Dancing Dumplins' Creative Movement & Ballet Classes

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Dancing Dumplins' Creative Movement & Ballet Classes says
Shirel Jones, professional dancer and founder of Lil Dumplins, will be teaching dance classes for young children at the N'Namdi Movement Center beginning in April. Jones will offer two classes this season; Creative Movement (for children 1.5-3 years) & Pre Ballet (for children 4-6 years). Classes will take place at 11am and 12pm respectively. Learn more and register for the 6-week classes at eventbrite.

Class Pricing and Information:


1.5 - 3 YEARS
(45 MIN.)

Our Creative Movement class introduces movement and music dynamics, role play and improvidation to Lil' Dumplins, encouraging self confidence, body awareness and focus.


The N'Namdi Center, Saturdays at 11am (between April 16-May 21)
Drop-in for $15.00
6-week session for $75.00 ($12.50/class)


4 - 6 YEARS

(60 MIN.)

This class introduces basic vocabualry, positions, concepts and rhythms of ballet. Classical ballet is introduced in a fun, creative and focused environment with an emphasis on movement quality and musicality.


The N'Namdi Center, Saturdays at noon (between April 16-May 21)
Drop-in for $17.00
6-week session for $85.00 ($14.16/class)

About the Instructor:

The Class Leader/Founder, Shirel Jones: Born in Trinidad and raised in Brooklyn, I discovered ballet at age 8, and dance became a source of self-expression and solace unlike any other. My passion for dance grew exponentially and it led me to attend the LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing arts as a dancer. I also trained at The Alvin Ailey School, the American Ballet Theater, and Central Pennsylvania youth ballet intensives. I continued to pursue my passion for dance on the collegiate level at the California Institute of the Arts for a bachelor’s degree in performance and choreography.

I eventually discovered a special talent and affection for teaching dance to children, stemming from a deep appreciation of the impact dance has had on my life. I have taught children ballet and Contemporary dance at Santa Barbara Dance Arts, modern dance in Puerto Rico with Modern Limbic, ballet and contemporary modern dance at the Avant ballet school, and ballet and creative movement at the Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts in Brooklyn College. The arts have opened doors to amazing experiences and have been an intricate part of my well-being and human experience. I want art to benefit each of my students in the same way.
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By: N'Namdi Center For Contemporary Art

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