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!

WINTER 2019

Crawlers-2 yrs.: Sundays, 9:15-9:50 am, January 6 – March 10 Register Now

1 – 2 yrs.: Mondays, 9:15-9:50 am, January 7- March 11 CANCELLED                

Instructor:  Melissa Godwin 

Fee (10 weeks): $90

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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.

WINTER 2019

Wednesdays, 10-10:45 am, January 9 – March 13 Register Now

Saturdays, 9-9:45 am, January 5 – March 9 FULLWAIT LIST

Sundays, 10-10:45 am, January 6-March 10 FULL waitlist

Instructors: Melissa Godwin (Wed. Tue. Sun); Emy Landestoy (Sat.)

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

Winter 2019

Tuesdays, 9:30-10:05 am, January 8 -March. 12 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.

Winter 2019

3-4 year-olds:
Mondays 4:15-5:05 pm, January 7-March 11 FULL waitlist
Saturdays, 9-9:45 am, Jan 5-March 9 FULL WAITLIST

3 1/2-5 year-olds:
Sundays 11-11:50 am, January 6 -March 10 FULL waitlist
Saturdays, 10-10:50 am, Jan 5-March 9 FULLwaitlist

4-5 year-olds:
Saturdays, 10 -10:50 am, January 5-March 9 FULL WAITLIST

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

Fee (10 weeks) $110

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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.

Winter 2019

Pre-Ballet (4-6 yrs.): Tuesdays,  4:15-5:05 pm, January 8 -March 12 FULL WAITLIST

Pre Ballet (4-6 yrs.): Thursdays, 4:15-5:05 pm, January 10 -March 14 FULL WAITLIST

Instructor: Emy Landestoy

Fees (10 weeks) $110

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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.

Winter 2019

Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15 pm, January 8 -March 12 CANCELLED

Instructor: Raina Lucas

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.

Winter 2019

Level 1 (6-8 yrs.): Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm, Jan. 9-March 13 FULL WAITLIST

Level 1 (6-9 yrs.):
Fridays, 4:30-5:30 pm, January 11 – March 15 Register Now
Saturdays, 12:30-1:30 pm, January 5 – March 9 FULL waitlist 

Level 2 (8-12yrs.): Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 pm, January 5-March 9 Register Now

Instructors: Raina Lucas (Wed.); Nicki Miller (Fri., 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.

Winter 2019

6-8 year-olds: Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm, Jan. 8-March 12 FULL WAITLIST

7-10 year-olds: Saturdays, 2:30-3:30 pm, January 5 -March 9 FULL WAITLIST

10-13 year-olds: Saturdays, 3:30-4:30  pm, January 5 -March 9 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.

Winter 2019

Level 1: Fridays, 4-5 pm, January 11 -March 15 Register Now

Level 2: Fridays, 5-6pm, January 11 -March 15 Register Now

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

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