Fall is an exciting time for all of us at Kick when we welcome students back and introduce fresh faces to the magic of dance. Our little ones, four and younger, are especially eager to get started leaping and tapping their way around the studio.

As a dance instructor and studio owner, my students’ accomplishments bring me great joy. They work tirelessly to perfect their pliés and sautés, but their technicality is not the only reason I shed tears on performance day.

There is no greater gift than to see my dancers blossom in every aspect of their lives. For the children who participate in dance, they are rewarded in so many ways that extend beyond the applause on recital day.

When they perform on stage I see the same joy on their faces that I find when they run up to their moms after practice, or share giggles and sing in the studio as they dance to songs from Frozen.

They grow in so many ways thanks to their participation in dance. I have seen shy little ones build confidence and take the stage in front of hundreds. I have seen the strength in young girls who cheer on other dance schools in competition. And, like I did, I have seen amazing determination in my young girls who headed off to college to pursue their dreams of dancing professionally.

These are just a few of my dancers’ stories, and although every child is very different, they all benefit from dance in many of the same ways.

1. Physical Development
For small children especially, dance can help them to develop rhythm, timing, balance, grace and coordination. It also builds muscle, flexibility, strength and endurance. Dance, unlike many other activities, develops every muscle in a body by extending the legs outwards and upwards in various directions. Dancers are also trained to hold sustained positions such as plies, extensions and balances that build the muscles through and through. For all these reasons, a dancer’s physique is often maintained throughout childhood, and often into adulthood.

2. Dedication
Dance develops a dedication to team and instructor. It’s this commitment that teaches the importance of teamwork, responsibility and perseverance. Students understand that their actions are part of a bigger picture. Some children arrive shy, but within a few months they’re enjoying dance and are confident enough to perform with friends. They also learn to speak up and participate.

3. Compassion
The compassion that dancers have for one another creates lifelong friendships and bonds that offer encouragement in challenging situations and reinforcement when they succeed. Research shows that compassion plays a key role in helping children develop into engaged, caring, and optimistic adults. Kick’s dancers are some of the most caring people I know.

4. Confidence
All of these attributes lead us to confidence. When children are confident, they can lead, listen and open their hearts and minds to others. Whether it’s their first recital or their graduation year, dance exposes them to experiences that will shape their lives.


As we celebrate a new season of dance at Kick Dance Studios in Rumson and Fair Haven, we hope to have your child join us to experience the magic and benefits of dance.

Now enrolling!  After Soccer Mini Session!
November 10th through December 20th

$95 per class 

Try Acro, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Dance Sampler, Mommy and Me  and more!  Classes available for all ages and levels! Enroll online today!

October 7-12 is Bring a Friend to Rumson Dance week!  All week long all our amazing dancers may bring a buddy to class for free!  For every friend you bring, you receive an entry to win an IPad Mini!  And, if your friend enrolls, you get an extra entry!  Good luck and we cannot wait to meet your buddies!

Now through October 5th Kick dancers can bring buddy (or 2 or 3 or 4….) to any Fair Haven dance class for free!  For every friend you bring, you receive an entry to win a IPAD mini!  The lucky winner will be announced on October 11th.  Looking forward to dancing with all your buddies!

September 23-28 is Bring a Friend to Fair Haven Kick week.  All week long our dancers are welcome to bring a friend (or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5…) to dance classes in Fair Haven!  For every friend you bring, you receive a chance to win a free IPAD mini!!  Looking forward to meeting all your friends!!

Kick offers both online and in person registrations for all our classes and enrichment.

Hours for both locations (Rumson and Fair Haven)

September 9 and 10 12-4PM

September 11 and 12 2-5PM

Online is always open!

Sadie at Kick Dance Studios 2012Please join us for OPEN HOUSE Thursday September 5th from 4-6:30PM in Fair Haven!

At open house you can:

  • Tour our studios!
  • Meet our teachers including our Kindergarten Enrichment teachers Miss Janet, Miss Vanessa, and Miss Katie
  • View our newly expanded schedule featuring smaller class sizes and more technique and acro classes!
  • Participate in (or observe) a sample class (Monday only)
  • Visit our newly stocked retail boutique with all your dance wear and shoe needs
  • Receive personal guidance in class selection and registration
  • receive 20% off all dancewear and shoes
  • Shoe fittings!  order early to be SURE we have your size on the first day!
 Complimentary sample classes!!

4:15 Princess Ballet for ages 3-5

4:45 Disney Hip Hop for ages 4 to 8

5:15 Lyrical Jazz for ages 7 and up

Dance Classes for Toddlers and Pre Schoolers

Spotlight on Riley

Riley is a pure joy to have in any class!  She started off the year a little shy (and had a bit of normal separation anxiety), but as our year progressed we watched her dancing improve and her confidence soar.  At the end of the year, Riley was a superstar on stage and had the time of her life!

What type of class would your toddler like? It can be tough to know where to start…

The good news is at kick Dance Studios we have lots of options!

Why dance?  Benefits of our young dancer program include self esteem, coordination, musicality, flexibility, confidence, friendships and of course lots of FUN!!  Our Young dancers star program is an developmentally appropriate class system designed to give our youngest students the RIGHT start in dance.  We start with Tiny Stars mommy and me program, then progress to independent classes with our Twinkle Star (ages 2.5-4), Shining Star  (ages 4-5) and Superstar classes (5-6) .  We also offer an arts based enrichment program that features both a fine art and performing arts education for ages 4-6.

Whichever class you choose you can be right there to help to get them started and acclimated to a new environment. Our Mommy and Me Twinkle Star classes provide an excellent starting point to add something exciting, new and fun in their day. You’ll be right there by their side to ease them into this new experience and share in the fun too!

Questions?  Give us a call! 732-212-1322

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