Dance & Arts Center

The NEW 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 lfleitas@stamfordjcc.org, 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.

 


 

Studio Class Tuition:
Studio Classes run from September 2019 to June 2020. The deadline to join Studio Classes is January 13, 2020. 

Tuition is divided into 3 equal trimester payments: September 2019, November 2019, and March 2020. Tuition does not include dance recital costume. Costume payment is due in November. Studio Class tuitions are prorated for sessions offered from January 2020 to June 2020 for students who are registering between now and January 13, 2020. Tuition can be divided into 2 equal payments for those joining Studio classes between now and January. For more information, please contact Mo Concepcion at mconcepcion@stamfordjcc.org.

 

 

Click here to register online.

 

Ballet
Ages 8 – 14
Class consists of a warm-up, which incorporates the fundamental ballet stretches and poses, across the floor exercises, leaps and turns, and learning and executing choreographed combinations. Students learn footwork, direction changes, and weight shifts. Through the technique of ballet, students will gain balance, strength, flexibility and body-awareness.

Ballet I
Ages 8 – 10
Mondays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Jan. 6 – Jun. 1 (No class Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Apr. 6, May 25)
Members $378 / Community $450 (18 sessions)

Ballet II
Ages 11 – 14
Mondays, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Jan. 6 – Jun. 1 (No class Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Apr. 6, May 25)
Members $378 / Community $450 (18 sessions)

 

Contemporary
Ages 8 – 14
Contemporary is a fusion of many different dance styles; it draws technique from Ballet, isolations and grooves from Hip-Hop, and improv-based movement from Modern. In this class, students will learn fundamental elements of dance, such as leaps, turns, grooves and floorwork. Improvisation exercises and choreographed combinations will allow students to practice and apply these foundational moves while they explore different ways of connecting rhythmically and emotionally to the music.

Contemporary I
Ages 8 – 10
Tuesdays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Jan. 7 – Jun. 2 (No class Feb. 18, Apr. 7, Apr. 14)
Members $399 / Community $475 (19 sessions)

Contemporary II
Ages 11 – 14
Tuesdays, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Jan. 7 – Jun. 2 (No class Feb. 18, Apr. 7, Apr. 14)
Members $399 / Community $475 (19 sessions)

 

Hip-Hop
Ages 8 – 14
Students will express themselves creatively through the basic moves and grooves of Hip-Hop dance! As they dance along to the latest age-appropriate tunes, students will learn elements of grooving, popping and waving, while also gaining an understanding of rhythm and musicality. Through fun games and creative exercises, students will fine-tune their improvisational skills and imaginatively explore new approaches to movement-based expression.

Hip-Hop I
Ages 8 – 10
Wednesdays, 5 – 6 p.m.
Jan. 8 – Jun. 3 (No class Apr. 8, Apr. 15)
Members $420 / Community $500 (20 sessions)

Hip-Hop II
Ages 11 – 14
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 8 – Jun. 3 (No class Apr. 8, Apr. 15)
Members $420 / Community $500 (20 sessions)

  

 

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