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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 upcoming dance classes!

Intro to Ballet I


Intro to Ballet I classes combine stories and music in a child-friendly setting that helps students develop body and special awareness, rhythm, flexibility, 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.

Leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers required. The Dance Recital will be on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 4:00 pm (fee is included).

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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 Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 4:00 pm (fee is included).

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 Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 4:00 pm (costume fee is included).

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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.

Black short-sleeved leotards and ballet slippers required. The Dance Recital will be Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 4:00 pm (costume fee is included).

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Ballet Slippers


In this 8-week lunch & fun class, children will learn basic ballet terminology, positions and fundamental movements all while having fun and making new friends.

Ballet slippers are required. Leotard and tights are optional.

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Adult Intermediate Ballet - Winter Holiday Session


The Weinstein JCC School of Dance offers an exciting learning environment for adults (ages 16-80+) to learn and improve ballet technique and musicality. Class is suited for advanced beginner through advanced level. We have a wonderful staff of professional ballet instructors: Patty Mochary and Kristen Gallagher.

This class has an option of participating in the spring dance recital on Sunday, April 29, 2018. (Participation optional)

This 10-week session can be purchased for each or all of the following days and make up classes may be taken within the same session.

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Adult Intermediate Ballet - Fall


The Weinstein JCC School of Dance offers an exciting learning environment for adults (ages 16-80+) to learn and improve ballet technique and musicality. Class is suited for advanced beginner through advanced level. We have a wonderful staff of professional ballet instructors: Patty Mochary and Kristen Gallagher.

This class has an option of participating in the spring dance recital on Sunday, April 29, 2018. (Participation optional)

This 10-week session can be purchased for each or all of the following days and make up classes may be taken within the same session.

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Hip Hop


This class under the new 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 on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 4:00 pm. (Recital costume fee is included.)

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Jr. Hip Hop


This class under the new 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 on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 4:00 pm. (Recital costume fee is included.)

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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. Children will participate in a Dance Recital on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 4:00 pm (recital costume fee is included).

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Lunch and Fun Hip Hop


In this 8-week lunch & 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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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.

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.