Children's Recreational Classes: Our children's program balances fun and skill achievement with teachers who really care for their students growth and happiness in the class. We work with kids of all abilities and ages on dance skills, fitness, and classroom behavior.
Adult Recreational Classes: Adult classes are offered based on interest and demand primarily geared towards those looking to learn the basics of dance, rekindle their love of dance recreationally, or add constructive fitness to their routine.
All new students are invited to register as a free trial lesson for their first class.
Registration has opened for the Fall 2022 - Spring 2023 Session.
Our regular recreational program runs in tandem with the school year from September 6th until the end of May and usually wraps up the year with a recital in late May or early June.
Ballet and Tumble classes are non-performing classes that focus on early motor skill development and bringing the joy of dance to young children. They have adorable and simple sets of ballet and tumbling skills that are learned throughout the year and demonstrated at the end of each semester. These classes are fun and easygoing, filled with games and tutus! These classes will require ballet shoes and active wear.
Ballet, Tap, & Tumble classes bring the perfect combination of dancing basics to young children. Some classes will be performing if the age range specifies age 4 and higher. As the dancers get older, the BTT combo classes become more technical and focused on skills and stage presence, but with an element of that fun that children always need! These classes will require ballet and tap shoes as well as active wear.
Ballet, Tap, and Jazz is a technique focused pre-intermediate dance class for young dancers who are serious about learning to express themselves through dance. These classes are performing classes, and tend to dedicate a portion of each class on learning and perfecting their routines. BTJ combo classes are great precursors to continuing a students dance career with JWSD, and are highly recommended for any child 6 and older. Dress code includes transitional tights and leotard along with ballet and tap shoes.
Want a more serious commitment for your dancer? Look into our Advanced Classes below or our Sparks program.
Does your dancer feel like they've reached their potential in our recreational classes? We have opened two new recreational classes specifically for dancers who may want to level up from the traditional recreational classes but aren't quite ready to join the Sparks program or the Body Talk Dance Company.
Tap/Ballet and Jazz/Ballet are focused intermediate dance classes for dancers who are serious about learning to express themselves through dance. These classes are performing classes, and tend to dedicate a portion of each class on learning and perfecting their routines. These classes are great precursors to continuing a students dance career with JWSD, and are highly recommended for any child 6 and older. We recommend that dancers register for both classes for the best results, but you are able to register for one. Dress code includes transitional tights and leotard along with ballet and tap shoes.
Want a more serious commitment for your dancer? Look into our Sparks program and/or Body Talk Dance Company.
Hip Hop classes are fun and free-form, but with the technical base that makes a strong dancer. The class will focus on rhythm, body language, and using their full physicality. These classes will perform in the recital. Dancers wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.
Gymnastics classes are focused on developing standard tumbling skills as well as modified tumbling skills for dancers. There is a focus on stretching, gross motor-skill development, and conditioning. This class high energy and a lot of fun! Basic tumbling skills include rolls, cartwheels, handstands, round -offs, back-bends and more. Dancers will take class bare-footed and in athletic wear. Equipment may include flat mats, floor beams, and/or wedge mats.
We offer a variety of adult classes depending on demand, so feel free to reach out about what kind of class you're looking for!