My name is Adelita Hinojosa-Martin. I've lived in Brooklyn, NY, Flatbush/Ditmas Park neighborhood for many years. I lead an adult Social Dance Workout on Saturdays here in our neighborhood. I am a professional dancer and registered nurse.
HOW DID THIS CLASS BEGIN?
When the Covid Pandemic began February/March 2020, I was performing with a few different NYC dance project based companies, going on a mini tour around the Tri State area and had just accepted a newly added solo piece in the show "Carmen" which would be a shown over a dedicated weekend @ Lincoln Center here in NYC. While I have continued my training and feel stronger now compared to 2 years ago, my performing opportunities have been slim and nursing days long ( outpatient neurosurgery / oncology - thankfully I have a GREAT team). And here is where the seed idea for "Social Dance Workout" grew...deeply missing the opportunity to connect with community through movement, music and dance. This is an opportunity to connect with community, dance simple but fun movement, have a class lead a professional dancer/teacher, all while improving physical and mental health. Music ranges from Marc Anthony, Bruno Mars, Common, Janet Jackson, Missy Elliot, Orlando "Cacahito" Lopez, Celia Cruz, Anderson Park, Chaka Khan and more (song suggestions are welcomed). I can honestly say it brings joy and smiles to all.
About the Class
HOW TO SIGN UP:
- Go to RSVP tab for INDOOR class.
- Go to RSVP tab for OUTDOOR class.
The class focus varies slightly, pending the location of the class.
Outdoor class :
Location: Playground of P.S. 249 - back of school, near basketball courts ( Rugby Rd, near Caton )
Time: 10:15am - 11am
Cost: $5 minimum via cash or Venmo
We begin slow with gentle movement to "wake up" the body and spine. We focus on being present, breathing and moving in a way that keeps the body safe from injury. I'll give you feedback as needed. If you have a chronic injury, please let me know and I'll adjust the movement for safety. Cardio with dance movement. Different rhythms practiced - so fun! Light stretching and cool down. Parents are welcomed to bring their kids to play in the school yard or even to join our class (safety first, so speak to your kids about safety while playing. No childcare provided on my end, sorry!).
Indoor class :
Location: 773 Coney Island Ave 2nd floor (cross street Cortelyou Rd) @ Martin Striking Academy
Time: 12:00pm - 1:05pm
Cost: $10 minimum via cash or Venmo
We begin slow with gentle movement to "wake up" the body and spine. We focus on being present, breathing and moving in a way that keeps the body safe from injury. I'll give you feedback as needed. If you have a chronic injury, please let me know and I'll adjust the movement for safety. Cardio with dance movement. Different rhythms practiced - so fun! Moderate stretching while standing and sitting/laying on the soft mats, and cool down.
Please note the following for the indoor class:
Please bring your covid vaccine card with ID (or photo of the card). If someone in your household has cold-like / flu-like symptoms consider staying home if severe. If the other person's symptoms are mild, you may attend with a mask. If you suspect you have been around +Covid person(s), please test yourself before coming to class and wear a mask. If you have covid or any other communicable infection, please stay home and heal / recover. For all new participants, please be prepared to read/sign waiver for the space (like any other gym/workout space). Please bring your own small towel to clean/dry your feet, no shoes on the mats but OK to wear clean socks. Filtered water available at the indoor site.