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Regular attendance is required in all classes and is essential to the progress of the student. Students are expected to come and watch class if they are injured or not contagious. In case of absence, the parent needs to notify the Dance Department by calling 334-6406. Classes missed may be made up during the current semester by consulting the instructor or director. Students should arrive with sufficient time to dress and warm up prior to class.


Refunds will be given only in cases of prolonged illness, with medical verification. There are no refunds for voluntary withdrawal or missed classes.

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, there will be a message on the Dance Departments outgoing voice mail (334-6406). You are to check 1 hour prior to the start time of your class to find out if class is canceled or continuing as normal. We DO NOT follow suit with the School Closings, so please call. You may also call the Front Desk (334-6406) or Member Services (334-6426) to get the latest information.


Fall Semester parent observations will be held during the month of November. Classes will be held on stage in the JCC Theatre. You will receive notice as to which day to attend. Parents and friends are encouraged to attend. Parents may arrange to observe classes at other times by contacting the instructor or dance director. You may always come and observe classes in the ballet studio on our TV monitor in the hallway. Parents are not to sit in classes unless they have permission by the teacher.

Field Trips

Special field trips are offered for various dance performances in the area. We meet beforehand, discuss what we are going to see, then go and enjoy. As events draw near, information will be made available and sign-up sheets will be posted. Field trips are open to students, parents and friends.

Workshops, Dance Films

Various workshops are offered in areas of interest for our dance students, including master classes with guest teachers, special lectures, stage make-up, injury prevention, etc. Information will be made available as events draw near.


As dance is a performing art, performance experience is an important element in dance training. Students will be informed of different performing opportunities available to them. Each year there is a culminating performance in May, every other year we do a Grande Story Ballet and on the off year we will do a Themed performance.

Notice to Students

All students must be registered prior to the first day of class.

New Students

(Minimum age 3 years – by Sept. 1st and potty trained.) All new students, with the exception of Music & Movement and Pre-Ballet, must contact the dance director for proper class placement. Placement will be determined by the director and instructors.
Students 2-3 years old we offer a Me and My Shadow class. This class requires your child to be accompanied by an adult.

All Students

T-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts or baggy warm up gear are not allowed. Hair must be kept neatly away from face and neck either in a bun or a pony tail, short hair should be clipped back or held back with a cloth headband.

No gum chewing allowed. No jewelry should be worn.

Dance attire can be purchased at:

Bobby's Dance Wear - 13471 West Center Road, 402-334-1225

***Please bring any outgrown, wearable dancewear and shoes in ANYTIME
and put them in our bins in the Dance Studio.***

For more information contact:

Esther Katz, Dance & Cultural Arts Director
(402) 334-6406

Jessica Westerlin, Dance & Cultural Arts Assistant Director
(402) 334-6402  |

 - Online via our website
 - Call Laura Wine, JCC Registrar, at (402) 334-6419
 - Stop by or call Member Services at (402) 334-6426