CCM: Prep

CCM: Prep

Youth Dance Classes

Dance Styles for Acting and Musical Theatre

Dance Styles is an introduction to the steps, techniques and styles of dance commonly used in theatre arts. Classes consist of a jazz or ballet warm-up, floor stretches, isolations and center combinations incorporating jazz, tap, ballet, folk, social and lyrical dance steps in forms that are frequently used in musical theatre productions. The classes develop the “dancing actor” by working on characterization through movement and choreography.  

Please contact Dr. Jonnie Lynn Jacobs Percer with questions about CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement Dance Styles classes.

Jonnie L. Jacobs

Title: Adjunct Instructor of Ballet, CCM Prep Ballet Director
Office: 3735 Corbett Cntr Perform Arts
Tel: 513-556-2595

Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer received her Ph.D. in Educational Studies from the University of Cincinnati in 2011. Her dissertation research focused on the effect serious ballet training had in producing higher academic achievement.  Jonnie Lynn received her B.F.A. in ballet from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati in 1982, and a M.A. in Dance from The Ohio State University in 2001. She began working for the CCM Preparatory in the fall of 1987. Currently, she serves as an adjunct professor in the CCM Dance Division and is also the ballet director of the CCM Preparatory Department. 

Dance Styles Level 1

Ages 10-18
9:00-10:30 a.m. Saturday
Tuition: $550

Dance Styles Level 2 (audition required)

Ages 10-18
9:00-10:30 a.m. Saturday
Tuition: $550

Dance Styles Level 3 & 4 (audition required)

Ages 10-18
9:00-10:30 a.m., Saturday
Tuition: $550

Audition Information for Dance Styles 2, 3 and 4 for Acting and Musical Theatre

Saturday, August 24
9-10:30 a.m.
(Tap 9-9:45 am in Corbett Center 3705) (MTD 10:00 – 10:30 in Studio C) with Karie Lee and Julie

All students wishing to simply register for Dance Styles 1 may do so without auditioning. Placement auditions are for the more advanced classes.

Please bring with you to the audition a completed Musical Theatre Dance Audition Form, click here to download.

Modern Dance

Intermediate Modern Dance

(Students in Level 5 Ballet and higher or with permission of teacher)

This class is intended for the intermediate level dancer.  It is based on the traditional elements of modern dance technique; floor work, fall and recovery, spirals, concepts of space, time and force, developing technical proficiency, improvisational skills and musicality and rhythmic accuracy.  The class is also enhanced with elements of today's more contemporary dance. The goal of this class is for the student to gain a deeper understanding of modern dance and to explore their individuality as a dancer.

12-1:30 p.m. Saturday
Tuition:  $550

Placement/Try-It Class for Intermediate Modern Dance

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Noon - 1:30 p.m. Intermediate Modern Dance (ages 13+) in Studio B with Ana Bird