UPDATED AUGUST 2015: Prepare for back to school time in Brooklyn, New York, with a wide range of after-school programs for kids, Brooklyn sports teams and programs for kids, after-school tutors in Brooklyn, music classes, dance and gymnastics classes in Brooklyn, from Carroll Gardens, to Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights to Park Slope.
UPDATED JULY 2015: Find dance studios and gymnastics programs for kids on Long Island. These dance classes for kids include lessons in ballet, jazz, modern, and hip hop and the gymnastics studios for kids have professional instructors. You can find dance and gymnastics studios in Nassay County, including Long Island City, Port Washington, Levittown, Bellmore, Valley Stream, Syosset, and Suffolk County, including Commack, Stony Brook, and East Patchogue.
A list of dance programs for kids in Manhattan, from the Upper East Side and Upper West Side to Midtown and East Village for parents to sign their kids up for jazz, ballet, hip hop, pointe, and more dance classes in New York City.
UPDATED JULY 2015: The best Fairfield County, CT dance schools and programs for kids are here. Whether you're located in Stamford, Norwalk, Greenwich, or Westport, discover kids dance classes and programs in Fairfield County including instruction for ballet, Pointe, jazz, tap, and hip-hop dance classes and programs for kids.
UPDATED JULY 2015: Find dance classes for kids in Westchester County, NY, including dance studios and schools that teach ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, point, and other dance styles in and near White Plains, Scarsdale, New Rochelle, Rye, Peekskill, Mamaroneck, Yonkers, Mount Kisco, Irvington, Tarrytown, Pleasantville, and beyond.
UPDATED JULY 2015: Find the best dance studios and dance schools in Brooklyn, NY for kids. Search listings of Brooklyn dance classes, programs, and dance schools for kids that provide instruction in ballet, Pointe, jazz, modern, hip hop, tap, and gymnastics programs for kids in Brooklyn, including Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Park Slope, Prospect Park, Brooklyn Heights, and more.
UPDATED JULY 2015: If you're looking for dance classes for kids in NYC, look no further. This list includes dance programs in hip hop, ballet, jazz, tap, and modern for kids in Queens including neighborhoods like Forest Hills, Middle Village, Astoria, Jackson Heights, Fresh Meadows, and Flushing.
The education director of TADA! Youth Theater in Manhattan answers why it might be a good idea for parents to enroll a shy child in musical theater classes to help their development, why parents' support is essential in nurturing an artistic child, and the importance of "failing forward."
Star Kidz, a performing arts program, will open its new location in Mount Kisco in the fall and registration for fall singing, dancing, and acting classes is now open.
Elliott's Classes, which offers gymnastics classes for infants, toddlers, and young children and dance classes for young children, now offers an alternative preschool program to introduce children to separation from parents in a school setting.
Fleur de Lis Academy, a facility that offers ballet and etiquette classes, now offers two different classes to help children build self-esteem: Under the Mustache and yoga.
Looking for a Zumba-like cardio dance class? Applause Westchester is now offering a hip-hop cardio class for adults to its schedule, teaching fun dance moves while getting your heart rate going.
American Dance and Drama, a major talent producer, has opened a second location in Glendale. This dance studio in Queens will offer dance, acting, and singing classes for Glendale Kids.
Bird River Studios, newly opened in Williamsburg, offers a variety of creative classes for kids including music, art, ceramics, printmaking, dance, and creative writing. And if the studio doesn't offer what your child is interested in, it will strive to offer it. Bird River Studio also offers classes for parents while their children are in class.
If you're looking for musical theater classes for kids on Long Island, New York, look no further: we've rounded up the best places in the area for kids to learn how to act, sing, and dance. These Long Island studios offer musical theater classes for kids of all ages.
If you're looking for musical theater classes for kids in Westchester, New York, look no further: we've rounded up the best places in the area for kids to learn how to act, sing, and dance. These Westchester studios offer musical theater classes for kids of all ages.
Stephanie Urbina recently opened The Dance Gallery, a dance studio in Tuckahoe that offers dance classes for kids, including creative movement dance classes for preschoolers and five levels—based on age—of ballet classes for kids of all ages.
From Disney’s “High School Musical” franchise to “Glee,” it’s clear there’s an appetite for musical theater. But beyond entertainment, performing arts—proven critical to learning—are less accessible in schools than they once were. We're issuing a call to action.
Flash Pointe Dance Studio, located in Fairfield, recently opened a new, eco-friendly location. The new studio re-used or donated existing materials from the original structure, as well as the previous facility. And, with the new studio, Flash Pointe Dance is able to offer more classes.
When Nicole Ventura opened her Mill Basin dance studio, The Dance House of Brooklyn, in September, she brought families a new opportunity for fitness fun. With classes for all skill levels and ages, The Dance House of Brooklyn invites parents to experience dance with their children.
Fort Greene's Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance offers a variety of new classes for children and young adults that are rooted in African dance and music styles. Classes include Hip Hop, Drumming4Toddlers, and DrumDance.
Angelina Ballerina joined Studio B Dance Center in Westchester County as a guest instructor in July as part of the Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy. Young ballerinas listen to an Angelina Ballerina story and then bring the text to life through dance while answering questions about the story which improves reading comprehension, listening, and verbal skills.
This list includes dance classes and gymnastics programs for kids in Suffolk County, Long Island. In neighborhoods such as Syosset, Northport, Smithtown, and Plainview, you will find dance and gymnastics studios offering kids professional instruction with ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, and gymnastics lessons.
The Peridance Capezio Center hired Karin Averty to revamp their ballet program's curriculum and base it on the Paris Opera. The changes to the Core Ballet program will help students prepare for dancing in a college setting and a professional dance career.
M.A.T.S.S. Kids Gym has partnered with Long Island Elite Ballet Company to bring a dance school to the gym. The new program is offered at the Syosset location as part of the summer program and will also be offered as part of their after-school program.