Adult Open Division

Overview

The Adult Open Division is designed for adult dancers of all ages and abilities. Whether a student has years of dance experience or wants to learn dance for the first time, the Academy has the perfect class. All classes are fun, educational, and challenging for working professionals and others interested in dance. The drop-in schedule allows for flexibility and variety offers a great workout to relieve daily stress.


Schedules

Second Semester Schedule 2014

Second Semester Dates: January 2014 - June 1, 2014

Summer Session Schedule 2014

Summer Session dates: June 2 - August 31, 2014

Class Prices:

Drop-in Class: $15.00
Professional Drop-in Class*: $10.00
College Student Drop-in Class*: $12.00
10 Class Card: $140.00
Professional 10 Class Card*: $90.00
College Student 10 Class Card*: $120.00

Intro to Pointe 9-week Session**: $125.00

* Must present a valid student ID, union card, letter of verification on letterheard from the institute of employment, or a CPS ID to be eligible

**Intro to Pointe is not a drop-in class. Students must register for the full session, and be approved. Pick up an approval form at Reception. 

Classes

Classes

Basic Ballet

An introduction to ballet technique, no previous experience is required.


Beginning Ballet   

Appropriate for students with basic understanding and knowledge of ballet technique and that have taken basic ballet.

Keep Fit Ballet   

An intense hour long intermediate level ballet class- beginning with floor work, stretching, strengthening, and progressing to barre and center work.


Advanced Beginning Ballet   

For the experienced beginner, an introduction to new material and preparation for intermediate ballet.


Intermediate Ballet   

Technical proficiency and sufficient knowledge of ballet terminology required.

Intro to Pointe

9-Week Session - not a Drop-in Class
Teacher’s approval required

A 9-week class on basic beginning pointe work, classes will guide the students through pre-pointe preparation, finding a proper pointe shoe, sewing, and beginning pointe exercises. For the safety of the students, it is mandatory that they take two ballet technique classes a week. One of those classes must be the Joffrey Open Ballet class immediately before the Intro to Pointe Class (either Monday 6:30- 8:00pm for those enrolled in Monday Intro to Pointe, or Thursday 6:30-8:00pm for those enrolled in Thursday Intro to Pointe). Kim Sagami and Elizabeth Luse will need to approve student’s enrollment in pointe during their ballet technique class. It may take up to several weeks. Please pick up an approval form from reception as you check in for technique class.

Intro to Pointe Schedule:

Session 1
September 9 – November 10, 2013

    Monday 8:00-8:45pm
    Thursday 8:00-8:45pm

Registration begins on Tuesday, September 3

Session 2
November 11, 2013 – January 12, 2014

    Monday 8:00-8:45pm
    Thursday 8:00-8:45pm

Registration begins on Monday, November 4.
Please note: There will not be class on Thanksgiving, November 28th. The make-up class will be on January 16, 2014.

About Intro to Pointe Registration:

Students must be approved for Intro to Pointe prior to registering. Registration is available until each class is full (capacity: 16 students). The class is filled on a first come first served basis.

Advanced/Professional Ballet   

Technical proficiency required, a professional level class.


Classical Modern – Duncan Technique

Experience the technique of Isadora Duncan including floor, barre, locomotive movements & improvisation.

 

Basic Tap   

For the students with little or no tap experience.


Intermediate Tap

For the experienced tap dancer looking to refine technique.

 

Hip Hop

A high energy class with fun and challenging combinations that will build core strength and endurance.

 

Jazz

An upbeat class that will develop your musicality, creativity, endurance, and coordination.

 

Pilates

This is a core strengthening class with an emphasis on improving strength and flexibility, as well as awareness, efficiency, flow and stamina.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Vinyasa yoga is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling, all the while bringing the physical body to optimum health.

 

Zumba

Zumba is a dance-based fitness class that fuses Latin and International rhythms with easy-to-follow moves. It is designed for adults of all ages, and fitness levels.

Content

The Adult Open Division is designed for adult dancers of all ages and abilities. Whether a student has years of dance experience or wants to learn dance for the first time, the Academy has the perfect class. All classes are fun, educational, and challenging for working professionals and others interested in dance. The drop-in schedule allows for flexibility and variety offers a great workout to relieve daily stress.


Schedules

Second Semester Schedule 2014

Second Semester Dates: January 2014 - June 1, 2014

Summer Session Schedule 2014

Summer Session dates: June 2 - August 31, 2014

Class Prices:

Drop-in Class: $15.00
Professional Drop-in Class*: $10.00
College Student Drop-in Class*: $12.00
10 Class Card: $140.00
Professional 10 Class Card*: $90.00
College Student 10 Class Card*: $120.00

Intro to Pointe 9-week Session**: $125.00

* Must present a valid student ID, union card, letter of verification on letterheard from the institute of employment, or a CPS ID to be eligible

**Intro to Pointe is not a drop-in class. Students must register for the full session, and be approved. Pick up an approval form at Reception. 

Designed For: 
15 and up

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Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, is located in the Exelon Education Center at Joffrey Tower in Chicago, Illinois and is the only training program owned, operated or endorsed by The Joffrey Ballet. The Joffrey Ballet is not affiliated with any other Joffrey dance training or school program. For more information, please contact The Joffrey Ballet at 312.784.4600.