A scene from "If At All," the work being presented by Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company next week on the DanceCleveland series.  (Uri Nevo)

A scene from "If At All," the work being presented by Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company next week on the DanceCleveland series. (Uri Nevo)

Where will you dance this month? Or: want to try something different? Scroll down to find our favorite fitness classes in Cleveland and Akron.

What: Contact Improvisation

Where: The Yoga Room Studio, 2026 Murray Hill Road (parking lot west of the building.)

When: Sundays, November 2 and 16, 2pm-4pm

Cost: donation

Description: Larry Muha will lead a warm up/introduction to Contact Impovisation as needed. Roll, slide, yield, pivot, fold, decompress and express together! All ages and experience levels welcome.  

What: Contemporary Master Class with Martin Harriague

Where: Cleveland State University's Middough Building - 5th Floor Dance Studio 523 (1901 E. 13th Street, Cleveland, OH, 44115)

When: Saturday Nov. 8 at 10:30am-12pm

Cost: free

Description: Martin Harriague's bio: Born in 1986 in Bayonne, France. Started classical and contemporary dancing at the age of 19. Joined the Malandain Ballet Biarritz in 2007, Ballet National de Marseille in 2008, and Noord Nederlandse Dans from 2010 until 2013. He has worked with Itzik Galili, Emmanuel Gat, Roy Assaf, Andrea Miller, Keren Levi, Stephen Shropshire, Frederic Flamand, Thomas Noone, Reut Shemesh. In parallel to his dancing career, he is choreographing his own work and directing his own company 'Compagnie XIN' based in France. 

More info: Registration required! To register, email: Sarah@dancecleveland.org or call 216-991-9000

What: Graham Master Class with Shannon Sterne

Where: Cleveland City Dance Studio at Shaker Square

When: Thursday Nov. 13, 6pm-7:30pm

Cost: $20

Description: Shannon Sterne's bio: Shannon Sterne is a dance artist and teacher specializing in the application of kinesiology to Graham-based modern dance technique. She studied Graham technique with three generations of principal dancers from the Martha Graham Dance Company, and has performed many of Graham’s works including Primitive Mysteries, Steps in the Street, and Appalachian Spring. Sterne’s varied dance background also includes performances of works by George Balanchine, Heinz Poll, Pascal Rioult, David Rousseve, and Michael Uthoff. Sterne taught integrated ballet and modern dance classes for the Dancing Wheels Company, and is regularly invited to teach masterclasses for the University of Akron Dance Institute, the OhioDance Festival, and for various dance schools throughout Ohio. Her choreography has been met with critical acclaim nationwide, notably, at the San Diego International Fringe Festival, the OhioDanceFestival, and at Cleveland Public Theatre’s annual Pandemonium benefit. An Assistant Professor in the Department of Dance at Case Western Reserve University, Sterne teaches courses in dance kinesiology and modern technique, and is a consultant with the department’s Dancer Wellness Program.


What: Butoh Workshop with Lani Weissbach

Where: Slovenian National Home located on Cleveland's east side

When: Saturday November 22,  2:30pm-5:30pm

Cost: $35 in advance and $40 day of

Description:Butoh has become a flexible medium for educating and healing both the individual and the collective through the vehicle of the body. It teaches us to listen and respond to our deepest impulses, and in this way, we may begin to experience ourselves and each other in an extraordinarily direct and truthful way. Since Butoh starts with our common ground—the human body in its present state—it is accessible to people of all walks of life, from the artist seeking his or her own creative voice, to a wheelchair-bound individual who desires to feel whole despite a handicap. Through its many methods, Butoh helps us to penetrate the mystery of life—and perhaps most importantly, it is a direct way in to our own hearts, a place to discover (or perhaps recover) our own capacity to express, to love and to heal. More info here.

More info: To pre-register you can send a check or money order to Hope Schultz, 7213 Hecker Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44103

Ongoing classes:

Ballet: Verb Ballets, link

Ballet, ModernBallroom: The Movement Factory, link

Sweat with TMP:

Barre/TRX/Antigravity: Barre Pose Studio, link

Fitness boxing/TRX/Body sculpt: Empowering Punch,

Spinning: Jackie's Gym, link