Action Adventure Story Telling Dance Classes in Philadelphia, PA

Classes

Descriptions

Beginner ZoomDance

This is a high energy class of dance, music, story-telling, imagination and fun! Over the course of the session, children will develop agility, coordination, rhythm, and balance through a dynamic range of actions. There is an emphasis on creativity and building confidence through songs, stories, and performance.

Each week we’ll read a new story and then explore the movement and adventures of the characters. Kids have the opportunity to show off their favorite moves, invent characters, and try lots of new movement ideas. Grown-ups are encouraged to participate in this class with their small dancers.

Intermediate ZoomDance

This class has the same essence as the younger ZoomDance class, with lots of energy and focus on exploring new ideas. We will start to push the edges of dancing the spectrum from wild abandon to careful details.

In addition to learning trickier “moves”, we will start thinking of phrases and dances instead of only individual moves, and students will perform for each other in class. When acting out the story, our teachers will encourage students to offer their own ideas too. Grown-ups drop off their dancers for this one, and are invited in on the last day to see what we’ve been working on.

ZoomBallet

An engaging, active, adventurous beginner ballet class to help young dancers discover the joy in dancing. We will work on ballet moves in a less rigid format than standard ballet classes. Focus will be on integrating ballet moves into whole-body dances and improvisations. Costumes are encouraged, but no specific attire is necessary. Ballerinas, tigers, princesses, superheroes, everyone is welcome!

Action Techniques

This innovative class is perfect for kids who love moving around and want a dynamic alternative to classical dance class. We will work on unique dance sequences full of energy and spontaneity, as well as detail in gesture. We will introduce acrobatics, partnering and choreographic techniques: investigating space, performance, interacting with a group, and composing your own dances.

This class is not seeking perfect alignment and pointed toes, but rather fostering joy and curiosity in dance and building skills to manipulate qualities, dynamics, and rhythm in performance. Grown-ups get to leave during this class, but we’ll invite you in for a show the last class of the session.

Ages

5-7 years old

Spring Session: April 8-June 10

These are our public classes open to anyone!
Join any time, classes are pro-rated.

ZoomDance (mixed ages)
Sunday, 4-4:45PM 2-5 years
University City Arts League, 4226 Spruce Street

$155/9 week semester

ZoomDance
Wednesday, 10:45-11:30AM 1.5-3 years
Lume Studios, 1916 E Passyunk Avenue

$155/9 week semester

 

ZoomBallet
Thursday, 3:45-4:30PM 3-5 years
Lume Studios, 1916 E Passyunk Avenue
*drop off*

$138/8 week semester

Action Technique
Thursday, 4:45-5:30PM 5-7 years
Wake Up Yoga SOUTH 1839 E Passyunk Avenue
*drop off*

$138/8 week semester

 

We’re looking to add more classes in Queen Village and Fairmount. If you are interested in either of these options, please reach out!  info@zoomdance.org

 

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My Bright Beginnings: April 12 – June 7

These classes are just for students at My Bright Beginnings.
Join any time, classes will be pro-rated. 

THURSDAYS
3:30pm ZoomDance for 2-3 years
4pm ZoomDance for 4-5 years

$135 for a 9-week session

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Bache-Martin After School Program: ZoomBallet
April 26-June 7 (no class May 3)

These classes are just for students at Bache-Martin.


THURSDAYS
3-4pm for kids in K-2nd grade

$50 for a 6-week session

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New Classes coming up:

We’d love to return to Queen Village, if you know a studio or space to potentially host us, or if you’d like to be informed when this class begins, give us a shout: info@zoomdance.org 

 

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We’re paring back our public classes to offer more programs at schools, preschools, and daycares. Reach out to us if you want to connect us to your school!

We can also open more classes through an on-demand system in any neighborhood. If you have a group who wants another class option, let’s make it happen!
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“I love my dance class. There is dancing and two soccer goals and the moon and the stars.”

— Ellis, age 5  1/2