Instructor: Janika Hawthorne

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Class Schedule
Every Wednesday from 5:00pm - 6:00pm

- Every Saturday from 10:00am - 11:00am

Ballet is an Excellent way to
Kick-Off your Fitness!


Learn the fundamentals and principles of the Ballet
art form.
 This class offers a great start to a dance
fitness routine. With an emphasize on proper and
healthy alignment. Our Ballet class teaches dance
technique, traveling
exercises, and musicality
in a fun, engaging, and creative space.


Ballet is one of the best workouts to not only
strengthen and tone your entire body, but also to improve coordination and body awareness. 

Suggested Class Attire:

  • Students may wear any form-fitting clothing that
    they can comfortably move in, such as a leotard and
    tights or a tank top or t-shirt with exercise pants or
    Ballet slippers or thin socks

Drop-In Class Fee: 

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Addie Diaz - Text or call: 917/215-1720


 is a Dancer / Choreographer / Teacher / Entrepreneur and native New Yorker, with a passion for inspiring others. Dancing and performing for more than 20 years, she has diversified training, performance, and teaching experience. Janika has made her way from Mind Builders Creative Arts Center, to the Harlem School of the Arts, the Alvin Ailey School, and Stonybrook University, to music video sets and the main stages of arenas such as The Barclays Center and The FroRibbean Fest in Atlanta, GA. Her journey continues to evolve, with previous teaching roles at Harlem School of the Arts, Dance Program Director at St. Mary School, and specialist at Westhab Inc., she currently on faculty as Fine Arts Dance teacher, at St. Catharine Academy in the Bronx. Outside of the classroom, she may be found coaching the Varsity Dance Team at SCA or teaching at Addie-tude Performing Arts Center in Pleasantvill, NY. 

It has been symbolic of Janika's career to return to the very places that molded her talents and character, allowing her to pay it forward to her community and some of the very same schools in which she attended as a child. She recognizes her role as an influencer in the lives of all her students at any age and aims to teach more than dance through open classes with her new brand, Sessions: w/ Nika.  


Janika can be 
contacted directly at:

Tel: (917) 889-5286‬ / Email:

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More Dance Styles Offered By Nika
Hip-Hop  /  Heels  /  Street Jazz  / Contemporary

More Upcoming Workshops by Nika

Sole Session
- Friday 4/19 @ 6:30-7:30pm

Sassy, strong movement performed in heels for the growing fierce dancer. With a familiar soundtrack of R&B and Pop music, it's hard not to strut and hit these moves without singing along to your jam! Required attire: heels (of comfortable height)

Whine-Up Session
- Saturday 4/20 @ 3-4pm

A high energy Carribean-American inspired movement class that's all about the vibesss! You'll move your waistline with quick core and glute focused movement, that will bring you the excitement of Carnival in Trinidad, make you sweat like a Jamaican bashment party, and feel as unbothered as a good twerk in your mirror! Suggested attire: comfortable clothes, sneakers, and a flag or towel.

Session - Saturday 4/20 @ 4-5pm

Urban Hip-Hop and street Jazz style choreography to the latest Billboard songs! With movement that leaves room for your personality, this class will end with a fun cypher for you to freestyle and an opportunity to showcase class choreo with all your newfound drip, on camera! Suggested attire: comfortable clothes & sneakers.

Choreo Session
- Saturday 4/20 @ 5-6pm

Get into this technique, with Contemporary choreography for the passionate performer to move with emotion, style, and grace. Connect to classic songs and bring your best and worst self to the movement, unapologetically. Suggested attire: T-shirt or leotard, leggings, & ballet/jazz shoes

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