Class Descriptions: Fall 2023
Sunday Combo Classes:
Tumble and Twirl (Pre-K and Kindergarten) with Ms. Emily Lucas: 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.
Although these class will open for re-enrollment in the Winter/Spring, priority will be given to the students who have already been in the class and in previous years, this has meant that many students are shut out of the Winter/Spring session. Additionally, it means that the majority of the class has taken already, which means your daughter will be behind and playing catch up to these students, which at this age is often a real challenge and not good for their self-esteem. Therefore we recommend you enroll in the Fall Session, but it is not required.
All jazz classes are fun and upbeat dance classes danced to Jewish music or non-Jewish music without lyrics. Students will gain skills in basic jazz technique and terminology, as well as working on leaps and turns, progressively put together in more complicated and intricate sequences. These classes will not open for enrollment in the Winter/Spring. All students who wish to participate must be enrolled in the Fall Session in order to gain the technique necessary to successfully master choreography for the spring performance.
Jazz I (1st and 2nd grade): This class is intended for the beginner student who has never taken dance before, or who has only taken a year of a beginner class.
Jazz II (3rd-4th), Jazz III (5th-6th), and Middle School Jazz : These classes are intended for students who have taken at least one year of ballet or jazz class before and have a basic understanding of positions (turned out and parallel) and know and understand basic terminology including plie, tendu, degage, battement, pas de bourree, pirouette, grand jete. Potential students who wish to join these classes who have not taken classes before need to speak with Mrs. Penn before enrolling.
Jazz Boot Camp: For Girls in Grades 5th and up who are interested in taking jazz with their classmates but who have not taken dance before must register for Jazz Boot Camp, a 10-class mini-session to get a handle on terminology and basic fundamentals in order to be successful in jazz class with their peers. Please note this will be a small boost to help them in the class in general but they will still feel behind and have some catching up to do. Please make sure they are highly motivated and truly want to learn dance (not just for the social outlet before enrolling in class and the Boot Camp.
These classes will not open for enrollment in the Winter/Spring. All students who wish to participate must be enrolled in the Fall Session in order to gain the technique necessary to successfully master choreography for the spring performance.
Ballet I (1st and 2nd) with 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/III (Ms. Emily Lucas): This class is geared for students who have completed Ballet I or have the equivalent experience in Ballet technique. Students who took Ballet I or Ballet II last year are eligibile to join Ballet II/III this year. Most students in this class are 7-9 years old.
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.
Ballet V (Ms. Emily Lucas): Ballet V is for students who were placed in Ballet IV last year.
Tween Ballet Class (Ms Gabriella Giegerich): A class for 10-12 year olds who are either new to ballet or have a year of technique but fit in this age range.
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.
Junior (2nd-4th) , Senior (5th-6th) and Middle School Fall Choir Project (FCP)
Headed by the talented and experienced Mrs. Tova Davidson (Cohn), the students in these classes will work together to produce a professional quality music video and track recording to be shared on our secure member's only section of our website and at the spring performance. This class will open for re-enrollment in the Spring
Teen Contemporary Dance
Taught by Ms. Emily Lucas, this class, geared for ages 12+, will explore the expressive and impactful dance genre that's built off of other classical styles of dance including ballet, jazz and modern. Perfect for a dancer who has some foundational skills but wants to try a new style with more depth and "punch". Class will focus on flexibility, strength and artistry. Although previous experience is helpful, a motivated student could take this class without any previous experience. This class will open for re-enrollment in the Spring.
Acro Dance is the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements.
Acro I at 4:45 (Ms. Johanna Robinson): For girls in grades 1st-2nd
Acro II at 5:30 (Ms. Johanna Robinson): For girls in grades 3rd-7th
Int Acro at 6:30 (Ms. Johanna Robinson): For girls in Grades 3rd-7th who have strong bridges, cartwheels and roundoffs, or who were in Adv Beg Gymnastics last year.
These classes most likely will not open for enrollment in the Winter/Spring. Any student wishing to join will be considered on a case by case basis based on space availability, skill level and adaptability. All students who wish to participate in this program are strongly encouraged to enroll in the Fall Session in order to gain the technique necessary to successfully master choreography and skills for the spring performance.
*Acro Dance classes are priced differently than the other classes.