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Jayne Santoro, Dance School Director, 472-3300, x320    About the Director
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santoroj@jccmw.org          

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There’s a place for everyone at the JCC Dance School! 
No JCC membership required! Open to all: pre-school through adults.
 

As one of Westchester’s most respected programs, we offer classes for kids, teens and adults at all levels of training in:

  • Ballet
  • Pointe
  • Jazz
  • Modern
  • Hip-Hop
  • Tap
  • Argentine Tango
  • Israeli Folk Dance
  • Zumba

...and more, with:

  • Pianists accompanying most ballet classes

  • Professional dance faculty

  • Positive, supportive approach to develop strong, injury-free dancers and confident individuals.

  • Emphasis on a life-long appreciation of the art of dance, body awareness, self-discipline.

Many JCC Dance School students have gone on to careers with professional dance companies, including:

  • American Ballet Theatre
  • New York City Ballet
  • Joffrey Ballet
  • Broadway
  • Atlanta Ballet
  • Carolina Ballet
  • Norwegian National Ballet

Performance and Dance Concert Opportunities
Opportunities to perform are offered through our Dance Outreach program during the school year for intermediate and advanced ballet, tap, and hip-hop dancers. Ballet students in Levels 1 through 5, as well as hip-hop and tap workshop students, are encouraged to perform in our highly-regarded Westchester Theatre of Dance Annual Spring Concert. Participation is optional - no student is required to perform. There is an additional fee for production and costume expenses, for all participants.

Westchester Theatre of Dance
Westchester Theatre of Dance (WTD) is the performance company of the JCC Dance School. Our dancers learn the creative process of choreography from beginning to end, as well as the immeasurable experience of performing on stage. Guest choreographers and performers from New York City take part in our annual dance concert as well.
 

 

Parent's Observation Week
Parents and other family members are invited to watch student in dance classes during December 9 - 14, 2013, and May 5  -10, 2014. 

Private Lessons
Private dance lessons may be arranged upon request. Please contact Jayne Santoro, Dance School Director, 914-472-3300, ext 320.

 

 

JCC Dance School 2014 Maria Jones
Scholarship Award Recipient

Scarsdale resident Alyssa Josselsohn, 15, received the 2014 Maria Jones Scholarship for excellence and promise in the field of dance at the JCC of Mid-Westchester Dance School’s annual Westchester Theatre of Dance (WTD) concert in March. The award was named in honor of Maria Jones, a former advanced-level ballet instructor who retired from the JCC Dance School in 2003. Alyssa began ballet in 2002 in the JCC’s preschool dance program, and has remained a ballet student at the JCC ever since. She has performed in eight WTD concerts and in JCC of Mid-Westchester Ballet Outreach presentations throughout the community. Alyssa currently studies ballet and pointe with instructors Jayne Santoro, Mimi Wallace and Justin Sherwood.

 


Scholarships
Limited Scholarships available through a grant from The Elaine Finsilver Endowment Fund, and the Maria Jones Scholarship Fund; call x320 for details.
 

Dance School Instructors

Uri Aqua Camille Rodriguez Jessica Danser Schwartz
Catherine Barribal Arleigh Rothenberg Justin Sherwood
Gina Bugatti Flavio Salazar  Laura Solow
Kerri LuBell Carlos Sampelayo Anika Tifft
Michelle Lucci Jayne Santoro Mimi Wallace
Stephanie Knox Madera Karen Schneider  

Pianists

Miles Fusco Lauren Shapiro Bill Zucker
Debbie Kaplan Saul Spangenberg  

General Information

  • The Dance School has two air-conditioned studios with non-skid floors and a dressing room with lockers.

  • The JCC is not responsible for lost items.

  • Pianists are scheduled for most ballet classes.

  • NO refunds after first class unless there is a medical reason (doctor’s note is necessary).

  • Regular attendance is important. Please call 472-3300 x320 in case of anticipated absence.

  • No jewelry or gum permitted in class.

  • Classes cancelled due to inclement weather may be made up at the end of the session.

  • Payment plans must be completed by 12/31/13.

  • Enrollment is ongoing. Classes may be pro-rated.

Guidelines

  • The Dance School prides itself on the careful placement of each student into the appropriate level of dance class.

  • Students new to the school must be evaluated for placement.

  • All students are expected to arrive on time for class. The beginning of class is an essential part of warm-up. Lateness is also disruptive to the rest of the class. Students arriving more than 10 minutes late will only be permitted to observe.

  • Students remain in appropriate class until the instructor determines that they are ready to move to the next level.

  • Children in Level 2 and up usually remain in their assigned level for a minimum of two years.

Class Cards for Adults:

  • 10-class card rate is $170.

  • Adult single class rate is $22 per class.

  • Class cards, available at the JCC front desk, are for adult classes only as indicated (see asterisk (*) next to class listings).

  • No one under age 18 may use a class card.

  • The Dance School is not responsible for lost or stolen cards.

Dress Codes 

Boys’ Uniform: White shirt, black tights, jazz pants or sweats; white socks, black ballet shoes.

Girls
: Hair MUST be off neck and pinned up for ALL classes.

Babies in Motion: Loose fitting clothes, leggings or sweatpants, bare feet or slippers. No socks permitted on studio floor.

Creative Ballet, Tiny Toes:
Pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers. Simple pink skirts are permitted.

Ballet For K:
White leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers. Simple white skirts are permitted (no tutus).

Ballet Fundamentals:
Black Leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers. No tutus or skirts permitted.

Introduction to Classical Ballet:
Light blue leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers. No tutus or skirts permitted.

Level 1:
Light pink leotard, pink footed-tights, pink ballet slippers. No skirts.

Level 2:
Navy leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers.

Level 3:
Hunter green leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers.

Level 4:
Black leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers.

Level 5:
Black leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers. Simple skirts are permitted.

Ballet for Teens:
Black leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers. Simple skirts are permitted.

Modern for Teens:
Black leotard, pink footless tights, bare feet.

Jazz Hip-Hop: Tank top or T-shirt, black leggings or jazz pants. Black jazz shoes or sneakers for studio use only. Socks without shoes – NOT permitted. Hair up, off neck.

Hip-Hop Fusion and Workshop:
Tank top or T-shirt. Pants or shorts you can move in (not too short or too tight). Sneakers for studio use only (i.e., sneakers only to be worn in the studio; no street shoes). Hair up.

Musical Theatre Jazz: Black leotard, black jazz pants or tights, beige or black jazz shoes.

Tap 1 through Tap 3: Black leotard, tights, tap shoes. Hair up, off neck.

Tap Workshop: Black shirt with pants or leggings, tap shoes. Hair up, off neck.

Pre-School Classes

Babies in Motion
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16 months - 36 months with caregiver
This introductory movement class will introduce the youngest children to rhythm and music, with parent or caregiver. We will work toward developing body awareness, motor skills and music appreciation.

Kerri LuBell, Instructor
6 Wednesdays, September 25 - October 30 $144
6 Wednesdays November 6 - December 18 $144
6 Wednesdays March 5 - April 9   Cancelled $144
6 Wednesdays April 23 - May 28  $144
11:30am - 12:15pm - Note new time! DA81
No classes: 11/27, 12/25, 1/1, 4/16 (No classes in January and February)

Tiny Toes
3 to 4 years
An introduction to movement through music and rhythms; elements of ballet, modern and jazz dance steps will be used. Children will explore their creativity and the joy of self-expression through movement to music.  (For Session I, must be 3 years old by September 1, 2013. For Session II, must be 3 years old by January 1, 2014.).

Kerri LuBell, Instructor
15 Mondays, September 16 - January 16, 2014 $360
15 Mondays, January 13 - May 19, 2014 $360
1:00 - 1:45pm  DA91
No classes: 12/23, 12/30, 1/20, 2/17, 4/14, 4/21
 
Kerri LuBell, Instructor
15 Wednesdays, September 25 - January 22, 2014 $360
15 Wednesdays, January 29 - May 21, 2014  Class Closed $360
1:00 - 1:45pm  DA84
No classes: 11/27, 12/25, 1/1, 2/19, 4/16
 
Kerri LuBell, Instructor  
15 Thursdays, October 3 - January 23, 2014
Full/Class Closed
$360
15 Thursdays, January 30 - May 22, 2014
Full/Class Closed
$360
1:00 - 1:45pm  DA94
No classes: 11/28, 12/26, 2/20, 4/17
 
Stephanie Knox Madera, Instructor
15 Fridays, October 4 - January 24, 2014 
Full/Class Closed
$360
15 Fridays, January 31 - May 30, 2014
Full/Class Closed
$360
3:15-4:00pm DA93
No classes:  11/29, 12/27, 2/21, 3/28, 4/18

Creative Ballet
A child's introduction to basic elements of dance training, including movement, rhythm and musical forms. In addition to working with creative ballet elements, more emphasis is placed on developing each child’s motor skills.
For Session I, must be 4 years old by September 1, 2013
For Session II, must be 4 years old by January 1, 2014

Kerri LuBell, Instructor
15 Mondays, September 16 - January 6, 2014 $360
15 Mondays, January 13 - May 19, 2014 $360
 3:30 - 4:15pm DA60
No classes: 12/23, 12/30, 1/20, 2/17, 4/14, 4/21  
   
NEW!  Stephanie Knox Madera, Instructor  
14 Wednesdays, October 2 - January 22, 2014 $336
15 Wednesdays, January 29  - May 28, 2014 $360
3:30 - 4:15pm DA61
No classes: 11/27, 12/25, 1/1, 2/19, 3/26, 4/16  
   
NEW!  Stephanie Knox Madera, Instructor  
15 Saturdays, September 21 - January 18, 2014 $360
15 Saturdays, January 25 - May 31, 2014 $360
9:30 - 10:15am DA62
No classes: 11/30, 12/21, 12/28, 2/22, 3/15, 3/29, 4/19  

Modern and Tap for Children and Teens

NEW! Modern Dance
12 years and up
This contemporary style class includes techniques of Limon, Horton, and Graham. The center warm-up will include standing and floor exercises, across-the-floor movement, and combinations.
Stephanie Knox Madera, Instructor

Stephanie Knox Madera, Instructor  
15 Saturdays, September 21 - January 18, 2014 $390
15 Saturdays, January 25 - May 31, 2014 $390
11:15am - 12:15pm DA14
No classes: 11/30, 12/21, 12/28, 2/22, 3/15, 3/29, 4/19  

Tap 1
5-7 years

This beginner tap class will take the student through warm-up, center floor, tap terminology, basics and more.

Arleigh Rothenberg, Instructor  
15 Mondays, September 16 - January 6, 2014      $360
15 Mondays, January 13 - May 19, 2014 $360
5:30 -6:15pm DA77
No classes: 12/23, 12/30, 1/20, 2/17, 4/14, 4/21

Tap 2
8 years and up
This tap class is a progression of Tap I, including warm-up, across the floor work, and short combinations. Clarity of steps and rhythms will be a main focus.

Arleigh Rothenberg, Instructor  
15 Mondays, September 16 - January 6, 2014 $360
15 Mondays, January 13 - May 19, 2014 $360
6:15 -7:00pm DA78
No classes: 12/23, 12/30, 1/20, 2/17, 4/14, 4/21

Tap 3
9 years and up
At least two years’ experience is necessary. Students may advance to the next level at the discretion of the instructor.

Arleigh Rothenberg, Instructor  
15 Mondays, September 16 - January 6, 2014 $360
15 Mondays, January 13 - May 19, 2014 $360
7:00 - 7:45pm DA80
No classes: 12/23, 12/30, 1/20, 2/17, 4/14, 4/21

Intermediate/Advanced Tap Workshop
11 years and up
This full-year class focuses on developing tap students into performers. On an invitation-only basis, dancers are taught repertory that encompasses the history of tap dance styles. The instructor/choreographer will stage standard tap dances as well as more contemporary rhythm tap pieces, which will showcase in JCC Outreach programs and the Annual Spring WTD Dance
Concert. There is an additional performance fee for those who will participate in the Spring Dance Concert, March 29 & 30, 2014.

Arleigh Rothenberg, Instructor  
30 Mondays, September 16 - May 19, 2014 $780
7:45 -8:45pm DA83
No classes: 12/23, 12/30, 1/20, 2/17, 4/14, 4/21

Hip-Hop/Musical Theater Jazz for Children and Teens

Jazz/Hip-Hop 1
For the beginner student
7-9 years

Explores a variety of jazz/Hip-Hop dance styles, from traditional jazz technique, to contemporary music video style. Class includes vocabulary warm-up, and center floor work.  Children are moved to the next level at the discretion of the instructor.

Arleigh Rothenberg, Instructor
15 Mondays, September 16 - January 6, 2014 $360
15 Mondays, January 13 - May 19, 2014 $360
3:45 -4:30pm DA68
No classes:  12/23, 12/30, 1/20, 2/17, 4/14, 4/21

Jazz/Hip-Hop 2
9 years and up
This class will expand on Level 1, with Hip-Hop, traditional Jazz, Modern, and Theatre Dance styles, with emphasis on presentation, proper dance technique, discipline and of course, fun!  Students enrolling must have some prior dance experience and are urged to supplement their jazz/Hip-Hop training with a weekly ballet class.

Arleigh Rothenberg, Instructor
15 Mondays, September 16 - January 6, 2014 $390
15 Mondays, January 13 - May 19, 2014 $390
4:30 - 5:30pm DA69
No classes:  12/23, 12/30, 1/20, 2/17, 4/14, 4/21

New!  Musical Theatre Jazz 1
8 years and up
Students will gain exposure to Broadway-style jazz dance. Class consists of warm-up and stretching, jazz technique, jumps, and fun combinations!

Camille Rodriquez, Instructor
15 Tuesdays, September 17 - January 7, 2014 $360
15 Tuesdays, January 14 - May 13, 2014 $360
6:00 - 6:45pm DA66
No classes:  12/24, 12/31, 2/18, 4/15, 4/22

New!  Musical Theatre Jazz 2
10
years and up
Students will gain exposure to Broadway-style jazz dance. Class consists of warm-up and stretching, jazz technique, jumps, and fun combinations!

Camille Rodriquez, Instructor
15 Tuesdays, September 17 - January 7, 2014 $390
15 Tuesdays, January 14 - May 13, 2014 $390
6:45 - 7:45pm DA67
No classes:  12/24, 12/31, 2/18, 4/15, 4/22

Hip-Hop Fusion 3
10 years and up
For the student with at least 3 years’ prior training. Dancers will expand on the basic techniques of Hip-Hop. Class will start with an energetic warm-up and stretching, and then progress to center combinations and continue with traveling steps. It is highly recommended that Hip-Hop students take a weekly ballet class to supplement their dance training. Students are moved to the next level at the discretion of the instructor.

Anika Tifft, Instructor
14 Wednesdays, October 2 - January 22, 2014 $390
14 Wednesdays, January 16 - May 29, 2014 $390
5:00 - 6:00pm    DA73
No classes: 11/27, 12/25, 1/1, 2/19, 3/26, 4/16

Hip-Hop Fusion 4
For the student with at least 4 years’ prior training, this class has a contemporary slant; Hip-Hop, African, Latin, Modern Dance and Ballet will be some of the influences. Class will include warm-up, stretching, center work, floor work and will then progress across the floor. Students in this class are strongly urged to take a weekly ballet class to supplement their jazz training.

Anika Tifft, Instructor
14 Wednesdays, October 2 - January 22, 2014 $390
14 Wednesdays, January 29 - May 21, 2014 $390
6:00 - 7:00pm    DA89
No classes: 11/27, 12/25, 1/1, 2/19, 3/26, 4/16


IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING HIP HOP FUSION PLACEMENT POLICY


Students new to the Dance School must audition for a proper placement evaluation.  Advancement to each Hip Hop Fusion level is at the discretion of the instructor. Placement and advancement are based on technique, strength and ability. Mental/physical readiness is considered on an individual basis. Each student is thoughtfully placed in the proper level based on progress, not age or school grade-level. We consider each student’s best interest in making placement decisions.

 

Hip Hop Fusion Workshop
Teens

By invitation only for the experienced Hip-Hop dancer. This full-year workshop class consists of advanced warm-up, a strong concentration on choreography, and performance to be showcased in our Annual WTD Dance Concert and JCC outreach programs. Weekly ballet class is recommended to supplement Hip-Hop training at this level. There is an additional fee for Workshop students to perform in the Westchester Theatre of Dance Concert on March 29 & 30, 2014.
 

Anika Tifft, Instructor
28 Wednesdays, October 2 - May 21, 2014 $780
7:00 - 8:00pm  DA90
No classes: 11/27, 12/25, 1/1, 2/19, 3/26, 4/16

Ballet for Children and Teens

Beginner Ballet - Teens
13 years and up
It’s never too late to begin classical ballet training. For the teen/young adult interested in learning ballet basics. This class includes barré  work, vocabulary, stretching, and center floor. This is a great class for teens involved in musical theatre productions!

Gina Bugatti, Instructor
30 Thursdays, October 3 - May 22, 2014 $840
7:45 - 8:55pm DA22
No classes: 11/28, 12/26, 2/20, 4/17

New!  Intermediate Ballet - Teens
13
years and up
Intermediate level training for teens who have successfully completed Beginner or Advanced Beginner Ballet. This class includes barré work, vocabulary, stretching, and center floor work, while building on center floor combinations, artistry and technique. Permission of the instructor required.

Justin Sherwood, Instructor
30 Thursdays, October 3 - May 22, 2014 $840
7:50 - 9:00pm DA21
No classes: 11/28, 12/26, 2/20, 4/17

Ballet for K 
Kindergarten
This class is for Kindergarteners to learn basic ballet steps, positions, vocabulary and movement. Successful completion of this class will prepare students for Ballet Fundamentals.

Kerri LuBell, Instructor 
14 Wednesdays, October 2 - January 22, 2014 $336
15 Wednesdays, January 29  - May 28, 2014 $360
3:30 - 4:15pm DA25
No classes:  11/27, 12/25, 1/1, 2/19, 3/26, 4/16

Ballet Fundamentals
6 years (must be in 1st grade)
Children explore a more sophisticated use of movement and imagination as they begin to learn basic ballet fundamentals. They will discover the joy of communicating ideas through movement as they develop their self-esteem and social skills.  Barré work is introduced at this level.

Kerri LuBell, Instructor 
29 Wednesdays, October 2 - May 28, 2014 $769
4:15-5:00pm DA08
No classes: 11/27, 12/25, 1/1, 2/19, 3/26, 4/16

Introduction to Classical Ballet
7-10 years (2nd grade and up)
Girls and boys begin formal ballet training, while increasing their basic ballet vocabulary, strong focus on barré work and correct body placement. Students are taught strength and flexibility exercises needed for beginning levels of ballet. Class consists of barré , center work and large jumps.

Stephanie Knox Madera, Instructor  
29 Wednesdays, October 2 - May 28, 2014 $769
4:15 - 5:00pm DA05
No classes: 11/27, 12/25, 1/1, 2/19, 3/26, 4/16  
   
Jayne Santoro, Instructor  
30 Thursdays, October 3 - May 22, 2014 $795
4:00 - 4:45pm DA01
No classes: 11/28, 12/26, 2/20, 4/17  

Ballet: Level 1
8 years and up
Placement audition required for new JCC ballet students. Must have completed Introduction to Classical Ballet, or at least one year prior ballet experience. Children are moved to next level at the discretion of the instructor.

Jayne Santoro, Instructor
30 Thursdays, October 3 - May 22, 2014 $795
4:45 - 5:45pm DA04
No classes: 11/28, 12/26, 2/20, 4/17
 
New! Stephanie Knox Madera, Instructor
30 Saturdays, September 21 - May 31, 2014 $795
10:15-11:15am DA03
No classes: 11/30, 12/21, 12/28, 2/22, 3/15, 3/29, 4/19  

Ballet: Level 2
9 years and up
Must have at least two years prior ballet experience. Placement audition required for new JCC ballet students. Dancers are encouraged to enroll in two weekly classes.

Jayne Santoro, Instructor
29 Wednesdays, October 2 - May 28, 2014 $783
5:00 - 6:15pm DA07
No classes: 11/27, 12/25, 1/1, 2/19, 3/26, 4/16
 
Stephanie Knox Madera, Instructor
30 Fridays, October 4 - May 30 $810
4:00 - 5:15pm DA06
No classes: 11/29, 12/27, 2/21, 3/28, 4/18

Ballet:  Level 3
10 years and up
Placement audition required for new students. Aspiring Level 4 dancers must come twice weekly and are strongly urged to attend at least three weeks of Summer Dance Intensive at the JCC.

Mimi Wallace, Instructor
33 Tuesdays, September 17- June 10, 2014 $924
3:50 - 5:20pm DA09
No classes: 12/24, 12/31, 2/18, 4/15, 4/22, 6/3
 
Jayne Santoro, Instructor
29 Wednesdays, October 2 - May 28, 2014 $812
6:15 -7:45pm DA10
No classes: 11/27, 12/25, 1/1, 2/19, 3/26, 4/16
 
Gina Bugatti, Instructor
30 Thursdays, October 3 - May 22, 2014 $840
6:15 -7:45pm DA55
No classes: 11/28, 12/26, 2/20, 4/17

Ballet:  Intermediate Level 4
11 years and up
Placement audition required. Students MUST take all three technique classes for Level 4 Pointe  (see below).

Mimi Wallace, Instructor
32 Mondays, September 16 - June 9, 2014 $896
4:15 -5:45pm DA11A
No classes:  12/23, 12/30, 1/20, 2/17, 4/14, 4/21, 5/26
 
Jayne Santoro, Instructor
33 Tuesdays, September 17- June 10, 2014 $924
3:50 -5:20pm DA11B
No classes: 12/24, 12/31, 2/18, 4/15, 4/22, 6/3
 
Justin Sherwood, Instructor
32 Thursdays, October 3 - June 12, 2014 $896
3:50 -5:20pm DA11C
No classes: 11/28, 12/26, 2/20, 4/17, 6/5
 
(All 3 classes: $2,600)


Pointe:  Level 4
All three Level 4 Technique classes are required, and both Tuesday/Thursday pointe.
11 years and up

Mimi Wallace,  Instructor
33 Tuesdays, September 17- June 10, 2014 $495
5:30 -6:00pm DA27A
No classes: 12/24, 12/31, 2/18, 4/15, 4/22, 6/3
 
Jayne Santoro, Instructor
32 Thursdays, October 3 - June 12, 2014 $480
5:45 -6:15pm DA27B
No classes: 11/28, 12/26, 2/20, 4/17, 6/5
   
Both classes $915  

Ballet:  Level 5
14 years and up
For advanced dancers, with permission of instructor. Students must take all three Level 5 Technique classes and two Pointe classes.

Mimi Wallace, Instructor
32 Mondays, September 16 - June 9, 2014 $896
5:45-7:15pm DA12A
No classes:  12/23, 12/30, 1/20, 2/17, 4/14, 4/21, 5/26
 
Jayne Santoro, Instructor
33 Tuesdays, September 17 - June 10, 2014 $924
5:20-6:50pm DA12B
No classes:  12/24, 12/31, 2/18, 4/15, 4/22, 6/3
 
Justin Sherwood, Instructor
32 Thursdays, October 3 - June 12, 2014 $896
5:20-6:50pm DA12C
No classes: 11/28, 12/26, 2/20, 4/17, 6/5
 
(All 3 classes: $2600)

Pointe:  Level 5 - Technique
14 years and up

Mimi Wallace, Instructor
32 Mondays, September 16 - June 9, 2014 $725
7:15-8:15pm DA13A
No classes:  12/23, 12/30, 1/20, 2/17, 4/14, 4/21, 5/26

Pointe:  Level 5 - Pas De Deux
14 years and up

Justin Sherwood, Instructor  
32 Thursdays, October 3 - June 12, 2014 $725
6:50-7:50pm DA13B
No classes: 11/28, 12/26, 2/20, 4/17, 6/5  
   
(Both classes: $1,400)  

Adult Dance Classes
For more information on any adult dance classes, contact Jayne Santoro, 914-472-3300, x320.

*Adult Ballet classes accept class cards and single-class payment.  Pricing for other adult dance classes: see individual class information below.


Advanced Beginner Ballet

Jayne Santoro, Instructor  
Mondays, September 9 - June 9, 2014 *Class cards and singles
11:30am -12:45pm  
No classes:  12/23, 12/30, 1/20, 2/17, 4/14, 4/21, 5/26  
   
Catherine Barribal, Instructor  
Thursdays, September 12 - June 26, 2014 *Class cards and singles
11:30am -12:45pm  
No classes: 11/28, 12/26, 2/20, 4/17, 6/5  


Intermediate Ballet

Gina Bugatti, Instructor  
Mondays, September 9 - June 23, 2014  *Class cards and singles
10:00-11:30am  
No classes: 12/23, 12/30, 1/20, 2/17, 4/14, 4/21, 5/26  
   
Mimi Wallace, Instructor  
Tuesdays, September 3 - June 24, 2014 *Class cards and singles
10:30am-noon  
No classes: 12/24, 12/31, 2/18, 4/15, 4/22  
   
Catherine Barribal, Instructor  
Wednesdays, September 4 - June 25, 2014 *Class cards and singles
10:00-11:30am  
No classes: 11/27, 12/25, 1/1, 2/19, 3/26, 4/16, 6/4  
   
Michelle Lucci Instructor 
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Thursdays, September 12 - May 29, 2014 *Class cards and singles
10:00-11:30am  
No classes: 11/28, 12/26, 2/20, 4/17  
   
Mimi Wallace, Instructor  
Fridays, September 13 - June 27, 2014 *Class cards and singles
10:00-11:30am  
No classes: 11/29, 12/27, 3/28, 4/18  
   
Gina Bugatti, Instructor  *Class cards and singles
Saturdays, September 7 - June 28, 2014  
10:00-11:30am  
No classes: 9/14, 4/19  

Stretch Mat Class 
Start your morning with an invigorating, all-body s=t=r=e=t=c=h class that will get you limber, awake and ready to conquer the day! No experience necessary.

Catherine Barribal, Instructor  
Wednesdays, September 4 - June 25, 2014 *Class cards and singles
11:45am - 12:45pm  
No classes: 11/27, 12/25, 1/1, 2/19, 3/26, 4/16, 6/4  

Zumba Fitness
Try the dance sensation - ZUMBA Fitness! ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and International music - dance themes. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Registration required.

Laura Solow, Instructor  
11Fridays - October 4 - December 20, 2013 $187
10 Fridays - January 10 - March 21, 2014 $170
10 Fridays - April 4 - June 13, 2014 $170
9:30-10:30am DA17
No classes: 11/29, 12/27, 1/3, 2/21, 3/28, 4/18  

Israeli Folk Dancing
Learn the latest dances and old favorites. Instruction, requests and open session. A great way to exercise and have fun!

Uri Aqua, Instructor  
Tuesdays, September 3, 2013 - ongoing Single Class $11
8:00-10:00pm 6 classes: $57
No classes: 12/24, 12/31, 4/15, 4/22  


For more information on any adult dance classes, contact Jayne Santoro, 914-472-7461

Faculty

About the Director, Jayne Santoro
914-472-3300 ext. 320

Jayne received her classical ballet training at the American Ballet Theatre School in New York City. Her performance experience was with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Philadelphia Lyric Opera Company, as well as New York regional companies. She has more than 30 years’ experience teaching ballet throughout Westchester and Rockland counties. She founded the JCC’s Ballet Outreach Program, which performs for seniors and children. In addition to managing the Dance School since 2002 and directing the Westchester Theatre of Dance (JCC’s resident dance company), Jayne continues to enjoy teaching all levels of ballet to children and adults.
 

 


Valerie Abrahams
, Assistant to the Director 
914-472-3300, x349
     
Valerie is a writer/editor and journalist who loves desktop publishing, performing arts and cooking. After earning a B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School, Valerie worked ten years for various publications in Japan and in New York City. She has worked part-time at the JCC since 1996.

Dance School Instructors:

Catherine Barribal (Ballet)
Catherine received her early dance training at Ballet Etudes in Conn., and the Royal Ballet School in London., Staten Island Ballet as a dancer and then ballet mistress for the company.  She has performed with Connecticut Ballet Theatre, the Alexander Roy Ballet Theatre in London, and has guested with companies in the U.S. and Europe. She has been teaching ballet to adults and children for more than 17 years. She is presently Artistic Director of her own company, Classics Dance Theatre, and continues a busy teaching schedule in Connecticut and New York.

Gina Bugatti (Ballet)
Gina Bugatti trained at The National Academy of Ballet under the direction of Thalia Mara. She was a member of the Harkness Ballet and The Joffrey II Ballet, and performed with Ballet Internacional de Caracas as principal dancer, where she worked directly with choreographers including Alvin Ailey. She has also been a principal dancer, Rehearsal Director and Assistant to the Artistic Director with the Ballet Nuevo Mundo de Caracas, was Rehearsal Director/ Ballet Mistress and eventually Artistic Associate Director with Tina Ramierez of Ballet Hispanico, as well as Ballet Mistress for the Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo touring worldwide. Ms. Bugatti has taught professionally for more than 30 years at numerous dance programs, including Peridance Center, Skidmore College, Tisch School of the Arts, Valentina Kozlova’s Conservatory NYC, and the JCC of Mid-Westchester.

Kerri LuBell (Pre-School Dance)
Kerri specializes in Creative Movement and dance for young children. She has taught at the Pleasantville Y, Young at Art and the Northern Westchester Center for the Arts. She has danced with the Potpourri Dancers, the Wendy Biller Dance Co. and studied in New York with Andre Eglevsky, David Howard & Alexandra Alland. She is a graduate of the Academy of Dramatic Arts.
 

Michelle Lucci (Ballet)
Michelle comes to the JCC Dance School with an extensive classical and contemporary dance background. She danced with the Royal Winnepeg Ballet, and was Principal Ballerina for the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Milwaukee Ballet. She is best known for her performances in Swan Lake and Giselle. She recently completed a seven-year tour as Dance Captain for the Phantom of the Opera touring company.
At the JCC, Michelle teaches Adult morning ballet classes.

Stephanie Knox Madera (Ballet/Modern/Pre-School Dance)
Stephanie trained in modern dance and ballet at Idyllwild Arts Academy, New World School of the Arts, Miami City Ballet, DancePlace at the North Carolina Dance Theater, and Dance Space Center in New York City. She has performed and toured throughout the US, and choreographed and taught ballet and modern in schools and dance companies from North Carolina to Colorado, and most recently throughout Westchester County in New York. She joined the JCC Dance School faculty in 2005.

Camille Rodriguez (Musical Theater Jazz/Ballet)
Dance Teacher / Performer / Choreographer Camille Rodriguez earned her B.S. degree in Dance Education from New York University, her M.S. in Learning Disabilities from the College of New Rochelle, and she has permanent NY State certification for teaching dance education. Camille has trained with Harkness Ballet, Modern Dance through Martha Graham, jazz with American Dance Machine, and has performed with Rod Rodgers (Modern) and the Weismann Dance Company. Camille currently teaches at the Bronx Theatre High School and at several private dance schools in Westchester and Connecticut. At the JCC summer dance intensive and SAC programs, she is teaching MT jazz and ballet.

Arleigh Rothenberg (Tap/Hip Hop)
While earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Television-Radio with a concentration in Video Production from Ithaca College, Arleigh founded the Ithaca College Tap Dance Club, and conceived and co-directed the Finger Lakes Tap Dance Festival. Arleigh has been teaching Tap and Hip-Hop at the JCC Dance School and Summer Intensive program since 2009. She has experience in a multitude of dance genres and currently tap dances at The Cotton Club weekly, as a member of Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards’ Sophisticated Ladies. She has also performed at the world famous Apollo Theatre in “Taste of Broadway” as a member of the Young Hoofers, in Derick K. Grant’s Imagine Tap! in NYC, in Sumbry-Edwards’ Michael Jackson Tribute at The Dancespace Project and the NYC Summer Stage Series, in Derick K. Grant’s Once Upon A Tap in Chicago. Arleigh is a cast member of Rhythm Is Our Business (2013), produced by Tony Waag and American Tap Dance Foundation. She has numerous TV/video and Flashmob America credits, as well as Salsa performances, including Salsmania Saturdays and Dancesanity Stars’ World in Motion – Part 2, with choreography by Karla Choko.

Flavio Salazar (Pas de Deux)
Flavio is a native of Colombia, began his dance studies at the Colombian Institute of Classical Ballet (Incolballet). He joined Ballet de Cali in 1985, before joining the faculty of Incolballet upon his certification by the National Ballet of Cuba to teach methodology and pedagogy of ballet technique. In 1990, he studied at the Houston Ballet Academy as a full scholarship student, and later joined Ballet Arizona in 1992. In 1993, Salazar was invited to join the American Ballet Theatre (ABT). During his thirteen-year career with ABT, Salazar danced nearly every ballet in ABT's repertoire, before retiring from the company in July of 2006. Salazar's teaching experience extends from his early years of professional dancing in Colombia. He has taught classes at ABT II, the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, the ABT Summer Intensive, the Alvin Ailey School, and Ballet Tech, among others.

Carolos Sampelayo (Argentine Tango)
Carlos’s fascination with tango emerged during his childhood in Venezuela. He began to study ballroom after relocating to the U.S., then started Argentine Tango lessons in 1985 with teachers from Forever Tango and Tango Argentino. He was recently named “Best Argentine Tango Teacher in Westchester,” where he performs and teaches group and private dance lessons, and hosts his own milongas (dance parties) every weekend. On Wednesdays, he teaches Tango at the JCC Dance School with Kathy Schneider.

Karen Schneider (Argentine Tango)
Karen has taught ballroom and popular social dances for wedding couples, senior citizens and adult education classes throughout Westchester County. Originally trained in tap, jazz and African jazz, she began a ballroom career in 1998 with performances at NYC’s Copacabana, Wainwright House in Rye, and has earned 1st and 2nd place in past Fred Astaire TriStar DanceSport Championships competitions. Karen and her dance partner Frank Elia have taught classes at Stardust Dance Weekends in the Catskills. Karen also choreographed The Cubist Works of Pablo Picasso at Yonkers International Baccalaureate World School and at the Grinton I. Will Library. With partner Carlos Sampelayo, she headed the dance division of the ‘Creative Aging’ senior citizen program produced by Lifetime Arts, Inc., in Yonkers. With dance partner Andrew Abrams, she created a dance program at the Health & Recreation Department of Lyndhurst, New Jersey.

Jessica Danser-Schwarz (Contemporary/Ballet)
Jessica trained at the Ailey School and earned her BFA cum laude from Purchase College Conservatory of Dance. She received ballet teacher-certification from American Ballet Theater and studied Horton Pedagogy at the Ailey School. She also is a certified Zumba instructor. In addition to receiving an array of prestigious Arts and Dance awards, Jessica has choreographed and performed for numerous dance programs around New York. She currently teaches Ballet at the Ailey School, Astoria Dance Center, and Allegra Dance Studio (CT, as well as at the JCC Dance Summer Intensive.

Justin Sherwood (Ballet/ Pas de Deux)
Justin trained in London, England, with the Royal Ballet School and Rambert Contemporary Ballet School. He began touring internationally with several classical and contemporary companies from Holland to Hong Kong. Justin has choreographed for national and international opera and ballet companies, and is noted as the first American Choreographer for the Albanian National Opera and Ballet Company. Currently he dances with Metropolitan Opera, and has performed several seasons with JCC’s Westchester Theatre of Dance.

Laura Solow (Zumba)
Laura is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University Theatre and Dance department. Since she began teaching Zumba workshops in Westchester in 2006, she has received enthusiastic reviews in several publications and will be featured in the June 2008 issue of  "Best of Westchester" for her Zumba classes at the JCC.

Anika Tifft (Hip Hop)
Anika trained in Hip-Hop, Jazz, Modern, and Ballet. At age 10, she joined a Scottish Highland Dance troupe that toured local schools and festivals. She also danced with teen dance company UpBeat Feet, and spent her summers in the Young Dancers Workshop and Professional Dance Festival at Bates College. Since moving to New York, Anika has trained and performed with Dance New Amsterdam, working with many well-known teachers including Katiti King, Jennifer Archibald, Oliver Steele, Alexandra Beller, and Diane McCarthy. At Sol Dance Center in NYC, she currently teaches Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Salsa, and is Co-director of The Solettes, performing with them around the city. She has also taught at The Movement Workshop Group in Brooklyn and at Astoria Fine Arts Dance Studio.

Mimi Wallace (Ballet/Pointe)
Mimi trained at Bentley-Stone School in Chicago and San Francisco Ballet School, joining SFB at age 13. She later trained at School of American Ballet in NYC with Oboukoff, Vladimiroff, Doubroska and Balanchine. She has performed in the US, Europe, Russia and the Far East. Mimi has appeared in more than a dozen Broadway musicals including Annie, in which she assisted choreographer Peter Gennaro. Her teaching credentials include San Francisco Ballet School, Wilson Morelli School in NY and the JCC of Mid-Westchester. She directed NWCA’s Dance School for 20 years, and its ballet performing company, Dance Messengers.

 

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