JPDC Class Descriptions
A bonding experience for mommy and 17 month - 2 1/2 years old! You both will learn basic dance steps in a fun, exciting atmosphere then, practice the steps together at home!
Mommy & Me
JPDC's Stars program has exclusively been designed for ages 3-5 years. JPDC's goal is to instill the passion of dance while learning the correct terminology and placement in ballet, tap, jazz/creative movement, singing and musical theatre performance techniques. This fun elite “Stars” program is consistent, age appropriate, focuses on listening skills and learning rhythms, developing coordination, remembering and progressing each week and enjoying the Art of Dance. Dress Code for Stars & Mini’s Combo is a leotard of any color with pink tights & pink ballet shoes. Black tap shoes & hair pulled up or out of face.
Ages 5 - 7
Students will gain the knowledge and understanding of the basics of tap, ballet, and jazz. Students will learn rhythms, musicality, terminology, discipline, respect, coordination skills while progressing each week. Dress Code for Stars & Mini’s Combo is a leotard of any color with pink tights & pink ballet shoes. Black tap shoes & hair pulled up or out of face.
Combo (Tap & Jazz)
JPDC’s Combo Classes is the next level after Stars Combo and Mini Combo and is for both boys and girls. (Average age will be from 8 through teens). Students will review and continue to learn all the basics along with the terminology and development of tap and jazz. The class will do one dance in the recital in one discipline that is chosen by the instructor.Dress Code for Stars & Mini’s Combo is a leotard & tights and/or unitard or tight dance shorts & top. Black tap shoes (preferably Bloch tie up) Tan/carmel jazz shoes (no ties).
Ballet is the foundation of ALL forms of dance. Ballet classes are highly recommended to anyone who wants to dance. This progressive program begins in pre-ballet in JPDC's Stars program through advanced levels.
JPDC's goal is to teach proper technique, body alignment and body placement, muscular control while gaining poise and confidence. The student will learn the correct ballet terminology; learn through traditional ballet barre technique, execute ballet combinations both in center and across the floor while understanding the discipline, respect, and etiquette that is necessary for a successful student's development. Dress code is down of the bottom of the page.
Pre-pointe and Pointe
Ballet classes are required before the student will proceed into Pointe classes.
Progressive Ballet Technique
Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program that has been designed to use ballet-technique-specific exercises to enhance students' technique by focusing on training the muscle memory required in each exercise in all forms of dance.
It can be difficult for students to feel which muscles initiate the correct alignment in training. However, with the use of an exercise ball, the students gain a great sense of posture and weight-placement whilst feeling each correct muscle group working throughout each exercise, which then stays with them when whilst performing in dance.
PBT focuses on core strength, weight placement, and alignment of the body with a gradual approach of carefully designed exercises and repetitions of these exercises that trigger their muscle memory. This class is taught by a certified instructor and requires dancers to purchase and bring equipment to class each week.
Technique is stressed throughout the entire class. Ballet is highly recommended in conjunction with Jazz classes for the student to understand and progress at a quicker pace. Each class will begin with a warm up of strength and stretching exercises then progress to technique and progressions across the floor. Each class will consist of combinations that the student will learn, excel, and perform.
Leaps Jumps & Turns - LJT
LJT class is a technical class that students take who want to take their skills to another level. This class requires ballet training and the understanding of ballet terminology. The student will work on strength, flexibility, and technique. They will work on the correct execution of leaps, jumps, turns, and tricks. There is no recital dance for this tech class.
Students will begin each class with a warm up of exercises that heighten their understanding of sounds, rhythms, along with tap terminology. Tap students listening skills become heightened as they continue to work on mind to feet to body connection, tapping to all types of music styles from traditional to contemporary. JPDC has been recognized and have won top honors regionally and nationally for their excellence in tap. Tap is for all ages and all levels! Join the fun!
Modern dance is strongly influenced by ballet and a dance style that focuses on a dancer's own interpretations instead of structured steps. Modern is the foundation of lyrical and contemporary styles of dance. Ballet is required for this class as the student needs to have an understanding of the body and terminology to execute the moves and choreography. The class will begin with a structured warm-up and stretch, across-the-floor movement, and choreography, and improvisation.
Lyrical & Contemporary
Lyrical is a form of jazz and ballet that interprets the meaning and musicality of the song. Ballet is required for this class as the student needs to have the understanding of the body and terminology to execute the moves and choreography. Class will begin with a warm up and stretch, across the floor movement, and choreography and improvisation.
JPDC has the top Hip Hop and Funk Instructors. Every student will love the fun HIP HOP classes that are packed with the hottest and latest moves while also working on body strength and awareness. Each class will begin with a warm up, stretch, and moves across the floor. Student will progress each week as they learn the terminology while continuing to master the hundreds of styles of Hip Hop and Funk. Students are allowed to wear street or athletic wear and shoes.
BAHD - Boys Athletic Hip Hop Dance
B.A.H.D.- (Boys Athletic Hip Hop Dance) Ages 7+
This boys only hip hop class is a beginner level hip hop class where basic hip hop and breaking styles will be taught. The boys are also encouraged to show off their own dance moves during the group freestyle round. Students are challenged to think on their feet, while enjoying an energetic and fast-paced dance class. Our B.A.H.D. class develops focus, strength, and agility while having fun. This is an excellent class for high-energy kids who want to take a fast and fun dance class.
Students will focus on strength training and technique in tumbling. Each student will progress on an individual basis while executing each tumbling skill in a progressive manner.
This is a perfect class for those dancers who want to work and continue to excel in their technique while also having fun. Each class will start with important strength exercises then continue with across the floor technique combinations. Each class will work on drills, kicks, and important dance performance skills. This is a must if you want to become a member of a dance team or want to continue to excel as a dancer on a dance team.
JPDC offers private voice lessons. Private lessons help turn out some smart, strong and charismatic singers! Ms. Stacey will be teaching private 30-minute lessons to students ages 10 and up. In this introduction to applied voice instruction, students will learn the fundamentals of good vocal technique, including breath management, register, range, resonance, and diction/articulation. Additionally, students will acquire tonal memory skills and learn the basics in Solfege - through listening and sight-reading exercises in class. Students will learn to apply these skills as a group in the vocal repertoire assigned in class.