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Dancer photos courtesy of Something New Studios

Creative Movement

For children ages 2.5-3 (Creative Movement 1) and 3.5-4 (Creative Movement 2).  Dancers will explore the joy of movement through music, dance and props.  They will learn basic ballet positions, correct posture, and age-appropriate stretching exercises in a creative environment. Dancers will perform a routine in the school's annual recital.

Pre-Ballet

For children ages 4-5.  Future dancers are introduced to one of the most important elements of dance technique: the ballet barre.  This early training in posture, footwork and balance is essential for later success in dance.  Students will perform a routine in the school's annual recital.

Hip Hop

Ages 4 and up.  Hip Hop is a great form of exercise for children of all ages.  Students learn the latest moves from their favorite tv shows and music videos, while developing coordination and musicality.  Students will perform a routine in the school's annual recital.

Ballet/Tap

For children ages 5-8.  Beginning students start off on the right foot with this comprehensive class, which is designed to introduce children to the fundamentals of ballet and tap dance technique.  Students learn to respect the studio, the teachers and the other students as they discover their coordination, musicality and love of movement.  Dancers will perform one routine in the annual recital.

Ballet

Classical Ballet is the foundation of all dance styles.  In order to truly excel in dance, Ballet training is a necessity.  Students will learn proper body alignment, balance, precise footwork and arm placement while increasing flexibility and strength.  JJDA offers both performance Ballet classes and Ballet Technique classes in which students focus on improving skills throughout the year and do not perform a routine in the annual recital.

Tap

In this class students will learn a variety of steps, with emphasis placed on crisp, clear sounds and proper body position and alignment.  As students progress, they will learn advanced combinations and rhythm patterns.

Jazz and Lyrical

In these classes students will increase flexibility while working to master movements such as grand battements (high kicks), pirouettes, and a wide range of leaps and jumps.  Students will explore a variety of movement required for both contemporary and traditional styles of movement.  Jazz classes will focus on fast, upbeat movement while Lyrical classes will focus on slower, expressive choreography.

Stretch

In this technique class, dancers will learn to isolate and stretch each muscle in order to increase range of motion and obtain the flexibility needed to execute advanced movements.  Dancers will not learn a routine in this class.

Jumps/Leaps/Turns

This technique class is geared toward dancers who want to take their training to the next level by focusing on the technical elements required of advanced dancers.  Please see the description of the classes on our online registration site to find the level most suitable for your child.  This class will not perform a routine in the school's annual recital.

Acro For Dance

For students who want to learn impressive tricks to include in their dance performances, while also increasing their strength and flexibility.  Please see the class descriptions in the online registration system to find the appropriate level class.  This class will not perform a routine in the annual recital.

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