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"Lydia and the other teachers nurture young people as artists and individuals in a way that inspires year after year!"

LJD Mom Vanessa

ALL LJD SCHOOL CLASSES ARE HELD AT THE BURGDORFF PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

10 Durand Rd. Maplewood, NJ 07040

Contemporary I: with a strong ballet base/ 1st & 2nd grades/Thursdays 4:45 - 5:45pm

 

A wonderful dance experience for young dancers, this class begins with a contemporary technique warm-up which includes a strong and essential ballet base. The class offers children the opportunity to create their own imaginative dance stories. Working in small groups, young dancers will collaborate on their story line and choose their own music to dance their story to. This fusion of imagination and dance technique creates an experience of the joy and creative qualities of dance while increasing each student's skill set. For class dates select a button under the photos above. 

Contemporary II: 3rd-5th grades/Thursdays 5:45pm - 6:45pm

An exciting and creative class in which students experience the joy of both technical skill building and of creating their own dances! Our 3rd-5th grade dancers compose dances with theme and variation, canons, dynamics and partnering. Children will use music as a part of their creative process. This class culminates in an Open Class in the Fall and a Performance of Student Choreography on stage in the Spring. For class dates select a button under the photos above. 

Contemporary III: 6th-12th grades/Thursdays 6:45 - 8:00pm

A combined middle and high school class which brings a creative spirit and sense of joy to the experience of older dance students! The class breaks into groups allowing for each age group to work on their choreography projects with peers. Dancers now fuse their technical skills with an emotional and musical approach to creating dances. Theme and variation, and partnering are explored in depth. This class culminates in an Open Class in the Fall and a Performance of Student Choreography on stage in the Spring.For class dates select a button under the photos above.