Classes

DFJ 2021 Fall Season

Name
Days
Location
Hip Hop 1
​Hip Hop Beginner
Hip-hop dance is easily one of the most popular dance forms these days, and we understand why! Not only do the children get to move along to some of the popular modern music, but they also get to utilize different dance styles and have an amazing time while doing it.
It is incredibly dynamic and will help improve the dancer’s flexibility, coordination, freestyle moves, and so much more.
​Benefits of Hip Hop Class
Keeps Them Active and Healthy
Body Balance
Ability to Follow Directions
Improved Coordination​
Express Emotions
Fun!
And So Much More
Dress code
Girls: Black leggings or dance shorts, T-shirt & sneakers; Hair in a ponytail
Boys: Black Shorts or pants, T-shirt & sneakers
Monday
1:30 PM to 2:25 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Praise and Worship 1
Praise & worship classes is a special class that offers Students to learn innovative dance routines from contemporary, jazz, lyrical, and more to express and praise the Lord.
Benefits of Praise & Worship Classes
Dress Code
Improves Their Health
Lets Them Be Creative
Cognitive Development​
Helps Them With Rhythm​
Express Emotions
Fun!
And So Much More
Girls: Black leotard, pink tights, pink canvas ballet shoes
​Boys: White T-shirt, black pants or shorts, black ballet shoes
Monday
2:30 PM to 3:25 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Tap 1 Beginners
Tap is a rhythmic combination of sounds using the toes and heels while wearing shoes fitted with metal taps. It is honestly one of the most fun classes a dancer can take! While we all tap our feet to a song that we like, in tap, the dancer creates even more sound while combining specific moves and techniques.
Dancing for Joy offers multiple tap dancing classes for children of all skill levels, even if they are brand new to dance. You can rely on our incredible staff to encourage them to tap their way to success.
It is a great workout that provides multiple health benefits and helps teach them about the importance of living an active lifestyle. Tap also encourages them to expand their creativity when performing and also teaches self-discipline, poise, and grace! Not to mention, when they start understanding the moves and getting better, their confidence will be boosted as well! We promise that your child will look forward to their classes!
Benefits of Tap Classes
Improves Their Health
Socializing
Cognitive Development
Lets Them Be Creative
Helps Them With Rhythm

Dress code
Girls: Black leotard, black dance shorts, pink tights, tan tap shoes; Hair in a bun
Boys: White T-shirt, black jazz pants or black shorts, black tap shoes
Monday
3:30 PM to 4:25 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Ballet, Tap, and Acro Combo Age 3-4 year
Monday
5:30 PM to 6:25 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Ballet/Lyrical Level 1
Fundamentals of Ballet for age 5-12. Ballet barre, technique, across the floor, and choreography
Monday
6:30 PM to 7:25 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Hip Hop Level 1
Hip-hop dance is easily one of the most popular dance forms these days, and we understand why! Not only do the children get to move along to some of the popular modern music, but they also get to utilize different dance styles and have an amazing time while doing it.
It is incredibly dynamic and will help improve the dancer’s flexibility, coordination, freestyle moves, and so much more.
Monday
7:30 PM to 8:25 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Ballet 1- Miss Kate
Ballet - Focusing on ballet technique, proper body alignment, French terminology, coordination, discipline, improving balance, and musicality. This class will also focus on positions of the arms, direction of the body and increased movement vocabulary, as well as strengthening. Ballet technique, barre, across the floor, flexibility, and choreography.
Tuesday
2:30 PM to 3:25 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Jazz 1
Jazz is one of the most enjoyable dance forms that your child can take. Your child will be learning different combinations, exploring different styles of music, figuring out how to express their emotions, and so much more in this dance class.
While jazz music is great to listen to, it’s even better to dance to! Our dance classes emphasize musicality and coordination, body alignment, rhythm, and stylization. Jazz uses bold, dramatic movements including body isolation's and contractions. By following their teacher’s instructions, they will be enhancing their ability to listen and follow what they are told. They will be learning proper dance technique such as isolation's of the body, improving performance quality and developing rhythms and patterns. If they have just begun their dancing career, they’ll learn that the more attentive they are, the better they will become, and this will help with their self-confidence as well. Our class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolation's, across-the-floor progressions, combinations and choreography.
Tuesday
3:30 PM to 4:25 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Ballet 3/4 Pre-Pointe
Pre-pointe ballet classes are offered to ballet students who are not yet on pointe to further develop and strengthen the muscles necessary to go en pointe. Pre-pointe classes stress correct alignment and correct classical ballet technique.Focusing on ballet technique, proper body alignment, French terminology, coordination, discipline, improving balance, and musicality.
Tuesday
4:30 PM to 5:25 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Ballet 4/5 Technique only no Recital
Focusing on technique will ensure a dancer's longevity, prevent injuries, build strength and flexibility, and refine movement quality. All of which provide technically skilled dancers with the ability to dance using correct body placement, alignment, and beautiful lines.
Tuesday
5:30 PM to 6:25 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Hip Hop 3/4/5
​Hip Hop Advanced
Hip-hop dance is easily one of the most popular dance forms these days, and we understand why! Not only do the children get to move along to some of the popular modern music, but they also get to utilize different dance styles and have an amazing time while doing it.
It is incredibly dynamic and will help improve the dancer’s flexibility, coordination, freestyle moves, and so much more.
​Benefits of Hip Hop Class
Keeps Them Active and Healthy
Body Balance
Ability to Follow Directions
Improved Coordination​
Express Emotions
Fun!
And So Much More
Dress code
Girls: Black leggings or dance shorts, T-shirt & sneakers; Hair in a ponytail
Boys: Black Shorts or pants, T-shirt & sneakers
Wednesday
4:30 PM to 5:25 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Ballet 2/3/4
Ballet - Focusing on ballet technique, proper body alignment, French terminology, coordination, discipline, improving balance, and musicality. This class will also focus on positions of the arms, direction of the body and increased movement vocabulary, as well as strengthening. Ballet technique, barre, across the floor, flexibility, and choreography.
Wednesday
5:30 PM to 6:25 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Lyrical/Contemporary 2/3/4
The fusion of ballet and jazz technique. Expression from inner emotions is a primary factor in choreographing and interpreting this art form. Lyrical dance interprets music and words, showing the emotion of the contents of the music. This class will incorporate modern as well.
Wednesday
6:30 PM to 7:25 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Jazz 2/3/4
Jazz is a fun dance style that relies on originality and improvisation. It uses bold, dramatic movements including body isolation's and contractions. Class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolation's of the body, improving performance quality and developing rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, and Contemporary. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, combinations and choreography.
Wednesday
7:30 PM to 8:25 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Jazz 2/3
Jazz is a fun dance style that relies on originality and improvisation. It uses bold, dramatic movements including body isolation's and contractions. Class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolation's of the body, improving performance quality and developing rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, and Contemporary. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolation's, across-the-floor progressions, combinations and choreography.
Thursday
1:15 PM to 2:10 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Ballet 2/3
Focusing on ballet technique, proper body alignment, French terminology, coordination, discipline, improving balance, and musicality. This class will also focus on positions of the arms, direction of the body and increased movement vocabulary, as well as strengthening. Ballet technique, barre, across the floor, flexibility, and choreography.In high level classes, attention is paid to the proper extension of the legs and shape of the feet, developing movement sequences, port de bras and balance. Students will see an increase in difficulty in barre and center work. Students will also focus on repetition and retention, and pre pointe work.
Thursday
2:15 PM to 3:10 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Tap 4/5 & Joy Company
In general, tap is a rhythmic combination of sounds using the toes and heels while wearing shoes fitted with metal taps. It is honestly one of the most fun classes a dancer can take! While we all tap our feet to a song that we like, in tap, the dancer creates even more sound while combining specific moves and techniques.
Dancing for Joy offers multiple tap dancing classes for children of all skill levels, even if they are brand new to dance. You can rely on our incredible staff to encourage them to tap their way to success.
It is a great workout that provides multiple health benefits and helps teach them about the importance of living an active lifestyle. Tap also encourages them to expand their creativity when performing and also teaches self-discipline, poise, and grace! Not to mention, when they start understanding the moves and getting better, their confidence will be boosted as well! We promise that your child will look forward to their classes!
Benefits of Tap Classes
Improves Their Health
Socializing
Cognitive Development
Lets Them Be Creative
Helps Them With Rhythm
It’s Fun!​
Dres
Thursday
4:15 PM to 5:10 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Lyrical/Contemporary 4/5
Lyrical is the fusion of ballet and jazz technique. Expression from inner emotions is a primary factor in choreographing and interpreting this art form. Lyrical dance interprets music and words, showing the emotion of the contents of the music. This class will also incorporate modern.


Thursday
5:15 PM to 6:10 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Ballet 5
Focusing on ballet technique, proper body alignment, French terminology, coordination, discipline, improving balance, and musicality. This class will also focus on positions of the arms, direction of the body and increased movement vocabulary, as well as strengthening. Ballet technique, barre, across the floor, flexibility, and choreography. In high level classes, attention is paid to the proper extension of the legs and shape of the feet, developing movement sequences, port de bras and balance. Students will see an increase in difficulty in barre and center work. Students will also focus on repetition and retention, point and pre pointe work.
Thursday
6:15 PM to 7:10 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Jazz 5
Jazz is a fun dance style that relies on originality and improvisation. It uses bold, dramatic movements including body isolation's and contractions. Class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolation's of the body, improving performance quality and developing rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, and Contemporary. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolation's, across-the-floor progressions, combinations and choreography.
Thursday
7:35 PM to 8:30 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Hip Hop 1
​Hip Hop
Hip-hop dance is easily one of the most popular dance forms these days, and we understand why! Not only do the children get to move along to some of the popular modern music, but they also get to utilize different dance styles and have an amazing time while doing it.
It is incredibly dynamic and will help improve the dancer’s flexibility, coordination, freestyle moves, and so much more.
​Benefits of Hip Hop Class
Keeps Them Active and Healthy
Body Balance
Ability to Follow Directions
Improved Coordination​
Express Emotions
Fun!
And So Much More
Dress code
Girls: Black leggings or dance shorts, T-shirt & sneakers; Hair in a ponytail
Boys: Black Shorts or pants, T-shirt & sneakers
Friday
3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Acro/Trapeze 1
Acro - Acro builds on the foundation of tumbling and is for the advanced tumbling student. Prerequisites for Acro 2 include Front and back walkover, cartwheel, handstand, backbend. In Acro Level 2, students work on aerials, front and back handsprings, and advanced tumbling tricks. Overall flexibility, especially back flexibility is a major component of this class. Have fun learning proper technique, discipline & flexibility.
Trapeze- Arial Yoga swing or Trapeze suspended from the ceiling allowing students to perform postures that they may not ordinarily be able to attempt on the acro mat or Arial yoga moves. They will build on the moves they have learned from Trapeze 1.
Friday
4:30 PM to 5:25 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Ballet 1
Ballet - Focusing on ballet technique, proper body alignment, French terminology, coordination, discipline, improving balance, and musicality. This class will also focus on positions of the arms, direction of the body and increased movement vocabulary, as well as strengthening. Ballet technique, barre, across the floor, flexibility, and choreography.
Lyrical - Lyrical is the fusion of ballet and jazz technique. Expression from inner emotions is a primary factor in choreographing and interpreting this art form. Lyrical dance interprets music and words, showing the emotion of the contents of the music.
Friday
5:30 PM to 6:25 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Ballet 2/3
Ballet - Focusing on ballet technique, proper body alignment, French terminology, coordination, discipline, improving balance, and musicality. This class will also focus on positions of the arms, direction of the body and increased movement vocabulary, as well as strengthening. Ballet technique, barre, across the floor, flexibility, and choreography.
Friday
6:30 PM to 7:25 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Jazz 2/3
Jazz is a fun dance style that relies on originality and improvisation. It uses bold, dramatic movements including body isolation's and contractions. Class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolation's of the body, improving performance quality and developing rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, and Contemporary. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolation's, across-the-floor progressions, combinations and choreography.
Friday
7:30 PM to 8:25 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Acro/Trapeze 2/3
Acro - Acro builds on the foundation of tumbling and is for the advanced tumbling student. Prerequisites for Acro 2 include Front and back walkover, cartwheel, handstand, backbend. In Acro Level 2, students work on aerials, front and back handsprings, and advanced tumbling tricks. Overall flexibility, especially back flexibility is a major component of this class. Have fun learning proper technique, discipline & flexibility.
Trapeze- Arial Yoga swing or Trapeze suspended from the ceiling allowing students to perform postures that they may not ordinarily be able to attempt on the acro mat or Arial yoga moves. They will build on the moves they have learned from Trapeze 1.
Friday
8:30 PM to 9:25 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Ballet, Tap & Acro 2-3 year old Combo Class
Combination class is designed for students to express their individuality through the art of dance. Ballet/Tap/Acro; learning the basics of all, learning proper technique, discipline, class room setting, choreography, and flexibility. We have fun with a program called princess ballerina & theme each month, reward system for learning and awards for completing months lesson.
Saturday
9:10 AM to 9:55 AM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Ballet, Tap & Acro 3-4 year old Combo Class
Combination class is designed for students to express their individuality through the art of dance. Ballet/Tap/Acro; learning the basics of all, learning proper technique, discipline, class room setting, choreography, and flexibility. We have fun with a program called princess ballerina & theme each month, reward system for learning and awards for completing months lesson.
Saturday
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Ballet/Jazz 1
Focusing on ballet technique, proper body alignment, French terminology, coordination, discipline, improving balance, and musicality. This class will also focus on positions of the arms, direction of the body and increased movement vocabulary, as well as strengthening. Ballet technique, barre, across the floor, flexibility, and choreography.
Jazz is a fun dance style that relies on originality and improvisation. It uses bold, dramatic movements including body isolation's and contractions. Class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolation's of the body, improving performance quality and developing rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, and Contemporary. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, combinations and choreography.
Saturday
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Flow 3-4 Year Ballet Tap & Acro Class
Combination class is designed for students to express their individuality through the art of dance. Ballet/Tap/Acro; learning the basics of all, learning proper technique, discipline, class room setting, choreography, and flexibility. We have fun with a program called princess ballerina & theme each month, reward system for learning and awards for completing months lesson.
Monday
12:30 PM to 1:25 PM
Flow Fitness
Flow Praise & Worship 1/2
Students will learn innovative dance routines from contemporary, jazz, lyrical, and more to express and praise the Lord.
Wednesday
11:30 AM to 12:25 PM
Flow Fitness
Flow Acro/Trapeze Level 1/2
In this class, we combine Acro and Trapeze for a unique classroom experience. In Acro, students work on Front and back walkover, cartwheel, handstand, backbend, forward and backward rolls. While In Trapeze students work on the fundamentals of being upside down. They will master movements increasing their strength and core muscles.
Wednesday
12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Flow Fitness
Flow Hip Hop 1/2
Focusing on ballet technique, proper body alignment, French terminology, coordination, discipline, improving balance, and musicality. This class will also focus on positions of the arms, direction of the body and increased movement vocabulary, as well as strengthening. Ballet technique, barre, across the floor, flexibility, and choreography.
Wednesday
1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Flow Fitness
Flow Jazz Level 1/2
Jazz is a fun dance style that relies on originality and improvisation. It uses bold, dramatic movements including body isolation's and contractions. Class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolation's of the body, improving performance quality and developing rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, and Contemporary. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, combinations and choreography.
Wednesday
2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Flow Fitness

Fall/Winter Camps 2021 Season

Name
Days
Location
Frozen Winter Camp
"Be STRONG like Elsa, be POSITIVE like Anna, be SELFLESS like Cristoff, be HAPPY like Olaf!"

Your favorite Frozen friends are visiting the studio this winter!! Please join us on Monday 12/20 and Tuesday 12/21 from 9:00am-2:00pm. (Young children must be potty-trained)
Monday Tuesday
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Progressive Ballet Training (PBT) Levels 2 & 3
PROGRESSING BALLET TECHNIQUE for Levels 2 & 3:

2- Day Camp, Mon/Tues. December 29th & 30th (Zoom is also available by request):
Progressing Ballet Technique is a program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon to help students advance in all dance forms by training muscle memory. PBT focuses on core stability, weight placement, and alignment. We'll be running Anatomy and Nutrition

You will need to bring to this camp: Yoga Blocks, Water, Snacks & Lunch, Pilates Ball, 0.5 lb Weights for arms or legs

We Provide: Theraband, Yoga Mat, All Printed Material about Nutrition

More Information: Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program that has been designed to enhance students' technique by focusing on training the muscle memory required in each exercise in all forms of dance. It is a unique training system using ballet-technique specific exercises to train skill acquisition in a graded and progressive manner from junior through to advanced levels. PBT helps teachers around the world prepare their students to receive the strength they need to achieve their personal best.

The program helps with injury prevention and rehabilitation and enhances the ability of athletes to perform at their best. It can be difficult for students to feel which muscles initiate the correct alignment in training. However, with the use of an exercise ball, the students gain a great sense of posture and weight-placement whilst feeling each correct muscle group working throughout each exercise, which then stays with them when whilst performing in dance or their chosen field of sport

PBT focuses on core strength, weight placement, and alignment of the body with a gradual approach of carefully designed exercises and repetitions of these exercises that trigger their muscle memory. The program is designed with safe dance methodology to promote a long, healthy career and is now being taught by over 4000+ certified teachers worldwide and over 3500 schools globally have added PBT classes in their curriculum for students.

PBT is not only a program to improve technique in ballet dancers, it is now being appreciated and incorporated in training by all forms of dancers, athletes, physiotherapists, and even footballers!

MEET MARIE WALTON-MAHON, THE FOUNDER OF PROGRESSING BALLET TECHNIQUE:

Marie has been known for her creative teaching skills for almost 4 decades and has trained many professional dancers and teachers’ worldwide. Marie’s former ballet training was in Newcastle Australia passing all RAD examinations including Honours in Advanced and the Solo Seal award in 1970. In 1971, she continued her studies in France with a scholarship at the Rosella Hightower School In Cannes before being offered a professional contract to join Les Ballet de Marseille, under the artistic direction of Roland Petit. The company toured to Paris with the late great Maya Plisetskaya.

“I was asked by Maya Plisetskaya to join her while she practiced a particular floor barre before classes. I noticed her setting up her mind and body before class each day and I noticed when doing this myself, I performed better. This experience instilled in me the hunger to learn more about the importance of the dancers’ body and their preparation to perform at a high standard and maintain a healthy body.”

Marie’s personal career was cut short in 1973 when her father suffered a heart attack and she was required back home in Australia. She then opened up her own school in 1974.

“I found a new passion in teaching and assisting every child to obtain their personal best in training. I studied books in anatomy and in 1979 trained with Valerie Greig who wrote the book, Inside Ballet Technique, that inspired my continual learning with innovative teaching styles.”

During the 1980s, many graduates from her school were taking up positions in prestigious Pre-Professional schools and positions in acclaimed ballet companies. In the mid 90’s she commenced working with a group of 10-year-old students with the use of stability balls and after only 3 months the students became so aware of their posture, alignment, and weight-placement that it encouraged Marie to explore more exercises around the concept of removing the floor and setting up the proprioception in the mind and body, ready for the classroom.

In 2005 Marie experimented with these exercises, which created the foundation for the PBT program, with a 16-year-old male dancer, Daniel Roberge, who had no former ballet training. He was instructed to practice PBT daily alongside ballet classes in order for him to display the improvement. He improved so much that in 2007, two years after his first ballet lesson, he sat for all senior ballet examinations and was awarded the silver medal at the Genèe International Competition in Singapore. The next year, Daniel signed a contract with Washington Ballet. Marie acknowledges that nothing takes the place of good ballet training, however, convinced that alongside ballet training, PBT accelerates technique.

In 2012, Marie was tutoring teachers for the Royal Academy of Dance, showing the teachers a couple of exercises to improve the students’ alignment and stability. It was at this course that the teachers requested Marie to film all of her work and share her findings. Three DVDs and an online training program later, Progressing Ballet Technique’s teacher training courses sell out around the globe and is being officially taught in thousands of schools across 40 countries.

Wednesday Thursday
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Progressive Ballet Training (PBT) Levels 4 & 5
PROGRESSING BALLET TECHNIQUE for Levels 4 & 5:

2- Day Camp, Wed/Thurs December 29th & 30th (Zoom is also available by request):
Progressing Ballet Technique is a program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon to help students advance in all dance forms by training muscle memory. PBT focuses on core stability, weight placement, and alignment. We'll be running Anatomy and Nutrition

You will need to bring to this camp: Yoga Blocks, Water, Snacks & Lunch, Pilates Ball, 0.5 lb Weights for arms or legs

We Provide: Theraband, Yoga Mat, All Printed Material about Nutrition

More Information: Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program that has been designed to enhance students' technique by focusing on training the muscle memory required in each exercise in all forms of dance. It is a unique training system using ballet-technique specific exercises to train skill acquisition in a graded and progressive manner from junior through to advanced levels. PBT helps teachers around the world prepare their students to receive the strength they need to achieve their personal best.

The program helps with injury prevention and rehabilitation and enhances the ability of athletes to perform at their best. It can be difficult for students to feel which muscles initiate the correct alignment in training. However, with the use of an exercise ball, the students gain a great sense of posture and weight-placement whilst feeling each correct muscle group working throughout each exercise, which then stays with them when whilst performing in dance or their chosen field of sport

PBT focuses on core strength, weight placement, and alignment of the body with a gradual approach of carefully designed exercises and repetitions of these exercises that trigger their muscle memory. The program is designed with safe dance methodology to promote a long, healthy career and is now being taught by over 4000+ certified teachers worldwide and over 3500 schools globally have added PBT classes in their curriculum for students.

PBT is not only a program to improve technique in ballet dancers, it is now being appreciated and incorporated in training by all forms of dancers, athletes, physiotherapists, and even footballers!

MEET MARIE WALTON-MAHON, THE FOUNDER OF PROGRESSING BALLET TECHNIQUE:

Marie has been known for her creative teaching skills for almost 4 decades and has trained many professional dancers and teachers’ worldwide. Marie’s former ballet training was in Newcastle Australia passing all RAD examinations including Honours in Advanced and the Solo Seal award in 1970. In 1971, she continued her studies in France with a scholarship at the Rosella Hightower School In Cannes before being offered a professional contract to join Les Ballet de Marseille, under the artistic direction of Roland Petit. The company toured to Paris with the late great Maya Plisetskaya.

“I was asked by Maya Plisetskaya to join her while she practiced a particular floor barre before classes. I noticed her setting up her mind and body before class each day and I noticed when doing this myself, I performed better. This experience instilled in me the hunger to learn more about the importance of the dancers’ body and their preparation to perform at a high standard and maintain a healthy body.”

Marie’s personal career was cut short in 1973 when her father suffered a heart attack and she was required back home in Australia. She then opened up her own school in 1974.

“I found a new passion in teaching and assisting every child to obtain their personal best in training. I studied books in anatomy and in 1979 trained with Valerie Greig who wrote the book, Inside Ballet Technique, that inspired my continual learning with innovative teaching styles.”

During the 1980s, many graduates from her school were taking up positions in prestigious Pre-Professional schools and positions in acclaimed ballet companies. In the mid 90’s she commenced working with a group of 10-year-old students with the use of stability balls and after only 3 months the students became so aware of their posture, alignment, and weight-placement that it encouraged Marie to explore more exercises around the concept of removing the floor and setting up the proprioception in the mind and body, ready for the classroom.

In 2005 Marie experimented with these exercises, which created the foundation for the PBT program, with a 16-year-old male dancer, Daniel Roberge, who had no former ballet training. He was instructed to practice PBT daily alongside ballet classes in order for him to display the improvement. He improved so much that in 2007, two years after his first ballet lesson, he sat for all senior ballet examinations and was awarded the silver medal at the Genèe International Competition in Singapore. The next year, Daniel signed a contract with Washington Ballet. Marie acknowledges that nothing takes the place of good ballet training, however, convinced that alongside ballet training, PBT accelerates technique.

In 2012, Marie was tutoring teachers for the Royal Academy of Dance, showing the teachers a couple of exercises to improve the students’ alignment and stability. It was at this course that the teachers requested Marie to film all of her work and share her findings. Three DVDs and an online training program later, Progressing Ballet Technique’s teacher training courses sell out around the globe and is being officially taught in thousands of schools across 40 countries.

Wednesday Thursday
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location

DFJ 2022 Spring Season

Name
Days
Location
Hip Hop 1
​Hip Hop Beginner
Hip-hop dance is easily one of the most popular dance forms these days, and we understand why! Not only do the children get to move along to some of the popular modern music, but they also get to utilize different dance styles and have an amazing time while doing it.
It is incredibly dynamic and will help improve the dancer’s flexibility, coordination, freestyle moves, and so much more.
​Benefits of Hip Hop Class
Keeps Them Active and Healthy
Body Balance
Ability to Follow Directions
Improved Coordination​
Express Emotions
Fun!
And So Much More
Dress code
Girls: Black leggings or dance shorts, T-shirt & sneakers; Hair in a ponytail
Boys: Black Shorts or pants, T-shirt & sneakers
Monday
1:30 PM to 2:25 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Praise and Worship 1
Praise & worship classes is a special class that offers Students to learn innovative dance routines from contemporary, jazz, lyrical, and more to express and praise the Lord.
Benefits of Praise & Worship Classes
Dress Code
Improves Their Health
Lets Them Be Creative
Cognitive Development​
Helps Them With Rhythm​
Express Emotions
Fun!
And So Much More
Girls: Black leotard, pink tights, pink canvas ballet shoes
​Boys: White T-shirt, black pants or shorts, black ballet shoes
Monday
2:30 PM to 3:25 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Tap 1/2
Tap is a rhythmic combination of sounds using the toes and heels while wearing shoes fitted with metal taps. It is honestly one of the most fun classes a dancer can take! While we all tap our feet to a song that we like, in tap, the dancer creates even more sound while combining specific moves and techniques.
Dancing for Joy offers multiple tap dancing classes for children of all skill levels, even if they are brand new to dance. You can rely on our incredible staff to encourage them to tap their way to success.
It is a great workout that provides multiple health benefits and helps teach them about the importance of living an active lifestyle. Tap also encourages them to expand their creativity when performing and also teaches self-discipline, poise, and grace! Not to mention, when they start understanding the moves and getting better, their confidence will be boosted as well! We promise that your child will look forward to their classes!
Benefits of Tap Classes
Improves Their Health
Socializing
Cognitive Development
Lets Them Be Creative
Helps Them With Rhythm

Dress code
Girls: Black leotard, black dance shorts, pink tights, tan tap shoes; Hair in a bun
Boys: White T-shirt, black jazz pants or black shorts, black tap shoes
Monday
3:30 PM to 4:25 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Ballet, Tap, and Acro Combo Age 3-4 year
Monday
5:30 PM to 6:25 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Ballet/Lyrical Level 1
Fundamentals of Ballet for age 5-12. Ballet barre, technique, across the floor, and choreography
Monday
6:30 PM to 7:25 PM
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Hip Hop Level 1
Hip-hop dance is easily one of the most popular dance forms these days, and we understand why! Not only do the children get to move along to some of the popular modern music, but they also get to utilize different dance styles and have an amazing time while doing it.
It is incredibly dynamic and will help improve the dancer’s flexibility, coordination, freestyle moves, and so much more.
Monday
7:30 PM to 8:25 PM
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Ballet 1- Miss Kate
Ballet - Focusing on ballet technique, proper body alignment, French terminology, coordination, discipline, improving balance, and musicality. This class will also focus on positions of the arms, direction of the body and increased movement vocabulary, as well as strengthening. Ballet technique, barre, across the floor, flexibility, and choreography.
Tuesday
2:30 PM to 3:25 PM
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Jazz 1
Jazz is one of the most enjoyable dance forms that your child can take. Your child will be learning different combinations, exploring different styles of music, figuring out how to express their emotions, and so much more in this dance class.
While jazz music is great to listen to, it’s even better to dance to! Our dance classes emphasize musicality and coordination, body alignment, rhythm, and stylization. Jazz uses bold, dramatic movements including body isolation's and contractions. By following their teacher’s instructions, they will be enhancing their ability to listen and follow what they are told. They will be learning proper dance technique such as isolation's of the body, improving performance quality and developing rhythms and patterns. If they have just begun their dancing career, they’ll learn that the more attentive they are, the better they will become, and this will help with their self-confidence as well. Our class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolation's, across-the-floor progressions, combinations and choreography.
Tuesday
3:30 PM to 4:25 PM
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Ballet 3/4 Pre-Pointe
Pre-pointe ballet classes are offered to ballet students who are not yet on pointe to further develop and strengthen the muscles necessary to go en pointe. Pre-pointe classes stress correct alignment and correct classical ballet technique.Focusing on ballet technique, proper body alignment, French terminology, coordination, discipline, improving balance, and musicality.
Tuesday
4:30 PM to 5:25 PM
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Ballet 4/5 Technique only no Recital
Focusing on technique will ensure a dancer's longevity, prevent injuries, build strength and flexibility, and refine movement quality. All of which provide technically skilled dancers with the ability to dance using correct body placement, alignment, and beautiful lines.
Tuesday
5:30 PM to 6:25 PM
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Hip Hop 3/4/5
​Hip Hop Advanced
Hip-hop dance is easily one of the most popular dance forms these days, and we understand why! Not only do the children get to move along to some of the popular modern music, but they also get to utilize different dance styles and have an amazing time while doing it.
It is incredibly dynamic and will help improve the dancer’s flexibility, coordination, freestyle moves, and so much more.
​Benefits of Hip Hop Class
Keeps Them Active and Healthy
Body Balance
Ability to Follow Directions
Improved Coordination​
Express Emotions
Fun!
And So Much More
Dress code
Girls: Black leggings or dance shorts, T-shirt & sneakers; Hair in a ponytail
Boys: Black Shorts or pants, T-shirt & sneakers
Wednesday
4:30 PM to 5:25 PM
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Ballet 2/3/4
Ballet - Focusing on ballet technique, proper body alignment, French terminology, coordination, discipline, improving balance, and musicality. This class will also focus on positions of the arms, direction of the body and increased movement vocabulary, as well as strengthening. Ballet technique, barre, across the floor, flexibility, and choreography.
Wednesday
5:30 PM to 6:25 PM
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Lyrical/Contemporary 2/3/4
The fusion of ballet and jazz technique. Expression from inner emotions is a primary factor in choreographing and interpreting this art form. Lyrical dance interprets music and words, showing the emotion of the contents of the music. This class will incorporate modern as well.
Wednesday
6:30 PM to 7:25 PM
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Jazz 2/3/4
Jazz is a fun dance style that relies on originality and improvisation. It uses bold, dramatic movements including body isolation's and contractions. Class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolation's of the body, improving performance quality and developing rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, and Contemporary. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, combinations and choreography.
Wednesday
7:30 PM to 8:25 PM
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Jazz 2/3
Jazz is a fun dance style that relies on originality and improvisation. It uses bold, dramatic movements including body isolation's and contractions. Class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolation's of the body, improving performance quality and developing rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, and Contemporary. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolation's, across-the-floor progressions, combinations and choreography.
Thursday
1:15 PM to 2:10 PM
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Ballet 2/3
Focusing on ballet technique, proper body alignment, French terminology, coordination, discipline, improving balance, and musicality. This class will also focus on positions of the arms, direction of the body and increased movement vocabulary, as well as strengthening. Ballet technique, barre, across the floor, flexibility, and choreography.In high level classes, attention is paid to the proper extension of the legs and shape of the feet, developing movement sequences, port de bras and balance. Students will see an increase in difficulty in barre and center work. Students will also focus on repetition and retention, and pre pointe work.
Thursday
2:15 PM to 3:10 PM
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Tap 4/5 & Joy Company
In general, tap is a rhythmic combination of sounds using the toes and heels while wearing shoes fitted with metal taps. It is honestly one of the most fun classes a dancer can take! While we all tap our feet to a song that we like, in tap, the dancer creates even more sound while combining specific moves and techniques.
Dancing for Joy offers multiple tap dancing classes for children of all skill levels, even if they are brand new to dance. You can rely on our incredible staff to encourage them to tap their way to success.
It is a great workout that provides multiple health benefits and helps teach them about the importance of living an active lifestyle. Tap also encourages them to expand their creativity when performing and also teaches self-discipline, poise, and grace! Not to mention, when they start understanding the moves and getting better, their confidence will be boosted as well! We promise that your child will look forward to their classes!
Benefits of Tap Classes
Improves Their Health
Socializing
Cognitive Development
Lets Them Be Creative
Helps Them With Rhythm
It’s Fun!​
Dres
Thursday
4:15 PM to 5:10 PM
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Lyrical/Contemporary 4/5
Lyrical is the fusion of ballet and jazz technique. Expression from inner emotions is a primary factor in choreographing and interpreting this art form. Lyrical dance interprets music and words, showing the emotion of the contents of the music. This class will also incorporate modern.


Thursday
5:15 PM to 6:10 PM
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Ballet 5
Focusing on ballet technique, proper body alignment, French terminology, coordination, discipline, improving balance, and musicality. This class will also focus on positions of the arms, direction of the body and increased movement vocabulary, as well as strengthening. Ballet technique, barre, across the floor, flexibility, and choreography. In high level classes, attention is paid to the proper extension of the legs and shape of the feet, developing movement sequences, port de bras and balance. Students will see an increase in difficulty in barre and center work. Students will also focus on repetition and retention, point and pre pointe work.
Thursday
6:15 PM to 7:10 PM
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Jazz 5
Jazz is a fun dance style that relies on originality and improvisation. It uses bold, dramatic movements including body isolation's and contractions. Class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolation's of the body, improving performance quality and developing rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, and Contemporary. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolation's, across-the-floor progressions, combinations and choreography.
Thursday
7:35 PM to 8:30 PM
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Hip Hop 1
​Hip Hop
Hip-hop dance is easily one of the most popular dance forms these days, and we understand why! Not only do the children get to move along to some of the popular modern music, but they also get to utilize different dance styles and have an amazing time while doing it.
It is incredibly dynamic and will help improve the dancer’s flexibility, coordination, freestyle moves, and so much more.
​Benefits of Hip Hop Class
Keeps Them Active and Healthy
Body Balance
Ability to Follow Directions
Improved Coordination​
Express Emotions
Fun!
And So Much More
Dress code
Girls: Black leggings or dance shorts, T-shirt & sneakers; Hair in a ponytail
Boys: Black Shorts or pants, T-shirt & sneakers
Friday
3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
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Acro/Trapeze 1
Acro - Acro builds on the foundation of tumbling and is for the advanced tumbling student. Prerequisites for Acro 2 include Front and back walkover, cartwheel, handstand, backbend. In Acro Level 2, students work on aerials, front and back handsprings, and advanced tumbling tricks. Overall flexibility, especially back flexibility is a major component of this class. Have fun learning proper technique, discipline & flexibility.
Trapeze- Arial Yoga swing or Trapeze suspended from the ceiling allowing students to perform postures that they may not ordinarily be able to attempt on the acro mat or Arial yoga moves. They will build on the moves they have learned from Trapeze 1.
Friday
4:30 PM to 5:25 PM
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Ballet 1
Ballet - Focusing on ballet technique, proper body alignment, French terminology, coordination, discipline, improving balance, and musicality. This class will also focus on positions of the arms, direction of the body and increased movement vocabulary, as well as strengthening. Ballet technique, barre, across the floor, flexibility, and choreography.
Lyrical - Lyrical is the fusion of ballet and jazz technique. Expression from inner emotions is a primary factor in choreographing and interpreting this art form. Lyrical dance interprets music and words, showing the emotion of the contents of the music.
Friday
5:30 PM to 6:25 PM
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Ballet 2/3
Ballet - Focusing on ballet technique, proper body alignment, French terminology, coordination, discipline, improving balance, and musicality. This class will also focus on positions of the arms, direction of the body and increased movement vocabulary, as well as strengthening. Ballet technique, barre, across the floor, flexibility, and choreography.
Friday
6:30 PM to 7:25 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Jazz 2/3
Jazz is a fun dance style that relies on originality and improvisation. It uses bold, dramatic movements including body isolation's and contractions. Class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolation's of the body, improving performance quality and developing rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, and Contemporary. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolation's, across-the-floor progressions, combinations and choreography.
Friday
7:30 PM to 8:25 PM
Dancing For Joy Main Location
Acro/Trapeze 2/3
Acro - Acro builds on the foundation of tumbling and is for the advanced tumbling student. Prerequisites for Acro 2 include Front and back walkover, cartwheel, handstand, backbend. In Acro Level 2, students work on aerials, front and back handsprings, and advanced tumbling tricks. Overall flexibility, especially back flexibility is a major component of this class. Have fun learning proper technique, discipline & flexibility.
Trapeze- Arial Yoga swing or Trapeze suspended from the ceiling allowing students to perform postures that they may not ordinarily be able to attempt on the acro mat or Arial yoga moves. They will build on the moves they have learned from Trapeze 1.
Friday
8:30 PM to 9:25 PM
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Ballet, Tap & Acro 2-3 year old Combo Class
Combination class is designed for students to express their individuality through the art of dance. Ballet/Tap/Acro; learning the basics of all, learning proper technique, discipline, class room setting, choreography, and flexibility. We have fun with a program called princess ballerina & theme each month, reward system for learning and awards for completing months lesson.
Saturday
9:10 AM to 9:55 AM
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Ballet, Tap & Acro 3-4 year old Combo Class
Combination class is designed for students to express their individuality through the art of dance. Ballet/Tap/Acro; learning the basics of all, learning proper technique, discipline, class room setting, choreography, and flexibility. We have fun with a program called princess ballerina & theme each month, reward system for learning and awards for completing months lesson.
Saturday
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Ballet/Jazz 1
Focusing on ballet technique, proper body alignment, French terminology, coordination, discipline, improving balance, and musicality. This class will also focus on positions of the arms, direction of the body and increased movement vocabulary, as well as strengthening. Ballet technique, barre, across the floor, flexibility, and choreography.
Jazz is a fun dance style that relies on originality and improvisation. It uses bold, dramatic movements including body isolation's and contractions. Class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolation's of the body, improving performance quality and developing rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, and Contemporary. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, combinations and choreography.
Saturday
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
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Flow- Ballet, Tap, Acro: 3-4 yr olds
Combination class is designed for students to express their individuality through the art of dance. Ballet/Tap/Acro; learning the basics of all, learning proper technique, discipline, class room setting, choreography, and flexibility. We have fun with a program called princess ballerina & theme each month, reward system for learning and awards for completing months lesson.
Monday
12:30 PM to 1:25 PM
Flow Fitness
Flow- Adult Jazz/Ballet
This combination class is designed for you to express your individuality through the art of dance. In this class you will be learning the basics of Ballet and Jazz; learning the proper technique, choreography, and flexibility.

Dress Code: comfortable shirt and leggings/shorts, ballet shoes (Jazz shoes are optional). Please have hair up and completely off neck.
Monday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Flow Fitness
Flow- Praise & Worship (Level 1/2)
Students will learn innovative dance routines from contemporary, jazz, lyrical, and more to express and praise the Lord.
Wednesday
11:30 AM to 12:25 PM
Flow Fitness
Flow- Acro/Trapeze (Level 1/2)
In this class, we combine Acro and Trapeze for a unique classroom experience. In Acro, students work on Front and back walkover, cartwheel, handstand, backbend, forward and backward rolls. While In Trapeze students work on the fundamentals of being upside down. They will master movements increasing their strength and core muscles.
Wednesday
12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Flow Fitness
Flow- Hip Hop (Level 1/2)
Focusing on ballet technique, proper body alignment, French terminology, coordination, discipline, improving balance, and musicality. This class will also focus on positions of the arms, direction of the body and increased movement vocabulary, as well as strengthening. Ballet technique, barre, across the floor, flexibility, and choreography.
Wednesday
1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Flow Fitness
Flow- Lyrical (Level 1/2)
Jazz is a fun dance style that relies on originality and improvisation. It uses bold, dramatic movements including body isolation's and contractions. Class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolation's of the body, improving performance quality and developing rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, and Contemporary. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, combinations and choreography.
Wednesday
2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Flow Fitness
Flow- Ballet, Tap, Acro: 3-4 yr olds
Combination class is designed for students to express their individuality through the art of dance. Ballet/Tap/Acro; learning the basics of all, learning proper technique, discipline, class room setting, choreography, and flexibility. We have fun with a program called princess ballerina & theme each month, reward system for learning and awards for completing months lesson.
Saturday
11:00 AM to 11:55 AM
Flow Fitness
Flow- Ballet/Jazz (Level 1)
Focusing on ballet technique, proper body alignment, French terminology, coordination, discipline, improving balance, and musicality. This class will also focus on positions of the arms, direction of the body and increased movement vocabulary, as well as strengthening. Ballet technique, barre, across the floor, flexibility, and choreography.
Jazz is a fun dance style that relies on originality and improvisation. It uses bold, dramatic movements including body isolation's and contractions. Class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolation's of the body, improving performance quality and developing rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, and Contemporary. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, combinations and choreography.
Saturday
12:00 PM to 12:55 PM
Flow Fitness


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