Academy Programs

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Le Jeune Dance Academy offers a variety of dance classes and programs including children’s dance, ballet, modern, jazz, tap, adult ballet & pre professional ballet training to inspire and cultivate dancers of all ages and abilities. Classes are offered for ages toddler-adult.

Le Jeune Dance was founded with the vision of producing the next generation of professional dancers by former principal dancer of The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Steve Beirens. Since opening academy doors in 2015 Le Jeune Dance’s current and graduating students have been offered professional company positions, college scholarships, traineeships, summer scholarships and highly competitive YAGP awards.

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Dance Division & Program Descriptions

Childrens Division

Children’s Dance Division is for ages toddler-6 years. Classes in this division offer basic principles of dance in a fun and energetic manner. Key elements include following directions, listening for details, coordination, strength, flexibility, balance and foundational movements of dance.

This division is designed to introduce your child to the fun and excitement of dance and train them on some very fundamental movements.  

Benefits of Childrens Division classes comes from practice in:

  • Following specific directions
  • Counting
  • Musicality
  • Physical Activity & Strength Exercises
  • Flexibility
  • Body Awareness & Coordination
  • Creative Thinking and Dramatic play
  • Critical Thinking
  • Memorization
  • Group Socialization
  • Self Discipline
  • Attention to Details
  • Fundamental Concepts of Dance
  • Dance Terminology

Open Division

Open Division classes are for ages 6-Adult. Classes are offered in a variety of styles and levels. Students enrolled in the Open Division enjoy the flexibility of choosing their specific classes and styles to accommodate the amount of hours of training they desire while receiving high quality professional instruction. A student in this division may choose to take as many or as few classes as they desire.

All Children’s Division and select Open Division classes will perform in the Student Showcase

Dancers Age 3 and older are invited to audition for the Performing Ensemble productions.


Open Division classes are for ages 6-Adult. Classes are offered in a variety of styles and levels. Students enrolled in the Open Division enjoy the flexibility of choosing their specific classes and styles to accommodate the amount of hours of training they desire while receiving high quality professional instruction. A student in this division may choose to take as many or as few classes as they desire. Open Division Dancers are required to enroll in one Ballet Class before enrolling in any other Dance class.

BALLET 1- BALLET 5

Ballet classes take the student through the study of classical ballet with concentration on technique, fundamental terminology, flexibility, strength and artistry.

POINTE

Pointe is offered at a beginning/intermediate level and an intermediate/advanced level. Pointe is introduced when dancers demonstrate strenth, knowledge and readiness. A point assessment must be schedule before placement.

VARIATIONS

Variations class is offered at the intermediate/advanced level. Dancers will learn classical variations from well known ballets.

BEGINNING, INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED CONTEMPORARY

Principles of dance technique and good form are developed in contemporary classes. Strength and expression are developed. Focus remains on technique, control and precise of  movement. Dancers work to develop an understanding of shape, space, levels, flow, weight and rhythm as it relates to movement.

ADVANCED MODERN

Principles of all Modern dance techniques are explored. Dancers build advanced quality to their movements and expression of shape, use of space, levels, flow, weight and rhythm.

STRETCH & STRENGTHENING

Stretch & Strengthening is offered at two levels of difficulty. This class is specific to developing muscles and flexibility to enhance a dancers performance and build heathy bodies.

Pre-Professional Divison

Pre-Professional program is for dancers ages 6 and older with the desire to train in a serious and concentrated path towards a professional career. Studies are focuses on classical ballet and modern dance. Students must adhere to their level’s schedule of multiple required classes. Students in the Pre-Professional program are encouraged to be a part of the Performance Ensemble.

 


Pre-Professional program is for dancers ages 6 and older with the desire to train in a serious and concentrated path towards a professional career. Studies are focuses on classical ballet and modern dance. Students must adhere to their level’s schedule of multiple required classes. Students in the Pre-Professional program are encouraged to be a part of the Performance Ensemble.

Pre-Professional 1-6 and Trainee (Age 6 years+ by skill placement)

Le Jeune Dance Academy is committed to its foundational vision of providing professional-level training to aspiring young dance artists. Students in the Pre-Professional program must attend all required classes.
Le Jeune Dance prepares itsstudents for entry into the professional world of dance through quality training, education, and performance opportunities. Emphasis is placed on each student’s overall goal. It is through the nature of the mental and physical challenge of ballet’s discipline that students develop positive habits, which can help the student excel in all areas of their lives.
The dancer will work to develop critical components of dancing such as flexibility, strength, endurance, muscle memory, discipline, and attention to detail. Le Jeune Dance Academy uses the Vaganova syllabus as its base to guide the student through the proper use of placement and progressive technique, development towards pointe work, suppleness, use of torso, and port de bras. Other ballet mythologies, modern dance and conditioning are introduced to prepare the student for the demands and trends of the 21st century’s ballet and contemporary dance companies. Students receive opportunities for personal advice as they move towards their career goals.

Adult Classes

ADULT BALLET, TUES 6:15-7:45 -  $20/class

SEPT 5TH-NOV 14TH, NO CLASS OCTOBER 31ST. 

ENJOY THE FORMALITY OF CLASSICAL BALLET IN A FUN ATMOSPHERE OR WORK ON OVERALL BODY CONDITIONING. DANCERS CHALLENGE THEMSELVES TO THE LEVEL THEY DESIRE THROUGH TECHNIQUE, ARTISTRY, FLEXIBILITY, BALANCE, STAMINA AND STRENGTH.

Use the Adult Ballet Class Tab to register

Performance Ensemble

Students are encouraged to participate in Performance Ensemble opportunities. Students must be willing to commit to rehearsals outside the regularly scheduled class times.

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(NUTCRACKER, PAQUITA/COLLABORATION WITH EN POINTE, LA FILLE MAL GARDEE, TRAVEL ENSEMBLE)

2023-2024 Performance Ensemble Auditions

Open auditions will be held for the 2023-2024 performance season on Saturday August 26th. Role acceptance must be in entirety (all roles accepted or no roles accepted)

2023-2024 Season of Performance Ensemble Plans and Auditions

We are excited to announce the performance season starting with Nutcracker (November 31st- December 3rd), Paquita and Collaboration with En Pointe (Feb 23rd-25th) and La Fille Mal Grade (May 24th-26th), Travel Ensemble to perform with En Pointe, Tentatively (Early May). All performances are scheduled at the Anderson Center Theater. Casting for Nutcracker will be released in September, casting for Paquita will be released in October, casting for La Fille Mal Grade and Travel Ensemble will be released in January.

Auditions Information:

Performance Ensemble auditions for all productions will be held at Le Jeune Dance Studios August 26th for ages 3-18. Please see specific age/level audition times.

 

All participants will be casted in a role if:

*Participants can commit to the mandatory rehearsal and performance schedule. General rehearsal schedule is: Tuesday-Pas de Deux, Levels 3-Trainee,  and Solo/Principal,  Fri Eve- All roles may be called, Saturday 1:30-6M -All roles may be called at various times.

  • Submit contract and fees on time
  • Families are required to donate 1 sweets and treats item, and volunteer for (2) positions during tech week or pay volunteer opt out fee.
  • $50 non refundable Casting Fee due with participation form at time of audition. This Casting Fee will be deducted from your Nutcracker participation/role fee when the role is accepted.
  • Please enter the building 10 minutes ahead of your audition time with your participation form and casting fee prepared.

Schedule of Auditions

2:30 -3:15  Levels 4-Trainee

3:30-3:45  Ages 3-6 attending Creative Dance-1A)

4:00-4:15  Ages 7 and up attending Pre Ballet-Level 1b-2b (female dancers with no pointe experience)

4:30-4:45 Ages 9 and up attending levels 2b-3+ (female dancers that have pointe experience)

Travel Ensemble

Travel Ensemble is part of our yearly collaborations with other Ballet Academies around the nation. In order to be considered and participate in our travel ensemble , academy dancers are selected by Artistic Directors to represent Le Jeune Dance Academy. A multitude of considerations are taken during the selection process including to participate in all 3 productions, technique levels,  age, artistry, work-ethic, intellectual and emotional maturity.

Competitions

 

YOUTH AMERICAN GRAND PRIX UNIVERSAL BALLET COMPETITION WORLD BALLET COMPETITION

Youth American Grand Prix , UBC, WBC competitors are selected by Artistic Directors to represent Le Jeune Dance Academy. A multitude of considerations are taken during the selection process including to participate in all 3 productions, technique levels,  age, artistry, work-ethic, intellectual and emotional maturity.

  • Amelia Legault YAGP 2022 Pre-Competitive Finalist
  • Grace Davis YAGP 2021 Pe-Competitive Finalist
  • Amelia Legault  YAGP 2023 2nd place Pre-Competitive (Indiana Regionals)
  • Viviane Griggs YAGP 2023 2nd place Juniors (Indiana Regionals)
  • Amelia Legault WBC 2023 Preparatory Final Round Finalist 4th place
  • Veronica Somsakhein WBC 2023 Pre-Professional 2nd Round Finalist
  • Amelia Legault YAGP 2024 New York Finalist
  • Vivienne Griggs YAGP 2024 New York Finalist
  • Amelia Legault UBC 2024 1st place  Juniors (Pittsburgh Semi Finals)
  • Grace Davis UBC 2024 3rd place Juniors  (Pittsburgh Semi Finals)
  • Vivienne Griggs UBC 2024 5th place Juniors (Pittsburgh Semi Finals)
  • Veronica Somsakhein UBC 2024 9th place Seniors.                    (Pittsburgh Semi Finals)

Summer Program

A variety of classes and summer programs are offered during the summer months including regular weekly classes, Kids Dance Camp, Beginning Summer Intensive, Intermediate Summer Intensive, Advance Summer Intensive and Guest Teacher Series.

It is strongly recommended that all pre-professional students attend Le JDA summer intensives. Dancers of pre-professional age will be re-evaluated during summer for Fall 2024 level placement and 2024-2025 Performance Ensemble casting.


Summer 2024 Registration Info

*You will be prompted to sign in to view classes, schedules and fees. There are no registration obligations to view these details.
*Please note levels labels are different between schools. New students please email to schedule a level evaluation. *You will be prompted to sign in to view classes, schedules and fees. There are no registration obligations to view these details. Please see below for schedules, tuition, discounts and attire.
*August 3rd 2024, 1pm Intensive’s Performance *date and time at Blue Ash Amphitheater is subject to change.

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(2024 Summer Weekly Classes, 2024 Summer Intensive, Workshop, Kid’s Dance Camp and Guest Teacher Series)

Quick Schedule Overview of Summer Weekly Classes Click Here 2024 Summer Weekly Classes Schedule

Quick Schedule Overview of Summer Intensive, Workshop, Kid’s Dance Camp and Guest Teacher Series Click Here

2024 Summer Intensives, Camps & Special Weeks Schedule

*See $50 summer discount details in Summer Tuition Info*

*Intensive dancers see special notes on Summer Uniform.

Kid’s Dance Camp Moana Theme! (Age 4-8)
June 24-June 28th 9:00AM-12PM, Tuition: $230

For ages 4-8. An overall art experiences and one of the most exciting weeks of the year for young dancers! Kid’s Dance Camp combines dance, music, and art into a theme, encouraging the use of each child’s imagination freely. Children are engaged by trained faculty in fundamentals of classical dance as well as exploring other forms of dance styles. Children will work on the development of artistry and use their creativity to create a presentation for Friday June 28th at 11:45. Over the week children learn choreography; create their own choreography, props, backdrop and costumes to take home incorporating the week’s theme!

Beginning Intensive (Levels 1A-1B)
June 17th – June 21st M-F 9:30AM-12:30 PM Studio Opens at 8:45AM. Tuition: $260

*Dancers additionally have a performance opportunity Saturday August 3rd, 1PM, Blue Ash Amphitheater. Dancers who choose additionally perform August 3rd must be available for additional rehearsals July 29th-August 3rd. Summer Intensive Uniform Required. Performance opportunity is not required to participate in the Intensive.
Ages 6+ w/ min 1 year of classical training. Students will work on developing & progressing in the fundamentals of classical ballet technique while exploring fundamentals of contemporary dance. Dancers will also have an opportunity to strengthen performance skills as they learn and rehearse choreography

Beginning-Intermediate Intensive (Levels 1B+)
July 1st-July 12th M-F and Sat July 6th, 9:30AM-3:30PM (Two Weeks, no classes July 4th) Studio Opens at 8:45AM, Tuition: $880

*Dancers additionally have a performance opportunity Saturday August 3rd, 1PM, Blue Ash Amphitheater. Dancers who choose additionally perform August 3rd must be available for additional rehearsals July 29th-August 3rd. Summer Intensive Uniform Required. Performance opportunity is not required to participate in the Intensive.
A concentrated exposure to exceptional ballet training, students have the opportunity to greatly improve technical skills, awareness, strength, precision, confidence and deeper understanding of their individual artistic potential. Students learn from highly effective teaching methods of Le JDA’s renowned professional faculty. Curriculum includes a variety of: Classical Technique, Pre-Pointe/Pointe, Classical Repertoire, Classical Variations, Jump Technique, Turn Technique, Contemporary, Modern, Musical Theater Dance and Body Conditioning.

Beginning-Intermediate Intensive (Levels 2A)
July 1st-July 12th M-F and Sat July 6th, 9:30AM-3:30PM (Two Weeks, no classes July 4th) Studio Opens at 8:45AM, Tuition: $880

*Dancers additionally have a performance opportunity Saturday August 3rd, 1PM, Blue Ash Amphitheater. Dancers who choose additionally perform August 3rd must be available for additional rehearsals July 29th-August 3rd. Summer Intensive Uniform Required. Performance opportunity is not required to participate in the Intensive.
A concentrated exposure to exceptional ballet training, students have the opportunity to greatly improve technical skills, awareness, strength, precision, confidence and deeper understanding of their individual artistic potential. Students learn from highly effective teaching methods of Le JDA’s renowned professional faculty. Curriculum includes a variety of: Classical Technique, Pre-Pointe/Pointe, Classical Repertoire, Classical Variations, Jump Technique, Turn Technique, Contemporary, Modern, Musical Theater Dance and Body Conditioning.

Intermediate & Advanced Summer Workshop (Level 3-Trainee)
July 1st-July 12th M-F and Sat July 6th, 9:30AM-12:30PM (Two Weeks, no classes July 4th) 9:30 am-12:30 pm Studio Opens at 8:45AM *(levels will be split into different groups/classes based on skill level) Tuition: $470

Dancers will improve their technique, strength, and artistry with detailed classical ballet class and one additional focus per day including, pointe, classical variations, modern, contemporary, stretch and strengthening, or Musical Theater Dance. A great way to prepare your body for the rest of summer training.

 

Intermediate and Advanced Intensive (Levels 2B-Trainee)
July 15th – August 3rd M-F and Sat Aug 3rd, 9:30AM-3:30PM Studio Opens at 8:45, *(levels will be split into different groups/classes based on skill level)
Tuition: $1310

*Performance August 3rd, 1PM Blue Ash Amphitheater Stage. Summer Intensive Uniform Required.

Levels will be split by skill. A concentrated exposure to exceptional ballet training, students have the opportunity to greatly improve technical skills, awareness, strength, precision, confidence and deeper understanding of their individual artistic potential. Students learn from highly effective teaching methods of Le JDA’s renowned professional faculty and guest teachers. Curriculum includes: Classical Technique, Pre-Pointe/Pointe, Classical Repertoire, Classical Variations, Jump Technique, Turn Technique, Contemporary, Modern, Musical Theater Dance and Body Conditioning. The three week of intensive work concludes with a summer performance August 5th at the Blue Ash Amphitheater.

2024 Guest Teacher Series, Intermediate (Level 2-3)  & Advanced (Level 4-Trainee)
*See $50 Summer Discount details in Summer Tuition Details*

Tuition: $235/week Drop in $55/class
August 5-9th 6:30-8:30 PM M-F
Current and former professional dancers will lead classes. Enjoy the opportunity to learn from the guest professional’s experience and individual teaching styles.

 

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2024 Summer Weekly Class Series Schedule

8 Week Session: Levels Ballet Preparatory Class-Levels 2A :Tuesday May 28th– Monday July 22nd

7 Week Session: Levels 2B-Trainee :Tuesday May 28th– Monday July 15th, No Classes July 4th

2024 Summer Weekly Class Series Schedule
*See details of $50 summer discount in Summer Tuition Info*

Preparatory Ballet Class (Age 3-5)
Tuition:$95 *Summer Special!, *This class is excluded from Summer Discounts with a Summer Special Tuition Price!
Mon 5:15-6:00 PM

Ballet 1a w/ Stretch & Strengthening
Tuition: $290
Tues 6:30-7:30 PM Stretch and Strengthening
Weds 6:30-7:30 PM Technique

Ballet 1b w/ Stretch & Strengthening, Tuition: $350
Tues 6:30-7:30 PM Stretch and Strengthening
Wed 5:00-6:30 PM Technique

Ballet 1b+ w/ Stretch & Strengthening, Tuition: $350
Tues 5:00-6:30 PM Technique
Tues 6:30-7:30 PM Stretch and Strengthening
Ballet 1b+ Optional Additional Technique (Must be enrolled in Tuesday 1b+ Class, Tuition: $230
Mon 5:00-6:30 PM

Ballet 2A w/ Stretch & Strengthening, Tuition: $530
Mon 5:00-6:30 PM
Tues 5:00-7:30 (Ballet) & (SS)
Ballet 2A Optional Additional Technique (Must be enrolled in 2A Mon/Tues) (7 week session)Tuition: $215
Wed 6:00-7:30

Ballet 2B w/ Stretch & Strengthening, Tuition: $530
Mon 5:00-6:30 PM
Tues 5-7:30 PM
Ballet 2B Optional Additional Technique (Must be enrolled in 2A Mon/Tues)Tuition: $215
Wed 6:00-7:30

Ballet 3 w/ Stretch & Strengthening (No Classes July 4th) Tuition: $530
Tues 5:00-6:30
*May choose to exchange Thur SS or 6:30-7:30 Tues SS
Thu 6:00-7:00 (SS)
Wed 6:00-7:30
*Dancers may choose to exchange Thur SS with 6:30-7:30 Tues SS
Thu 6:00-7:00 (SS)
Ballet 3 Optional Additional Technique (Must be enrolled in Ballet 3 w/ Stretch & Strengthening) Tuition: $215
Thursday 4:30-6:00 PM

Ballet Advanced (4-Trainee) w/ Stretch and Strengthening (No classes July 4th) Tuition: $775
Mon 4:30-6:00
Tues 6:30-8:00 PM
Weds 4:30-6:00 PM
Thu 4:30-6 and 6-7PM

Summer Weekly Class Series Drop In
$30 per class (24 hour reservation must be made with approval from Le Je Dance Admin, Studio Director Portal Pre Paid only)

Summer Weekly Class Series Drop In
$30 per class (24 hour reservation must be made with approval from Le Je Dance Admin, Studio Director Portal Pre Paid only)

 


Summer Tuition Info & Discounts

Tuition is noted with each class, camp, and intensive.
A $50 summer discount is given to all families for each full class series and full program paid in complete by May 1st. An additional 3% discount is given to families paid in complete by May 1st 2024 by check.
Please allow time for the adjustment to be made in the account.
Le JDA accepts credit card. Payment plans are available.
Summer Intensive Positions are only guaranteed with a non-refundable 20% deposit within 5 days of on-line registration.


Summer Intensive Uniform Info

For weekly summer classes, please see regular “Attire

Summer Intensive dancers:

Regular Uniform Black Le JDA Leotard will be worn Tuesday/Thursday (Optional Uniform Leotards also allowed). This can be ordered through Le Jeune Dance.

These following items can be ordered through Wear Moi and/or local dance shops. We highly recommend placing orders before April 1st.

Intensive Dancers of every level are required to have specific uniform for intensive and participation in August 3rd performance.

Summer Intensive Uniform 2024 (no logo)

 

 


Auditions Application

In person auditions may be requested through email or phone call. Video auditions are accepted through email or by direct mail to the artistic director. Please include credential and contact information.

OUT OF TOWN SUMMER PROGRAM PARTICIPANT INFORMATION 

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Special Guest Teacher Series

2024 Guest Teacher Series!

August 5th-9th 6:30-8:30pm

Intermediate Ballet Technique (Level PPB 2-3) , Advanced Ballet Technique (Level PPB 4-Trainee)

Tuition : $235/week $55/drop in class

Enjoy the opportunity to learn from the Guest teachers professional experience and individual teaching styles.

*see $50 Summer Discount Details in Summer Tuition Details!

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