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Dance: Exercise for Body & Mind

The Weinstein JCC School of Dance offers an exciting learning environment for students of all skill levels. Our program gives dancers the opportunity to learn and perform various types of professional dance in a group setting with the option of a dance recital each spring.

Dance Classes

For our instructional dance classes, there are two semesters and it is recommended students register for both (September–May). Taking both semesters gives the dancer the appreciation for the art and instills discipline while developing strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and memory. The adult dance program offered through the Weinstein JCC School of Dance is continuous with no breaks. See below for all of our fall dance classes!

Intro to Ballet II


This class builds upon the basic ballet terminology and technique learned in Intro to Ballet I. Students will advance in their ballet technique at an age-appropriate level and learn fundamentals including sequencing, coordination and musicality to develop basic technique and strength. Leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers required. The Dance Recital will be on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm (fee is included).

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Ballet I


Ballet technique and terminology are introduced in this Weinstein JCC School of Dance beginner’s class. Students will begin to work at the barre and learn ballet positions and creative movement through music and stories. Short-sleeved leotard and ballet slippers required. The Dance Recital will be on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm (fee is included).

Ballet II


In this class, your child will learn new ballet techniques and terminology. Your child will complete barre and floor work, choreography, and more advanced combinations. Lessons will build with complexity and end with a recital where you can see how your child’s skills have developed. Solid colored leotard and ballet slippers required. The Dance Recital will be on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm (fee is included).

Hip Hop


This class provides a Hip Hop cultured experience that is able to accommodate all difficulty levels for different ages. Participants will learn the various styles of HipHop dance set to today’s top hits as well as beats from the underground. Styles include popping, locking, breaking, and many others. This class is for boys and girls. A Dance recital will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm (fee is included).

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Israeli Folk Dance - Beginners


In a warm and inviting atmosphere, learn the steps involved with Israeli dancing, both traditional and modern. This class continues to be one of the most popular classes at the Weinstein JCC, and the first class is always free! Questions? Call Ellen Bernstein at 804-399-3649.

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Israeli Folk Dance - Advanced


For those who love to dance and have some knowledge of Israeli Folk Dance, this class provides the opportunity to “just dance” and learn new dances as well, in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

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Ballet Slippers - Spring


In this lunch and fun class, children will learn ballet terminology, positions and movements all while having fun and making new friends. Ballet slippers are required. Leotard and tights are optional.

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Beginner Hip Hop (NEW!) - Spring


Introduces the basics of hip hop dance and breakdance with age appropriate music and moves. It focuses on rhythm, coordination, fitness, and fun! It also introduces the concept of developing individual style and confidence in freestyle dancing. Tennis shoes required.

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Creative Movement (NEW!) - Spring


This super creative class allows children to be, do and go literally anywhere their little minds will take them. Children feel free to move in all sorts of ways in this class. Who said physical fitness is no fun? In this class, children get to be extra active while working on large and fine motor skills without even realizing it. Children will dance in socks or bare feet.

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Adult Intermediate Ballet - Spring


The Weinstein JCC School of Dance offers an exciting learning environment for students of all skill levels. Our program gives dancers the opportunity to learn and perform various types of professional dance in a group setting with the option of a dance recital each spring. We have a wonderful staff of professional ballet instructors: Patty Mochary and Kristen Flato. A Dance recital will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm. (Participation optional and additional costume fee required.) These 10-week sessions can be purchased for each or all of the days listed below. For more information about our Drop In rate, please call 285-6500.

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School of Dance

The Weinstein JCC School of Dance offers an exciting learning environment for students of all skill levels. Our program gives dancers the opportunity to learn and perform various types of professional dance in a group setting with the option of a dance recital on May 15th.

Classes will meet on Thursdays & Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 am and Wednesdays from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Visit our activity finder and look for the adult intermediate ballet listings to sign-up.

Looking for more information? Contact Allison Snyder at asnyder@weinsteinjcc.org and try your first class for free!

For information on dance programming, contact our Director of Fitness & Recreation, Allison Snyder, at (804) 545-8638 or asnyder@weinsteinjcc.org.