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New Fitness Classes: Ballet, Zumba, Ballroom and More

Ah-Lan Dance is now offering drop-in fitness classes for children and adults throughout the week!  Just come when you can and take these classes when they fit into your schedule.  No memberships needed!

We are currently offering classes in: Pre_Ballet_Ah_Lan_Dance

  • Zumba (children and adult classes)
  • Chinese Dance for Exercise (adult classes)
  • Ballet (children and adult classes)
  • Modern Dance (children classes)
  • Hula Hoop (children and adult classes)
  • Latin Ballroom (adult classes)

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Winter Holiday Schedule 2012

The Christmas holiday break will be from Monday Dec. 23rd to Friday, Jan. 4th. Classes will resume on Saturday Jan. 5th.

Also mark your calendar with the 2013 Chinese New Year Performances:

  • Albany Community Center Chinese New Year Celebration, Thursday February 7th, 2013, 2:30pm to 5:00pm.
  • Solano Ave. Association Chinese New Year Performance, Sunday February 10th, 2013, 9am-1pm, Albany Twin Movie Theater


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Fall Classes Start 9/6, 9/8, and 9/10

Wu-gong- Starts Thursday 9/6
This Monday/Thursday class teaches Chinese dance technique to kids.  Please note: 8 is the minimum age to take either Wugong class and is by instructor invitation. Students who take both Wugong classes will get a discount. In this class students will learn advanced Chinese dance technique. Wugong helps dancers with strength and flexibility and is fundamental to preparing the body for dance.

Thursday Adult Performing Class- Starts Thursday 9/6
This class is similar to our Saturday adult performing class and prepares a Chinese dance piece for performances throughout the year. Please note that Saturday class times are slightly changed from last year because we have added a new class due to popular demand. 

All Saturday Classes- Start Saturday 9/8
We have performing classes for kids, teenagers, adults, and a separate boys class that prepare Chinese dance pieces for performances throughout the year.

Adult Chinese Dance for Exercise- Starts Monday 9/10
This non performing class is for adults who want to learn Chinese dance but prefer not to perform on stage. Ah-lan will teach dance styles from different regions of China. Popular Chinese songs will be use to accompany the dances, so you can enjoy beautiful Chinese music while you dance.

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Summer Ballet Starts Saturday 6/16

If our show has sparked your interest come watch a class or try it out. The classes are open to all: new and current dancers and will be taught by Alissa.

Beginning Ballet (Ages 4-6) 1:30-2:15
Intermediate Ballet (Ages 7-11) 2:15-3:30
Teen & Adult Ballet 3:30-5:00

Classes start on Saturday 6/16 and run for 9 weeks.  You can either sign up to take any 6 or all 9.  Albany Community Center is handling registration.

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We’ve Added More Summer Classes

New: Beginning Ballet, WuGong (end of summer),  Chinese Dance for Exercise (end of summer)

The three ballet classes are on Saturday’s running from June 16th through August 11th.  Register for all 9, or for any 6.

  • New: Beginning Ballet (1:30-2:15)- Our littlest dancers can learn ballet over the summer.  Good for student’s just learning to dance.
  • Intermediate Ballet (2:15-3:30)- will teach new steps and more advanced technique.  The longer format of the class propels dancers to a new level. Continue reading

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Lots of Important Dates

We are entering the crucial period before our annual June gala, which means lots of special dates.  Make sure to get them all in your calendar. Continue reading

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