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

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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.

Dance Registration Form
Studio 691 School of Dance Dress Code
Studio 691 School of Dance Class Schedule Session I & II
Studio 691 Schedule Session III & IV

Studio 691 School of Dance – Dance Companies

Character, discipline, hard work and technique are important attributes that Company Members possess.  These dancers are challenged in their technique and pushed to the next level. A large commitment of time is required for this group. Master classes, trips and performance opportunities are available. Director’s approval only. Contact TiffanyR@wyckoffymca.org for more information and to audition.

Studio 691 Dance Company

Company Ballet Tuesday 6:15-7:45pm
Company Ballet Wednesday 6-7:30pm
Company Ballet Friday 4-5:15pm
Company Modern Monday 6-7:15pm
Company Jazz Saturday 9-10:30am
Company Rehearsal Monday 7:15-8pm
Company Rehearsal Saturday 10:30am-12pm

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. 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: Mon. 5-6pm

Studio 691 School of Dance Performances

At The Ballet: Featuring The Adelphi Orchestra, The Joffrey Ballet Concert Group & Studio 691 Dance Company

Sun, April 2 at 3pm
$15 Adult & Senior / $12 Child
An afternoon of classical music and dance. Professional musicians and dancers take the stage with the Y’s in-house Dance Company and pay homage to classical music’s finest works.

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Dance Showcase: For Your Amusement

Sat, June 10 at 2pm & 6pm
Sun, June 11 at 2pm
$15 Adult & Senior / $12 Child
Studio 691 School of Dance takes the stage for an end of year presentation that will be a rollercoaster ride of a lifetime!

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Pre-K

MOMMY & ME BALLET
Ages 2 – 3
Wed. 9:30-10:15am, Thu. 9:30-10:15am
Sess. III/IV
Emphasize both fine and gross motor skill development, coordination, and balance in a safe and nurturing environment that encourages parent involvement.

PRE-BALLET I
My Chance to Dance
Age 3
Thu. 1-1:45pm, Fri. 3-3:45pm, Sat. 9-9:45am
Sess. III–IV
Be creative through movement, music, and mime. Learn and practice basic ballet skills, terminology, rhythm, and coordination in a supportive and supervised environment.

PRE-BALLET II
Age 4
Mon. 1-1:45pm, Wed. 2:45-3:30pm, Sat. 9:45-10:30am
Sess. III–IV
Explore basic forms of movement through imaginative games, songs, music, and rhythmical patterns. Young dancers gain skills in fostering independence. The concepts of energy, space, and time are introduced as well as learning to take direction and share turns with peers.

KINDERGARTEN

KINDER BALLET
Age 5
Mon. 4-4:45pm Sess. III–IV
Learn barre exercises, vocabulary, body alignment, rhythm, and level-appropriate movement for ballet, the foundation for all other dance styles.

KINDER DANCE
Tap/Ballet
Age 5
Wed. 4-4:45pm Sess. III–IV
Combine your technique with posture, rhythm, and motor skills while developing in both ballet and tap. Beginning tap concepts, patterns, and vocabulary are taught.

GRADES 1-2

BALLET I
Gr. 1 – 2
Mon. 4-5pm Sess. III–IV
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 Sess. III–IV
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. 4-5pm Sess. III–IV
Enhance body positions, vocabulary, and stage performance in this fast-paced class focused on improving technique, strength, and flexibility.

MODERN I
Gr. 1 – 2
Mon. 5-6pm Sess. III–IV
Explore movement, space, rhythm, and one’s own creativity with emphasis on momentum, shapes, and patterns.

TAP I
Gr. 1 – 2
Tue. 5-6pm Sess. III–IV
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

BALLET II
Gr. 3 – 4
Wed. 5-6pm Sess. III–IV
Focus on direction of the body, alignment, and increased movement vocabulary.

IRISH DANCE BEGINNER
Requires Director Approval
Thu. 6:15-7pm Sess. III–IV
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 Sess. III–IV
Master the traditional movement while concentrating on technique and carriage, with a new focus on timing and listening skills.

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

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

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

GRADES 5-7

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

IRISH DANCE NOVICE
Requires Director Approval
Thu. 7-8pm Sess. III–IV
Master traditional movement concentrating on technique, proficiency, speed, and carriage, with a focus on timing and listening skills.

IRISH DANCE JUNIOR
Requires Director Approval
Thu. 7:15-8:15pm Sess. III–IV
Master the traditional movement concentrating on technique, proficiency, speed, and carriage, while focusing on timing and listening skills.

JAZZ III A
BALLET III & Requires Director Approval
Gr. 5 – 7 Mon. 4-5pm Sess. III–IV
Learn proper jazz technique such as isolations of the body, engaging muscles, and increasing endurance as well as developing complex rhythm patterns through combinations.

JAZZ III B
Gr. 5 – 7 Mon. 6-7pm Sess. III–IV
Learn proper jazz technique such as isolations of the body, engaging muscles, and increasing endurance as well as developing complex rhythm patterns through combinations.

MODERN III A
BALLET III & Requires Director Approval
Gr. 5 – 7 Tue. 5-6pm Sess. III–IV
Explore movement and understand the alignment of the body, the importance of technique, and quality of performance. Develop core strength, which is essential in this discipline.

MODERN III B
Gr. 5 – 7 Thu. 5-6pm Sess. III–IV
Explore movement and understand the alignment of the body, the importance of technique, and quality of performance. Develop core strength, which is essential in this discipline.

PRE-POINTE
Requires Director Approval
Fri. 5:15-6:15pm Sess. III–IV
Pointe is the extension of the ballet class. Dancers must be 12 years 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.

TAP III
Gr. 5 – 7 Mon. 5-6pm Sess. III–IV
Instill a strong skillset by further developing technique including musicality and sound clarity with an added focus on increasing speed and developing style.

GRADES 8-12

BALLET IV
Gr. 8 – 12
Tue. 5-6:15pm Sess. III–IV
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 Sess. III–IV
Take risks and explore your own unique style while mastering technique, speed, musicality, and flexibility.
JAZZ V
Gr. 10 – 12
Mon. 7-8pm Sess. III–IV
Continue to build your skills and refine technique. Focus on improved flexibility, warm-ups, kicks, turns, jumps, and complex across the floor combinations.

MODERN IV
Gr. 8 – 12
Tue. 4-5pm Sess. III–IV
Build a technique balanced by correct alignment, strength, flexibility, coordination, and musicality. Express yourself through movement.

POINTE
Requires Director Approval
Mon. 5-6pm,
Wed. 7:30-8:30pm Sess. III–IV
Pointe is only open to dancers who have mastered the necessary level of ballet and have been approved by the Director. Students will utilize previously learned ballet technique while working on pointe. Dancers must be enrolled in two ballet and pointe classes per week.

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

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

ADULT CLASSES

Pay full price for the first dance class and receive 30% OFF the second 8 week dance class. (Adult Dance Classes only).

ZUMATRA!
Tue. 6-7pm Sess. III/IV
A little Zumba, Sinatra, Broadway, and Dancing with the Stars! Simple dance steps set to a variety of music, and exercises that stretch and strengthen the body. Gets you moving and keeps you going!

ADULT TAP
Beginner: Wed. 10:15-11:15am
Advanced: Wed. 11:15am-12:15pm
Perf. Workshop: Tue. 7-8pm
Perf. Workshop: Thu. 7-8pm
Sess. III/IV
Challenge your rhythm and coordination. Break a sweat and dance to the beat.

ALL THAT JAZZ!
Thu. 6-7pm Sess. III/IV
Learn basic dance technique and style through exercises
and simple routines – enjoy moving to the music!

ADULT IRISH
Thu. 8:15-9pm Sess. III/IV
Wake up your inner Irish – the music, steps, and energy are irresistible. No experience necessary.