Spring 2020 (13 weeks)

Name
Days
Location
Monday Intro to Ballet and Choreography (suggested age: 4 through Kindergarten)
LJD's creative approach to early childhood dance education allows children to experience a joyous exploration of movement! Our classes are structured so that every young dancer feels confident and happy as they dance. Each class includes the basic positions and steps of early ballet technique while the pre-choreography portion of the class encourages a growing awareness of the use of shapes and levels as expressive tools. All elements are presented in an imaginative way with age appropriate images, games and songs. Our environment is always warm and supportive.
Monday
4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Burgdorff Center Maplewood
Ballet and Choreography I (1st and 2nd grade)
This class teaches a developmentally based ballet class followed by a section focusing on our students expanding their understanding of choreographic elements. At this age children are able to compose using choreographic tools such as: levels, theme and variation, canons, movement dynamics and spatial design.
Monday
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Burgdorff Center Maplewood
Ballet and Choreography II (3rd through 5th grade)
This class builds on the ballet curriculum of Ballet 1 while allowing beginners to participate. Through an individuated curriculum our student dancers will be both supported and challenged as they improve their technique. The class expands the range of classical ballet steps worked on as well as to emphasize the crucial importance of correct alignment. At this age students can begin to choreograph dances with more sophisticated components including canons, spatial design, exits and entrances and counterpoint. This class culminates in an open class in the Fall and an evening performance of our student's choreography on stage in the Spring
Monday
5:45 PM to 6:45 PM
Burgdorff Center Maplewood
Ballet and Choreography III (6th through 10th th grade)
Our 6th -10th graders are now working with more advanced versions of the exercises both in the technique and choreography sections of the class. The class welcomes beginners as well and works with them through individuated curriculum. Additional ballet movements and patterns, including adagio and allegro sections, are introduced. At this age students are able to compose using more advanced choreographic tools such as: counterpoint, theme and variation, canons, spatial and stage design as well as to begin to add a deeper understanding of how the dances link to music. Ballet 3 dancers will now increase their ability to use class steps within their creative work. This class culminates in an open class in the Fall and an evening performance of our student's choreography on stage in the Spring.
Monday
6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
Burgdorff Center Maplewood
Thursday Intro to Ballet and Choreography (suggested age: 3.3 through Kindergarten)
LJD's creative approach to early childhood dance education allows children to experience a joyous exploration of movement! Our classes are structured so that every young dancer feels confident and happy as they dance. Each class includes the basic positions and steps of early ballet technique while the pre-choreography portion of the class encourages a growing awareness of the use of shapes and levels as expressive tools. All elements are presented in an imaginative way with age appropriate images, games and songs. Our environment is always warm and supportive.
Thursday
4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Burgdorff Center Maplewood
Contemporary I
Thursday
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Burgdorff Center Maplewood
Contemporary II
Thursday
5:45 PM to 6:45 PM
Burgdorff Center Maplewood
Contemporary III
Thursday
6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
Burgdorff Center Maplewood
Creative Ballet
Saturday
9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Burgdorff Center Maplewood
Saturday Ballet and Choreography 1A (Age: Older 5's, Kindergarten and 1st grade)
This addition to our curriculum allows us to offer a class for those 5 year olds and first graders for whom a Saturday class is the best choice. Many of our 5 year olds and first graders have taken our Intro to Ballet or Creative Ballet during their preschool years and are ready for a class which keeps their joyful love of dance alive while adding technical skills. Building on the imaginative and creative curriculum our young dancers enjoy, we will be focusing on both ballet positions as well as basic movement patterns. The class is more structured as it includes more "across the floor" exercises which encourage young dancers to use their positions in sequences that move through space. Creative shape making and the use of early choreographic concepts such as symmetry, asymmetry and shape levels are included. A warm, nurturing class that builds on preschool level concepts! Please contact Lydia with any questions regarding placement for preschool and kindergarten age dancers. lydia@lydiajohnsondance.org

Saturday
10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Burgdorff Center Maplewood
Student Performance Company (10 sessions) by invitation
The LJD Student Company will be directed by Lydia with guest appearances by LJD’s professional Company members.

The LJD Student Company will allow us to expand the performing experience our dancers have, as well as to assemble a group of students who are imaginative and motivated to create well-crafted, evocative dances. Participating in the company will create new friendships, allow older ones to blossom and give the more experienced dancers at the LJD School a special place in our community. Company Dancers will have the opportunity to perform at least once during the session. In previous sessions the company has performed in NYC. Specific Dates are subject to change.

Saturday
11:15 AM to 12:30 PM
Burgdorff Center Maplewood

Joyful June Dance! (New)

Name
Days
Location
June Dance Exploration Workshops: Level 1 (1st and 2nd grade)
In this exciting and varied dance experience workshop, each week we will offer one of the following workshops: Hip Hop, Broadway Jazz, and Contemporary with LJD Repertory.
Thursday
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Burgdorff Center Maplewood
June Dance Exploration Workshops: Level 2 (3rd to 5th grade)
In this exciting and varied dance experience workshop, each week we will offer one of the following workshops: Hip Hop, Broadway Jazz, and Contemporary with LJD Repertory.
Thursday
5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Burgdorff Center Maplewood
June Dance Exploration Workshops: Level 3 (6th to 12th grade)
In this exciting and varied dance experience workshop, each week we will offer one of the following workshops: Hip Hop, Broadway Jazz, and Contemporary with LJD Repertory.
Thursday
6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Burgdorff Center Maplewood
Intro and Creative Ballet (Ages 3-6)
This class is a joyful dance experience combining our Intro to ballet with our Creative ballet curriculum with ballet basics woven into songs, stories, free dance sequences and a weekly surprise!
Saturday
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Burgdorff Center Maplewood
Classic Story Ballets (For Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders)
This class will include ballet basics in the context of experiencing 3 of the most important of the story ballets: Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. Hear the story and dance to the incredible music of these ballets following a beginning ballet sequence to keep our technique progressing.
Saturday
10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Burgdorff Center Maplewood

Summer Dance Camp at Home - 2020 - Week 1

Name
Days
Location
Mini Dance Camp at Home Week 1 (Ages 3-6)
For 3-6 yr olds, our Mini-Dance Camp includes 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.
Monday Wednesday Friday
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Burgdorff Center Maplewood
Dance Camp at Home- Week 1 (ages 6-14)
*For 6 years-through early high school our Dance Camp at Home includes Ballet, Contemporary, Choreography with dance history, Dancer of the Day- focusing on great dancers of our time, "snack and chat" break, dance scavenger hunts, dance games and choreography workshops allowing our creative dancers to develop their own dances with guidance and input. Using the Zoom platform's "break out-room" technology our classes will break into small groups for choreography and other dance experiences. We will have special Broadway Jazz and Hip Hop workshop days. LJD dancers and professional staff will teach a variety of dance classes each week. The day will start as it traditionally has with a fun Warm Up led by one of our teen interns and then an All Camp Meeting to outline the day. We will continue with many of our camp traditions such as "word of the week" and "make-a-dance" and our famed "name game". As always LJD welcomes new dancers of every level.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Burgdorff Center Maplewood

Summer Dance Camp at Home 2020 - Week 2

Name
Days
Location
Mini Dance Camp at Home Week 2 (Ages 3-6)
For 3-6 yr olds, our Mini-Dance Camp includes 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.
Monday Wednesday Friday
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Burgdorff Center Maplewood
Dance Camp at Home Week 2 (ages 6-14)
*For 6 years-through early high school our Dance Camp at Home includes Ballet, Contemporary, Choreography with dance history, Dancer of the Day- focusing on great dancers of our time, "snack and chat" break, dance scavenger hunts, dance games and choreography workshops allowing our creative dancers to develop their own dances with guidance and input. Using the Zoom platform's "break out-room" technology our classes will break into small groups for choreography and other dance experiences. We will have special Broadway Jazz and Hip Hop workshop days. LJD dancers and professional staff will teach a variety of dance classes each week. The day will start as it traditionally has with a fun Warm Up led by one of our teen interns and then an All Camp Meeting to outline the day. We will continue with many of our camp traditions such as "word of the week" and "make-a-dance" and our famed "name game". As always LJD welcomes new dancers of every level.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Burgdorff Center Maplewood

Summer Dance Camp at Home 2020 - Week 3

Name
Days
Location
Mini Dance Camp at Home Week 3 (Ages 3-6)
For 3-6 yr olds, our Mini-Dance Camp includes 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.
Monday Wednesday Friday
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Burgdorff Center Maplewood
Dance Camp at Home Week 3 (ages 6-14)
*For 6 years-through early high school our Dance Camp at Home includes Ballet, Contemporary, Choreography with dance history, Dancer of the Day- focusing on great dancers of our time, "snack and chat" break, dance scavenger hunts, dance games and choreography workshops allowing our creative dancers to develop their own dances with guidance and input. Using the Zoom platform's "break out-room" technology our classes will break into small groups for choreography and other dance experiences. We will have special Broadway Jazz and Hip Hop workshop days. LJD dancers and professional staff will teach a variety of dance classes each week. The day will start as it traditionally has with a fun Warm Up led by one of our teen interns and then an All Camp Meeting to outline the day. We will continue with many of our camp traditions such as "word of the week" and "make-a-dance" and our famed "name game". As always LJD welcomes new dancers of every level.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Burgdorff Center Maplewood


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