Joffrey Ballet School makes dance fun! Their custom curriculum encourages age appropriate learning and teaches classical ballet, as well as, contemporary ballet, jazz, hip hop, and modern dance.
Here are excellent options for After-School or Weekend classes this Fall/Winter 2018 season at Joffrey Ballet.
Age: 2+. Wed or Sat. Specially designed for 2 year olds who are not yet comfortable being in a class alone. Each child is joined in class by a parent or caregiver who will be the “dancing partner.”
Age: 3+. Mo, Tu, Wed, Th or Sat. Children learn the elements of creative movement and ballet and skills such as turn-taking and following instructions are emphasized. Dancers explore movement qualities, musicality, and motor coordination.
Age: 4+. Mo, Tu, Wed, Th or Sat. Dancers will learn through creative movement and basic ballet. Dancers are encouraged to expand their movement vocabulary through games and creative exploration of dance movements.
Age: 5+. Tu, Wed, Th or Sat. The elements of creative movement will be augmented with an emphasis on coordination. Basic ballet concepts will be introduced.
Age: 6+. Tu, Th or Sat. Dancers are introduced to a class format that prepares them for a “real” ballet class via exercises emphasizeing straight legs and pointed feet, posture, placement, stretches, etc.
Age: 7+. Mo, Wed, or Sat. Students learn dance exercises consisting of barre and centre work with focuses on posture, placement and comportment of classical ballet. This training develops a strong foundation for Classical Ballet.