Ballet & Beyond

White Lotus specializes in personally attentive dance instruction that nurtures skill, style, and self expression with unique insight and creativity. All sessions are accessible by Skype or Zoom, and rates are personalized with sensitivity to the current coronavirus crisis. A selection of opportunities for children, teens, and adults is described below.

Dance Instruction

for Children, Teens & Adults

I offer personalized instruction in ballet, multicultural dance, creative movement, healing dance, and a medley of modalities, including elements of jazz and modern. Each lesson is tailored to your interest in technique, creativity, self-expression, fitness, etc. I joyfully combine a well-trained eye for detail and a strong feel for the subtleties of mind-body connection with an ability to communicate them with sensitivity to individual physique, strengths, personality, and learning style. Relationship is at the foundation of  instruction, creating a safe, supportive, respectful, encouraging atmosphere to grow as a dancer.

White Lotus Ballet Barre

White Lotus Ballet Barre invites you to settle in, ground, and flow in grace, as you strengthen your core and balance. Excellent for poise, posture, alignment, flexibility, and muscle tone, this is total body and mind fitness. Have fun and feel beautiful!

Stretch & Strengthen

A favorite daily routine, Stretch & Strengthen pampers you in self care. It is a beautiful time to get off your feet and on the mat, to center, de-stress, and release. We work with breath, intention, gentle stretches, and floor barre exercises to loosen and tone up simultaneously.


Energy Dance Fitness

Energy Dance Fitness offers an eclectic blend of traditional, multicultural, and creative dance styles to foster wellness of body, mind, and spirit. It begins with an energy boosting and balancing warm-up, then moves to the barre for deep muscle toning and strengthening. Next the session speeds and spices up with your freedom to choose from jazz, world dance, or creative movement. Finally, we finish on the mat with a gentle stretching sequence to promote flexibility and relaxation. For total well being, you may opt for an additional half-hour of guided meditation to complement your physical fitness with inner peace.

Ballet & Beyond Bouquet

Children & Teen Classes

Ballet & Beyond classes develop a foundation of dance skills infused with fun and creativity. I bring unique awareness of how energy moves and body and mind connect to establish deep roots of ballet technique and beauty. Then I sprinkle elements of jazz, modern, and multicultural dance in to enhance and expand movement vocabulary. Every class is interwoven with imagination and adventure to explore, discover, create, and enjoy self expression through dance. 

Budding Ballerinas & Boys

Young Children's Class

Budding ballerinas and boys enjoy the first steps of dance fun in these classes for children ages 3-4 and 5-6. A collection of ballet basics, creative movement, dance games, adventures, and props keep this one an everlasting delight!

Style Enhancement

When self expression shines through every movement, that is style! It is the pinnacle of performance and pleasure, captivating the heart, mind, and vision of the audience and dancer. Nurturing that self expression to bloom is one of the specialties of White Lotus Ballet. With intuitive sensitivity and a keen eye for subtle nuance, I support you to move beyond steps and inhibitions to radiate full feeling and confidence while you dance.

Technique Refinement

From the dancer in training to the professional, we all move upon a foundation of technique. Sometimes the slightest refinement makes the most significant difference in balance, poise, and execution. I bring a trained eye, attention to detail, and an intuitive understanding of working with energy to firm and fine-tune your foundation together with you.

Performance Preparation

Between the choreography and the stage, there is naturally an abundance of preparation - physically, mentally, and emotionally. I offer a full repertoire of coaching support through all aspects of polishing the steps, enhancing the style, and freeing the spirit to shine with ease.

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"I took dance lessons from Gigi with a focus on self expression and working through issues that I was holding onto on any particular day. I am 60+ years old and never danced before. Where my typical perspective of myself standing in front of a mirror is not positive, I somehow was transformed into seeing beauty. Gigi is a beautiful person, very patient, non judging. Her goal was for me to meet my goal, even when it changed from week to week. Sometimes we worked on dance technique, other times using movement to work through feelings. I loved it."

M.E., New York

© 2019 by White Lotus Ballet - Moving Beyond

Millbrook, New York     (845) 677-3517
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