Hip Hop Class with The Oven

After taking a quick train ride to Rosslyn, my friend Lisa K picked me up in her new jeep and we ventured out to the Green Acres Center in Fairfax.  It was about a 45 minute trek from Arlington with the downpour and traffic, but well worth the effort.

The hour long class took place last night at 830pm in Room 111 of a local community center.  It wasn’t the best facility, but there was plenty of room to move around.  About 15 students, mostly boys, were there to learn from MaryAnn Reyes of The Oven Dance Studio.

The combination incorporated some reggae moves, as well as body rolls which are always fun to do.  Once the whole combination was taught, we were split up into two groups.  We did the combo once with MaryAnn and once without.  Then she chose a few people to do the combination before one of the Green Acres staff members asked us to wrap it up.

The level was intermediate/advanced hip hop, but she was able to break down steps, counts and music well enough for everyone to keep up.  If you’re intimated by an intermediate/advanced level class, she also teaches a beginner class at the same location that starts at 730pm.

The price is $15 for drop ins, but you can also purchase class cards – five for $70 and ten for $130.  If you’re going to drop in, make sure to bring cash.  The Oven classes will continue at Green Acres until August 18th.  For more information, check out their site or this write up from World of Dance.

The Deets

  • MaryAnn Reyes
  • Int/Advanced Hip Hop
  • The Oven Studio at the Green Acres Center – 4401 Sideburn Road; Fairfax, VA 22030
  • Tuesdays 830pm-930pm
  • $15 cash only
  • 8/23/10 UPDATE – MA no longer has weekly class as she is moving to LA. Good luck, MaryAnn!


About Cecile
Cecile Oreste is an arts marketing and public relations professional living in New York City. Follow her on Twitter @cecileoreste.

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