Kids' Classes > Descriptions
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.
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 suggested!
Wednesdays, 9:15-9:50, March 22-May 24
Instructors: Stephanie Woodbeck
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.
Wednesdays, 11-11:45 am, March 22-May 24 or Saturdays, 9:10-9:55 am, March 18-May 20 FULL
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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.
3 1/2-5 year-olds:
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.
Instructors: ShaLeigh Fairbanks
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."
Fridays, 4:15-5:15 pm, March 24-May 26
Instructors: Raina Lucas
The Level 1 class introduces children to the basics of ballet in a low-key and fun atmosphere. The Level 2 class is for children with some dance experience and focuses more on developing proper alignment, technique and discipline.
Level 1 (6-8 yrs.):
Level 2 (7-9 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.
6-8 yr. olds: Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm, March 21-May 23
7-9 yr. olds: Saturdays, 2:30-3:30 pm, March 18-May 20
8-11 year-olds: Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm, 4:15-5:15 pm, March 22-May 24
10-13 year-olds: Saturdays, 3:30-4:30 pm, March 18-May 20
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.
Level 1: Fridays, 4-5 pm, March 24-May 26
Level 2: Fridays, 5-6 pm, March 24-May 26
Instructors: Jose Velasquez