Dance/Movement Classes

May 6, 2007

DANCE/MOVEMENT

The Backyard
www.backyardbrooklyn.com
info@backyardbrooklyn.com
20 Tiffany Place
Brooklyn NY (btwn Kane and Degraw)
718.624.2212
A
multi-use space designed for infants to age 6.  Offering drop in
playtime, Bija dance and yoga classes, Baby Fingers sign language,
CPR/First Aid classes, prenatal yoga, music, half day summer camp,
story time, sing along, birthday parties and more. Playtime hours:  Mon
– Fri 10am- 7pm  and Sun 2pm- 7pm   

Brooklyn Arts Exchange
http://www.bax.org/

421 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-832-0018
BAX is
no-profit in Park Slope that offers classes in music, dance, baby &
me, various baby and toddler classes, dance and movement classes, yoga
and theater and acting. It also has a summer arts program.

Brooklyn Dance Project
www.brooklyndanceproject.com
495 3rd Ave (corner of 11th Street)
Park Slope
718-499-5402
Ages
20 months and up.  Ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, belly dancing, flamenco,
musical theater, salsa, drama, voice, dance workout, pilates, yoga,
stretch and tone and Mommy and me. They can also host birthday parties.

Brooklyn Gymnastics
http://brooklyngymnastics.com/
1635 Bath Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11214 (Bay Ridge)
718-232-6444
Starting at the tender age of 1, with adult assistance, we begin our training.
Children are encouraged to interact with others while learning the fundamentals of discipline, patience and self awareness. The program is taught in a
fun, noncompetitive atmosphere. Gymnastic training is continued through age 3 with a slow removal of adult
support. The children are encouraged to develop their independence. At age 4, participants graduate to regulation gymnastic equipment. With
the teaching of additional skills, our littlest gymnasts become more flexible
and coordinated.
When the children reach 6 years of age, they are trained on regulation
equipment for their gender. Classes are lengthened to 1 1/2 hours. The pre-team system is designed to prepare athletes for the step-up to
competitive gymnastics. All skills are taught at an advanced level. Classes
are extended to 2 hours. Our current level V through Elite gymnastic teams will participate at local, state, regional, national and invitational
competitions.

I know people have continuously raved about Bklyn Gymnastics so I decided to enroll my son, age 3,  in a class, completely sight unseen. We took our free "try out" class and our son had so much fun, we’re hooked. Just thought I’d put a plug in because they have lots of time slot choices and age ranges. BG seems to allow a lot of makeup chances in case you have to miss. Also, it’s the EASIEST drive from Bay Ridge and parking’s no prob. Just fantastic!
-Jenny

Brooklyn Music School
http://www.brooklynmusicschool.org/

126 Saint Felix
Brooklyn, NY 11217 (Fort Greene)
718-638-5660
The dance program is based on classical ballet training. Intermediate students are encouraged to take a minimum of two classes per week. Pointe class is for children ten years and older who have had at least two years of ballet training. Modern/Jazz and Tap are also offered. Children
in the dance program can join the Journey Dancers (ages seven to 12 or
ten and older), the school’s ensemble which performs in the community
throughout the year. Journey Juniors, for kids ages six to eight,
prepares students for the pre-professional division.Younger
children,
ages three to five, can register for a Creative Movement
program. These classes are offered September to June, and cost $570 and
up, annually.-Go City Kids

Cobble Hill Ballet
http://cobblehillballet.com/
info@cobblehillballet.com
Christ Church Parish Hall
326 Clinton Street (corner of Kane)
Cobble Hill
718-875-3177
I met owner Colette in the park and she sent me to her site. They have pre-ballet (ages 3-4) all the way up to adult ballet and a lyrical jazz/theater jazz class. Colette employs a few different instructors, and from the looks of it, they are from some top institutions. The photos from the performances are so happy and sweet it made me want to go!

Creative Arts Studio
http://creativeartsstudio.com
2 locations

310 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn,  NY 11201
718-797-5600

119 Union Street

Brooklyn, NY 11231

718-243-0658
Teaching
art to children and adults: Subjects include: writing (including
playwriting, poetry and short stories) to dance (modern, ballet, tap,
etc), drama, painting, knitting, costume design, science-based
activities. Summer camp and birthday parties available.

Dance and Develop
danceanddevelop@yahoo.com
45 Newel St (btw. Nassau and Driggs)
Brooklyn, NY 11222 (Williamsburg)

917.523.0245
Ages: 1 to 4
Jump start your
child’s development! Classes focus on developing gross motor skills and
musicality by using a blend of creative movement, music, props, and
storytelling. Children
begin to explore shapes and dynamics, and are introduced to basic dance
techniques. Excellent for developing coordination and self-confidence.
Ages 18 months to four years. Call to register.-Go City Kids

Dancewave
www.dancewave.org/
Berkeley Carroll School
181 Lincoln Place
Park Slope, Brooklyn
718-522-4696
Subway: Q to Seventh Ave; 2, 3 to Grand Army Plaza.

Dancewave
has been developing young dancers for several years and produces the
annual Kids Cafe Festival. This fall’s schedule of beginning and
intermediate classes in ballet, hip-hop, creative modern and
choreography also includes a harder-to-find beginning ballet class for
8- to 12-year-olds, which means it’s not too late to get your kids into
tights or a tutu. An open house offered prior to the semester lets you
try before you buy. Ages 5 to 18. -Time Out New York Kids

Espana-Streb Trapeze Academy
http://www.espanastrebtrapeze.org
trapeze@strebusa.org
51 North 1st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211 (Williamsburg)
718.384.6491
Ages: 4 and up Cost: Children $375/16-week semester (one-hour class)
Espana-Streb Trapeze Academy, a year-round indoor flying trapeze school, offers classes for children ages four and up, and adults. Safety
is the number one priority. Each student wears a safety harness
attached to safety lines and flies over a huge foam mat. Experienced
instructors demonstrate and guide students through various trapeze
techniques. Classes are limited to 10 participants to ensure personal
attention. Slam Summer Camp,
offered for four weeks in July, offers kids, ages seven through 13, the
opportunity to learn PopAction Technique, Tumbling, Flying Trapeze, Streb
mini-repertory, and other Circus and Aerial Arts. Each weekly segment
culminates with a Friday performance showcasing the skills and dances
everyone has learned. Campers can choose any one week, or take all four
to gain the most skills. The session fee is $525; multiple week and
sibling discounts are available. The Academy also offers a mini camp for younger children.-Time Out New York Kids

Everyday Family Center at the Everyday Athlete
www.everydayathletestudio.com
136 Union street (between Hicks and Columbia.)
Brooklyn, NY (Carroll Gardens)
718.852.6300
Everyday Athlete Kids offers Tumbling Classes from ages 18 months to 12 years. They also offer a course called "Functional Play for Girls- ages 6-10" and one for "Boys". This one hour class encourages imagination and expressiveness through movement. The activities are to help improve coordination, sensory motor skills and develop mental focus. They also have "One-on-One Youth Personal Training".

Gymboree of Brooklyn
www.gymboreeclasses.com 
3 locations:

The Montauk Club
25 Eighth Ave at Lincoln Pl (Park Slope)
718.983.1280

1385 86th Street
Brooklyn, NY (Bay Ridge)
718-983-1280

5206 Avenue N
Brooklyn, NY (Flatbush, Brownsville, East NY)
718-983-1280
Gymboree offers developmental classes and hosts birthday parties for babies and toddlers, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Choose music, play, or arts.

Gymstars
http://www.gymstarsbrooklyn.com/

Various locations including:
Christ
Church
At the corner of Clinton and Kane – Entrance on
Kane Street
(Cobble Hill)
Families First Brooklyn

50 Baltic Street
(bet. Clinton & Court)
Kiddie Korner
117 Remsen btw. Henry and Clinton
(Brooklyn
Heights)
Open House
318 Warren Street btw. Smith and Hoyt

Hamilton Dance Studio
http://hamiltondance.com
45 Newel Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222 (Williamsburg)
Ages:
3 and up
  Hamilton Dance Studio
provides dance education in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Ridgewood, Queens.
Dance programs range from tap to hip hop to jazz, ballet, and modern. A
Young Beginner program introduces preschoolers to the various
disciplines, as well.-Time Out New York Kids

Hootenanny Art House
www.hootenannyarthouse.com
hootenannyarts@yahoo.com
426-28 15th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215 (South Slope)
718-369-0528
The Art House has classes in art, ukulele, dance, movement, guitar lessons, music together and more.

Just Play!
http://www.justplay-4kids.com/
145 Sterling Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217 (Park Slope)
718-554-6554
Classes
offered include: Arts and Crafts, Building Play, Cooking Play, Yoga
Play.  Their logo is "from tummies to tweens" so ages range from 0-12
years.

Kiddie Korner
117 Remsen
Brooklyn, NY 11201 (Brooklyn Heights)
718.623.8560
(btw. Henry and Clinton)
Tumbling, circus, and dance are combined in a class for kids ages two to ten. Check the website for additional locations.

Cynthia King Dance Studio
http://www.cynthiakingdance.com/
1256 Prospect Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11218
718-437-0101
Pre-K Dance, ballet, hip hop, tap, jazz, modern and adult classes.

Lava
http://www.lavalove.org/
Sarah East Johnson  Artistic Director, LAVA
524 Bergen Street  Brooklyn, NY 11217
email: sarah@lavalove.org
Trapeeze classes, acrobatics for kids.
For information on or to register for classes, please email: classes@lavalove.org   

Let’s Dance Brooklyn
http://letsdancebklyn.com/
212-340-1013
dina@letsdancebklyn.com
2 locations:

138 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY (Fort Greene)

900 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY (Bed-Sty, Clinton Hill)
Taught at Embora and South Oxford Space in Fort Greene/Clinton Hill
Dina Rivera teaches these classes to increase the body’s agility and nurture children’s creative and physical potential. Let’s Dance Brooklyn! offers children an innovative intro to creative movement and dance. Sign
up for Mommy and Me classes (for walking toddlers to three year-olds,
Creative Ballet class (for kids ages three-and-a-half to five years, or
Pre Ballet class (ages five-and-a-half to seven years).

The Little Gym of Brooklyn Heights
www.tlgbrooklynheightsny.com
221 Atlantic Ave between Brooklyn Bridge Blvd and Court St
Brooklyn Heights
718-488-7744
Subway: F, G to Bergen St; 4, 5 to Borough Hall.
Their programs are based on a curriculum designed to build motor skills
while having fun. Classes include movement, sports, exercise, games,
listening and cooperation.

We took the trial class when he was 13 months and we decided it wasn’t for us. But, then we decided to take it when he was 18 months old and he really likes it. There is a circle time in the beginning that might frustrate parents who take a music class because it might seem repetitive of their other activities. But don’t dismiss the class because of the circle time. My son is learning to walk on the balance beam, swing from the bars, somersault (front and back), running in a big circle (which helps with their periprehal vision), backwards running, jump on a moon walk, parachute, wheelbarrow walking, etc.
-Caroline

The Little Gym of Bay Ridge-Bensonhurst
8681 18th Avenue
Coming Soon!
Brooklyn, NY 11214
Phone:
(718) 259-6878
Email:
tlgbayridgebensonhurstny@thelittlegym.com

Mark Morris Dance School
www.markmorrisdancegroup.org 
3 Lafayette Ave between Flatbush Ave and Fulton St
Fort Greene, Brooklyn
718-624-8400
Subway: B, D, Q, R to DeKalb Ave (B, M weekdays only); C to Lafayette;
G to Fulton St; 2, 3, 4, 5 to Nevins St.
$185 to $200. Call or go online
for class schedule and registration.
Beginning and intermediate
dancers head to Brooklyn to study modern, creative, jazz. ballet, tap,
West African and hip-hop dance in the school’s spacious new digs. Ages 4 to 17. There is live music accompaniment for all dance classes, and they are starting new music appreciation classes. -Time Out New York Kids

Midwood Martial Arts and Family Fitness Center
www.midwoodmartialarts.com
1302 Avenue H (at the corner of E. 13th Street)
Brooklyn, NY (Ditmas) 11230
tel: 718-258-KICK (5425)
Classes include: Aikido, Capoeira, Karate, Tai Chi, Wing Chun Kung
Fu/Catch as Catch Can Wrestling/Western Boxing, African Dance, Cardio
Kickboxing, Pilates, Chi Gung, Feldenkrais, Nei Kung, Pilates Mat,
Yoga, GymStars, Juguemos A Cantar, Creative Movement, Music and Rhythm,
Pre-Ballet, Sign-A-Song, Story Time, Yoga for Children

Pop Action  
www.strebusa.org
S.L.A.M., 51 North 1st St between Kent and Wythe Aves
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
718-384-6491Subway: L to Bedford Ave.
$260; siblings receive ten percent off.
Little
kids get an intro to circus arts a la STREB €”choreographer Elizabeth
Streb’s high-impact dance company—while their older sibs are learning
the philosophy and technique behind Streb’s Pop Action technique. Be
prepared to watch your child suddenly fly through the air. Ages 3 to 5; 8 to 10.-Time Out New York Kids

Spoke the Hub
www.spokethehub.org 
Spoke the Hub Re-Creation Center
748 Union St between Fifth and Sixth Aves
Park Slope, Brooklyn
718-408-3234 Subway: M, R to Union St (M weekdays only). $275 – $450.
Every
type of dance seems to be on offer at this community center which was
created back in 1995 by the "cultural pioneers" who started the
Brooklyn Arts Exchange. Kids and teens can take classes in ballet,
creative dance, tap, folk and other forms of dance; Spoke the Hub also
offers kids yoga, aerobic workouts, meditation, drama, sketching, tai
chi, Brazilian percussion and a Make Believe class for toddlers. Ages 2 and up.-Time Out New York Kids

Upbring Dance Company
www.upbringdance.com
Classes held at the Micro Museum
123 Smith Street (btw. Pacific and Dean)
Brooklyn, NY (Cobble Hill)
917-753-3291
Offers dance classes for toddlers through teens. UpBring Dance Company is an exciting dance group for kids and teens ages 2-15, based in beautiful Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. UpBring incorporates all styles of 
dance – jazz, hip- hop, lyrical, theater dance, modern, Salsa, Hula, African – but most of all, it’s fun!  UpBring nurtures self-esteem and creativity in children while teaching many aspects of dance 
performance including technique, stage presence, and choreography.

Yin Yang Yoga
http://www.yinyangyoga.com
748 Myrtle (Bedford and Nostrand)
Brooklyn, NY (Bed-Sty, Clinton Hill)
718-875-2648
Offers yoga classes and workshops for children, teens, and adults. Adventure Family Yoga,
for children ages two to five and their parent/guardian, teaches yoga
asanas and and breath exercises using games, songs, stories, and
imagination. Families may even get to clown around – the workshop is
led by Deven Sisler, who is not only a registered Yoga Alliance
certified teacher, but a professional clown as well.

Yoga People
http://www.yoga-people.com
downdog@karmakidsyoga.com

157 Remsen St (btw. Clinton and Court)
Brooklyn, NY 11201 (BOCOCA)
718-522-9642
Karma Kids leads yoga classes for toddlers and kids through age nine during the week, and Family Yoga classes on Saturdays, at Yoga People.

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