Youth Dance

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Fall 2023 Session 1 Course Sessions | September 12, 2023 – January 30, 2024

$670 / members | $700 / non-members

  • Preschool Dance | Tuesdays, 3:30 – 4:15 PM
  • K – 1st Grade Dance | Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 PM
  • 2nd – 5th Grace Dance | Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 PM
  • 6th – 8th Grade Dance | Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 PM

The Bender JCC offers a full in-person Dance curriculum with instruction in a variety of disciplines for students at all levels.  We have partnered with ACD Dance again for the 2023-24 school year and all of our classes will be taught in person by their instructors. ACD Dance provides excellent instruction in small classes focusing on classical training for boys and girls ages kindergarten through middle school.  ACD Dance takes great pride in offering quality dance instruction with a team of experienced faculty members from varied backgrounds in the field of dance including top educational degrees, touring performance work, and extensive teaching experience.

All classes will include age-appropriate instruction in a combination of multiple disciplines, including Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theater and Tap. The atmosphere is one of enthusiasm for the dance arts while instructors focus on encouraging the development of talent, confidence, and self-discipline through individual attention.  The ACD Dance faculty is dedicated to teaching proper techniques and encouraging creative expression in a positive and rewarding environment. Students will learn a piece to showcase at the end of each session. Our in class performance will be the last week of Fall Session 2 classes with a performance at Kreeger Auditorium.

Winter 2024 Course Sessions | February 5, 2024 – May 21, 2024

$555 / members | $575 / non-members

  • Preschool Dance | Mondays, 3:30 – 4:15 PM | Studio A
    Skip days: February 19, March 25, April 22, April 29
  • Preschool Dance | Tuesdays, 3:30 – 4:15 PM | Studio A
    Skip days: March 26, April 23, April 30
  • K – 1st Grade Dance | Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 PM | Studio A
    Skip days: April 23, April 30
  • 2nd – 5th Grade dance | Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 PM | Studio B
    Skip days: April 23, April 30

The Bender JCC Dance classes will be taught by instructors from ACD Dance. Each class is a combination of multiple styles including Ballet, Hip Hop and Tap. Students will warm up, stretch, work on locomotor progressions and center combinations. Skills include alignment, flexibility, cross body connection, right and left spatial awareness, and rhythm changes. Ballet shoes are requested. All ECC students will be picked up directly from their classrooms.

Our Spring session will conclude with a performance on May 21 in the Kreeger Auditorium. It’s a wonderful way to add the performance component to the art form of dance. We are excited to highlight our students in this very positive and encouraging way while building self-confidence and allowing them to explore their creative self. Class fee includes costume (all pieces minus shoes).



For more information, please contact Kindy Diallo at 301-348-3852 or