Contacts for Arts & Culture

Cultural Arts

Cultural Arts Director and
Jewish Film Festival Director

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

Dance

Dance Academy Director
Chris Dalen
(703) 537-3037
Chris.Dalen@jccnv.org

Dance Coordinator and
Administrative Assistant
Brenda Forsley
(703) 537-3057
Brenda.Forsely@jccnv.org

Fine Arts

Fine Arts Coordinator
Irene Gavin
(703) 537-3063
Irene.Gavin@jccnv.org

Israel

JCCNV-JAFI Community Shaliach
Ido Rakovsky
(703) 537-3034
Ido.Rakovsky@jccnv.org

 

Upcoming Events

Cultural Arts at the JCCNV

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Dance Studio
The Voice

Youth Dance

Youth Dance Company

Contact: Chris Dalen, Dance Academy Director at Chris.Dalen@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3037

The JCCNV Dance Company offers a select group of students an opportunity to approach dance seriously, and improve their technique, artistry and performance skills. The Company runs from September through June. Students participating in the program must attend Sunday Company rehearsal, Friday Coreand Flex class, one ballet class, and enroll in two electives. Classes taken in excess of the above requirement will be separately billed. Company members must also take the summer intensive or summer dance classes to maintain their skills and abilities. Auditions for the Company are scheduled in August.

Youth Dance Classes

These classes are for serious dance students, committed to improving their technique and artistry. The JCCNV Dance Academy offers a comprehensive curriculum dedicated to inspiring and encouraging creative spirit, academic discipline, and culture. Student progress is not based on grade or level in school. Rather, advancement comes with technical improvement of the forms they study at the Academy.

Please refer to the Parent Manual for dress code, guidelines, and JCCNV closings.

The JCCNV Dance Academy currently offers youth dance classes in the following genres:

The JCCNV Dance Academy currently offers:

Modern Dance

Modern dance courses focus on a fusion of techniques ranging from those of the early creators of the form to current contemporary choreographers.

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Ages: 5–8
Mondays, January 6–June 2, 4:30pm–5:30pm
(no class Jan. 20, Apr. 14, 21, May 26)

Tuition: $324/ $288 member
Code: #4486
Performance Fee: $115
Code: #610

Intermediate Modern

Ages: 9–12
Mondays, January 6–June 2
(no class Jan. 20, Apr. 14, 21, May 26)
5:30pm–6:30pm

Tuition: $324/ $288 member
Code: #4487
Performance Fee: $115
Code: #610

Advanced Modern

Ages: 13–18
Mondays, January 6–June 2
(no class Jan. 20, Apr. 14, 21, May 26)
6:30pm–7:30pm

Tuition: $324/ $288 member
Code: #4488
Performance Fee: $115
Code: #610

Choreography/Improvisation

Ages: 13–18
Tuesdays, January 7–May 27
(no class Apr. 15, 22)
5:30pm–6:30pm

Tuition: $360/ $320 member
Code: #4489
Performance Fee: $115
Code: #610

Ballet

A remarkably expressive, nonverbal art form with an illustrious multi-cultural history, ballet is a rigorous and disciplined course of study that leads to seemingly effortless movement, strength, flexibility, physiological awareness and statistically higher academic performance. The JCCNV Dance Academy approaches ballet instruction with a contemporary style.

Ballet I

Ages: 5–6
Tuesdays, January 7–May 27
(no class Apr. 15, 22)
4:30pm–5:30pm

Tuition: $360/ $320 member
Code: #4490
Performance Fee: $115
Code: #610

Ballet II

Ages: 6–7
Tuesdays, January 7–May 27
(no class Apr. 15, 22)
5:30pm–6:30pm

Tuition: $360/ $320 member
Code: #4491
Performance Fee: $115
Code: #610

Ballet III

Ages: 8–9
Fridays, January 10–June 6
(no class Apr. 18)
4:30pm–5:30pm

Tuition: $396/ $352 member
Code: #4492
Performance Fee: $115
Code: #610

Ballet IV

Ages: 10–11
Thursdays, January 9–May 29
(no class Apr. 17)
4:30pm–5:30pm

Tuition: $378/ $336 member
Code: #4493
Performance Fee: $115
Code: #610

Ballet V

Ages: 12–15
Thursdays, January 9–May 29
(no class Apr. 17)
5:30pm–6:30pm

Tuition: $378/ $336 member
Code: #4494
Performance Fee: $115
Code: #610

Ballet VI

Ages: 16–18
Tuesdays, January 7–May 27
(no class Apr. 15, 22)
6:30pm–7:30pm

Tuition: $360/ $320 member
Code: #4495
Performance Fee: $115
Code: #610

Pre-Pointe

Ages: by placement only
Thursdays, January 9–May 29
(no class Apr. 17)
6:30pm–7:30pm

Tuition: $378/ $336 member
Code: #4496
Performance Fee: $115
Code: #610

Pointe

Ages: by placement only
Thursdays, January 9–May 29
(no class Apr. 17)
7:30pm–8:30pm

Tuition: $567/ $504 member
Code: #4497
Performance Fee: $115
Code: #610

Advanced Ballet

Ages: by placement only
Sundays, January 5–June 1
(no class Apr. 13, 20)
2:30pm–4pm

Tuition: $420/ $378 member
Code: #4692
Performance Fee: $115
Code: #610

Jazz Dance

Inspired by the music of the same name, jazz uses expressive movement, as is often seen in Broadway musical productions.

Beginning Jazz

Ages: 5–8
Wednesdays, January 8–May 28
(no class Apr. 16)
4:30pm–5:30pm

Tuition: $378/ $336 member
Code: #4498
Performance Fee: $115
Code: #610

Intermediate Jazz

Ages: 9–12
Wednesdays, January 8–May 28
(no class Apr. 16)
5:30pm–6:30pm

Tuition: $378/ $336 member
Code: #4499
Performance Fee: $115
Code: #610

Advanced Jazz I

Ages: 13–18
Wednesdays, January 8–May 28
(no class Apr. 16)
6:30pm–7:30pm

Tuition: $378/ $336 member
Code: #4500
Performance Fee: $115
Code: #610

Advanced Jazz II

Ages: 13-18
Wednesdays, January 8–May 28
(no class Apr. 16)
7:30pm–8:30pm

Tuition: $378/ $336 member
Code: #4501
Performance Fee: $115
Code: #610

Theatre Dance

Ages: 10–13
Thursdays, January 9–May 29
(no class Apr. 17)
4:30pm–5:30pm

Students prepare to dance, sing, and act — becoming a triple threat in musical theatre. The course includes diverse warm-ups, technical progressions, and movement that allows for vocalization.
Tuition: $378/ $336 member
Code: #4514
Performance Fee: $115
Code: #610

Tap Dance

Tap is a percussive dance form in which the dance becomes the music. The JCCNV Dance Academy teaches Broadway tap, which develops students’ sense of rhythm, balance and presentation.

Beginning Tap

Ages: 5–8
Mondays, January 6–June 2
(no class Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Apr. 14, 21, May 26)
5:30pm–6:30pm

Tuition: $324/ $288 member
Code: #4505
Performance Fee: $115
Code: #610

Intermediate Tap

Ages: 9–12
Mondays, January 6–June 2
(no class Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Apr. 14, 21, May 26)
5:30pm–6:30pm

Tuition: $324/ $288 member
Code: #4506
Performance Fee: $115
Code: #610

Advanced Tap

Ages: 13–18
Mondays, January 6–June 2
(no class Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Apr. 14, 21, May 26)
4:30pm–5:30pm

Tuition: $324/ $288 member
Code: #4507
Performance Fee: $115
Code: #610

Hip Hop

The newest form of social dance, hip hop fuses such movement styles as popping, locking, liquid, breaking, step, and stomp. Often highly energetic, the JCCNV Dance Academy requires knee pads for these technique classes

Hip Hop I

Ages: 9–12
Wednesdays, January 8–May 28
(no class Apr. 16)
4:30pm–5:30pm

Tuition: $378/ $336 member
Code: #4509
Performance Fee: $115
Code: #610

Hip Hop II

Ages: by placement only
Sundays, January 5–June 1
(no class Apr. 13, 20)
4pm–5pm

Tuition: $378/ $336 member
Code: #4510
Performance Fee: $115
Code: #610

Tumbling Skills

The JCCNV Dance Academy teaches technical practices that encourage healthy fitness habits including: warm-up, flexibility, strength, basic tumbling skills, and teamwork in a fun and interactive environment. Students should wear leotard and tights, t-shirts and leggings or shorts. No shoes required, and long hair must be secure in a French braid, or pony tail and fabric hair band.

Tumbling

Ages: 5–10
Tuesdays, January 7–June 3
(no class Apr. 15, 22)
4:30pm–5:30pm

Tuition: $360/ $320 member
Code: #4511
Performance Fee: $115
Code: #610

Private and Semi-Private Dance Lessons

Contact Chris Dalen, Dance Academy Director, at Chris.Dalen@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3037

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 availability.

Private Lessons (30 minutes)

Tuition:
5 lessons: $175/ $150 member
Code: #261/ #260

10 lessons: $310/ $260 member
Code: #263/ #262

Ongoing lessons (24): $600/ $565 member
Code: #4527

Semi-Private Lessons (30 minutes)
(2–3 students of similar ability)

Tuition per student:
5 lessons: $100/ $75 member
Code: #265/ #264

10 lessons: $160/ $110 member
Code: #269 / #268

Ongoing lessons (24): $312/ $293 member
Code: #4893

Fitness for Dancers

Dance Strength and Flexibility Training

Ages: 9–18

This program focuses on: Low-resistance/ high-repetition strength training to build muscular endurance and develop tone; core training to improve balance and posture; and flexibility training to improve range of motion and lengthen muscles. Using a combination of strength training, balance training, Pilates and yoga, this program is perfect for young dancers growing into their bodies, as well as more advanced dancers that want to improve precision and overall technique. All packages include ten, hourlong sessions and are priced per person.

Individual Fee: $500/ $400 member
2-Person Fee: $440/ $340 member
4-Person Fee: $400/ $300 member
Code: Stock #229