Dance at the J

 

The Dance Program at the JEA will include a variety of dance class options such as hip-hop, tumbling, ballet and tap. The goal of these classes is to help your child(ren) develop fundamental dance skills that they will continue to build upon. JEA Dance classes will run for four (4) weeks including one (1) 1-hour session per week. A minimum of three (3) kids must be enrolled for the class to run with a max of eight (8) in a group. The last class of each session will include a virtual performance for the parents to catch a glimpse of what the children have been learning!

 

Children ages 5+

Class options available for all ages. Please read the class descriptions before registering your child as certain classes are only offered to specific age ranges.

 

Class Options:

Mondays:

4:30-5:30pm ballet/tap combo class (all ages)

5:30-6:30pm tumbling & hip hop (all ages)

 

Wednesdays:

4:30-5:30pm tumbling & hip hop (all ages)

5:30-6:30pm ballet/tap combo class (all ages)

*As the program grows, more class types & time offerings will become available*

 

Class Descriptions:

Hip-Hop: Beginner Hip-Hop will have dancers develop musicality, creativity, listening skills and coordination. This is a non-stop, action-packed class that includes hip-hop movements and basic break dancing skills. All music and moves are age appropriate.

Tumbling: This class focuses on building flexibility and strength. Students will learn basic tumbling skills such as forward and backward rolls, backbends, handstands, cartwheels and roundoffs.

Ballet: Our teaching method is based on the Vaganova, Cecchetti and Royal Academy of Dance Syllabi. These classes consist of barre and center floor exercises. Students advance based on their ability to perform given steps.

Tap: Tap is the ultimate in rhythm training. Rhythm musicality and sound clarity skills are introduced; each level builds on the previous one. Dancers learn a vocabulary of tap steps that will be used to develop fun and interesting choreography. Students advance based on their ability to perform given steps.

 

Attire:  

Ballet/Tap-

Clothing: leotard or form fitting tank top + tights/leggings (no jeans) 

Shoes: Ballet shoes AND Tap shoes

*If you choose this class, please note that there are required shoes you will need to purchase for your child if they do not already have them*

 

Tumbling/Hip-Hop-

Clothing: leotard or form fitting tank top + tights/leggings (no jeans)

Shoes: athletic shoe/sneaker

 

Session Dates:

    Session 1: March 1 - March 26

        Class 1: Week of 3/01

        Class 2: Week of 3/08

        Class 3: Week of 3/15

        Class 4: Week of 3/22 (virtual performance)

 

    Session 2: April 5 - April 30

        Class 1: Week of 4/05

        Class 2: Week of 4/12

        Class 3: Week of 4/19

        Class 4: Week of 4/26 (virtual performance)

 

Pricing:

$65 for JEA members

$80 for JEA Guests

per session [includes four (4), 1-hour classes]

 

*There will NOT be any makeup classes or refunds offered for this program (unless in extreme circumstances at the discretion of the H&W Director) if your child misses any classes.

 

Important Deadlines:

*All requests must be in at least one week before the start of the session you are registering for. Once the minimum number of children have enrolled, you will receive an email from Jess (Health & Wellness Director) verifying this time and providing you the registration link to pay for the class.

 

Are you ready to sign your child up?

If so, please click here to fill out the request form!

Instructor:

Mindy Wedner Hilton

 

Mindy is a Pittsburgh, PA native who started dancing at the age of two. She studied ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre, Hip-hop, acting, singing and performed professionally with Pittsburgh Musical Theatre. She then attended and graduated from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. After graduating she performed in various professional performances around the country and began teaching in between productions. Mindy has choreographed musicals in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She also has won numerous Choreography and high placement awards while working in Nashville. Mindy is thrilled to be in Savannah and to encourage the passion, drive and joy she has for the arts into its next generation of performers at the JEA!