Classes

All students MUST REGISTER for dance classes with payment to participate in classes! See Live Schedule
REGISTER NOW!  Our Fall School year for dance classes begins September 10, 2018!

Classes/Registration

Dance Class Attire:
Female: Solid color leotard and tights. Solid color skirts and shorts optional as well as jazz pants for jazz/hip hop. Appropriate shoe (pink or tan preferred), hair secured off face.
Male: Solid color form fitting dance wear or t-shirt and shorts, appropriate shoes (tan preferred).

Pre-Dance This class for 2.5-3-year old dancers is a great first dance class. It is an introduction to ballet while focusing on creative movement, stretching and dance expression. Dancers will have a chance to express themselves individually and interact with fellow dancers while building strength and discipline skills in a fun way.
* kids should be 2-1/2 at time of Registration. If your child is under 2.5 and you feel they will be fine in this class please contact Jean Marie at 410-304-2024.  

Little Star Combo Class  This class is designed according to age-level and will introduce your child a variety of dance styles and techniques. …Classical ballet- to learn the language of dance with technique and proper training; Tap dance- learning basic coordination skills and music appreciation with rhythm patterns and combinations and intro to hip hop/Jazz.
Dancers will have a great time learning and dancing to their favorite songs. They will perform more than one recital dance. These classes will increase your child’s dancing ability in all dance styles to cultivate a versatile performer and prepare them for the next step to individual classes. *two costumes will be needed for recital!

Petite Ballet Students ages 5-6 begin learning classical ballet steps, basic barre and center floor with technique to prepare them for success in dance. Jean Marie Dance Studio firmly believes ballet is the foundation behind the most successful dancers. Stepping out of creative movement students will begin to learn the language of dance and the functions of the stage while building strength, flexibility and self confidence. Finis Jhung technique is the cornerstone of ballet instruction at JMDS.

Beginner Ballet  Students begin learning classical ballet steps, basic barre and center floor, turns and leaps with technique to prepare them for success in dance. Jean Marie Dance Studio firmly believes ballet is the foundation behind the most successful dancers. Students will begin to learn the language of dance and the functions of the stage while building strength, flexibility and self confidence. Although different techniques will be taught. Finis Jhung technique is the cornerstone of ballet instruction in Jean Marie’s class. 

Acro for Dancers Acro for dancers teaches all levels beginners to advanced acrobatic tricks. Each dancer works at their own pace to master grow and learn. The class works on stretching and flexibility, floor work, and tumbling tricks. The dancers use the tricks they have learned to integrate them into their other dance classes and performances.  

Students must also be enrolled in a dance class to participate.

Dance wear: dance shorts and/or leotard or t-shirt. Tights are not needed. No shoes are required.

Intermediate Advanced Ballet This Ballet class is for the experienced dancer ready for a more challenging ballet class. Class will reinforce classical ballet technique, terminology, barre and center floor work to prepare them to move forward to more complicated combinations and terminology. Turns and Leaps and reinforcing ballet basics will help them advance so that they can perform center stage with ease in any style of dance. Finis Jhung technique as well as Checchetti, RAD and Vaganova technique will be used throughout the year.

Advanced Ballet/Pointe Ballet This Ballet and/or Pointe class is for the experienced dancer ready to advance and who has had 3+ years of ballet. The class will begin with an intense barre designed for ballet and Pointe dancers and will work on technique, leaps, turns and combinations in a professional way. This class is by approval and or audition only.

Pointe Conditioning For ballet students ages 9+ aiming to go en pointe, or those already on pointe shoes.  We begin preparing and strengthening the legs and feet for pointe work with an intensive ballet barre and strength-building exercises. Dancers follow a rigorous course of physical therapy (PT) exercises combined with barre and center-work to ensure proper alignment, balance, muscle tone and core strength followed by structured ballet center floor excercise, those on pointe will dance on their toes and develop strength each at their own pace. Students must be enrolled in a basic ballet class as well. Students will start this class in ballet shoes and will progress at their own pace to pre-pointe/demi-pointe. Students are strongly encouraged to take 3 ballet and/or pointe conditioning classes a week to prepare for pointe shoes and grow as a dancer enpointe! 

Lyrical Ballet This Ballet Class has the basic ballet technique training with a lilting style of dance that uses the ballet technique along with other dance forms. Lyrical is a poetic feel associated with the movements and the steps flow from the one to the next allowing the dancers to express themselves to the music more freely. This class passes as a ballet class requirement.

Tiny Dancer Lyrical Ballet This beginner ballet class is designed to get your little one started in dance with creative movement and ballet. A lyrical flowing style will be introduced allowing children to move more freely. A stimulating environment will help your dancer build strength and self confidence. Fun Combinations will be taught using proper dance technique and terminology. Students will experience group interaction as well and individual attention, while always encouraging individual personality. 

Tiny Tappers This class is a favorite for our little tappers~ learning the basics for tap dance and coordination skills, our dancers have fun dancing to upbeat music with high energy. The dancers learn to become the rhythm in music! Rhythm patterns and steps are taught and each child will have special moments to shine! Tap dances are always fun recital dances!

Beginner Intermediate Musical Theater Tap class for basic beginner as well as Intermediate levels ages 8+. Dancers will learn and work on basic rhythm patterns, vocals and combinations to broadway and show tunes.  Performance technique,vocals and upper body strength will develop from weekly class and once the rhythms are mastered they are never forgotten!
Everyone is encouraged to move at their own pace to excel without pressure. This class is a great workout! Learn how to become the music!  Adults may choose to perform in June or simply take the class for fun! 

Teen/Adult Tap For the experienced tap dancer who wants a more challenging class. Challenging combinations and rhythm patterns will add to your repertoire. This is a class for ages 10+. We will continue learning tap steps and combinations to all styles of music, full of energy and rhythm. 3+ years tap experience required.

Contemporary 1  Students will begin learning technique and contemporary dance styles from numerous origins developed over the past century – and developing still. This class is designed to allow dancers to break away from the strict techniques of ballet. Contemporary dance is one of the most expressive styles of dance. Students have an opportunity to be creative during this class. No one is meant to dance with precisely the same style in contemporary dance. Everyone is unique. We will concentrate on lengthening our movements through warm-ups, stretches, floor work, leaps and jumps and combinations

Contemporary 2  In this advanced class students will be learning contemporary dance styles from numerous origins developed over the past century – and developing still. Ballet class is required weekly . This class is designed to allow dancers to break away from the strict techniques of ballet. Contemporary dance is one of the most expressive styles of dance. Students have an opportunity to be creative during this class. No one is meant to dance with precisely the same style in contemporary dance. Everyone is unique. We will concentrate on lengthening our movements through warm-ups, stretches, floor work, and combinations. There may be more than one recital performance for this group.

Musical Theatre Class, Voice, and Vocal Coaching Great opportunity for singers! Musical Theatre Class/ Voice- Vocal coaching through different varieties of musical theatre repertoire. The class will focus on improving vocal technique through various warm-ups, exercises and rehearsals. Students will be expected to memorize and practice independently their group and solo pieces in between workshops to ensure performance ready material for the recital. In addition to vocal training, students will also be instructed in dancing while singing as well as theatrics and performance on stage. This class will prepare students for future audition and performance opportunities.  

Kids Hip Hop This is a wonderful class designed for both boys and girls. This Class provides a fun-filled high energy class environment designed to properly train dancers in technique, dance performance, vocabulary and ongoing skill development while having fun working as a team. We will begin learning basic hip hop dance, poppin and lockin, stretches, turns and fun dance combinations to popular music. Dancers will learn to properly warm up and get a chance to shine individually before taking it to the floor!  

Kids Tap  Tap class for dancers with at least one year of tap as well as Intermediate levels ages 6-9. Dancers will learn and work on basic rhythm patterns, turns and combinations to fun up beat music. Performance technique and upper body strength will develop from weekly class and once the rhythms are mastered they are never forgotten!
Everyone is encouraged to move at their own pace to excel without pressure. This class is a great workout! Learn how to become the music!  

Intermediate Advanced Hip Hop / Jazz   More advanced students tackle more complex choreography. Dancers should have at least 3 years of Jazz/hip hop prior to class. This advanced class will enforce proper technique in traditional jazz, lyrical movement as well as some hip hop. Many new jumps, leaps and technical dance moves will be introduced. From Fosse to Lyrical Jazz to Jazz Funk ALL STYLES throughout the year. This class must be approved and/or auditioned for.

Beginner- Intermediate Hip Hop / Jazz   This class is great for beginner-intermediate dancers who want a class with Jazz/ hip hop and also some Contemporary, Lyrical styling. Jazz/Hip Hop and Contemporary & lyrical are all highly athletic styles that are very much alive and changing.  Dance evolves with music.   We will learn basics and do dance combinations to different styles of music. Beginners are exposed to center warm up, floor work, turns and leaps and jumps. More advanced students tackle more complex choreography. All students learn proper dance technique, quality movement in ALL STYLES throughout the year. This class will have one recital dance !

Boys Hip Hop / Jazz  Focuses on strong street styles while also basic dance technique enabling these young men to progress as dancers in the dance world. Dance technique developes great strength in upper body and flexibility which helps boys excel in all sports! Especially football!

Mommy and Me is a great high energy class for young dancers.  We will be focusing on natural dance movement, including stretching, music appreciation and ballet basics in a  stimulating environment building strength and self confidence with the security of a familiar adult to interact with.  We will focus on different ballet story themes throughout the year and learn fun games related to dance.

Adult Ballet Adult Ballet is a wonderful class for adults all ages from absolute beginners to those with past experience. We will start the core basics developing strength and work on our barre, proper technique, center floor, petite & grand allegro and turns in a variety of classical styles including: Cecchetti, Vaganova, Royal Academy of Dance and the newest of masters: Finis Jhung Technique. Adult students will have options to move at their own pace. This class will go beyond the basics throughout the year as well. A Moderate yet challenging ballet class. Recital is optional for this class.

Adult Jazz Hip / Hop  Adult class for Jazz and Hip Hop Dance as well other styles of jazz including some contemporary – energetic styles that are very much alive and changing, all born from a wide range of new music and old standards. Beginners will learn basic warm up, technique, floor work and across the floor exercises that will strengthen their dance ability and allow them to learn combinations and experience different dance styles to music of all genres. Everyone is encouraged to move at their own pace. June performance is optional!

Master Classes  Master Classes and Workshops are offered throughout the year from teachers traveling from Los Angeles, California and all the way from Russia!  JMDS is a member of Dance Masters of America.  Dance workshops are offered several times throughout the season.

Repertoire Repertiore Class is a non competitive performance Team/Company preparation class where students will work on choreography, creating choreography consistently in an organized way on a weekly basis together as a group to be performance ready for those wanting to perform and step up and audition when opportunities arise. Those registered must be studying weekly in at least two ballet classes and a Jazz/hip hop and/or Contemporary class. We will learn to work together respecting each others artistic expressions and growth and explore creation in performance, talent and technique. ** Please note if 6+ repertoire dancers decided to compete we are open to competitions as well!  

Private Lessons PRIVATE LESSONS are available through appointments only $50 an hour. Please contact Jean Marie at jeanne@jeanmariedancestudio.com to make your private appointment now! Must be booked with payment 2 weeks prior and there are no cancellations/refunds for missed private lessons. Private lessons are a great way to master your art, choreography or a new skill such as singing, pointe or acro. 

Birthday Dance Parties Come Host your next Birthday Dance Party at Jean Marie Dance Studio.  Dance parties include a dance lesson, games, prizes and a pizza party for all dancers who participate!  Dancers are asked to wear non slip socks or dance shoes, leotards or tight clothing.  Parties last 90 minutes and costs $200 for the party at the dance studio.  $10 per child additional over 10 children, the max is 16 children.  Parents are asked to bring in cake or cupcakes, plates, napkins, cups, drinks and decorations.  Contact Jean Marie to set up a private birthday dance party today at jeanne@jeanmariedancestudio.com!