Dance & Yoga


Dancing is an ancient form of magic.

Melonlight is home to an eclectic vocabulary of movement styles, a love for fusion, and a deep appreciation for detail. This open minded approach toward movement breaks down boundaries between genres while respecting the technique and tradition that birthed each form. While Melonlight students will gain access to a variety of styles including modern, jazz, hip hop, post-modern, and contemporary, our specialty is partnership. We prepare students for social dancing, competition, performance in American Smooth and Rhythm, International Standard and Latin, and Nightclub style dances. If it's done in partnership, chances are you can learn it at the Melon. There is magic in dancing with a partner, a communication that words cannot imitate. Learn the intimate connection of two bodies in motion, the language of the dance floor, and the technique that gives rise to sensual and raw expression. You may attend group classes, private lessons, or parties with or without a partner. You can learn all of the following dances at the Melon:

American Smooth & International Standard:

  • Waltz
  • Foxtrot
  • Tango
  • Viennese Waltz
  • Quickstep

 American Rhythm & International Latin:

  • Rumba
  • Cha Cha
  • East Coast Swing
  • Mambo
  • Bolero
  • Jive
  • Samba
  • Paso Doble

Nightclub:

  • Salsa
  • Bachata
  • Merengue
  • West Coast Swing
  • Lindy Hop
  • Jitterbug
  • Charleston
  • Argentine Tango
  • Hustle
  • Country Two Step
  • Country Waltz
  • Country Shuffle 

"We're fools whether we dance or not, so we may as well dance."

Yoga is the settling of the mind into silence.

 We offer a variety of approaches to Hatha Yoga emphasizing the work of the body (asana), the work of the breath (pranayama), and the work of the mind and spirit (sadhana). In a world where yoga is growing and evolving, we encourage students to try a variety of classes to find the style that suits their current state of body, mind, and spirit. Some may enjoy the more expressive nature of vinyasa (flowing sequence) yoga where we connect our inner and outer worlds through the breath; others may be drawn to the earthbound and relaxing practices of restorative yoga; some prefer to focus on proper alignment highlighting the health of the spine, others may seek to enlighten the spirit through the practices of mantra, yogic theory, and deep meditation. The philosophy at Melonlight is that all yoga is right, in it's own right. Each unique practice serves a specific purpose in a specific time and space. So whatever it is that compels you to practice yoga is also right. We offer group classes, private lessons, and workshops. Join us at the Melon and dive deep into an ocean of yoga. 

"Om shanti shanti shantihi."

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