Kids Dance Classes Spring 2018

Spring 2018

Being offered Spring Quarter

  • Lyrical Kids (ages 8-12) – Mondays 5:30-6:15pm
  • Hip Hop for Kids (ages 7-12) – Mondays 6:15-7:00pm
  • Modern for Kids (ages 8-12) – Thursdays 6:15-7:00pm
  • Shake and Create (Ages 3-5) – Thursdays 6:00-6:40 pm
  • Introduction to Ballet & Modern (ages 5-8) – Thursdays 6:45-7:30pm
Spring – One 10-week session
  • Ten Weeks:  March 19 – May 24
  • Registration deadline:  Thursday, March 15  
  • Please Note:  Shake & Create is full for Spring, but you can be on a waiting list by contacting CDT (dance@cdt-dance.org).
  • All kids classes require pre-registration (no drop-ins), and payment must accompany registration. Contact us if you miss the deadline, as a class may be cancelled if minimum registration is not met by the deadlines.  If we are accepting students after the deadline, there will be a $10 late fee added.
  • Make-up classes that CDT cancels (due to instructor illness, etc) will be the week after the quarter is over.
  • Register here on our website, by mail, or during class times (Mon-Thurs evening) over the phone or in person:  (513) 591-1222.  Payment must be made when registering.  For questions: alissa@cdt-dance.org
  • Observation day for Family & Friends for Spring quarter will be May 19-22.

Kids Dance Classes Spring 2018 Registration Information

When are registrations due?

Class registrations, along with payments, are due no later than Thursday, March 15.  Please register early!

  • If minimum registrations are not met by the deadline, class will be cancelled.  Please register early!
  • If you miss a deadline, contact us as we may still be accepting students.  An additional late fee of $10 will apply
What does it cost?

$90 cash/check or $94 credit card for each 10-week class.

NO REFUNDS for missed classes.
No pro-rated prices for beginning after first class of session.

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

Or pay here with credit card or Paypal account
(choose classes from the drop-down box below)
, and fill in the box below it with the student’s name & age.  New students must also turn in a registration form on or before the first class.  Please note that the prices below reflect the additional $10 late registration fee.

Kids Dance Classes
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Volunteer work exchange may be available to help pay for classes. See here for information.

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 dance@cdt-dance.org  for questions or to register.

Kids Dance Schedule


Lyrical for Kids with Candice Wortham, Mondays 5:30-6:15pm, Ages 8-12 (Studio A)

This class is a great introduction to the lyrical style of dance for both experienced and beginner dancers.  Lyrical is a style combining ballet and jazz technique, using motion to interpret music and express emotion. In this class your child will learn technique, combinations, and have the opportunity to express their own creativity. 

Hip Hop for Kids with Candice Wortham, Mondays 6:15-7:00pm, Ages 7-12 (Studio A)

This hip hop class is open to both beginners and experienced dancers ages 7-12. Students will learn the classics along with the latest moves in hip hop, through combinations & choreographed routines.  They will be encouraged to bring their own creativity to the room through games and activities. This is a class where they can let loose, be free, and let their inner star shine! 


No classes offered for Spring quarter – check back in Summer or Fall quarter when more classes will be added.


No classes offered for Spring quarter – check back in Summer or Fall quarter when more classes will be added.


Modern for Kids with David Choate, Thursdays 6:15-7:00pm, Ages 8-12 (Studio A)

If your child is interested in learning Modern, Contemporary, or Jazz, this would be the place to start to learn the fundamentals. Basics of Modern dance will be covered including standing and floor warm-ups, across the floor, and center combinations.  All levels of experience in dance are welcome to join.

Shake and Create with Allison Jacobs, Thursdays 6:00-6:40 pm, Ages 3-5 (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!  Fundamentals of dance will be explored with developmentally appropriate movement.

Introduction to Ballet & Modern with Allison Jacobs, Thursdays 6:45-7:30pm, Ages 5-8 (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.  Students will have an opportunity to utilize their imagination and creativity through various dance games and activities.  No previous experience is necessary.

Teachers’ Biographies

Shake and Create & Introduction to Ballet & Modern — 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. Allison is also well versed in Tap, Jazz, Hip-hop, Musical Theater, Swing, and Contact Improvisation. Her dance teaching experience has been at 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.  In addition to teaching dance, Allison is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a degree in Psychology and minors in dance, honors, sociology, and art history. and has a Master of Library Science degree from Kent State University.  Currently she works for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. For more information regarding her classes, please feel free to email her at allison@cdt-dance.orgAllison also teaches Ballet Basics: Stretch and Strengthen for Ages 13-Adult.

Modern for Kids – DAVID ANTHONY CHOATE, JR, attended the School of Creative and Performing Arts where he majored in Dance, Stage Management and Lighting Design & Technology. Post SCPA dance training includes Cincinnati Ballet Academy, DeLa Arts Center and Planet Dance.  After a strong recommendation from his long time Modern Dance Instructor,  Cynthia Riesterer, Mr. Choate became a member of Dayton Contemporary Dance Company 2, and later, a touring artist with Bi-Okoto Drum and Dance Theatre.  During this time he also pursued a degree in Business Administration from Union Institute and University.

It didn’t take long into his career to notice the huge absence of black and brown people in the space of professional dance, particularly ballet. Driven by a passion to change the climate of dance, Mr. Choate decided his talents were best suited not solely as a performer but as the Founding Artistic Director of Revolution Dance Theatre, a non profit organization dedicated to building cultural diversity in dance and leveling the playing field for minority dance students.

Today Mr. Choate’s work have become a staple at Cincinnati’s Aronoff Center for the Arts and he is proud to say his company has performed for the Nationally syndicated show “Iyanla Fix My Life”, America’s Fastest Growing Church- Crossroads, graced venues such as the Duke Energy  Convention Center and traveled to other cities including Chicago and New York. He remains the resident Lighting Designer for Crossroads Uptown and is an active member of the International Association of Theatrical Stagehands for which he has been on local crew for such entertainers as the Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons, Michael Buble and Cirque de Soleil to name a few. He has been invited to become a member of Cincinnati Ballet’s Young Professionals Program and Advisor to the School of Creative & Performing Arts. He hopes that for all of his knowledge, connections, abilities and skill he can be a catalyst for change and purveyor of opportunity for other Young black and brown artists who want their shot in the arts.  David also teaches Modern Jazz Fusion for adult & teens.

Hip Hop for Kids & Lyrical for Kids – CANDICE WORTHAM is a mother of two and a Licensed practical nurse. Her passion is dance, where she gets to share her skills and knowledge with children and adults that share that same passion. She has been trained in the areas of ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, modern, lyrical, tumbling, and cheerleading. She has over 10 years of experience in teaching all ages of kids and adults with various studios and organizations.  She also has training in creative movement and mommy & me. Candice is a Licensed Zumba fitness instructor with a specialty license in Zumba Kids and Zumba Kids, Jr.

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

Volunteer work exchanges may be available. See here for information.