JCC Dance Connection

Dance/Tumbling Programs

Dance with Me (15-36 months)

Sundays | 4/7-6/2 | 9:30-10 am

Infants & Toddlers 15-36 months, with accompanying adult - play, sing, move in a joyful, exploratory & communal space. 

Pricing:

 

Sundays

Member: $170

Community: $185

 

 

Beginning Ballet/Tap (Ages 3½-5 yrs)

Sundays | Ongoing until June | 9:30-10:15 am

Tuesdays | Ongoing until June | 3:30-4:15 pm

Ages 3.5-5. Introduction to fundamental jazz and tumbling skills, including balance, coordination and rhythm. Develop gross creativity, motor skills and social/emotional skills through play, song and movement.

Pricing:

 

Sundays

Member: $510

Community: $580

 

Tuesdays

Member: $250

Community: $275

Beginning Tumble (Ages 3½-5) 

Sundays | Ongoing until June | 10:30-11:15 pm

Ages 3.5-5. Introduction to fundamental tumbling skills, including balance, coordination and agility. Develop gross motor skills and social/emotional skills through play and movement

 

Pricing:

Member: $510

Community: $580

Ballet/Tap 1 (Ages 5-7)

Sundays | Ongoing until June | 10:15-11 am
Tuesdays | Ongoing until June | 4:15-5 pm

Ages 7-10. Combines play and structured practice to introduce intermediate tap movement and coordination challenges. Continue to develop creativity, coordination, rhythm and confidence while building musical and critical thinking skills.

Pricing:

 

Sundays

Member: $510

Community: $580

 

Tuesdays

Member: $595

Community: $665

Dance on the Spectrum (Ages 5-12)

Sundays | 4/7-6/2 | 11:30 am - 12:13 pm

Ages 5-12 for children on the autism spectrum. This class takes an adaptive and inclusive approach to creative dance, centering neurodivergent thinking, socializing, and learning. Dancers will improve their balance, flexibility, strength, and coordination while honing their creativity.

 

 

Pricing:

Member: $200

Community: $225

Ballet/Tap 2 (Ages 7-10)

Sundays | Ongoing until June | 11am-12pm

Thursdays | Ongoing until June | 4:30-5:30 pm

Combines Ballet 2 and Tap 2.

 

Pricing:

 

Sundays

Member: $550

Community: $580

 

Thursdays

Member: $620

Community: $690

Hip Hop 2 (Ages 7+)

TBD | Ongoing until June

JCC of Greater New Haven

Combines skill-building and fun to introduce students to beginning hip hop movements and concepts. Learn popular dance moves to current age-appropriate music, developing confidence, artistry, and musicality. 

 

Pricing:

Member: $640

Community: $710

Ballet 3 (Ages 10+)

Tuesdays | Ongoing until June | 5:30-6:30 pm

Focus on refining intermediate ballet skills through a combination of structured practice and creative challenges. Continue to develop creativity, body awareness, coordination, and confidence while honing strength, artistry, and critical thinking skills.  

Pricing:

Member: $640

Community: $710

Company Lyrical Jazz II (Ages 7-10)

Thursdays | Ongoing until June | 5:30-6:30 pm

Ages 7-10. For dancers looking for extra creative and coordination challenges. Combines play and structures practice to hone intermediate jazz and lyric skills. Continue to develop strength, flexibility, musicality and confidence while building artistry and critical thinking skills.

Pricing:

Member: $620

Community: $690

Company Pointe (Ages 10+)

*Invitation Only*

Tuesdays | Ongoing until June | 6:30-7 pm

Ages 10+. For dancers looking to take their ballet training to the next level. Introduction to pre-pointe and pointe work. Develop balance, strength, flexibility, body awareness and artistry as skills or extra creative and coordination challenges. Combines play and structures practice to hone intermediate jazz and lyric skills. Continue to develop strength, flexibility, musicality and confidence while building artistry and critical thinking skills.

Pricing:

Member: $320

Community: $355

Company Contemporary 3 (Ages 10+)

*Invitation Only*

Thursdays | Ongoing until June | 6:30-7:30 pm

Ages 10+. For dancers looking for an artistic challenge. Combine structured practice and creative challenges to introduce beginning contemporary movement and improvisation. Develop creativity, body awareness, artistry and confidence while honing strength, musicality and critical thinking skills.

Pricing:

Member: $620

Community: $690

Adult Ballet (Ages 15+)

Wednesdays | 4/3-5/29 | 6-7 pm

Ages 15+. All ages, abilities, and levels welcomed. Rekindle or begin your love affair with ballet as you improve your balance, flexibility, strength, grace, and confidence. This class takes a somatic and artistic approach to ballet, focusing on safe movement techniques and creative expression.

  • New Dance Director, Carlee Sachs-Krook

 

Dance Director, Carlee Sachs-Krook

 

Carlee Sachs-Krook (she/they) moves fluidly between the roles of dance educator and scholar. An ecletic groover with a background in ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, creative dance, and Pilates, she holds a BFA in Dance from Sam Houston State University and an MA in American Dance Studies from Florida State University as well as Balanced Body Pilates certification. She has taught various dance styles to children and adults for over ten years across studio, community, and collegiate settings. Grounding in culturally reflexive and student-centered approaches to learning, she strives to nuture her students' curiosity, sense of play, and creativity. Her teaching practice guides her research interests, which lie at the intersection of dance, pedagogy, popular culture, and social justice. Her research appears in the textbook Dance and US Popular Culture edited by Dr. Jennifer Atkins and The Dancer Citizen. 

Dance Instructor, Tia Simone-Gardner

For more information, please contact dance@jccnh.org. For registration questions, contact Barbara Zalesch at (203) 387-2424 x250 or barbaraz@jccnh.org.