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Classes: 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 year-round classes combine stories and music in a child-friendly setting to help students develop body/spatial awareness, rhythm, flexibility, balance, coordination and confidence. Students will be introduced to beginning ballet techniques and learn basic ballet terminology.

The Dance Recital will be Sunday, May 3, 2020 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 year-round 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 like sequencing, coordination and musicality.

The Dance Recital will be Sunday, May 3, 2020 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 3, 2020 at 4:00 pm. *$50 Recital fee not 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.

Leotard, tights and ballet slippers required for this year-round class. Children will participate in a Dance Recital on Sunday, May 3, 2020 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 learn choreography. Each class is a fun way to listen and move to the beats of hip hop and classic children beats.

Children will participate in a Dance Recital on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 4:00 pm. *$50 Recital fee not included and will be charged in late January. 

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Jr. Hip Hop


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

The Dance Recital will be Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 4:00 pm. *$50 Recital fee not included and will be charged in late January.

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Hip Hop


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

The Dance Recital will be Sunday, May 3, 2020 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 "just dance" 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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BeMoved


Come explore the joy of dance with women with all movement abilities in this 9-week session. With 18 unique dance genres, BeMoved® inspires women to embrace dance as a lifelong path to health, joy and fulfillment. Our goal is to celebrate the diverse beauty of movement, while also building a sense of community within our class and company culture. We believe that movement expressed through dance and music has a transformative power that enriches a person’s wellbeing above and beyond the well-known physical fitness benefits.

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