Youth Classes

fall youth 2015 early bird

 

2015 summer youth term June 1–july 25 (no class july 4)

2015 Fall Term information located further down on this page.

Click on the class titles below for days, times, and descriptions! Pricing can be found on the Rates & Policies page.

Pre-registration is required for youth classes. We can accommodate trial classes if space permits. Dancing with Your Little One welcomes family drop-ins throughout the term.

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CREATIVE MOVEMENT (AGES 4-5) WITH LINDSAY LEONARD

Saturdays, 9:00-9:45am. $105.
Creative Movement provides a basis for a child’s future study of dance. It is important that the class be physically and mentally stimulating, while also being a ton of fun! This class will focus on developing basic coordination skills such as balancing, rolling, skipping, and jumping, as well as some basic dance technique. We will explore the idea of using movement for expression and storytelling, as well as how to relate movement to music. We will stretch and strengthen our bodies through games, dances, and the use of fun props.


DANCING WITH YOUR LITTLE ONE (BIRTH-3 YEARS) WITH JODY CASSELL

Saturdays, 10:15–11:00am. $105*.
Dancing with your child can be fun, bonding, and educational. Dip, swirl, bounce, twist, twirl, and soar into exploring the ways of moving that you can also do at home. This creative movement class includes skill building movements, music and rhythms which add to the fun and learning. All caregivers are welcome. *If space permits, families can drop-in for $20.

Check out these blog reviews of Jody’s class from Stir Crazy Moms of Durham and Mom in Chapel Hill!


DANCE ADVENTURES (AGES 5-7) WITH JODY CASSELL

Saturdays, 11:00am–11:45am. $105.
In one place or around the space, with big or little movements that travel high or low, quickly, slowly, forward, backward, or sideways, we will fill the room with our own creative dance stories.  We learn concepts of dance, the foundation of technique, and learn to use dance symbols when creating  solo and group dancing adventures.   


DEVELOPMENTAL MOVEMENT (AGEs 2-3) WITH KATIE MOOREHEAD

Saturdays 9:00-9:30am. $105.
In this fun and nurturing creative movement class, children will explore dance concepts using multi-sensory props and instruments.   Through movement stories, nursery rhymes, and a wide variety of music, children will strengthen and gain greater control of their bodies as well as increase their understanding of how they can move in their own space, through general space and in relation to other dancers. These concepts are particularly important as young children navigate their shared classroom and outdoor spaces with others and discover the strength, abilities and limitations of their growing bodies. Developmental Movement supports healthy brain development as well as positive social and emotional skills. 

 

2015 fall youth term: september 7–december 19 (no class nov 23–29)

Click on the class titles below for days, times, and descriptions! Pricing can be found on the Rates & Policies page.

Pre-registration is required for youth classes. We can accommodate trial classes if space permits. Dancing with Your Little One welcomes family drop-ins throughout the term.

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Ballet (ages 6–7) with heather pike

Tuesdays, 5:00–6:00pm. $210.
Strength, flexibility, and focus are not the only benefits of this introductory ballet class. Students will be introduced to classical ballet technique and vocabulary with an emphasis on confidence and enjoyment. Ballet shoes required.


capoeira (ages 5–8) with allan stevens

Mondays, 4:00–5:00pm. $210.
Capoeira is an afro-Brazilian martial art that combines dance, self-defense, and acrobatics. It is an ideal activity for kids of all ages as it builds coordination, balance, flexibility and strength in a non-competitive and playful environment. Along with the movement, students learn to play percussive music and to sing in Portuguese.


capoeira (ages 9–12) with allan stevens

Mondays, 5:00–6:00pm. $210.
Capoeira is an afro-Brazilian martial art that combines dance, self-defense, and acrobatics. It is an ideal activity for kids of all ages as it builds coordination, balance, flexibility and strength in a non-competitive and playful environment. Along with the movement, students learn to play percussive music and to sing in Portuguese.


contemporary ballet (ages 8-11) with marsha thomas

Thursdays, 5:30–6:30pm. $210.
This class puts a fun and imaginative twist on ballet and modern technique. We will also use yoga and Pilates to strengthen and learn how our bodies are aligned and balanced. Students will also create dances through prompts and guidance, learn about spatial and social awareness, and use skills they have developed in class. 


creative movement (ages 4–5) with suzanne beahrs

Saturdays, 9:00–9:45am. $210.
Class description coming soon!


creative movement (ages 6–7) with rebecca elvin

Tuesdays, 11:00–11:45am. $210.
Class description coming soon!


dance adventures (ages 5–7) with jody cassell

Saturdays, 11:45–12:30pm. $210.
In one place or around the space, with big or little movements that travel high or low, quickly, slowly, forward, backward, or sideways, we will fill the room with our own creative dance stories. We learn concepts of dance, the foundation of technique, and learn to use dance symbols when creating solo and group dancing adventures.


dancing fairytales (ages 5–7) with jody cassell

Thursdays, 5:00–5:45pm. $210.
Class description coming soon!


dancing with your little one (ages 0–3) with Jody Cassell

Saturdays, 10:45am–11:30pm. $165*.
Dancing with your child can be fun, bonding, and educational. Dip, swirl, bounce, twist, twirl, and soar into exploring the ways of moving that you can also do at home. This creative movement class includes skill building movements, music and rhythms which add to the fun and learning. All caregivers are welcome. *If space permits, families can drop-in for $20.


developmental movement (age 2)

Wednesdays, 4:00–4:30pm with Suzanne Beahrs. $210.
Thursdays, 4:15–4:45 with Marsha Thomas. $210.
This class is designed as an introduction to dance. We will explore movement through music, imagination, and physicality. We will create our own understanding of a classroom community and build social skills with fun stories and games.


developmental movement (age 3)

Wednesdays, 4:30–5:00pm with Suzanne Beahrs. $210.
Thursdays, 4:45–5:15pm with Marsha Thomas. $210.
This class is designed as an introduction to dance. We will explore movement through music, imagination, and physicality. We will create our own understanding of a classroom community and build social skills with fun stories and games.


hip hop (ages 7–9) with ronald west

Saturdays, 11:00am–12:00pm. $210.
This hip hop class aims to make dancers aware of their bodies by focusing on weight shifting, dancer synchronization and beat recognition within the most current music styles. As the class continues it will give dancers an opportunity to be exposed to increasingly more complex and fluid movement. Get ready for a fast-paced and bumping class!


hip hop (10–13) with ronald west

Saturdays, 12:00–1:00pm. $210.
This hip hop class aims to make dancers aware of their bodies by focusing on weight shifting, dancer synchronization and beat recognition within the most current music styles. As the class continues it will give dancers an opportunity to be exposed to increasingly more complex and fluid movement. Get ready for a fast-paced and bumping class!


introduction to dance (ages 4–5)

Thursdays, 4:00–4:45pm with Jody Cassell. $210.
Saturdays, 10:00–10:45am with Suzanne Beahrs. $210.
In Intro to Dance we will use multi-sensory props and a wide selection of music to explore various dance concepts such as space, rhythm and balance. Students will also be introduced to patterns and combinations that incorporate dance technique and specific dance elements such as leaps, jumps and turns. In addition to directed instruction, students will use self expression and improvisation to further develop their skills. Most importantly, we will be learning and having fun in a safe and supportive environment.


modern technique (ages 7–9) with stephanie leathers

Wednesdays, 4:00–5:00pm. $210.
This class aims to encourage creative expression through movement, investigation and development of artistic ideas through improvisation and understanding of dance technique, and performance regardless of previous experience. Students will use whole body movements, strength, flexibility, endurance, and proper alignment to understand and develop dance technique. Utilizing time, space, weight, and flow, momentum and breath, students will learn how to move safely and naturally. Most importantly, it is an opportunity to establish a community in dance and safe place to explore new or familiar ideas.


modern technique (ages 10–13) with stephanie leathers

Wednesdays, 5:15–6:15pm. $210.
This modern technique class is open to students with some prior dance training. Focus will be on anatomical intelligence and spatial awareness. This class begins with a warm-up of exercises to develop a strong core and flexibility that will enable students to maintain a stronger and healthier body. Some concepts of partnering will be introduced to students. Ultimately, this class is about the joy of moving and being creative.


pre-ballet (ages 4–5)

Tuesdays, 10:00–10:45am. $210.
Tuesdays, 4:15–5:00pm. $210.
This class offers a fun and stimulating introduction to ballet. Students will explore ballet technique and learn dance vocabulary in an imaginative and supportive learning environment. Focus, body awareness, self expression and musicality round out this age appropriate dance experience. Ballet shoes required.