The Dance and Dramatic Arts school is designed to develop talent and imagination while building confidence, self-image, and the joy of performing. We strive to inspire children through movement, teaching students to appreciate dance as a form of communication and expression, whether they are aspiring performers or simply taking class for fun.
Our professionally trained staff follows a creative and progressive curriculum that allows students to hone their skills and grow as individuals with confidence and pride. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, the Dance and Dramatic Arts School has a class for you!
Take your first dance steps at the JCC Dance School! Your little one will learn the basics of jazz and ballet in a fun and playful environment using props and lots of imagination. This class is concurrent with specific milestones of child development.
Early Childhood Dance
Our preschool programs are a positive first experience for the youngat “art.” The classes are concurrent with specific milestones of child development. The curriculum is based on the use of props and imagination to encourage the children to learn music and dance concepts. Learn basic jazz and ballet steps while having a blast!
Dance Combo Classes
This class offers comprehensive training in ballet techniques. Ballet training is the base of all dance styles and improves flexibility while developing poise and grace. Pair your ballet training with either tap or jazz in one of our combo classes. Expand your world of tap through new steps and fun combinations or build a solid jazz dance foundation to fun up-tempo music!
This class offers comprehensive training in ballet techniques. The fundamentals of barre, centre, adagio, and allegro are given in each class. Ballet training is the base of all dance styles and improves flexibility, develops poise and grace, while building confidence and strength.
Tap class is a jam-packed hour of fun! Dancers practice a series of basic steps, adding more difficult combinations as they become more proficient. What could be more fun than drumming with your feet!
This class is directed toward giving children a solid jazz foundation and building proper technique. The class begins with a full jazz warm-up, followed by across the floor exercises, and wraps up with a center combination. Learn fun dances to current pop music!
Pop & Lock, Wave, B-Boy and Funk – it’s all here! Learn the coolest moves around.
Work from your center and build strength, flexibility, and a strong technical foundation. Lyrical dance is a modern dance form which fuses modern dance, jazz, and ballet. This class offers a fantastic opportunity to develop technique, learn choreography, and dance through expression.
Acro dance seamlessly fuses elements of lyrical and gymnastic such as balancing, tumbling, and jazz. Students learn acrobatic tricks such as handstands, cartwheels, chest stands, elbow stands, walkovers, side and front aerials, and tumbling lines.
Leaps and Turns
Leaps and turns is an advanced technique class for high school students with a serious and strong focus in the study of dance. This class will focus on complex leaps and turns used in all genres of dance. Prior dance experience required.
JCC Dance Company
These performance groups dance in various venues around the area such as malls, nursing homes and amusement parks. The Dance Company is for children who are dedicated to dancing and motivated to excel in their art. It is an extension of a child’s initial dance training. Students are trained in multiple styles of dance, participle in rigorous rehearsals and perform in front of diverse audiences, allowing them many opportunities to grow as well-rounded dancers. Participation in Dance Company is by teacher recommendations and auditions only.
Private Dance, Voice and Acting Lessons
Available to students enrolled in dance dramatic arts classes
Dance: Private dance is for students who are passionate about dancing and inspired to excel in their art. It is an extension of a child’s initial dance training.
Voice: Vocal training is tailor-made to each individual singer’s needs and goals. Learn the proper vocal technique to increase vocal range and strength, create a beautiful tone and maintain a healthy voice.
Acting: For serious young actors to work on audition monologues or for scenes for films, plays and TV series.
This exciting summer experience combines dance with traditional camp fun! Campers can take classes in ballet, jazz, or hip hop with our talented and experienced teachers.
Summer camp options include Dance Intensive, Little Dancers Camp and Dancer’s Workshop.