Dance Classes and Adult Fitness

Dance Class

At Ruth's Dance and Fitness Co. LLC. we offer dance classes that are sure to teach the fundamentals and techniques of Classical Ballet, Jazz, Modern Dance, Tap and Musical Theater. In addition students will learn strength and flexibility through using the appropriate muscle groups to achieve their ultimate goals in dance. Students at Ruth's Dance and Fitness. will be able to explore the art of dance in many different facets. It's a win-win situation for students and parents, and your child's physical and mental health will benefit greatly through learning correct form, muscle discipline, and energizing choreography.

Student Dance Class Menu

CHILDREN'S BALLET I & II (AGES 4-6)
Basic fundamentals of classical ballet. Students will work on dance combinations across the center floor. Strong emphasis on terminology, balance and flexibility.

CHILDREN'S BALLET III & IV (AGES 7-11)
Students continue development in classical ballet along with additional terminology. Emphasis on holding balance longer, executing faster footwork and performing more intricate movements across the floor.

CHILDREN'S JAZZ (AGES 7-10)
Jazz isolations and stretches will be taught at the center floor. Students will work on intricate Jazz combinations across the floor.

JR. BALLET (AGES 11-14)
Students continue to develop their ballet technique. More advanced terminology, along with developing the footwork and leg strength needed at the barre. More advanced ballet combinations at the center floor.

JUNIOR JAZZ (AGES 10-14)
Basic fundamentals of stretching, jazz technique and jazz combinations are taught across the floor.

SENIOR BALLET COMPANY (AGES 14-18)
SENIOR JAZZ COMPANY (AGES 14-18)
Students will work on more complex dance combinations. The class will learn more advanced strength and balance exercises at the barre along with advanced choreography on the center floor.

POINTE
This class is only for those students who have permission from the instructor, and who have studied ballet for an extended period of time in order to execute advanced barre work.

Adult Fitness

Ruth is a certified Group Exercise Instructor through NETA (National Exercise Trainers Assoc.). Ruth has been a member of FACT (Fitness Assoc. for Continuing Teachers and the Association of Fitness Professionals).
Ruth's Dance and Fitness Co.,LLC., now in its 28th year, was built upon a foundation of strong dance techniques that stress balance, muscle control and safety awareness issues.


NON-AEROBIC:
BODY STRENGTHNING
Using weights, balls and bands we strength train all the major muscle groups to achieve a toned and sculpted look as well as stronger bones.

CORE STRENGTH / BARRE
Through the use of your mind, body and breath, you will be taught qualitative “core-conditioning”. The stomach, back and glutes will be the target of your “core”. This class will help you achieve toned muscles, flat abs and improved posture that will help you achieve a leaner look. This class is perfect for those afraid of aerobics!


TRADITIONAL AEROBICS:

STEP AEROBICS
A High Energy Workout !!  Upbeat fun music will be played to motivate you to work on the bench at your peak cardio level. Truly a fat burning class !!   You will learn step patterns that will help you reach your cardio threshold, and you will feel revitalized when you are done

Assisted Living Classes: On-sight

WE WILL COME TO YOUR ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY

We provide the exercise program, along with any necessary equipment and music. Participating as a group in a fun and lively atmosphere, residents perform exercises that utilize stretch and strength training movements while seated at all times for safety and steady balance.

Ruth currently runs a Stretch and Strength program on site at Meridian Arms, The Alterra Sterling House, and Sunrise Assisted Living. She has also taught classes at Marian Living Center, and the Commons at Greenbriar.

Benefits

  • Increased muscle mass around the bones to aid the individual in daily activities
  • Increased bone density which protects against diseases such as Osteoporosis
  • Endorphins are released which help fight depression and make you smile!
  • Greater circulation which reduces the risk of strokes
  • Gain flexibility which helps reduce injuries