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Dance

Dance Classes and Programs

Dance with us! Our programs provide high quality training in several genres of dance. We are committed to nurturing our students' fullest potential by building skills and fueling their love of dance in a fun and supportive environment. Below you will see youth dance program details and class offerings at both JCC locations. For adult dance classes, please see Adult Enrichment Programs >

Questions?
Owings Mills: Contact Adrienne Bergeron | 410.500.5938 | abergeron@jcc.org
Park Heights: Contact Laura Kurcfeld | 410.500.5907 | lkurcfeld@jcc.org

Dance at Owings Mills JCC

Ballet Babies (Ages 3-5)
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Ballet babies is an introduction to ballet dance for ages 3-5 years old (please see age requirements for weekend classes versus weekday). Classes focus on age-appropriate fundamentals of ballet including but not limited to flexibility, strength, poise, and grace. A fun filled 40 minutes, this class engages the child in dance activities incorporating music and props along with the startings of exploration of dance technique and ballet terminology. This is an independent class from our grown ups, but for the last class, we will offer a final viewing in the dance studio where our adults watch us perform what we have learned

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Questions? Contact Adrienne Bergeron | 410.500.5938 | abergeron@jcc.org

 

Broadway Tots (Ages 3-5)
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Broadway TOTS will focus on the foundations of musical theatre in a fun, entertaining, and imaginative way! Every week, we begin every class with songs and games to train our tots about warming up in acting, voice, and dance. The last section of each class consists of learning a music and movement piece to age appropriate Broadway tunes, to eventually create a showcase of our very own. Though we do not cast specific roles in our show, we hope that this class allows for our tots to aspire to the next big kid step, the year around CTPC Jr. theatre program! This is an independent class from our grown ups, but for the last class, we will have a final viewing where we allow adults to watch and cheer us on in the black box theatre of the Gordon.

What to Wear

Questions? Contact Adrienne Bergeron | 410.500.5938 | abergeron@jcc.org

Basic Ballet (Ages 5-7)
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Basic ballet introduces dancers to the structure of a traditional ballet class including basic barre, continuing with the understanding and execution of ballet terminology, as well as further improvement upon alignment. They will be challenged to retain choreography, as they will also be introduced to center work. The perfect continuation of Ballet Babies! This is an independent class from our grownups, but for the last class, we will offer a final sharing where our adults watch us perform what we have learned.

What to Wear

Questions? Contact Adrienne Bergeron | 410.500.5938 | abergeron@jcc.org

Basic Hip Hop (Ages 5-7)
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In this high energy class, dancers will learn the basics of hip hop and jazz funk styles. While grooving to some of their favorite music, they will work on rhythm and coordination while learning some basic funk moves.  This class is best for those of all skills levels, who enjoy high energy fun, and enjoys self-expression through movement. This age-appropriate class is a great fit all levels of experience. This is an independent class from our grownups, but for the last class, we will offer a final sharing where our adults watch us perform what we have learned. 

What to Wear

Questions? Contact Adrienne Bergeron | 410.500.5938 | abergeron@jcc.org

Hip Hop Open Level (Ages 8-14)
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In this high energy class, dancers will focus on self expression and all elements of hip hop.  This includes freestyle, popping/locking, and basic breakdancing. These basic techniques will help your dancer build confidence, strength, and balance.  In this open level class, it is recommended that your child have minimal dance experience but is not required. This is an independent class from our grownups, but for the last class, we will offer a final sharing where our adults watch us perform what we have learned. 

What to Wear

Questions? Contact Adrienne Bergeron | 410.500.5938 | abergeron@jcc.org

Beginner Theatre Jazz (Ages 7-10)
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This theatre jazz class is for the beginning dancer who loves jazz and musical theatre and is prepared to combine that with the foundational steps of classic jazz dance.  In this high energy class, dancers will be taught important components of the style, in addition to learning about emoting character and furthering plot lines through dance.   Each week, we will collectively warmup and learn an abbreviated dance combination.  This class is the perfect continuation of Broadway Tots for the new to jazz dance or budding musical theatre enthusiast. This is an independent class from our grownups, but for the last class, we will offer a final sharing where our adults watch us perform what we have learned. 

What to Wear

Questions? Contact Adrienne Bergeron | 410.500.5938 | abergeron@jcc.org

Dance at Park Heights JCC

Girls Ballet & Tap (Ages 6-8)
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Fall 2022 Session
Thursdays, Oct. 20-Dec. 8 | 4:30-5:15pm
Led by Ms. Sharon Lerner of The Baltimore Dance Academy

Weinberg Park Heights JCC

Questions? Contact: Laura Kurcfeld | 410.500.5907 | lkurcfeld@jcc.org

Dance Academy at the J
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Presented in partnership with The Dance Academy of Baltimore, these classes offer a variety of dance styles including Ballet, Pointe, Tap and Modern Dance. With over 30 years’ experience, Ms. Sharon Lerner fuses dance and fun to instill students with a sense of confidence and self-discipline while providing expert instruction.

Learn more about the Dance Academy and available classes >

Weinberg Park Heights JCC

Contact: Sharon Lerner | 410.746.7232 | slerner6510@comcast.net

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