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NYC (V) - Move It! Groove It! (6PM EST )

Dates: Seven Wednesdays: January 17 - February 28, 2024,
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST

Move It! Groove It!

Fitness classes using movement to music –commonly called “dance!” – are perfectly designed for health, wellness and a whole lot of fun.

Join us for 7 Wednesdays starting January 17 for 45 minute classes that will get you moving and feeling great in the new year.

Can't make a class? Don't worry - recordings of the sessions will be sent to registrants at the end of the series.

Dancing checks the boxes for both physical and psychological benefits:
  • Better balance
  • Core Strength
  • Improved Memory
  • Excellent cardio workout

Best of all, dancing just feels good! Many people experience a sensation similar to a “runner’s high” when endorphins, our ‘happy’ hormones, are released. Which they are, when you dance!!

Join us for a fun, playful, creative dance experience where each week we’ll focus on a different body part. (See the ‘game plan’ below.) Laughing and high-fives included.

The music will vary each week from pop artists, to Latin-based, showstoppers, Broadway musicals and more. Importantly, for those who wish, the movements will also be demonstrated for a seated position.

Our leaders, Yvonne and Roger, are two very experienced dancers, who also lead classes at the JCC and other locations. (See Bios below)

Game Plan: At every session we will - 1. Warmup, 2. Get dancing and 3. Cooldown.

WEEK 1 Introductions of Yvonne, Roger and participants and….
FOCUS: FEET Music: Pop Artists (Beatles, Rolling Stones, Hip Hop)

FOCUS: LOWER BODY Music: Latin-Based (Santana, Estefan, Ricky Martin)

FOCUS: 13 JOINTS Music: Showstoppers (Prince, Sinatra, Liza, Madonna)

FOCUS: ROM (Range of Motion) Music: Broadway Musicals

FOCUS: SPINE Music: Famous Brothers & Sisters Acts (Andrews, Everly, Carpenters, Dorsey, Sister Sledge)

FOCUS: BRAIN/BODY CONNECTION Music: Jazz It Up (Lena Horne, Harry Connick, Peggy Lee, Dizzy Gillespie, Black Artists)

FOCUS: FAMSS - Flexibility, Agility, Mobility, Strength, Stability. Music: Class Favorites

(All recordings of the sessions will be sent to registrants at the end of the series.)

Our Dance Teachers:

Yvonne Puckett 
Yvonne has been dancing since the age of 8. She started teaching at 16, and performed in her first professional Hollywood job at the age of 18. Her work spans from musical theater to night clubs to film/television. Yvonne's film credits include dance features in Elvis Presley's Roustabouts and Kissin' Cousins, as well as movies with Fred Astaire, Debbie Reynolds, Marge Champion, Gower Champion and Jerry Lewis. Yvonne is also an award-winning playwright. She is married to fellow fitness instructor Roger Puckett.
Roger Puckett
As a seasoned Broadway veteran and former Metropolitan Opera dancer, Roger’s first love is dance. He owned and ran the famed Triton Gallery (NYC's most notable Broadway poster shop) for 50 years and currently teaches fitness classes all over NYC. He is an expert in free weight training for seniors. Did we mention, he's CPR Certified? Roger hails originally from Texas and received his BFU from TCU. He is married to fitness instructor Yvonne Puckett.

* For guest questions please email -

Wednesday, January 17, 2024, 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once payment is received.
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Claudia Gerson
For questions please contact.
Barbara Stahura
Victoria Weill-Hagai
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Open to All
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Registrations are not transferrable without authorization by the event organizer.
Cancellation Policy:
No Refunds.