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|Thursday, 09 June 2011 12:18|
Do I need to register or let the teacher know I’m coming?
You do not need to register. All classes are open to all students. If you are new to the studio, welcome! Drop in any time to our classes.
If you are a Groupon student, all classes except those taught by Erin Damour and Kristine Susco accept the Groupon card.
Do I need to have any experience?
Our classes are designed so that movers of all levels of experience and ability can enjoy class. We know that sometimes students who are new to the studio and our classes may feel shy at first. After a few classes, or perhaps even a few minutes, we hope you’ll feel at home.
Sometimes we're asked which classes are best for beginners. Each beginner is different! Some like a noisy, full class and others prefer a class with fewer people and a less rambunctious atmosphere. Learn more about each teacher and class by visiting the Classes tab. Contact individual teachers for more information about their classes.
How much does class cost?
It varies by teacher, though $10 is the most common drop in. Some teachers offer discounts to students or a pay-what-you-can option. Teachers may offer additional discounts on class cards. Many Nia teachers offer a first class free to Albuquerque residents who have never taken Nia before. Please check with each individual instructor for rates and discount cards.
What should I wear?
Some people wear t-shirts and sweats, and others love to wear workout clothes. Wear whatever is comfortable for you to move and sweat in.
Nia is a barefoot class, so you don’t need special shoes. Some students (especially in other classes such as Insanity) prefer to wear shoes. If you choose to wear shoes for any of the classes at Studio Sway, please dust them off before dancing and be sure to wear soft sole shoes such as sneakers. Some students wear Vibrams or dance slippers.
What will class be like? What if I make a fool of myself? What if I’m late? What are the rules?
We are pretty darn laid back. If you’re late, come on in, take off your shoes, and join in. Our classes encourage playfulness. While technique is important to what we do, so is nurturing our creativity and honoring our individuality. Each teacher and each class is unique, so you may want to explore and find the classes and teachers that work best for you.
What if I’m not very flexible or coordinated or fit or strong or confident?
Would you like to become stronger, more flexible, more confident, and more joyful? Classes at Studio Sway are a great place to start. Many of us, including current teachers, began when we were out of shape, or recovering from an injury, or even just stuck in a rut. If you already are very fit, jam on. Our classes support you in finding great pleasure in moving the Body’s Way. There is a place in our classes for everyone.
Are the instructors certified?
Yes, we are, and we bring lots of experience, training, and passion to our teaching. Learn a bit more about our teachers by looking under the Class tab and clicking on Our Teachers.
How do I find out more?
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