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.
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.
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!
For the youngest dancers, this class will offer lots of ways to engage with dance and music. Class will include warm ups, new moves, various props and instruments, games, and songs. Kids will move and groove and have a blast. We will explore being tactile, loud, sneaky, stretchy, and social. Parents should be prepared to be on the floor and moving as well to facilitate the best experience for your child.
*We suggest that kids are able to stand and walk confidently on their own as a prerequisite to attending ZoomTots.
15months – 2 years
This class is available upon request. Talk to us about coming to your preschool or playgroup!
Thursdays 10:30-11:15am, 1.5-3 years
Major Moment Studio, 1624 South Street
Thursdays 4-4:45pm, 3-5 years, Intermediate ZoomDance
Equilibrium Dance Studio, 1802 S. Broad Street
$150 for 9-week session
Join any time! We pro-rate for the remainder of the session.
3:30-4pm for kids 2-3 years old
4-4:30pm for kids 4-5 years old
$105 for a 7-week session
This program will resume in January 2018
Keep an eye out for ZoomDance at Lume Studios in South Philly starting in January 2018 and PlayArts in Fishtown coming soon.
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!
“I love my dance class. There is dancing and two soccer goals and the moon and the stars.”
— Ellis, age 5 1/2