Contacts for Arts & Culture

Cultural Arts

Cultural Arts Director and
Jewish Film Festival Director

Dan Kirsch
(703) 537-3075
Dan.Kirsch@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

Dance Academy

Cultural Arts at the J

Season Opening &
Fall Comedy Night

An Evening of Comedy
with Annabelle Gurwitch
Saturday, October 25, 8pm

The J's third season opens
with the co-host of TV's
"Dinner & A Movie."

Author, comedian, Jewish mother,
environmentalist, and more.

Centertainment

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.

Click below to learn more

 

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

Tiny Tutus and Toddler’s Tales

Ages: 2–3 (Must be 2 as of 9/30)

Mondays, September 8–May 18 (33 weeks)
(no classes Dec. 22, Dec. 29, Jan. 19, March 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.
Annual Tuition Fee: $495/ $445.50 member (Take 10% discount if paid in full by September 2)
Two payments of $247.50/ $222.75 member due by September 8 and by January 8
Code: #5523

Petite Ballet

Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 9/30)
Tuesdays, September 9–May 19 (34 weeks)
(no classes Dec. 23, Dec. 30, March 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.
Annual Tuition Fee: $510/ $459 member (Take 10% discount if paid in full by September 2)
Two payments of $255/ $229.50 member by September 8 and by January 8
Code: #5524

Petite Ballet & Tap

Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 9/30)
Wednesdays, September 10–May 20 (34 weeks)
(no classes Dec. 24, Dec. 31, 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.
Annual Tuition Fee: $510/ $459 member (Take 10% discount if paid in full by September 2)
Two payments of $255/ $229.50 member by September 8 and by January 8
Code: #5525

Petite Ballet & Tumbling

Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 9/30)
Thursdays, September 11–May 21 (29 weeks)
(no class Sept. 25, Oct. 9, Oct. 16, Nov. 27, Dec. 4, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, 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.
Annual Tuition Fee: $435/ $391.50 member (Take 10% discount if paid in full by September 2)
Two payments of $217.50/ $195.75 member by September 8 and by January 8
Code: #5526

Jammin’ Jazz and Hip Hop

Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 9/30)
Fridays, September 12–May 15 (28 weeks)
(no class Sept. 26, Oct. 10, Oct. 17, Nov. 28, Dec. 26, Jan. 2, Apr. 3, Apr. 10, May 22)
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.
Annual Tuition Fee: $420/ $378 member (Take 10% discount if paid in full by September 2)
Two payments of $210/ $189 member due by September 8 and by January 8
Code: #5527

 

Youth Dance Classes

Click here to download the Youth Fall j.dance Program Guide

Modern

Modern Instructor: Vera Kudinova

Modern dance was born and based 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 I
Ages: 5–8 years (must be 5 by 9/30)
Mondays, October 20–June 1 (26 weeks)
(no class Nov. 3, Dec. 22, 29, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 30, May 25)
4:30pm–5:15pm
Annual Tuition Fee: $390/ $351 member (Take 10% discount if paid in full by September 30)
Two payments of $195/ $175.50 member due by October 8 and by February 8
Code: #5541

Modern II
Ages: 9–12
Mondays, October 20-June 1 (26 weeks)
(no class Nov. 3, Dec. 22, 29, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 30, May 25)
5:15pm–6pm
Annual Tuition Fee: $390/ $351 member (Take 10% discount if paid in full by September 30)
Two payments of $195/ $175.50 member due by October 8 and by February 8
Code: #5542

Modern III
Ages: 13–18
Mondays, October 20–June 1 (26 weeks)
(no class Nov. 3, Dec. 22, 29, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 30, May 25)
6pm–7pm
Annual Tuition Fee: $520/ $468 member (Take 10% discount if paid in full by September 30
Two payments of $260/ $234 member due by October 8 and February 8
Code: #5543

Ballet, Pointe & Character/Variations

Instructor: Vera Kudinova

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.

Ballet I
Ages: 5-7 years
Tuesdays, October 21–June 2 (29 weeks)
(no class Nov. 4, Dec. 23, 30, Mar. 31)
4:30pm–5:15pm
Annual Tuition Fee: $435/ $391.50 member (Take 10% discount if paid in full by September 30)
Two payments of $217.50/ $195.75 member due by October 8 and by February 8
Code: #5544

Ballet II
Ages: 7–9 (must be 7 as of 9/30)
Tuesdays, October 21–June 2 (29 weeks)
(no class Nov. 4, Dec. 23, 30, Mar. 31)
5:15pm–6pm
Annual Tuition Fee: $435/ $391.50 member (Take 10% discount if paid in full by September 30)
Two payments of $217.50/ $195.75 member due by October 8 and by February 8
Code: #5545

Ballet III
Ages: 9–13 (must be 9 as of 9/30)
Thursdays, October 23-June 4 (27 weeks)
(no class Nov. 27, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, 29, Apr. 2, 9)
4:30pm–5:15pm
Annual Tuition Fee: $405/ $364.50 member (Take 10% discount if paid in full by September 30)
Two payments of $202.50/ $182.25 member due by October 8 and by February 8
Code: #5546

Ballet IV
Ages: placement by evaluation
Thursdays, October 23–June 4 (27 weeks)
(no class Nov. 27, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, 29, Apr. 2, 9)
5:15pm–6:15pm
Annual Tuition Fee: $540/ $486 member (Take 10% discount if paid in full by September 30)
Two payments of $270/ $243 member due by October 8 and by February 8
Code: #5547

Ballet V
Ages: placement by evaluation
Fridays, October 24–June 5 (25 weeks)
(no class Nov. 28, Dec. 26, Jan. 2, 30, Apr. 10, 17, May 22)
4:30pm–6pm
Annual Tuition Fee: $750/ $675 member (Take 10% discount if paid in full by September 30)
Two payments of $375/ $337.50 member due by October 8 and by February 8
Code: #5548

Pre-Pointe
Ages: placement by evaluation.
Prerequisite: currently enrolled in Ballet IV or Ballet V
Thursdays, October 23–June 4 (27 weeks)
(no class Nov. 27, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, 29, Apr. 2, 9)
6:15pm–6:45pm
Annual Tuition Fee: $270/ $243 member (Take 10% discount if paid in full by September 30)
Two payments of $135/ $121.50 member due by October 8 and by February 8
Code: #5549

Pointe
Ages: placement by evaluation.
Prerequisite: currently enrolled in Ballet IV or Ballet V
Thursdays, October 23–June 4 (27 weeks)
(no class Nov. 27, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, 29, Apr. 2, 9)
6:15pm–7:30pm
Annual Tuition Fee: $675/ $607.50 member (Take 10% discount if paid in full by September 30)
Two payments of $337.50/ $303.75 member due by October 8 and by February 8
Code: #5550

Character/Variations

Ages: 9 and up
Tuesdays, October 21–June 2 (29 weeks)
(no class Nov. 4, Dec. 23, 30, Mar. 31)
6pm–7:30pm

Instructor: Vera Kudinova

Character dance is a specific subdivision of classical dance. It is the stylized representation of traditional folk dance or national dance, mostly from European countries and uses movements and music which have been adapted for the theater. Some of the most important classical ballets – The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia and Paquita are examples of this.
Annual Tuition Fee: $870/ $783 member (Take 10% discount if paid in full by September 30)
Two payments of $435/ $391.50 member due by October 8 and by February 8
Code: #5551

Jazz

Instructor: Ronnique Murray

Jazz is an artistic, iconic, American dance that combines and expresses a suggestive and soulful, and at times, spicy dance. It's a fertile territory of American Jewish Legacy that has classical roots, which is charmingly called Broadway.

Jazz I
Ages: 5–7
Wednesdays, October 22–June 3 (30 weeks)
(no class Dec. 24, 31, Apr. 8)
4:30pm–5:15pm
Annual Tuition Fee: $450/ $405 member (Take 10% discount if paid in full by September 30)
Two payments of $225/ $202.50 member due by October 8 and by February 8
Code: #5552

Jazz II
Ages: 8–12
Wednesdays, October 22–June 3 (30 weeks)
(no class Dec. 24, 31, Apr. 8)
5:15pm–6pm
Annual Tuition Fee: $450/ $405 member (Take 10% discount if paid in full by September 30)
Two payments of $225/ $202.50 member due by October 8 and by February 8
Code: #5553

Jazz III
Ages: placement by evaluation.
Wednesdays, October 22–June 3 (30 weeks)
(no class Dec. 24, 31, Apr. 8)
6pm–7pm
Annual Tuition Fee: $600/ $540 member (Take 10% discount if paid in full by September 30)
Two payments of $300/ $270 member due by October 8 and by February 8
Code: #5554

Theatre Dance
Ages: 10–13
Tuesdays, October 21-June 2 (29 weeks)
(no class Nov. 4, Dec. 23, 30, Mar. 31)
5:15pm-6pm
Instructor: to be announced

Students dance, sing, act and practice movement that prepares them for theatrical roles. This is a great class for the actor with very little dance training.
Annual Tuition Fee: $435/ $391.50 member (Take 10% discount if paid in full by September 30)
Two payments of $217.50/ $195.75 member due by October 8 and by February 8
Code: #5555

Ethnic & Cultural

Fridays, October 24–June 5 (25 weeks)
(no class Nov. 28, Dec. 26, Jan. 2, 30, Apr. 10, 17, May 22)
4:45pm-5:30pm

Dance Instructor: various instructors to be announced

NEW! 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 all over the world – the Middle East, Eastern and Western Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia, Latin America and the Far East.
Fee per Class: $7 Students (Code #554)/ $10 Adults (Code #553)

Tap

Instructor: Lesley Kowalski

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

Tap I
Ages: 5–8
Mondays, October 20–June 1 (26 weeks)
(no class Nov. 3, Dec. 22, 29, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 30, May 25)
4:30pm–5:15pm
Annual Tuition Fee: $390/ $351 member (Take 10% discount if paid in full by September 30)
Two payments of $195/ $175.50 member due by October 8 and by February 8
Code: #5556

Tap II
Ages: 8–12
Mondays, October 20–June 1 (26 weeks)
(no class Nov. 3, Dec. 22, 29, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 30, May 25)
5:15pm–6pm
Annual Tuition Fee: $390/ $351 member (Take 10% discount if paid in full by September 30)
Two payments of $195/ $175.50 member due by October 8 and by February 8
Code: #5557

Tap III
Ages: 12–18
Wednesdays, October 22-June 3 (30 weeks)
(no class Dec. 24, 31, Apr. 8)
5:30pm–6:30pm
Annual Tuition Fee: $600/ $540 member (Take 10% discount if paid in full by September 30)
Two payments of $300/ $270 member due by October 8 and by February 8
Code: #5558

Tumbling Skills

Ages: 5+

Tuesdays, October 21–June 2 (29 weeks)
(no class Nov. 4, Dec. 23, 30, Mar. 31)
4:30pm–5:15pm

Instructor: to be announced
Learn basic tumbling techniques, such as forward rolls, back-bends and cartwheels. Students will work on strength and flexibility skills in this class.
Annual Tuition Fee: $435/ $391.50 member (Take 10% discount if paid in full by September 30)
Two payments of $217.50/ $195.75 member due by October 8 and by February 8
Code: #5559

Hip Hop

Instructor: Ronnique Murray

The newest form of Social Dance, Hip Hop fuses such movement styles as Popping, Locking, Liquid, Breaking, Step, and Stomp in this high energy course.

Hip Hop I
Ages: 8–10

Thursdays, October 23–June 4 (27 weeks)
(no class Nov. 27, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, 29, Apr. 2, 9)
4:30pm–5:15pm
Annual Tuition Fee: $405/ $364.50 member (Take 10% discount if paid in full by September 30)
Two payments of $202.50/ $182.25 member due by October 8 and by February 8
Code: #5560

Hip Hop II
Ages: by placement only
Thursdays, October 23–June 4 (27 weeks)
(no class Nov. 27, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, 29, Apr. 2, 9)
5:15pm–6pm
Annual Tuition Fee: $405/ $364.50 member (Take 10% discount if paid in full by September 30)
Two payments of $202.50/ $182.25 member due by October 8 and by February 8
Code: #5561

Hip Hop III
Ages: by placement only
Thursdays, October 23–June 4 (27 weeks)
(no class Nov. 27, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, 29, Apr. 2, 9)
6pm–7pm
Annual Tuition Fee: $540/ $486 member (Take 10% discount if paid in full by September 30)
Two payments of $270/ $243 member due by October 8 and by February 8
Code: #5562

 

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 Class Cards

Single Class: $20/ $18 member
Code: #125
5 Classes: $95/ $80 member
Code: #123
10 Classes: $180/ $150 member
Code: #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
September 4–May 7 (15 classes)
(no class Oct. 16, Jan. 1)
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. This program is run by j.dance through the family services department.
Fee: $150/ $120 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 Halpern has been offering this popular Israeli Dance program for 20 years at the JCCNV. Preregistration not required. See you on the dance floor!
Fee: $10/ $6 member/ $5 student. Pay instructor directly.
Code: #278

Intermediate Line Dance

Tuesdays, 2:15pm–3:15pm
(see session dates below)

Instructor: Susan Zuckerman Attas
Join a new session of an ongoing line dance class, tailored to ages 40s–70s. Dance to a variety of music, from rock to country western to waltz. Lots of fun and good exercise! No partners needed because we dance in lines! If you have any type of prior dance experience (ballroom, square dance, etc.), you’ll learn quickly.   

Session I
September 16–November 4 (8 weeks)
2:15pm–3:15pm
Fee: $60/ $50 member
Code: #5398

Session II
December 2–January 20 (8 weeks)
2:15pm–3:15pm
Fee: $60/ $50 member
Code: #5399