Dance with Me!

 (1-2 years old, *30 mins)

Dance with me is a parent/child class that introduces children to music and movement!

Creative Movement

(3 years old by September 1st, *30 mins)

This class introduces basic fundamentals of dance and is designed to enhance gross motor development, listening skills, musicality, and the use of our imaginations!

Preschool Combo

(4 years old by September 1st, *45 mins)

Students learn basic fundamentals of ballet and tap in a creative, fun, and nurturing atmosphere.

Kinderdance

(5 years old by September 1st, *1 hour)

Basic fundamentals of ballet, tap, and introduction to jazz dance. Students learn musicality, coordination, and rhythm.

Kinder Ballet/Jazz

(5 years old by September 1st, *30 min)

Basic fundamentals of ballet and introduction to jazz dance. Students learn musicality, coordination, and rhythm.

Primary Combo

(6 years old by September 1st, *1 hour)

Students learn musicality, flexibility, coordination, and terminology in ballet, jazz, and tap.

Jazz (ages 7 & up)

*1 hour jazz/tap combo class or 1 full hour depending on level

This class consists of warm-up, isolations, across the floor technique, and center choreography. Musicality, flexibility, coordination, and strengthening are focused elements in class. Dancers will also learn jazz terminology as well as the history of jazz. Styles of jazz include: Musical theatre, contemporary, lyrical, and modern jazz.

Tap (ages 7 & up)

*1 hour jazz/tap combo class or 1 full hour depending on level

Tap class focuses on musicality, rhythmical sounds, and syncopated movements. Center warm-up, across the floor technique, and choreography to suitable music will be done in class. Both hoofer and Broadway style tap will be taught.

Ballet (ages 7 & up)

* 1 hour

Ballet is the foundation of dance. Posture, alignment, and placement are focused elements in class. The Vaganova method will be taught and class will consist of barre exercises, center work, and traveling progressions. Correct terminology and technique will be learned, as well as the history of ballet. Dancers in higher levels, who take at least 3 hours per week, may advance to pointe work at the discretion of the director. It is integral for all types of dancers to take ballet class, and is highly encouraged here at CJDA.

Lyrical/Contemporary (ages 7 & up)

*45-60 mins depending on level

This class fuses together classical ballet, jazz, and modern technique. Students learn to tell a story and use their emotions. Ballet is required to take this class.

Hip Hop (ages 4 & up)

*45-60 mins depending on level

Hip Hop primarily focuses on isolations, funk, and rhythmical movement performed to today’s popular music. Advanced levels will learn break dancing, popping and locking.

Acro (ages 4 & up)

*45-60 mins depending on level

Blends jazz dance with acrobatic skills. Students will learn tumbling skills while increasing flexibility, balance, strength, and coordination.