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!
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.
SUMMER AND FALL DANCE COURSES
Enjoy six weeks of dance lessons during our summer course in our dance studio beginning July 13 and running through August 23. Fall dance courses begin in September and run through the end of the year culminating in a Winter Showcase performance in December. Class times remain the same between courses unless otherwise noted. Class sizes are limited. Register online to reserve your spot.
6 Week Courses
Dates: July 13 - August 23
Cost: 30 Minute Class: $45/Member per course | $65/Non Member per course
45 Minute Class: $60/Member per course | $85/Non Member per course
12 Week Courses
Dates: September 4 - December 17
Cost: 30 Minute Class: $80/Member per course | $115/Non Member per course
45 Minute Class: $100/Member per course | $140/Non Member per course
Multi-Class Discount: $10 off second course per family; $20 off third or each additional course per family
CLICK HERE to fill out the Registration Form.
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 jccyoungstown.org. 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.
Contact Erianne Raib- Ptichkin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Location: Dance Studio or Zoom Virtual Classroom | Cost: $15/Member | $20/Non Member
Meet our Instructor
Erianne R. Raib-Ptichkin
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
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.
12 Week Fall Course Only:
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: Thursdays | 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: Thursdays | Time: 5:15-5:30 p.m.
DANCE CURRICULUM PROGRAM
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 DANCE PROGRAM
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.