Enrollment for Winter 2018 Youth & Adult Series is open until Jan. 21st – #ResolveToDance
Adult Program Info & Schedule
Whether you’re an experienced performer or first-time, brand-new dancer, the Community Dance School is an energetic, welcoming place to sample and train in a wide variety of styles. To get started, simply click on one of the three options below:
Dancers of all ages and abilities, interests and backgrounds: you are welcome here.
Adult Program FAQs
What level should I take? (Basics-Advanced Classes at Joy of Motion)
We want to set you up for success. Level recommendations are generalizations and even Beginner-level class can be challenging if you’re returning to dance after some time away — your body and muscle-memory need time to acclimate! We often recommend erring on the side of a lower level, even for students with experience, to enable you to ease into class and adapt to the teacher’s specific style.
That said, do not worry if you don’t pick the right level the first time around. The best way to know what works is to try! We recommend speaking to your instructor to get feedback and class recommendations or talking with a studio staff member afterward. We are happy to work with our dancers to find the right fit.
Basics 1 – starting to dance.
These classes are for new dancers and students who have never taken a dance class in the selected style. No prior training required. You will learn the basics necessary to progress to a beginner level class. It is not uncommon for students to repeat this class before they advance to a beginner level.
Basics 2 – starting to dance.
These classes are for dancers who have completed a Basics 1 class and are looking to build more skills before progressing to drop-in classes. Basics 2 is also great for more experienced dance students who have never taken a dance class in the selected style. Basics 1 recommended as a prerequisite.
Beginner – getting a foundation.
For students with some training in the selected style or a similar style. We recommend our Basics 1-2 level enrollment classes as a prerequisite, or 3-6 months of prior training. Beginner level is excellent for students returning to dance as well as students who wish to continue training that was recently begun.
Advanced Beginner – exercising and building upon a working knowledge.
For students with a thorough working knowledge of the style. We recommend at least 1 year of prior training. This level appeals to many students and it is common to find a wide range of students attending this level.
Intermediate – achieving a heightened skill level.
For students going beyond a working knowledge to learn and improve on more challenging skills and combinations. We recommend at least 3 years training.
Advanced – working for mastery.
For students with expertise in the selected style, who work on a pre-professional or professional level. We recommend at least 4 years of training.
Secrets for Success
SECRETS FOR SUCCESS IN THE COMMUNITY DANCE SCHOOL:
Become fully immersed and take full advantage of the opportunity to have a new favorite habit. Become a regular at Joy of Motion. Dance is like medicine for the soul, a way of being, and a way of life. Let your inner dancer breathe and live!
Chat with your instructor and fellow students after class. Get your questions answered, ask for more feedback and recommendations, and give feedback to your instructor. Other students are great resources for class recommendations and insider knowledge. Be a part of our Joy family!
Signing Up For Adult Classes
Once you have chosen the best class for you, click the “Sign Up” button. This will open up a new window to our Mindbody online scheduler. If you are new to Joy of Motion, enter your first and last name in the box titled “New to our site?,” then click the “Next” button. If you already have an account, sign in and skip to Step 4 for drop-in classes or Step 5 for workshops, master classes, and Series classes.
Enter your information for all required fields under 1. Contact Information. Then enter the email address and password you would like to use for your login information under 2. Login. Passwords must be at least 8 characters long and must include at least 1 number. Skip section 3. Family Member. Read our Studio Liability Release and agree to the terms, then click “Create Account.”
The information about the class you chose should appear on the next screen. For adult drop-in classes, you can choose to “Make a single reservation” or “Make a recurring reservation.” Click either button to open a new window where you can purchase 1 drop-in class or any of our Drop-in Discount Packages. Choose an item to go to your Shopping Cart and click “Check Out.” Fill in your Billing Information and finally click “Make Purchase.”
For workshops, master classes, and Series classes click the “Enroll” button to go to your Shopping Cart and click “Check Out.” Fill in your Billing Information and finally click “Make Purchase.”
How To Check Your Account
Once you’ve created an account through our Mindbody online scheduler, there are several items you can check and update including:
Profile – personal information including email, username, password, address, phone number, and billing
My Schedule – upcoming classes
Visit History – previous classes
Purchase History – all items purchased through the Mindbody online scheduler
Account Balance – tuition items, including remaining balance of Drop-in Discount Packages
To access this information, go to our Mindbody page, log in with your information, and click the “My Info” tab.
Adult Program Guidelines
Students must be at least 18 years of age.
Participation in Dance Institute’s LEAP! program is by audition only.
Students under the age of 18 must obtain permission in advance from studio management before taking adult classes. Contact the studio manager for details.
Students must be at least 19 years of age to take Studio to Stage classes. Students under the age of 19 must obtain studio management approval in advance from studio management before taking Studio to Stage classes. Contact the studio manager for details.
Trial classes are available during seasonal series periods for all classes. Prices vary, restrictions apply. This option is available for purchase in the studio only and is based on availability. Call our studio locations for more details.
All students must sign in before entering class.
Students arriving more than 10 minutes after class has started will not be admitted in the class.
Late cancellations: If you sign up for an adult drop-in class online, please give us a call prior to the start of class if you are unable to attend. No-shows and cancellations after the start of class will not receive class refund.
The studios are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Joy of Motion Dance Center and its instructors are not liable for injuries sustained on the premises.
Studio classes are subject to cancellation or change of time, location, teacher or substitution based on management discretion.
Filming and/or photography of any sort are not permitted at any time.
Emergency closings are posted on our website.
Class Makeup Policies
Adult Series and youth Series students have the opportunity to make up a missed class in the same style, level and type of class at any of our studio locations within the current session in which the student is enrolled. Some series classes such as Studio to Stage performance classes do not have a makeup option.
Tuition and Payment Policies
Payment for classes must be made prior to entering your dance class.
Class purchases for all drop-in discount packages are valid through the expiration date.
All sales are final and are not refundable or transferable.
There is a $35.00 fee for returned checks.
Would you like more information about our adult programs in the Community Dance School? Contact us