Ballet for Children and Teens

For kindergartners through teens

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Cultivating the Art and Discipline of Ballet

Ballet classes for kindergartners through teens. All levels available, with limited class sizes and expert instructors. Boys and girls are educated in the art and discipline of ballet through a safe and methodical curriculum.

Levels 2–5 require a minimum of two years each to complete.
Live piano accompaniment in many of our ballet classes helps students import musicality and passion into their technique

All classes are taught by experienced professional dancers in their field.

Beginner ballet teens

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Twelve years and older. It’s never too late to begin classical ballet training. For teens and young adults interested in learning ballet basics, this class includes barre work, vocabulary, stretching, and center floor. This is a great class for teens involved in musical theater productions or just wanting to begin ballet lessons.

Dress Code

Girls: black leotard, pink footed tights, and pink ballet slippers. Simple skirts are permitted. Hair must be pinned up off neck.
Boys: white shirt, black tights or leggings, white socks, and black or white ballet shoes.

JCCMW Dance Instructors
Preschool Dance

Ballet for K

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Kindergarten. In this class, kindergartners learn basic ballet steps, positions, vocabulary, and movement.

Dress Code

Girls: white leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers. Simple white skirts permitted (no tutus). Hair must be pulled back off the neck.
Boys: white shirt, black tights or leggings, white socks, and black or white ballet shoes.

2022–2023

Session Dates and Information

We offer online registration for all classes. Please be aware that ALL NEW students for Levels I and above require an evaluation by our dance director, Kristen McGrew. Please click here to request an evaluation so that we can ensure your child is placed at an appropriate level. We will not be able to guarantee a place without an evaluation, and please note that refunds will be subject to our administrative fees (see our Policies and Information page)

Ages six to ten years (first grade and up). Girls and boys begin formal ballet training at this level, increasing their basic ballet vocabulary, with a strong focus on barre work and correct body placement. Students are taught strength and flexibility exercises needed for beginning levels of ballet. Class consists of barre, center work, and large jumps.

Dress Code: Girls: lilac leotard with attached skirt (Ardecia by Wear Moi), pink footed tights and pink ballet slippers. Hair must be pulled back off the neck. Boys: white shirt, black tights or leggings, white socks, and black or white ballet shoes.

Thursdays (starting September 15)
4:15⁠5:00 PM

Teacher: Violeta Katz

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Tuesdays (starting September 13)
4:30–⁠5:30 PM

Teacher: Anna Wroclawski

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

Wednesdays (starting September 14)
4:005:00 PM

Teacher: Camille Rodriguez

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Eight years and up. Must have at least two years’ prior ballet experience. Dancers are strongly encouraged to enroll in two weekly classes.

Tuesdays (starting September 13)
4:155:30 PM

Teacher: Camille Rodriguez

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Thursdays (starting September 15)
4:305:45 PM

Teacher: Melissa Bartucci

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Ten years and up. Aspiring Level 4 dancers must come twice weekly and are strongly urged to attend at least three weeks of Summer Dance Intensive at the JCCMW.

Dress Code: Girls: French blue leotard with attached skirt (Nicea by Wear Moi), pink footed tights, and pink ballet slippers. Hair must be pulled back off the neck. Boys: white shirt, black tights or leggings, white socks, and black or white ballet shoes.

Wednesdays (starting September 14)
4:155:45 PM

Teacher: Kristen McGrew

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Thursdays (starting September 15)
4:155:45 PM

Teacher: Kristen McGrew

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Eleven years and up. Students MUST take three technique classes for Level 4 Pointe (see below).

Dress Code: Girls: black leotard with attached skirt (Nicea by Wear Moi), pink footed tights, and pink ballet slippers. Boys: white shirt, black tights or leggings, white socks, and black or white ballet shoes.

Mondays (starting September 12)
4:306:00 PM

Teacher: Kristen McGrew

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Tuesdays (starting September 13)
5:307:00 PM

Teacher: Melissa Bartucci

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Thursdays (starting September 15)
6:007:30 PM

Teacher: Melissa Bartucci

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Pointe class is the ultimate goal for many young dancers. Our training is slow, methodical and syllabus based. Pointe classes are offered for Level 4 and above after careful evaluation by the student’s teachers.

Eleven years and up. All three Level 4 technique classes are required, as well as both Tuesday and Thursday pointe classes. Placement is at the discretion of the instructor.

Dress Code: Girls: Black leotard with attached skirt (Nicea by Wear Moi), pink footed tights, and pointe shoes.

Tuesdays (starting September 13)
7:007:30 PM

Teacher: Kristen McGrew

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Thursdays (starting September 15)
7:308:00 PM

Teacher: Melissa Bartucci

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Fourteen years and up. For advanced dancers, with permission of instructor. Students must take all three Level 5 technique classes and two pointe classes. Dress Code: Girls: Any color leotard, pink footed tights, and pink ballet slippers. Simple skirts are permitted. Boys: white shirt, black tights or leggings, white socks, and black or white ballet shoes.

Mondays (starting September 12)
6:007:30 PM

Teacher: Kristen McGrew

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Wednesdays (starting September 14)
5:457:15 PM

Teacher: Kristen McGrew

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Tuesdays (starting September 13)
7:008:30 PM

Teacher: Melissa Bartucci

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Thursdays (starting September 15)
6:007:30 PM

Teacher: Kristen McGrew

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Fourteen years and up

Pointe and Variations

Mondays (starting September 12)
7:308:30 PM

Teacher: Kristen McGrew

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Wednesdays (starting September 14)
7:158:15 PM

Teacher: Kristen McGrew

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Thursdays (starting September 15)
7:308:30 PM

Teacher: Kristen McGrew

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JCCMW Disclaimer

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We reserve the right to change or cancel classes, instructors, schedules, policies, and/or prices at any time.