Welcome to the Dancer’s Corner at Tumble Kids Billerica!

Welcome to the Dancer’s Corner at Tumble Kids Billerica!

dancerscornertkb@gmail.com | 978-667-1604 | 29 Cook St. Billerica, Ma

dancerscornertkb@gmail.com
978-667-1604
29 Cook St. Billerica, Ma

Schedule

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About Us

Tumble Kids Billerica now offers dance lessons through our partner dance program, THE DANCER’S CORNER AT TUMBLE KIDS BILLERICA. The Dancer’s Corner at TKB offers classes for new and experienced dancers, ages 18mo through high school, in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, and hip-hop. Our dance program is dedicated to fostering an atmosphere in which children have the freedom to be thoughtful, disciplined dancers and storytellers while also having fun with their friends! To ensure classes are as educational as they are fun, lesson plans will include technique development along with age- and dance style-appropriate activities and games, dance history, anatomy lessons, and more!

Tumble Kids Billerica now offers dance lessons through our partner dance program, THE DANCER’S CORNER AT TUMBLE KIDS BILLERICA. The Dancer’s Corner at TKB offers classes for new and experienced dancers, ages 18mo through high school, in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, and hip-hop. Our dance program is dedicated to fostering an atmosphere in which children have the freedom to be thoughtful, disciplined dancers and storytellers while also having fun with their friends! To ensure classes are as educational as they are fun, lesson plans will include technique development along with age- and dance style-appropriate activities and games, dance history, anatomy lessons, and more!

Now at Tumble Kids Billerica you can choose gymnastics, you can choose dance, or you can choose not to choose with our 5% discount for children enrolled in both!
Dancers
Meet-the-Teacher: MISS LEXI!
(Alexa Forgione)​
Dance Program Director/Instructor

Lexi fell in love with dance at 2 years old and continued to train at a competitive level throughout her life in a variety of dance styles. She is a recent graduate of Babson College, where she received a degree in business management with a concentration in marketing. While at Babson, she continued to push herself to learn new styles and improve as a dancer by being a dancer, choreographer, and executive board member with the Babson Dance Ensemble each semester. She was also one of six students selected as a Sorenson Arts Scholar, a scholarship program centered on the creative process for students who hope to combine their business degree with the arts following graduation. Through this program, Lexi created several contemporary dance pieces, most of which allowed her to continue in her role as a teacher, pushing herself and her dancers to be smart, empathetic storytellers whenever they dance. Teaching has always been Lexi’s first love and she cannot wait to begin learning and growing with her Dancer’s Corner at Tumble Kids Billerica dancers this season!

Lexi fell in love with dance at 2 years old and continued to train at a competitive level throughout her life in a variety of dance styles. She is a recent graduate of Babson College, where she received a degree in business management with a concentration in marketing. While at Babson, she continued to push herself to learn new styles and improve as a dancer by being a dancer, choreographer, and executive board member with the Babson Dance Ensemble each semester. She was also one of six students selected as a Sorenson Arts Scholar, a scholarship program centered on the creative process for students who hope to combine their business degree with the arts following graduation. Through this program, Lexi created several contemporary dance pieces, most of which allowed her to continue in her role as a teacher, pushing herself and her dancers to be smart, empathetic storytellers whenever they dance. Teaching has always been Lexi’s first love and she cannot wait to begin learning and growing with her Dancer’s Corner at Tumble Kids Billerica dancers this season!

Tuition Structure/Policies

Tuition

In the event of a mixture of 45 minute and 1 hour classes, you will be charged $50 for the first 1 hour class. All other classes will be 20% off the price of one class of its length.

 

All tuition payments are due by the first of the month. There will be reminders in our email newsletter as well as on our studio bulletin board, but families are responsible for getting payments in on time. There is also an option to set up automatic payments!

  •          Payments more than a week late may result in a late fee.
  •          Individualized payment plans can be worked out if your family is under a particular financial strain. Please reach out over email or request a conversation with me to work this out.

We also offer a separate package for competitive dancers. If you are interested in auditioning for our competitive team and would like to know more, please contact Miss Lexi.

 

Other payments you can expect throughout the season include the following:

  •          Registration Fee: $15 ($25 per family). This is a one-time fee for the year that covers administrative costs associated with registration.
  •          Costume Deposit: $40 per costume
  •          Costume Balance: costumes tend to be between $45-$75 each depending on the age of your dancer(s). This is the remaining balance after the $40 deposit.
  •          Competition Fees: applies only to competitive dancers and includes registration and media fees for competitions 

In the event of a mixture of 45 minute and 1 hour classes, you will be charged $50 for the first 1 hour class. All other classes will be 20% off the price of one class of its length.

 

All tuition payments are due by the first of the month. There will be reminders in our email newsletter as well as on our studio bulletin board, but families are responsible for getting payments in on time. There is also an option to set up automatic payments!

  •          Payments more than a week late may result in a late fee.
  •          Individualized payment plans can be worked out if your family is under a particular financial strain. Please reach out over email or request a conversation with me to work this out.

We also offer a separate package for competitive dancers. If you are interested in auditioning for our competitive team and would like to know more, please contact Miss Lexi.

 

Other payments you can expect throughout the season include the following:

  •          Registration Fee: $15 ($25 per family). This is a one-time fee for the year that covers administrative costs associated with registration.
  •          Costume Deposit: $40 per costume
  •          Costume Balance: costumes tend to be between $45-$75 each depending on the age of your dancer(s). This is the remaining balance after the $40 deposit.
  •          Competition Fees: applies only to competitive dancers and includes registration and media fees for competitions 

You will receive a calendar in your September welcome email or when you first register (whichever comes first) that includes the exact dates for each payment. Late payments may result in the following:


  •          Late Costume Deposit: May result in the student’s costume being ordered late.
  •          Late Costume Balance: Costumes cannot be kept or performed in until balance is fully paid.
  •          Late Competition Fee: Late entry to competition may then be required. Often later registrations are charged a higher price for which families will be responsible.

What Happens If…


My child misses a class?: The Dancers’ Corner does not issue refunds for missed classes, whether this is due to personal reasons or weather-related conflicts. Classes are paid for on a monthly basis regardless of attendance.


We sign up for the first time when the season has already started?: Students who sign up for the first time partway through a month will only be charged for the remainder of that month. **Note: Students must be signed up from at least January through the end of the season to be guaranteed a spot in the recital. All classes begin learning recital dances after winter break. Though content could be made up with extra practice, some costumes may sell out totally or in your child’s size. We will always do our best to accommodate for new dancers but must be transparent about options!


The physical studio closes due to Covid-19 or another crisis?: In the event we must close due to the ongoing pandemic or a like crisis, classes will resume virtually over Zoom. Students who opt out of virtual lessons will not receive a refund for that session or for previously ordered costumes but will not be charged for any future sessions.

You will receive a calendar in your September welcome email or when you first register (whichever comes first) that includes the exact dates for each payment. Late payments may result in the following:


  •          Late Costume Deposit: May result in the student’s costume being ordered late.
  •          Late Costume Balance: Costumes cannot be kept or performed in until balance is fully paid.
  •          Late Competition Fee: Late entry to competition may then be required. Often later registrations are charged a higher price for which families will be responsible.

What Happens If…


My child misses a class?: The Dancers’ Corner does not issue refunds for missed classes, whether this is due to personal reasons or weather-related conflicts. Classes are paid for on a monthly basis regardless of attendance.


We sign up for the first time when the season has already started?: Students who sign up for the first time partway through a month will only be charged for the remainder of that month. **Note: Students must be signed up from at least January through the end of the season to be guaranteed a spot in the recital. All classes begin learning recital dances after winter break. Though content could be made up with extra practice, some costumes may sell out totally or in your child’s size. We will always do our best to accommodate for new dancers but must be transparent about options!


The physical studio closes due to Covid-19 or another crisis?: In the event we must close due to the ongoing pandemic or a like crisis, classes will resume virtually over Zoom. Students who opt out of virtual lessons will not receive a refund for that session or for previously ordered costumes but will not be charged for any future sessions.

Dress Code

The Dancer’s Corner has a flexible dress code to allow our dancers to express their individual style and identity. Even so, we have a few guidelines to ensure your child is safe and comfortable for the entire class period:  

The Dancer’s Corner has a flexible dress code to allow our dancers to express their individual style and identity. Even so, we have a few guidelines to ensure your child is safe and comfortable for the entire class period:

Note: If you go to a physical dance store that can match your child with tights/ballet shoes that are a different brand than the ones listed, this is okay. We just require two things: 1. tights and ballet shoes match 2. Any child taking a class that dances barefoot (contemporary, jazz) does NOT wear footed tights for safety reasons. 

Note: If you go to a physical dance store that can match your child with tights/ballet shoes that are a different brand than the ones listed, this is okay. We just require two things: 1. tights and ballet shoes match 2. Any child taking a class that dances barefoot (contemporary, jazz) does NOT wear footed tights for safety reasons.

Studio Policies

1.   Always be respectful

·       of your classmates: Everyone is here to learn, which means to try new things, make mistakes, and share ideas. A major component of our studio philosophy is creating a welcoming and inclusive space in the arts community. Being kind and listening when your classmates are talking or working will help everyone find a safe place at the Dancer’s Corner to be creative, have fun, learn about dance, and be accepted and celebrated for their identity.

·       of your teacher: She just wants to help you learn! Listen closely and keep side conversations to a minimum. Respectful questions and comments are ALWAYS welcome, and there will be plenty of time for you to flex your own creative muscles, too, when appropriate.

·       of your dance space: Avoid touching the mirrors or picking at the floor tape.

2.   Arrive on time for class. Students who do not drive themselves will not be reprimanded or penalized for lateness. However, they may be asked to stretch on their own for up to ten minutes for safety reasons. This may result in them missing some class activities.

3.   Stay on the dance floor unless told otherwise by your instructor. The gymnastics equipment is for gymnastics classes. Using it is distracting to your classmates, unsafe without direct supervision, and a huge time waster. The teacher will be responsible for keeping little ones engaged and off equipment. If running away into the gymnastics area becomes a consistent problem, however, a grown-up may be asked to sit in on the class to redirect your child so the teacher can be there for all students.

4.   Keep actions like fixing your hair or outfits to a minimum. In class, we should try to be more focused on our learning than our physical appearance. Everyone’s hair gets out of place when they’re moving around as much as we are!

Other Gym Policies:

·       All children 5 and under are required to have an adult on the premises during class.

·       All children 6+ should be picked up promptly at the end of class.

·       An adult must accompany and be within arm’s length of students under 3 years old at all times. NO CELL PHONES ALLOWED IN GROWN-UP PARTICIPATION CLASSES.

·       Adults are not allowed on gym equipment

·       No refunds are given after the start of the session.

Inclusion:

The Dancer’s Corner at TKB strives to create an environment that is safe and welcoming to students of all identities. We do not discriminate based on race, sex, religion, socioeconomic status, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc. Some ways in which we keep this promise include the following:

·       Dance history will be intertwined in all classes through lessons, story times, and dance games/activities. We will learn about cultural influences and famous dancers that shaped each genre in a fun and age-appropriate manner

·       Dress code will never require a student to wear tights that do not match their skin tone

·       Dress code will also be flexible enough to be gender inclusive and mindful of students with disabilities

·       Pronouns will be respected by staff and students

·       Families of children with disabilities will always be asked if they’d like a pre-season meeting to discuss ways to optimize your child’s learning experience.

·       Students will wear costumes that match their gender identity

·       We support continuous learning for our staff in the form of teacher training and always welcome feedback by our dance community and families.

 

Bullying: We do not tolerate any form of bullying in our classrooms. We also understand that children are developing emotionally and will approach any issues with compassion and the goal of understanding and educating. If attempts at addressing the issue are unsuccessful the child’s guardian will be involved. We reserve the right to remove any student from class whose words or actions make the classroom unsafe for another student.

1.   Always be respectful

·    of your classmates: Everyone is here to learn, which means to try new things, make mistakes, and share ideas. A major component of our studio philosophy is creating a welcoming and inclusive space in the arts community. Being kind and listening when your classmates are talking or working will help everyone find a safe place at the Dancer’s Corner to be creative, have fun, learn about dance, and be accepted and celebrated for their identity.

·    of your teacher: She just wants to help you learn! Listen closely and keep side conversations to a minimum. Respectful questions and comments are ALWAYS welcome, and there will be plenty of time for you to flex your own creative muscles, too, when appropriate.

·    of your dance space: Avoid touching the mirrors or picking at the floor tape.

2.   Arrive on time for class. Students who do not drive themselves will not be reprimanded or penalized for lateness. However, they may be asked to stretch on their own for up to ten minutes for safety reasons. This may result in them missing some class activities.

3.   Stay on the dance floor unless told otherwise by your instructor. The gymnastics equipment is for gymnastics classes. Using it is distracting to your classmates, unsafe without direct supervision, and a huge time waster. The teacher will be responsible for keeping little ones engaged and off equipment. If running away into the gymnastics area becomes a consistent problem, however, a grown-up may be asked to sit in on the class to redirect your child so the teacher can be there for all students.

4.   Keep actions like fixing your hair or outfits to a minimum. In class, we should try to be more focused on our learning than our physical appearance. Everyone’s hair gets out of place when they’re moving around as much as we are!


Other Gym Policies:

·    All children 5 and under are required to have an adult on the premises during class.


·    All children 6+ should be picked up promptly at the end of class.


·    An adult must accompany and be within arm’s length of students under 3 years old at all times. NO CELL PHONES ALLOWED IN GROWN-UP PARTICIPATION CLASSES.


·    Adults are not allowed on gym equipment


·    No refunds are given after the start of the session.

Inclusion:

The Dancer’s Corner at TKB strives to create an environment that is safe and welcoming to students of all identities. We do not discriminate based on race, sex, religion, socioeconomic status, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc. Some ways in which we keep this promise include the following:


·    Dance history will be intertwined in all classes through lessons, story times, and dance games/activities. We will learn about cultural influences and famous dancers that shaped each genre in a fun and age-appropriate manner


·    Dress code will never require a student to wear tights that do not match their skin tone


·    Dress code will also be flexible enough to be gender inclusive and mindful of students with disabilities


·    Pronouns will be respected by staff and students


·    Families of children with disabilities will always be asked if they’d like a pre-season meeting to discuss ways to optimize your child’s learning experience.


·    Students will wear costumes that match their gender identity


·    We support continuous learning for our staff in the form of teacher training and always welcome feedback by our dance community and families.


Bullying: We do not tolerate any form of bullying in our classrooms. We also understand that children are developing emotionally and will approach any issues with compassion and the goal of understanding and educating. If attempts at addressing the issue are unsuccessful the child’s guardian will be involved. We reserve the right to remove 

Class Offerings!

Ballet * Tap * Jazz * Contemporary * Hip Hop * Creativity Skills * Music and Movement *Ballet/Tap Combo * Gym Team Technique *

Ballet * Tap * Jazz * Contemporary * Hip Hop * Creativity Skills * Music and Movement *Ballet/Tap Combo * Gym Team Technique *

What is Ballet? Ballet combines detailed technique with grace and artistry to tell a story or express an emotion. Our ballet classes include barre exercises, across-the-floor learning, and center floor combinations using the Cecchetti method of ballet. Younger dancers will also participate in creative play, story times, and ballet-based games and activities designed to reinforce class concepts.

  • We offer: Pre Ballet (3-5), Beginner Ballet (K-2nd
    grade), Intermediate I Ballet (3rd-5th grade),
    Intermediate II Ballet (6th-8th Grade), Junior Ballet (5th-8th
    grade, experienced), High School Ballet (9th grade +)

What is Tap? Tap dance calls on dancers to use their feet as an instrument, creating rhythms and patterns using metal attached to the bottom of the shoe. With roots as a form of communication and expression by enslaved Africans, this style infuses Black and European influences to create the intricate and energetic style of dance we know today! Our dancers will learn age/level appropriate tap vocabulary and history along with how to count music and strengthen their legs, ankles, and feet. Like many of our classes, our younger levels with incorporate games and creative activities to reinforce class concepts!

  • We offer: Pre Tap (3-5), Beginner Tap (K-2nd Grade),
    Intermediate I Tap (3rd-5th Grade), Intermediate II Tap
    (6th-8th grade), Junior Tap (5th-8th
    grade, experienced), High School Tap (9th grade +)
  • Ballet/Tap Combo (ages 3-5): Offered for our preschool-age dancers, our ballet/tap combo classes include a half hour of each dance form. We will focus on the basics of both tap and ballet along with creative play and other activities designed to reinforce class concepts. See: Ballet or Tap for specifics of each style of dance

What is Jazz? Jazz dance is an energetic and technical form of dance that can be done in many different styles, from classic and Broadway style jazz (think isolations and character!) through commercial jazz and jazz funk (think strong and sassy!). Jazz dance is rooted in Latin and African dance forms and can look slightly different depending on the music and style of the piece. In our classes, we will work on strength, flexibility, and performance using group stretches/warm-ups, across-the-floor and center floor technique exercises, and dance combinations!

  • We offer: Beginner Jazz (K-2nd Grade), Intermediate I Jazz (3rd-5th Grade), Intermediate II Jazz (6th-8th grade), Junior Jazz (5th-8th grade, experienced), High School Jazz (9th grade +)

 

What is Contemporary? Contemporary is a more recent form of dance popularized by dance shows such as So You Think You Can Dance. A hybrid form of dance, contemporary is most closely linked to modern dance— a form of dance that uses floorwork, improvisation, and movement that comes from the core such as releases and contractions—in style and technique. However, while modern dance has a unique and specific technique, contemporary breaks through restraints, using some modern technique as well as different elements of ballet, jazz, and hip-hop techniques. The emphasis in this form of dance is on storytelling and expressing emotions. Essentially, any movement that allows the performer(s) to best tell their story is fair! Our classes include a stretch/warm-up based in ballet and jazz technique along with lessons, dance combinations, and class activities centered on storytelling and improvisation.

  • We offer: Intermediate I Contemporary (3rd-5th grade), Intermediate II Contemporary (6th-8th grade), Junior Contemporary (5th-8th grade experienced), High School Contemporary (9th grade +)
  • Intro to Contemporary (ages 5-7): Our Intro to Contemporary class focuses on basic storytelling techniques like translating emotions to movement and exploring improvisation. Like other contemporary classes, this class includes a stretch/warm up and creativity-based activities. However, it uses mostly technique from just ballet and jazz, which makes the dancing aspect closest to what is actually called lyrical dance.

 

What is Hip Hop? Hip Hop dance is a fun and high energy dance form that makes up one of the four main elements of hip hop culture (DJing, MCing, Breaking [dance], and Art/Writing). Hip Hop has its beginnings in 1970s Bronx as a new art form and lifestyle born out of both struggle and joy. Hip Hop dance in particular, is a confluence of African and Latin dance. Our classes include strength training, lessons on the fundamentals of hip hop dance, dance history, and dance combinations. Our dances will also include elements of Jazz Funk a form of jazz dance that is often mixed with hip hop in commercial dance (ie the dancing you see in mainstream media like movies, music videos, and TV shows).

  • We offer: Intermediate I Hip Hop (3rd-5th grade), Intermediate II Hip Hop (6th-8th grade), High School Hip Hop (9th grade+)
  • Intro to Hip Hop (ages 5-7)

 

Music and Movement (ages 18mo-3): Calling all grown-ups and groovers! Our Creative Movement class is an adult-toddler class designed to practice gross motor skills using creative play and basic ballet technique. Class starts with our “tip-toe track”, an obstacle course that changes every three weeks, and is followed by stretching, ballet-based movement, follow along sing and dance games, and more!

 

Creativity Skills: At its heart, dance is about creativity. Creativity is woven into all forms of dance from the creation to the execution of choreography, and this class is made specifically for honing the skills needed to perform, create, and understand dance as a form of movement-based storytelling. Class lessons include improvisation technique, opportunities to choreograph their own pieces with guidance, writing prompts, and a wide range of other activities designed to explore movement and find inspiration for their dancing. Though jazz and contemporary dance are most often used as a vehicle for this exploration, students are welcome to use any type of movement in their own work. (offered for dancers 5th grade plus)

 

Gym Team Technique: Gym Team Technique is designed specifically for Tumble Kids Billerica team gymnasts looking to improve their technique and flexibility. Class lessons focus on stretching and strength training using jazz-dance based technique and basic ballet exercises while working on leaps, turns, kicks, and jumps. Students will also get individualized time to work on finishing details in their competitive floor routines, learning how to add their own unique style and energy to their pieces as well as how to move through poses with confidence and specificity

What is Ballet? Ballet combines detailed technique with grace and artistry to tell a story or express an emotion. Our ballet classes include barre exercises, across-the-floor learning, and center floor combinations using the Cecchetti method of ballet. Younger dancers will also participate in creative play, story times, and ballet-based games and activities designed to reinforce class concepts.

  • We offer: Pre Ballet (3-5), Beginner Ballet (K-2nd grade), Intermediate I Ballet (3rd-5th grade), Intermediate II Ballet (6th-8th Grade), Junior
    Ballet (5th-8th grade, experienced), High School Ballet (9th grade +)

What is Tap? Tap dance calls on dancers to use their feet as an instrument, creating rhythms and patterns using metal attached to the bottom of the shoe. With roots as a form of communication and expression by enslaved Africans, this style infuses Black and European influences to create the intricate and energetic style of dance we know today! Our dancers will learn age/level appropriate tap vocabulary and history along with how to count music and strengthen their legs, ankles, and feet. Like many of our classes, our younger levels with incorporate games and creative activities to reinforce class concepts!

  • We offer: Pre Tap (3-5), Beginner Tap (K-2nd Grade), Intermediate I Tap (3rd-5th Grade), Intermediate II Tap (6th-8th grade), Junior Tap (5th-8th grade, experienced), High School Tap (9th grade +)
  • Ballet/Tap Combo (ages 3-5): Offered for our preschool-age dancers, our ballet/tap combo classes include a half hour of each dance form. We will focus on the basics of both tap and ballet along with creative play and other activities designed to reinforce class concepts. See: Ballet or Tap for specifics of each style of dance

What is Jazz? Jazz dance is an energetic and technical form of dance that can be done in many different styles, from classic and Broadway style jazz (think isolations and character!) through commercial jazz and jazz funk (think strong and sassy!). Jazz dance is rooted in Latin and African dance forms and can look slightly different depending on the music and style of the piece. In our classes, we will work on strength, flexibility, and performance using group stretches/warm-ups, across-the-floor and center floor technique exercises, and dance combinations!

  • We offer: Beginner Jazz (K-2nd Grade), Intermediate I Jazz (3rd-5th Grade), Intermediate II Jazz (6th-8th grade), Junior Jazz (5th-8th grade, experienced), High School Jazz (9th grade +)

 

What is Contemporary? Contemporary is a more recent form of dance popularized by dance shows such as So You Think You Can Dance. A hybrid form of dance, contemporary is most closely linked to modern dance— a form of dance that uses floorwork, improvisation, and movement that comes from the core such as releases and contractions—in style and technique. However, while modern dance has a unique and specific technique, contemporary breaks through restraints, using some modern technique as well as different elements of ballet, jazz, and hip-hop techniques. The emphasis in this form of dance is on storytelling and expressing emotions. Essentially, any movement that allows the performer(s) to best tell their story is fair! Our classes include a stretch/warm-up based in ballet and jazz technique along with lessons, dance combinations, and class activities centered on storytelling and improvisation.

  • We offer: Intermediate I Contemporary (3rd-5th grade), Intermediate II Contemporary (6th-8th grade), Junior Contemporary (5th-8th grade experienced), High School Contemporary (9th grade +)
  • Intro to Contemporary (ages 5-7): Our Intro to Contemporary class focuses on basic storytelling techniques like translating emotions to movement and exploring improvisation. Like other contemporary classes, this class includes a stretch/warm up and creativity-based activities. However, it uses mostly technique from just ballet and jazz, which makes the dancing aspect closest to what is actually called lyrical dance.

 

What is Hip Hop? Hip Hop dance is a fun and high energy dance form that makes up one of the four main elements of hip hop culture (DJing, MCing, Breaking [dance], and Art/Writing). Hip Hop has its beginnings in 1970s Bronx as a new art form and lifestyle born out of both struggle and joy. Hip Hop dance in particular, is a confluence of African and Latin dance. Our classes include strength training, lessons on the fundamentals of hip hop dance, dance history, and dance combinations. Our dances will also include elements of Jazz Funk a form of jazz dance that is often mixed with hip hop in commercial dance (ie the dancing you see in mainstream media like movies, music videos, and TV shows).

  • We offer: Intermediate I Hip Hop (3rd-5th grade), Intermediate II Hip Hop (6th-8th grade), High School Hip Hop (9th grade+)
  • Intro to Hip Hop (ages 5-7)

 

Music and Movement (ages 18mo-3): Calling all grown-ups and groovers! Our Creative Movement class is an adult-toddler class designed to practice gross motor skills using creative play and basic ballet technique. Class starts with our “tip-toe track”, an obstacle course that changes every three weeks, and is followed by stretching, ballet-based movement, follow along sing and dance games, and more!

 

Creativity Skills: At its heart, dance is about creativity. Creativity is woven into all forms of dance from the creation to the execution of choreography, and this class is made specifically for honing the skills needed to perform, create, and understand dance as a form of movement-based storytelling. Class lessons
include improvisation technique, opportunities to choreograph their own pieces with guidance, writing prompts, and a wide range of other activities designed to explore movement and find inspiration for their dancing. Though jazz and contemporary dance are most often used as a vehicle for this exploration, students are welcome to use any type of movement in their own work. (offered for dancers 5th grade plus)

 

Gym Team Technique: Gym Team Technique is designed specifically for Tumble Kids Billerica team gymnasts looking to improve their technique and flexibility. Class lessons focus on stretching and strength training using jazz-dance based technique and basic ballet exercises while working on leaps, turns, kicks, and jumps. Students will also get individualized time to work on finishing details in their competitive floor routines, learning how to add their own unique style and energy to their pieces as well as how to move through poses with confidence and specificity

COVID-19 Protocols

The Dancer’s Corner has a few new procedures for our 2020-2021 season designed to keep our kids and staff safe! Our new procedures include the following:

1.   Dancers will enter through the back door of the studio– you’ll see our Dancer’s Corner sign around back!

a.   There are two doors in the back of the studio, one will be used for entrances and the other exits, to ensure distancing and a one-way traffic pattern!

2.   Dancers will wear a mask when entering and preparing for class. Masks are optional when actively participating in class.

3.   Students will enter one at a time, sanitize, and head to their spot where they can remove their mask.

4.   The dance floor is broken up into 6×6 boxes by floor tape to ensure social distancing.

a.   Kids will still have space to move around and engage in creative play!

5.   Any student or staff member who tests positive for COVID-19 or comes into contact with someone who tested positive (ie someone else in the home or friend/relative they recently visited) must quarantine for the recommended 14 days before returning to class.

 

Other practices that apply to the entire gym can be found in this graphic:

The Dancer’s Corner has a few new procedures for our 2020-2021 season designed to keep our kids and staff safe! Our new procedures include the following:

1.   Dancers will enter through the back door of the studio- you’ll see our Dancer’s Corner sign around back!

a.   There are two doors in the back of the studio, one will be used for entrances and the other exits, to ensure distancing and a one-way traffic pattern!

2.   Dancers will wear a mask when entering and preparing for class. Masks are optional when actively participating in class.

3.   Students will enter one at a time, sanitize, and head to their spot where they can remove their mask.

4.   The dance floor is broken up into 6×6 boxes by floor tape to ensure social distancing.

a.   Kids will still have space to move around and engage in creative play!

5.   Any student or staff member who tests positive for COVID-19 or comes into contact with someone who tested positive (ie someone else in the home or friend/relative they recently visited) must quarantine for the recommended 14 days before returning to class.


Other practices that apply to the entire gym can be found in this graphic: