Adult Open Division

Overview


The Adult Open Division is designed for adult dancers of all ages and 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.

 

Fall Semester: September 6, 2016- January 22, 2017

Adult Open Division Fall Semester Schedule

 

Holiday Schedule

The Joffrey Academy of Dance will be closed the following dates:

Saturday, December 24

Sunday, December 25

Monday, December 26

Saturday, December 31

Sunday, January 1

Monday, January 2

 

New! Special Advanced Classes

Special Advanced classes taught by Academy faculty will be offered throughout the holiday season in addition to regularly scheduled Adult Classes.

These classes are best suited for Joffrey Studio Company, Trainee, Pre-Professional Levels IV, V, and IV, Youth Ballet IV, and Advanced Adult students.

 

December 19        Ballet                    10:00-11:30 AM            Kyle Seguin

December 21        Ballet                    10:00-11:30 AM            Raymond Rodriguez

December 23        Ballet                    10:00-11:30 AM            Raymond Rodriguez

December 28        Ballet                    10:00-11:30 AM            Karin Ellis-Wentz

December 28        Contemporary        11:30 AM-1:00 PM        Brandon DiCriscio

December 30        Ballet                    10:00-11:30 AM            Kyle Seguin

December 30        Contemporary        11:30 AM-1:00 PM        Brandon DiCriscio

 

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

Enrollment-based classes** 
6-week session: $85.00

8-week session: $110 

Enrollment classes cannot be pro-rated if student enrolls after the first week of classes. 

* 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

**Intro to Pointe and Classical Modern Repertoire are not drop-in classes. Students must register for the full session. 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.

 

Drop-in Classes

Drop-in classes do not require pre-registration or enrollment. Students may begin at any time during the semester, and take a drop-in class of their choice. This allows the adult student flexibility with their schedule and variety in their dance lessons. Unless otherwise marked as an enrollment class, Adult Division classes are drop-in. Join us at any time throughout the semester for a drop-in class! 

 

Enrollment-Based Classes

Fall Semester Enrollment-Based Classes 

Intro to Pointe *Teacher’s approval required*

Mondays Session 1: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7 (no class 10/31)

Mondays Session 2: 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16 (no classes 12/26 or 1/2)

 

This 8-week 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 students' enrollment in pointe during the Monday technique class. Please pick up an approval form from Reception.

 

Classical Modern Duncan Repertoire

Saturdays Session 1: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22

Saturdays Session 2: 11/15, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17 (no class 11/26)

Students will learn original and re-staged choreography of Isadora Duncan during a 6-week series. Students are required to take the weekly Classical Duncan Modern Technique class prior to the Repertoire class.


About Intro to Pointe and Classical Modern Duncan Repertoire Registration:

Intro to Pointe and Classical Modern Duncan Repertoire are enrollment based classes, not drop-in classes. Students must be approved for Intro to Pointe prior to registering. Classical Duncan Modern Repertoire does not require prior approval.

Enrollment is open for Adult Division enrollment-based classes. Students may enroll at Reception. Registration is available until each class is full (capacity: 16 students). The class is filled on a first come, first served basis. Classes cannot be pro-rated if student enrolls after the first week of 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

Classical 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


Studio Late Policy

Our classes require a proper warm up in order to avoid injury, therefore, either Reception or Faculty may ask students to not participate if they arrive more than 10 minutes late. 

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Classes

Classes

Basic Ballet

An introduction to ballet technique, no previous experience is required.


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.  Strength and stretching 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.

Intro to Pointe

8-Week Session - not a Drop-in Class
Teacher’s approval required

This 8-week 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.

 

Advanced/Professional Ballet   

Technical proficiency required, a professional level class.

 

Classical Modern – Duncan Technique

Experience the technique of Isadora Duncan including floor, barre, locomotive movements & improvisation.

 

Classical Modern Repertoire - Duncan Technique 

6-Week Session - not a Drop-in Class

Students will learn original and re-staged choreography of Isadora Duncan during a 6-week series. Students are required to take the weekly Classical Duncan Modern Technique class prior to the Repertoire class.

 

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.

 

Beginning Hip Hop

A high energy class with fun and challenging combinations to upbeat rhythms that will build core strength and endurance. 

 

Intermediate Hip Hop

More fast-paced than the beginning level, this class will move quickly through fun combinations that will build strength, stamina, and rythym while encouraging students to express their individual style through movement. 

 

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.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Vinyasa yoga is 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


The Adult Open Division is designed for adult dancers of all ages and 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.

 

Fall Semester: September 6, 2016- January 22, 2017

Adult Open Division Fall Semester Schedule

 

Holiday Schedule

The Joffrey Academy of Dance will be closed the following dates:

Saturday, December 24

Sunday, December 25

Monday, December 26

Saturday, December 31

Sunday, January 1

Monday, January 2

 

New! Special Advanced Classes

Special Advanced classes taught by Academy faculty will be offered throughout the holiday season in addition to regularly scheduled Adult Classes.

These classes are best suited for Joffrey Studio Company, Trainee, Pre-Professional Levels IV, V, and IV, Youth Ballet IV, and Advanced Adult students.

 

December 19        Ballet                    10:00-11:30 AM            Kyle Seguin

December 21        Ballet                    10:00-11:30 AM            Raymond Rodriguez

December 23        Ballet                    10:00-11:30 AM            Raymond Rodriguez

December 28        Ballet                    10:00-11:30 AM            Karin Ellis-Wentz

December 28        Contemporary        11:30 AM-1:00 PM        Brandon DiCriscio

December 30        Ballet                    10:00-11:30 AM            Kyle Seguin

December 30        Contemporary        11:30 AM-1:00 PM        Brandon DiCriscio

 

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

Enrollment-based classes** 
6-week session: $85.00

8-week session: $110 

Enrollment classes cannot be pro-rated if student enrolls after the first week of classes. 

* 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

**Intro to Pointe and Classical Modern Repertoire are not drop-in classes. Students must register for the full session. 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.

 

Drop-in Classes

Drop-in classes do not require pre-registration or enrollment. Students may begin at any time during the semester, and take a drop-in class of their choice. This allows the adult student flexibility with their schedule and variety in their dance lessons. Unless otherwise marked as an enrollment class, Adult Division classes are drop-in. Join us at any time throughout the semester for a drop-in class! 

 

Enrollment-Based Classes

Fall Semester Enrollment-Based Classes 

Intro to Pointe *Teacher’s approval required*

Mondays Session 1: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7 (no class 10/31)

Mondays Session 2: 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16 (no classes 12/26 or 1/2)

 

This 8-week 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 students' enrollment in pointe during the Monday technique class. Please pick up an approval form from Reception.

 

Classical Modern Duncan Repertoire

Saturdays Session 1: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22

Saturdays Session 2: 11/15, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17 (no class 11/26)

Students will learn original and re-staged choreography of Isadora Duncan during a 6-week series. Students are required to take the weekly Classical Duncan Modern Technique class prior to the Repertoire class.


About Intro to Pointe and Classical Modern Duncan Repertoire Registration:

Intro to Pointe and Classical Modern Duncan Repertoire are enrollment based classes, not drop-in classes. Students must be approved for Intro to Pointe prior to registering. Classical Duncan Modern Repertoire does not require prior approval.

Enrollment is open for Adult Division enrollment-based classes. Students may enroll at Reception. Registration is available until each class is full (capacity: 16 students). The class is filled on a first come, first served basis. Classes cannot be pro-rated if student enrolls after the first week of 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

Classical 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


Studio Late Policy

Our classes require a proper warm up in order to avoid injury, therefore, either Reception or Faculty may ask students to not participate if they arrive more than 10 minutes late. 

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Designed For: 
15 and up

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