JSOD offers a variety of classes for all ages including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theater and Contemporary classes. Click on class titles below to view descriptions.
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Mommy and Me Ballet classes for ages 1 and 2 consist of creative movement, rhythm training, and introductory ballet steps. These 45 minute classes are a great mix of structure and fun! Moms dance with their ballerinas in these classes! Class attire is casual. Mommy and Me Students will not perform in our recital; however, we will have a very special performance for parents and friends at our studio at the end of the year!
We offer Ballet/Tap combination and Jazz/Hip Hop combination classes for students ages 5-6. These classes build on our preschool classes in working to improve creative movement, locomotor skills and rhythms. We also work on developing dance technique and learning dance terminology while dancing in a fun environment.
Contemporary is a form of dance influenced by both classical ballet and modern dance. It takes its technique from classical ballet, although it permits a greater range of movement that may not adhere to the strict body lines set forth by ballet technique. Many of its concepts come from the ideas and innovations of 20th century modern dance, including floorwork and contemporary music. We offer Intermediate and Advanced Contemporary classes are for our students in Levels 2-6. Contemporary students must also be enrolled in both ballet and jazz.
Tap classes are geared to teach basic steps, correct terminology and the understanding of rhythmic patterns. Barre, center floor, and across floor combinations are taught to achieve a progression of advancement for the student. Tap combinations are constructed into routines at the appropriate age and technique levels. Tap is taught to ages 3 through adult.
This class is an introduction to the Musical Theater genre for young children. Classes will provide young students the opportunity to explore acting exercises, simple movement for musical theater and an introduction to singing. Students will learn songs and movement from current and classic musicals as well as the history of Musical Theater. We offer Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Musical Theater classes for ages 7 - adult.
This class focuses on the qualities of modern dance, such as body patterning, inversions, weight shifting, movement concepts/qualities and performance practices. The class also works with improvisation as a way to connect with each other and a way to generate movement to express how improvisation can be a value to a dancer's experience. Additionally, dancers learn some Out On a Limb Dance Company choreography to explore moving in the context of a specific dance and how the movement qualities change depending on the context of the dance. Modern is offered to our advanced students in Levels 5-6 and is also open to college students and adults.
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