Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

(703) 323-0880

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 

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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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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 (Sunday morning, June 7, 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

Petite Ballet
Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 6/30)
Mondays, June 29-August 10 (7 weeks)

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 can use as they grow. Female students should wear ballet outfits or leotards, pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes, and hair secured in a neat bun. Male students should wear tight-fitted black pants, a solid colored t-shirt, and black leather ballet shoes.
Fee: $145/$125 member
Code: #6639

Petite Ballet & Tumbling 
Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 6/30)

Tuesdays, June 30–August 11 (7 weeks)
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. Female students should wear ballet outfits or leotards, pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes, and hair secured in a neat bun. Male students should wear tight-fitted black pants, a solid colored t-shirt, and black leather ballet shoes.
Fee: $145/ $125 member
Code:    #6640

Tap, Jazz, and Hip Hop
Ages: 3–5 (Must be 3 as of 6/30)
Wednesdays, July 1–August 12 (7 weeks)
1:15pm–2pm

Give your budding dancer a little taste of the rhythms of tap, the precision of jazz, and the beats and moves of hip hop. Students should wear solid colored leotards, tan tights, tan jazz shoes, tap shoes, and hair neatly secured out of the face.
Fee: $145/ $125 member
Code: #6642

 

Youth Dance Classes

Dance Sampler 
Ages: 6–14
Tuesdays, June 30–August 11 (7 weeks) 
4:30pm–5:30pm
New to dance? Not sure what class to register for? Or are you an experienced dancer wanting to try out new dance forms? This class is the perfect opportunity for all dancers, beginners and experienced alike, to sample different genres of dance — ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and hip hop! All students must wear a solid color leotard, pink convertible tights, and ballet slippers. Jazz and tap shoes are great to have, but are not required. 
Fee:   $145/ $125 member
Code:     #6643

Ballet and Variations
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. Girls should wear a solid colored leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, and hair in a neat bun. Boys should wear a solid colored t-shirt, black tights or tight-fitted pants, and black ballet shoes. 

Beginner/Intermediate Ballet
Ages: 5–10
Wednesdays, July 1–August 12 (7 weeks)
4:30pm–5:30pm
Fee: $145/ $125 member 
Code:    #6644

Intermediate/Advanced Ballet
Ages: 10–17
Mondays, June 29–August 10 (7 weeks)
4:30pm–5:30pm
Fee: $145/ $125 member
Code:    #6645

Ballet Variations
Ages: 10+
Mondays, June 29–August 10 (7 weeks)
5:30pm–6:30pm
This class introduces ballet students to the famous choreography of ballets such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and Giselle. Students will gain knowledge of many famous ballets while learning to perform challenging variations. This class builds strength, poise, and awareness of the true aspects of performance.
Fee: $145/ $125 member
Code:    #6646

Modern
Ages: 6–14
Thursdays, July 2–August 13 (7 weeks)
5:30pm–6:30pm
Modern dance emphasizes every aspect of our experience and expectation of our modern life today. Students should wear tan footless or convertible tights, shorts, or tight-fitting pants, and a leotard (girls) or a solid colored t-shirt (boys). No dance shoes are worn for this class.
Fee: $145/ $125 member
Code:    #6647

Jazz
Ages: 6–14
Tuesdays, June 30–August 11 (7 weeks)
5:30pm–6:30pm
Jazz is an artistic, iconic, American dance that combines and expresses a suggestive and soulful, and at times spicy, dance. Students should wear tan jazz shoes, jazz pants, and a leotard (girls) or a solid colored t-shirt (boys). Hair must be secured away from the face.
Fee: $145/ $125 member
Code:    #6648

Tap
Ages: 6–Adult
Wednesdays, July 1–August 12 (7 weeks)
6:30pm–7:30pm
Tap is a percussive dance form that develops tremendous rhythm and balance. These classes explore the structure, vocabulary, and music involved with tap. Female students should wear solid colored leotards, tan tights, black leather lace-up tap shoes, and hair secured in a neat ponytail. Male students should wear jazz pants, a solid colored t-shirt, and black leather lace-up tap shoes.
Fee: $145/ $125 member
Code: #6649 

Hip Hop
Ages: 6–14
Thursdays, July 2–August 13 (7 weeks)
4:30pm–5:30pm
Hip hop, the newest form of social dance, fuses such movement styles as popping, locking, liquid, beading, step and stomp. Students should wear black jazz sneakers, shorts or pants, and a leotard (girls) or a solid colored t-shirt (boys). Hair must be secured in a neat ponytail. As this style of dance is often highly energetic and rough, kneepads are recommended.  
Fee: $145/ $125 member
Code: #6650

Dance Camp
Camp Weeks 3–5: July 13–31
Rising K–3rd Graders
This three-week dance camp will allow students to explore a variety of dance styles, as well as learn composition, costume design, dance history, and performance techniques. Campers will also participate in swimming, field trips, and art projects! There will be a performance on the last day of camp.  Students should wear a solid colored leotard, pink tights, and hair secured in a neat bun. Ballet and tap shoes are required. Jazz and hip hop shoes are great to have but are not required.
Fee:    $1,340/ $1,100 member or j.dance student
Code:    #6661


Dance Intensive
Camp Weeks 7–9: August 10–28
Rising 4th–10th Graders
This intensive, three-week dance program is for students with goals to develop, increase, and strengthen their level of technique, self-confidence, and artistry. We will explore ballet, jazz, modern, tap, hip hop, and composition, as well as costume design, dance history, and performance techniques. Participants will demonstrate their amplified understanding of technique, movement, and performance skills in a performance on the last day of the program. Students should wear a solid colored leotard, pink tights, and hair secured in a neat bun. Ballet and tap shoes are required. Jazz and hip hop shoes are great to have, but are not required.
Fee:     $1,340/ $1,100 member or j.dance student
Code: #6662

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

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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

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