Class Descriptions: Fall 2022

Preschool Dance Classes: 

Tumble and Twirl (Ms. Meira Yaffa Arzouan): Join us for a playful and exciting beginner’s dance and gymnastics class.  There will be both basic ballet skills and safe intro to gymnastics stretches and exercises.  Part dance, part tumbling, and loads of fun.

Jazz Classes

Jazz I, II and III (Ms. Meira Yaffa Arzouan-Sundays and Ms. Gabriella Giegerich- Thursdays): Get ready to move and groove to the latest Jewish hits in these fun, upbeat classes.  Classes include a fun cardio warm up, isolations, stretch and strengthening exercises, across the floor progressions, and choreography combinations

It is HIGHLY recommended that students who wish to participate in the June performance be enrolled in class in the Fall Session.  

Ballet Classes

Ballet I (Ms. Emily Lucas): Ballet I introduces a traditional ballet class structure. Students learn fundamental ballet technique through barre work, center exercises, and across the floor combinations designed to improve coordination, flexibility, endurance, and musicality.

Ballet II (Ms. Emily Lucas): Ballet II is geared for students who have completed Ballet I or have the equivalent experience in Ballet technique. 

Ballet III (Ms. Emily Lucas): Ballet III is for students who have completed 1-2 years of ballet study and/or were placed in Ballet II last year. 

Ballet IV (Ms. Emily Lucas): Ballet IV is for students who have completed 2-3 years of ballet study and/or were placed in Ballet III last year. 

Pre-pointe/pointe (Ms. Emily Lucas):  This class is for students who have demonstrated competency in ballet technique and dedication in working towards strengthening their feet to be able to go on pointe. Must have permission to enroll and must be co-concurrently enrolled in a technique ballet class.  

Tween/Teen Beginner Ballet (Ms. Emily Lucas): This class is dedicated to the student who is new to ballet but wishes to play “catch up” to the level of her peers.  Although it is an introductory level class, the class will move quickly in order to cover a lot of material appropriate for this age group.

It is HIGHLY recommended that students who wish to participate in the June performance be enrolled in class in the Fall Session.  

Taekwondo Classes

Taekwondo (Mrs. Ahuvyah and Mr. Eri Kjeldergaard): This traditional Korean Martial Art provides a fun and progress-oriented experience that will instill a positive attitude, build confidence and self-esteem, develop character, promote the desire to learn, improve motivation and concentration and teach self-discipline and respect. Classes will start as white belts and work on the sequencing and testing, working towards earning their orange belt and beyond. 

Choir Special Project

Choir (Ms. Tova Cohn):  For this special Fall session of Choir, Ms. Tova Cohn will direct a girls choir for girls in grades 3-6.   Girls will be working on a song, developing it musically and eventually choreographically.  They working towards a special project, culminating in a professionally shot and edited music video.  The final video will be shared on a private, members only page on La Zooz Dance's website and at the final June performance.

Gymnastics*

Beginner Gymnastics: For girls ages 6-10 (4:30 class) and 7-11 (5:30 class) who do not yet have a front roll or a cartwheel.  In this beginner gymnastics class we will work on stretching and strengthening our bodies, and work on fundamental gymnastics skills like rolls, handstands, coordination and balance exercises, etc.

Advanced Beginner Gymnastics: For girls ages 7-12 (6:30 class) and 11-18 (7:30 class) who have a strong front roll and cartwheel.  In this advanced beginner gymnastics class we will work on stretching and strengthening our bodies, and work beyond our fundamental gymnastics skills to work on handstands, back and front walkovers, round-offs, coordination and balance exercises, etc.

Dance Special Project

This Dance Special Project is working on choreography for a music video that will be professionally filmed and edited. Must be concurrently enrolled in a technique dance class.

 

*Gymnastics Note: We are thrilled to be offering gymnastics for the first time at La Zooz Dance.  Full disclosure:  It is important to note, that due to space constraints, we are only able to do what we can comfortably and safely do in the space.  There is a "ceiling" (literally and figuratively) as to what we can offer these girls within the confines of the current La Zooz model.  Whereas in dance I can offer year to year more advanced, challenging classes for your daughters, in gymnastics this is not the case, and at some point in the future (probably years down the line), the girls will have mastered all the skills we can safely do in the space and will need a new facility to continue on if they wish to do so.