Orlando Ballet - JCC - Orlando

The J is excited to announce a sponsorship with the Orlando Ballet!

The Orlando Ballet is passionate about sharing the joy of dance with people of all ages, physical abilities, and skill levels. As such, we will be offering four classes in total: Gentle BeMoved™, BeMoved™, First Steps™, and S.T.E.P.S.™
This is a fantastic opportunity to get moving in big ways and small, and to learn and grow in community together. More information on each program can be found below.

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BeMoved™ inspires participants to embrace dance and fitness as a path to health, joy, and fulfillment. The course is carefully designed to deliver a safe, body-friendly movement experience and is intended for ages 14 and up. Classes will be taught by talented certified instructors from the Orlando Ballet: Krista Ledden, Marlena Abaza, and Shane Bland.

Classes meet once a week on Mondays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. beginning January 31st and ending May 23rd. Come to learn, to grow, to be inspired–and to get your groove on!

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Gentle BeMoved

Gentle BeMoved™ is designed to improve strength, balance, and flexibility and is tailored to participants with limited mobility due to age, health, or injury. Classes begin with a seated warm-up, and upright dancing can be modified for seating if necessary. The course covers a wide range of dance styles, from swing to waltz to blues and more!

Classes meet once a week on Mondays from 1-1:50 p.m. beginning September 27th and ending November 15th. Join us today!

First Steps™

First Steps™ is a weekday morning workshop designed for K3 and K4, and consists of four workshops total per week for 10 weeks. Due to COVID, only two classrooms will take the workshop at a time; each classroom will attend one workshop per week.


S.T.E.P.S.™ is a program designed for 2nd-5th graders. The refined structure of ballet is an ideal introduction to dance for children of all ages. Dance is an excellent way to teach children how they can stand out as individuals, as well as fit into the bigger social picture. This is a great program for teaching the value of hard work and the joy of moving to music.

The Orlando Ballet S.T.E.P.S. program offers classes in classical ballet, modern, contemporary dance, musical theater, jazz, hip hop and spoken word over 13 weeks.   Each class meets Tuesday afternoons from 4:00-5:30 January 25 to April 5.

Over the course of the intensive, students are provided with full dance attire. 

  • Girls receive leotards, tights, ballet slippers 
  • Boys receive T-shirts, black shorts, black socks, and black ballet slippers)

A final showcase is presented at the conclusion of the program. Participants will present the works they created over the course of the intensive and will receive a certificate of completion of the Orlando Ballet S.T.E.P.S. program.

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