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.
Sunday Morning Santosha Flow welcomes students of all levels. This class focuses on breath, moving with the whole body, and creating space for contentment in the mind, body, and soul! Most days will have live music provided by Nick Petumenos either before the start of class or during cool down. Students can expect soundscapes with bowls and other percussion instruments as well.
FIT & FLEXY
Discover your peak movement potential through creative flows and dance-infused movement. Exploratory in nature, this class meets you where you are and gently encourages you to move bigger, smoother, and more seamlessly. Approach moving your body with grace and curiosity while journeying toward increased stamina, strength, mobility, and flexibility. This class is ideal cross training for movers seeking to perform at their very best, maintain and increase their range of motion, and stay strong and supple during peak performance season.
Though this class is flow-focused, we will occasionally utilize props (including but not limited to pilates balls and rings, yoga tune up balls, thera and booty bands, ankle weights, and free weights) in order to help us best achieve each day's movement goals (for example, hip mobility, shoulder ROM, back body flexibility, deep core strengthening, etc...). It's the dance, yoga, and fitness fusion that will help your body brave an icy winter - well!
*Hands-on adjustments, essential oils, and sound healing may be integrated into some classes.
POWER VINYASAThis 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 Eve GENTLE FLOW YOGA & FIRST SUNDAY SOUND BATHWind down from your weekend with this gentle flow practice. Movement incorporates inclusive and accessible variations for all yogis to enjoy. The perfect way to prepare for the week ahead! Heated to 75° and set to music. On First Sundays of the month, a sound bath with crystal singing bowls is held during this class.
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.
BODIED (on hold for THE SEASON)
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.
RITUAL (on hold for THE SEASON)
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.
SEASONAL AND ROTATING SERIES
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.