Registration for Spring 2024 classes is now closed. Our current schedule can still be viewed, as well as important dates and policies for this season. We are looking forward to another great season of dance, voice, and acting!


Class Schedule

Studio AStudio B
5:00 – 5:30
Beg. Hip Hop (Ages 7-10)
Mr. Kyle
5:30 – 6:00
Beg./Int. Hip Hop (Ages 11+)
Mr. Kyle
6:00 – 6:45
Acro*
Miss Jen
6:45 – 7:45
Adult Tap & Jazz/Contemporary (Ages 18+)
Miss Jen
Studio AStudio B
5:00 – 5:45
Musical Theatre (Ages 7+)*
Miss Brieanna
5:45 – 6:15
Beg. Lyrical (Ages 7+)
Miss Jen
5:45 – 6:15
Int. Lyrical (Ages 10+)
Miss Brieanna
6:15 – 6:45
Beg. Jazz (Ages 7+)
Miss Jen
6:15 – 6:45
Int. Jazz (Ages 10+)
Miss Brieanna
6:45 – 7:15
Beg. Tap (Ages 7+)
Miss Jen
6:45 – 7:15
Int. Tap (Ages 10+)
Miss Brieanna
7:15 – 7:45
Int. Hip Hop (Ages 10+)
Miss Brieanna
Studio AStudio B
5:00 – 5:45
Voice (Ages 11+)
Miss Danielle
5:00 – 5:45
Acting (Ages 7-10)
Miss Serena
5:45 – 6:30
Voice (Ages 7-10)
Miss Danielle
5:45 – 6:30
Acting (Ages 11+)
Mr. Dave and Miss Aubrey
Studio AStudio B
5:00 – 5:45
Peewees (Ages 5-6)
Miss Brieanna
5:45 – 6:15
Adv. Lyrical (Ages 10+)
Miss Brieanna
5:30 – 6:15
Pre Peewees (Ages 3-4)
Miss Allie
6:15 – 6:45
Adv. Jazz (Ages 10+)
Miss Brieanna
6:15 – 6:45
Beg./Int. Lyrical (Ages 10+)
Miss Jen
6:45 – 7:15
Adv. Tap (Ages 10+)
Miss Brieanna
6:45 – 7:15
Beg./Int. Jazz (Ages 10+)
Miss Jen
7:15 – 7:45
Beg./Int. Tap (Ages 10+)
Miss Jen

*All students enrolled in Musical Theatre or Acro must also take another dance class.


Class Descriptions & Prerequisites

Prerequisites for all intermediate and advanced-level classes have been included alongside class descriptions for each class type that offers upper-level classes. Please review them if you are interested in registering and contact us to request placement.

A beginner/intermediate level acrobatics class. Acrobatics uses strength and flexibility to perform gymnastic-based tricks. In this class, students work towards increasing their flexibility, balance, strength, and coordination. Students work to master skills such as cartwheel, front roll, back roll, backbend from a standing position.

This class will introduce students to the techniques used by actors who play musical and straight play theater scenes. Basic acting techniques will be taught through theater games as well as skits. Students will be given lessons in freeing the body of nervous tension, projection, articulation as well as developing confidence, presence, and emotional expressivity. Theater classes have been proven to enhance a child’s confidence, public speaking, teamwork, poise, conversation, social skills, and more!

Beginner Hip Hop (7-10)

A beginner level hip hop class for dancers ages 7-10. Hip hop dance is a fast-paced and energetic dance style set to hip hop music. Classes include a warm up, across the floor, center combinations, freestyle exploration, and an introduction into hip hop foundations such as popping and locking.

Beginner/Intermediate Hip Hop 11+

Intermediate level hip hop for dancers ages 10+. Must have previous dance experience to register for this class. If your child has not taken this class before, please contact info@j-dapa.org to see if this class is the right fit for your child.

Intermediate/Advanced Hip Hop 10+

An intermediate/advanced hip hop class for dancers ages 10+. Must have previous hip hop dance experience to register for this class. If your child has not taken this class before, please contact info@j-dapa.org to see if this class is the right fit for your child.

Jazz combines techniques of ballet, modern and popular dance. Jazz is a fun, upbeat and expressive style of dance. Classes focus on increasing strength, flexibility, rhythm, isolations and personal expression.

Beginner Jazz 7+

An introductory jazz class for dancers ages 7+. This class is a good fit for dancers with less than 3 years experience. 

Beginner/Intermediate Jazz 10+

This class is a great option for students who have some jazz dance experience and are working towards intermediate and advanced level classes. This class is also a great option to take in conjunction with another jazz class to boost technique.  Through this class, students will hone in on the technique needed to progress to a higher level class.

Intermediate Jazz 10+

A jazz class for students with 3+ years of jazz dance experience. To enroll in this class, students must have prerequisite knowledge of and be able to independently perform the following terms:

  • 5 jazz positions, chasse, chaine, pirouette, ball change, battement, lindy, pas de bourrée, grapevine, pivot, jete, jazz box/square.

If you are not sure if your student is eligible for this class, please email info@j-dapa.org.

Advanced Jazz 10+

An advanced level jazz class for students with 5+ years of experience in jazz. Combinations and routines in this class differ from intermediate level classes both in the speed movements are taught and the way they are performed. To enroll in this class, students must have prerequisite knowledge of and be able to independently perform the following terms with correct technique and have teacher recommendation/approval to register: 

  • 5 jazz positions, chasse, chaine, inside/outside pirouette, ball change, battement, lindy, pas de bourrée, grapevine, pivot, jeté, jazz box/square.

If you are not sure if your student is eligible for this class, please email info@j-dapa.org.

Lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet and jazz techniques where the choreography utilizes movement that expresses the emotions of the lyrics in the song.

Beginner Lyrical 7+

An introductory lyrical class for dancers ages 7+. This class is a good fit for dancers with less than 3 years experience. 

Beginner/Intermediate Lyrical 10+

This class is a great option for students who have some lyrical dance experience and are working towards intermediate and advanced level classes. This class is also a great option to take in conjunction with another lyrical class to boost technique.  Through this class, students will hone in on the technique needed to progress to a higher level class.

Intermediate Lyrical 10+

A lyrical class for students with 3+ years of lyrical dance experience. To enroll in this class, students must have prerequisite knowledge of and be able to independently perform the following terms:

  • 5 ballet positions, chasse, chaine, pirouette, arabesque, passe, glissade, jete, pique, and tendu. 

If you are not sure if your student is eligible for this class, please email info@j-dapa.org.

Advanced Lyrical 10+

An advanced level lyrical class for students with 5+ years of experience in lyrical dance. To enroll in this class, students must have prerequisite knowledge of and be able to independently perform the following terms with correct technique and have teacher recommendation/approval to register: 

  • 5 ballet positions, chasse, chaine, inside pirouette, outside pirouette,  arabesque, passe, glissade, jete, pique, and tendu. 

If you are not sure if your student is eligible for this class, please email info@j-dapa.org.

Intermediate and Advanced Classes

One of our most popular classes! This jazz-based class incorporates the style of dancing one would see on a Broadway stage. Students work on their storytelling ability by connecting their movements and facial expressions to enhance their performance skills. A typical Musical Theatre class includes a warm up, acting, movement and improv games and dance combinations. This class fills up FAST so don’t wait to register! 

Pre Peewee (Ages 3-4)

In this class, dancers will be introduced to a variety of dance styles such as jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop and acrobatics. Students will begin to learn basic dance technique while participating in creative movement and using their imagination. This is a great class to help our youngest dancers improve their gross motor skills and self confidence.

Peewee (Ages 5-6)

Peewee Class Ages 5-6: In this class, dancers will be introduced to a variety of dance styles including jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop and acrobatics. The purpose of this introductory class is to help students develop motor skills through a variety of movements. This combo class focuses on learning basic dance vocabulary, improving flexibility, balance and learning choreography helping to boost dancers’ confidence both on and off the stage.

Beginner Tap 7+

An introductory tap class for dancers ages 7+. In beginner tap class, dancers will learn a variety of steps that focus on timing, musicality, rhythm and basic tap terminology. This class is a good fit for dancers with less than 3 years experience.

Beginner/Intermediate Tap 10+

In this tap class, students will work on basic tap technique, rhythm and musicality. Dancers will work on mastering tap steps such as shuffle, flap, Irish, buffalo, maxi ford, cramp roll, paradiddle, drawback, waltz clog, and Shirley Temple. This class is a great option for students who have some tap dance experience and are working towards intermediate and advanced level classes. This class is also a great option to take in conjunction with another tap class to boost technique.  

Intermediate Tap 10+

A tap class for students with 3+ years of tap dance experience. To enroll in this class, students must have prerequisite knowledge of and be able to independently perform the following terms:

  • Shuffle, flap, Irish, buffalo, maxi ford, cramp roll, paradiddle, drawback, waltz clog, Shirley Temple.

If you are not sure if your student is eligible for this class, please email info@j-dapa.org.

Advanced Tap 10+

An advanced level tap class for students with 5+ years of experience in tap. Combinations and routines in this class differ from intermediate level classes both in the speed movements are taught and the way they are performed. To enroll in this class, students must have prerequisite knowledge of and be able to independently perform the following terms with correct technique and have teacher recommendation/approval to register: 

  • Shuffle, flap, Irish, buffalo, maxi ford, cramp roll, paradiddle, drawback, waltz clog, Shirley Temple, single/double/triple time step, and riff walks.

If you are not sure if your student is eligible for this class, please email info@j-dapa.org.

Voice class provides students with the basic foundations of singing technique along with an introduction to vocal performance, repertoire, and appreciation. Vocal lessons help you, as a singer, achieve a finer grasp of a musical style, performance techniques, focus, proper articulation, and delivery. You will learn how to use proper breath support, increase vocal range, sing with ease and clarity and learn to project your voice.

PLEASE NOTE: Placement in intermediate and advanced level classes is not based on years of experience alone. Dancers progress at different rates and while some students may master the required skills after just a year in a beginner class, other students may require more time to develop their technique before they are ready to move on. Additionally, previous participation in an intermediate level class does not guarantee that a student is ready for an advanced level class the following year. If you are unsure if you/your child is ready for a more advanced level class, please email us at info@j-dapa.org and we can discuss class placement and/or arrange a brief audition to see if your dancer is able to perform the prerequisite skills mandatory for enrollment in the class. 


Tuition

Tuition is billed monthly via auto-pay during the first week of each month. Prices listed are per class, per week.

Class Length/TypePrice Per Week
30 Minutes$8
45 Minutes$10
Adult Combo$12

A one-time $15 fee will also be charged at the time of registration for new students only.


Additional Information and Policies

Please read the information below carefully. In addition, when registering within our Parent Portal, please read the Waivers & Policies thoroughly as they include important information about our rules, procedures, and recital costumes.

  • January 3rd: First day of classes except for those taught by Miss Danielle and Miss Jen
  • Week of January 8th: First week for Miss Danielle and Miss Jen’s classes
  • January 12th: Registration closes
  • June 7th: Dress Rehearsal for Spring Recital (tentative)
  • June 8th: Spring Recital

If you are not sure if classes are being held on a certain date (i.e. a holiday or school vacation), you can check our Class Calendar by visiting the Parent Portal. After logging in, click ‘Calendar’ and use the arrows to navigate to the date in question. If you are still unsure, please contact us: info@j-dapa.org.

  • No jeans, jeggings, jean shorts, dresses or skirts (does not included skirted leotards) are allowed in class
  • Dance clothing should not be baggy/loose fitting so that instructors are able to see and correct the dancer’s alignment and proper placement
  • Clothing should not cover the dancer’s hands or feet
  • Baggy long sleeve shirts/hoodies are permitted only during warm up and should not be worn throughout class 
  • Clothing should not have any offensive language or images
  • Hair must be tied back securely in a bun, ponytail or braids and remain tied back for the duration of class. No hair should be in the dancer’s face. Dancers who arrive with their hair down will be asked to put hair up before they are allowed into class.
  • No jewelry, especially earrings (studs are fine)
  • No street shoes are allowed inside studio A or B.

Pre Peewee, Peewee, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theater Hip Hop

Any of the following are acceptable:

  • Leotard/biketard (tank, long sleeve or short sleeve)
  • Stretch pants/leggings
  • Stretch shorts
  • T-shirt

Acro

  • A leotard or biketard MUST be worn
  • Students may wear leggings or bike shorts over leotard 

Lyrical

Any of the following are acceptable:

  • Leggings 
  • T-shirt/Tank
  • Dance shorts
  • Leotard 
  • If wearing tights, stirrup or convertible tights ONLY 
  • Feet must be bare under pirouette shoes in order to participate in lyrical class
  • Students with more than 3 consecutive absences may be removed from class.
  • Students with more than 6 total absences may be be removed from class.
  • Students without proper attire will not be allowed to participate in class.
    • This includes proper shoes, clothing, and appropriate hair styling (tied back). Please see the Class Attire tab for more information.
    • This will count as an absence.

Bullying will not be tolerated and will result in immediate dismissal from J-DAPA without a class or costume refund. If your child is a victim of bullying in class, please bring it to the attention of their dance teacher or Donna Tellier as soon as possible so that it can be handled.