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Little dancers love this enchanting adventure in dance! Children develop rhythm, grace, poise, coordination and musicality through pre-primary classical ballet, beginning tap skills, tap routines and improvisations with magical props and adorable costumes. Our dance class enriches your child in five areas of development: physical, creative, social, cognitive and emotional.
Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.
 
3-3.5 years
9 lessons @ 45 mins, $205/$171 MCC district residents.
1573.219          Sa, 9/7–11/23        9:15–10 a.m.
No lesson on 9/14, 9/28 and 11/9.
3.5–4 years
13 lessons @ 45 mins, $297/$247 MCC district residents.
1574.219          W, 9/11–12/11        2:30–3:15 p.m.
No lesson on 11/27.
Young dancers will enjoy dancing to their favorite cherished tunes from such fairytales as “Cinderella,” “Sleeping Beauty” and “Beauty and the Beast,” among others. They will learn ballet dances to popular classical ballets and perform in costumes. All Fairytale Ballet™ classes include a Parent Watch Day every four weeks.
Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.
 
2.5-3.5 years
14 lessons @ 45 mins, $319/$266 MCC district residents.
1571.219          Tu, 9/10–12/10          11–11:45 a.m.
3–4 years
13 lessons @ 45 mins, $297/$247 MCC district residents.
1572.219          Tu, 9/11–12/11          5:15–6 p.m.
No lesson on 11/27.
 
Students are trained in the Royal Academy of Dance classical ballet syllabus through barre, adagio and allegro variations. Students learn tap technique to Broadway-style songs and jazz. Dancers are members of Joy of Dance’s “Show Biz Kidz” performance troupe. “Frosty Follies” rehearsals are on 10/19 and 10/26, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.
 
7-9 years
14 lessons @ 75 mins, $488/$406 MCC district residents.
1581.219          Tu, 9/10–12/10          4:30-5:45 p.m.

Young dancers are introduced to a classical ballet syllabus incorporating magical variations and dance class etiquette. Cognitive skills of counting, sequencing, spatial awareness and immersion in the French language are introduced in this class. Dancers learn tap technique and delightful song and tap routines that develop coordination, rhythm, timing and stage presence.

 

Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.

4 years
13 lessons @ 45 mins, $297/$247 MCC district residents.
1575.219          W, 9/11–12/11          3:30-4:15 p.m.
No lesson on 11/27.

9 lessons @ 45 mins, $205/$171 MCC district residents.
1576.219          Sa, 9/7–11/23          10-10:45 a.m.
No lesson on 9/14, 9/28 and 11/9.

The Joy of Dance ballet curriculum follows the International Dance Acclaim (IDA) Program. In June, the students have a ballet examination assessed by an international examiner. They are awarded a performance certificate and medal that provides proof that they have attained an international standard of classical ballet appropriate to their ages. Ballet students this fall will perform in “Nutcracker: Sweat Treats" and a Marine Corps Toys for Tots Benefit.  Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.
 
5-6 years
13 lessons @ 45 mins, $297/$247 MCC district residents.
 
1586.219          W, 9/11-12/11          4:30-5:15 p.m.

No lesson on 11/27.
Students are trained in the Royal Academy of Dance classical ballet syllabus and tap technique syllabus, which incorporate tap, barre, progressions, combinations and stylized Broadway tap routines, as well as the jazz syllabus. Dancers are members of Joy of Dance’s “Show Biz Kidz” performance troupe. “Frosty Follies” rehearsals are on 10/5 and 10/12, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.
 
7–8 years
13 lessons @ 1 hr, $390/$325 MCC district residents.
1580.219          W, 9/11–12/11          5:15-6:15 p.m.
No lesson on 11/27.
 
Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms and will maximize technique and longetivity in a dance career. It provides grace, poise and the technique needed to be proficient in all other areas of dance. Ballet classes help dancers with posture, flexibility, fitness, balance, self-discipline and self-confidence; and they are FUN!
 
Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.
 
7+ years
13 lessons @ 1 hr, $390/$325 MCC district residents.
1587.119           W, 9/11-12/11           6:15-7:15 p.m.
 
*No lesson on 11/27
 

This is a special art experience for toddlers and parents (or helpers). Little fingers will experiment with painting, gluing, sticking, printing and creating while developing fine motor, language, and self-help skills. Instructor: Abrakadoodle Staff.

 

20 months–3 years
11 lessons @ 45 mins, $185/$170 MCC district residents. Materials fee: $32, make check payable to Abrakadoodle. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class.
6302.219          Th, 9/19–12/12          10:15–11 a.m.
No lesson on 10/31 and 11/28.

 

9 lessons @ 45 mins, $150/$140 MCC district residents. Materials fee: $32, make check payable to Abrakadoodle. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class.
6303.219          Sa, 9/21–11/23          10:15–11 a.m.
No lesson on 11/9.

Students advance in the Joy of Dance syllabus by training in three dance forms: classical ballet, tap and jazz/contemporary. Classical ballet training includes ballet barre, adagio and allegro combinations. Dancers are members of Joy of Dance’s “Show Biz Kidz” performance. “Frosty Follies” rehearsals are on 11/2, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.
 
8-10 years
11 lessons @ 90 mins, $410/$341 MCC district residents.
1582.219          Th, 9/19–12/12          4:30–6 p.m.
No lesson on 10/31 and 11/28.
Prerequisite: dance training in Combination V + level or equivalent experience. New students may have to audition for this class. Students advance in training in four dance forms: classical ballet (focusing on coordination, musicality and performance quality), intermediate tap, jazz and contemporary. These students are members of Joy of Dance’s "Show Biz Kidz" performance troupe. 
Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.
 
10-12 years
9 lessons @ 2 hrs, $432/$360 MCC district residents.
1584.219          Th, 9/19–12/12          5–7 p.m.
No lesson on 10/31, 11/7, 11/28 and 12/5.