Modern/Contemporary Dance Class.


Annie Sailer teaches modern/contemporary dance classes in the New Haven area. The classes emphasize pelvis / spine initiated, free-flow, whole body movement and include a floor and standing warm-up followed by big, spatial movement sequences across the floor. All students receive individual attention to alignment and movement issues. The class atmosphere is friendly, non-competitive, and professional. Adults of all ages are welcome.

Annie is available for Individual Instruction, Master Classes, Workshops and Choreography. 
Please contact Annie for more information. 

Modern / Contemporary Dance Classes

adult, intermediate level
Mondays, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Wednesdays, 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Your Community Yoga Center
39 Putnam Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517


Parking is available in front of and behind the Board of Education building at 60 Putnam Ave., and in the Municipal Lot at Whitney and Ralston, located on Whitney Ave., one short block North of the studio. 

Parking directly in front of our building is very limited. If you park there, please do NOT park in front of the garage doors. 

Please do NOT park in the lot across the street which belongs to the adjacent businesses – you may be towed.

Ten Class Card (good for eleven weeks): $150.00
Single Class: $18.00
Forms of payment: check or cash.


Annie has been teaching modern dance classes since 1978. She has taught in studios including the Center for Contemporary Dance in the Washington, D.C. area (1978-1979), as a graduate student at George Washington University (1980-1981), Annie Sailer Dance Studio in New Haven, CT (1983-1986), where her work was presented at the Yale Art Gallery, at Dance Space in Chapel Hill, NC and at the American Dance Festival in Durham, NC where she received North Carolina Choreographer’s Fellowships to ADF in 1987 and 1988, Annie Sailer Dance Studio in Mount Vernon, Ohio while choreographing for the Kenyon College Dance Program as an Affiliated Scholar (1993-1998), as an adjunct in the Theatre and Dance Department at the University of Wyoming (1998-2001), where she choreographed and had presented three large, new works on the department dance students.  Annie taught modern/contemporary dance classes privately at Greenspan Center in Williamsburg, Brooklyn from 2001 to 2012.  Since 2013 she has been teaching in the New Haven area.

Dance Training

Annie’s dance training is based on the Erick Hawkins Technique, which she has studied since 1974. Her strongest influence is Nancy Meehan, director of Nancy Meehan Dance Company and former principal dancer with Erick Hawkins Dance Company.  She performed with Nancy Meehan Dance Company in 1984 and 1985. She has also been enormously influenced by her training (2009 – 2013) with Cathy Ward, director of CW Dance and former principal dancer with Erick Hawkins Dance Company.