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Dance at the MJCCA has recently announced that it will open an additional dance level for dancers wanting to join its J Dance Company (ages 6-11 years) this semester, which will feed into the currently enrolled year-round J Dance Company.

Dancers must be evaluated by one of the MJCCA instructors and invited to participate in the Company. One J Dance Company highlight is its annual trip, which in June 2014 will be to New York City.

The J Dance Company has performed on various stages throughout Atlanta, as well as the Waterside Stage in Downtown Disney in Orlando. All MJCCA dance classes will take place at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.

 

About Dance at the MJCCA

The MJCCA offers a wide array of dance classes for every skill level and interest. From toddlers to middle-schoolers, participants in the Dunwoody dance classes learn self-discipline and build strength and coordination, while developing grace and self-confidence as they enjoy the creative expression of movement. Private and group lessons are available to take dancers from beginner to the most advanced levels.

 

J Dance Company

For dancers who are interested in a serious and committed program. The J Dance Company provides dancers the opportunity to experience advanced classes, dance performances throughout Atlanta and recitals on a professional stage.

Dancers must be invited by one of the MJCCA instructors to participate in these small, intimate classes that offer intensive instruction in ballet, jazz, and tap. Dancers are expected to participate in a minimum of two classes per week and spend time practicing at home.

The instructors are proud to bring their expertise to the J Dance Company, many of whom are trained professional dancers themselves, still performing locally and across the southeast, and are extremely active in the dance industry.

 

Recreational Dance Classes (ages 2 – 16)

There are spots available for the MJCCA’s Spring 2014 Recreational Dance Classes. Starting with the youngest ballerinas and hip-hop stars, the MJCCA recreational dance program begins with a Pre-Dance and Pre-Ballet course introducing dance basics.

Instruction at this young age focuses on engagement with other children, following directions, and understanding dance terms. Early Childhood classes help build essential physical skills including coordination, balance, rhythm, and body awareness.

From the youngest ballerinas to the most advanced jazz dancers, the MJCCA recreational dance program offers dance classes for every skill level and interest.

Disciplines including ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and tap are available for early childhood and elementary-middle school dancers. Summer dance camps and vacation dance camps are also offered.

Local Mom Randi Steuer said, “My daughter, Marley, started dancing in the MJCCA’s recreation program four years ago. She then moved into jazz/hip hop, and last year she joined the J Dance Company. Marley has traveled to Disney with Company J, and is looking forward to traveling to NYC with the Company this summer.”

Steuer continued, “Performing onstage has really helped Marley to come out of her shell. She has found something she is really great at that makes her feel special. We couldn’t be happier.”

For information, contact Erin Lesure  at (678) 812-4049, or erin.lesure@atlantajcc.org.