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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!

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. 

Registration is now open!


Class Length Members Non Members
30 MINUTE $100 $125
45 MINUTE $120 $150
$10 off the second course per family
$20 off each additional course per family

Monthly Private Lessons

Receive private one on one dance lessons from our School of Dance instructors at the JCC or in our Zoom Virtual Classroom. Device with camera, microphone capabilities, and internet access for virtual lessons. Students will receive a lesson schedule and/or Zoom Virtual Classroom access code upon registration and payment at Price includes one 30 minute lesson monthly. Lessons can be scheduled with any JCC School of Dance educator in half hour increments and can be recurring in any of the available time slots, or on an as needed basis. Genres vary with instructor availability.

Location: Dance Studio or Zoom Virtual Classroom | Cost: $15/Member | $20/Non Member

Contact Hailey Gelzheiser at with any questions. 

Meet our Instructor 

Hailey Gelzheiser

Miss Hailey Gelzheiser is a dance educator and choreographer in the Youngstown and Pittsburgh areas. Hailey graduated from Youngstown State University with her B.A. in Dance Management, where she received an extensive education not only in dance technique and choreography, but dance pedagogy as well. She has been with the JCC School of Dance since its inaugural session in 2017, just recently taking over as Artistic Director. Along with teaching at the JCC School of Dance, she also brings her expertise to many schools, studios, and dance teams in the area. Hailey feels so lucky to be able to bring her passion for dance to her students and foster their creativity through the art of dance day in and day out. 


Dance Classes


Dance Discovery (Ages 2.5 - 3.5)
This class challenges young children to use their imagination and build coordination to move to a variety of song styles.
Date: Mondays | Time: 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Creative Movement I (Age 4)
A class that explores beginning ballet and tap dance principles to build balance, coordination, and confidence.
Date: Mondays | Time: 4:45 - 5:30 p.m.

Creative Movement II (Age 5)
A class that continues to explore ballet and tap principles to teach musicality, focus, and body awareness.
Date: Wednesdays | Time: 4:00 - 4:45 p.m.


Mini Tap (Ages 6-7)
Date: Fridays | Time: 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Mini Ballet (Ages 6-7)
This class begins to build a ballet foundation in movement phrases, musicality, and terminology.
Date: Fridays| Time: 4:35 - 5:05 p.m.

Mini Acro-Jazz (Ages 6-7)
This class teaches the beginning principles of jazz dance and tumbling in a safe and controlled environment.
Date: Fridays | Time: 5:15-5:30 p.m.


Baton (Ages 8-18)
These classes are designed for beginner to advanced twirlers to learn or maintain technique.
Baton I: Mondays, 6:15 - 7:00 p.m.
Baton II: Mondays, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Baton III: Mondays, 7:45 - 8:30 p.m.

Tap (Ages 8-18)
A class that teaches the percussive dance style of tap. Variations of basic to advanced tap steps are learned and practiced.
Tap I: Tuesdays, 4:00 - 4:45 p.m.
Tap II: Thursdays, 4:00 - 4:45 p.m.

Jazz (Ages 8-18)
A class that teaches the art of classic jazz dancing focusing on body lines, coordination, proper technique, and flexibility.
Jazz I: Tuesdays, 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.
Jazz II: Thursdays, 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.

Ballet (Ages 8-18)
A class that emphasizes the principles of ballet through body positions and movements.
Ballet I: Tuesdays, 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Ballet II: Thursdays, 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.

Beginner Acro (Ages 8-18)
A class that introduces students to basic tumbling and acrobatic stretches and exercises in a safe setting.
Fridays, 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.


Adult Ballet I (Ages 16+)
An absolute beginner level class designed for older adults to promote movement while improving posture and balance. The class utilizes chairs and ballet barres to enhance stability.
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.

Adult Ballet II (Ages 16+)
An advanced beginner level class designed for adults to stay fit while improving strength, posture, and balance.
Wednesdays, 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.

Adult Ballet III (Ages 16+)
This intermediate to advanced level class builds on the basic principles of ballet like body positions and movements.
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.

Adult Tap I (Ages 16+)
A beginner to intermediate level class designed for adults to stay fit while learning how to create rhythms with their feet.
Thursdays, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.

Adult Tap II (Ages 16+)
An intermediate level class for adults to explore the percussive dance style known as tap.
Wednesdays, 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.

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