[j’aime] hipster retro dance classes in l.a.

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Sweaty Sundays dance class: “It’s kind of an American Apparel ad come to life.”

I would love to take choreographer and performance artist Ryan Heffington’s Sunday morning dance class in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake neighbourhood, and sweat it out “to a soundtrack of indie rock, techno, and 1980s new wave hits.”

As you could gather from the above photo, participants “wear pink leg warmers, sparkly headbands and the type of tiny shorts not seen since Richard Simmons felt the burn in them in the 1980s.”

While the focus is on fitness, fun and creative expression, there is also a little bit of yoga in there, too. It’s not unusual for dancers to warm-up with “amped-up versions of yoga poses, interspersed with aerobic jumps.”

nytimes.com: A Los Angeles Dance Class With a Retro Dance Code [via Jezebel]

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