Sharon Montella

Hip Hop Ballerina Singer

Sharon Montella is a Boston based dancer, choreographer, singer, martial artist and yoga teacher.

"Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things unseen" - Hebrews 11:1

NOTE:  THE DANCE COMPLEX IS CLOSED FROM AUGUST 20-SEPTEMBER 3 FOR ITS ANNUAL RENOVATIONS.  SHARON'S MONDAY 7:30P.M. HIP HOP RESUMES SEPTEMBER 10!  SEE YOU THEN!!

 

Sharon’s group classes are guaranteed great fun and an awesome workout! 

Sharon is also available for master classes, workshops and private lessons in hip hop, ballet, jazz, modern, kung fu, tai chi and yoga


Hip Hop Open - Dance Complex Hip Hop

VOTED Boston's best hip hop class 2017 by The Improper Bostonian

No pre-registration required. Open to ALL LEVELS and ages, walk-in encouraged. Thorough break down of movements:    poppin’, lockin’, wavin’, krump, house, step, toprockin’, downrockin’ and more! Just show up ready to groove, learn, sweat, and HAVE FUN!

Where: Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

When: Monday nights, 7:30 to 8:30

Cost:  $13/class - Discounted 5 class and 10 class passes are available! For Info call 617-283-4596.

Video Courtesy of The Dance Complex

Videography by Bill Parsons and Erik Brown


Yoga

Where: PINE MANOR COLLEGE (www.pmc.edu), 617-731-7170 (registrar). 

When: Tues. and Thurs. 4:10-5:50 p.m. Fall 2018:  August 28-December 6, 2018 - Course Code DA115 - pre-registration required; drop-in guests with permission of instructor

Vinyasa Flow Power Yoga - unheated.  Meditative aspect worked into the flow.  Asana sequencing designed to warm up the body by increasing circulation in order to energize the body and release tension on the muscle fibers, allowing them to stretch safely into challenging asana postures  Final sequencing includes hip opening and relaxation.  :  For more information, please call 617-283-4596


Contemporary Dance

Where: PINE MANOR COLLEGE (www.pmc.edu), 617-731-7170 (registrar). 

When: Tues. and Thurs. 2:20-4 p.m. Fall 2018:  August 28-December 6, 2018 - Course Code DA260 - pre-registration required

Solid techinical warm-up based in Horton, jazz and ballet techniques followed by Contemporary Dance combinations emphasizing creative expression through movement and blending of various dance techniques including but not limited to jazz, ballet, hip hop and modern and yoga-based floorwork.

 



Hip Hop @ UMass Boston

What:  Hip Hop Dance 181 Fall 2018 -  pre-registration required:  www.umb.edu

Where: UMASS Boston, University Hall Dance Studio - Y04-4370

When: Hip Hop meets MWF 1-1:50p.m.; Sept. 5 - Dec. 13, 2018;

Multicultural Dance @ UMass Boston

What:  Multicultural Dance 135 Fall 2018- pre-registration required:  www.umb.edu

Where: UMASS Boston, University Hall Dance Studio - Y04-4370

When: MW 2-3:15p.m., Sept. 5-Dec. 13, 2018

MULTICULTURAL DANCE focuses on the theory, practice and performance of American, Latin American and African American Dance Styles.  Styles we will cover in this course may include, but are not limited to Afro Jazz, African Dance, Haitian, Afro-Cuban, Jazz Swing, Salsa and Hip Hop.  We will become familiar with basic moves characterizing each style and practice combining these moves in challenging ways. Material learned in class will prepare us for an end-of-semester performance. You must register for this class through UMass Boston registrar or online registration


Yoga

Where:  HARBORVIEW HEALTH AND FITNESS - 250 First Avenue, Charlestown

When:  Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. - open level Vinyasa Flow with power emphasis.  ONGOING.

Drop In's $20 per Harborview Health Club.  Free to Harborview members.  Call for further information:  Harborview Fitness at 617-398-6549 or Sharon at 617-283-4596.


Kung Fu and Tai Chi

Where: Currently available for private and small group lessons

Sharon was the First Place Winner in the World Martial Arts Federation Karate/Kung Fu Tournament June 11, 2016 in the Advanced Kung Fu Weapons Forms Division, Gold Medal Winner in Advanced Kung Fu Forms at the International Chinese Martial Arts Championship, Boston  October 7, 2017,  Silver Medal in Advanced Women's Tai Chi and Bronze in Empty Hand in Orlando, FL on July 1, 2017 and Silver Medal in Advanced Women's Empty Hand Kung Fu on July 1, 2018.   She has also placed in both kung fu and karate open hand and weapons divisions at World Martial Arts Federation and WMAF Ocean State Grand Nationals Krane Tournament April 2018 in Warwick, RI (3d place traditional weapons and 4th place traditional open hand).  Sharon has taught Kung Fu and Tai Chi at Pine Manor College, Amigos Cambridgeport Community Afterschool Program, Milton Academy Afterschool Program, Students of Color Conference 2016, privately and at Pai Lum summer camp to benefit students of Sifu Malcolm Lucas in his Northeast Dragons program. She is a 6th Degree Black Belt in White Dragon Fist Pai Lum Kung Fu.