Dance - South Hills

Dance With Us!

The JCC offers classes that explore a variety of dance styles. Classes for school-age children and teens are organized by all levels. Students advance based on their ability to perform given steps. Adult dance classes are appropriate for first-time as well as previous dancers unless a level is specified.

Facilities
Fully equipped dance studio

Staff
Kathy Wayne, Dance Director, is a graduate of Point Park College with a B.A. in dance. Her professional credits include Tokyo Disneyland, Caesar’s Atlantic City and many productions with the Pittsburgh Playhouse.

Dance Styles

Preschool Dance
For our tiniest dancers, in Creative Movement we use imaginative play and musical activities to build strength, flexibility and body awareness, as well as gross motor skills, coordination and posture. A blend of basic dance movement and the use of props and stories make this a fun and rewarding experience.

In Pre-Ballet and Tap, beginning ballet skills and terminology are taught with an emphasis on coordination and musicality. Props and dramatic play help to bring out a dancer’s creative expression.

Ballet
Our ballet teaching method is based on the Vaganova, Cecchetti and Royal Academy of Dance syllabi. These classes consist of barre and center floor exercises.

Tap
Tap is the ultimate in rhythm training. Rhythm, musicality and sound clarity skills are introduced; each level builds on the previous one. Dancers learn a vocabulary of tap steps that will be used to develop fun and interesting choreography.

Jazz
Jazz dance incorporates modern dance, dance styles from Broadway musicals and Hollywood movies, and street, folk and popular dance. Students must be at least 7 years old.

Contemporary
This genre of concert dance is a blend of lyrical, modern and postmodern dance, including elements of classical ballet.

Hip Hop
Hip Hop dance includes a wide range of styles such as breaking, locking and popping that it is often freestyle (improvisational).

Registration for Fall Classes begins in mid-September 2017

Click here to register.

Little Stars 1: age 2½-3
A series of music and creative movement classes that
celebrate your child’s natural ability to move in an expressive way. These weekly 30-minute
classes are designed to
engage children through group and individual participation, which is vital for early childhood development.
$207

Little Stars 2 Creative Movement: ages 3-4
Our tiny dancers will build strength, flexibility and body awareness, as well as gross motor skills, coordination and posture. A blend of basic dance movement and the use of props make this a fun beginner class.
Fridays 3-3:30 pm

Shooting Stars Pre-Ballet and Tap: ages 4-5
Beginning tap and ballet skills and terminology are taught with an emphasis on coordination and musicality. Wednesdays 3:30-4:15 pm

Ballet/Tap 1: ages 5-6
Fridays
4-5 pm

Ballet/Tap 2: ages 6-8
Fridays
5-6 pm

Private Dance Instruction $50/hour; $320/8 one-hour classes
$25/half hour; $175/8 half-hour classes
Duet Dance Lesson
$45/hour; $280/8 one-hour classes
$25/half hour; $160/8 half-hour classes

Beginning Tap
Mondays
6:15-7:15 pm

Intermediate Tap
Wednesdays
5:30-6:30 pm

Introduction to Ballroom/
Social Dancing
Learn ballroom dance for exercise, a cruise, wedding or school dance, social etiquette or just for fun! Learn basic steps and patterns in the four most popular dances: foxtrot, swing/ freestyle, waltz and cha cha/salsa. Instructor: Kathy Burchill.

Mondays, 6:15-7:30 pm
$85; $120/community
Merengue/Disco
Mondays, 6:15-7:30 pm
$42; $60/community

Contact Us

Kathy Wayne

Dance Director
412-339-5414


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