music and dance
Little Maestros: Exclusively on the UWS at the JCC


Children have natural rhythm, and there is no better way to stimulate movement and brain development than early exposure to music. Not only is it fun for the whole family, but through music children explore sound, rhythm, movement and they can explore their bodies in space as they dance and move to the beat. No matter what age, music is a great way to encourage growth, in a fun, playful way.

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Classes include:

  • Little Maestros (3 months-3 years): Exclusive to the Upper West Side! Named NYC's premiere infant and toddler music program by the New York Times and NBC's TODAY, Little Maestros takes children on a fantastic musical journey. You and your child will love our musical story times, imaginative play, language development activities, puppet shows, and "bubble music."


Movement is a fun and creative way for children to learn about their place in space and how they can express their unique personalities. Children can release energy, learn balance and coordination, develop gross motor skills, understand spatial relations, socialize and make new friends, and learn how to creatively express themselves in our fun and unique dance and movement classes. .

Classes include:

  • Ballet at the J (18 months-4 years): Get your child moving creatively. Children will be introduced to ballet positions and techniques through an innovative approach that encourages young dancers with big imaginations. Taught by Miss Kala.

  • Little Kid Dance Jam (18 months-4 years): In this class, we will discover rhythm with bongo drums, explore speed with a racetrack, develop coordination, and build teamwork with high-energy dancing. Children can wear T-shirts, pants/shorts, and be barefoot. Taught by Miss Kala

  • Hip-Hop (3-4 years): This high-energy class combines hip-hop, jazz, and popular dances by energizing children and helping them to develop greater confiDANCE. Dancers learn body awareness, self-esteem, physical strength, coordination, and teamwork skills. Classes incorporate musicality, child-generated movement, and storytelling through dance and music. Taught by BOLD Arts.

  • Lil Yogis (3-4 years)::This class incorporates playful and creative ways for children to exercise and explore their minds, bodies, and spirits. The use of animated poses and stretches promotes strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance. Breathing and visualization techniques help children focus, relax, and develop self-control. The children express themselves using music, storytelling, and imaginary adventures.

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