locations: SoHo at 579 Broadway, Prince
Subways: R, F, B, M, D, #6
| update 8/29/17
DANCE & BALLET BASICS
WINTER -BALLET FOR
THE SOCCER BOYS
See the Nutcracker Slide Show
featuring RKB's soloists!
WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? A choreographer's
inspiration and developmental approach
results in an integrated, and
dynamic dance program
every age - in downtown SoHo.
The serious study of classical ballet begins between 8-12 years old, when some students begin to be physically and mentally ready for the discipline, strenuous work, as well as the math of ballet. The age at which classical instruction begins is not as important as making a good start with a good teacher, and being able to concentrate on the activities. Only regular participation, persistence, along with much repetition and practice make a dancer, but there are many additional benefits to the study of dance that produce good habits for life.
AFTER SCHOOL DANCE in SoHo -
Ages: 8-11, and 12-16+ yrs
nurtures the path between an accessible experience of
as it matures into a keen appreciation for the
*Class offerings respond to neighborhood demand, so the offerings do fluctuate.
ages 12-16+ years
Intermediate level ballet AND modern dance basics. Disciplined, dynamic, fun. Classical technique, and modern choreography.
Small, productive classes - Serious fun!
Open studio at end of each semester. Enter Sept /Jan. Attend 2+ times weekly.
Mon - Thurs, 4:30-6pm
2 or 3 classes/ per week
Ages 12-16+ years
Note: SoHo Studio is 4th Fl walk up.
Good for the heart!
Ballet for the Soccer Boys
Wed, 5:30-6:30pm, winter
Ages 10-13+ years
Read about BALLET FOR THE SOCCER BOYS Press Article: "Boys Do Dance"
SOCCER BOY BALLET Testimoniall
A mother writes: "Henry told me that ballet is his second-favorite thing to do after ice hockey. He ranked it above baseball and tennis, both of which he loves. Soccer is a distant fifth. Could have knocked me over with a feather."
last classes of Dec. and mid May. Families, Friends and prospective students are welcome to watch, by email
or phone reservation.
of the best non-traditional dance classes for kids" TimeOut New York Kids
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Read the Time Magazine article
DANCE AND RECESS
|BALLET FOR THE SOCCER BOYS
ages 9-12 years
Introduction to ballet for motivated boys who want to cross-train - or just to discover what ballet is like. Focused, vocabulary-building fun. Stretch, strength, coordination with classical technique. 8-week session.
FORM - Soccer Boys.
Small, dynamic classes - Seriously fun.
Jan/Feb, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm. Reserve early to add name to waiting list. Call for 2018 information.
|PRIVATE LESSONS (50-90 minute) for advanced students
age 11+, available by appointment. Arrange for audition prep, ongoing series of lessons, trouble-shooting, catch up, confidence. (Usually pm/ or weekends)
DRESS CODE (After-School programs):
Girls: black tank leotards and ballet slippers.
No frills, no skirts, black dance shorts or optional pink/ nude/ white tights. Hair neat, pulled back. Leotards/ tights/ on sale at Soho Studio
Boys: Close-fitting whiteT-shirt, or Tank top, black shorts or bike pants. White socks, white or black ballet slippers.
Some dance attire can be ordered through studio.
Adult w/ Child (Kids Co-Motion)
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CREATIVE MOVEMENT ages 2 - 5+yrs
Create your own playgroup - minimum 6 family participants! Adult and Child (18-40 mo), and "Drop off" classes (3+ to 5+).
Playful and productive. Developing
movement skills, turn taking, cooperating
in groups, listening actively and with care. (*Must be evaluated for readiness.) Waiting list only. Entry is in mid-Sept and early January, by pre-registration. 45 min classes.
Friendly, skill building, lightly structured fun and learning.
Promotes language and listening development, music and motion
- together - in small workable-size class. Increasing gross
locomotor movement and important social skills
for school readiness. Active Listening. Active, Cooperative Play. Learning to recognize and execute short
dances, building language and movement vocabulary. Small productive classes. Dress Code:
Active wear, barefeet. No tutus, no skirts, no frills.
Toddler Mix, 18-34 mo. Email to join
WAIT LIST for
KCM Testimonials Click
PHOTOGRAPHS - KCM
Read the Time Mag article
DANCE AND RECESS
"In an era where the aesthetic development of the child is often overlooked, we feel very fortunate to
offer Kids Co-Motion." Riverdale Neighborhood House
You are in for a treat! Nutcracker Highlights:
Professional studio performances. Families, school groups and dance afficionados are invited to see where dance and dancers are made. First weekend (Fri/Sat) in December "Highlights from the Nutcracker Ballet."
Call 212-431-8489 for tickets or to arrange your special dance group event.
SUBWAYS: R,W, F, B, V, D, #6
& SoHo Studio Address
Rebecca Kelly Ballet
579 Broadway, 4B
New York, NY 10012
The Nutcracker Ballet
READ MORE ABOUT the Early Childhood Program
.....Dancing wth Delight synopsis.--
founded in 1992 by dancers and parents
Craig Brashear and Rebecca Kelly, KCM provides a joyful learning atmosphere beginning with
motion, music, tumbling, and song for very young children
and their caregivers, and continues through skill-building dance classes
for teens. Class offerings respond to neighborhood demand. You can create a class with your friends. (6 families per class)
CO-MOTION offers an opportunity for constructive
play and learning in a big space. In an urban environment where not everyone
has access to a playground, families welcome a place for their children
to be dynamically active in a wholly positive way. Exposure to the arts
at an early age from the pre-schooler to the middle school child, stimulates
the kind of cognitive development that children need and don't get from
passive activities like TV and video games. Dance and performance ignite
movement vocabulary, while playfully exploring music and a broad range
of movement skills which build self esteem and confidence. Classes encompass
the social skills involved in working in groups or as leaders, taking turns, remembering sequences, assuming
responsibility for one's "conduct" as well as making riends and treating each other with respect. KCM uses a variety of fine music exposing families to the pleasures of moving to classical,
folk, popular, and ethnic selections.
ages walking to 40 mo
In Parent/ Child classes language and song are used as a means of guiding and promoting
active listening and focus in young children.
Because KCM's programs bring
children together with adults, children also are exposed to and develop
important interactive social skills.
weekday afternoons in SoHo. The program is designed to develop confidence, self-awareness,
self-discipline, and careful music listening skills, along with a growing
movement vocabulary. The After School Program continues with increasingly formal
training in creative movement, modern dance, ballet, and performance through teens.
Creative Movement and Dance Basics for ages 3.5-12 years includes a variety of drop-off
classes. Students are introduced to ballet vocabulary and dance basics by learning short dances
to great classical music as well as rock 'n roll, funk, and country and
more. Find out
if your 3.5 -year
is old ready.
The serious study of classical ballet begins between 8-11 years old, when some children begin to be physically and mentally ready for the discipline, strenuous work, as well as the math of ballet. The age at which classical instruction begins is not as important as making a good start with a good teacher, and being able to concentrate on the activities. Only regular participation, persistence, and much practice makes a dancer.
are pro-rated, and you can join at any time. Fall, or Winter/ Spring sessions. Let us share our 25-year experience creating positive learning experiences for children. Kelly
and Brashear are available as Guest Lecturers for Panels and Parenting Discussion
Co-Motion is also offered throughout Westchester,
the Lamm Pre-School in Brooklyn, for developmentally delayed children,
in several pre-school cooperatives in Manhattan, as an URBAN FIELD TRIP (PS
198 Bronx), and in the Northern Adirondacks rural outreach program in the summer.
NURSERY SCHOOLS and PLAYGROUPS:
Kids Co-Motion has been included in the curriculum of many Nursery Schools
and Playgroups including the Riverdale
Neighborhood House in Riverdale, Lamm Institute Pre-School
for Children with Developmental Delays in Brooklyn, the Barrow Street Nursery, The Children's Aid Society in the West Village, and Creative Steps, the Children's Corner Playgroup,and University Plaza Nursery School in Soho. Call to design along-term or short term program tailored just for your organization, 212-431-8489.