Dance (SQ)

Dance Styles

The JCC offers classes that explore a variety of dance styles. Classes for school-age children and teens are organized by all levels. Students advance based on their ability to perform given steps. Adult dance classes are appropriate for first-time as well as previous dancers unless a level is specified.

Preschool Dance
For our tiniest dancers, in Creative Movement we use imaginative play and musical activities to build strength, flexibility and body awareness, as well as gross motor skills, coordination and posture. A blend of basic dance movement and the use of props and stories make this a fun and rewarding experience. In Pre-Ballet and Tap, beginning ballet skills and terminology are taught with an emphasis on coordination and musicality. Props and dramatic play help to bring out a dancer’s creative expression.

Our teaching method is based on the Vaganova, Cecchetti and Royal Academy of Dance syllabi. These classes consist of barre and center floor exercises. Dates & Times

Is the ultimate in rhythm training. Rhythm, musicality and sound clarity skills are introduced; each level builds on the previous one. Dancers learn a vocabulary of tap steps that will be used to develop fun and interesting choreography. Dates & Times

Dance incorporates modern dance, dance styles from Broadway musicals and Hollywood movies, and street, folk and popular dance. Students must be at least 7 years old. Dates & Times

This genre of concert dance is a blend of lyrical, modern and postmodern dance, including elements of classical ballet. Dates & Times

Hip Hop
Dance includes a wide range of styles such as breaking, locking and popping that it is often freestyle (improvisational). Dates & Times

Israeili Folk Dancing
Has both fixed and repeating sets of steps that go with a specific piece of music. The formation of the dance might be a circle, or perhaps couples, or trios or short lines. Dance movements can be quite varied, with roots in the Romanian horo, or perhaps from the Klezmer music and dancing of Eastern European Jews. Dates & Times


Adult Dance

NEW: bootybarre® - View PDF
March 17-April 14
April 21-May 26 (no class on May 19)
Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 am
$45/member; $50/community 
Robinson Dance Studio

bootbarre® is a fun, energetic workout that fuses techniques from dance, Pilates, and yoga that will tone, define and chisel the whole body. bootybarre® is the perfect combination of strength and flexibility whith an added cardiovascular element utilizing the barre. We focus on proper biomechanics for a safe and well-structured class that can be modified for any fitness level. 

bootybarre® was created by celebrity trainer Tracey Mallet, who has taken it to over 25 different countries and taught thousands of instructors. It is terrifically fun yet rigorous, and after a short period of time, committed students see remarkable results. bootbarre® is done with either bare feet or grippy socks. Light 2lb. handheld weights are recommended. 

Belly Dance Classes
March 17-April 28
Tuesdays, 8:15-9:15 pm

$77/member; $63/community
Robinson Dance Studio

Core Ballet Barre
New dates coming soon!

Adult Tap
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