Kids Dance Classes Summer 2016


Being offered Summer Quarter

Summer – Three 4-week sessions
  • June 6 – Sept 3.  No Kids Dance classes week of July 4th, except make-up classes.
  • Session 1: June 6 – July 2;   Session 2: July 11 – Aug 6;   Session 3: Aug 8 – Sept 3
  • All kids classes require pre-registration (no drop-ins).  Deadline for registration with payment is 2 days before the first class, but please register at least one week in advance.  Contact us if you miss a deadline, to see whether or not we are still accepting students.
  • Observation dates will be the last week of Summer Session, Aug 29-Sept 3.
  • Make-up classes that CDT cancels (due to instructor illness, vacation, etc) will be the week of July 4-9 for Session 1, the first week of Session 3 for Summer session 2 make-ups, and Sept 5-10 for Session 3.
  • If you are interested in observing a class before Summer session, observation dates for kids classes will be the last two weeks of May, but will vary due to instructor vacations.  To find out about observation dates for a particular class, email alissa@cdt-dance.org.
  • Reminder:  Register NOW for Summer Session 3 which begins the week of August 8.  
    We still have room in all of our Session 3 classes:  Zumba Kids, Jr., Hip Hop for Kids, Introduction to Dance, Shake & Create, Modern for Kids, and Tap for Beginners.

Register during class times (Mon-Thurs 6:00-8:30, Sat 9:30-12:15), over the phone or in person:  (513) 591-1222.
Or download a registration form and mail it in with payment. 
For questions: dance@cdt-dance.org

Fall Quarter Schedule is now available!  Click HERE!

Kids Dance Classes Summer 2016 Registration Information

When are registrations due?

Registrations with payments are due 2 days before the first class of each session, but please register at least one week in advance.

  • If minimum registrations are not met by the deadline, classes will be cancelled.
  • If you miss a deadline, contact us [info below] as we may still be accepting students.
What does it cost?

$36 cash/check or $38 credit card for each 4-week session. 

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? Leave a message at (513) 591-1222 or email dance@cdt-dance.org.
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Registration Forms

Download Brochure & Forms

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

Zumba® Kids, Jr. with Candice Wortham, 5:30-6:15pm, Ages 4-7 (Studio C)

These classes are rockin’, high-energy dance parties packed with kid-friendly routines.  We break down steps, add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class structure.  Hip Hop dance and more!

Hip Hop with Candice Wortham, 6:15-7:00pm, Ages 7-12 (Studio C)

This hip hop class is open to both beginners and experienced dancers ages 8-12. Students will learn the classics along with the latest moves in hip hop, through combinations and 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!


Breakdance with Brent Fields, 6:30-7:30pm, Ages 7-12, 2nd grade and up (Studio C) – Summer Session 1 only

These sessions are for new students and those who want to review breakdance 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 learn how to dance with individual character and creativity.


Introduction to Dance with Allison Jacobs, 6:15-7:15pm, Ages 5-8 (Studio B) – Flora Leptak-Moreau teaching Session 1, June 8 and Glenda Figueiredo teaching Session 1, June 15.

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.


Shake and Create with Allison Jacobs, Thursdays 6:15-7:00 pm, Ages 3-5 (Studio B) – Amanda Lopez-Kurtz teaching Session 1, June 9 & 16.

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!

Yoga for Kids with Larita Hayden, Thursdays 6:15-7:00 pm, Ages 6-9 (Studio C) – Summer Session 1 only

Yoga for Kids with Ms. Larita integrates storytelling, games, music, language, and art to engage the whole child. It is a fun class that children enjoy and parents appreciate.  Kid’s Yoga classes allow the children to learn in a multi-sensory environment that explores kinesthetic, visual, aural, inter and intra personal learning. Class time will include a focus activity; yoga poses; a fun yoga, breathing, or game to create unity; and a quiet time.  For questions about the class content, email laritahayden@hotmail.com.


Modern for Kids with Glenda Figueiredo, Saturdays 9:30-10:15am, Ages 8-12 (Studio A)

If your child is interested in learning Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical 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.

Tap for Beginners, Saturdays 9:30-10:15am, Ages 7-12 (Studio B)

For kids entering 2nd grade and up, this class will cover the basics of tap dancing.  Students will learn and practice beginning tap steps while learning  to move to the rhythm of the music.  If space allows, parents/caregivers will be allowed to also register at the Kids Dance rate, and take with their children!

Teachers’ Biographies

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. 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 recent graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a degree in Psychology and minors in dance, honors, sociology, and art history. Currently she works for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, and is attending graduate school for a degree in Library Science.  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.

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

Zumba® Kids, Jr. and Hip Hop 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.

Yoga for Kids – LARITA HAYDEN has studied and completed her 300 hour yoga teacher training at World Peace Yoga and received her kids yoga certification with Rainbow Kids Yoga.  Since 2008 she has worked with children in different capacities. She started with St. Rita’s School for the Deaf assisting with preschoolers in the Loft program, then worked for Lakota School district as a Sign Language Interpreter. She also worked for Cincinnati Public School as a teacher’s assistant and helped out in the after school program at Central Montessori Academy where she also taught yoga to children.  She is a mother of two young children, Zoe & Oliver.  She currently teaches yoga at St. Rita’s school for the deaf. She looks forward to teaching yoga to your little yogi. 

Modern for Kids – GLENDA FIGUEIREDO began her training when she was three years old in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her dance background is Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Traditional Brazilian dances and Contemporary dance, the last being her true passion. She has been dancing and teaching professionally for over 12 years. She has performed throughout Brazil, as well as in Argentina and Chile with a dance company from Rio de Janeiro.  She has been part of countless dance events (television shows and dance competitions) in Brazil with brilliant outcomes. In the US, Glenda was a dancer for Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey circus for 5 years, where she also had her aerial training and performed over 400 shows a year. After spending  time on the road, she went back to Brazil and got a degree in Education (Portuguese and English), but she was never far from dance. Together with her love and dedication for performing she has also managed to keep up a passion for teaching. Her goal as an instructor is to give her best to the students and bring out the best of them. Always intense, during her classes she looks for extra sources of creativity and energy. She is a kind woman and passionate artist ready to dance and live life to the fullest.  Glenda also teaches Modern Jazz Fusion and Jazz Funk for adult & teens.

Tap for Beginners – ALISSA STACHOWSKI holds a BA degree in Dance from The University of Akron and completed additional coursework in Early Childhood Education from the University of Cincinnati.  She has taught dance and fitness classes to kids and adults, as well as worked at after school programs for children and teens.  Alissa is currently the Studio Manager and Volunteers Coordinator at CDT and has a 7-year-old daughter who would like to learn to tap dance with other kids.  For questions about the tap class, please email alissa@cdt-dance.org.

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

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