Specialty Classes

Looking for smaller classes, individual attention and progressive instruction? Specialty classes are for you! Each class builds upon lessons learned in previous sessions. Choose from dance, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, running, small group training, and specialty yoga. Previous experience is not necessary!

Specialty classes are available to students, faculty and staff. Click here to view current offerings, register and pay for specialty classes. Some of the classes offered are:


BALLET Develop strength, agility, and poise as you learn foundational ballet movements that will help improve your movement quality in other kinds of dance as well as sports. No prior experience necessary.
DANCE SPORT – BALLROOM & LATIN Learn basics and fun variations for beginners in Ballroom: American Waltz, International Rumba, and Argentine Tango as well as Latin: Cha-cha, Salsa, and either Merengue or Samba. No partner necessary. The class will be taught on a rotational basis for partners.
HIP HOP DANCE Learn Hip Hop dance technique and cutting edge choreography that will help improve your coordination and self esteem on the dance floor. This class is recommended for everyone: from those who are just looking for an upbeat activity to the most dedicated dancer. Bring your attitude and be ready to move, sweat and have FUN!
MODERN DANCE Explore full body movement and creativity with modern dance! A fun fusion of classical and contemporary modern techniques that will dynamically tone muscles, improve flexibility and build strength. This class connects the mind and body to promote more agility and ease in daily life. All levels of movers are welcome.
Salsa On2 In eight weeks you will learn what you need to know to burn up the dance floor with a partner. The on2 style is also known as mambo and New York style, a style that is current at many exciting dance venues in New Brunswick, North Jersey and New York City.



MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION Are you constantly stressed? Do you suffer from chronic pain or illness, or anxiety? The MBSR program is a highly participatory, practical course based on three decades of published research. Using yoga and mindfulness meditation practices you will learn to tap into you own deepest inner resources, to recognize your unique reactions to stress, and find more effective ways to respond. Course includes a one-day retreat on Saturday, November 11, from 10am – 4pm, at the CAPS on 17 Senior Street, College Avenue Campus.



5K TRAINING CLASS Rutgers Recreation offers a 9-week class to prepare and train for the RU Big Chill 5K. We are a casual running group welcoming beginner to experienced runners. Whether you have never trained for a 5K before, you are a veteran racer, or you just need some accountability to train, we would love to have you join our class! You will be guided by certified trainers and running coaches through a training program to complete your first 5K or improve your previous time
VIRTUAL 5K TRAINING CLASS Don’t have the time or availability to join a running group? Join our VIRTUAL 5K Training Class to train on your own but still receive personalized coaching! You will be guided by your virtual running coach through weekly motivational and informational emails as well as provided a 9-week daily training plan for beginner/intermediate/advanced runners to successfully complete a 5K commencing on December 2nd. Join us at the Big Chill 5K on 12/2 or run this 5K on your own!



INTRO TO YOGA Discover the benefits of Yoga in a class designed for students who are new to the practice. Learn foundational yoga postures (asanas) with alignment, breathing techniques, and meditation. Each class will end with a deep relaxation (savasana). Yoga has a unique way of strengthening and toning your body, improving flexibility and enhancing your sense of well being.