The Annex is a mid-town sanctuary for dancers, yogis, and recreational athletes of all skill levels.
As the sister studio of Studio Pulse Center for Dance, we celebrate movement in all of its various forms.
Anyone seeking a cathartic release will find themselves at home in our body-positive space. Free of dogma, our studio offers a variety of dance, yoga, and fitness fusion classes on a seasonal rotation, and a passion for intuitive movement touches all we do.
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Find classes that are right for you by reading descriptors below. We now offer both drop-in classes and course series to accommodate a wide range of interests and schedules.
Pop in when you’re able, or purchase a reduced-rate class package and reserve your spot in advance.
This conditioning-focused and dance-inspired fitness class is the perfect peppy sweat sesh for anyone who loves to move their body to music. Enthusiastic coaching includes a thorough warm up, energetic dance cardio, weights, HIIT, and stretching. Surprise yourself with how hard you can push! Water bottle and clean indoor sneakers necessary.
An exhilarating fusion of yoga, primal dance, and plyometrics ideal for the yogi looking to spice things up. Refined over many years by owner Stephanie Wonchala, you’ll experience creative flows and dance-infused movement in our heated studio. Exploratory in nature with joy as a guiding principle, these visceral classes are your chance to think and move outside of your regular yoga practice!
Tuesdays: Ritual [flow] - approach moving the body more gently while journeying toward a peak posture, ending with generous stretches and relaxation of the mind. The playlist is a mood and the vibe is self love.
Thursdays: Ritual [fierce] - dive into vigorous, high intensity interval dance and flows to experience a stress-busting celebration of your body - booty shaking and all! The playlist is banger and the vibe is fire.
Hands-on adjustments and sound healing will occasionally be integrated into classes.
Welcome to your new weekly Ritual.
VIXEN FITNESS & CHOREOGRAPHY
This signature Studio Pulse class (formerly “Burlesque Body”) was developed by Studio Owner Stephanie Wonchala over the course of eight years, and is popular with our adventurous ladies ages 18+! You will sweat, grind, twerk, jiggle, and stretch into the most confident version of your body. This class is ideal for anyone looking for a sassy warm up and sexy floor work, inspired by the athleticism of erotic dance. Kneepads, indoor sneakers, and clean platform heels recommended! Options to dress up and film the choreography will be made available to those interested.
MORNING VINYASA FLOW
Prepare the body and mind for the day ahead with this awakening yoga practice. Build heat with sun salutations and warrior series, and finish with stretching and a short meditation that sends you on your way feelin' fine.
*This morning class is available at a reduced rate of $15 to see how well morning offerings are received, and will leave or stay on the schedule based on attendance. If morning classes are for you, join us Mondays and Wednesdays!
This high intensity yoga workout fuses sculpting flows with HIIT, primal movement, and yoga to send you into the weekend feeling like a boss. If you crave a booty-kicking practice that hones your focus and clears the mind, this is it. Practiced in a warm studio and set to an energetic playlist.
SUNDAY GENTLE FLOW YOGA
Wake up and warm up with this gentle and upbeat vinyasa flow practice. Warm Flow incorporates traditional vinyasa flow movement with inclusive and accessible variations for all yogis to enjoy as the weather grows cooler. The perfect way to end the weekend, and prepare for the week ahead! Heated to 80° and set to music.
Advance registration for full series required; these longer classes have limited spots available, and follow a course trajectory designed for student success.
Series require advance registration. Due to limited capacity, drop-ins are not possible.
Current and upcoming series dates & themes are posted on the schedule and in course registration descriptors.
These classes focus on barre work, proper technique and alignment, and cater to the ballerina in you! Expect explanations of French ballet terminology, demonstrations, and repetition of proper technique. Courses offered in multi-week series.
Intro to Ballet: For dancers with no or minimal experience. A great way to learn about the art of ballet.
Beginner/Early Intermediate Ballet: For the advanced beginner ready to be challenged.
Intermediate/Adv: Take your dancing up a notch with a broader movement vocabulary and more complex combinations, as well as ankle strengthening and pointe work, if applicable.
An eclectic mix of contemporary, modern, and post-modern styles, students will experience some elements of ballet, jazz, countertechnique, flying low, and floor flow elements, depending on the series’ focus and the instructor’s personal training background. Expect a thorough warm up, technical exercises, traveling combinations, and emotive choreography aimed to help dancers move bigger, more fluidly and more spatially, and with strength and flexibility.
INTRO TO HIP HOP STYLES
Learn popular dance moves incorporated into original choreography. Class includes a guided warm up, isolations, hard-hitting exercises, and footwork. Build stamina while executing beginner-friendly choreography set to a wide range of hip hop & r&b music. A guaranteed good time with great combos you can feel confident dancing! Series introduce various stylistic elements of hip hop, and then build to a longer routine which will be filmed at the last class.