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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
9 lessons @ 45 mins, $205/$171 MCC district residents.
1573.219          Sa, 9/7–11/23        9:15–10 a.m.
No lesson on 9/14, 9/28 and 11/9.
3.5–4 years
13 lessons @ 45 mins, $297/$247 MCC district residents.
1574.219          W, 9/11–12/11        2:30–3:15 p.m.
No lesson on 11/27.
 “Nutcracker: Sweat Treats” rehearsals are Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Instructor: Marilyn Baird.
 
8+ years
9 lessons @ 90 mins, $335/$279 MCC district residents.
 
1588.219          Sa, 9/7-11/23*             11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
No lesson on 9/14, 9/28 and 11/9.

“Nutcracker: Sweat Treats” rehearsals are Saturday 9/7, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.

 

9+ years

9 lessons @ 90 mins, $335/$279 MCC district residents.

 1589.219        Sa, 9/7-11/23           1:30-2:30 p.m.

No lesson on 9/14, 9/28 and 11/9.

Students advance training in four dance forms: classical ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary. Classical ballet training in this class emphasizes epaulement, adagio and allegro steps. Dancers are members of Joy of Dance’s "Show Biz Kidz" performance troupe.
Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.
 
9-11 years
12 lessons @ 90 minutes, $447/$372 MCC district residents.
1583.219          M, 9/9–12/9          4:30-6 p.m.
No lesson on 10/14 and 11/11.
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: Allie O'Hare.
 
6-7 years
12 lessons @ 45 mins, $274/$228 MCC district residents.
1597.219          M, 9/9-12/9          6:30-7:15 p.m.
 *No lesson on 10/14 and 11/11.
Hip-Hop III is designed for students with previous training. Dancers learn aspects of locking, popping and breaking and incorporate them into exciting combinations. It is a fun and highly energetic dance form! You will learn the most current and up-to-date styles of this everchanging dance form from one the Washington area’s hottest choreographers.  Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.
 

8-11 years
12 lessons @ 45 mins, $274/$228MCC district residents.
1598.219        M, 9/9-12/9        7:15-8 p.m.
No lesson on 10/14 and 11/11. 

 
 
10-14 years
12 lessons @ 45 mins, $274/$228MCC district residents.
1599.219       M, 9/9-12/9        8-8:45 p.m.
No lesson on 10/14 and 11/11. 
Young dancers will 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. All Fairytale Ballet™ classes include a Parent Watch Day every four weeks.
Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.
 
2.5-3.5 years
14 lessons @ 45 mins, $319/$266 MCC district residents.
1571.219          Tu, 9/10–12/10          11–11:45 a.m.
3–4 years
13 lessons @ 45 mins, $297/$247 MCC district residents.
1572.219          Tu, 9/11–12/11          5:15–6 p.m.
No lesson on 11/27.
 
Students are trained in the Royal Academy of Dance classical ballet syllabus through barre, adagio and allegro variations. Students learn tap technique to Broadway-style songs and jazz. Dancers are members of Joy of Dance’s “Show Biz Kidz” performance troupe. “Frosty Follies” rehearsals are on 10/19 and 10/26, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.
 
7-9 years
14 lessons @ 75 mins, $488/$406 MCC district residents.
1581.219          Tu, 9/10–12/10          4:30-5:45 p.m.

Young dancers are introduced to a classical ballet syllabus incorporating magical variations and dance class etiquette. Cognitive skills of counting, sequencing, spatial awareness and immersion in the French language are introduced in this class. Dancers learn tap technique and delightful song and tap routines that develop coordination, rhythm, timing and stage presence.

 

Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.

4 years
13 lessons @ 45 mins, $297/$247 MCC district residents.
1575.219          W, 9/11–12/11          3:30-4:15 p.m.
No lesson on 11/27.

9 lessons @ 45 mins, $205/$171 MCC district residents.
1576.219          Sa, 9/7–11/23          10-10:45 a.m.
No lesson on 9/14, 9/28 and 11/9.

The Joy of Dance ballet curriculum follows the International Dance Acclaim (IDA) Program. In June, the students have a ballet examination assessed by an international examiner. They are awarded a performance certificate and medal that provides proof that they have attained an international standard of classical ballet appropriate to their ages. Ballet students this fall will perform in “Nutcracker: Sweat Treats" and a Marine Corps Toys for Tots Benefit.  Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.
 
5-6 years
13 lessons @ 45 mins, $297/$247 MCC district residents.
 
1586.219          W, 9/11-12/11          4:30-5:15 p.m.

No lesson on 11/27.