Are you seeking a non-competitive studio where fun, fitness, and a love of dance are the top priority?
At J'Adore Dance our year long (September-May), Creative Ballet-Jazz Combo programs for ages 3-13 have been expertly programmed by artistic director Chantel Sampson (BEd, PAHC, AFLCA, PPNF), in collaboration with Creative Jazz Ballet founder Jessica Baudin-Griffin, Anne Green Gilbert and Terry Goetz of the Creative Dance Center, dance educators with many years of experience teaching dance programming to children of all ages and abilities. All our classes are taught by highly trained instructors who have certified in JDanceTM (The foundational program for the JBallet Curriculum) and have a solid foundation in both dance technique and best teaching practices.
Our program focuses on conceptual dance education, and Anne Green Gilbert’s BrainDance research providing a foundation for a strong where new dance concepts will be explored monthly.where new dance concepts will be explored monthly. Creative dance, imagination, and expression are combined with developmentally appropriate movement, music, and ballet and jazz technique to create a class that is fun for all! This class is part of the Performance Program and will perform in Recital.
Dance is more than a series of steps. Our programs use a holistic approach that provides our young dancers with a brain compatible learning environment. Our conceptual approach to dance education ensures our students move with purpose on the dance floor and through life. Our goal is to shape each student into a Holistic Dancer who is a:
Our level 1 and 2 Creative Ballet-Jazz Combo classes have been designed with preschoolers in mind! In these levels our goal is to build confidence and body awareness, inspire creativity and expression, while developing physical literacy skills in our youngest dancers. The program focuses on creative dance with a focus on fundamental dance skills that will be the base of future ballet and jazz technique. Dancers will explore a variety of music genres, images, and props to develop their dance ability. Teachers will also work with young dancers on classroom routine and etiquette, taking turns, and working with others. This program is recommended for children who have already had a positive experience in one of our parent and tot or preschool programs and are ready for a full year dance program.
Level 1: For children who will be 3 by no later then September 30
Level 2: For children who will be 4 or 5 by no later then September 30
Our level 3 through 7 Creative Ballet-Jazz Combo classes are for kids who want the option to explore and create expressively while working on progressive dance technique. Kids in these levels will be challenged to solve movement problems, create dances using a variety choreographic structures and movement concepts, while learning developmentally appropriate ballet and jazz skills. Dancers will explore a variety of music, images and props to develop their dance ability while learning how to collaborate and work with other children. Teachers in our program do not spend classes drilling technique or steps. The class activities and exercises have been developed to ensure dancers are able to progress their dance skills in a fun environment that keeps children engaged and excited to dance and learn. This program is recommended for children who are ready to make a full year commitment to a multifaceted dance program.
All children develop in their own time, at their own pace. As such all of our classes are leveled based on a combination of appropriate age groupings and skill level. This ensures all children are in a class where they will be suitably challenged and successful. Returning families will have received a level recommendation at the end of the previous dance season.
Level 3: For children who will be 5 or 6 by no later then September 30 (5 year olds may register by teacher recommendation only)
Level 4: For children who will be 6, 7, or 8 by no later then September 30 (6 year olds may register by teacher recommendation only)
Level 5: For children who will be 8, 9, or 10 by no later then September 30 (8 year olds may register by teacher recommendation only)
Level 6: For children who will be 9, 10, or 11 by no later then September 30 (9 year olds may register by teacher recommendation only)
Level 7: For children who will be 10,11 or 12 by no later then September 30 (10 year olds may register by teacher recommendation only)
Cancellations received prior to August 1, 2017 will be charged a $30 cancellation fee. Cancellations received prior to September 16, 2017 will be charged the $100 administration fee and a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations received prior to October 31, 2017 will be refunded one half of the total annual class fees, not including the administration fees. Cancellations received between November 1 and November 30, 2017 will receive studio credit for one half of the class cost, not including administration fees. No refunds or credits will be issued for ANY cancellations received after November 30, 2017. If you are unsure if your child is ready for a full year dance commitment, please consider one of our sessional preschool or kids programs.
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