Dance & Arts Center
The Dance and Arts Center at The J!
Ages 8 – 15+
These studio classes are catered to students who are deeply passionate about, or highly interested in, dance. Classes will challenge students to learn and progress in each class, leading to physical, creative and personal growth.
Studio Classes are labeled as: [Dance Style] [Class Level] (i.e., “Hip-Hop II”).Class levels are classified by both age and experience. Students will be evaluated to determine which level they are best fit for. Studio Classes begin with a warmup consisting of improv dancing, stretching and light conditioning exercises. Students will then learn a choreographed combo that will be broken down and drilled throughout the class. Students will be challenged with attempting different approaches and methods of executing the choreography, as well as channeling different emotions and intentions to tell a story effectively through their movement.
Unlike the recreational classes, Studio Classes run for the full year (September through June) and will end with a recital to showcase the routines learned throughout the year. Students in the Studio Classes will be guaranteed at least 2 routines in the recital per class they sign up for. For committing to the year-long class, we will be offering discounted rates on Studio Classes. Additionally, studio dancers will be offered exclusive discounts on dance workshops/events and recital costumes, among other benefits.
As we continue to finalize the details of the Studio Classes and the new Dance and Arts Center, kindly forward any questions to Lizzie Fleitas, Performing Arts Coordinator, at email@example.com, and stay tuned for updates and announcements coming this summer!
Lizzie Fleitas, Performing Arts Coordinator
Lizzie Fleitas is a commercial dancer and choreographer from Westchester, NY. Lizzie discovered her love for dance while attending Sacred Heart University as a founding member of the SHU Dance Program. Upon graduation, she was asked to return to her alma mater as a choreographer and instructor for the program’s Dance Ensemble. Lizzie has trained in all styles of dance, but specializes in Hip-Hop and Street Jazz. The majority of her training was done in NYC at Broadway Dance Center, Exile Professional Gym, Peridance, and Brickhouse NYC, under some of the city’s top choreographers. Some of Lizzie’s dancer credits include: US Open’s Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day, Saving Forever, Steve Aoki & Lil Yachty, Emarosa, MTV’s TRL, and HBO’s The Deuce.