Erianne R. Raib-Ptichkin
Erianne Raib-Ptichkin is a well-trained and experienced local dance teacher collaborating with the JCC as the Artistic Director of the JCC School of Dance. In addition to over twenty years of dance training, Ms. Eri has studied extensively at the collegiate level, receiving both a B.A and B.S. from Youngstown State University. As an active member of Dance Masters of America, she continues to teach the art of dance at YSU, in many area studios, and local high schools. Ms. Raib-Ptichkin is so excited to share her enthusiasm and talent with the JCC, and can't wait to pass on her passion of dance to students at the JCC School of Dance!
The JCC School of Dance program teaches children the technique, artistry, and discipline of dance in a cheerful and positive learning environment. Children develop a variety of transferable listening and learning skills in a classroom setting, while being physically healthy and having fun!
Parents and caregivers have the perfect opportunity to socialize and build a lasting bond with their young children in our Parent & Me classes. From tummy time to make believe, these classes stimulate the child's brain and senses to nurture happy and healthy children.
Adults looking to learn a new hobby or dust off their old dance shoes are now welcome to join us for our Adult Dance Program offerings in Ballet and Tap. Classes range from beginner to advanced, and are a great way to wind down from a stressful day in a relaxed environment.
Upcoming Open Houses
Saturday, Jan. 6 | 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
To register contact the JCC Bursar's Office:
505 Gypsy Lane
Youngstown, OH 44504
330.746.3250 ext. 195
School of Dance Pricing
|# of Classes
*Performance fees are for Creative Movement and Dance Curriculum classes only.
January 19 – April 26
Parent & Me Program (Ages 4 months-4 yrs)
A 45 minute class that introduces gross motor skills to babies with the interaction of a caregiver. Build loving relationships through sensory related play including song, dance, tummy time, and baby massage.
Fridays I 6:15- 7:00 p.m
Parent & Me II - Toddler (Walking to 2 yrs)
A 45 minute class focusing on parent led activities that build coordination, listening skills, and social awareness. Learning based play with a variety of props and musical styles keep the tots active.
Thursdays I 6:16- 7:00 p.m.
Parent & Me III - Child (3 - 4 yrs)
A 45 minute class that challenges children to use their minds as well as their bodies to move to a variety of song styles. Props help stimulate creativity, and parents participate with their children.
Wednesdays I 5:45-6:30 p.m.
Creative Movement Program (5-6 yrs)
Creative Movement I (4-5 yrs)
A 45 minute class that explores beginning ballet and tap dance principles to build balance, coordination, and confidence. Classroom expectations and structure are introduced and practiced..
Wednesdays I 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.
Creative Movement II (5-6 yrs)
A 45 minute class that continues to explore beginning ballet and tap principles to build balance, coordination, and confidence. Classroom expectations and structure should already be learned..
Wednesdays I 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.
Dance Curriculum Program (7-11 yrs)
Ballet I (7-9 yrs) & Ballet II (10-12 yrs)
A 45 minute class that emphasizes the basic principles of ballet like body positions and movements. Introduces balance skills and challenges students to remember patterns and choreography.
Fridays I 4:00-4:45 p.m.
Ballet I I
Thursdays I 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Jazz I (7-9 yrs) & Jazz I I (10-12 yrs)
A 45 minute class that teaches the art of classic jazz dancing focusing on body lines, coordination, proper technique, and flexibility. This class aids in the development of spatial and kinesthetic awareness.
Fridays I 4:45-5:30 p.m.
Jazz I I
Thursdays I 4:45-5:30 p.m.
Tap I (7-9 yrs) & Tap I I (10-12 yrs)
A 45 minute class that introduces students to the percussive dance style known as tap. Dancers gain listening skills and develop rhythm while moving to the beat and creating music with their feet.
Fridays I 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Tap I I
Thursdays I 4:00-4:45 p.m.
Adult Classes (16 yrs & up)
A 45 minute class for adults to explore the percussive dance style known as tap. Dancers gain listening skills and develop rhythm while moving to the beat and creating music with their feet. Class taught at the Intermediate level.
Wednesdays I 6:15 - 7:00 p.m.
A 45 minute class the introduces adults to the basic principles of ballet including body positions and movements. Improves posture and balance, and challenges students to remember patterns. Class taught at the Advanced Beginner to Intermediate level.
Wednesdays I 7:00- 7:45 p.m.
Spring Session Important Dates:
January 19: First day of classes & payment in full for first class due
February 19: Balance for additional classes due
March 19: Performance Fees due
March 26 - April 9: No classes (Spring Break)
April 25: Last day of classes
April 26: Spring Showcase Dress Rehearsal 4:00 - 7:00 p.m
April 27: Spring Showcase Performance 6:00 p.m
Balance for additional classes due by February 19
Performance Fees due by March 19