This is a creative and enriching introduction to ballet for young dancers. Children learn body awareness, spatial awareness, rhythm and music appreciation. Basic concepts of movement, like jumping, walking, marching and turning, are reinforced each class. Props and costumes are used. This is an adult participation class, and a parent or caregiver must be present with each participating child.
Children gain strength, confidence and coordination as they learn fundamental ballet steps in a creative environment. Lessons explore movement through floor stretches, rhythm exercises and traveling steps. Creative games, props, imagery and storytelling make each class an engaging and fun experience for the young dancer. This is an independent participation class.
Fundamentals of ballet are taught in a nurturing and warm environment. Lessons are aimed at developing strength and flexibility along with self-discipline and attention span needed for classical ballet training. Ballet terminology is reinforced each class and group choreography is introduced. This is an independent participation class.
Young performers come together for a musical theatre class at the NY Kids Club. This exciting class will introduce basic elements of stage with costumes, props, musical theatre sing-a-longs and choreography. This is an independent participation class.
The hip hop program is a fun, aerobic introduction for young dancers to creative movement underscored by exciting, up-tempo, age-appropriate music. Class culminates with a parent visitation day in the fall and a hip hop show in the spring. This is an independent participation class.
- I love the bright and beautiful layout of the space, and that the teachers are so warm, energetic, and engaging and seem to really enjoy teaching. Several teachers came to my son's "observation day" for his Hip Hop class because they had taught him previously in the 2's Club and wanted to watch him dance!
- My twins were enrolled in ballet, gymnastics and hip hop this summer, and thoroughly enjoyed all of them. However, hip hop was definitely the favorite for both of them (a rarity for them to agree on the same "favorite" anything!). I think what they loved best about the class was their wonderful teacher miss Kerryn, who made each and every class fun yet challenging and made them want to learn!
- I thought the class was adorable and educational. I like that not only are they learning about dance and movement but that are also learning how the movement impacts their bodies. That theme was woven throughout the class, the best example I recall is when Michelle had them feel their heart rates before and after they danced and she discussed "aerobic" activity with them.