"Our family has been so impressed with our experience
at the LJD School.
It's a totally wonderful school"
LJD Mom Susan C.
ALL LJD SCHOOL CLASSES ARE HELD AT
THE BURGDORFF PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
10 Durand Rd. Maplewood, NJ 07040
Creative Ballet: 3.5 - through Kindergarten/Saturdays 9:30 - 10:15 am
An imaginative, joyful dance class for young dancers! Experience both the basic structure of ballet and the creative flow of expressive movement. The class will include opportunities for creative dance work as well as the introduction of ballet positions. Music will be varied and young dancers will experience how it feels to move to different kinds of music. This class culminates in an Open Class for parents to observe. (Please note new dancers must be 3.5 to register. 3.3 year olds may register for our Thursday Intro to Ballet. If a child has been dancing with us in Tiny Dancers please email Lydia to see if registration in Creative Ballet is possible: firstname.lastname@example.org) For class dates select a button under the photos above.
Ballet 1A: NEW Class for older 5s or Kindergarteners and First Graders!
This addition to our curriculum allows us to offer a class for those 5 year olds and first graders for whom a Saturday class is the best choice. Many of our 5 year olds and first graders have taken our Intro to Ballet or Creative Ballet during their preschool years and are ready for a class which keeps their joyful love of dance alive while adding technical skills. Building on the imaginative and creative curriculum our young dancers enjoy, we will be focusing on both ballet positions as well as basic movement patterns. The class is more structured as it includes more "across the floor" exercises which encourage young dancers to use their positions in sequences that move through space. Creative shape making and the use of early choreographic concepts such as symmetry, asymmetry and shape levels are included. A warm, nurturing class that builds on preschool level concepts! Please contact Lydia with any questions regarding placement for preschool and kindergarten age dancers.
NOTE: At this time due to space and time restrictions we will not be offering Tiny Dancers for the Spring 2020 semester.