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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.

Traveling this summer?

You may make up classes you miss due to travel or other reasons in any other class we offer. Make up classes must be taken by Aug. 29 and may be taken in advance. During the summer session ONLY, we will prorate fees for absences of two or more weeks if you tell us the dates you will miss when you register.

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.

Summer 2018

Tuesdays, 9:15-9:50 am, June 5-Aug 21

Instructors: Melissa Godwin
Fees (12 weeks): $108

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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.

Summer 2018

Wednesdays, 10-10:45 am, June 6-Aug. 29 (not July 4) or
Saturdays, 9-9:45 am, June 9-Aug. 25 Full

Instructors: Melissa Godwin(Wed.); Paige Smith (Sat.)
Fees (12 weeks): $132 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.

Summer 2018

Sundays, 10-10:45 am, June 10-Aug. 26

Instructors: Laura Grant
Fees (12 weeks): $132 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.

Summer 2018

3-4 year-olds:
Mondays, 4:15-5:05 pm, June 4-Aug. 20 or
Saturdays, 9-9:45 am, June 9-Aug. 25 Full

3 1/2-5 year-olds:
Saturdays, 10-10:50 am, June 9-Aug. 25 Full

4-5 year-olds:
Thursdays, 4:15-5:05 pm, June 7-Aug. 23 or
Saturdays, 10-10:50 am, June 9-Aug. 25

Instructors: Melissa Godwin (Mon., Sat. AM 3-4 and 3 1/2-5 yr. olds); Emy Landestoy (Thurs., Sat. 4-5 yr. olds)
Fees (12 weeks): $132

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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.

Summer 2018

Tuesdays, 3:15-4:05 pm, June 5-Aug. 21

Instructors: Steven James
Fees (12 weeks): $132

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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."

Summer 2018

Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm, June 5-Aug. 21

Instructors: Steven James
Fees (12 weeks): $132

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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.

Summer 2018

Level 1 (6-8 yrs.):
Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm, June 6-Aug. 29 (not July 4)

Level 1 (6-9 yrs.):
Fridays, 4:30-5:30 pm, , June 8-Aug. 24 or
Saturdays, 12:30-1:30 pm, June 9-Aug. 25

Level 2 (8-12yrs.):
Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 pm, June 9-Aug. 25

Instructors: ShaLeigh Fairbanks (Wed.); Nicki Miller (Fri., Sat.)
Fees (12 weeks): $132

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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.

Summer 2018

6-9 yr. olds: Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm, June 5-Aug. 21 Cancelled

7-10 yr. olds: Saturdays, 2:30-3:30 pm, June 9-Aug. 25

10-13 year-olds: Saturdays, 3:30-4:30 pm, June 9-Aug. 25

Instructors: Antonio Luna (Tues.); Jose Velasquez (Sat.)
Fees (12 weeks): $132

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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.

Summer 2018

Level 1: Fridays, 4-5 pm, June 8-Aug. 24 Cancelled

Level 2: Fridays, 5-6 pm, June 8-Aug. 24 Cancelled

Instructors: Jose Velasquez
Fees (12 weeks): $132

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CLASSES

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