AcroDance Workshop 2014

Elements of Acrobatics: AcroDance Workshop Acrobatic training teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, and above all, discipline and concentration. With careful, quality instruction, a dancer will gain more flexibility and upper body strength, giving her a substantial advantage in today’s demanding choreography. It is an excellent way to learn spatial awareness.  AcroDance  is the fusion of classic dance technique with  proper body alignment and the precision and athleticism of tumbling. Dancers who train in both dance and acrobatics have balanced development, are stronger, more flexible and can be fearless.  Training dancers with more skills, who have fewer accidents, and are less likely to develop chronic injuries is the goal of JLDC acrobatic classes. We believe that the high degree of discipline and concentration of dance and acrobatics carries over to many other aspects of a student’s  life. AcroDance Workshop : Tuesday, November 11th   Dress Code: Any colored leotard, bike shorts, footless or no tights For safety, hair MUST be in a bun. No exceptions. Register at www.jldancecenter.com Deadline: Wednesday, November...

ONGOING ENROLLMENT!

Ongoing Enrollment for 2014-2015 Dance Season! REGISTER HERE! If you do not see a class time that meets your child’s needs, please contact Emily...
Ode to Summerdance

Ode to Summerdance

Click here to Register for a Class Full Day “Dance Camp”          Beginner/Intermediate ages 6-10 yrs and 11-14 yrs   The Full Day dance program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to continue dancing throughout the summer months with  emphasis on dance and performance related activities. Summerdance is a fun, low key experience, with lots of different movement activities including performance and choreography staged weekly for parents to attend. Click here to see our video: Ode to Summerdance!...
Frozen Event Series!

Frozen Event Series!

It’s ALL ‘FROZEN’ at JLDC for a “Dance Party!” Come meet the JLDC teachers and tip toe through snowflakes while dancing with tutus, tiaras, magic wands and scarves! The storybook ballet class will include story reading and ballet movement. The goal of the ‘Frozen Ballet Class’ is to allow young children to experience age-appropriate ‘story ballets’ through music and movement. Come dance,celebrate and enjoy an afternoon with your favorite snowman at JLDC!  Ages 2-7  Elsa’s Coronation Ball Sunday 11/16 Anna’s Enchanted Castle Adventure Sunday 11/23 Olaf’s Summer Beach Party Sunday 12/7  1:00-2:30pm   Come enjoy an afternoon of dancing, fun, crafts, and more! $25.00 per event Register...
The Decade after Dance!

The Decade after Dance!

By Annie Ellertsen, Class of 2003 I graduated from JLDC in 2003. At the time, if you had told me I would someday be guest teaching in one of the most respected studios in the world, or that I would book a national tour portraying some of the most recognized child icons, I would have smiled politely and not given it a second thought. I already had a plan for myself. I was to obtain my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance performance from Montclair State University. From there, I would move back to Boston and teach for Joanne. I was already working on getting my foot in the door, assisting as many fundamentals classes that my already hectic high school schedule would allow, and coming back to help with recital week when I was home from college…but that was preparing me for something else. At college, Broadway Dance Center became my second home. Saturday mornings I would take the early bus from Upper Montclair New Jersey to Midtown New York and throw myself into every drop-in class I could. Very surprisingly, theater dance became my absolute favorite class. Lainie Munro’s was not to be missed. She took me under her wing from the very start. Fast forward to the summer of 2006, I became a summer intern at BDC, and to my delight and surprise, was asked personally to be Lainie’s classroom assistant. Trusting my instincts, I accepted. It quickly became apparent that teaching adults was, in ways, similar to teaching children. They love good music, appreciate a fun, supportive atmosphere, and love creative approaches to class. Sometimes by the end of the 90 minute...
2014-2015 Registration

2014-2015 Registration

Dear Parents, How wonderful that your child has expressed an interest in taking dance classes! On behalf of the Joanne Langione Dance Center, it’s faculty and staff, I would like to extend a warm and sincere “Welcome” to each of you. It is my hope that the dance training offered at our school, beyond the sound physical benefits, will help your children develop poise and self-confidence, so vital to their creative and personal growth. Our faculty and staff look forward to sharing a rewarding dance experience with you and your children. Warmly, Joanne Langione Questions about what class is appropriate for your child? Contact Us!  New and returning students may enroll online according to their child’s age, skill level and ability. You may register online or by contacting us at 617-969-8724 or info@jldancecenter.com....