location: SoHo at 579 Broadway, Prince
Subways: R, F, B, M, D, #6
| update 5/11/13
CHILD WITH ADULT
"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
Photo-documentary of RKB's
Onstage by Todd Bissonette
Read the Time Mag article
DANCE AND RECESS
WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?
inspiration and whole child developmental approach
result in an integrated, creative movement and dynamic dance program for
every age - Toddlers to TEENS in downtown SoHO location AFTER SCHOOL DANCE in SoHo
Ages: 4-6, 6's & 7's, 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
1. CREATIVE MOVEMENT , ages 4 - 5+yrs
A "drop off" class for Pre-K and K+. Playful and productive. Developing
movement skills, turn taking, cooperating
in groups, listening with care. (*Must be 3.5yrs by September; 4yrs by January, and evaluated for readiness.) Enrollment is limited. Entry is in Sept by summer pre-registration. 45 min class
2. DANCE BASICS I, ages 6 -8 years, Fall only
K - 2. Spirited and productive. Developing
movement through analytical and imitation skills, musicality, focus, listening with care. Enrollment limited. Entry is in Sept by summer pre-registration.. 45 min class
3. DANCE BASICS 2B and DB3: ages 8-11 years
Beginner introduction to ballet and modern basics. Disciplined, dynamic, fun. Registration form.
Open studios at end of each semester. Enter Sept/Jan; 60-min class. Attend once or twice weekly
Dance Basics One
Must be 31/2 by Sept to start.
Dance Basics 2 and 3
Mon, 4:30-5:30pm, DB3
Ages 8-12 years;
Open Studios - presentation
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: tank leotards: lavender, pale blue for CM, black for Dance Basics. Elementary.
No frills, no skirts. Optional pink/ white tights & ballet slippers.
Hair neatly pulled back. Leotards/ tights on sale at Soho Studio (lavender, blue, black as per class).
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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TODDLER MIX, 22 to 36mo.
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.
Come in from the playground!
with delight! 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. (minimum 4-6 families) Call for wait list.
Active wear, barefeet. No tutus, no skirts, no frills.
Toddler Mix, 20-34 mo.
Email to join
WAIT LIST for
Sept or January
Pre-pay to enter class
PHOTOGRAPHS - KCM
EDUCATION and OUTREACH
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.
Each late Nov or early Dec Highlights from the Nutcracker
Call 212-431-8489 for tickets or to
arrange your special dance group event.
Photo Documentary of
Rebecca Kelly Ballet
OnStage - Youth in Dance
Slide Show of "
RKB Guest Artists
"I just wanted to say how lovely the studio performance was and how touched I was by your dedication
to the mothers of dance students...without us, as you said, there would be no next generation of dancers. Thank you for those kind words."JB
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
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.
WEEKDAY PROGRAM, 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
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. Click
The serious study of classical ballet begins between 8-10 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. Call us to design along-term or short term program tailored just for your organization, 212-431-8489.
KCM TO YOUR PRIVATE PLAYGROUP'S ACTIVITIES! We
can supply a KCM dance teacher and our program for your playgroup (6-10
families) organized in your building - usually in 8-10-week sessions. It's
easy to arrange! For all schedules, registration forms, current prices,
call, or contact us at RKBallet1@verizon.net