Programs & Services

The many and varied programs and services offered by the Wyckoff Y will keep the entire family busy from dawn to dusk.

Studio 691 School of Dance

Blue-Purple


Do you have a passion for dance? 

Dream big, express yourself, and catch your rising star at the Wyckoff YMCA’s STUDIO 691!  Our performing arts programs lead the way in technique, creativity and innovation.   We pride ourselves on teaching etiquette though movement.

Studio 691 Dress Code & Rules
Studio 691 Schedule Session I & II

Studio 691 School of Dance – Dance Companies

Character, discipline, hard work, and technique are important attributes that Company Members possess. Dancers are challenged and pushed to the next level. A large commitment of time is required for this group. Master classes, trips, and performance opportunities are available. Contact: TiffanyR@wyckoffymca.org

Studio 691 Preparatory Company
Preparatory company dancers are required to take two ballet classes, one modern class, and one jazz class in grade-appropriate levels.
Prep. Ballet: Fri 5:30-6:30pm
Prep. Rehearsal: Wed 4-5pm

Studio 691 Junior Company
Junior company dancers are required to take ballet and jazz classes in grade-appropriate levels. Junior Rehearsal: Tue. 4-5pm

 

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Studio 691 School of Dance Performances
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Studio 691 Proudly Presents ”The Wee Little Nutcracker”

Sat, Dec 2 at 11am
As part of the Pre-K and Kinder Curriculum, ballerinas will learn a dance to perform on the Y’s stage during their regular class time. Learning the story and music of The Nutcracker will help your child get comfortable on the stage. Costumes will be provided. This is a new and exciting opportunity for your young dancer!
Adult/Senior: $15
Child: $12

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Pre-K

Session I-IV

NEW! BABY BALLERINAS
Ages 2 – 3 w/ Adult Sess. I–II
Tue. 9:30-10:15am
Emphasize both fine and gross motor skill development, coordination, and balance in a safe and nurturing environment that encourages parent involvement.

PRE-BALLET I
Age 3
Tue. 10:30-11:15am,
Thu. 1-1:45pm, Fri.12:15-1pm
Fri. 3-3:45pm, Sat. 9-9:45am

PRE-BALLET II
Age 4
Mon. 12:15-1pm,
Mon. 1-1:45pm
Wed. 2:45-3:30pm,
Sat. 9:45-10:30am
Be creative through movement, music, and mime. Learn and practice basic ballet skills, terminology, rhythm, and coordination in a supportive and supervised environment.

NEW! PRE-TAP
Age 4
Thu. 2:45-3:30pm
Learn basic tap dance technique, to nurture a sense of rhythm and timing. Coordination, correct classroom behavior, and creativity are fostered through theme based lessons and combinations.

KINDERGARTEN

Session I-IV

KINDER BALLET
Age 5 – Kindergarten
Wed. 5-5:45pm
Sat. 10:30-11:15am
Learn barre exercises, vocabulary, body alignment, rhythm, and level-appropriate movement for ballet, the foundation for all other dance styles.

NEW! KINDER JAZZ
Age 5 – Kindergarten
Thu. 4-4:45pm
Move and groove as you learn jazz technique that employs many of the same concepts of ballet. Focus is on strength, technique, memorization, and terminology.

NEW! KINDER TAP
Age 5 – Kindergarten
Mon. 4-4:45pm
Combine your technique with posture, rhythm, and motor skills while developing self confidence. Beginning tap concepts, patterns, and vocabulary are taught.

GRADES 1-2

Session I-IV

BALLET I
Gr. 1 – 2 Mon. 4-5pm
Develop the concepts of ballet including turn out, coordination, and spatial awareness with a specific focus on class etiquette. Learn positions of the feet and arms and introductory movement vocabulary.

IRISH DANCE BEGINNER
Requires Director Approval
Thu. 6:15-7pm
Establish familiarity with the music while learning the fundamentals essential to traditional Irish Dance, including foot placement, body alignment, and basic steps.

JAZZ I
Gr. 1 – 2 Tue. 5-6pm
Enhance body positions, vocabulary, and stage performance in this fastpaced class focused on improving strength and flexibility.

MODERN I
Gr. 1 – 2 Thu. 4:45-5:45pm
Explore movement, space, rhythm, and one’s own creativity with emphasis on momentum, shapes, and patterns.

TAP I
Gr. 1 – 2 Wed. 4-5pm
Great for developing gross motor skills, rhythm, and coordination; Tap I consists of warm-up exercises, across-the-floor combinations, and rhythmic phrases.

GRADES 3-4

Session I-IV

BALLET II
Gr. 3 – 4 Wed. 4-5pm
Learn proper placement, alignment, balance, and control. Focus is on improving strength, control, and body positioning in barre and center work, as well as learning the vocabulary.

IRISH DANCE BEGINNER
Requires Director Approval
Thu. 6:15-7pm
Establish familiarity with the music while learning the fundamentals essential to traditional Irish Dance, including foot placement, body alignment, and basic steps.

IRISH DANCE 2ND YEAR BEGINNER
Requires Director Approval
Thu. 6:45-7:45pm
Master the traditional movement while concentrating on technique and carriage, with a new focus on timing and listening skills.

MODERN II
Gr. 3 – 4 Mon. 5-6pm
Develop full body integration, with strength and dynamic quality for performance in a creative, energetic, and positive environment.

JAZZ II
Gr. 3 – 4 Thu. 5-6pm
Enhance body positions, vocabulary, and stage performance in this fast-paced class focused on improving balance, strength, and flexibility. Understanding body awareness, opposition techniques, and pirouettes are an integral piece of this discipline.

TAP II
Gr. 3 – 4 Thu. 4-5pm
Explore coordination, time steps, beginning turns, short combinations, and showmanship along with rhythm and timing within a wide range of musical accompaniment.

NEW! HIP HOP II
Gr. 3 – 4 Mon. 6-7pm
Learn the fundamentals of hip hop movement. Stretching, isolations, rhythms, musicality, upper body strength, and funky footwork will all be incorporated to upbeat music.

NEW! ACRO DANCE II
Gr. 3 – 4
Fri. 4-4:45pm Sess. I–II
Acro is centered on fundamental acrobatic skills to increase flexibility, strength, balance, coordination, endurance, timing, body awareness, self-discipline, and confidence. Focus is on proper hand placement and body alignment.

GRADES 5-7

Session I-IV

IRISH DANCE NOVICE
Requires Director Approval
Thu. 7:15-8:15pm

IRISH DANCE JUNIOR
Requires Director Approval
Thu. 7:30-8:30pm
Master the traditional movement concentrating on technique, proficiency, speed, and carriage, while focusing on timing and listening skills.

JAZZ III
Gr. 5 – 7 Tue. 4-5pm

JAZZ III ADVANCED
BALLET III Required / Dir. Approval
Gr. 5 – 7 Mon. 6-7pm
Work on isolations of the body, engaging muscles, and increasing endurance as well as developing complex rhythm patterns through combinations. Precision style jazz is taught through creating sharp lines and quick, sharp movements.

MODERN III
Gr. 5 – 7 Thu. 5:45-6:45pm

MODERN III ADVANCED
BALLET III Required / Dir. Approval
Gr. 5 – 7 Tue. 5-6pm
Explore movement and understand the alignment of the body, the importance of correct technique, and quality of performance. Floorwork, partner work, and full body movement integration is incorporated in combinations and exercises.

TAP III
Gr. 5 – 7 Mon. 4-5pm

TAP III ADVANCED
Gr. 5 – 7 Mon. 5-6pm
Instill a strong skillset by further developing musicality and sound clarity with an added focus on increasing speed and developing style. Personal responsibility in memorization of steps and using energy and enthusiasm is expected.

BALLET III
Gr. 5 – 7
Tue. 4-5pm, Wed. 5-6pm
Develop movement sequences, port de bras, and balance while learning proper extension of the legs and shape of feet. Increase core strength and flexibility.

PRE-POINTE
Requires Director Approval
Wed. 6-6:45pm
Dancers must be 12 yrs. of age, have had at least one year of ballet training, and need permission from the Director to be eligible. Dancers must be enrolled in two ballet classes per week.

NEW! ACRO DANCE III
Gr. 5 – 7
Fri. 4:45-5:30pm Sess. I–II
Focus is on proper hand placement and body alignment with emphasis on the muscles and flexibility required to master each movement.

GRADES 8-12

Session I-IV

BALLET IV
Gr. 8 – 12 Tue. 5-6:15pm
Emphasis on multiple pirouettes, fluidity of movement, and the intricacies of small and large jumps which are essential in continuing to improve as a ballet dancer.

JAZZ IV
Gr. 8 – 9 Thu. 5-6pm
Take risks and explore your own unique style while mastering technique, speed, musicality, and flexibility.

MODERN IV
Gr. 8 – 12 Mon. 5-6pm
Build a solid foundation through correct alignment, strength, flexibility, coordination, and musicality. Express yourself through movement.

TAP IV
Gr. 8 – 9 Thu. 4-5pm
Intricate rhythmic patterns, sound clarity, and increased speed and vocabulary are the focus for continued progress.

NEW! ACRO DANCE IV
Gr. 8 – 12
Fri. 5:30-6:15pm Sess. I–II
Focus is on proper hand placement and body alignment with emphasis on the muscles and flexibility required to perform proper technique.

POINTE
Requires Director Approval
Tue. 7:45-8:30pm
Wed. 8:15-9pm
Pointe is only open to dancers who have mastered the necessary level of ballet. Dancers must be enrolled in two ballet classes per week.

JAZZ V
Gr. 10 – 12
Mon. 7-8pm
Continue to build your skills and refine movement quality. Focus on improved flexibility, warm-ups, kicks, turns, jumps, and complex across the floor combinations.

TAP V
Gr. 10 – 12
Wed. 5-6pm
Develop rhythm, style, and sound. Emphasis is on proper tap technique, coordination, producing clear tap sounds, and speed of movement.

ADULT CLASSES

ADULT MUSICAL THEATRE JAZZ
Thu. 6:45-7:45pm Sess. I/II

ADULT BALLET
Thu. 7:45-8:45pm Sess. I/II

ADULT JAZZ
Tue. 6-7pm Sess. I–II

ZUMATRA
Wed. 6-7pm Sess. I/II

ADULT TAP
Sess. I–II
Beg. Tap: Wed. 10:15-11:15am
Adv. Tap: Wed. 11:15am-12:15pm
Adv. Tap: Tue. 7-8pm
Tap Review: Wed. 7-8pm