and the 1980s films Breakin’, Beat Street, and Wild Style showcased these crews and dance styles in their early stages; therefore, giving hip-hop mainstream exposure.
Pole Fitness and Dance
At MASC we honor pole as an aerial apparatus. We prioritize its foundation of gymnastics, athleticism, and creative art.
Intro to Pole
This is the first step! Learn basic turns, spins and strengthening techniques to mount and climb the pole. This class is all about gaining confidence and knowledge of how your unique body interacts with the pole. Explore a new medium of strength and movement!
Pole L1 builds off of the basic skills learned in Intro to Pole, creating dance combinations and new tricks and poses, each will be broken down into comprehensive step-by-step instructions. You will be amazed by what you are capable of!
Pole L2 is offered as pre-registered series. Students must feel confident in L1 skills and techniques. L2 delves deeper into inversions and aerial combinations, as well as expand on tricks learned in L1.
Sweat with Intention. This calorie-scorching workout fuses power yoga with cardio-intensive tribal dance + body sculpting primal movement. Created by Celebrity Trainer Bizzie Gold, Buti Yoga utilizes the Spiral Structure Technique to sculpt + tone the deep abdominal muscles that stabilize and strengthen the body. Instead of linear movements, Buti favors movements that challenge the body along all planes of motion with bursts of tribal dance, primal movement + conditioning woven into a dynamic yoga practice.
Level 1 & 2
Revel in creativity as you share the joy of movement and self-expression with others. By using a hoop, we are able to open our bodies, and find flow; tap into your unlimited potential.
Flow is an exciting way to increase heart rate and flexibility, and lose weight. It creates new pathways in the brains, and offers an alternative perspective on movement, both inside our bodies and as our bodies move through space. Hooping is play, which is critical to good health in all stages of life.
Flow Arts is a term to describe a moving meditation of manipulating props such as staffs, hoops, poi, juggling, and other tools. Revel in creativity as you share the joy of movement and self-expression with others.
Enjoy our lounges, guest wifi, walls of mirrors, high ceilings, and featured deejays!
To provide access to learning and experiencing the movement arts. We specialize in aerial; acrobatics on suspended apparatus, and flow; movement meditation with props. Our programs provide opportunities for students to engage in activities that boost fitness and well-being. At MASC, sense of community is strong. We cultivate supportive relationships with students, and organizations, and thrive on collaborative efforts. Our team is driven by the concepts of the Professionalism, and Community Inclusivity and Responsibility.