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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.

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 suggested!

Spring 2017

Wednesdays, 9:15-9:50, March 22-May 24

Instructors: Stephanie Woodbeck
Fees (10 weeks): $80

Summer 2017

Wednesdays, 9:15-9:50, June 7-Aug. 23

Instructors: Stephanie Woodbeck
Fees (12 weeks): $96

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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.

Spring 2017

Wednesdays, 11-11:45 am, March 22-May 24 or
Saturdays, 9:10-9:55 am, March 18-May 20 FULL

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

Summer 2017

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

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.

Spring 2017

3-4 year-olds:
Mondays, 4:15-5:05 pm, March 20-May 22 or
Saturdays, 9:10-9:55 am, March 18-May 20 FULL

3 1/2-5 year-olds:
Wednesdays, 10-10:50 am, March 22-May 24 or
Saturdays, 10-10:50 am, March 18-May 20

4-5 year-olds:
Thursdays, 4:15-5:05 pm, March 23-May 25 or
Saturdays, 10-10:50 am, March 18-May 20 FULL

Instructors: Suzanne Beahrs (Thurs.); Molly McCambridge (Mon.); 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 (10 weeks): $110

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.

Spring 2017

4-6 year-olds:
Fridays, 11-11:50 am, March 24-May 26

5-6 year-olds:
Tuesdays, 3-3:50 pm, March 21-May 23

Instructors: ShaLeigh Fairbanks
Fees (10 weeks): $110

Summer 2017

4-6 year-olds:
Fridays, 11-11:50 am, June 9-Aug. 25

5-6 year-olds:
Wednesdays, 3-3:50 pm, June 7-Aug. 23

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

Spring 2017

Fridays, 4:15-5:15 pm, March 24-May 26

Instructors: Raina Lucas
Fees (10 weeks): $110

Summer 2017

Fridays, 4:15-5:15 pm, June 9-Aug. 25

Instructors: Liza Ashton
Fees (12 weeks): $132

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Children's Ballet (6-9 yrs.)

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.

Spring 2017

Level 1 (6-8 yrs.):
Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm, March 22-May 24 or
Saturdays, 12:30-1:30 pm, March 18-May 20

Level 2 (7-9 yrs.):
Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15, March 21-May 23 or
Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 pm, March 18-May 20

Instructors: Steven James (Tues.); Raina Lucas (Wed.); Nicki Miller (Sat.)
Fees (10 weeks): $110

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.):
Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15, June 6-Aug. 29 (no class July 4) or
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.

Spring 2017

6-8 yr. olds: Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm, March 21-May 23

7-9 yr. olds: Saturdays, 2:30-3:30 pm, March 18-May 20

10-13 year-olds: Saturdays, 3:30-4:30 pm, March 18-May 20

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

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 year-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.

Spring 2017

Level 1: Fridays, 4-5 pm, March 24-May 26

Level 2: Fridays, 5-6 pm, March 24-May 26

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

Summer 2017

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

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

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

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CLASSES

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