A very special class specifically designed for our tiniest dancers, ages 2-3 yrs. Endless dance props are used to keep children engaged and delighted. Music styles and dance styles vary all throughout the 45 min class to keep up with the rapidly shifting attention span of these precious little ballerinas. This is a Drop-off class where you children are treasured, nurtured and given a wonderful intro into the magical world of dance.
PureJoy! Dance I
The signature dance curriculum of PureJoy! Performing Arts classes for 3 yr olds. The basics of Ballet are taught through a variety of music and dance styles. Classes draw heavily on founder Miss Marsha’s background in Musical Theatre. Lots of music from Disney, popular children’s TV shows & movies are used as well fun dance props to add endless delight to this lively and innovative way of bringing preschoolers into the wonderful world of dance.
PureJoy! Dance II
Please read the above course description for PureJoy! Dance I. We don’t wish to be repetitive, but if “it’s not broke, don’t fix it!” Most of our 4- year olds return to us for their 2nd dance class because they so loved what they experienced in PJ Dance I. So we continue in that same spirit, with Miss Marsha creating a slightly different, more advanced spin where the little girls grow into their big girl dance class!
PureJoy! “Pop” Dance w/Disney
All the music from the great Disney songbook that preschoolers love~from the ballads to the funky beats with all the singing, dancing and acting that these fabulous songs bring out in little girls. If your daughter loves dancing around the house acting out all the Disney Princess songs, this is the class for her!
Hip Hop/Jazz-Disney Teen Style
Disney has delivered amazing contemporaray music the last several years that elementary age students cannot get enough of. They love to sing it, dance it and act it out! And that is exactly what we will be doing in this class with songs from such Disney films as High School Musical, Descendants, Teen Beach Movie, Moana and more!
Musical Theatre Dance
This class incorporates Ballet based movement as well as all that our PureJoy! Dance I and II curriculum entails. Favorite musical selections from Broadway shows such as Grease, Sound of Music, Annie, Mary Poppins, Little Mermaid, Lion King and even some of the favorite Disney Tween Musicals, such as Teen Beach Movie, High school Musical and Descendants. Many props and costume accessories are used to create a truly theatrical experience. Girls absolutely love this class and parents are delighted seeing their children re-create their own Broadway style moments at home and fully staged pieces at recital time.
Musical Theatre Tap
This class is truly a show stopper and will bring great enthusiasm to any young girl who has recently begun or is just beginning her exploration in the wonderful world of tap! This class incorporates all that our PureJoy! Dance I and II curriculum entails. Favorite musical selections from Broadway shows such as Grease, Sound of Music, Annie, Mary Poppins, Little Mermaid, Lion King and even some of the favorite Disney Tween Musicals, such as Teen Beach Movie, High School Musical and Descendants. If your daughter is begging you for a tap class, this is it! See above Class Descriptions of PureJoy! Dance I and II for more details of what this class will hold for your budding tap dancer. Tap shoes are needed for the first 30 mins of class and ballet slippers will be worn in the 2nd half.
After working with instructor Jessica Treubig this past school year, we discovered how well versed she is in many styles and how favorably her students responded, with great enthusiasm, as she introduced them to new styles through exercises in class. Jessica is well loved at our studio for her calm, kindness and expertise and so we responded to her students wishes to let her create custom classes that entail some of the most loved styles of Lyrical, Jazz and Hip Hop dance. Jessica has said that she feels “set free” to really give her best to her students. If your daughter wants to “just dance” and let her body explore different styles ,this is the perfect class for her. Jessica will have your daughter eloquently flowing through Lyrical, down on the floor with a bit of Break Dance, hitting it hard with Hip Hop and streamlining her way through the lifted, poised style of Jazz.
Boys Hip Hop/Breaking
The PureJoy! Hip Hop Class for older boys, where they learn proper technique including the 5 elements of Hop Hop and the basic fundamentals of Break Dancing. Our instructor is a seasoned teacher, professional dancer and actor who comes highly recommended by our other teachers as well as dance studios where he teaches in New Jersey, Long Island and NYC (most notably the world renowned Broadway Dance Center.)
Boys Hip Hop
The PureJoy! class for younger boys who want to dance and perform. Jahad Shawe creates a fun, self-esteem building environment in his Hip Hop classes. Jahad imparts his infectious enthusiasm bringing his students a cool, inspiring and energetic class.
“Elf, The Musical” by Musical Theatre International
A weekly excursion into the wonderful world of singing, dancing and acting with the culmination of a one-hour performance of the fully, licensed version of “Elf, The Musical ” complete with costumes, props, scene changes, and many parts for every child. Jessica will be choreographing and Miss Marsha will be at the helm of this project piecing it all together with acting direction, scenery, costumes, music and all other production aspects. Lighting Design is by Chelsea Russel and Sound is by Adam Bernier at Invisible Masses
Students will perform the full scale performance the first weekend of Jan. 2019 at Whippoorwill Hall Theatre at the New Castle Public Library in Armonk, NY. Students must be available for rehearsals after school and performances the week of Jan. 2-6th.
First Rehearsal and Casting Workshop is on Friday, Sept. 7th from 4:15-7:15….includes the 1st Cast pizza party! During this first rehearsal, we will create a stress-free environment of Theatre Games, watching brief scenes from the movie (with Will Ferrel! as “Elf”) and observing your children singing, dancing and acting their way through excerpts from the script. Once we determine casting, regular rehearsals will begin every Friday starting Sept.14th from 4:15-6:45.
We are over-the-Elf MOON sooooo excited about this production!
“Little Mermaid “ Stage Play
PureJoy! is very excited to be producing yet another staging of “Little Mermaid, Jr.” This is the fully licensed 60 min. production from Music Theatre International, complete with the official Disney scripts, Disney musical orchestrations as well as a beautiful underworld scenery display for the actual show. The cast will perform at the Whippoorwill Theatre in Armonk, NY. As with Lion King we will have a professional choreographer from NYC coming to create fun, inspiring dances for the amazing music of Little Mermaid, such as “Human Stuff,” the 50’s style bop, “She’s In Love,” plus so many more great songs. As always, Miss Marsha will be happily directing and leading your kids into this exciting underwater world of theatre!
“Lion King Jr “ Stage Play
PureJoy! is very excited to be producing yet another staging of a Broadway Musical play this Fall. This is the fully licensed 60 min. production from Music Theatre International, complete with the official Disney scripts, Disney musical orchestrations as well as our new professional costume and set design company. The cast will perform at the beautiful Whippoorwill Theatre in Armonk, NY. We are also very excited to be having a professional choreographer from NYC coming on board for this production creating unique Hip Hop/African inspired choreographies for the many upbeat dance numbers in The Lion King. As always Miss Marsha will be happily directing. If your children have been in any of our past productions, please send them back again for this one! PureJoy! is taking your kids to a whole other exciting level with “The Lion King!”
Mommy & Me
A wonderful hour of bonding with your child and other moms/caregivers and their children. Activities each session include: Circle Time with Songs, Instruments, Craft Time, Movement & Dance and Free Play as well as Story Time, Bubbles, Parachute, & Obstacle Course Exploration. Ages: 6 months-30 months.