Spring 2013 Kids Dance Classes

Breakdancing for Kids
Breakdancing for Teens
Hip Hop for Kids
Introduction to Dance
Shake and Create

Kids Dance Classes Spring 2013 Registration

10 Week Session: March 18 – May 25, 2013

By Mar. 16, 11am: $90 cash/check OR $95 credit card*
After Mar. 16, 11am: $95 cash/check OR $100 credit card*
Payment due at time of registration.

Note: make-up week for classes cancelled by CDT due to faculty illness or bad weather are May 28 – June 1. There are NO REFUNDS for missed classes.

If minimum registrations are not met by the deadline, classes will be cancelled. 

Missed a deadline? Wish to pay via credit card? Leave a message at (513) 591-1222 or email alissa@cdt-dance.org.


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Please download the above forms (which include FAQs) before calling or emailing with questions.

After referring to these documents, please call (513) 591-1222 or email alissa@cdt-dance.org  for questions or to register.


Kids Dance Schedule for Spring 2013: March 18 to  May 25, 2013


 Breakdance (Studio C) 

Learn the basics of Breaking/B-Boying/B-Girling. Brent Fields will lead these classes in exploring freestyling, starting with fundamentals and progressing through toprocks, drops, footwork, power moves, and freezes. Students will also explore how to dance with individual character and creativity. An active, creative class!

Ages 6-10 (1st-5th grades) 6:15-7:05pm Breakdancing for Kids with Brent Fields
Ages 11+ (Middle & High School) 7:10-8:05pm Breakdancing for Teens with Brent Fields

 Introduction to Dance (Studio B)

This class will introduce your child to the fundamentals of Ballet and Modern. Emphasis will be on developing proper technique, improving strength and flexibility, and increasing dance vocabulary and terms. Students will have an opportunity to utilize their imagination and creativity through various dance games and activities.

No previous experience is necessary. Tights, leotards and ballet slippers are encouraged, but not required.

Ages 5-7 6:15-7:15pm Introduction to Dance with Allison Jacobs

Shake and Create (Studio B)

In this class, your child will be introduced to creative movement and dance. Your child will have an opportunity to jump, shake, spin and wiggle, while using their imagination!

Ages 3-4 6:15-7:00pm

Shake and Create with Allison Jacobs 

Hip Hop for Kids

In this class, your child or teen will learn the basics of Hip Hop and Street Jazz. After warming up, students will learn improvisation and freestyle techniques, followed by a short choreographed routine to popular age-appropriate music. Placement, muscle memory, rhythm, and musicality will be emphasized.

Ages 8-12 (Grades 3-6) 10:00-10:50am Hip Hip for Kids with Shira Jackson (Studio C)

Kids/Teen Class Observation Days!

Interested in seeing one of our Kids classes and registering for our Spring quarter?

Family & friends along with interested parents and kids/teens are invited to observe part or all of one of these classes:

  • Tuesday, March 5, 6:30-7:30pm: Breakdancing Kids/Teens
  • Wednesday, March 13, 6:15-7:15pm: Introduction to Dance (ages 5-7)
  • Thursday, March 14 6:15-7:00: Shake & Create (ages 3-4)
  • Saturday, March 16, 10:00-10:50: Hip Hop (ages 9-12)

Let us know you are coming by calling (513) 591-1222 or emailing alissa@cdt-dance.org


Introduction to Dance and Shake and Create — ALLISON JACOBS has been dancing and teaching in greater Cincinnati and New York City for the past twenty years. Her dance training is primarily focused on Ballet and Modern. However, Allison is also well versed in Tap, Jazz, Hip-hop, Musical Theater, Swing, and Contact Improvisation. Allison has worked with Tanze Performing Arts Studio, Hamilton Ballet Theater, Miami Valley Ballet Theater, Long Island University, Contemporary Dance Theater, Ballet Tech, and Fresh Air Fund. Most recently, Allison has taught dance for Contemporary Dance Theater, Cincinnati Waldorf School, Cincinnati Public Schools, MamLuft&Co. Dance, as well as for the University of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Public Libraries. As a lover of all dance and all art forms, Allison is also a proud member of the Greater Cincinnati Dance Alliance, a group who engages the community in dance. In addition to teaching dance, Allison is a recent graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a degree in Psychology and a minors in dance, honors, sociology, and art history. For more information, please feel free to email her at allison@cdt-dance.orgAllison also teaches Ballet Basics: Stretch and Strengthen for Ages 13-Adult.

For Breakdancing — BRENT FIELDS holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Morehead State University and is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Fitness Specialist and Personal Trainer. He has worked with Jaron Joiner, danced in an opening performance for Lupe Fiasco, City Nights (Northern Kentucky), Fountain Square Slam Concert Series (Cincinnati), community events as a Breaker/B-Boy/Hip-Hop dancer, and has professional audition experience (Cirque Du Soleil and Paula Abdul’s Dance Show).  Mr. Fields is a new teacher at Contemporary Dance Theater. Brent also teaches Breakdancing for Adults and Mature Teens.

For Hip Hop — SHIRA JACKSON began dancing on the Wyoming High School dance team, learning the basics of Hip Hop and Jazz. Her dance training continued locally at the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. As her desire to become a better dancer grew, Jackson honed her Hip Hop dancing skills by taking classes at a myriad of dance studios throughout Cincinnati and Chicago, including Contemporary Dance Theater and Lou Conte Dance Studio. At that time she also began teaching Hip Hop and Jazz in Cincinnati, including at Contemporary Dance Theater. She then moved to New York City, where she did work-study and took classes at Steps on Broadway and Broadway Dance Center for the next five years. After dancing in New York, Jackson moved back to Cincinnati to raise her newborn and to continue teaching dance. Currently she splits her time between teaching dance at Contemporary Dance Theater and her Alma Mater, Wyoming High School.

Contemporary Dance Theater is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

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