JOD_Comm Classes

Ballet & Tap (Combination I)

For Ages 5-6. Our classical ballet syllabus incorporates the methodology of the Royal Academy of Dance and trains children in execution of ballet skills. Children develop lovely technical ballet skills while learning French vocabulary; this enhances their artistic growth, as well as cultivates poise, grace, and musicality. Young dancers learn basic tap footwork and vocabulary using fun Broadway-style song and tap routines showcasing their fantastic stage presence. Children must be in kindergarten or first grade to attend this class.

Ballet & Tap (Combination II)

For Ages 7-9. Children will learn beginning tap to develop coordination, rhythm, and timing. Also included in this class is instruction in primary ballet, to develop poise, grace, and musicality. Students will also be introduced to hip-hop jazz, using the latest, hottest music.

Ballet & Tap (Combination III)

For ages 8-12. Combination III is a 75 minute class that trains students in three dance forms: ballet, tap, and hip-hop. In our classical ballet syllabus, emphasis will be on the clarity of classical placement, technique, barre work, adagio, and alegro variations. The rockin’ tap section of class will enhance articulation and clarity of tap sounds, while teaching tap techniques, terminology, barre, and progressions. The Hip-Hop section of class trains students in jazz techniques, hip-hop, and urban-style movements, Children love being a part of this dynamic dance craze!

Ballet, Tap & Jazz (Combination IV)

For Ages 8-10. Students in this program must have previous dance training in the Combination III level or equivalent experience. Students develop further in the Joy of Dance syllabus by training in the three dance forms: classical ballet, tap, and jazz/contemporary. Classical ballet training includes ballet barre, stretching/strengthening exercises, and adagio and allegro combinations. These dancers are members of Joy of Dance’s “SHOW BIZ KIDZ” performance troupe.

Ballet, Tap & Jazz (Combination V)

For Ages 9-11. Students in this program must have previous dance training in the Combination IV level or equivalent experience. Students further develop training in four dance forms: classical ballet, tap, jazz, and contemporary. Classical ballet training in this class emphasizes epaulement, fluidity and strength in adagio, and precision in allegro steps. These dancers are members of Joy of Dance’s “SHOW BIZ KIDZ” performance troupe.

Ballet, Tap & Jazz (Junior Company Class)

For Ages 11-13. Students in this program must have previous dance training in the Combination VI + level or equivalent experience. New students may have to audition for this class. Students further develop training in four dance forms: Classical ballet, focusing on coordination, musicality and performance quality; intermediate tap, jazz and contemporary. These dancers are members of Joy of Dance’s “SHOW BIZ KIDZ” performance troupe.