Summer 2024 Class Schedule

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DANCE SHOW POLICY

Ensuring the safety and hygiene of all our dancers is crucial. Kindly note that bare feet are not allowed inside our studio to prevent the potential spread of contagions.
Senior dancers attending classes are required to wear appropriate dance attire and shoes. Jazz Shoes and Ballet Slippers are conveniently available for purchase at our studio for your convenience. I highly recommend investing in jazz shoes if you’re attending one or more classes. Tan jazz shoes are available at our studio for $37, with an attached image for your reference. Alternatively, you can purchase your own from platforms like Amazon, etc.
If you prefer to use your own dance shoes, please ensure they are approved by our director, Diane, or our office staff. It’s important to note that all dance shoes must have tan or white soles only to comply with our guidelines.

Alexi Zadanosky

Our Teacher,Alexi Zadanosky is a performing artist who teaches ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, musical theater, beginner pointe, lyrical for all ages. Also she specializes in private piano and vocal instruction and coaches musical theatre programs.

She performs in dinner shows and actively participates in local community events. Alexi has been teaching and performing for 5 years. Originally from New York City, she attended the American Musical Dramatic Academy for the performing arts obtaining an AOS in Musical Theatre.

Afterward she relocated to Los Angeles and continued with AMDA getting her BFA in Musical Theatre and then MA in Theatre. She now lives in New York City once more realizing her passion for teaching the arts and encouraging students to follow their goals and dreams in the performing arts community.

She strives to become a record label artist in the future. Alexi also spends much time reading and writing creative works, and is a bit of a film historian.

Community Needs Assessment
The Kennedy Dancers, Inc. Inner City Youth

Parents/Guardians and students are assessed as they begin the program through The Kennedy Dancers, Inc., as well as the CDBG intake forms. They are surveyed regularly by staff to see if there is a change financially, physically, or emotionally. Surveys include questions about finances, school attendance, and physical and emotional needs. Every six months, parents/guardians and students are given a proficiency report monitoring the student’s artistic, emotional, and physical improvement, or lack thereof.

Through intake forms, one hundred percent of the students in the Inner City Youth (ICY) program are identified as low to moderate income by HUD standards and are at-risk for criminal activity, substance abuse, gang related activity, teen pregnancy, and domestic abuse. The program provides these vulnerable children with a place to go after school, a community of which they can feel they belong, and a focus for their creative energy and talent. This program is a clear indication of how the organization has adhered to its mission to offer arts training in response to the needs of the community. This program provides elite skills in dance, as well as music and theater – most of which is non-existent in public schools. Currently, only two schools offer dance in Jersey City.

The Kennedy Dancers, Inc. ICY also provides assistance to its young members with conflict resolution and social development skills. Students who express interest in a career in the performing arts meet with The Kennedy Dancers, Inc. ICY faculty members who can assist with identifying suitable college applications and increasing confidence and self-esteem, and building socialization skills needed to work with others.

Unfortunately, there is little training in the performing arts in public schools, especially in dance, so The Kennedy Dancers, Inc. ICY program is filling a great need in Jersey City. Since its inception, over 500 children have participated in The Kennedy Dancers, Inc. ICY program. Many children have moved on to find a position within the workforce or in higher education as a result of responsibilities and skills acquired in The Kennedy Dancers, Inc. ICY program.

Quickly becoming the largest city in New Jersey, Jersey City has few enrichment, artistic or quality of life programs for children. Struggling for funding for the arts & caught in the crossfire of funding between Newark & New York City, Jersey City receives little to no funding from the Federal Government.

The State of New Jersey gives only The Kennedy Dancers, Inc. & Scholar Canturom funding for their programs. In the past 42 years only, two non-profit arts organizations have received small grants to serve Jersey City’s youths, yet Newark received over 40 million dollars for a multitude of after-school programs. The Kennedy Dancers, Inc. easily serves over 800 school & studio children & students yearly.

With help from some foundations, CDBG & NJ State Council on the Arts, we are able to continue our afterschool Inner City Youth Dance & Training Program; however, we carry on where 95% of our students are very low or low/mod income. These needs are assessed from statistics & intake forms of 800 Kennedy Dancers Students in 2017, documenting income, residency, age, etc. The Inner City Youth students attend here free of charge September through June.

With funding from your grant, more students can experience a performing and training program that usually they would be unable to afford.