Fall 2019 Classes
The Page Woodson Building - 600 N. High Ave.
September 9 through Dec 14
No classes week of October 14-19 OR November 4-9
No classes Thanksgiving Day
Prices are based on number of classes enrolled
Enrollment Fee due when registering online (non-refundable)
$25 per student per semester* ($35 per family)
*One enrollment fee covers all classes and productions
Tuition is per semester based on a 12 week semester
Families may choose to pay for the entire semester or break their total into 3 monthly payments
(due September 15, October 15, November 15)
1 class: $40 per month or $120 per semester
2 classes: $75 per or $225 per semester
3 classes: $100 per month or $300 per semester
4 classes: $115 per month or $345 per semester
5 + classes: $120 per month or $360 per semester
Parents of Enrolled Students:
At KidsAlive! we have found that there are huge benefits from interacting with individuals of all abilities, ages and backgrounds in an educational setting.
Many of our new weekly classes are designed for multiple age groups to work together, including adults. Parents, here is your chance! If you've been wanting to learn a new skill, (or brush up on an old one) we invite you to check out one of our classes available to adults.
Parents of enrolled students may take any class offering for $20 month (with family enrollment fee.)
Hip hop is a very energetic street dance style with strong historical and social roots in African culture. It originated in the 70s and was influenced by jazz, rock, tap, as well as American and Latino cultures. It incorporates a wide range of styles to hip hop music with a strong beat. Hip hop dancers work hard to master challenging steps and movements that appear simple when performed. Dancers develop a great sense of rhythm while working in this fun and fast paced dance form.
Hip Hop (Ages 8-12)
Pioneered by dancers such as Martha Graham and Isadore Duncan in the early 20th century, modern dance is a style that explores movement outside the bounds of ballet. Traditionally performed with bare feet, modern dance creates unique ways to express the basic human emotions through movements that are situated in a more natural pathway for the body, deliberately using gravity to find a better connection with the earth and ourselves!
Modern (Ages 12 to Adult)
Leaps and Turns
A specialty class designed to teach proper technique for turns (chaines, pirouettes, piques, axels, fouette turns, etc.) and leaps (grand jetes, tour jetes, switch leaps, Russians, etc.) and connecting these two techniques in to other movement seamlessly.
Leaps and Turns (Ages 12 to Adult)
Intro To Dance
Young dancers will be introduced to basic ballet, jazz and tap techniques in fun and innovative ways that will improve coordination, increase flexibility and develop their ability to perform short choreographed routines to some of their favorite musical theater numbers. Students will need a jazz OR ballet shoe and tap shoes.
Intro To Dance (Ages 4-6)
Notable Beginnings (Intro to Music theatre)
In our early childhood intro to music theater class children sing, dance, play instruments, call and respond, clap, tap, laugh, skip, jump, pretend and learn! Children also engage in musical interactive read-alongs in which they hear stories, sing, move, repeat words, rhyme and delight in books. Children develop their rhythm, pitch and melody, language skills, motor coordination, interpersonal skills, cultural awareness and preschool and reading readiness! Research has shown that children who receive early music instruction have increased overall academic achievement. And that children who engage in meaningful language and literary experiences are more prepared for school and reading. Best of all, it is BIG FUN!
Notable Beginnings (Ages 3-5)
This class will dive into a deeper understanding of character development and delivery as well as more refined technical skills used in the acting world. We will focus on creative thinking skills, problem solving skills, and interpersonal communication skills necessary for everyday life in addition to the world of performing. We will end our year with a series of age appropriate scenes to showcase their new skills!
Beginning Acting (Ages 8-11)
Through our work with children with special needs in our Kaleidoscope program, KidsAlive! has discovered that the use of American Sign Language (ASL) is an invaluable tool to enhance the storytelling capabilities of musical theatre. ASL not only expands our ability to communicate with others, but adds new dimension in a stage setting, deepening the meaning and the message of our stories and songs. Students enrolled in this course will receive weekly videos of voices off instruction in beginning ASL communication, and then meet in a classroom setting to discuss the material, and practice techniques via video conferencing with Jennie.
ASL I (Ages 10 to Adult)
ASL III (Ages 10 to Adult)*
* ASL I and II required to take III
The word yoga means "union" ... to bind, join, attach. This class incorporates breathwork, poses, and solid attention to alignment, allowing our students (both youth and adult) to appreciate and develop their own inherent strength and connect their bodies, minds and hearts, cultivating healthy life forces and a new sense of awareness. We invite you to create space where you were once stuck, to learn to appreciate the capabilities of your body and become aware of your mind and the noise it creates - to make peace with who you are. May we achieve strength together!
Yoga for Strength and Balance (Ages 12 to Adult)
Meet the Instructors
We are excited to be able to offer Ballet again as a weekly class at KidsAlive!! Considered to be the foundation of all dance forms, solid training in ballet will give your student the core strength, terminology, balance, symmetry and proper technique needed to develop a strong musical theater dance ethic.
Beginning Ballet (Ages 8-11)
Beginning Ballet (Ages 12 to Adult)
Intermediate Ballet (Ages 12 to Adult)
While the heart of every dancer's strength should be based in ballet, jazz is one of the uniquely American art forms originating from African traditions in the early Twentieth century. Proficiency in this style is extremely beneficial for performers interested in musical theatre. Our dance levels are designed to encompass several years of training, so students interested in enrolling in an Intermediate class should have at least three years of training in their discipline under their belt.
Intermediate Jazz (Ages 12 to Adult)
While the heart of every dancer's strength should be based in ballet, tap is one of the uniquely American art forms originating from African traditions in the early Twentieth century. Proficiency in this style is extremely beneficial for performers interested in musical theatre. Our dance levels are designed to encompass several years of training, so students interested in enrolling in an Intermediate class should have at least three years of training in their discipline under their belt. Our instructor may suggest an alternate level once class begins.