CLASSES

AGES 11-18 YEARS

JL TEENS

STUDENTS COME AWAY FROM JLDC STRONG,
WELL-ROUNDED AND MORE CONFIDENT

Ongoing Enrollment
September - June

DANCEWORKS 2 & 3 | GRADES 6 - 7

Danceworks is a set of four dance technique classes in three genres. Students take two ballet classes, a jazz, and tap class meeting twice weekly. As students develop strong ballet technique and progress through the program they are introduced to more challenging curriculum. Increased time is spent learning Jazz, deepening experience, knowledge, and technique. The tap curriculum progresses to include more intricate footwork and timing.

DANCEWORKS 2 – 6th GRADE
DANCEWORKS 3 – 7th GRADE

PRICING VARIES BY PROGRAM.

PREPARATORY PROGRAM | GRADES 8 - 12

JLDC Dancers Preparatory Program trains upper school students to dance at the collegiate level or pre-professional level upon graduation. Core classes are taken along with elective and specialty classes geared to students ability and interest. Students finish as well-trained, well-rounded dancers and life-long movers and lovers of dance.

ELEMENTARY – 8th GRADE 
INTERMEDIATE 1 – 9th GRADE
INTERMEDIATE 2 – 10th GRADE 
JUNIOR – 11th GRADE 
SENIOR – 12th GRADE 

PRICING VARIES BY PROGRAM.

HIP HOP | GRADES 6 - 12

Hip Hop is a dynamic class teaching all the latest moves aimed at improving flexibility, balance, and coordination. Set to popular music in a fun, fast-paced setting, Hip Hop class helps develop a sense of rhythm, musicality and individual style.

HIP HOP 4 – 6th – 8th GRADE 
HIP HOP 5 – 9th – 12th GRADE

TUITION: $850 | COSTUME FEE: $115

JAZZ/TAP/CONTEMPORARY | GRADES 6 - 12

These core classes teach students the foundational technique of each genre. Classes include a warm-up, technique exercises, progressions, stretches and choreography. Students also explore the creative process and experiment with improvisation and musicality at all levels.

TEEN JAZZ & CONTEMPORARY – 6th – 8th GRADE
TEEN TAP – 6th – 8th GRADE 
ADVANCED TEEN TAP – 9th – 12th GRADE 
TUITION: $850 | COSTUME FEE: $115

ADVANCED TEEN JAZZ & CONTEMPORARY – 9th – 12th 
TUITION: $1300 | COSTUME FEE: $115

TEEN DANCE COLLECTIVE | GRADES 6 - 12

A seminar class designed for beginner/intermediate dancers who wish to study technique in four dance styles: ballet, contemporary, jazz, and hip hop. Students study fundamentals of each dance technique while refining skills. Hip Hop will improve sense of rhythm and coordination. Contemporary builds on classical ballet and jazz technique enhances movement vocabulary and uncovers powers of self-expression. TDC is great for dancers who can commit to a weekly intensive class and enjoy working as a cohort for both class and performance.

TUITION: $1,615 | COSTUME FEE: $115

HIP HOP DANCE TEAM | GRADES 6 - 12

JLDC Hip Hop Team for intermediate/advanced students provides intense training in the latest freestyle technique to prepare for try-outs for the High School Dance Team. Connect through dance. Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork.

TUITION: $850 | COSTUME FEE: $115

ACRODANCE | GRADES 6 - 12

AcroDance is the fusion of classic dance technique with the precision and athleticism of tumbling. Acrobatic training teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, and above all, discipline and concentration. With our careful, quality instruction, dancers will gain more flexibility, upper body strength, and special awareness providing a substantial advantage in today’s demanding choreography.

ACRODANCE 4 – 6th – 12th GRADE
ADVANCED ACRODANCE – 6th – 12th GRADE

TUITION: $850

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Shawn Mahoney

Shawn Mahoney began his ballet, tap, and jazz training at the Joanne Langione Dance Center and his early performing career with Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre in Boston, MA. As an apprentice, Shawn danced for American Ballet Theatre before joining Boston Ballet. At Boston Ballet, Shawn performed in Petipa, Balanchine, Kylian, Forsythe, Bejart and others. Shawn performed as a chosen member of “Tharp!”, a national and international touring company directed by Twyla Tharp. Ms. Tharp invited Shawn to be part of the creative and choreographic process for her Broadway hit “Movin’ Out” and performed in Tharp’s “Red, White, and Blues”. Shawn performed with the Suzanne Farrell/Balanchine Project, Sean Curran Company, Washington Ballet, and Bale Estado de Goias. As an educator, Shawn has taught internationally for Festa de Danca in Sao Paulo and Bermuda Civic Ballet. Currently, Shawn is on faculty at Emerson College, instructing dance classes to actors and musical theatre students and is a teacher and lecturer at Days in the Arts. Shawn founded Mahoney Agency, representing dancers for national engagements for the Nutcracker Ballet. Shawn is a sought out mentor for emerging artists and choreographers in ballet and contemporary dance.