Classes + Workshops

The Alloy School, DanceFit

with Ethan Gwynn

Saturdays, July 16, 23, 30, August 6
12:00pm – 12:50pm
Ages 18 and up

KST’s Alloy Studios | 5530 Penn Ave.
$10/class for full session; $12.50/drop-in


Sweat, stretch, and strengthen your way through this energetic class! Using a blend of eclectic exercise movements, this class focuses on all-around wellness. Rejuvenate your connection between body and mind through aerobic dance phrases and mindful meditations. This class is a dance party that’ll help your physical, mental, and emotional health soar. All levels of ability are welcome to experience the benefits of this motivational community class.


Ethan Gwynn (DanceFit) is a Performer and educator specializing in various forms of dance discipline. He was born State College Pennsylvania where he began his dance training at the Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania under the guidance of Andrea Hill and Lane Grosser. He continued his training at both at the the Alvin Ailey American Dance School and the French Ballet Academy. Ethan has continued to perform with companies such as Project 44, Tanz Theater, Staycee Pearl Dance project,Bloodline Dance Theater, Pennsylvania Dance Workshop, and Mystic Dance. Ethan has also worked with artists such as Matthew Rushing, Nicholas Vilenueve, Nai Ni Chen, Renee Robbinson, and Leonie Stein. Recently Ethan finished four season working with the Nai Ni Chen Dance company in New York City. Currently he just started his first season working with Attack Theatre.


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For Participants & Caretakers

Saturday, July 9

KST’s Alloy Studios | 5530 Penn Ave.

Interested in registering for classes or already registered? KST has a one-hour orientation for families at KST’s Alloy Studios. Meet The Alloy School Education Coordinator, Simon Phillips, and hear from our Teaching Artists, each of whom will present their style and share what participants will learn over the course of the session.

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Let’s Move Family Dance Party

Saturday, August 13

Kelly Strayhorn Theater | 5941 Penn Ave.
Pay What Moves You: $5–20

Celebrate The Alloy School journey with our Showcase and Let’s Move Family Dance Party on at Kelly Strayhorn Theater. Each class will present material from their class session on the mainstage, after which we move to the lobby for family beats and community crafts.

The Alloy School is made possible with support from the Arts Equity Reimagined Collective Action for Re-Imagining Vibrancy Fund grant, a funding initiative managed by New Sun Rising; the Henry C. Frick Educational Fund of the Buhl Foundation, The Grable Foundation, and the McElhattan Foundation. Kelly Strayhorn Theater is supported in part by the taxpayers of Allegheny County through a public grant from the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD). RAD works here. The Alloy School is relaunched in collaboration with PearlArts as part of the PearlArts @ KST Mutual-Aid Residency.

Photo Credit: Kitoko Chargois