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Rikud Rochester Dance Marathon
June 29–30

Ken Avner returns to Rochester for our 25th Annual Israeli Dance Workshop. Join us for two days of old favorite and the latest hits in a casual, relaxed environment. All are welcome. Snacks included!
Saturday, June 29, 7pm–2am
Sunday, June 30, 12pm–6pm
Saturday Only: $35/person
Sunday Only: $35/person

Musical Theatre Mayhem
July 15–28

Broadway veterans Nikki Snelson, Ben Cameron, and Eric Stretch bring their  nationally recognized Musical Theatre Mayhem to Rochester, NY.

MTM is a full triple-threat experience featuring classes in vocal technique, scene study, improvisation, audition technique, dance styles, iconic Broadway choreography, acting on screen, storytelling through movement and so much more!

The MTM dream team and have been traveling the world to share their Broadway knowledge with performers in a fun, high energy, and positive setting. This is the ONLY pre-professional program that offers a hybrid triple threat experience with mentorship from HUGE Broadway stars virtually AND in person.  Everyone on staff has multiple Broadway and National Tour credits and still works professionally as performers, directors, and choreographers across the globe!

Participants are grouped by age and experience level so all are welcome. You will even have the opportunity to be chosen to sing in NYC at Broadway Sessions.

Throughout the workshop, we will also be joined virtually by stars currently on Broadway for Zoom talk back sessions (past special guests have included Megan Hilty, Shoshana Bean, Alex Brightman, Stephanie J. Block, Taylor Louderman, Arianna DeBose, Alex Newell, and many more!)

2024 KidStage Summer Theater
July 29–August 23

A fabulous month of theatre for kids entering 3rd to 6th grade!

CSN: Back by popular demand!
July 29–August 2
KidStage campers invent their own quirky, wacky summer toys and foods, then film TV commercial spoofs extolling their clever benefits on CSN (our Camp Shopping Network). The sky’s the limit to our campers’ creativity!

August 5–16 (two-week session)
We’ll rehearse and perform a fabulous play for friends and family on August 15 and an encore show for the whole camp on August 16.

Once Upon a Punchline
August 19–23
One of our most popular KidStage programs returns for another summer! Campers work together to brainstorm crazy, fun ideas as they create their own originally comical fractured fairy tale.

Meet Alyssa Blodgett
Alyssa leads our program this summer, sharing her 20 years of acting experience. A California actor with dual degrees in both Music and in Theatre, you might recognize her from her stint on Brooklyn 99 – and our school-age program!

Ongoing Classes

NEW! Introduction to Israeli Dance

Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm; UGX
November 1-December 13 (No class Nov. 22)

Interested in trying something new? Enjoy social dancing and making new friends? For over 40 years the JCC has hosted a weekly drop-in Israeli Dance class. Dancers enjoy a rotating assortment of choreographed dances to Israeli Music. While the class is open to all, it can sometimes be intimidating for newcomers. In this special six week workshop for beginners and anyone looking to refresh their skills, Instructor Max Steiner will teach the basics of Israeli Dance and to prepare you for our regular Tuesday night sessions.

Instructor: Max Steiner

Six week session: $30

Israeli Dance

Tuesdays 7–9pm; UGX

Explore and celebrate Israeli music and culture through dance.

Instructor: Max Steiner

Single Class:  Member: $5    Non-Member: $7
10 Class Card: Member: $45    Non-Member: $63

International Folk Dance

Mondays 7:30–9:30pm; Auditorium C

A great way to exercise, socialize, hear some great music, and learn about the cultures of other countries.

Instructor: Alene Boyer

Single Class: Member: $5    Non-Member: $7
10 Class Card: Member: $45    Non-Member: $63

Adult Ballet: Back to Basics

Thursdays 5:30–7pm; Dance StudioThis ballet basics class is geared toward adults looking to build strength, stretch and improve balance through dance. Class will include a traditional ballet barre, stretching and center combinations. This will be a low-impact class with little or no jumping. Enjoy ballet in a low-stress, friendly and welcoming environment. Prior dance experience suggested.

Instructor: Kathy Kenez

Member: $16
$70 for 5-Class Card
$130 for 10-Class Card
Non Member: $18
$75 for 5-Class Card
$140 for 10-Class Card

Questions? Contact rmeranto@jccrochester.org