Rebecca Kelly Ballet

locations: SoHo at 579 Broadway, Prince

Subways: R, F, B, M, D, #6
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WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? A choreographer's inspiration and whole child developmental approach result in an integrated, creative and dynamic
dance program for every age -
in downtown SoHo

AFTER SCHOOL DANCE in SoHo - Ages: 9-15 yrs
RKB nurtures the path between an accessible experience of dance
as it matures into a keen appreciation for the performing arts.

*Class offerings respond to neighborhood demand, so the do offerings ffluctuate.

DANCE BASICS ages 12-16+ years
Introduction to elementary and intermediate ballet AND modern dance basics. Disciplined, dynamic, fun. Classical technique, and modern choreography.

- Dance Basics
Small, productive classes - Serious fun!
Open studio at end of each semester. Enter Sept/Jan. Attend 2+ times weekly.

Dance Basics
Mon/ Wed, 4-5:30pm

Ages 12-16+ years
Registration Form

Note: SoHo Studio is 4th Fl walk up. Good for the heart!


Ballet for the Soccer Boys
Wed, 5:30-6:30pm
, winter/spring
Ages 10-13+ years

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A mother writes: "Henry told me that ballet is his second-favorite thing to do after ice hockey. He ranked it above baseball and tennis, both of which he loves. Soccer is a distant fifth. Could have knocked me over with a feather



OPEN STUDIOS - All Classes
last classes of Dec. and mid May. Families, Friends and prospective students are welcome to watch, by email or phone reservation.

"one of the best non-traditional dance classes for kids" TimeOut New York Kids

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ages 9-13 years
Introduction to ballet for motivated boys who want to cross-train - or just to discover what ballet is like. Focused, vocabulary-building fun. Stretch, strength, coordination with classical technique. Two 8-week sessions.

- Soccer Boys
Small, productive classes - Seriously fun.

Jan/May, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm. Possible fall class. Call for information, waiting list.
PRIVATE LESSONS (50-90 minute) for advanced students age 11+, available by appointment. Arrange for audition prep, ongoing series of lessons, trouble-shooting, catch up, confidence. Use this Registration Form

DRESS CODE (After-School programs):
Girls: black tank leotards and ballet slippers. No frills, no skirts, black dance shorts or optional pink/ nude/ white tights. Hair neat, pulled back. Leotards/ tights/ on sale at Soho Studio

Boys: Close-fitting whiteT-shirt, or Tank top, black shorts or bike pants. White socks, white or black ballet slippers.

Some dance attire can be ordered through studio.

Adult w/ Child (Kids Co-Motion)

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CREATIVE MOVEMENT ages 2 - 5+yrs
Create your own playgroup - minimum 6 family participants! Adult and Child, 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 and January, by pre-registration. 45 min classes

Friendly, skill building, lightly structured fun and learning. Promotes language and listening development, music and motion - together - in small workable-size class. 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. Dress Code: Active wear, barefeet. No tutus, no skirts, no frills.

Toddler Mix, 18-34 mo. Email to join WAIT LIST for Next Openings

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"In an era where the aesthetic development of the child is often overlooked, we feel very fortunate to offer Kids Co-Motion." Riverdale Neighborhood House

You are in for a treat!Nutcracker Highlights
Professional studio performances.   Families, school groups and dance afficionados are invited to see where dance and dancers are made.  First weekend (Fri/Sat) in December "Highlights from the Nutcracker Ballet."
Call 212-431-8489 for tickets or to arrange your special dance group event.

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Rebecca Kelly Ballet
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New York, NY 10012
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READ MORE ABOUT The Early Childhood Program
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KIDS CO-MOTION was 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.

KCM red boyKIDS 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 the imagination.

builds 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.

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.

Ages 3.5-18 years
Offered 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.

Most classes 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 Groups. Kids 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 to design along-term or short term program tailored just for your organization, 212-431-8489.