Come Dance With Us

Imagine a performing arts program that built Jewish girls and women as people first. A program where girls and women found their place to truly fit in and share the vulnerabilities and strengths that make them who they really are. A performing arts program that taught not just technique, but communication and teamwork skills that women and girls would translate into better marriages, better parenting, and greater success at school and at work. Imagine a performing arts program that developed true creativity, original thinking, and self-expression built on confidence from deep inside. Imagine a performing arts program that felt like a family, the best kind of family, a family that nurtures and supports and plays.

This is Rachel Factor’s Jerusalem Center for Performing Arts.

Imagine a performing arts program that built Jewish girls and women as people first. A program where girls and women found their place to truly fit in and share the vulnerabilities and strengths that make them who they really are. A performing arts program that taught not just technique, but communication and teamwork skills that women and girls would translate into better marriages, better parenting, and greater success at school and at work. Imagine a performing arts program that developed true creativity, original thinking, and self-expression built on confidence from deep inside. Imagine a performing arts program that felt like a family, the best kind of family, a family that nurtures and supports and plays.

Classes

Lyrical

Lyrical is a form of dance combining several styles including jazz, contemporary and ballet technique to express a meaningful story or relevant theme. This theme is often reflected in the lyrics of the song being danced to, but can sometimes use lyrics as a powerful contrast to convey a more nuanced concept in the performance as a whole.

In this class, a thorough warm-up is followed by working “across the floor” to practice moving steps, turns and leaps, culminating in a dance combination. The focus of the class is to develop self-confidence and expression while honing proper technique. For English and Hebrew speakers.

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Ballet & Pointe

Classical ballet technique combined with healthy self-image can help girls and women develop poise, grace, and tznius. In this class, a complete ballet barre work-up is followed by center work, turns, and grand allegro across the floor.

The pointe program, practicing advanced and demanding technique, requires attendance at a minimum of two technique classes per week to be considered for entrance. Following this requirement, pointe students are accepted at the discretion of the teacher. For English and Hebrew speakers. For English and Hebrew speakers.

Drama

This is a class focused on building self-awareness, communication and teamwork skills, bringing out the best in each girl. Students learn to create their own original stories and write their own scripts based on personally meaningful topics while developing realism and truthfulness in acting.

The class covers basic vocal technique, drama games, cold readings, monologues, acting improvisation and performance techniques. The year will culminate in a complete video production as well as a live performance. For English speakers.

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Gymnastics

Give high-energy girls a chance to shine! This class provides a unique blend of gymnastics and dance skills focusing both on athleticism and grace. Girls of all ages are delighted to discover abilities they never knew they had.

Beginning with a dynamic warm-up, classes build strength, balance, and flexibility through an array of gymnastic and acrobatic exercises. Students develop a sense of competence and self-discipline in a supportive and super positive environment. For English and Hebrew speakers.

Schedule

SUNDAYS

MONDAYS

TUESDAYS

WEDNESDAYS

THURSDAYS

SCHEDULE

SUNDAYS

Lyrical: 5th-6th grade

4:30 – 6:00 PM
Rachel Factor

Ballet: 7th Grade

4:30 – 6:00 PM
Lexie Koh

Lyrical: 7th Grade

6:00 – 7:30 PM 
Rachel Factor

Modern

7:30 – 8:45 PM
Nechama Leah Dahan

MONDAY MORNINGS FOR WOMEN

BEG. BALLET

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Lexie Koh

BEG. LYRICAL

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Rachel Factor

MONDAYS

Gymnastics: 3rd – 6th Grades

4:30-5:30 PM
Yael Costin

Gymnastics: 7th - 11th grades

5:30-6:30 PM
Yael Costin

INtroductory lyrical: 4th - 6th grades

5:30-6:30 PM
Sarah Avigail Shapiro

INTRODUCTORY LYRICAL: HIGH SCHOOL

6:30-7:45 PM
Sarah Avigail Shapiro

Introductory Ballet

6:30-7:30 PM
Rachel Factor

INTRODUCTORY BALLET

7:30-8:45 PM
Rachel Factor

TUESDAYS

Merchavim Group

4:30 – 5:30 PM
Rachel Factor

Int. LYRICAL: HIGH SCHOOL AND ADULTS

5:30 – 7:00 PM
Rachel Factor

Assistant Class

7:00 – 8:00 PM
Rachel Factor

Adv. Lyrical: High School and Adults

8:00 – 9:30 PM
Rachel Factor

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS FOR WOMEN

INT/ADV. BALLET

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Lexie Koh

POINTE

11:30 AM – 12:00 NOON
Lexie KoH

INT/ADV. LYRICAL

12:00 NOON – 1:30 PM
Rachel Factor

WEDNESDAYS

Lyrical: 3rd-4th Grade

4:30 – 5:45 PM 
Rachel Factor

Int. Lyrical: High school and adults

5:45 – 7:15 PM
Rachel Factor

Int. Lyrical: High school and adults

7:15 – 8:45 PM
Rachel Factor

THURSDAYS

creative Movement: 4 -5 yrs old

4:00 – 4:45 PM
Rachel Factor

Intermediate Ballet: 5th - 6th grades

4:30 – 5:45 PM
Lexie Koh

Introductory Lyrical: 1st - 2nd grades

4:45 -5:45 PM
Rachel Factor

Intermediate Ballet: High School Grades

5:45-7:15 PM
Lexie Koh

Advanced Ballet: High School and Adults

7:30 – 9:00 PM
Lexie Koh

Pointe

8:00– 9:30 PM
Lexie Koh

Policies & Fees

Afternoon and Evening Class Fees

1.5 hour classes: 55₪
1.25 hour classes: 50₪
1 hour classes: 45₪
1/2 Pointe: 25₪ (introductory rate)

25₪ registration fee per class

The price is for enrollment to the program is not paid on a per class price basis. Fees are not pro-rated if you miss class or join late in the year.

 

Scholarship Fund

Thanks to a generous donation, there is a scholarship fund available. There are requirements to be met and a scholarship committee has been appointed to review all requests. These are needs-based scholarships with a limited amount to distribute. Please do apply if needed.

Payment Policies

  • Student is not registered and cannot participate until forms and signed and tuition is paid.
  • ​Checks should be left blank (we have a stamp). If you feel uncomfortable to leave blank, please check with us to make sure it is filled out correctly. 
  • Cash is accepted in a maximum of 3 installments. Postdated checks are preferred.
  • Credit cards will be accepted this year!!
  • Students are enrolled and committed for the entire year.

Please note that student placement is not assured until payment is made and a registration sheet is signed and returned. Classes by senior instructors Rachel Factor and Lexie Koh are generally full so be sure to secure your spot.

Discontinuation Policies

If a student discontinues the program, a two month penalty fee will be charged. All other payment will be subject to refund under the following conditions:

  • Discontinuation refund requests must be delivered in writing to avoid discrepancies (best by email for date confirmation).
  • Students will not be considered to have left the program until notification in writing has been received.
  • Classes discontinued from February 1 onward will not be subject to refund.
  • Discontinuing classes due to injury, pregnancy and other health issues are subject to refund without penalty as long as announcement of discontinuation has been received in writing.

Please note that class places made available due to discontinuation will be given away to others. Students wishing to hold their place in class must pay even while absent.

Dress Code

  • For all Dance classes: Please wear ALL BLACK from the waist down (skirt, leggings, socks). You can wear any color top. This will promote uniformity and help the study and awareness of dance line.
  • Socks must cover ankles and no skin or skin color should show.
  • Ballet classes require ballet buns (not sponge buns) with hair nets.
  • Socks and hairnets will be provided at a minimal cost at the desk for your convinience and must be purchased if student comes without required dresscode.

 

Director’s Contact Hours

Director, Rachel Factor will be available on Thursday evenings from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM by phone or in person. Please call the secretary to make an appointment. The development of each girl’s growth is of the utmost importance to her. Please call to discuss concerns or issues.

 

Secretarial Contact Information

Please direct all questions regarding payments, scheduling and other secretarial matters to Sara Avigail Horowitz at 02-549-0343 or 058-322-3744 and e-mail payment questions to Frumie Price at acct.jcpa@gmail.com.

If you have any thoughts, suggestions or concerns please feel welcomed to send them via email to jcpa5776@gmail.com or using the contact form on this website

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