Children’s Classes

At Ninth Street Dance, our emphasis is on teaching dance and having fun. We do not participate in competitions or stage 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 freedom of movement (tee-shirt, leggings, shorts, etc.) and bare feet are permissible for Discovering Movement and ballet classes. Sneakers should be worn for hip-hop and break dance classes. Parents of young children are asked not to remain in the classroom during class. We do, however, have a waiting area and windows for viewing classes in progress, and parents may be invited into the classroom at times for informal showings.

Baby Steps (Crawlers – 2 years)

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!

 

SPRING 2020

Wednesday, 9:15-9:50 am, March 18-May 20 REGISTER NOW OR

Sundays, 9:15-9:50 am, March 15-May 17 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Laura Grant

Fees: $90 per adult/child pair (Wed. -10 weeks); $81 (Sun. – 9 weeks)

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Parent/Child Dance (2-3 years)

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 2020

Wednesdays, 10-10:45 am, March 18 – May 20 REGISTER NOW OR

Saturdays, 9-9:45 am, March 14 -May 16 REGISTER NOW or

Sundays, 10-10:45 am, March 15 – May 17 (not April 12) REGISTER NOW

Instructors: Laura Grant (Wed., Sun.); Erika Vinson (Sat.)
Fees: $110 per adult/child pair (Wed, Sat – 10 weeks); $99 (Sun. – 9 weeks)

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 Discovering Movement (3-5 yrs.)

In this class, children will explore the basics of creative dance (shape, form, musicality) interspersed with age-appropriate pre-ballet exercises.

 

SPRING 2020

3-4 year-olds Mondays, 4:15-5:05 pm, March 16 – May 18 REGISTER NOW or

Saturdays, 9-9:45 am, March 14 – May 16 FULLWAITLIST

3 1/2-5 year-olds Saturdays, 10-10:50 am, March 14 – May 16 FULL WAITLIST or

Sundays, 10:00-10:50 am, March 15 – May 17 (not April 12) FULL REGISTER NOW or

Sundays, 11-11:50 am, March 15 – May 17 (not April 12) FULL WAITLIST

4-5 year-olds: Saturdays, 10-10:50 am, March 14 – May 16 REGISTER NOW

Instructors: Heike Currie (Mon.); Melissa Godwin (Sat. AM 3-4 and 3 1/2-5 yr. olds, Sun. 10 am); Erika Vinson (Sat. 4-5 yr. olds); Laura Grant (Sun. 11 am)
Fees for Monday and Saturday (10 weeks): $110 Fees for Sunday (9 weeks): $99

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Children’s Pre-ballet (4-6 yrs.)

This class is a good transition between creative movement classes your child may have taken when younger and a true ballet class. Fun movement activities are interspersed with more formal exercises, which introduce the fundamentals of ballet.

 

SPRING 2020

Tuesdays, 4:15-5:05 pm, March 17 – May 19 REGISTER NOW OR

Thursdays, 4:15-5:05, March 19- May 21 REGISTER NOW OR

Fridays, 3:30-4:20 pm, March 20 -May 22 REGISTER NOW OR

Saturdays, 4:30-5:20, March 14- May 16 FULL WAITLIST

Instructors: Heike Currie (Sat.); Emy Landestoy (Tues., Thurs.); Nicki Miller (Fri.)
Fee (10 weeks): $110

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Dancing Disney (5-7 yrs.)

In this fun musical theater class, children will explore the magical world of Disney through dance and song! They will begin with a basic dance warm-up, and then move on to learn 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.

 

SPRING 2020
Fridays, 4:30-5:25 pm, March 20 – May 22 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Emy Landestoy

Fee (10 weeks): $110

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Children’s Ballet (6-12 yrs.)

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.

 

SPRING 2020

Level 1 (6-8 yrs.): Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm, March 18- May 20 REGISTER NOW or

Level 1 (6-9 yrs.): Thursdays, 4:15-5:15 pm, March 19 – MAY 21 REGISTER NOW or

Level 1 (6-9 years): Saturdays, 12:30-1:30 pm, March 14 – May 16 FULL WAITLIST

Level 2 (9-12 years): Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 pm, March 14 – May 16 REGISTER NOW

Instructors: Saydenu Tukan (Wed.); Nicki Miller (Thurs., Sat.)
Fee (10 weeks): $110

 

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Kids’ Hip-Hop (6-13 yrs.)

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 2020

6-8 year-olds: Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm, March 17 – May 19 REGISTER NOW OR

7-10 year-olds: Saturdays, 3-4 pm, March 14 – May 16 REGISTER NOW

10-13 year-olds: Saturdays, 4-5 pm, Jan. 4-March 14 – May 16 REGISTER NOW

Instructors: Saydenu Tukan (Tues.); Jose Velasquez (Sat.)
Fee (10 weeks): $110

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Kids’ Break Dance (8-12 yrs.)

Is your child entranced by the awesome moves s/he has seen breakers do? A 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, parents – they won’t be spinning on their heads in this class!

 

SPRING 2020

Level 1: Fridays, 4-5 pm, March 20 – May 22 REGISTER NOW

Level 2: Fridays, 5-6 pm, March 20 – May 22 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Jose Velasquez
Fee (10 weeks): $110

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