Contacts for Arts & Culture

Cultural Arts

Cultural Arts Director
Dan Kirsch
703.537.3075
Dan.Kirsch@jccnv.org

Film Engagement Coordinator
Brittanie Werbel
703.537.3076
Brittanie.Werbel@jccnv.org

Dance

j.dance Director
Barri DeFrancisci
703.537.3037
Barri.DeFrancisci@jccnv.org

Fine Arts

Fine Arts Coordinator
Irene Gavin
703.537.3063
Irene.Gavin@jccnv.org

Israel

JCCNV-JAFI Community Shlicha
Dana Kalishov
703.537.3034
Dana.Kalishov@jccnv.org 

Upcoming Events

Cultural Arts at the JCCNV

www.jccnvarts.org

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The Voice

j.dance

A community dance program for learning and fun

j.dance is committed to providing a safe and nurturing learning environment where students of all skill levels can embrace this expressive art form. Our program is based on an appreciation and respect for the art of dance and strives to instill each student with confidence and grace.

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View the new January j.dance Flier.

 

Payments

Please make payments in full for selected classes at time of registration. Class fees can be found with each class description. There is a ten percent discount for paid-in-full annual registrations, if paid by September 2, 2014. For questions about registration, please contact Brenda Forsley, Dance Coordinator. Please note: Returned checks incur a $35 fee.

Pre-School Performance Fee

$125 for each student. Includes one costume, four tickets for the spring recital (currently scheduled for Sunday morning, May 3, 2015), and a DVD of the performance. This fee will be billed to each family on November 1.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

If registration is cancelled prior to the first day of class, a $10 handling fee is deducted from your refund. After the start of the class date, only credits are issued.

 

Class Etiquette

  • For safety and total benefit, students must arrive to class on time, dressed according to dress code, and prepared to dance. 
  • Students must conduct themselves in a respectful and disciplined manner in the studio, at the J, and when representing the J at events.
  • No candy, gum, or food may be brought to class. Water in sealable containers may be consumed in class. Drink breaks will be scheduled by the instructor.
  • Make-up classes must be arranged with the instructor and the Dance Director. Due to space and time constraints, make-up classes must be made up in alternate courses, but at appropriate levels.
  • Parents must remain outside the class, unless special arrangements have been made. An observation window has been installed in the dance studio to watch classes in progress.Please refer to the Parent Manual for dress code, guidelines, and Center closings. 

 

Petite Dance

Zumbini®
Ages: 0–3 with a caregiver
Instructor: Barri DeFrancisci
Sundays, January 11–March 1
(8 weeks)
10:30am–11:15am
Perfect for our youngest Zumba® fans and their caregivers who are looking to have some fun and bond with their lil’ party animals. Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes and run in 8 week sessions. Caregivers receive the “Zumbini Bundle,” a CD and storybook, so you can continue the music and learning at home, in the car, on the go, anywhere!

The Zumbini® program was developed for caregivers and their child(ren), to learn, bond, and grow in an upbeat and happy, musical environment.
Fee (due by Feb. 8):  $120/ $110 member
Code:    #5784

Tiny Tutus and Toddlers’ Tales
Ages: 2–3 (Must be 2 as of 9/30)
Instructor: Brenda Forsley
Mondays, January 5–May 18 (18 weeks)
(no class Jan. 19, Mar. 30)
12:50pm–1:35pm
Through stories, crafts, games and exploration, students will develop their creativity and begin dancing in a nurturing and respectful environment. Through the execution of movement patterns, a child’s visual perception and sequential learning skills are greatly strengthened, while having fun and building a foundation of the art form.
Fee (due by Jan. 8):
$247.50/ $222.75 member
Code:  #5523

Petite Ballet
Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 9/30)
Instructor: Brenda Forsley
Tuesdays, January 6–May 19 (19 weeks)
(no class Mar. 31)
1:15pm–2pm
For those wishing to concentrate their energy on Ballet, this course will focus on the structure, vocabulary and music of the art form. Students will express themselves through ballet movement while developing grace and discipline that they may use as they grow.
Fee (due by Jan. 8):
$255/ $229.50 member
Code:  #5524

Petite Ballet & Tap
Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 9/30)
Instructor: Brenda Forsley
Wednesdays, January 7–May 20
(19 weeks)
(no class Apr. 1)
1:15pm–2pm
Introducing Ballet and Tap together provides a wide variety of structure, vocabulary and rhythms. Students will develop strength, agility and flexibility, and begin to recognize patterns through movement.
Fee (due by Jan. 8):
$255/ $229.50 member
Code:  #5525

Petite Ballet & Tumbling A
(continuation of fall session)
Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 9/30)
Instructor: Brenda Forsley
Thursdays, January 8–May 21
(19 weeks)
(no class Apr. 2)
1:15pm–2pm
Combining Ballet and Tumbling offers strength and flexibility training with fun, exercise and discipline. Students will experience a varied program of movement designed to embrace their energy and creativity.
Fee (due by Jan. 8):
$217.50/ $195.75 member
Code:  #5526

Petite Ballet & Tumbling B
(New for January registrants)
Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 9/30)
Thursdays, January 8–May 21
(19 weeks)
(no class Apr. 2)
1:15pm–2pm
Instructor: Barri DeFrancisci
Combining Ballet and Tumbling offers strength and flexibility training with fun, exercise and discipline. Students will experience a varied program of movement designed to embrace their energy and creativity.
Fee (due by Feb. 8):
$217.50/ $195.75 member
Code:  #5785

Jammin’ Jazz and Hip Hop
Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 9/30)
Instructor: Brenda Forsley
Fridays, January 9–May 15 (17 weeks)
(no class Apr. 3, 10)
1:15pm–2pm
Give your budding dancer a little taste of Jazz and Hip Hop! They will explore the rhythms and precision of jazz, and the beats and moves of hip hop.
Fee (due by Jan. 8):
$210/ $189 member
Code:  #5527

Intro to Dance
Ages: 3–5 years (Must be 3 as of 9/30)
Instructor: Barri DeFrancisci
Sundays, January 4–May 17 (18 weeks)
(no class Mar. 29, Apr. 5)
9:30am–10:15am
Children explore the beginnings of dance through props, stories, and music. Physical and cognitive skills develop through creative activities. Children learn basic dance positions and steps. Ballet shoes are required. Students will participate in the Petite Dance performance on May 3.
Fee (due by Feb. 8):
$195/ $175.50 member
Code:  #5786

 

Youth Dance Classes

Zumba® Kids
Ages: 6−11
Instructor: Barri DeFrancisci
Mondays, January 5–June 1 (18 weeks) (no class Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 30, May 25)
3:45pm–4:30pm
Perfect for our younger Zumba® fans! Kids 6–11 years old get the chance to be active and jam out to their favorite music. Zumba® Kids classes feature kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba® choreography. We break down the steps, add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class structure. Zumba® Kids helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children’s lives by making fitness fun. Classes incorporate key childhood development elements like leadership, respect, team work, confidence, self esteem, memory, creativity, coordination, and cultural awareness.
Fee (due by Feb. 8): $195/ $175.50 member Code: #5797

Stretch and Conditioning
Ages: 9–Adult
Instructor: Barri DeFrancisci
Sundays, January 4–May 17 (18 weeks)
(no class Mar. 29, Apr. 5)
2pm–2:45pm
Students will focus on lengthening and strengthening their leg and back muscles to support proper extension each class. Emphasis will be placed on improving and gaining flexibility, as well as core and upper body strength. This class will incorporate Pilates as well as Yoga. Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates in the 20th Century, and focuses on the core muscles to assist in improving alignment, gain flexibility and strength, as well as movement control to extend throughout the body. This is a great cross-training class for any type of mover. This class is a Rockdaniot member requirement
Fee (due by Feb. 8): $195/ $175.50 member
Code: #5798

Modern
Instructor: Ronnique Murray
Modern dance was born from already established ballet movements, which successfully explore a new form of art by modern master creators: Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Paul Taylor, and Mark Morris. This form of dance emphasizes every aspect of our experience and expectation of our modern life today.

Modern
Ages: 9–12
Mondays, January 5–June 1 (18 weeks)
(no class Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 30,
May 25)
5:15pm–6:15pm
Fee (due by Feb. 8):
$195/ $175.50 member
Code:  #5542

Ballet, Pointe & Character/Variations
Instructor: Barri DeFrancisci
Ballet is an expressive, non-verbal dance form requiring discipline in the art to achieve the strength and flexibility to make the movements appear graceful and effortless.
Please refer to the Ballet Class Syllabus or consult with the Dance Coordinator to place the student in the correct level.
NOTE: A Rockdaniot Dance Team member requirement. See page 36 for dance team description.

Ballet IA
(absolute beginners)
Ages: 5−10 years
Wednesdays, January 7–June 3
(21 weeks)
(no class Apr. 1)
4:30pm–5:15pm
Fee (due by Feb. 8):
$225/ $202.50 member
Code:  #5787

Ballet IB
(continuation of fall level I)
Ages: 5–7
Tuesdays, January 6–June 2 (21 weeks)
(no class Mar. 31)
4:30pm–5:15pm
Fee (due by Feb. 8):
$217.50/ $195.75 member
Code:  #5544

Ballet II
Ages: 7–9 (must be 7 as of 9/30)
Tuesdays, January 6–June 2 (21 weeks)
(no class Mar. 31)
5:15pm–6pm
Fee (due by Feb. 8):
$217.50/ $195.75 member
Code:  #5545

Ballet III
Ages: 9–13 (must be 9 as of 9/30)
Thursdays, January 8–June 4
(19 weeks)
(no class Jan. 29, Apr. 2, 9)
4:30pm–5:15pm
Fee (due by Feb. 8):
$202.50/ $182.25 member
Code:  #5546

Ballet IV/V
Placement by evaluation
Thursdays, January 8–June 4
(19 weeks)
(no class Jan. 29, Apr. 2, 9)
5:30pm–7pm
Fee (due by Feb. 8):
$375/ $337.50 member
Code:  #5548

Jazz
Instructor: Ronnique Murray
Jazz is an artistic, iconic, American dance that combines and expresses a suggestive and soulful, and at times spicy, dance.

Jazz I
Ages: 5–7
Wednesdays, January 7–June 3
(21 weeks)
(no class Apr. 1)
4:30pm–5:15pm
Fee (due by Feb. 8):
$225/ $202.50 member
Code:  #5552

Jazz II
Ages: 8–12
Wednesdays, January 7–June 3
(21 weeks)
(no class Apr. 1)
5:15pm–6:15pm
Fee (due by Feb. 8):
$225/ $202.50 member
Code:  #5553

Ethnic & Cultural Dance
Ages: 8+
Various instructors to be announced
Fridays, January 9–June 5 (18 weeks)
(no class Jan. 30, Apr. 3, 10, 17, May 22)
4:45pm–5:30pm
An open class for ages 8 and up (including moms, dads and grandparents). Each 2–4 weeks, participants will experience cultural dance and techniques from around the world — the Middle East, Eastern and Western Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia, Latin America and the Far East.
Fee per class:  
$7 students/ $10 adults
Codes: #554 students/ #553 adults

Tap
Instructor: Lesley Kowalski
A percussive dance form in which the dance becomes the music, j.dance teaches tap so as to develop students’ sense of rhythm, precision, balance, and presentation.

Tap I /II
Ages: 5–12
Mondays, January 5–June 1 (18 weeks)
(no class, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 30,
May 25)
5pm–5:45pm
Fee (due by Feb. 8):
$195/ $175.50 member
Code:  #5556

Tap III
Ages: 12–18
Wednesdays, January 7–June 3
(21 weeks)
(no class Apr. 1)
5:30pm–6:30pm
Fee (due by Feb. 8):
$300/ $270 member
Code:  #5558

Mini Hip Hop
Ages: 5−7
Instructor: Barri DeFrancisci
Mondays, January 5–June 1 (18 weeks)
(no class Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 30,
May 25)
6pm–6:45pm
Fee (due by Feb. 8):
$195/ $175.50 member
Code:  #5796

Hip Hop I
Ages: 8–10
Instructor: Ronnique Murray
Thursdays, January 8–June 4 (19 weeks)
(no class Jan. 29, Apr. 2, 9)
4:30pm–5:15pm
Fee (due by Feb. 8):
$202.50/ $182.25 member
Code:  #5560

Hip Hop II
Placement by evaluation
Instructor: Ronnique Murray
Thursdays, January 8–June 4 (19 weeks)
(no class Jan. 29, Apr. 2, 9)
5:15pm–6pm
Fee (due by Feb. 8):
$202.50/ $182.25 member
Code:  #5561

Rockdaniot Dance Team
Ages: 9–18 by audition only
Instructor: Barri DeFrancisci
Sundays, January 4–June 7 (21 weeks)
(no class Mar. 29, Apr. 5)
3pm–5pm

The Rockdaniot Dance Team is a brand-new performance group for advanced dancers, ages 9 and up. The Rockdaniot was formed to give j.dance’s elite dancers leadership opportunities and more chances to perform. Members will perform at local competitions as well as other dance opportunities that may present themselves throughout the year. Members are required to take at least one ballet class, one conditioning class, Sunday Rockdaniot rehearsals, and one other technique class of their choice.
Fee (due by Feb. 8):
$1,198/ $1,120 member (fees do not include required technique/conditioning classes)
Code:  #5799

Youth and Adult Private & Semi-Private Dance Lessons

Contact: Brenda.Forsley@jccnv.org, 703.537.3057

Private lessons allow for personal attention to the specific needs and goals of each student. We encourage those who seek to improve their skills and abilities at a faster and more thorough pace to take private lessons. Scheduling based on teacher availability.

Private Lessons (30 minutes)
Fee:
1 lesson:  $45/ $35 member
Code:
5 lessons:  $170/ $150 member
Code:     #261/ #260
10 lessons:  $310/ $275 member
Code:     #263/ #262
Ongoing lessons (24): $612/ $575 member
Code:     #271/ #270

Semi-Private Lessons
(30 minutes)
2–3 students of similar ability
Tuition per student:
1 Lesson:  $35/ $25 member
Code:
5 lessons:  $95/ $80 member
Code:     #265/ #264
10 lessons:  $160/ $140 member
Code:     #269/ #268
Ongoing lessons (24): $325/ $300 member
Code:     #267/ #266

 

Barre Classes

Tuesdays, January 6–June 2 (21 weeks)
(no class Mar. 31)
2:15pm–3:15pm
Contact: Barri.DeFrancisci@jccnv.org, 703.537.3037
Come feel the Barre burn!
Barre is a 60-minute workout that combines Pilates, Yoga, and Ballet, to give you beautiful, long, lean muscles of a dancer, without the impact and injuries dancers endure! This is NOT a dance class — no dance experience is required! Set to upbeat music, this class will target all of the major muscle groups of your body, concluding with a series of stretching to lengthen the muscles you have worked.
Drop-In Fee: Single Class: $20/ $18 member Code: #348 5 Classes: $95/ $80 member Code: #349 10 Classes: $180/ $150 member Code: #350

View the Barre Flier

 

Adult and Cultural Dance Classes

j.dance welcomes all levels of adult dancers. All classes are taught by professional dance educators who will work with individual students to structure the class around the abilities of the participants. Adult dance is a great way to improve balance, flexibility and coordination while having a great time developing a sense of aesthetic and culture. Class cards may be purchased at the front desk or through the instructor.

Adult Dance Classes
j.dance welcomes all levels of adult dancers. All classes are taught by professional dance educators who will work with individual students to structure the class around the abilities of the participants. Adult dance is a great way to improve balance, flexibility and coordination while having a great time developing a sense of aesthetic and culture. Class attendance cards may be purchased at the front desk or through the instructor.

Adult Dance Class Cards
Single Class:  $20/ $18 member
    Stock #125
5 Classes:  $95/ $80 member
    Stock #123
10 Classes:  $180/ $150 member
    Stock #124

Adult Tap
Wednesdays (ongoing)
6:30pm–7:30pm
For beginner and intermediate level adult tap students.

Adult Ballet
Mondays (ongoing)
7pm–8pm
For adult students with some experience in dance who want to continue their artistic development.

Make Your Move
Ages: 18+
1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month
January 15–May 7 (8 classes)
10:45am–11:30am
Join us in this great movement program that incorporates dance, music, and a whole lot of fun! This program is for adults of ANY ability. You will have the freedom to move to your own beat while maximizing your own individual strengths.
Fee:  $80/ $64 member
Code:  #5528 

Israeli Dance
Ages: 13+
Tuesdays (ongoing)
7:45pm–9:45pm
Instructor: Ethan Halpern
This drop-in cultural dance program incorporates Jewish and Israeli culture through choreographed dances set to modern music by Israeli artists. The dances students learn are recognized in most programs internationally. No experience is required. Ethan has been offering this popular Israeli Dance program for 20 years at the J. Preregistration not required. See you on the dance floor!
Fee:  $10/ $6 member/ $5 student.
 Pay instructor directly.
Code:  #278

Hula Dance
 
When: Classes will be held on Fridays, February 20, 27, and March 6 from 4:45-5:30pm.
Where: JCCNV Auditorium
Who: Anyone! Adults and students welcome!
Fee: $7 Student/$10 Adult- Please pay at the Front Desk
 
Kumu Cherry Bio:
 
Kumu Cherry has 21 years of experience teaching hula.  Her students learn to appreciate Hula (Hawaiian dance), its music, Hawaiian history, Hawaiian culture and Hawaiian traditions.  Hula is a summation of precise physical movements – it involves entire body‘s controlled and graceful movement.  The dancer develops a kinesthetic awareness on how the body moves; develop muscle coordination, concentration, rhythm and endurance.  Every movement in hula has a specific meaning, and every expression of the dancer's hands has great significance. Hula embraces the physical, mental and emotional aspect of the dancer.  Hula is a life long journey! 
 
See more information here: http://www.luv2hula.com/cherryNutting.php

 

Special Events

NEW! Kennedy Center Performance Trips 
Contact: Barri.DeFrancisci@jccnv.org,
703.537.3037
New this year! j.dance is providing opportunities to see professional dance companies perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts! A minimum number of participants are required on all trips.

View flier for Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Trips

American Ballet Theatre
Saturday, March 28
Performance at 7:30pm, depart 5:30pm; return 10:30pm
American Ballet Theatre returns for its annual engagement with Ashton’s Cinderella and a program featuring Balanchine’s Theme & Variations, Tudor’s Pillar of Fire, and Tharp’s Push Comes to Shove.
Fee:  $72 (includes bus transportation and admission)
Code:  #5802

New York City Ballet
Saturday, April 11
Performance at 7:30pm, depart 5:30pm; return 10:30pm
New York City Ballet performs two programs: 20th-Century Classics, featuring three of Balanchine’s most iconic ballets, and 21st-Century Choreographers, which includes works by Peck, Ratmansky, Martins, and Wheeldon.
Fee:  $64 (includes bus transportation and admission)
Code:  #5803

The Perfect Combo: Wine, Cheese, & Swing
Saturday, March 7, 2015, 6:00pm
Adults ages 21+ Presented by j.dance and Karen and John Cheng
Come dance with us! Please join j.dance for a onehour swing dancing lesson presented by JCCNV members Karen and John Cheng! Wine, cheese, and other light noshes will be served following the class. Please stay and schmooze, make new friends, and have fun!
Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 4. For more information, contact Barri.DeFrancisci@jccnv.org  or 703.537.3037.
Fee: $10 per person
Code: 6587

See this flier for more details.

 

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