Put on your dancing shoes because National Dance Day is this Saturday!
Whether you want to learn some fresh hip-hop moves, twirl in a tutu, or just wiggle and giggle along to some great music, we’ve got tons of ways to get you and your kiddos on your feet dancing in celebration!
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Toes at Apple Seeds
Friday, July 26th, 9:30 AM / Chelsea / 18 – 24 months
Now that your little one is walking…why not start dancing? This introductory ballet class explores the basics of ballet in a simple and playful way. Your little ballerinas will be all smiles as they twist and twirl.
Juliette & Ella’s Playdate: Music & Ballet
Friday, July 26th, 9:30 AM / Upper East Side / 18 months – 3.5 years old
This unique music & ballet class incorporates sign language and focuses on play-based learning. Created by NYC mom Maegan Woodin (professional ballerina & ballet instructor) and NYC mom Sarah Brummer (professional singer & songwriter), the class was inspired by playdates these moms would have with their babies.
Creation Station Ballet & Tap at City Treehouse
Friday, July 26th, 10:30 AM / Chelsea / 2 – 3 years old
Through story dancing, weekly themes, and the use of hundreds of props and costumes, Creation Station Ballet Tap classes become a magical dance experience for every child!
Dance with Me at Miss Sara’s Ballet Studio
Saturday, July 27th, 9:30 AM / Upper East Side / 24 months – 2.5 years old
At this class, dancers and their grown-ups enjoy fantasy play and simple movements based on folk stories and nursery rhymes, all set to classical music.
Hip Hop at Broadway Dance Center
Saturday, July 27th, 9:30 am & Sunday, July 28th, 11:15 am / Upper West Side / 2 – 4 years old
Got some hip kids that want to learn this popular urban style of dance? This class is designed specifically for kids ages 2 to 4. Classwork consists of a cardio and strength building warm-up, stretching, and developing a vocabulary of hip-hop steps and combinations.
Jazzy Bugs/Giggle Toes Dance at The Little Gym
Saturday, July 27th, 10:05 AM / Bay Ridge / 3 – 5 years old
In this combination class, tiny dancers will get individualized instruction with a focus on age-specific skills. Children learn fundamental ballet, tap, and creative movement skills and techniques while focusing on rhythm, counting, and group cooperation.
Sunday Fundays at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum
Sunday, July 28th, 1 PM / Washington Heights / 24 months – 5 years old
Just like the name says, this is a chance to have a FUN Sunday as a family! Head to the museum to sing, dance, and play with the magical musical stories performed by the fabulous Flor Bromley!
Wee Jam at Edamama Cuts
Monday, July 29th, 12 PM / Williamsburg / Birth – 4 years old
At this interactive sing-along, your kiddies won’t be able to help themselves from dancing! Along with singing and dancing, there will also be stories, puppets, scarves, parachute, bubbles, and more!
Creation Station Dance “Tots & Tutus” at Kids at Work
Monday, July 29th, 3:45 PM / Chelsea / 18 months – 2.5 years old
This toddler dance class is full of adventures in sight, touch, and sound. Through body movement and gross motor skill development games, your child will begin to learn terminology and basic dance movements while using puppets, musical instruments, props, and bubbles.
Ballet Tea Party at Kidville
Tuesday, July 30th, 11:30 AM / Carroll Gardens / 24 months – 3 years old
You’re going to want to wear your tutus and tiaras for this one! This class playfully introduces the basic positions and movements of ballet using music, games, creative imagery, and stories. Then enjoy a special tea party in your tutu after the dancing is done.
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