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!

Fall 2019

Crawlers – 2 years: Sundays, 9:15-9:50 am, Sept 8 – Dec 15 (not Dec 1) FULL WAITLIST

Instructor: Laura Grant
Fee (14 weeks): $126 per adult/child pair

WINTER 2020

Friday, 9:15-9:50 am, Jan. 10-March 13 REGISTER NOW or
Sundays, 9:15-9:50 am, Jan. 5-March 8 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Laura Grant
Fee (10 weeks): $90 per adult/child pair

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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.

FALL 2019

Wednesdays, 10-10:45 am, Sept 4 – Dec 11 (no class 11/27) REGISTER NOW
Saturdays, 9-9:45 am, Sept 7 – Dec 14 (no class 11/30) FULL WAITLIST
Sundays, 10-10:45 am, Sept 8 – Dec 15 (no class 12/1) FULL WAITLIST 

Instructors: Melissa Godwin (Wed); Erika Vinson (Sat); Laura Grant (Sun)
Fee: $154 per adult/child pair

WINTER 2019

Wednesdays, 10-10:45 am, Jan. 8-March 11 REGISTER NOW or
Saturdays, 9-9:45 am, Jan. 4-March 7 FULLWAITLIST
Sundays, 10-10:45 am,Jan. 5-March 8 FULL WAITLIST

Instructors: Melissa Godwin (Wed); Erika Vinson (Sat); Laura Grant (Sun)
Fee (10 weeks): $110 per adult/child pair

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Parent/Child Yoga (2-4 years)

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 2019

Sundays, 9:30-10:05 am, Sept 8 – Dec 15 (no class 12/1)  REGISTER NOW
Tuesdays, 9:30 – 10:05 am, Sept 10 – Dec 10 CANCELLED

Instructor: Melissa Godwin
Fee (14 weeks): $126 per adult/child pair

WINTER 2020

Sundays, 9:30-10:05, Jan. 5-March 8 REGISTER NOW or
Tuesdays, 9:30-10:05 am, Jan. 7-March 10 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Melissa Godwin
Fee (10 weeks): $90 per adult/child pair

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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.

FALL 2019

3-4 year-olds:
Mondays, 4:15-5:05 pm, Sept 9 – Dec 9 FULL waitlist

Saturdays, 9-9:45 am, Sept 7 – Dec 14 (no class 11/30) FULL waitlist

3 1/2-5 year-olds:
Saturdays, 10-10:50 am, Sept 7 – Dec 14 (no class 11/30) FULL WAITLIST

Sundays, 10:15- 11:05 am, Sept. 8 – Dec 15 (no class 12/1) FULL waitlist

Sundays, 11-11:50 am, Sept 8 – Dec 15 (no class 12/1) FULL WAITLIST

4-5 year-olds:
Saturdays, 10-10:50 am, Sept 7 – Dec 14 (no class 11/30) FULL WAITLIST

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

WINTER 2020

3-4 year-olds
Mondays, 4:15-5:05 pm, Jan. 6-March 9 REGISTER NOW or
Saturdays, 9-9:45 am, Jan. 4-March 7 FULLWAITLIST

3 1/2-5 year-olds
Saturdays, 10-10:50 am, Jan. 4-March 7 FULLWAITLIST or
Sundays, 10:15-11:05 am, Jan. 5-March 8 REGISTER NOW or
Sundays, 11-11:50 am, Jan. 5-March 8 REGISTER NOW

4-5 year-olds:
Saturdays, 10-10:50 am, Jan. 4-March 7 REGISTER NOW

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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.

FALL 2019

Tuesdays, 4:15-5:05 pm, Sept 10 – Dec 10  REGISTER NOW
Thursdays, 4:15-5:05 pm, Sept 5 – Dec 12 (no class 11/28)  REGISTER NOW
Fridays, 3:30 – 4:20 pm, Sept 6 – Dec 13 (no class 11/29) REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Emy Landestoy (Tues, Thurs); Nicki Miller (Fri)

WINTER 2020

Tuesdays, 4:15-5:05 pm, Jan. 7-March 10 REGISTER NOW
Thursdays, 4:15-5:05, Jan. 9-March 12 REGISTER NOW
Fridays, 3:30-4:20 pm, Jan. 10-March 13 REGISTER NOW
Saturdays, 4:30-5:20, Jan. 4-March 7 FULL WAITLIST

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

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Dancing Disney (5-8 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.

FALL 2019

Fridays, 4:30 – 5:25 pm, Sept 6 – Dec 13 (no class 11/29) REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Emy Landestoy
Fee (14 weeks): $154

WINTER 2020

Fridays, 4:30-5:25 pm, Jan. 10-March 13 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.

FALL 2019

Level 1 (6-8 yrs.): Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm, Sept. 4-Dec. 11 (no class 11/27) REGISTER NOW
Level 1 (6-9 yrs.): Thursdays, 4:15-5:15 pm, Sept. 5-Dec. 12 (no class 11/28) REGISTER NOW
Level 1 (6-9 yrs): Saturdays, 12:30-1:30 pm, Sept. 7-Dec. 14 (no class 11/30) REGISTER NOW

Level 2 (9-12 yrs): Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 pm, Sept. 7-Dec. 14 (no class 11/30) FULLWAITLIST

Instructors: Saydenu Tukan (Wed.); Nicki Miller (Thurs., Sat.)
Fee (14 weeks): $154

WINTER 2020

Level 1 (6-8 yrs.): Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm, Jan. 8-March 11 REGISTER NOW or
Level 1 (6-9 yrs.): Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 pm, Jan. 9-March 12 REGISTER NOW or
Level 1 (6-9 years): Saturdays, 12:30-1:30 pm, Jan. 4-March 7 REGISTER NOW

Level 2 (9-12 yrs): Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm, Jan. 9-March 12 REGISTER NOW or
Level 2 (9-12 years): Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 pm, Jan. 4-March 7 REGISTER NOW

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

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Dance Your Own Adventure (Ages 7-10)

In this class, students will explore spontaneous and creative movement, using the techniques of ballet, modern and contemporary dance, as well as  Shaga movement language. Students are encouraged to bring in their own interests to the studio as we explore the connections between freedom and form in lyrical movement.

 

FALL 2019

Thursdays, 11-12:30 pm, Sept 5 – Dec 12 (no class 11/28) REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Steven James Rodriguez Velez
Fee (14 weeks): $196

WINTER 2020

Thursdays, 11-12:30 pm, Jan. 9-March 12 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Steven James Rodriguez Velez
Fee (10 weeks): $140

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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.

FALL 2019

6-8 year-olds: Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm, Sept 10 – Dec 10 FULLWAITLIST
7-10 year-olds: Saturdays, 3-4 pm, Sept 7 – Dec 14 (no class 11/30) FULL WAITLIST
10-13 year-olds: Saturdays, 4-5 pm, Sept 7 – Dec 14 (no class 11/30) REGISTER NOW

Instructors: Saydenu Tukan (Tues.); Jose Velasquez (Sat.)
Fee (14 weeks): $154

WINTER 2020

6-8 year-olds: Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm, Jan. 7-March 10 REGISTER NOW
7-10 year-olds: Saturdays, 3-4 pm, Jan. 4-March 7 REGISTER NOW
10-13 year-olds: Saturdays, 4-5 pm, Jan. 4-March 7 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!

FALL 2019

Level 1: Fridays, 4-5 pm, Sept 6 – Dec 13 (no class 11/29) REGISTER NOW
Level 2: Fridays, 5-6 pm, Sept 6 – Dec 13 (no class 11/29) REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Jose Velasquez
Fee (14 weeks): $154

Level 1: Fridays, 4-5 pm, Jan. 10-March 13 REGISTER NOW
Level 2: Fridays, 5-6 pm, Jan. 10-March 13 REGISTER NOW

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

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