Dance Banner


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. 


Upcoming Dates

Spring Showcase: Sunday, April 5th at 4 p.m.
Adults: $4
Students: $2
Spring Session: May 4 - June 15
Summer Session: June 16 - July 27
Registration opens April 1st

Meet our Instructor 

Erianne R. Raib-Ptichkin
Program Coordinator
330.746.3250 ext. 106

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. Eri is so excited to share her enthusiasm and talent with the JCC, and can't wait to pass on her passion for dance to students at the JCC School of Dance!



 Creative Movement Program | Ages 2-5

Dance Discovery - CLASS FULL
This class challenges young children to use their imagination and build coordination by moving to a variety of song styles.

Creative Movement Level I
A class that explores beginning ballet and tap dance principles to build balance, coordination, and confidence.

Creative Movement Level II 
A class that continues to explore ballet and tap principles to build musicality, focus, and body awareness.

Mini Program | Ages 6-7

Mini Tap
This class teaches the basic skills of tap dance to improve rhythm and pattern recognition.

Mini Ballet - CLASS FULL
This class begins to build a ballet foundation in movement phrases, musicality, and terminology.

Mini Acro-Jazz
This class teaches the beginning principles of jazz dance and tumbling in a safe and controlled environment.

Dance Curriculum Program | Ages 7-15

Tap I & II
A class that teaches the percussive dance style of tap. Variations of basic to advanced tap steps are learned and practiced.

Ballet I & II
A that emphasizes the basic principles of ballet through body positions and movements.

Jazz I & II
A class that teaches the art of classic jazz dancing focusing on body lines, coordination, proper technique, and flexibility. 

Baton I, II, & III
These classes are designed for beginner to advanced twirlers to learn or maintain twirling technique and tossing skills.

Beginner Acro
A class that introduces students to basic tumbling and acrobatic stretches and exercises in a safe classroom setting.

Intro to Musical Theatre
This class teaches basic dance skills and terminology to theater students to improve movement quality and timing.

Adult Dance Program | Ages 16 and up 

Adult Tap I
A beginner level class designed for adults to stay fit while learning how to create rhythms with their feet.

Adult Tap II
An intermediate level class for adults to explore the percussive dance style known as tap.

Adult Ballet I
A beginner level class designed for adults to stay fit while improving strength, posture, and balance. The class utilizes chairs and ballet barres to enhance stability.

Adult Ballet II
This intermediate-level class builds on the basic principles of ballet-like body positions and movements.

Adult Ballet III
This intermediate to advanced level class builds on the basic principles of ballet-like body positions and movements.

Adult Drop-In Class
Guest teachers lead a 90-minute advanced dance class held twice a month. Each class will focus on a different style of dance, including hip-hop, tap, modern, lyrical, and more.
Sundays, January 19, February 2, 16, March 1, 8, & April 5, 19
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $15/Member | $20/Non-Member



Adult Drop-Ins:
$15/Member | $20/Non-Member

Private Lessons (any age)
Lessons can be scheduled with any JCC School of Dance educator in half-hour increments. Private lessons can be recurring in any of the available time slots, or on an as-needed basis. Genres vary according to instructor availability.
Cost: $15/Member | $20/Non-Member 

For more information about the School of Dance, please contact:

Erianne R. Raib-Ptichkin
Program Coordinator

Back to top