Dance is about more than just jazz hands. And, contrary to popular belief, it’s not about being good at jazz hands, or pirouettes, or leaps, either. Dance is a freeing form of self-expression. Even rap icon Eminem embodied the feeling that no matter what else is going on in the world, you, alone, are lost in this one moment of perfection, with the lyric, “lose yourself in the music, the moment, you own it …”
Pop-culture references aside, the point still rings true. Dance is valuable because it awakens the soul, allowing the body and mind to feel fluid and open — and it’s great exercise, too. At InnerRhythms Dance in Truckee, the old adage “dance like nobody is watching” couldn’t be any truer. In a comfortable, low-pressure environment, adults are invited to take dance classes in a variety of styles on a regular or drop-in basis. Sure, technique and training are a valuable benefit of the classes — as well as making progress over time — but so is having fun and getting out there on the floor, no matter your experience level.
A thoroughly packed schedule, available online and at the studio, has a diverse array of offerings for the kiddos to progress through different styles of dance from toddler to teenager. Unique to InnerRhythms, however, is the wide variety within the adult schedule: classes like tap on Mondays at 6 p.m. and hip hop on Thursdays at 9 a.m. are just an example, in addition to a class specifically designed for seniors. With all-level instruction in mind, there’s something for everyone here, from creative warm-ups and doable across-the-floor dance combinations, to short routines that challenge memory and coordination, offering students practice and a goal to work toward.
Adults and seniors can enjoy their first class free, and then may choose a punch card or monthly class membership option. Check out the fall adult class schedule in sidebar.