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.
To register contact Eri:
|5 Week Session Rates
|12 Week Session Rates
||All Classes (No DC III/Adult)
Adult Dance Program (Ages 18+)
Adult Tap I
A class designed for adults to stay fit and active while learning how to create rhythms with their feet. Class is taught at a beginner to intermediate level.
Spring Session: Jan. 23 - Apr. 10 | Wednesday: 6:15-7:00 p.m.
Adult Ballet I
This class is designed for adults to improve strength, posture, and balance. Class is taught at a beginner level.
Spring Session: Jan. 23 - Apr. 10 | Wednesday: 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Adult Tap II
We’ll explore the percussive dance style known as tap. Class is taught at an intermediate level.
Spring Session: Jan. 22 - Apr. 9 | Tuesdays 6:15-7:00 p.m.
Adult Ballet II
This class introduces the basic principles of ballet and is taught at an advanced beginner to intermediate level.
Spring Session: Jan. 22 - Apr. 9 | Tuesdays 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Adult Drop-In Class
Various guest teachers lead a 90 minute class held twice a month with each class focusing on a different genre of dance styles ranging from hip-hop, contemporary, tap, modern, and lyrical. Class is taught at an Advanced level at the drop-in rate of $15/class.
Spring Session: Jan. 26 - Mar. 23 | 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month | 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Parent & Me Program (Ages 4 months -4 years)
Bitty Babies (4 months to pre-walking)
This class introduces gross motor skills to babies with the interaction of a caregiver.
Session I: Jan. 19- Feb. 16 | Sat. 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Session II: Mar. 2 - Mar. 30 | Sat. 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Music & Movement (18-36 months)
A class that focuses on parent led activities that build coordination, listening skills, and social awareness.
Session I: Jan. 19- Feb. 16 | Sat. 11:15 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Session II: Mar. 2 - Mar. 30 | Sat. 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Dance Discovery (Ages 3-4)
Parents participate while children use their minds and bodies to move to a variety of song styles.
Session I: Jan. 19- Feb. 16 | Sat. 12:15-1:00 p.m.
Session II: Mar. 2 - Mar. 30 | Sat. 12:15-1:00 p.m.
Creative Movement Program (Ages 4-6)
Creative Movement I (Ages 4-5)
This class explores beginning ballet and tap dance principles.
Spring Session: Jan. 17 - Apr. 4 | Thursdays 4:00 -4:45 p.m.
Creative Movement II (Ages 5-6)
This class continues to explore beginning ballet and tap principles to build balance, coordination, and confidence.
Spring Session: Jan. 22 - Apr. 9 | Tuesdays 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Mini Program (Ages 6-7)
Mini Tap (Ages 6-7)
This class expands upon tap skills learned in the Creative Movement Program.
Spring Session: Jan. 22 - Apr. 9 | Tuesdays 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Mini Ballet (Ages 6-7)
This class expands upon ballet skills learned in the Creative Movement Program.
Spring Session: Jan. 22 - Apr. 9 | Tuesdays 4:30-5:00 p.m.
Mini Tumbling (Ages 6-7)
Learn the beginning principles of jazz dance and tumbling in a safe and controlled environment.
Spring Session: Jan. 22 - Apr. 9 | Tuesdays 5:00-5:30 p.m.
Dance Curriculum Program (Ages 7-18)
DC I: Tap (Ages 7-10)
Students learn the percussive dance style known as tap.
Spring Session: Jan. 17 - Apr. 4 | Thursday 4:45-5:30 p.m.
DC I: Jazz (Ages 7-10)
This class teaches the art of classic jazz dancing.
Spring Session: Jan. 17 - Apr. 4| Thursdays 5:30-6:15 p.m.
DC I: Ballet (Ages 7-10)
A class that emphasizes the basic principles of ballet and challenges students to remember patterns and choreography.
Spring Session: Jan. 17 - Apr. 4 | Thursdays 6:15-7:00 p.m.
DC I/II: Acro (Ages 7-13)
This class introduces students to basic tumbling and acrobatic stretches and exercises.
Spring Session: Jan. 23 - Apr. 10 | Wednesdays 4:00-4:45 p.m.
DC I/II: Beginner Baton (Ages 7-13)
This class introduces the art of baton twirling to beginner level students.
Spring Session: Jan. 23 - Apr. 10 | Wednesdays 4:45-5:30 p.m.
DC I/II: Intermediate Baton (Ages 7-13)
This class expands upon basic baton skills. Students will also learn more complex patterns and choreography.
Spring Session: Jan. 18 - Apr. 5 | Fridays 6:15-7:00 p.m.
DC II: Tap (Ages 10-13)
A class for the experienced dance student to build upon basic principles and steps.
Spring Session: Jan. 18 - Apr. 5 | Fridays 4:00-4:45 p.m.
DC II: Ballet (Ages 10-13)
A class that builds upon principles of ballet movements and body positions.
Spring Session: Jan. 18 - Apr. 5 | Fridays 4:45-5:30 p.m.
DC II: Jazz (Ages 10-13)
A class for dance students to continue learning the principles of classic jazz dancing.
Spring Session: Jan. 18 - Apr. 5 | Fridays 5:30-6:15 p.m.
DC III: Baton (Ages 13-18)
A class designed for high school students with twirling experience looking to maintain and improve their skills for majorette teams and/or tryouts.
Spring Session: Jan. 23 - Apr. 10 | Wednesdays 7:00-7:45 p.m
DC III: Majorette Prep (Ages 13-18)
A class designed for high school students with very little baton knowledge and are looking to expand their skills for majorette teams and/or tryouts. Class focuses on tosses, rolls, twirling patterns, marching, and choreography.
Session I: Jan. 23 - Feb. 10 | Wednesdays 7:45-8:30 p.m
Session II: Mar. 6 -Apr. 3 | Wednesdays 7:45-8:30 p.m
DC III: Musical Theater Jazz (Ages 13-18)
A class created for high school students looking to gain an edge at theater auditions by improving their overall dance technique.
Session I: Jan. 24 - Feb. 11 | Thursdays 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Session II: Mar. 7 -Apr. 4 | Thursdays 7:00-7:45 p.m.