Kids Dance Classes Winter 2019

Winter 2019

Being offered Winter Quarter

  • Shake and Create (Ages 3-5) – Mondays OR Wednesdays 6:00-6:40 pm
  • Ballet for Kids (ages 8-12) – Tuesdays 5:30-6:15pm
  • Introduction to Ballet & Modern (ages 5-8) – Tuesdays 6:15-7:00pm
  • Acrobatics/Tumbling for Dance – Levels 1 & 2 (ages 6 and up) – Tuesdays 4:45-5:30pm OR Thursdays 5:15-6:05pm
Winter – 10-week session
  • Dates:  Jan 14 – Mar 23
  • Registration deadline:  Saturday, Jan 12 at noonAfter deadline, $10 late fee will apply.
  • 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 deadline.  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, inclement weather, vacation, etc) will be the week after the quarter.
  • Register here on our website, by mail, or during class times (see adult/teen schedules) over the phone or in person:  (513) 591-1222.  Payment must be made when registering.  For questions: alissa@cdt-dance.org
  • Try-out a class before registering for Winter quarter.  Some of our KidsDance Winter classes will be offered for $5 each as drop-in classes on Jan 2 -12.  Click HERE for a flier with the schedule.

Kids Dance Classes Winter 2019 Registration Information

When are registrations due?

Class registrations, along with payments, are due no later than the Saturday at noon before the quarter begins, Jan 12 at 12:00pm.  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 the 10 week session.  Get $5 off if you register by Sat, Dec 23 – $85 cash/check, $89 credit card.

NO REFUNDS for payments or 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.  Prices below reflect the $5 discounted price through Dec 23.

Early Registration Kids Dance Classes Winter
Type Here Child’s Name & Age

Schedule Variations or Special Announcements

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Registration Forms

Download Brochure & Forms
  • Download Kids Dance brochure HERE.
  • Download Kids Dance registration forms & Policy/FAQ sheet HERE.
  • Or email dance@cdt-dance.org or call (513) 591-1222 for more info

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


Shake and Create with Allison Jacobs, Mondays OR Wednesdays 6:00-6:40 pm, Ages 3-5 (Studio B)

This quarter parents can choose from either Mondays or Wednesdays!  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, including ballet, will be explored with developmentally appropriate movement.  When registering, be sure to choose either Mondays or Wednesdays.


Tumbling/Acrobatics for Dance with Alissa Stachowski, Levels 1 & 2, Tuesdays 4:45-5:30pm, Ages 6 & up (Studio A)

This class will focus on tumbling and acrobatic skills that can be used in dance styles of Modern Dance, Hip Hop, or Musical Theater Dance.  Students will start with fundamentals and progress at their own pace.  This class is a beginner level class for new students, and also for students who are still working on fundamentals and variations on the fundamentals. This class will focus on proper technique and control.  For ages 6 & up; teens and adults may also register.  This class is also offered on Thursdays 5:15-6:00.  When registering choose either Tuesday or Thursday.

Ballet for Kids, with David Choate, Tuesdays 5:30-6:15pm, Ages 8-12 (Studio B or C)

This Ballet class is open to girls and boys ages 8-12.  Barre and center exercises will be taught and practiced, as students learn proper technique and ballet vocabulary.  Musicality, stretching and muscle strengthening will be emphasized.  New students are welcome.

Introduction to Ballet & Modern with David Choate, Tuesdays 6:15-7:00pm, Ages 5-8 (Studio B or C)

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.


Tumbling/Acrobatics for Dance with Alissa Stachowski, Thursdays 5:15-6:05, Levels 1 & 2, Ages 6 & up (Studio A)

This class will focus on tumbling and acrobatic skills that can be used in dance styles of Modern Dance, Hip Hop, or Musical Theater Dance.  Students will start with fundamentals and progress at their own pace.  This class is a beginner level class for new students, and also for students who are still working on fundamentals and variations on the fundamentals. This class will focus on proper technique and control.  For ages 6 & up; teens and adults may also register.  This class is also offered on Tuesdays 4:45-5:30.  When registering choose either Tuesday or Thursday.


No classes offered for Winter quarter on Saturdays – check back for Spring Quarter

Teachers’ Biographies

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 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 adults & teens.

Ballet for Kids, Introduction to Ballet & Modern – DAVID CHOATE 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, De La 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”; at America’s fastest growing church, Crossroads; has graced venues such as the Duke Energy Convention Center; and has 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.

Tumbling/Acrobatics for Dance – ALISSA STACHOWSKI grew up taking classes in acrobatics & gymnastics, as well as dance and baton twirling.  She has a BA degree in Dance from The University of Akron, and has taught dance, tumbling, and fitness classes to kids and adults.  Her classes focus on proper form, strength and flexibility, and progressing at an individual pace.  She and her daughter also participate in circus arts and parkour classes.  Alissa also teaches the Modern Basics 1 & 2, Tap Basics 1, and Ballet Basis 2 classes for adults & teens.  Contact her at 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.