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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 (.5-2 yrs.)

This class is an opportunity for our youngest dancers and their caregivers to explore the joys of dance and movement. Through dancing with child in arms, rhythm activities, songs, touch, and snuggles, adults will help their children explore movement and sensory exercises in a fun setting for both. Comfy clothes recommended!

Fall 2018

Crawlers-2 yrs.: Sundays, 9:15-9:50 am, Sept. 9-Dec. 16 (not Nov. 25)

1-2 yrs.: Mondays, 9:15-9:50, Sept. 10-Dec. 10 Canceled

Instructors: Melissa Godwin (Mon.); Laura Grant (Sun.)
Fees (14 weeks): $126 per adult/child pair

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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 2018

Wednesdays, 10-10:45 am, Sept. 5-Dec. 12 (not Nov. 21) or
Saturdays, 9-9:45 am, , Sept. 8-Dec. 15 (not Nov. 24) Full or
Sundays, 10-10:45 am, Sept. 9-Dec. 16 (not Nov. 25)

Instructors: Melissa Godwin(Wed.); Laura Grant (Sun.); Emy Landestoy (Sat.)
Fees (14 weeks): $154 per adult/child pair

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Parent/Child Yoga (2-4 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.

Fall 2018

Tuesdays, 9:30-10:05 am, Sept. 11-Dec. 11

Instructors: Melissa Godwin (Wed.)
Fees (14 weeks): $126 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 2018

3-4 year-olds:
Mondays, 4:15-5:05 pm, Sept. 10-Dec. 10 or
Saturdays, 9-9:45 am, Sept. 8-Dec. 15 (not Nov. 24) Full

3 1/2-5 year-olds:
Saturdays, 10-10:50 am, Sept. 8-Dec. 15 (not Nov. 24) Full or
Sundays, 11-11:50 am, Sept. 9-Dec. 16 (not Nov. 25) Full

4-5 year-olds:
Thursdays, 4:15-5:05 pm, Sept. 6-Dec. 13 (not Nov. 22) or
Saturdays, 10-10:50 am, Sept. 8-Dec. 15 (not Nov. 24) Full

Instructors: Melissa Godwin (Mon., Sat. AM 3-4 and 3 1/2-5 yr. olds); Laura Grant (Sun.); Emy Landestoy (Thurs., Sat. 4-5 yr. olds)
Fees (14 weeks): $154

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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 2018

Tuesdays, , 4:15-5:05 pm, Sept. 11-Dec. 11 Full

Instructors: Emy Landestoy
Fees (14 weeks): $154

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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 tunes. Students will also get the opportunity to learn how to make and perform their own Disney dances for the class, a practice that promotes creativity and confidence.

Fall 2018

Fridays, 3:15-4:15 pm, Sept. 7-Dec. 14 (not Nov. 23)

Instructors: Raina Lucas
Fees (14 weeks): $154

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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 2018

Level 1 (6-8 yrs.):
Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm, Sept. 5-Dec. 12 (not Nov. 21)

Level 1 (6-9 yrs.):
Fridays, 4:30-5:30 pm, Sept. 7-Dec. 14 (not Nov. 23) or
Saturdays, 12:30-1:30 pm, Sept. 8-Dec. 15 (not Nov. 24)

Level 2 (8-12yrs.):
Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 pm, Sept. 8-Dec. 15 (not Nov. 24)

Instructors: Raina Lucas (Wed.); Nicki Miller (Fri., Sat.)
Fees (14 weeks): $154

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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 2018

6-9 yr. olds: Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm, Sept. 11-Dec. 11

7-10 yr. olds: Saturdays, 2:30-3:30 pm, Sept. 8-Dec. 15 (not Nov. 24) Full

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

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

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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 2018

Level 1: Fridays, 4-5 pm, Sept. 7-Dec. 14 (not Nov. 23)

Level 2: Fridays, 5-6 pm, Sept. 7-Dec. 14 (not Nov. 23)

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

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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