Dance NEWS and Events!

Kick Dance Studios have built a reputation for excellence in dance instruction.

From your child’s first class to their graduation performance, Kick has a class for everyone! We specialize in beginners of all ages and offer training through pre-professional levels. But, Kick is More Than Just Great Dancing™! Our dancers go beyond technique to develop important life skills, learning to be respectful, confident and conscientious young people who share their gifts and talents with the community. Welcome, to Kick!

Email Vanessa@Kickstudio.com for more information!

Multiple class discounts!
Take advantage of our discounted rates by signing up for more than one class. Discounts are per family. Discounts apply to dance, acting, vocal, and acro classes!!
2 classes per week 20% off
3 classes per week 25% off
4 classes per week 30% off
5 classes per week 35% off
6 or more classes per week take 40% off

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Special Events!

  • StoryTime with a Twist!  A FREE Mommy and Me story time for ages 0-3 and their caregivers! Tuesday December 16th 11:45AM-12:15PM Rumson.  This event is open to the community!
  • Frozen Fun Party!  Kick off the Holiday week with a super fun dance party featuring the music of Frozen!  Dance, crafts, and a snack are all part of the FUN!  9AM-12PM $45

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Now enrolling for January!  Space is limited!

Try an additional class!  Try something new! Return to an old Favorite!

Classes available in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Frozen Friends. Tap, Mommy and Me, Acro (gymnastics), Acting and Vocal!

Acro (all classes in Rumson except Acro/Jazz Combo)

Tiny Tumblers ages 3-5 Monday 1PM

Acro I ages 5 to 8 Monday 4:15-5PM

Acro Jazz Combo ages 4.5 to 8 (Fair Haven) Monday 5-5:45PM

Acro II ages 6-10 Wednesday 3:30-4:15PM

Acro for Emerald/Ruby level dancers ages 8 to 14 Wednesday 4:15-5:15PM

Advanced Acro Skills ages 10 and up Wednesday 4:15-5:15PM

Acro 1 ages 4.5 to 8 Saturday 9:30AM

Acro 2 ages 8-12 Saturday 10:30AM

Theater!

Musical Theater Vocal Performance Monday 6:00-6:45 p.m., Ages 10-15

Improv for the Teen Actor Monday  6:45-7:30 p.m., Ages 10-15

Musical Theater Vocal Performance Tuesdays, 5:45-6:30 p.m., Ages 7-11

Dance for the Young Actor Fridays 5:15-6:00 p.m., Ages 7-11

Dance for the Young Teen Actor Fridays, 6:00-6:45 p.m., Ages 11-17

Dance!

TINY STARS CLASSES (AGES 18mo – 3)

Friday
10:45AM Tiny Stars IA 18mo+ Fair Haven (Mommy and Me)
11:30AM Tiny Stars Moving on Up (2-3) Fair Haven (Independent)

 

SHOOTING STAR (AGES 2.5 – 4)

Monday

1PM    Tiny Tumblers     Rumson
Tuesday
10:30AM Dance Sampler Fair Haven

Thursday
12:30PM Princess Ballet Rumson
3:15PM Frozen Friends Fair Haven
Friday
10:45AM Princess Ballet Fair Haven
11:30AM Tiny Stars Moving on Up Fair Haven
Saturday
9:45AM Princess Ballet Rumson

SHINING STAR (AGES 3.5 – 5)

Monday

1PM  Tiny Tumblers Rumson
Tuesday
10:30am Dance Sampler Fair Haven
12:15PM Dance Sampler B Rumson
4:15PM Princess Dance Sampler Fair Haven
Thursday
3:15PM Frozen Friends Fair Haven
Friday
10:15AM Ballet/Tap Combo Rumson
12:15PM Princess Ballet B Rumson

Saturday

9:45AM Princess Ballet Rumson

SUPERSTAR (Ages 4.5 – 7)

Monday
1:45PM Hip Hop I Fair Haven

3:30 Frozen Friends Rumson

4;15 Acro I  ages 4-8    Rumson
Tuesday
3:15PM Hip Hop IB Rumson
3:45PMPrincess Frozen Ballet Fair Haven
Wednesday
1:45PM Ballet 1A Fair Haven
3:30PM Ballet/Tap Rumson
4:15PM Ballet Tap Combo Fair Haven
Thursday
4:00PM Frozen Friends 2 Fair Haven
Saturday
9:30AM Acro 1 Rumson
10:30AM Ballet/Hip Hop Combo Rumson

Classes for ages 5 to 10

Monday
3:30PM Ballet 1/2 ages 6-9 Rumson

3:30 Frozen Friends Rumson
3:15PM Ballet 1/2 ages 5-9 Fair Haven
4:15PM Acro 1 ages 5-8 Rumson
5:00PM Jazz/Acro Combo ages 5-9 Rumson
Tuesday
3:00PM Tap/Jazz ages 5-8 Fair Haven
3:15PM Jazz IA ages 5-9 Rumson

4:15 Princess Frozen Ballet  Fair Haven

Wednesday

3:15PM Hip Hop ages 6-10 Fair Haven
3:30PM Acro II ages 6-10 Rumson
4:15 PM Hip Hop II ages 5 to 9 Rumson
5:45PM Jazz I ages 5.5-9 Rumson
Thursday
3:15 Ballet I ages 5 to 8 Fair Haven

Friday
3:15PM Musical Theater ages 6-10 Fair Haven
4:15PM Ballet/HH Combo ages 5-8 Rumson  NEW SECTION JUST ADDDED!!
Saturday
9:30AM Acro I ages 4.5-8 Rumson
10:30AM Ballet/HH Combo ages 5-8 Rumson

Classes for ages 7-14

Monday
4:00PM Hip Hop ages 7-12 Fair Haven
4:15PM Hip Hop ages 8-11 Rumson

4:15PM Jazz/II/III ages 8-11 Rumson
5:00PM Jazz/Acro combo ages 5-9 Fair Haven

Tuesday
4:30PM Hip Hop II/IIIA ages 7-12 Fair Haven
5:15PM Beginner/Int Contemporary ages 8-13 Fair Haven
Wednesday

3:15PM Hip Hop ages 6-10 Fair Haven
3:30PM Acro 2 ages 6 to 10 Rumson
4:15 PM Hip Hop II ages 5 to 9 Rumson
5:45PM Jazz I ages 5.5-9 Rumson

6:30PM Triple Threat ages 7-13 Rumson

6:30PM Teen Jazz/Contemporary  ages 11 and up Rumson

Saturday
10:30AM Acro II ages 8-12 Rumson

Email Vanessa@Kickstudio.com for more information!

 

 

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.

Email Vanessa@Kickstudio.com for more information!