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Combination Classes Ballet/Tap - 1
Ages 2 -3
This program includes ballet and tap for beginner students taught in a nurturing environment making the introduction to dance fun. It provides the young dancer a strong foundation in dance movement, as well as learning the basic elements of dance. For example, hopping, skipping, jumping, musical rhythm, simplified ballet and tap steps, exercise and coordination skills. Students will also learn intellectual concepts of self awareness, creative expression, teamwork and self confidence.
 
Combination Classes Ballet/Tap - 2
AGES 4-6
This class is an extension to Ballet/Tap 1 with much more steps to learn and advancement in technique.
 
Combination Classes Ballet/Tap - 3
AGES 7-9
Students are further challenged with new steps, combinations and choreography as well as ballet and tap terminology.
 
Ballet

Ages 9 and Up
A classical form of dance that provides a strong, foundation for all other dance forms. These classes consist of barre, center floor, progressions across the floor and technique.

 

 

Latin Dance - ages 6 & Up New 

New this season - Class combines different latin dances such as Salsa, Bachata, Meringue etc

Ages 5 and Up -JAZZ
A fun, upbeat style of dance that stems from ballet and combines today’s stylish moves with energetic, popular music. Classes begin with a warm up, followed by technique, across the floor combinations and choreography.
 
Lyrical
Ages 5 & Up 
A highly technical style of dance that fuses ballet and jazz to interpret the meaning of the lyrics. Choreography is often emotional and delicate at the same time telling a story emphasizing on expression, fluid body movement and control. Student enrolled in lyrical must be enrolled in ballet at JSD as well.
 
Contemporary

Ages 10 and Up 
This form of dance is characterized by its versatility, contemporary can be danced to almost any style of music or united with other dance forms to create new styles of movement. Contemporary dance allows the advanced dancer to push to new boundaries of body movement.

 
Pointe
Age depends on skill level and rate of progress
For the experienced ballet student, pointe is the advancement of ballet class. his class must be upon teacher recommendation and accompany a regular ballet class.
 
Tap

Ages 10 and Up
This class is an exciting and challenging art form that creates sound, rhythm and syncopation with your feet. Different styles of tap will be taught while concentrating on clear, crisp and clean sounds.

 
Hip Hop/ Hip Tots 

Ages 3-5 Hip Tots - NEW

Fun filled energetic class with age appropriate moves and music

Ages 7 & Up Hip Hop
High energy freestyle dance form that has become one of the most popular dance form among kids today. Hip hop combines freestyle, breakdancing and jazz footwork.

 
Hip Hop/Acrobatic 
Ages 5 to 9
High energy freestyle dance combining acrobatic tricks and footwork to form a fun, cool class.
 
Acrobatic
Ages 6 to Teen
Similar to the floor skills of gymnastics, it is a high energy performing art that focuses on strength, conditioning, stretch and balance. Beginner to advanced tricks.
 
Tiny Tumblers
Ages 2 ½ to 5
Basic gymnastic skills, strength and coordination, your child will love this class where they learn floor tricks such as cartwheels, somersaults, balance beam, mini-trampoline etc. Great class for energetic little ones!!

 

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Please contact us if you have questions about classes or your child's placement.

 

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Joann's School of Dance  |  312 Rahway Ave.  |  Elizabeth, NJ 07202  |  (908) 289-2777  |  info@joannsschoolofdance.com