Winter Session: January 9th - March 3rd
RITTENHOUSE @ Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Sq
1.5-3 years, Tuesdays 10:30am
FAIRMOUNT @ The Ukrainian League, 23rd & Brown St. www.ukrainianleague.com
1.5-3 years, Wednesdays 10:30am
2-4 years, Saturdays 11am
SOUTH PHILLY @ The Arts Parlor, 1170 S. Broad St.
6-8 years, Tuesdays 4:30pm
WEST PHILLY @ Studio 34, 4522 Baltimore Ave.
1.5-3 years, Thursdays 10:30am
3-5 years, Thursdays 4pm
NAVAL SQUARE @ 2420 Gray's Ferry Ave. New Location!
3-5 years, Tuesdays 1:45pm
ZoomDance: For 1.5-3 year old kids, this is a high energy class of dance, music, story-telling, imagination and fun! Over the course of the session, children will develop agility, coordination, rhythm, and balance through a dynamic range of actions. There is an emphasis on creativity and building confidence through songs, stories, and performance. Each week we’ll read a new story and then explore the movement and adventures of the characters. Kids have the opportunity to show off their favorite moves, invent characters, and try lots of new movement ideas. Grown-ups are encouraged to participate in this class with their small dancers.
Intermediate ZoomDance: For 3-5 year olds, this class has the same essence as the younger ZoomDance class, with lots of energy and focus on exploring new ideas. We will start to push the edges of dancing the spectrum from wild abandon to careful details. In addition to learning trickier "moves", we will start thinking of phrases and dances instead of only individual moves, and students will perform for each other in class. When acting out the story, our teachers will encourage students to offer their own ideas too. Grown-ups drop off their dancers for this one, and are invited in on the last day to see what we've been working on.
Action Technique: For 6-8 year olds, this brand new class is perfect for kids who love moving around and want a dynamic alternative to classical dance class. We will work on unique dance sequences full of energy and spontaneity, as well as detail in gesture and some acrobatics. We will introduce choreographic techniques: investigating space, performance, interacting with a group, and composing your own dances. This class is not seeking perfect alignment and pointed toes, but rather fostering a curiosity and building skills to manipulate qualities, dynamics, and rhythm in dance. Grown-ups get to leave during this class, but we'll invite you in for a show the last class of the session.