Our Fall 2021 classes will be held indoors with MASKS and WINDOWS OPEN!
The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts in Maplewood Village.
Our Staff is 100% fully vaccinated and we will release our latest Covid19 policies in August.
We anticipate continuing our summer policies which follow the CDC guidelines including wearing masks, hand sanitizing, requesting that children who feel ill stay home and
then obtain a rapid test before they return to class.
We are so happy to be back in our beloved studio with our creative and warm dance community!
Fall 2021 Classes:
Our Creative Ballet offers a unique curriculum which allows for a both a joyous experience as well as basic dance skill development. These uplifting classes, for 3-5-year-olds and Kindergarteners, include movement stories, creative games, structured free dance, dance with a prop, show and tell, musical interludes, dancing the roles in story ballets, and ballet basics. Each day will have a surprise "treasure box" interlude with a special activity! In keeping with our fine- arts approach, our youngest dancers will experience dancing to a wide range of music including classical, great ballet scores, contemporary classical, folk and of course beloved children’s songs.
Creative Ballet Schedule:
Monday 4:00pm-4:45pm /3.5-5 yrs includes Kindergarten
Saturday 9:30am-10:15am /3-5 years includes Kindergarten
FEE: $375 ( Scholarships are available if financial need is an issue . Please email Lydia@lydiajohnsondance.org to discuss.)
Ballet with a Contemporary Twist
Our Ballet with a Contemporary Twist includes the study of developmentally appropriate ballet basics as well as allowing young dancers the chance to explore the increasingly contemporary ballet vocabulary. Ballet has changed and is no longer focused exclusively on story ballets. This class offers a wonderful chance to dance to a wide range of music including classical, contemporary classical, jazz as well as selected pop songs and folk. All of our classes include a choreography section during which our students can use their own ideas to create dance phrases of their own. Our Fall semester culminates in an Open Class for Parents Observation and our Spring semester ends with a wonderful evening Showing of Student Choreography at The Woodland
Ballet with a Contemporary Twist Schedule
Level 1A: K &1st & 2nd grades/ Saturday 10:15am-11:15am
This class is best for older 5s or those who have danced prior to this class as well as 1St & 2nd grades.
Level 1B: 1st & 2nd grades/ Mondays 4:45pm- 5:45pm
Level 2: 3rd-5th grades/ Mondays 5:45pm-6:45pm
NOTE: 6th graders and up may enroll in our Contemporary class which has a strong ballet base.
FEE : $425 ( Scholarships are available if financial need is an issue . Please email Lydia@lydiajohnsondance.org to discuss.)
Contemporary/ Modern (with a strong ballet base)
Our Contemporary/Modern classes embrace a wide range of modern and contemporary modern techniques including the drop and release techniques of Doris Humphrey and Jose Limon. Current modern dance is a fusion of many movement qualities and includes a strong ballet base as well. This class uses a wonderful range of music including classical, percussion/ drumming, jazz and selected pop. All of our classes include a choreography section during which our students can use their own ideas to create dance phrases of their own. Our Fall semester culminates in an Open Class for Parents Observation and our Spring semester ends with a wonderful evening Showing of Student Choreography at The Woodland.
Contemporary/ Modern Schedule
Level 1: 1st, 2nd & 3rd grades/ Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm
Level 2: 3rd, 4th & 5th ( 6th grade beginners by choice) / Thursdays 5:00-6:00 pm
Level 3: 6th grades and up/ Thursdays 6:00pm-7:00pm
FEE: $425 (Scholarships are available if financial need is an issue . Please email Lydia@lydiajohnsondance.org to discuss.)
Student Company: For 6th grade and up will meet Thursdays form 7pm-8pm . Student Company members are required to enroll in Contemporary/Modern 3 from 6-7pm.
The FEE for BOTH classes is a total of : $625 ( Contemp 3: $425/Student Company an additional $200) Scholarships are available if financial need is an issue. Please email Lydia@lydiajohnsondance.org to discuss.)
Information on the Student Company
FALL 2021 By Day with Dates
Creative Ballet; 4:00-4:45 (3.5-5. K)
Ballet 1B: 4:45-5:45 (1st, 2nd)
Ballet 2: 5:45-6:45 (3rd-5th)
NO CLASS 11/1 (district closed)
11/8,15, 22, 29
Contemporary Level 1: 4:00-5:00 ( 1st, 2nd, 3rd)
Contemporary Level 2: 5:00-6:00( 3rd, 4th, 5th)
Contemporary Level 3: 6:00-7:00 ( 6th and up )
Student Company 6th and Up plus Interns : 7:00-8:00
NO CLASS 9/16 (Yom Kippur)
NO CLASS 11/4 (district is closed),
NO CLASS 11/25 (Thanksgiving)
12/2, 9,16, 23
Creative Ballet : 9:30-10:15 ( 3-5, K)
Ballet 1A: 10:15- 11:15 ( older 5 yr olds,1st, 2nd )
Private Sessions by appointment: 11:15-12;00
9/11, 18, 25
10/2, 9, 16, 23, 30
NO CLASS 11/6 ( endingWinter break)
NO CLASS 11/27 (Thanksgiving)