Commons dance studio is now open for classes

Margaretville — Dancer/choreographer Gloria McLean has announced that the Dance Studio in the Commons is open for classes.
Formerly Ujjayi Mountain Wellness Center, the studio now offers modern dance, Yoga and Latin dance with more in the works, including performances, film showings and workshops. Her mission is to provide a center for contemporary dance and movement arts in Delaware County.
McLean, an Andes resident, is taking over the studio from Yoga teacher Darnita Lesure, who accepted a job using Yoga as a therapeutic modality with outpatients in a hospital in Maui, Hawaii. Gloria is pleased to also have colleagues Kris Anne Eignor, Phyllis Whitehouse and Jacinto Jorge on board teaching their specialties.
“Movement is the essence of life, and dance is for everybody,” says Gloria. Classes are open to all levels, no prior experience needed. Wear comfortable clothes.
Schedule of classes:
Ongoing now:
Monday 10:30-11:45: Beginning Yoga with Kris Anne Eignor
Tuesday and Thursday 10:30-12: Modern Dance with Gloria McLean
Wednesday 2-3:15: Slow Yoga and Restorative Movement with Gloria McLean
Starting soon:
Wednesday 5-6:30: Modern Dance After Work with Gloria starts April 29
Friday 6-7:30: Latin Dance with Jacinto Jorge starts April 17**
Saturday 10:30-12 Anusara Yoga with Phyllis Whitehouse starts May 2.
We are located in the Commons Building, 2nd Floor, at 785 Main Street, Margaretville. Please call Gloria for details and to register: 586-2000 or 676-3995 or by e-mail:
Studio Director Gloria McLean is a modern dancer, choreographer and teacher based in New York and Andes. She was a leading dancer with modern dance pioneer Erick Hankins for 11 years before forming Lifedance/Gloria McLean & Dancers which has performed and taught in the U.S. and internationally. The New York Times called her “an intelligent, witty and sensuous choreographic voice.” She began bringing modern dance events to The Hunting Tavern in Andes in 2003, receiving funding from NYSCA/DEC through The Roxbury Arts Center. Her classes offer a gentle, clear and effective approach to training through principles of natural movement and kinesiology, rhythm and musicality.
**Starting April 17 Latin Is Back! With Jacinto Jorge on Friday nights 6-7:30. Learn salsa, meringuye, chacha and bachata — 1 hour lesson plus 1/2 hour free dance. Couples or singles—No partner needed. Shake those hips, learn some new grooves, and shed the winter blues! Four sessions for $40—paid in advance. For more info: call Jorge 845 676-4875 or Gloria: 586-2000 (studio) or 676-3995 (home).