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Class Descriptions and Weekly Class Schedule

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2016-2017 Class Information

Class Descriptions and Levels:

Many of the classes offered at JOM combine two or more dance genres, therefore allowing students to experience dance on a broader more encompassing manner. This method of class planning also allows students to decide which types of dance they enjoy the most. Below you will find a description of the various dance subjects offered at Joy of Movement Dance Center. In addition, classes are broken into 6 different levels based on student age and ability. Please see student levels below:

Creative Movement – ages 3-4 (except Someone Special and Me ages 1 1/2 – 3)
Kindergarten – ages 4-5
Mini – ages 5-7
Junior – ages 8-10
Advanced Junior – ages 10-12
Teen/Senior – ages 12 and up

Birthday Parties!!!

What are you celebrating? A birthday, a graduation, or just because…join us for a dance party! During the 1 and 1/2 hour party there will be dancing, games, juice and cookies and FUN! You choose the theme…hip hop dance party, princess tea time or a theme of your choice. The cost is $200 for up to 10 children…$10 for each additional child. Please call the studio at 215-262-0637 or email to info@joyofmovementdancecenter.com to reserve your spot!

Adult Ballroom Dance Session and Kids Ballroom Dance

Dance styles include: Cha Cha, Samba, Sumba, Paso Doble, Jive, Salsa, Waltz, and Tango. This class is offered as a weekly class for children and also as an 8-week session for adults where you can learn the basics of ballroom dance. Be the hit at your next party while getting in shape by learning these fun, social dances! The session is on Fridays from 7:30-8:30pm and our next session will start on September 25th. Cost per couple is $150 or per single dancer is $100 for the 8-week session. Don’t miss the fun…call for more info today!!

Performance Teams

The studio offers great opportunities for performing locally at events, games and amusement parks and competitions with our mini and junior and advanced junior/teen dance teams. Dancers are selected by audition or by teacher recommendation and new students are welcome to try out. You must take a ballet class along with being a part of the performance team. Please speak with studio director for more information.

Someone Special and Me (ages 1 1/2 -3)

Children will learn fun dance-related activities, basic dance steps, stretches and classroom etiquette in a fun, safe environment with Mom, Dad or someone special!

Preschool Dance – Creative Moments (ages 3-4)

This is an introduction to dance and movement for our youngest dancers, with the primary goal of fostering a love of movement in our students. In Preschool Dance, music, props and stories are used to engage your children in the art of dance and introduce them to basic ballet movements. Through this experience, students develop basic motor skills, a sense of rhythm and they become more coordinated. In addition, they learn about taking direction and participating in a group.

Kindergarten Dance – Ballet/Tap/Tumbling (ages 4-5)

A combination of ballet and tap are taught with an introduction to more formal dance training emphasizing proper technique and terminology. Students continue to explore and experience the joy of movement through these two introductory styles of dance that are intended to develop a dancer’s appreciation for the world of movement, rhythm and fun! Students will also experiment with some tumbling like front rolls and cartwheels during this energetic and exciting class.

Ballet

Through the classic art of ballet, students will develop grace, coordination, poise, a disciplined control of the body, an appreciation for art and music, and a wonderful sense of accomplishment. Emphasis is placed on proper technique, posture, and body position. We believe that ballet is the basis and structure from which all other dance styles build.

Jazz/Hip Hop

Jazz is a stylistic, energetic form of dance that emphasizes freedom of movement and creative self-expression. Some characteristics of jazz dance include using syncopated rhythms and isolated body parts while incorporating leaps, kicks and turns. Jazz is a form of dance that has and will continue to evolve over time because it is largely influenced by popular culture. There are many different styles of jazz dance, including Hip Hop, which can be viewed anywhere from television shows, to movies, to Broadway, and even music videos.

Acro/Cheer/Jazz

This dance style combines basic gymnastic and acrobatic movements with popular jazz style dancing and cheer for a fast-moving, high energy class.

Tap

Students learn tap movements and terminology while developing rhythm, coordination, balance, and agility. We begin by teaching basic tap movements before progressing to the more complicated technique of tap. Whether beginning level or advanced, tap is a fun, fast-paced class that is also very challenging.

Musical Theater

Children will have a great time singing, dancing, and acting with their friends. They will learn routines from some of thier favorite musicals/movies and get to play fun theater games.  Students will also get to sing along and dance to their favorite age-appropriate pop music!

Broadway Voice and Acting

Introduce your child to the world of the performing arts! Through acting and voice lessons, activities, and games, your child will have fun learning the skills necessary to perform on Broadway…all set to kids favorite Broadway shows and tunes!

Lyrical/Contemporary

This dance style is very expressive in nature and fuses modern, ballet and jazz techniques together to create a very unique performance.  Lyrical/Contempoary dance is often performed on the popular show “So You Think You Can Dance”.

Class Schedule:

Monday
4:30-5:30pm Junior Tap (7-10)
5:30-6:30pm Junior/Senior Jazz  (9-12)
6:30-7:30pm Senior Tap (10+)
7:30-8:15pm Tap Competition Team AUDITION ONLY (8+)
Tuesday
3:45 – 4:30pm Kindergarten Combo Tap/Ballet/Tumbling (4-6)
4:30 – 5:30pm Mini Combo Ballet-Tap (6-8)
5:30 – 6:30pm Junior Hip Hop/Pop Stars (6-10)
6:30-7:30pm Beg/Junior Lyrical/Contemporary (7-9)
 7:30-8:30pm  Jr/Sr Musical Theatre (8+)
Wednesday
4:30 – 5:30pm Mini/Junior Ballet (6-9)
5:30 – 6:30pm Jr/Sr Hip Hop (10+)
6:30 – 7:30pm Senior Lyrical/Contemporary (9+)
Thursday (ALL classes-by AUDITION ONLY)
4:30 – 5:15pm Hip Hop Competition Team
5:15-6:00pm Lyrical Competition Team
6:00-6:30pm Production (ALL TEAMS)
6:30-7:15pm Jazz Competition Team
 7:15-8:00pm                      Contemporary Competition Team
Friday (STUDIO ONE)
4:30 – 5:30pm
5:30 – 6:30pm Ballet Jr/Sr (10+)
 6:30-7:30pm  Ballroom Parent/Child Partnering
Saturday (STUDIO ONE)
9:00-9:45am Creative Movement (2-4)
9:45-10:45am Mini Combo Tap/Ballet/Jazz (4-6)
10:45-11:45am Junior Combo Tap/Ballet/Jazz (6-8)
11:45-12:45pm Private Lessons
1:00 – 2:30pm Birthday Parties