Sweaty Sundays, Sundays at Noon

Sweaty Slow Jams, Sundays at 1:30pm

Wet Wednesdays, Wednesdays at 8:30pm

"A mad Bob Fosse with a sewing machine", "Martha Graham on meth" (Los Angeles Times) and "A force to be reckoned with” (Huffington Post). Ryan Heffington is a choreographer, director, performance artist and owner of this community studio / performance space The Sweat Spot. Heffington’s work has be featured at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Breathe Escapes Us), Museum of Contemporary Art (Heffington Moves MOCA Residency), the Hammer Museum (Off Screen "TRANS" / FLUX Series / Halloween in Hades), Charlottenborg Museum with Danish Fashion house MoonSpoon Saloon (Copenhagen) among others. He is the recipient of the 2014 VMA award and 2015 EMA Nominee for Best Choreography for his video work with Sia. Their collaboration on “Chandelier” music video hails more than 1 Billion internet views, ranking it one of the most watched videos in history. He is unique in that his work, emotionally charged and technical in design resinates in both concert and commercial worlds alike. Collaborators include the designers: Spike Jones, Kristin Wiig, Haas Brothers, Mara Hoffman, Grey Ant and Kenzo and musical artists: Florence and The Machine, FKA Twigs, Lykke Li, Chet Faker, Arcade Fire, Massive Attack, Years + Years and many more. Forthcoming film credits include "The OA" (Netflix), "Mascots" (Christopher Guest) and "Baby Driver" (Edgar Wright starring Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm, Jamie Fox and Kevin Spacey)



Contemporary Ballet, Tuesdays at 5:30pm

“Sometimes ballet can be intimidating,” says Cristine Tatomer, “I try to alleviate some of those pressures, while still working towards proper technique. I like to share the meditative benefits of ballet. When you have so many body parts that must be controlled, you have no time to give brain space to regular life.” Cristine was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She started her studies in ballet, training with Mikal Casalino, teaching ballet to the students of Casalino School of Creative Arts, and performing with Ballet West. Since moving to Los Angeles, Cristine has immersed herself in dance, design, and music. She has worked with Ryan Heffington, Mecca Vazie Andrews, LACDC, WIFE, and many others, at venues such as MOCA, LACMA, REDCAT and The Hollywood Bowl. Her class, which focuses on barre work to align the body and wake up the mind, is a meditation on movement and the self.



Beginning Ballet, Tuesdays at 10:30am

Contemporary Modern & Jazz, Thursdays at 11:30am

Contemporary Modern & Jazz, Saturdays at 11:30am

Melissa dances with the LA Contemporary Dance Company and Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, although most recently you might have seen her in a promo for the Ninja Turtles movie, singing and dancing about pizza. She grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and has been dancing since the age of 4, receiving a BFA in Dance from the University of Arizona and dancing with IDT in Boulder, Colorado before moving to Los Angeles. Here in LA, Melissa has worked with many great choreographers including Mecca Vazie Andrews, Denise Leitner and Scott Hislop, and she’s starred in a ton of music videos and live performances. What does she do when she’s not dancing? “I eat, sleep, and then I keep dancing… I also enjoy a margarita from time to time.”


Groov3, Tuesdays at 8:30pm

GROOV3 is not just a class, it’s a movement! The only class at The Sweat Spot to feature a live DJ, GROOV3 is an all-levels hip hop class that feels more a packed club, full of friendly faces ready to dance, sweat and live. Benjamin Allen has been performing, choreographing and teaching for over 10 years. His unique style is great for beginners and has inspired people all over the world. As a dancer, he has performed at the Kid's Choice, People's Choice and American Music Awards and as well as on Scrubs and in national commercials for Xbox, Subway and Miller Lite. As a choreographer, he has worked with will.i.am, Drew Barrymore, NBC, VH1 and Oxygen. Ben’s teaching has taken him to Japan, Australia and Canada and connected him with thousands of amazing students. GROOV3's mission is to inspire and build a global community through the power of dance. www.groov3.com


Kids Hip Hop, Mondays at 4:30pm 

Ass Party, Wednesdays at 7:30pm

TWERKSHOPS, Saturdays 1-3pm 

Amy Hessler is an actor, dancer, comedian and choreographer. She has been dancing since age 4 and has performed all over the world. Amy spent years in NY doing Off-Broadway theatre and contemporary dance. She now performs with The UCB Theatre and traveling biker dance company, The Purrfect Angelz. Most recently she worked as a choreographer in new Netflix series Atypical. Amy teaches monthly workshop, the Twerkshop, and weekly class, Ass Party, with Audrey Millstein. You are guaranteed fun and a solid workout in all classes. Also, check out Amy's pilot, 30 & Bookedhttps://vimeo.com/206530242 . www.amyhessler.com @amyehessler #twerkshop



Sweaty Basics, Mondays at 9:00pm & Thursdays at 8:30pm

Kreative Kids, Wednesdays at 4:30pm

Tiffany has been teaching dance to children and adults for eight years and coaching competitive gymnastics for five. She has a BFA in Dance from the University of Georgia and she traveled internationally with CORE Concert Dance Company under the artistic direction of Bala Sarasvati. She also trained in aerial dance with Elsie Smith/Gemini Twins, formerly of Cirque du Soleil, on the silks, trapeze and lyre. Currently, she dances with Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company. Tiffany is a certified Pilates Instructor, Professional Member of USA Gymnastics, choreographer, half marathoner, coffee drinking, cowboy boot wearing, cat owning dancing fool.  



Tap, Sundays at 5:30pm 

By day, Leahy is a licensed professional clinical counselor and board certified dance movement therapist. By night, she lights up the town dancing with performance collective WIFE. Leahy started dancing at the age of 4 and received her Masters in Dance/Movement Therapy from the Pratt Institute in 2009. She is thrilled to be bringing Tap back to the Sweat Spot and emphasizes, “Everyone is welcome! Focus is on having fun in a no-stress environment while building skills and creating rhythms.”



Pulse, Thursdays at 7:30pm 

Jasmine Albuquerque is a dancer and choreographer who also loves to teach. She has performed with companies like Hysterica, Blue13 Bollywood, Collage Dance Theater and Ryan Heffington's Fingered. Other performances include TEDx SoCal, KTCHN, We Are The World, Hazm, and Hecuba at venues including the Hammer Museum, The Ford, The Orpheum and LACMA. Jasmine has choreographed music videos for Devendra Banhart and Bob Wayne, and danced in videos for MIKA, Laura Marling, Verve Records, Fitz & The Tantrums, Beck and Morcheeba. She trained at UCLA, The Edge and in Budapest. She is currently a member of WIFE, which she finds infinitely inspiring. Jazz With Jasmine is “a quirky mix of jazz, contemporary and ballet” that emphasizes ease and grace and is set to an indie/electro soundtrack.



Gotta Body, Mondays at 7:30pm

Maurice was born in Sacramento but spent his teen years in Stockton, California, taking advantage of all of the wonderful things that a suburb has to offer, like marching band, karate, and gospel choir. He always liked dance and movement, but didn’t fully explore it until he discovered Sweaty Sundays. Now he loves to dance, and his choreography blows the roof off nightclub events around LA and is always a highlight of the Sweat Spot recitals. “Through my classes, I work to create a free and exciting environment that includes a great level of cardio, fun, and maybe a few moves you can use in the club. Letting go is the true key to happiness and it is my goal to create that experience for everyone that walks through the door!”



Toni! Tony! Toning!, Tuesdays 12 noon

Slow & Hard, Tuesdays 1:00pm

Exercising with Audrey, Thursdays 10:30am

Ass Party, Wednesdays 7:30pm

Contact Audrey for a private Pilates session at: www.audreymillstein.com

As a kid, Audrey had lots of energy… and an older brother. So competitive sports were clearly in the cards! A four-sport varsity athlete, Audrey ended up specializing in Heptathlon on the University of Kansas track team. Sidelined by an injury, she eventually moved to California, found her calling and began a professional career. At The Pilates Studio of Los Angeles, she completed over 2,000 hours of apparatus and mat work, and worked side by side with physical therapists to learn the interconnections of fitness and healing. “I want my class to be different from classes that just blow through moves and don’t actually teach correct form and the reasons for correct form,” she says. Exercising with Audrey mixes classical Pilates with sports conditioning and other forms of movement. It’s a true ass-kicker of a class, and the only strictly fitness and strength-building class offered at The Sweat Spot! Audrey also has an online series called Fitness for Friends.


The Witching Hour, Tuesdays at 7pm

Nina McNeely is a creative powerhouse whose work spans creative directing, choreographing for dance companies and music videos, SOFT at Ace Hotel and dance/art hybrid WIFE. She began her training in Denver, Colorado and has been dancing, teaching and choreographing in Los Angeles for the past nine years, working with artists like the B-52s, Beck, Shiny Toy Guns, Britney Spears, Fergie, Kinky and The Bird and The Bee. Intro to Contemporary is a physically and mentally challenging class that includes “a ton of time to learn, loud heavy music, visual analogies, random troll references, complete freedom to experiment and loads of laughter.” Nina recently returned from China where she created a body mapping solo called MORPH for Franco Dragone’s Taboo


Rock the Barre, Wednesdays at 6:30pm

Katie Malia is a native Angeleno. She studied with Aspen Ballet, The Boston Ballet and the Romanian Ballet's Stela Viorica, and turned down Julliard to double major in Dance and English Lit at Colombia University.

She’s been in over fifty national commercials and danced with choreographers like Fatima Robinson, Michael Rooney, Jeri Slaughter, Marty Kudelka, Rich & Tone, Laurie Ann Gibson, Shotyme and Jermaine Browne. She has performed with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Basement Jaxx, Ke$ha, Usher, Prince, Mary J. Blige, Justin Timberlake, and Spank Rock, as well as appearing on SNL, Dancing With The Stars, Jimmy Kimmel, Mad TV and The MTV VMAs. Choreography credits include campaigns for Nike, Toyota, Puma and Target. Katie loves clean, classic technique combined with expansive, free movement. “I want my students to fall in love with ballet again by letting go and eliminating the fear and perfectionism surrounding it!”  You can check out Katie’s web series Almost Asian at www.almostasian.com  


Rock the Barre Ballet, Saturdays at 10am

Kristin Campbell-Taylor (or KCT, as everyone calls her) is VP of Programming and Production for an all-dance YouTube Channel called DanceOn! She started dancing at the age of 2 and trained with The Aspen Ballet, The San Francisco Ballet and the Tremaine Teen Company under the direction of Marguerite Derricks. She's performed in the film Austin Powers, with the LA Lakers, at the LA Museum of Contemporary Art, LACE Gallery, REDCAT, Electric Daisy Carnival, on tour with PEACHES and in countless shows all around Los Angeles & New York. Her choreographic style is a mix of all the things she loves: classical ballet, Old Hollywood dance, dark intense ballads and modern lyrical movement. For her, it’s all about working hard, not taking yourself too seriously and getting lost in the joy of moving your body!  


Get Me Bodied, Thursdays at 6:30pm 

Cherese Chambers hails from South Philadelphia where at the age of 15 she started traveling with dance teams, winning competitions and receiving high recognition as a top talent in the Philadelphia hip hop scene. After being cast in a series of rap and R&B music videos and the movie Jersey Girl, Cherese made her national debut during the 2009 NBA Playoffs in a Vitamin Water commercial featuring Kobe Bryant and Lebron James. She now lives in LA, where her work spans music videos, film and television. Wear sneakers to Get Me Bodied, and be ready for a high-energy hip hop class with non-stop cardio and quick choreography!

Danielle agami  - GAGA thursdays, 1-2pm, sundays, 8-9pm 
Danielle Agami was born in Isreal in 1984. She studied at The High School of Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. She was a member of the Batsheva   Dance Company from 2002-2009 and served as the company's rehearsal director from 2008-20010. In 2009, Danielle received the Yair Sapira Prize for Excellence in Dance. After 8 years with the BatSheva Dance Company, Danielle decided to make a change and relocated to New York, where she functioned as a senior manager of Gaga USA. Danielle helped thousands of dancers to experience the movement language and adopt Gaga into their lives. Danielle is currently living in Los Angeles and Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY is her first longitudinal project-a discovery of her artistic voice as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher.