Children's Division

Overview

At the Joffrey Academy of Dance, nurturing a love of dance at a young age sparks a true passion for the art form. The Children’s Division builds a strong dance foundation by focusing on correct posture, placement, discipline, coordination, strength, flexibility and musicality.

 

Schedule

Summer Session: June 9 – August 17, 2014

Children's Division Summer Session Schedule

Fall Semester: September 2, 2014 - January 18, 2015

Children's Division First Semester Schedule


Placement:

The Joffrey Academy Faculty evaluates and places student in the appropriate level based on age and ability. Students are continually evaluated throughout the year and placement is at the discretion of the Joffrey Academy Faculty.


Attire:

Creative Movement – Jaguars – Pre Ballet
Girls Required: Solid pink leotard, pink footed tights and pink ballet slippers. Recommended: Mirella camisole leotard style M207C and Canvas split sole ballet slippers. *Please note that skirts are not allowed in any ballet class in the Children's Division.
Boys Required: White fitted t-shirt, black shorts, white socks and white ballet slippers

Ballet I
Girls Required: Pink camisole leotard, ¾” hip alignment belt or ¾” elastic, pink footed tights and pink ballet slippers.
Recommended: Mirella leotard style M207C, Canvas split sole ballet slippers.

Child pink camisole leotards are also available at the Joffrey Store and can be purchased online or on the 3rd floor at Joffrey Academy Reception.

Boys Required: White fitted t-shirt, black shorts, white socks and white ballet slippers.

Ballet II
Girls Required: Light Blue camisole leotard, ¾” hip alignment belt or ¾” elastic, pink footed tights and pink ballet slippers.
Recommended: Mirella leotard style M207C, Canvas split sole ballet slippers.
Boys Required: White fitted t-shirt, black shorts, white socks and black ballet slippers.

Classes

Classes

Mommy & Me

This movement based class encourages early socialization and creativity, develops physical strength, coordination and spatial awareness, and strengthens familial bonds. Recommended for ages 18 months to 3 years old, with a parent, guardian, or caregiver.
Students must be age 2 by 8/31/14.


Creative Movement I

Students learn to love dance while developing coordination, imagination, memory, musicality and motor skills. Students must be age 3 by 8/31/14.

Creative Movement II

Students learn to love dance while developing coordination, imagination, memory, musicality and motor skills.
Students must be age 4 by 8/31/14.


Pre-Ballet I

Students are introduced to ballet vocabulary and class etiquette, focusing on the development of coordination, strength, flexibility and musicality.
Students must be age 5 by 8/31/14.


Pre-Ballet II

Students are introduced to ballet vocabulary and class etiquette, focusing on the development of coordination, strength, flexibility and musicality.
Students must be age 6 by 8/31/14.


Ballet I

This level introduces a structured ballet class implementing the study of classical ballet vocabulary. Instruction involves strong concentration on correct body alignment, along with development of attention span, discipline, and musicality.
Children's Beginning Jazz is recommended for students in Ballet I.
Students must be age 7 by 8/31/14.


Ballet II A & B

Serious study of ballet begins at this level, with two ballet classes per week. Students build upon their training in fundamental concepts of classical ballet technique, vocabulary and studio etiquette. This class focuses on the development of body positions and alignment, jumping, introduction of turning and musicality. 
This level is by placement only, all classes are required.
Children's Beginning Jazz is recommended for students in Ballet I and Ballet IIA/B.


Beginning Jazz

This exciting class is a perfect addition to a Ballet I or Ballet II student's training. Students learn basic jazz steps, rhythm and fun choreography.

Content

At the Joffrey Academy of Dance, nurturing a love of dance at a young age sparks a true passion for the art form. The Children’s Division builds a strong dance foundation by focusing on correct posture, placement, discipline, coordination, strength, flexibility and musicality.

 

Schedule

Summer Session: June 9 – August 17, 2014

Children's Division Summer Session Schedule

Fall Semester: September 2, 2014 - January 18, 2015

Children's Division First Semester Schedule


Placement:

The Joffrey Academy Faculty evaluates and places student in the appropriate level based on age and ability. Students are continually evaluated throughout the year and placement is at the discretion of the Joffrey Academy Faculty.


Attire:

Creative Movement – Jaguars – Pre Ballet
Girls Required: Solid pink leotard, pink footed tights and pink ballet slippers. Recommended: Mirella camisole leotard style M207C and Canvas split sole ballet slippers. *Please note that skirts are not allowed in any ballet class in the Children's Division.
Boys Required: White fitted t-shirt, black shorts, white socks and white ballet slippers

Ballet I
Girls Required: Pink camisole leotard, ¾” hip alignment belt or ¾” elastic, pink footed tights and pink ballet slippers.
Recommended: Mirella leotard style M207C, Canvas split sole ballet slippers.

Child pink camisole leotards are also available at the Joffrey Store and can be purchased online or on the 3rd floor at Joffrey Academy Reception.

Boys Required: White fitted t-shirt, black shorts, white socks and white ballet slippers.

Ballet II
Girls Required: Light Blue camisole leotard, ¾” hip alignment belt or ¾” elastic, pink footed tights and pink ballet slippers.
Recommended: Mirella leotard style M207C, Canvas split sole ballet slippers.
Boys Required: White fitted t-shirt, black shorts, white socks and black ballet slippers.

Designed For: 
Approximately 3-9

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Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, is located in the Exelon Education Center at Joffrey Tower in Chicago, Illinois and is the only training program owned, operated or endorsed by The Joffrey Ballet. The Joffrey Ballet is not affiliated with any other Joffrey dance training or school program. For more information, please contact The Joffrey Ballet at 312.784.4600.