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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. See below for all of our upcoming dance classes!

Ballet Slippers


In this 9-week Lunch and Fun class, children will learn basic ballet stretches, positions, and fundamental movements, as well as rhythm and musicality through storytelling, all while having fun and making new friends. Ballet slippers are required.

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Intro to Ballet I


Intro to Ballet I classes combine stories and music in a child-friendly setting which helps students develop body and spatial awareness, rhythm, flexibility, balance, coordination and confidence. Students will be introduced to beginning ballet technique and learn basic ballet terminology. Classes meet once a week on Mondays for 45 minutes.

For female students a leotard, tights and pink ballet slippers are required, and hair should be pulled back out of the face in a ponytail or bun. For male students a white t-shirt, black shorts or pants, and black ballet shoes are required for this year-round class.

The Dance Recital will be Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm. *$50 Recital fee not included and will be charged in late January.

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Intro to Ballet II


This class builds upon the basic ballet terminology and technique learned in Intro to Ballet I; however, it is not required to have taken Intro I to enroll in Intro II. Students will advance in their ballet technique at an age-appropriate level and learn movement fundamentals including sequencing, coordination and musicality to develop basic technique, strength and artistic confidence.

For female students a leotard, tights and pink ballet slippers are required, and hair should be pulled back out of the face in a ponytail or bun. For male students a white t-shirt, black shorts or pants, and black ballet shoes are required for this year-round class.

The Dance Recital will be Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm. *$50 Recital fee not included and will be charged in late January.

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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.

Leotard, tights and ballet slippers required for this year-round class. The Dance Recital will be Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm. *$50 Recital fee not included and will be charged in late January.

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Ballet II


In this class, your child will build upon skills learned in Ballet I to learn new 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.

Leotard, tights and ballet slippers required for this year round class. The Dance Recital will be Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm. *$50 Recital fee not included and will be charged in late January.

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Lunch and Fun Hip Hop


In this 9-week Lunch and Fun class, children will learn the basics of hip hop dance and breakdance with age appropriate music and moves. Classes focus on rhythm, coordination, fitness, and fun! The concept of developing individual style and confidence in freestyle dancing will also be introduced. Tennis shoes required.

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Beginner Hip Hop


This full-year class is designed for boys and girls to express creative movement and learn the basics of hip hop dance. Children will focus on basic technique and skills, as well as learning choreography. Each class is a fun way to listen and move to the beats of hip hop and children classic beats.

The Dance Recital will be Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm. *$50 Recital fee not included and will be charged in late January.

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Jr. Hip Hop


This class under the direction of Richmond Urban Dance is a class designed for students that want to learn the fundamentals hip hop of dance. It focuses on basic technique and skills, as well as learning choreography. Each class builds on the one prior. This class is for boys and girls.

The Dance Recital will be Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm. *$50 Recital fee not included and will be charged in late January.

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Hip Hop


This class under the direction of Richmond Urban Dance is a class designed for students that want to learn the fundamentals hip hop of dance. It focuses on basic technique and skills, as well as learning choreography. Each class builds on the one prior. This class is for boys and girls.

The Dance Recital will be Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm. *$50 Recital fee not included and will be charged in late January.

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Israeli Folk Dance-Beginners (Fall)


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 or ellen@ellenbernstein.com.

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Israeli Folk Dance-Beginners (Full Year)


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 or ellen@ellenbernstein.com.

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Israeli Folk Dance-Advanced (Fall)


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

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Israeli Folk Dance-Advanced (Full Year)


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

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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 in the spring.

From ballet to hip hop, we have it all! Visit our activity finder for all class info.

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.