Beginner Dance (Ballet, Jazz, Modern)

Class Description

This class meets 2 x per week for 4 weeks.

Beginner Dance is for students with no previous dance experience or for those returning to dance after several years away.  This class emphasizes progressive development of proper technique and body alignment in both Ballet, Jazz, and Modern disciplines.  Ballet introduces basic arm and leg positions, the concept of turnout, and developing coordination through simple exercises at the barre and in the center. Jazz class is designed to work on the following concepts: Correct alignment of torso, pelvis, knees, ankles; clarity of line; clarity of movement initiation & completion; syncopated footwork with a direct relationship to the music; quick directional shifts; grounded use of plié; precise musicality; rigorous athleticism; upper body strength training; floor-work; improvisation; performing style with emphasis on individual personality. Modern will focus on the use of torso, on balance off balance, floor work and inversions, move with weight and powerfully through space, and use of breath.

Back to class safely – While we do hope to continue our in-person learning, please note that this learning experience may need to evolve to an online or hybrid learning platform based on the safety regulations and recommendations by the city and state.

Apply for the Cornish Extension Programs Scholarship!

Cornish is committed to making our courses available for youth students who demonstrate artistic and academic promise, financial need, and interest in the program by offering modest scholarship assistance. Cornish College reserves the right to change any final scholarship award based on the number of qualified applicants and available funding.

To apply, click here for the Cornish Extension Programs Scholarship Form!

Program Summer At Cornish

Instructor Jenna Spinei


Registration is currently open!

Dates: Tuesdays/Thursdays (7/6, 7/8, 7/13, 7/15, 7/20, 7/22, 7/27, 7/29)

Time: 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Ages 13+

Discipline Ballet

Price $148.00

Dress Requirements


Female Identifying Students – Leotard (optional color) Tights (pink or skin tone), Ballet Shoes (pink or skin tone)

Male Identifying Students- T-shirt or Leotard (white), Tights (black or grey), Socks (optional),  Ballet Shoes (black or white)

Non-Binary – either Female or Male options


Female, Male, Non-Binary – Leotard or T-shirt tight fitting (optional color), footless Tights (black) or Leggings (black), Socks (instructor’s option) (black, skin tone, white)


Female, Male, Non-Binary – Leotard or T-shirt tight fitting (optional color), Tights (black) or Leggings (black), Jazz Shoes (black, tan, skin tone)

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