locations: SoHo at 579 Broadway, Prince
CATS, Studio 49, 235 E 49th, 2nd Ave
Subways: R, F, B, M, D, #6
| update 8/30/14
KCM Photo Gallery
KCM's CHILD WITH ADULT
CLASSES NOW AT CATS
in Turtle Bay, 235 E 49th
"In an era where the aesthetic
development of the child
is often overlooked, we feel
very fortunate to be able to
offer Kids Co-Motion."
Riverdale Neighborhood House
Read the Time Mag article
DANCE AND RECESS
See the Nutcracker Slide Show
featuring RKB's soloists!
WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? A choreographer's
inspiration and whole child developmental approach
result in an integrated, creative movement and dynamic dance program for
every age - in downtown SoHo and Turtle Bay locations
AFTER SCHOOL DANCE in SoHo
Ages: 8-12 yrs, (Scroll down for Teens, 13-19 yrs)
nurtures the path between an accessible experience of
as it matures into a keen appreciation for the
*Class offerings respond to neighborhood demand, so the oferings ffluctuate.
DANCE BASICS ages 9-12 years
Beginner introduction to elementary and intermediate ballet AND modern basics. Disciplined, dynamic, fun. Classical technique, and modern choreography. REGISTRATION
Small, productive classes - Serious fun
Open studios at end of each semester. Enter Sept/Jan. Attend 1-3 times weekly. Mon = Beginner/ Int, open to all
Wed is Beginner/Int, by audition/ trial class
CREATIVE MOVEMENT ages 2 - 5+yrs
Entry Fall (located at CATS in Turtle Bay)
Mom-and Me, and "drop off" classes for Tots - K+. Playful and productive. Developing
movement skills, turn taking, cooperating
in groups, listening with care. (*Must be evaluated for readiness.) Waiting list only. Entry is in Sept by pre-registration. 45 min classes
Mon/ Wed, 4-5:15pm*
Ages 9-12 years;
Open Studios - presentation
*Check for start time confirmation, and price adjustment in 2014/ 2015 winter/spring
Note: SoHo Studio is 4th Floor walk up. Good for the heart!
last classes of Dec. and mid May. Families, Friends and prospective students are welcome to watch, by email
or phone reservation.
of the best non-traditional dance classes for kids" TimeOut New York Kids
Please visit our facebook site to learn more
|50-90 minute Private Coaching/ lessons for advanced students
age 11+, available by appointment. Audition prep, ongoing series of lessons, trouble-shooting.
DRESS CODE (After-School programs):
Girls: black tank leotards. Elementary.
No frills, no skirts. Optional pink/ white tights & ballet slippers.
Hair neatly pulled back. Leotards/ tights/ dance shorts on sale at Soho Studio
Boys: Close fitting whiteT-shirt, or Tank top, black shorts or bike pants. White or black ballet slippers.
Most dance attire can be ordered through studio.
Adult w/ Child (Kids Co-Motion)
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TOTS / TODDLER Classes, 18 to 36mo.
NEW MIDTOWN LOCATION: Offered at CATS in Turtle Bay starting 9/22/14.
Call for info: 212-832-1833.
Come in from the playground! Weekday morning schedule. KCM Instructor Andrea Redman.
first class experience for mom, dad, (or care- giver) and
child. Friendly, skill building, lightly structured fun and learning.
Promotes language and listening development, music and motion
- together - in small workable-size class. Child and Adult. Increasing gross
locomotor movement and important social skills
for school readiness. Active Listening. Active, cooperative Play. Learning to recognize and execute short
dances, building language and movement vocabulary. Small productive classes.
Active wear, barefeet. No tutus, no skirts, no frills.
Toddler Mix, 18-34 mo.
Email to join
WAIT LIST for
Pre-pay to enter class
PHOTOGRAPHS - KCM
Join RKB! You are in for a treat!
Professional studio performances. Families, school groups and dance afficionados are invited to see where dance and dancers are made.
Early December "Highlights from the Nutcracker Ballet"
Call 212-431-8489 for tickets or to
arrange your special dance group event.
SUBWAYS: R,W, F, B, V, D, #6
& SoHo Studio Address
Rebecca Kelly Ballet /
579 Broadway, 4B
New York, NY 10012
Fees / Registration
The Nutcracker Ballet
READ MORE ABOUT The Early Childhood Program
.....Dancing wth Delight synopsis.--
founded in 1992 by dancers and parents
Craig Brashear and Rebecca Kelly, KCM provides a joyful learning atmosphere beginning with
motion, music, tumbling, and song for very young children
and their caregivers, and continues through skill-building dance classes
for teens. Class offerings respond to the neighborhood demand, so the schedule.can fluctuate.
CO-MOTION offers an opportunity for constructive
play and learning in a big space. In an urban environment where not everyone
has access to a playground, families welcome a place for their children
to be dynamically active in a wholly positive way. Exposure to the arts
at an early age from the pre-schooler to the middle school child, stimulates
the kind of cognitive development that children need and don't get from
passive activities like TV and video games. Dance and performance ignite
movement vocabulary, while playfully exploring music and a broad range
of movement skills which build self esteem and confidence. Classes encompass
the social skills involved in working in groups or as leaders, taking turns, remembering sequences, assuming
responsibility for one's "conduct" as well as making riends and treating each other with respect. KCM uses a variety of fine music exposing families to the pleasures of moving to classical,
folk, popular, and ethnic selections.
ages walking to 40 mo
In Parent/ Child classes language and song are used as a means of guiding and promoting
active listening and focus in young children.
Because KCM's programs bring
children together with adults, children also are exposed to and develop
important interactive social skills.
weekday afternoons in SoHo. The program is designed to develop confidence, self-awareness,
self-discipline, and careful music listening skills, along with a growing
movement vocabulary. The After School Program continues with increasingly formal
training in creative movement, modern dance, ballet, and performance through teens.
Creative Movement and Dance Basics for ages 3.5-12 years includes a variety of drop-off
classes. Students are introduced to ballet vocabulary and dance basics by learning short dances
to great classical music as well as rock 'n roll, funk, and country and
more. Find out
if your 3.5 -year
is old ready.
The serious study of classical ballet begins between 8-11 years old, when some children begin to be physically and mentally ready for the discipline, strenuous work, as well as the math of ballet. The age at which classical instruction begins is not as important as making a good start with a good teacher, and being able to concentrate on the activities. Only regular participation, persistence, and much practice makes a dancer.
are pro-rated, and you can join at any time. Fall, or Winter/ Spring sessions. Let us share our 25-year experience creating positive learning experiences for children. Kelly
and Brashear are available as Guest Lecturers for Panels and Parenting Discussion
Co-Motion is also offered throughout Westchester,
the Lamm Pre-School in Brooklyn, for developmentally delayed children,
in several pre-school cooperatives in Manhattan, as an URBAN FIELD TRIP (PS
198 Bronx), and in the Northern Adirondacks rural outreach program in the summer.
NURSERY SCHOOLS and PLAYGROUPS
Kids Co-Motion has been included in the curriculum of many Nursery Schools
and Playgroups including the Riverdale
Neighborhood House in Riverdale, Lamm Institute Pre-School
for Children with Developmental Delays in Brooklyn, the Barrow Street Nursery, The Children's Aid Society in the West Village, and Creative Steps, the Children's Corner Playgroup,and University Plaza Nursery School in Soho. KCM is now at CATS in Turtle Bay. Call to design along-term or short term program tailored just for your organization, 212-431-8489.