Dance Programs

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The Philip Chosky Performing Arts Program

The JCC School of Dance offers a curriculum that provides participants from pre-school through adults with unique, creative experiences that emphasize fun and learning. We encourage creative exploration in a non-competitive atmosphere that fosters self-confidence, self-esteem and independence.

Our classes are offered at developmentally appropriate levels and are taught with sensitivity to each student's abilities. Our goal is to encourage creativity and a love of dance based on a solid technical foundation. JCC School of Dance participants present an end-of-the year recital to showcase what they have learned throughout the year.

Kathy Wayne
, Dance Director, is a graduate of Point Park College with a B.A. in dance. Her professional credits include Tokyo Disneyland, Caesar's Atlantic City and many productions with the Pittsburgh Playhouse. 

Our goal is to help your child gain poise, flexibility, strength and an appreciation for the art of dance.


Dress Code Requirements
Hair must be pulled back, longer hair should be in a bun or pony tail.

Ages 3-4Ages 5 and UpBoys
  • Pink or black leotard
  • Pink tights
  • Pink ballet slippers (no foam slippers) required for ballet class 
  • Black tap shoes required for tap class 
  • Pink or black leotard
  • Ballet skirts are permitted
  • Jazz pants permitted 
  • Pink or black tights
  • Pink ballet slippers (no foam slippers) required for ballet class
  • Black tap shoes required for tap class
  • Black jazz shoes required for jazz class 
  • Black pants or tights
  • White t-shirt

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 
  • Ballet 
  • Tap 
  • Jazz 
  • Contemporary 
  • Hip Hop 
  • Israeili Folk Dancing

Dance Recital
Our annual dance recitals are held in early May.
Costumes are mandatory for participants in the dance recital adn must be purchased by parents in January.
Students must be registered in January to participate in teh dance recital.

Particiaptns must be registered before the first class begins.
If your child is in Level 3 or above, please call the Direcgtor to discuss your child's placement for this year.