Mommy & Me: Mothers assist their child in exploring their world through music and dance/tumbling. Great for fitness, flexibility, strength and social skills.

Baby Ballet: A 30-minute introductory dance class containing ballet and creative movement. Young dancers will learn the basic steps and learn how to follow direction and imitate movement in a positive environment. Engaging music is used to get these little dancers inspired. The use of props such as teddy bears, hula-hoops, scarves and maracas, enables the young dancers to use their imagination, creativity and, most of all, have fun!

Ballet/Tap/Jazz: A combination class containing ballet, tap and jazz/creative movement. The purpose of the class is to introduce young dancers to the three styles of dance in a positive environment. Twenty minutes each of ballet, tap, and jazz help keep the kids excited, interested, and focused for the entire 60-minute period. Dancers will learn basic steps and terminology in all three styles. The use of fun, age appropriate music engages the young dancers’ minds and bodies. The use of props such as maracas for the “freeze dance” makes the end of class the most fun!

Ballet: JDA teaches classical, traditional technique from the French ballet and is based on the turn out, the five positions of the feet, pointe work and technique of beats, turns, elevation, and extension.

Tap: A dance style in which the rhythm is sounded out by the clicking taps on the heels and toes of a dancer’s shoes. Very invigoration and fun!

Jazz: Jazz combines many styles and techniques from ethnic and contemporary dance to ballet. The first half of class consists of exercises to stretch and develop muscles to support proper stress-free alignment of the skeletal structure. Using jazz, soul, R&B, ethnic and pop music, jazz classes are a great work-out and a fun way to release tension while attaining a body awareness that can be applied to every style.

Hip Hop: Students will gain a valuable understanding and appreciation of the improvisational nature of this dance form and will examine different manifestations, like — breaking, popping and locking, house, and fusion — while equipping students with the fundamentals of each style. This class will break down steps and technique and also emphasize bringing style and personality to the movement.

Hip Hop is a non-traditional dance style that will encourage students to step outside of the box and dance big. A high-energy class that uses the latest sounds in rap, R&B and pop music together with movements influenced by some of today’s best choreographers. Hip hop is urban, it’s street, it’s diverse and forever changing. JDA is very careful to teach only age appropriate and non-suggestive moves.

Tumbling: Teaches basic tumbling concepts such as forward rolls, backbends, cartwheels, etc. and focuses on building strength and flexibility to prepare students for more advanced techniques.

Superstars (Lil’ Superstars): Future Disney Pop Stars! This FUN musical theatre class focuses on dance, such as jazz technique and combinations, plus voice and acting with an emphasis on confident, outward expression of personality and attitude.

Cheernastics: Cheerleading and gymnastics basic to advanced skills. Instruction will consist of gymnastics and cheerleading motions and skilled technique combined with rhythmic movements to music. Individuals will also work at his/her level of ability on gymnastic elements including but not limited to: cart wheels, roundoffs, back walkovers, back handsprings, round off back handsprings, cheerleading jumps, etc. Students will learn how to show personality and showmanship. This class will build confidence in each student and will provide the skills needed for advancement in Cheerleading

Acrobatics: Basic elements: such as rolls, cartwheels, hand/head stands, round offs, scales, leaps, etc., plus conditioning, stretching and flexibility.

Contemporary Dance: A fusion of modern, jazz, and ballet that is all about expression and/or story telling. Dancers will explore a wide range of organic, often angular movements and syncopated rhythms with a strong base in classical technique. The warm up is based on ballet, yoga, and Pilates exercises and stretches that focus on breathing. The class evolves to the learning of original choreography, broken down and demonstrated for clear understanding. Designed for the beginner, intermediate and advanced students, an understanding of the classical vocabulary and previous experience with jazz and/or modern dance are helpful.

Musical Theatre/Acting: JDA’s new Musical Theatre/Acting classes are perfect for your aspiring Broadway Star! The first half of class will focus on acting games and exercises that will build confidence and inspire creativity, and the second half will be learning the music and choreography to an age appropriate musical theatre song! Song selections will include Frozen, Annie, Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid, Seussical, Aladdin, and many more! This class is perfect for students that want a well rounded introduction to Broadway and the theatre or those that have already participated in plays and musicals and are eager to continue their education!