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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 Steps (1-2 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

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Parent/Child Yoga New! (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

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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.

Fall 2017

Wednesdays, 10-10:45 am, Sept. 6-Dec. 13 (no class Nov. 22) or
Saturdays, 9:10-9:55 am, Sept. 9-Dec. 16 (no class Nov. 25) Full

Instructors: Stephanie Woodbeck (Wed.); Erika Vinson (Sat.)
Fees (14 weeks): $154 per adult/child pair

Winter 2018

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

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

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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.

Fall 2017

3-4 year-olds:
Mondays, 4:15-5:05 pm, Sept. 11-Dec. 11 Full or
Saturdays, 9:10-9:55 am, Sept. 9-Dec. 16 (no class Nov. 25) Full

3 1/2-5 year-olds:
Wednesdays, 11-11:50 am, Sept. 6-Dec. 13 (no class Nov. 22) cancelled or
Saturdays, 10-10:50 am, Sept. 9-Dec. 16 (no class Nov. 25) Full

4-5 year-olds:
Thursdays, 4:15-5:05 pm, Sept. 7-Dec. 14 (no class Nov. 23) Full or
Saturdays, 10-10:50 am, Sept. 9-Dec. 16 (no class Nov. 25)

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 (14 weeks): $154

Winter 2018

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

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

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

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

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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.

Fall 2017

Tuesdays, 3-3:50 pm, Sept. 12-Dec. 12

Instructors: ShaLeigh Fairbanks
Fees (14 weeks): $154

Winter 2018

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

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, “Let it Go” from “Frozen,” and “It's a Hard Knock Life" from “Annie."

Fall 2017

Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm, Sept. 12-Dec. 12

Instructors: Steven James
Fees (14 weeks): $154

Winter 2018

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

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.

Fall 2017

Level 1 (6-8 yrs.):
Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm, Sept. 6-Dec. 13 (no class Nov. 22) or
Saturdays, 12:30-1:30 pm, Sept. 9-Dec. 16 (no class Nov. 25)

Level 2 (7-10 yrs.):
Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 pm, Sept. 7-Dec. 14 (no class Nov. 23) or
Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 pm, Sept. 9-Dec. 16 (no class Nov. 25)

Instructors: Erika Thompson (Sat.); Raina Lucas (Wed.)Nicki Miller (Thurs.)
Fees (14 weeks): $154

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 or
Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 pm, Jan. 6-March 10

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.

Fall 2017

6-9 yr. olds: Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm, Sept. 12-Dec. 12 Full

7-9 yr. olds: Saturdays, 2:30-3:30 pm, Sept. 9-Dec. 16 (no class Nov. 25)

10-13 year-olds: Saturdays, 3:30-4:30 pm, Sept. 9-Dec. 16 (no class Nov. 25)

Instructors: Antonio Luna (Tues.); Jose Velasquez (Sat.)
Fees (14 weeks): $154

Winter 2018

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

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

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

Instructors: Antonio Luna (Tues.); 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.

Fall 2017

Level 1: Fridays, 4-5 pm, Sept. 8-Dec. 15 (no class Nov. 24)

Level 2: Fridays, 5-6 pm, Sept. 8-Dec. 15 (no class Nov. 24)

Instructors: Jose Velasquez
Fees (14 weeks): $154

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

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CLASSES

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