The Connection is hosting a free Dance Fusion Workshop on Saturday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 4th from 1:00-2:30pm, led by Guada Bas and Bethany Pettigrew, co-owners of Studio 509 in Maplewood.

Dance Fusion is a mix of ballet, jazz and modern for the mover that enjoys challenging the mind and body! The class begins with a center floor warm up, continues with across the floor combinations and builds a fun routine to an entire song. Come join the fun! All levels with some prior movement experience are encouraged. Email info@theconnectiononline.org to reserve your spot!

Guada Bas danced professionally for twelve years with The Philippine Ballet Theatre as their principal dancer. She has taught ballet and jazz to children and adults all over the world at professional as well as beginning levels. She is a certified Pilates trainer, and has a vast array of experience in fitness training having worked with everyday individuals as well as Olympians. She is also a Niyolates, TRX and GYROTONIC® certified teacher.

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Bethany Pettigrew received an M.S. degree in dance and Physical Education from Indiana University where she also danced in the Bill Evans Dance Company. Bethany performed in CATS on Broadway as well as in the National Tour and German companies. She has worked as an assistant choreographer on several Broadway shows with Christopher Gattelli. She is a Niyolates, TRX and GYROTONIC® certified teacher.

Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.

For those who love to dance and want to keep moving to the music beyond this workshop, The Connection offers a full range of adult dance classes, free to Total Facility Members of The Connection. Members can free their minds and get in shape with the following weekly dance classes: Ballet, Ballet Body Sculpt, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom Dance, Belly Dancing, Cardio Dance Fusion, Lyrical, and Zumba.

Enjoy unlimited adult dance and fitness classes in addition to The Connection’s beautiful 5-lane pool and Fitness Center for the low monthly price of $67.