Tumble Kids Billerica is excited to introduce THE DANCERS’ CORNER AT TUMBLE KIDS, a partner dance program that will share our space beginning in our September 2019 season! The Dancers’ Corner at Tumble Kids 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 and engaging, lesson plans will include technique development along with age- and dance style-appropriate activities and games.

 

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 who take both!

The Dancers’ Corner’s Three Truths about Dance:

  1. Dancers are storytellers: Telling stories through dance helps us better understand ourselves and our own emotions as well
    as connect with others. Whether we’re telling important stories, expressing a wide range of emotions, or simply making our
    audience want to dance along with us, we’re dedicated to creativity!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  2. Dancers are artists AND athletes: The more you know, the more freedom you have to create and perform dance pieces.
    That’s why we are committed to raising healthy, smart, and strong dancers!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
  3. Dance is for EVERYONE: Active and outgoing children will love the constant movement and friend-making in dance class
    while more thoughtful and observant children can enjoy the details and problem solving involved in making choreography
    work. Have a more specific interest? You can still find something to love about dance! (Dance History- ever heard of the
    Hoofers? Anatomy- gotta know those muscles! Even languages- You had me at plié!) Everyone should be able to find a
    safe and welcoming space in the dance community. You have just as much to offer our creative community as you
    will learn!

Director / Dance Instructor: Alexa Forgione (Miss Lexi)

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. This spring, she graduated from Babson College with a degree in business management and 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 created 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 Dancers’ Corner at Tumble Kids dancers this season!

Schedule

Tuition Structure 2019-2020

Tuition payments are due per 8 week session, rather than per month. Each class meets once per week.
There is a $15 dollar registration fee ($25 cap per family). Registration fee waived if sign up before June 22nd !
Session 1: September 9th -November 2nd – 8 weeks
Session 2: November 4th -January 4th – 7 weeks
Closed November 28-30 & December 23-January 1
Session 3: January 6th – February 28th – 8 weeks
Session 4: March 2nd -May 2nd – 8 weeks (Closed for April Vacation)
Session 5: May 4th -June 20th : 7 weeks Mon/Sat 6 weeks (Closed for Memorial Day and Dance Show June 13th or 14th TBD)
*In the event of a mixture of 45 min and 1 hour long classes, the first 1 hour long class will be full price ($90) with all other classes adjusted to 20% off the price of one 45 min or hour long class.*
 
Competitive/Experienced Program: If your child is an experienced dancer or simply looking for a more intensive class schedule we offer classes at a Competitive/Experienced level. These classes are focused on equal parts technique and performance/storytelling, meaning children will be challenged in their dance skills development as well as take part in activities meant to develop them into creative thinkers and artists. These classes require more commitment than other classes, but should still be rewarding and fun!
  • Ideal for dancers ages 8-12, final placement at teacher’s discretion (just ask!)

  • Classes offered in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary and Creativity Skills

  • $200 dollar session tuition for students who commit to all five classes and the competition team (others will follow the same tuition structure for 45 min/ 1 hour long recreational classes)

Dress Code & Shoe Requirements

 

While we have a fairly loose and flexible dress code to allow our dancers to express their individual style through their dancewear as well as their dancing, there are some guidelines for class attire that will ensure your child can dance safely and comfortably.

 

Dress

 

Tap/Jazz/Contemporary: Anything comfortable and form fitting is ideal for these styles of dance- feel free to mix it up with styles and patterns! Suggested wear is a leotard of any style and color with tight dance shorts and (optionally) tan or black footless or stirrup style tights. This outfit makes for comfortable movement as well as an easy view of the child’s lines and technique for the teacher and student. Other acceptable dancewear are leggings, shorts, fitted tank tops and t-shirts, biketards, and sports bras.

 

**Note: Jazz and Contemporary students will dance barefoot. Therefore, any tights worn MUST be footless or stirrup style. We don’t want any slipping or injuries**

 

Ballet: Dancewear requirements are the same for ballet as tap/jazz/contemporary. Other acceptable dancewear includes ballet skirts, warm-up cardigans, or skirted leotards. Pink, footed tights will be required for recital (more info coming!), and can be worn to class as well as long as the student will not be going directly to a class that dances barefoot following ballet.

 

Hip-Hop: This class has the most relaxed dress code. Acceptable dancewear includes all the same outfits as tap/jazz/contemporary, but students are also welcome to wear sweatpants and loose-fitting shirts if they wish. For hip-hop, it is best to just use your discretion to determine if the outfit is easy to move in and will not result in overheating!

 

For all classes please avoid streetwear (ie outfits you would typically wear to school), especially jeans. These clothes will make it too difficult for your child to fully participate in the class exercises and stretches.

 

Shoes

 

Jazz and Contemporary: no shoes required, students will dance barefoot.

 

Preschool and Beginner Ballet: any affordable, pink ballet shoe can be worn. No specific ballet shoe brand or style required at this age and level.

 

Preschool Tap: any affordable, black tap shoe can be worn- no specific tap shoes brand or style required at this age.

 

Hip-Hop: no shoes required for class; students can dance barefoot. Sneakers are also acceptable, however, for cleanliness and the safety of our barefoot dancers, sneakers worn to class must be for dance class only (ie not worn to school/other locations and never worn outdoors)

 

Shoe requirements and recommendations for other ballet and tap classes coming soon!!

Summer Dance Programs

Get moving this summer with our variety of fun summer dance programs! Summer dance programs are a great way to try something new or stay in practice in a fun, stress-free environment. Check out one (or more!) of our summer dance programs beginning July 2019.

 

“Try-It” Camp (July 29th – August 2nd): 

 

Not sure what class you’ll love during the dance season? Want to try something new just for the summer? Try-It Camp is the perfect place for you! Come for a week of classes where you’ll get to try ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, and hip-hop throughout the week. Then, showcase your new skills on Friday at our family and friends performance of short dance pieces!

**Great for new/beginner dancers of all ages and students who want to try a style for the first time**

**No shoes required. Feel free to bring ballet or tap shoes if you already have them!**

 

Summer Fun Camp (August 5th – August 9th; August 26th – August 30th)

 

A just-for-fun dance camp made for everyone from new dancers to experienced ones. This program mirrors the gymnastics summer program, replacing structured gymnastics time with structured dance time. A typical day begins with a group warm-up and games time, and goes on to include two periods of structured dance time, fun games, crafts, and activities, as well as free play in the gym where students will have access to the trampolines and foam pit. While structured dance time will be separate from the gymnastics program in the dance studio space, many of the activities as well as lunch and snack will be combined with the gymnastics summer program.

Dance Intensive (August 12th – August 16th)

 

Get back into training with this week-long intensive that includes classes in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, and hip-hop. Throughout the week, dancers will start the day with a stretch and short workout before learning dance combinations, working their technique, and participating in activities meant to help them get more comfortable expressing themselves and their style through dance. Just because this is an intensive doesn’t mean it will be short on fun—this camp features dance activities and games designed to enhance learning along with some time for free gym play throughout the day.

**This camp is for experienced dancers**

Storybook Camp (August 19th – August 23rd)

 

A dance camp that brings all of your favorite stories to life, from classic ballets like Swan Lake to fairytales and nursery rhymes. Each day of camp will focus on two stories: children will participate in storytime and/or a sing-a-long before acting out the story through dance. This is a creative-movement based dance camp that will incorporate some basic ballet and jazz technique.

**Great for young dancers from preschool through age 8**

 

Storytellers’ Camp (July 15th – July 19th)

 

While dancers train in technique and flexibility, these are all just tools for telling compelling stories. Storytellers’ Camp focuses on how creativity, emotion, and style can transform a series of steps into a dance. Dancers will work on their improvisation skills through games and activities, as well as learn about how a choreographer can use the lyrics and musical changes in a song to create the dance steps that go along with it. Storytellers’ Camp is a hands-on, activity-based camp that will use a variety of primarily contemporary and jazz technique along with writing and improv activities to explore the creative side of dance.

**Storytellers’ Camp is ideal for dancers ages 8 and up**

Tumble Kids Billerica is excited to introduce THE DANCERS’ CORNER AT TUMBLE KIDS, a partner dance program that will share our space beginning in our September 2019 season! The Dancers’ Corner at Tumble Kids 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 and engaging, lesson plans will include technique development along with age- and dance style-appropriate activities and games.

 

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 who take both!

The Dancers’ Corner’s Three Truths about Dance:

  1. Dancers are storytellers: Telling stories through dance helps us better understand ourselves and our own emotions as well
    as connect with others. Whether we’re telling important stories, expressing a wide range of emotions, or simply making our
    audience want to dance along with us, we’re dedicated to creativity!                                                                                      
  2. Dancers are artists AND athletes: The more you know, the more freedom you have to create and perform dance pieces.
    That’s why we are committed to raising healthy, smart, and strong dancers!                                                       
  3. Dance is for EVERYONE: Active and outgoing children will love the constant movement and friend-making in dance class while more thoughtful and observant children can enjoy the details and problem solving involved in making choreography work. Have a more specific interest? You can still find something to love about dance! (Dance History- ever heard of the
    Hoofers? Anatomy- gotta know those muscles! Even languages- You had me at plié!) Everyone should be able to find a safe and welcoming space in the dance community. You have just as much to offer our creative community as you will learn!

Director / Dance Instructor: Alexa Forgione (Miss Lexi)

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. This spring, she graduated from Babson College with a degree in business management and 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 created 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 Dancers’ Corner at Tumble Kids dancers this season!

Schedule

Tuition Structure 2019-2020

Tuition payments are due per 8 week session, rather than per month. Each class meets once per week.
There is a $15 dollar registration fee ($25 cap per family). Registration fee waived if sign up before June 22nd !
Session 1: September 9th -November 2nd – 8 weeks
Session 2: November 4th -January 4th – 7 weeks
Closed November 28-30 & December 23-January 1
Session 3: January 6th – February 28th – 8 weeks
Session 4: March 2nd -May 2nd – 8 weeks (Closed for April Vacation)
Session 5: May 4th -June 20th : 7 weeks Mon/Sat 6 weeks (Closed for Memorial Day and Dance Show June 13th or 14th TBD)
*In the event of a mixture of 45 min and 1 hour long classes, the first 1 hour long class will be full price ($90) with all other classes adjusted to 20% off the price of one 45 min or hour long class.*
 
Competitive/Experienced Program: If your child is an experienced dancer or simply looking for a more intensive class schedule we offer classes at a Competitive/Experienced level. These classes are focused on equal parts technique and performance/storytelling, meaning children will be challenged in their dance skills development as well as take part in activities meant to develop them into creative thinkers and artists. These classes require more commitment than other classes, but should still be rewarding and fun!
  • Ideal for dancers ages 8-12, final placement at teacher’s discretion (just ask!)

  • Classes offered in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary and Creativity Skills

  • $200 dollar session tuition for students who commit to all five classes and the competition team (others will follow the same tuition structure for 45 min/ 1 hour long recreational classes)

Dress Code & Shoe Requirements

 

While we have a fairly loose and flexible dress code to allow our dancers to express their individual style through their dancewear as well as their dancing, there are some guidelines for class attire that will ensure your child can dance safely and comfortably.

 

Dress

 

Tap/Jazz/Contemporary: Anything comfortable and form fitting is ideal for these styles of dance- feel free to mix it up with styles and patterns! Suggested wear is a leotard of any style and color with tight dance shorts and (optionally) tan or black footless or stirrup style tights. This outfit makes for comfortable movement as well as an easy view of the child’s lines and technique for the teacher and student. Other acceptable dancewear are leggings, shorts, fitted tank tops and t-shirts, biketards, and sports bras.

 

**Note: Jazz and Contemporary students will dance barefoot. Therefore, any tights worn MUST be footless or stirrup style. We don’t want any slipping or injuries**

 

Ballet: Dancewear requirements are the same for ballet as tap/jazz/contemporary. Other acceptable dancewear includes ballet skirts, warm-up cardigans, or skirted leotards. Pink, footed tights will be required for recital (more info coming!), and can be worn to class as well as long as the student will not be going directly to a class that dances barefoot following ballet.

 

Hip-Hop: This class has the most relaxed dress code. Acceptable dancewear includes all the same outfits as tap/jazz/contemporary, but students are also welcome to wear sweatpants and loose-fitting shirts if they wish. For hip-hop, it is best to just use your discretion to determine if the outfit is easy to move in and will not result in overheating!

 

For all classes please avoid streetwear (ie outfits you would typically wear to school), especially jeans. These clothes will make it too difficult for your child to fully participate in the class exercises and stretches.

 

Shoes

 

Jazz and Contemporary: no shoes required, students will dance barefoot.

 

Preschool and Beginner Ballet: any affordable, pink ballet shoe can be worn. No specific ballet shoe brand or style required at this age and level.

 

Preschool Tap: any affordable, black tap shoe can be worn- no specific tap shoes brand or style required at this age.

 

Hip-Hop: no shoes required for class; students can dance barefoot. Sneakers are also acceptable, however, for cleanliness and the safety of our barefoot dancers, sneakers worn to class must be for dance class only (ie not worn to school/other locations and never worn outdoors)

 

Shoe requirements and recommendations for other ballet and tap classes coming soon!!

Summer Dance Programs

Get moving this summer with our variety of fun summer dance programs! Summer dance programs are a great way to try something new or stay in practice in a fun, stress-free environment. Check out one (or more!) of our summer dance programs beginning July 2019.

 

“Try-It” Camp (July 29th – August 2nd): 

 

Not sure what class you’ll love during the dance season? Want to try something new just for the summer? Try-It Camp is the perfect place for you! Come for a week of classes where you’ll get to try ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, and hip-hop throughout the week. Then, showcase your new skills on Friday at our family and friends performance of short dance pieces!

**Great for new/beginner dancers of all ages and students who want to try a style for the first time**

**No shoes required. Feel free to bring ballet or tap shoes if you already have them!**

 

Summer Fun Camp (August 5th – August 9th; August 26th – August 30th)

 

A just-for-fun dance camp made for everyone from new dancers to experienced ones. This program mirrors the gymnastics summer program, replacing structured gymnastics time with structured dance time. A typical day begins with a group warm-up and games time, and goes on to include two periods of structured dance time, fun games, crafts, and activities, as well as free play in the gym where students will have access to the trampolines and foam pit. While structured dance time will be separate from the gymnastics program in the dance studio space, many of the activities as well as lunch and snack will be combined with the gymnastics summer program.

Dance Intensive (August 12th – August 16th)

 

Get back into training with this week-long intensive that includes classes in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, and hip-hop. Throughout the week, dancers will start the day with a stretch and short workout before learning dance combinations, working their technique, and participating in activities meant to help them get more comfortable expressing themselves and their style through dance. Just because this is an intensive doesn’t mean it will be short on fun—this camp features dance activities and games designed to enhance learning along with some time for free gym play throughout the day.

**This camp is for experienced dancers**

Storybook Camp (August 19th – August 23rd)

 

A dance camp that brings all of your favorite stories to life, from classic ballets like Swan Lake to fairytales and nursery rhymes. Each day of camp will focus on two stories: children will participate in storytime and/or a sing-a-long before acting out the story through dance. This is a creative-movement based dance camp that will incorporate some basic ballet and jazz technique.

**Great for young dancers from preschool through age 8**

 

Storytellers’ Camp (July 15th – July 19th)

 

While dancers train in technique and flexibility, these are all just tools for telling compelling stories. Storytellers’ Camp focuses on how creativity, emotion, and style can transform a series of steps into a dance. Dancers will work on their improvisation skills through games and activities, as well as learn about how a choreographer can use the lyrics and musical changes in a song to create the dance steps that go along with it. Storytellers’ Camp is a hands-on, activity-based camp that will use a variety of primarily contemporary and jazz technique along with writing and improv activities to explore the creative side of dance.

**Storytellers’ Camp is ideal for dancers ages 8 and up**