Master Classes 2016-17

Location Name Class Days
Studio B
Master Ballet Class With Valery Lantratov
Master Class with Moscow's Valery Lantratov! August 12th 11:00 a.m -12:30 p.m. Ages 7+
Mark you calendars now!

Class will be an intermediate level and 90 minutes long. Moscow-born principal ballet dancer with the Moscow Stanislavski and Kremlin ballets and general director of the Russian National Ballet Foundation, Lantratov conducts master classes at Jean Marie Dance Studio!
"Chin up, chin up, do not dance in the shadows…"
He has been on tour for the past 10 years as part of an educational program for the arts and we are very pleased to have him! You will not want to miss this wonderful opportunity.
Saturday
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Free Classes 2017

Location Name Class Days
Studio B
Free Teen Adult Tap 12+ Sept. 4th
Teens and Adults will learn and work on basic rhythm patterns and combinations to fun up beat music. Performance technique and upper body strength will develop from weekly class and once the rhythms are mastered they are never forgotten!
Everyone is encouraged to move at their own pace without pressure. This class is a great workout! Learn how to become the music! Adults may choose to perform in June or simply take the class for fun!
Monday
6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Studio A
Free Pre-Dance 21/2-3
This class for 2.5-3-year old dancers is a great first dance class. It is an introduction to ballet while focusing on creative movement, stretching and dance expression. Dancers will have a chance to express themselves individually and interact with fellow dancers while building strength and discipline skills in a fun way.
* kids should be 2-1/2 at time of Registration. If your child is under 2.5 and you feel they will be fine in this class please contact Jean Marie at 410-304-2024.
Tuesday
4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Studio A
Free Tiny Tappers 4-6
Tiny Tappers – This class is a favorite for our little tappers~ learning the basics for tap dance and coordination skills, our dancers have fun dancing to upbeat music with high energy. The dancers learn to become the rhythm in music! Rhythm patterns and steps are taught and each child will have special moments to shine! Tap dances are always fun recital dances!
Tuesday
5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio B
Free Acro For Dancers 8+
This class for dancers will work on flexibility, acrobatic tricks, and tumbling. Each student will work at their own pace and master acrobatic skills over time. This class will not have a routine in recitals, but skills learned can be transferred to other dance forms and may be performed in dance choreography. The class will be working on beginner tricks and flexibility, for example: Splits, extensions, back flexibility, walkovers, different forms of handstands, and more enhanced tricks as the dancers improve, building upper body strength and flexibility.
Tuesday
6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Studio B
Free Kids Hip Hop 4-6
This is a wonderful class designed for both boys and girls. This Class provides a fun-filled high energy class environment designed to properly train dancers in technique, dance performance, vocabulary and ongoing skill development while having fun working as a team. We will begin learning basic hip hop dance, poppin and lockin, stretches, turns and fun dance combinations to popular music. Dancers will learn to properly warm up and get a chance to shine individually before taking it to the floor!
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Studio B
Free Adult Jazz/Hip Hop 17+
Adult class for Jazz and Hip Hop Dance - two highly energetic styles that are very much alive and changing, both born from a wide range of new music and old standards. Beginners will learn basic warm up, technique, floor work and across the floor exercises that will strengthen their dance ability and allow them to learn combinations and experience different dance styles to music of all genres. Everyone is encouraged to move at their own pace. June performance is optional!
Wednesday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Fall 2017-18

Location Name Class Days
PRIVATE LESSONS for Dance, Vocal and Acro!
PRIVATE LESSONS are available through appointments only $50 an hour. Please contact Jean Marie at jeanne@jeanmariedancestudio.com to make your private appointment now! Must be booked with payment 2 weeks prior and there are no cancellations/refunds for missed private lessons. Private lessons are a great way to master your art, choreography or a new skill such as singing, pointe or acro.

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Studio B
Beg/Int Ballet 7-10
Students begin learning classical ballet steps, basic barre and center floor with technique to prepare them for success in dance. Jean Marie Dance Studio firmly believes ballet is the foundation behind the most successful dancers. We embrace the masters of the past as well as the new and teach a variety of techniques: Cecchetti, Vaganova, Finis Jhung and Royal Academy of Dance. Students learn history, vocabulary and principles of body movement known as proper technique which is the basis of success in all forms of dance. Students will begin to learn the universal language of dance and the functions of the stage while building strength, flexibility and self confidence.
Monday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio A
Musical Theater/voice 6+
Great opportunity for singers! Musical Theatre Class/ Voice- Vocal coaching through different varieties of musical theatre repertoire. The class will focus on improving vocal technique through various warm-ups, exercises and rehearsals. Students will be expected to memorize and practice independently their group and solo pieces in between workshops to ensure performance ready material for the recital. In addition to vocal training, students will also be instructed in dancing while singing as well as theatrics and performance on stage. This class will prepare students for future audition and performance opportunities. 
Monday
5:45 PM to 6:45 PM
Studio B
Beg/Int Tap Ages 7-11
This class is a favorite for tappers~ learning the basics for tap dance and coordination skills, our dancers have fun dancing to upbeat music with high energy. The dancers learn to become the rhythm in music! Rhythm patterns, combinations and steps are taught and each child will have special moments to shine! Tap dances are always fun recital dances!!
Monday
6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Studio B
Intermediate/Advanced Jazz/Hip Hop 8-12
Jazz/Hip Hop for the experienced dancer who has taken beginner jazz/hip hop and can easily follow choreography. More advanced students tackle more complex choreography. All students learn to dance with proper technique and quality movement in the classical jazz tradition as well as hip hop and other jazz styles. Many advanced leaps,jumps and turns will be introduced in this class. We will experience a variety of styles including: Fosse. Lyrical Jazz,Broadway, Contemporary, Jazz Funk and more throughout the year!

Monday
6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Studio B
Adult Ballet
Adult Ballet is a wonderful class for adults all ages from absolute beginners to those with past experience. We will start the core basics developing strength and work on our barre, proper technique, center floor, petite & grand allegro and turns in a variety of classical styles including: Cecchetti, Vaganova, Royal Academy of Dance and the newest of masters: Finis Jhung Technique. Adult students will have options to move at their own pace. This class will go beyond the basics throughout the year as well. A Moderate yet challenging ballet class. Recital is optional for this class.
Monday
7:45 PM to 9:00 PM
Studio A
Pre-Dance
This class for 2.5-3-year old dancers is a great first dance class. It is an introduction to ballet while focusing on creative movement, stretching and dance expression. Dancers will have a chance to express themselves individually and interact with fellow dancers while building strength and discipline skills in a fun way.
* kids should be 2-1/2 at time of Registration. If your child is under 2.5 and you feel they will be fine in this class please contact Jean Marie at 410-304-2024.
Tuesday
4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Studio A
Creative Movement
This dance class is a great class for our little ones. This is where it begins. Young dancers (4&5) focus on natural movement, including stretching, music appreciation and counting music beats. The language of dance (French) is introduced along with ballet basics. Dance technique is revealed in a stimulating environment building strength and self confidence, with some group interaction, while always encouraging individual personality.
Tuesday
4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Studio B
Intermediate Ballet 13+
Intermediate Ballet class for dancers who have had ballet 2+ years will expand classical ballet technique, terminology, barre and center floor to prepare them to move forward to more complicated combinations and terminology and reaching pointe shoe goals. Turns and Leaps and reinforcing ballet basics will help them advance so that they can perform center stage with ease in any style of dance. This is a great second class to add for pointe requirements (to dance en pointe dancers should be in 3 Ballet classes weekly).
Tuesday
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio A
Tiny Tappers 4-6
Tiny Tappers – This class is a favorite for our little tappers~ learning the basics for tap dance and coordination skills, our dancers have fun dancing to upbeat music with high energy. The dancers learn to become the rhythm in music! Rhythm patterns and steps are taught and each child will have special moments to shine! Tap dances are always fun recital dances!
Tuesday
5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio B
Acro For Dancers
This class for dancers will work on flexibility, acrobatic tricks, and tumbling. Each student will work at their own pace and master acrobatic skills over time. This class will not have a routine in recitals, but skills learned can be transferred to other dance forms and may be performed in dance choreography. The class will be working on beginner tricks and flexibility, for example: Splits, extensions, back flexibility, walkovers, different forms of handstands, and more enhanced tricks as the dancers improve, building upper body strength and flexibility.
Tuesday
6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Studio A
Lyrical Ballet 6-10y
This Ballet Class has the basic ballet technique training with a lilting style of dance that uses the ballet technique along with other dance forms. Lyrical is a poetic feel associated with the movements and the steps flow from the one to the next allowing the dancers to express themselves to the music more freely. This class passes as a ballet class requirement.


Tuesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Studio A
Beginner/Intermediate Jazz/Hip Hop 7-11
This class is a favorite for all age groups! Dancing to upbeat music, this class offers strong dance technique skills, coordination skills, stretching and performance technique. Everyone is encouraged to move at their own level. Classes are designed age appropriate and as always, ballet training is recommended. We will learn many different ageless dance styles from the 60's to the latest hip-hop moves poppin and lockin -Broadway's Fosse to jazz funk!
Tuesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Studio B
Inter/Adv Jazz/Hip Hop 13+
More advanced students tackle more complex choreography. Dancers should have at least 3 years of Jazz/hip hop prior to class. This advanced class will enforce proper technique in traditional jazz, lyrical movement as well as hip hop. Many new jumps, leaps and technical dance moves will be introduced. From Fosse to Lyrical Jazz to Jazz Funk ALL STYLES throughout the year. This class must be approved and/or auditioned for.

Tuesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Studio B
Contemporary 2 (ballet required)
In this advanced class students will be learning contemporary dance styles from numerous origins developed over the past century - and developing still. Ballet class is required weekly . This class is designed to allow dancers to break away from the strict techniques of ballet. Contemporary dance is one of the most expressive styles of dance. Students have an opportunity to be creative during this class. No one is meant to dance with precisely the same style in contemporary dance. Everyone is unique. We will concentrate on lengthening our movements through warm-ups, stretches, floor work, and combinations.
Tuesday
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Studio B
Kids Hip Hop 4-6
This is a wonderful class designed for both boys and girls. This Class provides a fun-filled high energy class environment designed to properly train dancers in technique, dance performance, vocabulary and ongoing skill development while having fun working as a team. We will begin learning basic hip hop dance, poppin and lockin, stretches, turns and fun dance combinations to popular music. Dancers will learn to properly warm up and get a chance to shine individually before taking it to the floor!
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Studio A
Contemporary I ages 8+
– Students will begin learning technique and contemporary dance styles from numerous origins developed over the past century – and developing still. This class is designed to allow dancers to break away from the strict techniques of ballet. Contemporary dance is one of the most expressive styles of dance. Students have an opportunity to be creative during this class. No one is meant to dance with precisely the same style in contemporary dance. Everyone is unique. We will concentrate on lengthening our movements through warm-ups, stretches, floor work, and combinations.
Wednesday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Studio B
Petite Ballet 2 (by approval)
Petite Ballet 2 Ages 5-8 - For students who have completed Pre-dance/Creative Movement and or Ballet for one year and are ready to move to a more technical / formal class including barre work, proper technique and terminology, center floor, turns and leaps and allegro. This class must be approved by Jean Marie prior to registration. 443-994-8561.
Wednesday
5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Studio A
Petite Ballet I
Students ages 5-6 begin learning classical ballet steps, basic barre and center floor with technique to prepare them for success in dance. Jean Marie Dance Studio firmly believes ballet is the foundation behind the most successful dancers. Stepping out of creative movement students will begin to learn the language of dance and the functions of the stage while building strength, flexibility and self confidence. Finis Jhung technique is the cornerstone of ballet instruction at JMDS.
Wednesday
6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Studio B
Pointe Conditioning Wed (Ballet Required)
For ballet students ages 9+ aiming to go en pointe, we begin preparing the legs and feet for pointe work with an intensive ballet barre and strength-building exercises. Dancers follow a rigorous course of physical therapy (PT) exercises combined with barre and center-work to ensure proper alignment, balance, muscle tone and core strength followed by structured ballet center floor excercise, those on pointe will dance on their toes and develop strength each at their own pace. Students must be enrolled in a basic ballet class as well. Students will start this class in ballet shoes and will progress at their own pace to pre-pointe/demi-pointe. Students are strongly encouraged to take 3 ballet and/or pointe conditioning classes a week to prepare for pointe shoes!
Wednesday
6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Studio B
Int/Adv Ballet 8-12
This Ballet class is for the experienced dancer ready for a more challenging ballet class. Class will reinforce classical ballet technique, terminology, barre and center floor work to prepare them to move forward to more complicated combinations and terminology. Turns and Leaps and reinforcing ballet basics will help them advance so that they can perform center stage with ease in any style of dance. Finis Jhung technique as well as Checchetti, RAD and Vaganova technique will be used throughout the year.
Wednesday
7:15 PM to 8:30 PM
Studio A
Adult Jazz/Hip Hop
Adult class for Jazz and Hip Hop Dance - two highly energetic styles that are very much alive and changing, both born from a wide range of new music and old standards. Beginners will learn basic warm up, technique, floor work and across the floor exercises that will strengthen their dance ability and allow them to learn combinations and experience different dance styles to music of all genres. Everyone is encouraged to move at their own pace. June performance is optional!
Wednesday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Studio B
Beg/Int Jazz/Hip Hop 10-16
Jazz and Hip Hop are two highly energetic styles that are very much alive and changing, both born from a wide range of new music and old standards. Beginners will learn basic warmup, technique, floor work and across the floor exercises that will strengthen their dance ability and allow them to learn combinations and experience different dance styles to music of all genres.
Thursday
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Studio B
Beg/Int Ballet 10-16
Students begin learning classical ballet steps, basic barre and center floor, turns and leaps with technique to prepare them for success in dance. Jean Marie Dance Studio firmly believes ballet is the foundation behind the most successful dancers. Students will begin to learn the language of dance and the functions of the stage while building strength, flexibility and self confidence. Although different techniques will be taught. Finis Jhung technique is the cornerstone of ballet instruction in Jean Marie's class.
Thursday
5:45 PM to 7:00 PM
Studio A
Int/Adv Tap 10+
For the experienced tap dancer who wants a more challenging class this is a class for ages 10+. We will learn tap steps and combinations to all styles of music, full of energy and rhythm.
Thursday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Studio B
Pointe Conditioning (Ballet Required)
For ballet students ages 9+ aiming to go en pointe, we begin preparing the legs and feet for pointe work with an intensive ballet barre and strength-building exercises. Dancers follow a rigorous course of physical therapy (PT) exercises combined with barre and center-work to ensure proper alignment, balance, muscle tone and core strength followed by structured ballet center floor excercise, those on pointe will dance on their toes and develope strength each at their own pace. Students must be enrolled in a ballet class. Students will start this class in ballet shoes and will progress at their own pace to pre-pointe/demi-pointe. Students are strongly encouraged to take 3 ballet and/or pointe conditioning classes a week to prepare for pointe shoes!
Thursday
7:00 PM to 7:45 PM
Studio B
Advanced Ballet/Pointe 12+
This Ballet and/or Pointe class is for the experienced dancer ready to advance and who has had 3+ years of ballet. The class will begin with an intense barre designed for ballet and Pointe dancers and will work on technique, leaps, turns and combinations in a professional way. This class is by approval and or audition only.
Thursday
7:45 PM to 9:00 PM
Repertoire
Repertiore Class is a non competitive performance Team/Company preparation class where students will work on choreography, creating choreography consistently in an organized way on a weekly basis together as a group to be performance ready for those wanting to perform and step up and audition when opportunities arise. Those registered must be studying weekly in at least two ballet classes and a Jazz/hip hop and/or Contemporary class. We will learn to work together respecting each others artistic expressions and growth and explore creation in performance, talent and technique.
Friday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Studio A
Pre-Dance Saturday
This class for 2.5-3-year old dancers is a great first dance class. It is an introduction to ballet while focusing on creative movement, stretching and dance expression. Dancers will have a chance to express themselves individually and interact with fellow dancers while building strength and discipline skills in a fun way.
* kids should be 2-1/2 at time of Registration. If your child is under 2.5 and you feel they will be fine in this class please contact Jean Marie at 410-304-2024.
Saturday
9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Studio A
Little Star Combo 4-5
This class is designed according to age-level and will introduce your child a variety of dance styles and techniques. ...Classical ballet- to learn the language of dance with technique and proper training; Tap dance- learning basic coordination skills and music appreciation with rhythm patterns and combinations.
Dancers will have a great time learning and dancing to their favorite songs. They will perform more than one recital dance. These classes will increase your child's dancing ability in all dance styles to cultivate a versatile performer and prepare them for the next step to individual classes. *two costumes will be needed for recital!
Saturday
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Studio B
JR Star Combo 5-8
This class is designed and age appropriate for your child with a variety of dance styles and techniques. ...Classical ballet- to learn the language of dance with technique and proper training; Tap dance- learning basic coordination skills and music appreciation with rhythm patterns and Hip Hop Dance.
The combo class will include barre work in ballet, terminology, technique and basic jazz/hip hop and Contemporary styles as well as tap and they will have a great time learning and dancing to their favorite songs. They will perform more than one recital dance. These classes will increase your child's dancing ability in all dance styles to cultivate a versatile performer however for the serious dancer, individual classes are required for the best possible training! *two recital costumes required!
Saturday
10:45 AM to 11:45 AM