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!

SPRING 2019

Crawlers – 2 years: Sundays, 9:15-9:50 am, March 17-May 19 (not April 21) FULL WAITLIST

Instructor: Melissa Godwin
Fee (9 weeks): $81 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.

 

SPRING 2019

Wednesdays, 10-10:45 am, March 20-May 22 (10 weeks) Register Now

Saturdays, 9-9:45 am, March 16-May 18 (10 weeks) FULL  WAITLIST

Sundays, 10-10:45 am, March 17-May 19 (not April 21) (9 weeks) FULL WAITLIST

Instructors: Melissa Godwin (Wed., Sun.); Emy Landestoy (Sat.)
Fee (Wed., Sat – 10 weeks): $110 per adult/child pair; (Sun. – 9 weeks) $99

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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

SPRING 2019

Tuesdays, 9:30-10:05 am, March 19-May 21 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.

SPRING 2019

3-4 year-olds:

Mondays, 4:15-5:05 pm, March 18-May 20 FULL WAITLIST

Saturdays, 9-9:45 am, March 16-May 18 FULL WAITLIST

3 1/2-5 year-olds:

Saturdays, 10-10:50 am, March 16-May 18 FULL WAITLIST

Sundays, 11-11:50 am, March 17-May 19 (not April 21) FULL  waitlist

4-5 year-olds:

Saturdays, 10-10:50 am, March 16-May 18 FULL WAITLIST

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

Fees (10 weeks): $110; Sun. (9 weeks) $99

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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 2019

Tuesdays, 4:15-5:05 pm, March 19-May 21 FULL JOIN WAITLIST

Thursdays, 3:15-4:05 pm, March 21 – May 23 NEW SECTION! Register Now

Thursdays, 4:15-5:05, March 21-May 23 FULL JOIN WAITLIST 

Instructor: Emy Landestoy
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 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.

SPRING 2019

Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15 pm, March 19-May 21 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 2019

Level 1 (6-9 yrs.)
Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm, March 20-May 22 Register Now
Fridays, 4:30-5:30 pm, March 22-May 24 Register Now
Saturdays, 12:30-1:30 pm, March 16-May 18 Register Now

Level 2 (8-12 yrs): Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 pm, March 16-May 18 Register Now

Instructors: Raina Lucas (Wed.); Nicki Miller (Fri., Sat.)
Fee (10 weeks): $110

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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.

Spring 2019

 Thursdays, 11-12:30 pm, March 21 – May 23 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.

 

SPRING 2019

6-8 year-olds: Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm, March 19-May 21 Register Now

7-10 year-olds: Saturdays, 2:30-3:30 pm, March 16-May 18 FULL WAITLIST

10-13 year-olds: Saturdays, 3:30-4:30 pm, March 16-May 18 Register Now

Instructors: Antonio Luna (Tues.); Jose Velasquez (Sat.)

Fee (10 weeks): $110

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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.

SPRING 2019

Level 1: Fridays, 4-5 pm, March 22-May 24 Register Now

Level 2: Fridays, 5-6 pm, March 22-May 24 Register Now

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

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