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UPDATED December 2018: For the child that is always dancing around the house, let their creative moves continue by finding a unique dance class or program for them in Brooklyn. After all, dance is shown to help kids with balance, coordination, self-esteem, and confidence! Whether your child is at a beginner or advanced level, is pursuing dance as a hobby or thinking about it at a professional level, you can find the best studio for your child by searching our list of Brooklyn instructor-led dance classes, programs, and dance schools for kids. These studios provide instruction in ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, hip-hop, tap, and contemporary dance styles, and some even teach gymnastics. Wherever you live in Brooklyn, you’ll find a dance studio near you, including locations in Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Park Slope, Prospect Park, Brooklyn Heights, Canarsie, Flatlands, Coney Island, Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill, and Fort Greene, plus a few programs in Manhattan.
Check the boxes to connect with these businessesAILEY EXTENSION
405 W. 55th St. (at Ninth Avenue) , New York
Ailey Extension Kids & Teens programs are for young dancers ages 2-17. The Sunday Dance Series provides 45-minute to one-hour classes in a non-competitive environment that works to spark self-esteem, confidence, and creativity within your young dancer. Techniques include Ballet, Broadway Jazz, Creative Movement, Hip-Hop, and more. Ailey Experience NYC, gives students from around the world an opportunity to strengthen their dance skills, feel what it’s like to be an Ailey student, and spend the summer in New York City.
9409 and 9411 Avenue L
4626 Flatlands Ave.
Our classes are for ages 2 through adult. We teach ballet, tap, hip-hop, jazz, pointe, gymnastics, majorette, Caribbean, African, boys' classes, adult classes, lyrical, praise dance, karate, private lessons, and competition classes. Call or stop into one of our three convenient Brooklyn locations for more information. We offer a six-week Saturday summer classes held at our Avenue L location.
Art's House Schools', (AHS) mission is to provide culture in the humanities for children, while providing them with the opportunity to build self-esteem, self-confidence, and develop poise, grace, and balance. AHS provides music, dance, and art training and instruction to children ages 3-17. The School of Dance offers classes in preschool dance, ballet, tap, hip-hop, modern dance, and acro/tumbling. The School of Music offers private lessons in piano, voice, violin, guitar, and pre-school music. The School of Fine Art offers classes in painting, drawing, mixed media, and arts and crafts.
BROOKLYN COLLEGE PREPARATORY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
234 Roosevelt Hall, 2900 Bedford Ave.,
For 40 years, The Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College has offered private and group classes in music (piano, winds, percussion, brass, traditional and Suzuki strings), theater (audition prep, acting, and musical theater), and dance (from ballet to hip-hop and beyond), for children and teens of all levels. Prep Center’s Teen Division also includes Live-action Filmmaking and Beat-Making classes, focusing on the newest technologies in film and composition! Our professional teachers, well-known experts in their fields, encourage students’ growth at all levels. Call for fall program registration.
Brooklyn's best after-school program, Arts Reaching Youth (ARY), offers a range of creative options with classes in music, dance, theater, and the performing arts, along with homework support and healthy snacks. Free after-school pickup from selected schools, and our location in Brooklyn's cultural district is convenient for families with kids in grades kindergarten-fifth from Brooklyn. Appropriate for children ages 5-12. When students participate in ARY they have the opportunity to join group music or dance classes, ensembles such as Rock Band or the orchestra, or develop musical theater skills.
CBE KIDS-CONGREGATION BETH ELOHIM
274 Garfield Place, Park Slope
CBE KIDS CAMP
Elementary and Travel camps: 718-768 3814 x210
CBE KIDS after-school program at Congregation Beth Elohim offers children a wide variety of enrichment classes and recreational activities in a safe and caring environment. We believe each child develops at his or her own pace. All of our enrichment classes are taught by teachers or experienced freelance artists. Some of our classes include: art, video, sewing, jewelry, bit bots, legos, instructional swim, circus arts, ballet, and theater. Our program is also available onsite at PS 295 and PS 39. Registration on a trimester basis is available online at cbebk.org/afterschool.
Studio 214 provides a friendly, safe, and welcoming learning environment for students of all ages. We offer yoga, Zumba, ballet, and ballroom dancing classes for both kids and adults. With a core focus on maintaining smaller classes, our emphasis is on teaching proper techniques to our students of all skill levels through personalized and individual attention to each. Join us today to improve your health, build strength, and share many memorable experiences with our family.
JOFFREY BALLET SCHOOL
434 Sixth Ave., 5th Floor, New York
The Joffrey Ballet School offers classes in Musical Theater, Hip-Hop, Jazz and Contemporary Ballet, and more. We specialize in dancers ranging in age from 2-18. We also offer superb adult evening dance fitness classes. The Musical Theater classes for kids are instructed by actual Broadway stars. Come and experience our more than 60 years of excellence in dance training. You will love the way we care for your child's dance training. Come and grow with us.
Founded on the principle of choreographer Mark Morris that dance should be available to everyone, The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center offers year-round, community-based dance and music programming for children 18 months to 18 years, in a fully inclusive and nurturing environment located in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. The School’s diverse and professional faculty provide progressive, non-competitive instruction with classes accompanied by live music. Though we are a non-recital school, there are opportunities for students to perform and parents to see their dancers in action.
51 N. 1st St., Brooklyn
KidAction is based on Elizabeth Streb’s POPACTION which intertwines dance, athletics, boxing, rodeo, the circus, and Hollywood stunt work into bristling muscle-and-motion vocabulary and reflects the high-energy, fast-paced movement that kids experience all around them every day. Offering 16 session classes for children age 18 months–teens with additional classes in kid trampoline, flying trapeze, and parkour! Also offering full-day camps for ages 6-13 and half-day camps for ages 3-5. Call 718-384-6491 today to get in on the action! streb.org