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Free and Trial Classes in Brooklyn this week

December 10, 2010

Living in Brooklyn, we are so lucky to have numerous classes available to our kids – ranging from music, dance to movement and even Capoeira! But along with all of these exciting classes may sometimes feel as if we have too many choices – making it difficult to decide where exactly our children should go. Many schools realize this and have started to offer free or deeply-discounted courses so that you and kids can actually test out a class before you fork over the big bucks. Here are some trial and demo classes taking place in December and January so that you can better decide where to take refuge this winter.

Naomi’s Music Presents: 4 Free Music Together Demos (December 14th and December 15th, 2010)

Naomi’s Music, located in Brooklyn Heights, is sponsoring four free music demos to sample a class. Kids and their parents can dance, bop and laugh to the groovy tunes of Music Together to decide if taking a class is for you.
Tuesday, December 14th from 9:15-10am; 10:15-11:00am; 11:15 – noon and Wednesday, December 15th from 1:15-2:00pm. Naomi’s Music is located at 117 Remsen Street, between Clinton and Henry, downstairs entrance. To RSVP for the event, please visit: www.musictogetheratkiddiekorner.com (select “schedule a demo”)
or call Naomi: 718-855-0908/917-826-0534

Kids and Adult Winter Classes – Trial Week at Everyday Athlete (December 13th – December 19th, 2010)
Everyday Athlete is sponsoring a week of trail classes. Check out the schedule for times and whether it would be appropriate for your child: Monday, December 13th – 3:30 pm Tumble Cubs 3yrs and 4:30 pm Trampoline – 8-10yrs – NEW;Tuesday December 14th – 11:00 am Tumble Tots – 2yrs; 1:00 pm Mommy & Me – 4 – 18 months; 3:30 pm Tumble Bears – 4 yrs. and 4:30 pm Execution Tumbling – 8-12 yrs.- NEW; Thursday – 12:00 pm Tumble Cubs – 3 yrs. ; 1:00 pm Mommy & Me – 10 – 18 months; 3:30 pm NEW! Fundamental Tumbling – 5- 6 yrs. and 5:00 pm NEW! Skateboard & Acrobatics – 6-8 yrs.; Friday –  12:00 pm Tumble Tots – 2 yrs.; 3:30 pm Kangaroos  5 yrs. and 4:30 pm Trampoline – 8-10 yrs. – NEW; Saturday – 10:30 am Tumble Tots – 2 years and 11:30 am Developmental Movement for Children with Special Needs – NEW and Sunday 11:00 am Capoeira for Kids  – NEW. Everyday Athlete also offers mommy boot camp, kids tumbling, or prenatal strength among others to the new Skateboarding, Zumba, Capoeira, MELT or developmental movement for children with special needs, please click here to look at the schedule.
To pre-register to reserve your spot please click here. All classes are $15/per classes (50% off their regular prices). Everyday Athlete is located at 136 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231. To learn more about everyday athlete, please visit: http://www.everydayathlete.com/

Rolie Polie Guacamole Drop-ins at Gumbo (Free trail January 6th)
Brooklyn’s own Rolie Polie Guacmole is starting a 8-week music series beginning January 13, $160 – Thursdays, 11–11:45 a.m., Drop-ins now through December 30, $20. To test out the class, you and your little one can take the free trail on January 6th – a week before the signing, dancing and bopping begins. Through the class, Frank Gallo and Andrew Tuzhilin of Rolie Polie will engage you and your children with songs from their newly release CD ‘Time for Hummus’ along with their all-time familiar favorites, including books like “Brown Bear.”
Details: The free trial class is on January 6th. Gumbo is located at 493 Atlantic Ave (bet. Nevins & Third) 718-855-7808


Serena Norr
is a real-live Brooklynite who was raised in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. She is now the managing editor of Relocation.com, which has perfected her juggling skills as she tackles a full-time job, freelancing and the best part of her day spending time with her energetic toddler. When free time strikes (insert laughing), she loves exploring Brooklyn with her daughter, checking out restaurants, writing plays, taking pictures, creating collages, and making soups – which she chronicles on her blog-http://seriouslysoupy.blogspot.com.