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2023/2024 Full Season

Programs

Creative Movers 2-7

Jo Ann Warren Studio offers a variety of styles for tiny dancers. Under the care and guidance of the finest instructors assisted by advanced teenage student girls and boys are taught the beginning basics. Young students receive special, gentle individual attention by professional adult teachers. Class size is limited in our recreational program.

All Creative Mover students are welcome to participate in our annual recital (and they usually steal the show!).

  • Little Movers – (ages 2-3, 30 minutes) This class is an introduction to dance and creative movement in a fun yet structured recreational atmosphere. Students will utilize dance props and song to work balance, stretch and team work.
  • Preschool Combo (I/II) – (ages 3-4, 45 minutes)This is a combination class consisting of ballet and tap. Students will be introduced to the basics of both dance disciplines in a fun yet structured environment.
  • Kinderdance Combo – (ages 5-7, 1 hour) This is a combination class consisting of ballet and tap. A student’s education of basic movement and terminology will be challenged, strengthened and broadened through across-the-floor and combinations.
  • Tumblers – (ages 4-7, 30 minutes) Using soft equipment such as mats, tunnels, cones and foam beams, along with energetic, upbeat music, preschoolers will acquire balance, spatial awareness, and confidence in a caring and safe environment.
  • Groovers- (ages 5-7 30 minutes) introduces students to hip hop dance technique which offers freestyle movement and expression while improving balance, coordination and flexibility as students learn beginning isolations and footwork of popping and locking.

Primary Combo 6-8

At Jo Ann Warren Studio (JAWS), our mission is to guide students towards a lifelong love for the performing arts. In our Primary classes, boys and girls may choose from a wide variety of age-appropriate (ages 6-8) class offerings. A professional adult instructor is in charge of making each lesson fun, structured, and educational.

Each Primary class consists of a recreational warmup to improve stretch and strength, then movement across the floor to develop musicality, and center work for technique, continued progress and performance skills. Dancers learn confidence, discipline, respect, creativity, and artistry.

  • Primary I – (ages 6-8, 1 ½ hour) This is a combination class consisting of ballet, tap, and introduction to jazz. Students will be taught the essentials of each discipline in a fun yet structured environment.
  • Musical Theatre + Voice – (ages 6+, 30 minutes) This class will explore a performer’s creative depths with a combination class of vocals and theatre. Students will gain confidence on stage.
  • Hip Hop- (ages 6-8, 30 minutes) Primary Hip Hop introduces students to hip hop dance technique which offers freestyle movement and expression while improving balance, coordination and flexibility as students learn beginning isolations and footwork of popping and locking.
  • Tumble – (ages 6-8, 45 minutes minutes) Primary Tumble is the fusion of dance technique with the precision and athleticism of tumbling. Students gain flexibilty, balance, muscle control, and above all learn discipline and concentration becoming instantly proud of their new-found skills.

The Core Classes 9 +

JAWS offers beginner through pre-professional level classes for dancers 12 and over. Highly qualified professional instructors teach class keeping in mind each individual student’s expectations and goals.

Our choreographers and teachers bring the most up-to-date material in every recreational class. Teen students are continuously challenged in technique, performance skills, and artistry.

Private lessons are available and scheduled individually through the office.

  • Ballet – (ages 9+, 1 hour) This class is a great transition class for those with combination class experience, or pre-teens and teens who are new to dance.
  • Tap – (ages 9+, 30 mins) This class is a great transition class for those with combination class experience, or pre-teens and teens who are new to dance.
  • Jazz – (ages 9+, 45mins) This class is a great transition class for those with combination class experience, or pre-teens and teens who are new to dance.
  • Tumble -(ages 9+, 1 hour This is a beginner acrobatics class that teaches the basics of acro in a safe environment. Each lesson will begin will a stretch, followed by basic dance essentials to current age-appropriate music and ending with acrobatics.
  • Hip Hop – (ages 9+, 30 mins) Our Hip Hop is based on basic jazz principles. This is a fun, upbeat, funky and popular class for all levels.
  • Contemporary – (ages 9+, 45 minutes) This class is a great transition class for those with combination class experience, or pre-teens and teens in conjunction with ballet. Contemporary dance draws on both classical ballet, modern, theatrical, and concert dance employing a special technique for developing the use of the entire body in movements expressive of abstract ideas.