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 (6 months – 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!

summer 2019

Crawlers – 2 years: Sundays, 9:15-9:50 am, June 9-Aug. 25 FULL WAITLIST

Instructor: Laura Grant

Fee (12 weeks): $108 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. 

SUMMER 2019

Wednesdays, 10-10:45 am, June 5 – Aug 21 FULL WAITLIST

Saturdays, 9-9:45 am, June 8 – Aug 24 FULL WAITLIST

Sundays, 10-10:45 am, June 9 – Aug 25 FULL WAITLIST

Instructors: Melissa Godwin (Wed.); Emy Landestoy (Sat.), Laura Grant (Sun)

Fee (12 weeks): $132 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

SUMMER 2019

Tuesdays, 9:30-10:05 am, June 4 – Aug 20 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Melissa Godwin
Fee (12 weeks): $108 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.

SUMMER 2019

3-4 year-olds:

Mondays, 4:15-5:05 pm, June 3 – Aug 19 REGISTER NOW

Saturdays, 9-9:45 am, June 8 – Aug 24 FULL WAITLIST

3 1/2-5 year-olds:

Saturdays, 10-10:50 am, June 8 – Aug 24 FULL waitlist

Sundays, 11-11:50 am, June 9 – Aug 25 REGISTER NOW

4-5 year-olds:

Saturdays, 10-10:50 am, June 8 – Aug 24 REGISTER NOW

Instructors: Melissa Godwin (Mon., Sat. AM 3-4 , Sat AM 3 1/2 -5.); Emy Landestoy (Sat. 4-5 yr. olds), Laura Grant (Sun 3 1/2 – 5)

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 2019

Tuesdays, 4:15-5:05 pm, June 4 – Aug 20 FULL WAITLIST

Thursdays, 4:15-5:05, June 6 – Aug 22 (not July 4) FULL WAITLIST

Instructor: Emy Landestoy

Fee Tuesday (12 weeks): $132, Thursday (11 weeks): $121

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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 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.

SUMMER 2019

Saturdays, 4:30-5:30 pm, June 8 – Aug 24 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Anthony “AJ” Nelson, Jr.
Fee (12 weeks): $132

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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.

SUMMER 2019

Level 1 (6-9 yrs.)
Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 pm, June 5 – Aug 21 REGISTER NOW
Fridays, 4-5 pm, June 7 – Aug 23 REGISTER NOW
Saturdays, 12:30-1:30 pm, June 8 – Aug 24 REGISTER NOW

Level 2 (8-12 yrs): Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 pm, June 8 – Aug 24 REGISTER NOW

Instructors: Danielle Segretto (Wed.); Nicki Miller (Fri., Sat.)
Fee (12 weeks): $132

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Freedom and Structure in Dance (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 their own interests in to the studio as we explore the connections between freedom and structure in lyrical movement.

Summer 2019

Thursdays, 11-12:30 pm, June 6 – Aug 22 (no July 4) REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Steven James Rodriguez Velez
Fee (11 weeks): $154

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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.

SUMMER 2019

6-8 year-olds: Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm, June 4 – Aug 20 CANCELLED REGISTER NOW

7-10 year-olds: Saturdays, 3:00-4:00 pm, June 8 – Aug 24 REGISTER NOW

10-13 year-olds: Saturdays, 4:00-5:00 pm, June 8 – Aug 24 REGISTER NOW

Instructors: Dominique Garrett (Tues.); Jose Velasquez (Sat.)

Fee (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 easier moves such as uprocking, toprocking ,and freezes and move on to more challenging poses and power moves. Some break dance experience required for the Level 2 class.

SUMMER 2019

Level 1: Fridays, 4-5 pm, June 7 – Aug 23 REGISTER NOW

Level 2: Fridays, 5-6 pm, June 7 – Aug 23 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Jose Velasquez
Fee (12 weeks): $132

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