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Little dancers love this enchanting adventure in dance! Children develop rhythm, grace, poise, coordination and musicality through pre-primary classical ballet, beginning tap skills, tap routines and improvisations with magical props and adorable costumes. Our dance class enriches your child in five areas of development: physical, creative, social, cognitive and emotional. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.
 
3-3.5 years
18 lessons @ 45 mins, $419/$342 MCC district residents.
1573.319          Sa, 1/19-6/8          9:15-10 a.m.
No lesson on 4/20, 5/18 and 5/25.

This class is for kindergarten/first grade students. Children develop lovely technical ballet skills while learning French vocabulary enhancing their artistic growth and nurturing poise, grace and musicality. Young dancers learn basic tap technique using fun Broadway-style song and tap routines showcasing their fantastic stage presence. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.

20 lessons @ 45 mins, $459/$380 MCC district residents.
1578.319          W, 1/23-6/12          4:30-5:15 p.m.
1579.319          Th, 1/24-6/13          4:15-5 p.m.
No lesson on 4/17 or 4/18.

18 lessons @ 45 mins, $419/$342 MCC district residents.
1580.319          Sa, 1/19-6/8          10:45-11:30 a.m.
No lesson on 4/20, 5/18 and 5/25.

The Joy of Dance ballet curriculum follows the International Dance Acclaim (IDA) Program. In June, the students have a ballet examination that will be assessed by an international examiner. Students are awarded a performance certificate and medal that provide proof that they have attained an international standard of classical ballet appropriate to their ages. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.

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Pre-Ballet (IDA) • 5-6 years
17 lessons @ 45 mins, $390/$323 MCC district residents.
1587.319          M, 1/28-6/10          3:45-4:30 p.m.
No lesson on 2/18, 4/15 and 5/27.

Ballet Grade I (IDA) • 7+ years
18 lessons @ 1 hr, $540/$450 MCC district residents.
1588.319          Sa, 1/19-6/8          11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
No lesson on 4/20, 5/18 and 5/25.


Ballet Grade II/III (IDA)
• 8+ years
18 lessons @ 1 hr, 30 mins, $674/$558 MCC district residents.
1589.319          Sa, 1/19-6/8          12:30-2 p.m.
No lesson on 4/20, 5/18 and 5/25.


Ballet Grade V (IDA)
• 11-16 years
Instructor: Miss Virginia Britton, Founder, Alexandria Ballet.
20 lessons @ 1 hr, 30 mins, $749/$620 MCC district residents.
1590.319          F, 1/25-6/14          6:45-8:15 p.m.
No lesson on 4/19.

Ballet Grade IV (IDA)
11-16 years
20 lessons @ 1 hr, 30 mins, $749/$620 MCC district residents.
1591.319          W, 1/23-6/12          5:30-7 p.m.
No lesson on 4/17.

Pointe Grade V (IDA)
11-16 years
Instructor: Miss Virginia Britton, Founder, Alexandria Ballet.
20 lessons @ 45 mins, $459/$380 MCC district residents.
1592.319          F, 1/25-6/14          8:15-9 p.m.
No lesson on 4/19.

Students are trained in the Royal Academy of Dance classical ballet syllabus through barre, adagio and allegro variations. Students learn tap techniques to Broadway style songs and jazz. Dancers are members of Joy of Dance’s Show Biz Kidz performance troupe. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.
 
7-9 years
20 lessons @ 1 hr, 15 minutes, $696/$580 MCC district residents.
1582.319          Tu, 1/22-6/11          4:15-5:30 p.m.
No lesson on 4/16.

Parent/guardian participation required with child(ren). Join us for this fun-filled, full-of-energy, active games class emphasizing songs, creative movement, parachute, balls, and loads of active fun! Develops self-confidence, motor skills, coordination, socialization and cooperation and reinforces cognitive learning. Children with special needs welcome. Participating adult burns approximately 500 calories. Instructor: Funfit® Staff.

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10 lessons @ 45 mins, $180/$150 MCC district residents. Class fee includes payment for one child and one adult. Materials fee: $5, make check payable to Funfit®. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class.


Winter Classes


11 months-2 years
1131.319          W, 1/23-3/27          9:45-10:30 a.m.


1-4 years
1132.319          W, 1/23-3/27          10:30-11:15 a.m.



Spring Classes


11 months-2 years
1134.319          W, 4/24-6/26          9:45-10:30 a.m.


1-4 years
1135.319          W, 4/24-6/26          10:30-11:15 a.m.


2-3 years
1136.319          W, 4/24-6/26          11:15 a.m.-noon

Students are trained in the Royal Academy of Dance classical ballet syllabus and tap technique syllabus incorporating tap barre, progressions, combinations, stylized Broadway tap routines and jazz. Dancers are members of Joy of Dance’s Show Biz Kidz performance troupe. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.
 
7-8 years
20 lessons @ 1 hr, $600/$500 MCC district residents.
1581.319          W, 1/23-6/12          5:15-6:15 p.m.
No lesson on 4/17.
 
Young hip-hop artists will begin with the building blocks of jazz technique. Students will learn hip, funky moves to the latest kids’ rock and hip-hop tunes. The focus will be on hip-hop choreography utilizing the latest hit music from hip-hop stars and pop stars such as Carly Rae Jepsen, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez! Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff
 
6-7 years
20 lessons @ 45 mins, $459/$380 MCC district residents.
1597.319          W, 1/23-6/12          6:30-7:15 p.m.
No lesson on 4/17.

This musical theatre dance class combines jazz techniques and introduces students to a Broadway style of dance. It focuses on beginner jazz warm-up, center floor work, progressions, kicks, leaps, turns, splits and isolations. Your child will be a dancing Broadway star on Parent Watch Day! Jazz sneakers required. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.

11+ years
20 lessons @ 1 hr, $600/$500 MCC district residents.
1599.319          W, 1/23-6/12          7-8 p.m.
No lesson on 4/17.

Tiny ballerinas will be introduced to French ballet vocabulary, ballet warm-ups, creative movement, games and large motor skill development through our fun Tutus ballet syllabus. Your ballerina will explore the excitement of ballet using costume accessories, props, ballet stories and puppets. The session will conclude with a Parent Watch Day.  Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.

2 years
20 lessons @ 30 mins, $339/$280 MCC district residents.
1571.319          Th, 1/24-6/13          10:30-11 a.m.
No lesson on 4/18.
Young dancers enjoy dancing to their favorite cherished tunes from such fairytales as “Cinderella,” “Sleeping Beauty” and “Beauty and the Beast,” among others. They will learn ballet dances to popular classical ballets and perform in costumes. The session will conclude with a Parent Watch Day. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.
 
2.5-3.5 years
20 lessons @ 45 mins, $459/$380 MCC district residents.
1572.319          Th, 1/24-6/13          11-11:45 a.m.
No lesson on 4/18.