Adult Open Division

Overview

In light of the most recent city mandates and in recognition that we must continue to put the health and safety of our community first, classes for the remainder of the Spring Semester have transitioned to an online format. Our scheduled in-person summer programming has also been cancelled, including our Summer Intensives, Summer Camps, and Summer Session.

 

Introducing Adult Virtual Classes

For students ages 15+

The Joffrey Academy of Dance is hosting a month of virtual ballet classes for members of the Adult Open Division community! Beginning May 1, join us for Beginning and Intermediate Ballet with our Academy Ballet Masters from the comfort of your home. We are happy to offer these classes as pay-what-you-can in the form of a tax-deductible donation to The Joffrey Ballet. The inability to finish our 2019-2020 season generated a $1 million+ loss. We hope you will help keep us dancing.

Click HERE to Donate.

 

*Mondays | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Beginning Ballet with Kyle Seguin 

Wednesdays | 6:00-7:00PM: Intermediate Ballet with Raúl Casasola 

Fridays | 11:00AM-12:00PM: Intermediate Ballet with Raúl Casasola


*There is no class on Monday, 25 due to the Memorial Day holiday.

 

How to Register 

Participants may sign up for Monday, Wednesday, or Friday classes and links to attend will be emailed to registered students weekly. Participants must register online at least 24 hours prior to the first class they wish to join, however participants only need to sign up once to start receiving weekly class links.

Click HERE to Register Online.

 

What You Need to Connect
These classes will be designed to do at home, so all you need is a little floor space, a makeshift barre, and an electronic device that can connect to an online video conference platform (we use Zoom and Accession).

 

Online Class Tips

Preparing for class:

  • Find a quiet place away from distraction.
  • Make sure your space is clear of items and not slippery. You may want to stand on a yoga mat so as not to slide.
  • For a barre, use anything stable that you can hold onto: a sturdy chair or bookshelf, railing, couch, countertop, etc.
  • Wear proper attire, such as tight fitting clothing with hair pulled up. For your safety, pointe shoes should not be worn.
  • Don’t forget your charger!
  • Don’t be late. For security purposes, classes may be locked once they begin, and instructors won’t be able to stop teaching to let latecomers in.

  During class:

  • Enable your camera and microphone, though leave the microphone on mute at all times unless you need to ask or respond to a question. Enabling the camera is for your safety; it allows the teacher to monitor you and give corrections.
  • If possible, your camera should be set up to allow the instructor a full-body view.
  • Don’t record or take photographs of class. This is in respect to the instructor’s and other students’ privacy.
  • Approach class as you would in the studio.
  • Prioritize kindness and patience. Glitches will happen, so we appreciate your understanding in advance. We’re all in the together!

  

About the Adult Open Division

The Adult Open Division is designed for adult dancers ages 15+ of all abilities. Whether a student has years of dance experience or wants to learn dance for the first time, the Academy has the perfect class. All classes are fun, educational, and challenging for working professionals and others interested in dance. The drop-in schedule allows for flexibility and variety, offering a great workout to relieve daily stress.

  

Class Prices 

Drop-in Class: $15.00
Professional Drop-in Class*: $10.00
College Student Drop-in Class*: $12.00
10 Class Card: $140.00
Professional 10 Class Card*: $90.00
College Student 10 Class Card*: $120.00

Intro to Pointe Enrollment Series**: $110

Isadora Duncan Repertoire Series**: $97

 

* Must present a valid student ID, union card, letter of verification on letterheard from the institute of employment, or a CPS ID to be eligible

**Series classes are not drop-in classes. Students must register for the full session through Academy Reception. Series classes cannot be pro-rated if student enrolls after the first week of classes. Students must be approved for Intro to Pointe. Approval forms are available at Reception.

 

10 Class Cards

Class Cards are only valid during the semester in which they are purchased. No extensions or refunds will be issued for unused classes.

 

Adult Division Recommended Attire and Shoes

In general, close-fitting clothing that allows the dancer to feel comfortable and allows for proper instruction is recommended. Some prefer to wear a leotard and dance tights, dance shorts or a dance skirt, however this is not required. No costumes or tutus please.

Ballet, Keep Fit Ballet- Ballet shoes or socks

BeMoved- Socks, ballet shoes, or jazz shoes

Isadora Duncan Modern, Pilates, Yoga - Socks or bare feet

Hip Hop- Sneakers or jazz shoes - no street shoes in the studios please

Jazz- Jazz shoes, ballet shoes, or socks


Photo credit: Cheryl Mann 

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Classes

Classes

Basic Ballet

An introduction to ballet technique. Students should consider joining this class at the beginning of a semester and attend consistently as the class progresses from week to week.


Beginning Ballet   

Appropriate for students with basic understanding and knowledge of ballet technique and that have taken basic ballet.

 

Keep Fit Ballet   

Keep Fit is a one hour class for dancers familiar with ballet technique. Strengthening exercises are infused in the traditional ballet class to improve flexibility, condition the muscles, and aid in balance and stability while experiencing the joy and beauty of ballet.


Advanced Beginning Ballet   

For the experienced beginner, an introduction to new material and preparation for intermediate ballet.


Intermediate Ballet   

Technical proficiency and sufficient knowledge of ballet terminology required.

 

Advanced/Professional Ballet   

Technical proficiency required, a professional level class.

 

Intro to Pointe

Enrollment Based Series - not a Drop-In Class
Teacher’s approval required

This series guides students through pre-pointe preparation and basic beginning pointe work. For the safety of the students, it is mandatory that they take two ballet technique classes a week, including the Intermediate Ballet class immediately preceding Pointe. The instructor will need to approve student’s enrollment in pointe during their ballet technique class. Please pick up an approval form from Reception.

 

Foundational Concepts of Ballet Series

Enrollment Based Series - not a Drop-In Class 

Class will begin with a short discussion exploring a variety of themes including alignment, rotation, turning, or allegro and conclude with exercises to apply the concepts with proper technique. This class is a must for students who want greater knowledge of the theory behind ballet movements. Students are strongly encouraged to stay for the following Beginning Ballet class.

 

Beginning Classical Modern Isadora Duncan Technique

Dancers will explore the origins of modern dance through the technique of Isadora Duncan, which focuses on freedom, flow, and spontaneity, fosters creativity and connection with others and the self, and emphasizes musicality. Appropriate for students with prior dance / movement experience and new to Isadora Duncan technique.

 

Advanced Beginning Classical Modern Isadora Duncan Technique

Dancers will explore the origins of modern dance through the technique of Isadora Duncan, which focuses on freedom, flow, and spontaneity, fosters creativity and connection with others and the self, and emphasizes musicality. Appropriate for students with previous experience in Isadora Duncan technique.

 

Classical Modern Isadora Duncan Repertoire

Enrollment Based Series- not a Drop-In Class 

Students will be introduced to original and re-staged choreography of Isadora Duncan in a multiple week series emphasizing musicality, expressivity, set movement phrases, and connection with others through structured improvisation and group reflection. 

 

Students are required to take the weekly Classical Modern Isadora Duncan Technique drop-in class prior to the Repertoire series.

  

BeMoved®

BeMoved® is a new dance fitness experience designed by Sherry Zunker. Classes begin with easy‐to‐follow therapeutic movements that integrate the upper and lower body. The warm up flows into dance styles inspired by a wide variety of musical genres. Each week focuses on a different musical and dance style such as Bollywood, jazz, Latin and disco. BeMoved is designed to inspire participants to embrace dance as a lifelong means to health, joy and fulfillment.

  

Jazz

An upbeat class that will develop your musicality, creativity, endurance, and coordination.

 

Pilates

This is a core strengthening class with an emphasis on improving strength and flexibility, as well as awareness, efficiency, flow and stamina.

Yoga

Yoga presents a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling, all the while bringing the physical body to optimum health.

 

 

Content

In light of the most recent city mandates and in recognition that we must continue to put the health and safety of our community first, classes for the remainder of the Spring Semester have transitioned to an online format. Our scheduled in-person summer programming has also been cancelled, including our Summer Intensives, Summer Camps, and Summer Session.

 

Introducing Adult Virtual Classes

For students ages 15+

The Joffrey Academy of Dance is hosting a month of virtual ballet classes for members of the Adult Open Division community! Beginning May 1, join us for Beginning and Intermediate Ballet with our Academy Ballet Masters from the comfort of your home. We are happy to offer these classes as pay-what-you-can in the form of a tax-deductible donation to The Joffrey Ballet. The inability to finish our 2019-2020 season generated a $1 million+ loss. We hope you will help keep us dancing.

Click HERE to Donate.

 

*Mondays | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Beginning Ballet with Kyle Seguin 

Wednesdays | 6:00-7:00PM: Intermediate Ballet with Raúl Casasola 

Fridays | 11:00AM-12:00PM: Intermediate Ballet with Raúl Casasola


*There is no class on Monday, 25 due to the Memorial Day holiday.

 

How to Register 

Participants may sign up for Monday, Wednesday, or Friday classes and links to attend will be emailed to registered students weekly. Participants must register online at least 24 hours prior to the first class they wish to join, however participants only need to sign up once to start receiving weekly class links.

Click HERE to Register Online.

 

What You Need to Connect
These classes will be designed to do at home, so all you need is a little floor space, a makeshift barre, and an electronic device that can connect to an online video conference platform (we use Zoom and Accession).

 

Online Class Tips

Preparing for class:

  • Find a quiet place away from distraction.
  • Make sure your space is clear of items and not slippery. You may want to stand on a yoga mat so as not to slide.
  • For a barre, use anything stable that you can hold onto: a sturdy chair or bookshelf, railing, couch, countertop, etc.
  • Wear proper attire, such as tight fitting clothing with hair pulled up. For your safety, pointe shoes should not be worn.
  • Don’t forget your charger!
  • Don’t be late. For security purposes, classes may be locked once they begin, and instructors won’t be able to stop teaching to let latecomers in.

  During class:

  • Enable your camera and microphone, though leave the microphone on mute at all times unless you need to ask or respond to a question. Enabling the camera is for your safety; it allows the teacher to monitor you and give corrections.
  • If possible, your camera should be set up to allow the instructor a full-body view.
  • Don’t record or take photographs of class. This is in respect to the instructor’s and other students’ privacy.
  • Approach class as you would in the studio.
  • Prioritize kindness and patience. Glitches will happen, so we appreciate your understanding in advance. We’re all in the together!

  

About the Adult Open Division

The Adult Open Division is designed for adult dancers ages 15+ of all abilities. Whether a student has years of dance experience or wants to learn dance for the first time, the Academy has the perfect class. All classes are fun, educational, and challenging for working professionals and others interested in dance. The drop-in schedule allows for flexibility and variety, offering a great workout to relieve daily stress.

  

Class Prices 

Drop-in Class: $15.00
Professional Drop-in Class*: $10.00
College Student Drop-in Class*: $12.00
10 Class Card: $140.00
Professional 10 Class Card*: $90.00
College Student 10 Class Card*: $120.00

Intro to Pointe Enrollment Series**: $110

Isadora Duncan Repertoire Series**: $97

 

* Must present a valid student ID, union card, letter of verification on letterheard from the institute of employment, or a CPS ID to be eligible

**Series classes are not drop-in classes. Students must register for the full session through Academy Reception. Series classes cannot be pro-rated if student enrolls after the first week of classes. Students must be approved for Intro to Pointe. Approval forms are available at Reception.

 

10 Class Cards

Class Cards are only valid during the semester in which they are purchased. No extensions or refunds will be issued for unused classes.

 

Adult Division Recommended Attire and Shoes

In general, close-fitting clothing that allows the dancer to feel comfortable and allows for proper instruction is recommended. Some prefer to wear a leotard and dance tights, dance shorts or a dance skirt, however this is not required. No costumes or tutus please.

Ballet, Keep Fit Ballet- Ballet shoes or socks

BeMoved- Socks, ballet shoes, or jazz shoes

Isadora Duncan Modern, Pilates, Yoga - Socks or bare feet

Hip Hop- Sneakers or jazz shoes - no street shoes in the studios please

Jazz- Jazz shoes, ballet shoes, or socks


Photo credit: Cheryl Mann 

·       

 

 

Designed For: 
15 and up