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

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. 2:20-4:00 p.m. Spring 2018:  January 23-May 8, 2018 - Course Code DA115 - pre-registration required; drop-in guests with permission of instructor

Vinyasa Flow Power Yoga in a warm room.  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


Dance in America

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

When: Tues. and Thurs. 4:10-5:50 p.m. Spring 2018:  January 23-May 8, 2018 - Course Code DA260 - pre-registration required

Surveys the evolution of theatrical dance in America through readings, films, videos, and attendance at dance performances. Emphasizes the development of uniquely American styles—modern, jazz, tap, hip hop and dance in the musical—as well as the Americanization of ballet.

 



Hip Hop @ UMass Boston

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

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

When: Hip Hop meets MWF 10-10:50a.m.; January 22-May 9, 2018;

Multicultural Dance @ UMass Boston

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

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

When: M-F 12-3p.m., Jan. 2-19, 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: Pine Manor College, 400 Health Street, Chestnut Hill, MA

When: Fall 2017:  T/Th 4:10-5:50p.m., August 30-December 7, 2017

Course #DA124:  pre-registration required; drop-in guests with permission of instructor

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 and Silver Medal in Advanced Women's Tai Chi and Bronze in Empty Hand in Orlando, FL on July 1, 2017.   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 5th Degree Black Belt in White Dragon Fist Pai Lum Kung Fu.