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At Ninth Street Dance, our emphasis is on teaching dance and having fun. Thus, we do not participate in competitions nor stage elaborate recitals, and there are no additional fees to those listed below. Ballet attire (leotard, tights, ballet slippers) of any color or other attire which allows free movement (tee-shirt, leggings, shorts, etc.) and bare feet are permissible for ballet and pre-ballet classes. Sneakers should be worn for hip-hop and break dance classes.

Parents of young children are asked not to remain in the studio during class. We do, however, have windows for viewing classes in progress, and parents are invited into the studio at times for informal showings.

Baby and Me New!

Here's a class for both you and your little one (age 6 weeks to crawling)! Come move, breathe and connect to other caregivers (mommies, daddies, nannies, grannies) in a supportive and lighthearted environment. Class incorporates self-care strategies for adults, including strengthening and stretching exercises from dance and yoga, as well as bonding activities, exercises to support babies' motor development, and techniques for soothing and settling the newest of tiny dancers.

Spring 2018

Tuesdays, 10-11 am, March 20-May 22

Instructors: Laura Grant
Fees (10 weeks): $$110 per adult/child pair

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Baby Steps (.5-2 yrs.)

This class is an opportunity for our youngest movers and their caregivers to bond through the joys of dance and movement. Through dancing with your child in arms, rhythm activities, songs, touch, and even snuggles, adults will help the children explore movement and sensory exercises in a fun setting for both. Comfy clothes recommended!

Winter 2018

Wednesdays, 9:15-9:50, Jan. 10-March 14

Instructors: Stephanie Woodbeck
Fees (10 weeks): $99

Spring 2018

Crawlers-2 yrs.:
9:15-9:50 am, March 18-May 20 (not Apr. 1)

1-2 yrs.:
Mondays, 9:15-9:50, March 19-May 21

Instructors: Melissa Godwin (Mon.); Laura Grant (Sun.)
Fees (10 weeks): $$90 per adult/child pair (Mon.); $81 (Sun. - 9 weeks)

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Parent/Child Yoga (2-3 yrs.)

Share the joy of yoga with your little one. Yes, yoga! Yoga programs for young children encourage children to be children. Imitation of animals, nature, and everyday objects comes naturally to them. Children love opportunities to use their imaginations to create and explore. Through the use of movement, rhymes, songs, and imaginative storytelling, yoga encourages their natural abilities and interests while also helping them to develop strength, flexibility, and an overall sense of well-being.

Winter 2018

Tuesdays, 9:15-9:50 am, Jan. 9-March 13

Instructors: Melissa Godwin
Fees (10 weeks): $99

Spring 2018

Tuesdays, 9:15-9:50 am, March 20-May 22

Instructors: Melissa Godwin
Fees (10 weeks): $90

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Parent/Child Dance (2-3 yrs.)

Through movement games, stories and songs, parents (or caregivers) and their little ones will have a chance to learn more about how their bodies can move, as they explore their relationship from the fun perspective of dance.

Winter 2018

Wednesdays, 10-10:45 am, Jan. 10-March 14 Full or
Saturdays, 9:10-9:55 am, Jan. 6-March 10 Full

Instructors: Stephanie Woodbeck (Wed.); Erika Vinson (Sat.)
Fees (10 weeks): $110 per adult/child pair

Spring 2018

Wednesdays, 10-10:45 am, March 21-May 23 or
Saturdays, 9-9:45 am, March 17-May 19

Instructors: Melissa Godwin(Wed.); Paige Smith Sat.)
Fees (10 weeks): $110 per adult/child pair

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Families in Motion New! (2.5-5 yrs.)

Gather up the kid(s) and come move together! This class combines elements of our popular creative movement classes with a child-focused approach to yoga. Moms, dads, siblings, and other family members will have a chance to explore their relationships as they learn more about how their bodies can move. Through movement games, stories, songs, and a healthy dose of relaxation, children (and grown-ups!) develop creativity, body awareness, emotional regulation, focus, and kindness towards themselves and others.

Spring 2018

Sundays, 10-10:45 am, March 18-May 20 (not Apr. 1)

Instructors: Laura Grant
Fees (9 weeks): $99 per adult/child pair; additional family members may attend at $5/week

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Discovering Movement (3-5 yrs.)


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In this class, children will explore the basics of creative dance (shape, form, musicality) interspersed with age-appropriate pre-ballet exercises.

Winter 2018

3-4 year-olds:
Mondays, 4:15-5:05 pm, Jan. 8-March 12 Full or
Saturdays, 9:10-9:55 am, Jan. 6-March 10 Full

3 1/2-5 year-olds:
Wednesdays, 11-11:50 am, Jan. 10-March 14 or
Saturdays, 10-10:50 am, Jan. 6-March 10 Full

4-5 year-olds:
Thursdays, 4:15-5:05 pm, Jan. 11-March 15 or
Saturdays, 10-10:50 am, Jan. 6-March 10 Full

Instructors: Melissa Godwin (Mon., Sat. AM 3-4 and 3 1/2-5 yr. olds); Megan Dillon (Thurs.); Erika Vinson (Sat. AM 4-5 yr. olds); Stephanie Woodbeck (Wed.)
Fees (10 weeks): $110

Spring 2018

3-4 year-olds:
Mondays, 4:15-5:05 pm, March 19-May 21 or
Saturdays, 9-9:45 am, March 17-May 19

3 1/2-5 year-olds:
Saturdays, 10-10:50 am, March 17-May 19

4-5 year-olds:
Thursdays, 4:15-5:05 pm, March 22-May 24 or
Saturdays, 10-10:50 am, March 17-May 19

Instructors: Melissa Godwin (Mon., Sat. AM 3-4 and 3 1/2-5 yr. olds); Emy Landestoy (Thurs.); Paige Smith (Sat. AM 4-5 yr. olds)
Fees (10 weeks): $110

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Children's Preballet (4-6 yrs.)

This class is a perfect transition for children who are ready to advance from Discovering Movement in preparation for Children's Level 1 Ballet. In this class, kids will explore the basics of ballet in an atmosphere that gently builds from our creative movement courses with greater focus on alignment, technique and musicality.

Winter 2018

Tuesdays, 3:15-4:05 pm, Jan. 9-March 13

Instructors: Steven James
Fees (10 weeks): $110

Spring 2018

Tuesdays, 3:15-4:05 pm, March 20-May 22

Instructors: Steven James
Fees (10 weeks): $110

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Dancing Disney (6-9 yrs.)

In this fun musical theater class, children will explore the magical world of Disney through dance and song! They will learn basic musical theater techniques, as well as fun, short routines to some of their favorite Disney songs, like “Can’t Stop the Feeling” from “Trolls” and “It's a Hard Knock Life" from “Annie."

Winter 2018

Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm, Jan. 9-March 13

Instructors: Steven James
Fees (10 weeks): $110

Spring 2018

Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm, March 20-May 22

Instructors: Steven James
Fees (10 weeks): $110

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Children's Ballet (6-12 yrs.)


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The Level 1 class introduces children to the basics of ballet in a low-key and fun atmosphere. Some dance experience is recommended for the Level 2 class, which focuses more on proper alignment, technique and discipline.

Winter 2018

Level 1 (6-8 yrs.):
Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm, Jan. 10-March 14 or
Fridays, 4:30-5:30 pm, Jan. 12-March 16 or
Saturdays, 12:30-1:30 pm, Jan. 6-March 10

Level 2 (7-10 yrs.):
Fridays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Jan. 12-March 16 Canceled or
Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 pm, Jan. 6-March 10

Instructors: Raina Lucas (Wed.); Nicki Miller (Fri., Sat.)
Fees (10 weeks): $110

Spring 2018

Level 1 (6-8 yrs.):
Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm, March 21-May 23

Level 1 (6-9 yrs.):
Fridays, 4:30-5:30 pm, March 23-May 25 or
Saturdays, 12:30-1:30 pm, March 17-May 19

Level 2 (8-12yrs.):
Fridays, 5:30-6:30 pm, March 23-May 25 or
Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 pm, March 17-May 19

Instructors: Raina Lucas (Wed.); Nicki Miller (Fri., Sat.)
Fees (10 weeks): $110

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Kids' Hip-Hop (6-13 yrs.)


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Dance like your favorite pop stars! In this high-energy, age-appropriate class, kids will learn fun hip-hop techniques and combinations, danced to their favorite music.

Winter 2018

6-9 yr. olds: Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm, Jan. 9-March 13 Full

7-9 yr. olds: Saturdays, 2:30-3:30 pm, Jan. 6-March 10

10-13 yr. olds: Saturdays, 3:30-4:30 pm, Jan. 6-March 10

Instructors: Antonio Luna (Tues.); Jose Velasquez (Sat.)
Fees (10 weeks): $110

Spring 2018

6-9 yr. olds: Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm, March 20-May 22

7-10 yr. olds: Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm, March 21-May 23 or
Saturdays, 2:30-3:30 pm, March 17-May 19

10-13 year-olds: Saturdays, 3:30-4:30 pm, March 17-May 19

Instructors: Antonio Luna (Tues., Wed.); Jose Velasquez (Sat.)
Fees (10 weeks): $110

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Kids' Break Dance (8-12 yrs.)

Is your child captivated by the awesome moves s/he has seen breakers do? Part of hip-hop culture, break dance is an improvisational and physically demanding style of street dance. Kids will begin by learning moves such as uprocking, toprocking and freezes; but don’t worry, moms - they won’t be spinning on their heads in this class! Some break dance experience required for the Level 2 class.

Winter 2018

Level 1: Fridays, 4-5 pm, Jan. 12-March 16

Level 2: Fridays, 5-6 pm, Jan. 12-March 16

Instructors: Jose Velasquez
Fees (10 weeks): $110

Spring 2018

Level 1: Fridays, 4-5 pm, March 23-May 25

Level 2: Fridays, 5-6 pm, March 23-May 25

Instructors: Jose Velasquez
Fees (10 weeks): $110

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CLASSES

Baby Steps
Baby and Me
Children's Ballet
Children's Preballet
Dancing Disney
Discovering Movement
Families in Motion
Kids' Break Dance
Kids' Hip-Hop
Parent/Child Dance
Parent/Child Yoga