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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?

In order to accommodate summer travel plans, we will prorate class fees if you will miss two or more classes and tell us the dates you will miss at the time of registration. This policy is only in effect during the summer session. As always, you may also choose to make up missed classes in any other class we offer; make-ups must be taken within the same session that they are missed.

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 2017

Wednesdays, 11-11:45 am, June 7-Aug. 23 or
Saturdays, 9:10-9:55 am, June 10-Aug. 26 FULL

Instructors: Stephanie Woodbeck (Wed.); Erika Vinson (Sat.)
Fees (12 weeks): $132 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.

Summer 2017

3-4 year-olds:
Mondays, 4:15-5:05 pm, June 5-Aug. 21 or
Saturdays, 9:10-9:55 am, June 10-Aug. 26

3 1/2-5 year-olds:
Wednesdays, 10-10:50 am, June 7-Aug. 23 or
Saturdays, 10-10:50 am, June 10-Aug. 26

4-5 year-olds:
Thursdays, 4:15-5:05 pm, June 8-Aug. 24 or
Saturdays, 10-10:50 am, June 10-Aug. 26

Instructors: Suzanne Beahrs (Mon., Thurs.); Nicole Lawson (Sat. AM 3-4 and 3 1/2-5 yr. olds); Erika Vinson (Sat. AM 4-5 yr. olds);Stephanie Woodbeck (Wed.)
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 2017

Fridays, 11-11:50 am, June 9-Aug. 25

Instructors: ShaLeigh Fairbanks
Fees (12 weeks): $132

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Children's Ballet (6-9 yrs.)


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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.

Summer 2017

Level 1 (6-8 yrs.):
Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm, June 7-Aug. 23 or
Saturdays, 12:30-1:30 pm, June 10-Aug. 26

Level 2 (7-9 yrs.):
Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 pm, June 10-Aug. 26

Instructors: ShaLeigh Fairbanks (Wed.); Steven James (Tues.); Nicki Miller (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 2017

6-9 yr. olds: Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm, June 6-Aug. 29 (no class July 4)

7-9 yr. olds: Saturdays, 2:30-3:30 pm, June 10-Aug. 26

10-13 yr. olds: Saturdays, 3:30-4:30 pm, June 10-Aug. 26

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

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Kids' Tap New! (7-10 yrs.)

This class will introduce students to the fundamentals of tap dancing and understanding music. We'll apply what we learn to both choreographed and improvised dancing, using different kinds of music. The instructor has some children's tap shoes to borrow; please bring what shoes you have, and we'll sort it out at the first class. Come make music with your feet!

Summer 2017

Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm, June 7-Aug. 23

Instructors: Rebecca Conley
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 2017

Level 1: Fridays, 4-5 pm, June 9-Aug. 25 cancelled

Level 2: Fridays, 5-6 pm, June 9-Aug. 25

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

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CLASSES

Children's Ballet
Children's Preballet
Discovering Movement
Kid's Tap
Kids' Break Dance
Kids' Hip-Hop
Parent/Child Dance