Sweaty Sundays, Sundays at Noon

Sweaty Slow Jams, Sundays at 1:30pm

Wet Wednesdays, Wednesdays at 8:30pm

Int/Adv Contemporary Jazz, Thursdays at 8:30pm

Ryan Heffington is a dancer, choreographer, director, designer and "fucking genius." (Blackbook Magazine) He’s been a fixture of the LA dance scene for over 20 years, recently catapulted into the world spotlight with his choreography for Sia’s Chandelier. Chandelier earned him the 2014 MTV VMA for Best Choreography, and his follow up collaborations with Sia have appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and SNL. Ryan’s work is at home everywhere, from the runway to reality shows to the grittiest of nightclubs. He’s been presented by LACMA, The Hammer, The Grammys, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and MoCA, where he broke attendance records for the museum. He’s worked with Arcade Fire, Florence and the Machine, FKA Twigs, Sigur Ros, Hercules and Love Affair, Muse, Lykke Li, Ke$ha, Little Dragon and Icona Pop. Commercial clients include American Airlines, Acura, Evian, Target, Absolut, and his choreography has also appeared on The L Word and RuPaul’s Drag Race. Sweaty Sundays started as a midnight dance class storming the club scene in 2008, and by 2010 Ryan and Sweaty Sundays were calling The Sweat Spot home.



Basic Ballet, Thursdays at 6:30pm

“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

Intermediate Ballet, Tuesdays at 11:30am

Modern & Jazz Technique, Thursdays at 11:30am

Jazz Fusion, 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

TWERKSHOPS, Saturdays 1-3pm 

Amy Hessler describes her classes in two words: “DANCE PARTY!!!” If you’re looking for a high-energy cardio workout that’s great for beginners, try her Non-Stop Pop. Originally from a small town in Virginia, Amy spent most of her childhood in a tutu, training extensively at The Richmond Ballet Academy. After dancing with The Contemporary Dance Ensemble at Virginia Tech, she lived and performed in NYC at Merce Cunningham, La Mama, and The Gene Frankel Theatre for choreographers Jenny Rocha and Kristin Sudeikis. Amy is also one-half of sketch comedy duo the Yip Yip Sisters, and she recently danced across Japan and South Korea as a performer for the US Marines. She holds certifications with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and is excited to share her enthusiasm with you. www.amyhessler.com



Sweaty Basics, Mondays at 9:00pm

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 Workshops

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.”



Intermediate Jazz, Sundays at 10:30am

Joe Schenck is a core company member with Heidi Duckler Dance and Director of Dance at Harvard-Westlake School. His first dance routine was to "Electric Youth" by Debbie Gibson at age 8, and ever since then he’s been acting, dancing, choreographing, directing and teaching dance. He’s worked Diavolo Dance Theatre, Collage Dance Theatre, Invertigo Dance Theatre, LA Opera, Pasadena Playhouse, Odyssey Theatre, Open Gate Theatre and the LA County High School of the Arts. Joe’s Intermediate Jazz class explores diverse styles including Broadway, Funk and Bollywood, and the smaller class size creates “an incredibly friendly, welcoming and supportive group.” Intermediate Jazz is a perfect level for anyone who wants to improve their pirouettes and battements, anyone who has mastered the basics and is ready for faster combos, and anyone who “used to dance all the time but claims they haven’t taken class in like… 10 years.” 



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!”



Exercising with Audrey, Tuesdays at 1pm and Thursdays at 10:30am

Or 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.


Intro to Contemporary, Wednesdays 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, Tuesdays at 7:30pm

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  



Jazz Flow, Wednesdays at 6pm

You might have seen Katrina Amato on your TV lately, teaching the Aflac duck how to do yoga. She’s a dancer, actress and model whose print and commercial credits include Clinique, Yahoo!, Target, Old Navy, Athleta, Lucy Activewear, Chevrolet, GMC, Heineken, Campari Soda, and Swedish House Mafia, Tom’s Shoes,

and yes— she even opened for Rod Stewart in Vegas. She has a BFA in Dance from Cal State Long Beach and is also a yoga instructor and founder of the synchronized swimming ensemble, Hollywood Bathing Beauties.

Katrina loves teaching people how to move and to feel comfortable in their own skin. Her classes are truly inspiring, fun, upbeat and sweet. www.katrinaamato.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 7:30pm

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!


Jazz With Jasmine, Tuesdays at 6:30pm 

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.

Rebecca Halls - Yoga For Dancers, Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30am  Hoopurbia Workshops Saturdays 1-3pm 
Rebecca Halls is an international yoga teacher, professional dancer and hula hoop artist from Vancouver Island, Canada. Her yoga teaching journey began 2007 with Canadian yoga innovator Hart Lazer in his hybrid Ashtanga­Iyengar year long Teacher Training Certification. With continuing education in Iyengar, Acro Yoga, Anusara, Jivamukti and Vinyasa Flow, Rebecca has developed a teaching style that is truly her own. Rebecca's class is a dynamic tapestry inspired by the structure and intelligence of Ashtanga, the wisdom and alignment of Iyengar and the creativity and playfulness of Anusara. Guided by her lifelong study of the body, Rebecca’s students flow through methodically chosen sequencing with regular practice of advanced postures and inversions including deep hip opening, arm­balancing, back­bending, meditation and pranayama.

Alongside yoga, Rebecca works a choreographer and dancer, and is a certified
GYROTONIC® instructor. Meanwhile, trailblazing in contemporary hula hoop from the Americas over to Europe and Scandinavia, Rebecca revolutionizes the international dance and music scene introducing Hula Hoop as a hybrid contemporary art form versatile across disciplines from party goers to contemporary art lovers with her groundbreaking revolutionary hula hoop festival Hoopurbia. More at rebecca-­halls.com