Let Your Child Pirouette to the Sky!

CHILDREN'S BALLET CLASSES

AGES 2 – 7

Overview


Artistic Director: Jo Matos (jomatos@joffreyballetschool.com)

We make dance fun while learning. Classical Ballet classes beginning at age 2 and building to age 7. The curriculum was created to encourage age appropriate creativity, musicality, and physicality. Your child will dance and have fun with an emphasis on the foundations of ballet. Dancers will be brought through creative movement and basic ballet steps and more!

Fall Semester: September 14, 2020 – January 23, 2021

  • Virtual Program – Classes will be taught online via ZOOM
  • In Person Program – Classes will be taught in person in our studios. The first 2 weeks of classes will be taught online via ZOOM

Spring Semester: To be announced

New Students:  Dancer will need to take a Trial Class in order to be placed into the correct class/level.

Questions?

Please email us below for any questions and concerns.
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Virtual Program
A Virtual Program taught online via ZOOM
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In Person Program
An In Person program taught in our studios.
Click to see schedules

CHILDREN'S BALLET CLASSES

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Dance With Me

Dance With Me

Ages 2 and up

This class is just adorable. It has been specially designed for 2 year olds who are not yet comfortable being in a class alone. Each child is joined in the class by a parent or caregiver who will be the child’s “dancing partner”. We use proven movement exercises, games, stories and other activities. These dancers are introduced to the joy of creative movement in a fun, family friendly musical setting. It does not get much cuter and fun than this.

Baby Ballerinas

Ages 3 and up

These classes transform the learning process into a fun filed exciting environment. Children will begin to learn the elements of creative movement and ballet: Socialization skills such as turn-taking and following instructions will be emphasized. The children will explore movement qualities, musicality, motor coordination, enhancing the development of both their bodies and their minds. Plus, they will have fun!

Demi Soloists

Ages 4 and up

Your child will dance and have fun with an emphasis on the foundations of ballet. Dancers will be brought through creative movement and basic ballet. The dancers are encouraged to expand their movement vocabulary through games and creative exploration of dance movements. Dancers learn while they are having fun. What more can you ask for?

Pre-Ballet 1

Ages 5 and up

The elements of creative movement will be augmented with an emphasis on coordination. Basic ballet concepts will be introduced. Fun, creative elements such as stories, games and imaginative activities will keep the pace of the class lively and engaging.

Pre-Ballet 2

Ages 6 and up

This great class is perfect for the beginner and also continues the teaching of previous classes. Dancers are introduced to a class format that prepares them for a “real” ballet class. The music enables dancers to learn dance exercises that emphasize straight legs and pointed feet, posture, placement, stretches and comportment of classical ballet will be emphasized. Fun and beautiful basic ballet concepts are introduced. Fun, creative elements such as stories, games and other imaginative activities keep exciting pace of the class lively and engaging.

Foundations of Ballet

Ages 7 and up

This great class is perfect for the beginner and also continues the teaching of previous classes. Dancers are introduced to a class format that prepares them for a “real” ballet class. The music enables dancers to learn dance exercises at an increased level of formal training consisting of barre and centre work. Our teaching method focuses on posture, placement and comportment of classical ballet. Dancers are introduced to learning at this level for alignment, flexibility, and coordination. This training develops a strong foundation of physical and mental understanding necessary for Classical Ballet training. Plus the class is just fun, the instructors are engaging and caring. We care about your children and their experience.


CHILDREN'S BALLET CLASSES

SCHEDULES

Fall Semester: September 14, 2020 – January 23, 2021

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Baby Ballerinas
Hayley Descavich
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
In Person: Studio 5

Virtual: Zoom

Demi Soloists
Jazmine Dinkins
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
In Person: Studio 1

Virtual: Zoom

Baby Ballerinas
Hayley Descavich
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
In Person: Studio 5

Virtual: Zoom

Pre-Ballet 1
Jazmine Dinkins
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
In Person: Studio 1

Virtual: Zoom
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Dance With Me
Hayley Descavich
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
In Person: Studio 4

Virtual: Zoom
Baby Ballerinas
Hayley Descavich
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
In Person: Studio 4

Virtual: Zoom
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Pre-Ballet 2
Hayley Descavich
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
In Person: Studio 5

Virtual: Zoom

Foundations of Ballet
Jazmine Dinkins
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
In Person: Studio 1

Virtual: Zoom
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Demi Soloists
Hayley Descavich
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
In Person: Studio 5

Virtual: Zoom
Baby Ballerinas
Hayley Desacvich
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
In Person: Studio 2

Virtual: Zoom

Demi Soloists
Hayley Descavich
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
In Person: Studio 5

Virtual: Zoom

Pre-Ballet 1
Vanessa Salgado
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Virtual: Zoom
Baby Ballerinas
Vanessa Salgado
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Virtual: Zoom
Baby Ballerinas
Vanessa Salgado
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Virtual: Zoom

Demi Soloists
Hayley Descavich
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
In Person: Studio 2

Virtual: Zoom

Pre-Ballet 2
Vanessa Salgado
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Virtual: Zoom

Pre-Ballet 1
Hayley Descavich
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
In Person: Studio 2

Virtual: Zoom
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pre-Ballet 2
Hayley Descavich
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
In Person: Studio 5

Virtual: Zoom
Baby Ballerinas
Vanessa Salgado
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Virtual: Zoom

Demi Soloists
Hayley Descavich
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
In Person: Studio 5

Virtual: Zoom

Foundations of Ballet
Vanessa Salgado
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Virtual: Zoom
Pre-Ballet 1
Hayley Descavich
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
In Person: Studio 1

Virtual: Zoom

Pre-Ballet 2
Vanessa Salgado
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Virtual: Zoom

Foundations of Ballet
Annastasia Mercedes
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
In Person: Studio 1

Virtual: Zoom
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Pre-Ballet 1
Hayley Descavich
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
In Person: Studio 5

Virtual: Zoom
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Monday

  • Demi Soloists Hayley Descavich · In Person: Studio 5

    Virtual: Zoom
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Pre-Ballet 2 Hayley Descavich · In Person: Studio 5

    Virtual: Zoom
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Pre-Ballet 1 Hayley Descavich · In Person: Studio 5

    Virtual: Zoom
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuesday

  • Baby Ballerinas Hayley Desacvich · In Person: Studio 2

    Virtual: Zoom
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Demi Soloists Hayley Descavich · In Person: Studio 5

    Virtual: Zoom
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Pre-Ballet 1 Vanessa Salgado · Virtual: Zoom
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday

  • Dance With Me Hayley Descavich · In Person: Studio 4

    Virtual: Zoom
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Baby Ballerinas Vanessa Salgado · Virtual: Zoom
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Demi Soloists Hayley Descavich · In Person: Studio 5

    Virtual: Zoom
    4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Foundations of Ballet Vanessa Salgado · Virtual: Zoom
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Thursday

  • Baby Ballerinas Hayley Descavich · In Person: Studio 4

    Virtual: Zoom
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Baby Ballerinas Vanessa Salgado · Virtual: Zoom
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Pre-Ballet 1 Hayley Descavich · In Person: Studio 1

    Virtual: Zoom
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Pre-Ballet 2 Vanessa Salgado · Virtual: Zoom
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Foundations of Ballet Annastasia Mercedes · In Person: Studio 1

    Virtual: Zoom
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Friday

  • Baby Ballerinas Vanessa Salgado · Virtual: Zoom
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Demi Soloists Hayley Descavich · In Person: Studio 2

    Virtual: Zoom
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Pre-Ballet 2 Vanessa Salgado · Virtual: Zoom
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Pre-Ballet 1 Hayley Descavich · In Person: Studio 2

    Virtual: Zoom
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Saturday

  • Baby Ballerinas Hayley Descavich · In Person: Studio 5

    Virtual: Zoom
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Demi Soloists Jazmine Dinkins · In Person: Studio 1

    Virtual: Zoom
    9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Baby Ballerinas Hayley Descavich · In Person: Studio 5

    Virtual: Zoom
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Pre-Ballet 1 Jazmine Dinkins · In Person: Studio 1

    Virtual: Zoom
    10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Pre-Ballet 2 Hayley Descavich · In Person: Studio 5

    Virtual: Zoom
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Foundations of Ballet Jazmine Dinkins · In Person: Studio 1

    Virtual: Zoom
    12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Baby Ballerinas
Hayley Descavich
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
In Person: Studio 5

Virtual: Zoom
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Ballerinas
Hayley Descavich
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
In Person: Studio 4

Virtual: Zoom
Baby Ballerinas
Hayley Descavich
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
In Person: Studio 5

Virtual: Zoom
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Baby Ballerinas
Hayley Desacvich
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
In Person: Studio 2

Virtual: Zoom
Baby Ballerinas
Vanessa Salgado
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Virtual: Zoom
Baby Ballerinas
Vanessa Salgado
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Virtual: Zoom
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Baby Ballerinas
Vanessa Salgado
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Virtual: Zoom

Tuesday

  • Baby Ballerinas Hayley Desacvich · In Person: Studio 2

    Virtual: Zoom
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Wednesday

  • Baby Ballerinas Vanessa Salgado · Virtual: Zoom
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Thursday

  • Baby Ballerinas Hayley Descavich · In Person: Studio 4

    Virtual: Zoom
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Baby Ballerinas Vanessa Salgado · Virtual: Zoom
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Friday

  • Baby Ballerinas Vanessa Salgado · Virtual: Zoom
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Saturday

  • Baby Ballerinas Hayley Descavich · In Person: Studio 5

    Virtual: Zoom
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Baby Ballerinas Hayley Descavich · In Person: Studio 5

    Virtual: Zoom
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Dance With Me
Hayley Descavich
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
In Person: Studio 4

Virtual: Zoom
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wednesday

  • Dance With Me Hayley Descavich · In Person: Studio 4

    Virtual: Zoom
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Demi Soloists
Jazmine Dinkins
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
In Person: Studio 1

Virtual: Zoom
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Demi Soloists
Hayley Descavich
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
In Person: Studio 5

Virtual: Zoom
Demi Soloists
Hayley Descavich
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
In Person: Studio 2

Virtual: Zoom
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Demi Soloists
Hayley Descavich
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
In Person: Studio 5

Virtual: Zoom
Demi Soloists
Hayley Descavich
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
In Person: Studio 5

Virtual: Zoom
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Monday

  • Demi Soloists Hayley Descavich · In Person: Studio 5

    Virtual: Zoom
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tuesday

  • Demi Soloists Hayley Descavich · In Person: Studio 5

    Virtual: Zoom
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Wednesday

  • Demi Soloists Hayley Descavich · In Person: Studio 5

    Virtual: Zoom
    4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Friday

  • Demi Soloists Hayley Descavich · In Person: Studio 2

    Virtual: Zoom
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Saturday

  • Demi Soloists Jazmine Dinkins · In Person: Studio 1

    Virtual: Zoom
    9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Foundations of Ballet
Jazmine Dinkins
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
In Person: Studio 1

Virtual: Zoom
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Foundations of Ballet
Vanessa Salgado
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Virtual: Zoom
Foundations of Ballet
Annastasia Mercedes
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
In Person: Studio 1

Virtual: Zoom
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Wednesday

  • Foundations of Ballet Vanessa Salgado · Virtual: Zoom
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Thursday

  • Foundations of Ballet Annastasia Mercedes · In Person: Studio 1

    Virtual: Zoom
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Saturday

  • Foundations of Ballet Jazmine Dinkins · In Person: Studio 1

    Virtual: Zoom
    12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Pre-Ballet 1
Jazmine Dinkins
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
In Person: Studio 1

Virtual: Zoom
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pre-Ballet 1
Hayley Descavich
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
In Person: Studio 1

Virtual: Zoom
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Pre-Ballet 1
Hayley Descavich
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
In Person: Studio 5

Virtual: Zoom
Pre-Ballet 1
Vanessa Salgado
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Virtual: Zoom
Pre-Ballet 1
Hayley Descavich
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
In Person: Studio 2

Virtual: Zoom

Monday

  • Pre-Ballet 1 Hayley Descavich · In Person: Studio 5

    Virtual: Zoom
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuesday

  • Pre-Ballet 1 Vanessa Salgado · Virtual: Zoom
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Thursday

  • Pre-Ballet 1 Hayley Descavich · In Person: Studio 1

    Virtual: Zoom
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Friday

  • Pre-Ballet 1 Hayley Descavich · In Person: Studio 2

    Virtual: Zoom
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Saturday

  • Pre-Ballet 1 Jazmine Dinkins · In Person: Studio 1

    Virtual: Zoom
    10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Pre-Ballet 2
Hayley Descavich
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
In Person: Studio 5

Virtual: Zoom
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pre-Ballet 2
Hayley Descavich
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
In Person: Studio 5

Virtual: Zoom
Pre-Ballet 2
Vanessa Salgado
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Virtual: Zoom
Pre-Ballet 2
Vanessa Salgado
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Virtual: Zoom
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Monday

  • Pre-Ballet 2 Hayley Descavich · In Person: Studio 5

    Virtual: Zoom
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Thursday

  • Pre-Ballet 2 Vanessa Salgado · Virtual: Zoom
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Friday

  • Pre-Ballet 2 Vanessa Salgado · Virtual: Zoom
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Saturday

  • Pre-Ballet 2 Hayley Descavich · In Person: Studio 5

    Virtual: Zoom
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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CHILDREN'S BALLET CLASSES

FACULTY


CHILDREN'S BALLET CLASSES

TUITION AND FEES

Virtual Program

$50 Non-Refundable Registration Fee

20% Discount for Virtual Program – (Discount will be reflected at checkout)

Semester Price
$640.00

Per Semester (16 weeks), Per Class, One Class Per Week.

Monthly Payment Plan (5 Payments)
$128

Per Month, Per Class, One Class Per Week.

Payments are automatically charged on the 1st of every month

Registration is open and ongoing through the year.

In Person Program

$50 Non-Refundable Registration Fee

20% Discount for Virtual Program – (Discount will be reflected at checkout)

Semester Price
$640.00

Per Semester (16 weeks), Per Class, One Class Per Week.

Monthly Payment Plan (5 Payments)
$128

Per Month, Per Class, One Class Per Week.

Payments are automatically charged on the 1st of every month

Registration is open and ongoing through the year.

It is the policy of the Center for American Dance / Joffrey Ballet School that all tuition and other fees paid shall not be refunded at any time, regardless of the time of cancellation by the student or student’s parents or guardians or whether the relevant program has commenced. In the event that the relevant program has been cancelled by the Center for American Dance / Joffrey Ballet School, the School will make best efforts to move the student into a substantially similar program; in the event that no such substantially similar program exists, the School will issue a full refund.

A fee of $15.00 will be charged for any credit card/debit card charge not honored by the bank for any reason when processing any credit card/debit card charge. Please call us no less than thirty (30) days in advance of any change to your credit card/debit card account to prevent this $15.00 fee from being charged.

Program Description & Registration

Students register for the academic year with a minimum financial commitment for the Fall Semester.. This is not a drop in class/program. Students enrolling for the Fall semester will have their enrollment automatically renewed for the Spring semester on December 1st unless they “Opt Out”. Those who wish to opt out in Spring, will need to email joffreyregistrar@joffreyballetschool.com with the subject line “JBS Children’s/Youth Ballet Program Spring Opt Out” and include their dancer’s name and classes they are enrolled in by December 1st.

OPTION 1: Full Payment Terms
Full Pay & Credit Card/Debit Card Charge Authorization:

Joffrey Ballet School offers customers the opportunity to purchase the right to participate on price per-class full semester and annual payment options at a discount. Joffrey Ballet School accepts Visa and MasterCard credit card/debit card payments to permit customers to pay for these in full.

[   ] I acknowledge and agree to pay for the right to take classes at Joffrey Ballet School and in consideration of such right granted by Joffrey Ballet School, for the above total for the contract of sessions designated above by amount. I hereby authorize Joffrey Ballet School to charge the credit card/debit card noted below in order to pay this full payment.

[   ] I understand that by paying in full and receiving the discount, I will not be able to receive a refund if I withdraw from the program at any time.

OPTION 2: Installment Payment Terms
Auto-Pay & Credit Card/Debit Card Charge Authorization:

Joffrey Ballet School offers customers the opportunity to purchase the right to participate on a price per class semester installment payment option. Joffrey Ballet School accepts Visa and MasterCard credit card/debit card credit card/debit card payments to permit customers to pay for these classes in installments. The account can be frozen at $15 for 14 days or $30 for 30 days, in which time the dancer(s) cannot attend classes.

[   ] I acknowledge and agree to pay for the right to take classes at Joffrey Ballet School and in consideration of such rights granted by Joffrey Ballet School, do promise to pay Joffrey Ballet School for the above total for the contract classes designated above by amount. I hereby authorize Joffrey Ballet School to charge the credit card/debit card noted below each 30 days in order to pay these installments


CHILDREN'S BALLET CLASSES

DRESS CODE

Each level has a required color and style of a leotard for both boys and girls. You will be required to purchase your leotard upon registering.

GIRLS AND BOYS DRESS CODE

Girls: Pink tank style leotard, skin tone  tights, pink skirt, and skin tone  ballet slippers. 

  • Girls should have their hair in a bun with a hair net. 
  • Absolutely no jewelry of any kind may be worn in class. 

Boys: Black footed tights, a white T-shirt, black/white socks and black ballet slippers. 

  • Boys should have hair secured in a ponytail if it is below the collar line.

All leotards may be purchased in the appropriate colors through OnStage Dancewear.

On Stage Dancewear
197 Madison Ave, New York, NY
http://www.onstagedancewear.com
(866) 725-1174

Girls: Lilac tank style leotard, skin tone  tights, lilac wrapped skirt, and skin tone  ballet slippers. 

  • Girls should have their hair in a bun with a hair net. 
  • Absolutely no jewelry of any kind may be worn in class. 

Boys: Black footed tights, a white T-shirt, black/white socks and black ballet slippers. 

  • Boys should have hair secured in a ponytail if it is below the collar line.

All leotards may be purchased in the appropriate colors through OnStage Dancewear.

On Stage Dancewear
197 Madison Ave, New York, NY
http://www.onstagedancewear.com
(866) 725-1174

Boys: Black footed tights, a white T-shirt, black/white socks and black ballet slippers. 

  • Boys should have hair secured in a ponytail if it is below the collar line.

All leotards may be purchased in the appropriate colors through OnStage Dancewear.

On Stage Dancewear
197 Madison Ave, New York, NY
http://www.onstagedancewear.com
(866) 725-1174

HAIR AND JEWELRY

Girls – Students’ hair must be neatly secured in a bun or twist with a hair net.

Boys – Any boys with hair longer than their neckline need to have it secured in a ponytail.

No jewelry allowed


CHILDREN'S BALLET CLASSES

PERFORMANCES

Become the dancer that you dreamed you could be! Be a part of our signature performances; The Nutcracker (Fall) and Peter Pan (Spring).

THE NUTCRACKER

Students from the Joffrey Ballet School’s Ballet Trainee, Children’s and Youth Ballet program will present the full two act holiday tradition, “The Nutcracker”.

Performance Date:
To be announced

Times:
To be announced

Location:
To be announced

PETER PAN

Peter Pan is the story of a boy who can fly, and his adventures on the island of Neverland, with Wendy Darling, her brothers Michael and John, the fairy Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, the Indian princess Tiger Lily, Mermaids, the pirate Captain Hook, and a hungry Crocodile.

Neverland, “Second star to the right and straight on til morning”, A place where you never have to grow up. A place where all that you wish for can come true. A place of musical bees, neon fireflies, dancing mermaids, and a “Nana” that walks on four legs.

Performance Date:
To be announced

Times:
To be announced

Location:
To be announced


CHILDREN'S BALLET CLASSES

FAQs

Is School Year 2020-2021 happening?

YES!! The 2020-2021 School Year will begin on an all Virtual platform the first 2 weeks of classes starting on September 14th, and transition into a In Person and Virtual platform on September 28th. See details below:

Fall Semester: September 14, 2020 – January 23, 2021

We have two programs for our Children’s Ballet program.

In Person Program – Classes will be taught in person in our studios. The first 2 weeks of classes will be taught online via ZOOM

Virtual Program – All classes are held online via Zoom. Our Virtual classes are interactive, providing access to personalized instruction for all ages and levels. Teachers are sharing individual feedback in real time.

What does my dancer need to participate in online learning?

  • A DEVICE to watch the class, preferably with a large enough screen for the student to see the details of instruction (like a tablet or laptop).
  • WIFI or DATA with a strong enough signal to use the ZOOM app.
  • A SPACE that can be used to dance in. Spaces used by students over the June and July months varied from their bedrooms, to their living rooms, kitchens, some basements. The teachers did a great job of adapting the material so that all of the students could participate and benefit from the instruction.
  • Children’s Program dancers will need a parent or caregiver during the class to ensure they can log-in and remain connected. 

What if I prefer my child participates in a “Virtual Only” class?

We have an only Virtual Program for the entire semester.

Virtual Program – All classes are held online via Zoom.

Will it be possible to get a good dance experience online?

You have our assurance that the faculty for the School has engaged in exploration and research to collectively and individually design a syllabus for each class level and age addressing the mode and method needed to deliver live, virtual and hybrid classes effectively in this time of COVID. Our teachers are lifelong learners.  Since going fully Virtual in March we have successfully delivered hundreds of hours of meaningful dance education to students from around the world. These months of teaching on ZOOM has challenged us, but, from the challenge came an abundance of knowledge. The challenge of how to connect individually to each dancer was one of our greatest successes. Spring and Summer dancers and families have commented countless times on how impressed they were with the connections we were able to make with each and every dancer. What we have learned is that this medium is a new and wonderful tool to add to the traditional mode of delivery.

How will a decision be made to pivot from a “Hybrid” to fully “In-person” classes?

Though we aim to return to our full dance schedule as soon as safely possible, we will always err on the side of caution when it comes to the health and safety of our dancers, faculty and staff. Joffrey Ballet School will continue following the local, state, and national laws. Based on guidance, we will continue to update our families when it’s deemed safe to increase capacity, etc.

Make-Up Classes

When your son/daughter misses a class, they can attend a “Virtual” make-up class at or below their level at any time during the school year. To take a “Virtual” makeup class, You must email Kelbert kelbert.ang@joffreyballetschool.com, of your intention to attend a Make up class. Kelbert will notify the teacher and provide you with a Meeting Code # and Passcode for the class you intend on attending.

2020 – 2021 School Year
Children's Ballet

We are honored to introduce the Joffrey Ballet School “Re-imagined”.

In an abundance of concern for the health and wellbeing of our dancers, faculty and staff we will begin our Fall semester September 14th in a virtual studio. Our soft reopening in September will allow dancers to continue dancing safely at home. In October our design will expand to two options; a completely 
“Virtual Program” and a carefully designed “In Person Program”. We are confident these programs will address the health concerns of all of our dancers and their families while providing a robust meaningful dance experience.

A list of frequently and anticipated questions and answers can be found here.

The Q & A includes overall information on health precautions, cleaning procedures, required mask wearing and general classroom management procedures addressing COVID-19. We are all looking ahead to a COVID-19 free future. If the transmission of the disease is controlled and the spread is drastically reduced we plan to return in January to a more traditional studio experience. We continue to offer our “Virtual” option into what we see as a more inclusive, convenient future. We will keep our JBS families up to date on any changes as soon as they arise. We will post all changes on our BAND Group and through email. While we wait; we will dance safely.

Sincerely,
Jo Matos
Artitsic Director
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