Winter 2013 Kids Dance Classes

Contemporary Dance Theater features a wonderful palette of classes for kids, with new classes and a new schedule!

Wiggle, Giggle, Imagine
Tap (3 Levels)
Introduction to Dance (3 Levels)
Boogie Babies
Shake and Create
Breakdancing for Kids & Teens
Hip Hop for Kids 

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Winter 2013 Registration

9 Week Session: January 7 through March 9
$81 cash/check OR $85 cc
DEADLINE: Registration due Saturday, January 5 by noon.
LATE FEE: $5 for payments after January 5, 2013

You can pay now for yourself or buy a gift certificate!

If minimum registrations are not met by the deadline, classes will be cancelled.
Payment due at time of registration.
No refunds for missed classes.
(Make-up week for cancelled classes due to snow days or other issues: March 11-16, TBA)

Missed a deadline? Leave a message at (513) 591-1222 or email alissa@cdt-dance.org.

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Need help?

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 Winter 2013: January 7 through March 9

Ages 4-5 5:00-5:45pm

Wiggle, Giggle, Imagine (Studio B)

In this class your child will have an opportunity to explore their creativity and imagination. The building blocks of dance will be introduced through dancing games and activities. We recommend that your child wear comfortable clothes, no jeans please.

 Tap Dance (Studio B)

In these classes your child will have the opportunity to discover the wonderful world of tap dancing. Your child will use rhythmic steps to create dance that you can both see and hear. Each class will focus on developing tap vocabulary, learning how to tap together as a group, and increasing overall musicality and dance technique. No previous experience necessary. Please wear tap shoes and comfortable exercise clothing.

Ages 5-6 6:00-6:45pm Tap I
Ages 7-9 6:45-7:30pm Tap II 
Ages 10-14 7:30-8:15pm Tap III

 Breakdance (Studio C) 

Join us this winter to learn the basics of Breaking/B-Boying/B-Girling. Brent Fields will lead these classes in exploring freestyling, starting with the 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) 5:45-6:40pm Breakdancing for Kids
Ages 11+ (Middle & High School) 6:45-7:45pm Breakdancing for Teens

 Introduction to Dance (Studio B)

In these classes your child will be introduced to the fundamentals of Ballet and Modern. The 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. We welcome dancers of all experience. Tights, leotards and ballet slippers are encouraged, but not required.

Ages 5-7 5:00-6:00pm Introduction to Dance I 
Ages 8-9 6:00-7:00pm Introduction to Dance II 
Ages 10-14 7:00-8:15pm Introduction to Dance III (Studios B & C)
Ages 18mo – 36 mo 5:30-6:15pm

Boogie Babies (Studio B) 

Introduce your toddler to the wonderful world of dance. In this class you and your child will be dancing together! Creative movement will by explored by dancing games, fun songs, and movement stories.

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

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!

Hip Hop

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 9-12 (Grades 4-6) 10:00-10:50am Shira Jackson (Studio C)
Ages 12-15 (Grades 7-9) 11am-12pm Shira Jackson (Studio C)


Kids/teen Class Observation Days!

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

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

  • Tuesday, Dec 18 6:30-7:30pm Breakdancing Kids/Teens
  •  Wednesday, Dec 19 5:00-6:00 Introduction to Dance I (ages 5-7)
  • Wednesday, Dec 19 6:00-7:00 Introduction to Dance II (ages 8-9)
  • Wednesday, Dec 19 7:00-8:15 Introduction to Dance III (ages 10-14)
  • Thursday, Dec 20 6:15-7:00 Shake & Create (ages 3-4)

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


For all classes except Breakdancing and Hip Hop — 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.org.

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.

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.

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