Kids Dance & Movement



Kids love to dance! We just add some structure.

The Old Town School's dance teachers help children of all ages experience the joy of dance and movement. In our dance classes, students will learn to use their own bodies to explore space, rhythm, music and mood through dynamic activities, steps and routines.

With movement development and physical coordination goals at each age level, Creative Movement classes leave plenty of time for games and improvisation, while more structured classes like Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern and Hip-Hop give students a foundation in technique, discipline and performance. Classes in ethnic styles, including Flamenco and Capoeira Angola, introduce children to unique dance forms from all over the world.

Both boys and girls will make new friends and have lots of fun in our encouraging and creative dance classes. Come out and dance with us!

See class dress requirements here.

List of All Kids Dance & Movement Classes (26 found)

Pre-Ballet

3½ - 5 years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $140 ($130 members)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday with Lyn Cole, Nancy Teinowitz, Jen Guglielmi, Ericka Lashley or Monica Thomas

An introduction to positions, steps, and floorwork through games and movement!

Ballet 1

5 - 8 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($150 members)

Monday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday with Nancy Teinowitz, Ericka Lashley or Monica Thomas

Explore fundamentals with barre work, floor routines, and improvisation!

Ballet 2

6 - 9 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($150 members)

Thursday, Saturday or Sunday with Nancy Teinowitz or Monica Thomas

Continue exploring ballet fundamentals including terminology, basic steps, barre work, and floor routines!

Ballet 3

7 - 12 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($150 members)

Friday or Saturday with Nancy Teinowitz

Continue exploring rhythm and movement while learning more advanced technique!

Ballet 4

7 - 12 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($150 members)

Sunday with Nancy Teinowitz

Explore sophisticated rhythm and movement while learning advanced technique!

Creative Ballet 1

4½ - 6 years

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($150 members)

Wednesday with Jen Guglielmi

Develop ballet fundamentals while exploring creative movement techniques!

Creative Ballet 2

5 - 7 years

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($150 members)

Tuesday with Jen Guglielmi

Develop ballet fundamentals while exploring more advanced creative movement techniques!

Capoeira Angola

5 - 8 years

50 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $145 ($135 members)

Thursday with Beto DeFreitas

Explore movement, space, and percussion, all while learning basic Portuguese!

Mini Hip-Hop Dance

3½ - 7 years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $140 ($130 members)

Wednesday, Thursday or Friday with Lyn Cole

Explore rhythm, musicality, and basic footwork in this high-energy dance class!

Hip-Hop Dance

8 - 13 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($150 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Kim Wallace with your contact information.

Jazz Dance 1

6 - 10 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($150 members)

Thursday or Saturday with Nancy Teinowitz

Develop jazz techniques while learning a jazz dance vocabulary in this high-energy class!

Jazz Dance 2

7 - 12 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($150 members)

Saturday or Sunday with Nancy Teinowitz

Develop more advanced jazz techniques and combinations in this high-energy class!

Jazz Dance 3

8 - 13 years

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $190 ($180 members)

Sunday with Nancy Teinowitz

Develop sophisticated jazz techniques and perform choreography in this high-energy class!

Jazz Dance 4

8 - 13 years

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $190 ($180 members)

Monday with Nancy Teinowitz

Develop sophisticated jazz techniques and perform choreography in this fast-paced and advanced class!

Mini Modern

5 - 9 years

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($150 members)

Tuesday with Jen Guglielmi

Explore rhythm, space, choreography, and creative movement in this upbeat class!

Pre-Tap

3 - 4½ years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $140 ($130 members)

Friday or Saturday with Lyn Cole

Explore basic tap movements and rhythms!

Tap 1

4½ years & up

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $140 ($130 members)

Saturday with Lyn Cole

Explore tap movements, steps, and rhythms!

Tap 2

5 - 11 years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $140 ($130 members)

Saturday with Lyn Cole

Explore more advanced tap movements, steps, and rhythms!

Tap 3

7 - 11 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($150 members)

Saturday with Lyn Cole

Explore sophisticated tap movements, steps, routines, and rhythms!

Tap for Boys 1

4 - 6 years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $140 ($130 members)

Tuesday with Reggio McLaughlin

Boys make music with their feet in this high-energy tap class!

Tap for Boys 2

7 - 10 years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $140 ($130 members)

Tuesday with Reggio McLaughlin

Boys make music with their feet in this high-energy tap class!

Tap & Twirl

3 - 4½ years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($150 members)

Thursday with Lyn Cole

Tap, ballet, and a whole lot of creative movement fun!

Tap & Twirl 2

4½ - 6 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($150 members)

Thursday with Lyn Cole

Tap, ballet, and a whole lot of creative movement fun!

Kangaroos

2 - 3½ years  ·  Parents and Children Together!

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $140 ($130 members)

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Sunday with Lyn Cole, Jen Guglielmi, Michaela Federspiel or Monica Thomas

Wiggle, jump, roll, and play with your child as we explore movement together!

Move & Groove

3 - 5 years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $140 ($130 members)

Monday or Wednesday with Jen Guglielmi

Explore rhythm, space, and movement through improvisational games and dance routines!

Storytime Dances

3½ - 5 years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $140 ($130 members)

Wednesday with Jen Guglielmi

Explore space and movement through books, stories, and words!

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