They’re not your corner dance studio. No dance moms. No toddlers and tiaras. No sparkle motion. You get the idea. Planet Dance Cincinnati has been around for 15 years and is located in the ‘Arts’ District along Gilbert Avenue in Walnut Hills near Downtown. Whatever your child’s dance interests, Planet Dance has a class for that. PD has three main components: Kids Club (the newest!), Pre-Professional, and Adult Classes.
Get just a single class, a class card, or a Monthly Unlimited card, which is good for any class on their schedule. Even better, you don’t have to schedule ahead of time – drop in on any class, any time! Plus, there’s NO long-term commitment! Tell them the Cincinnati Mom Collective sent you their way, and get your first drop-in class for FREE!
What truly sets Planet Dance apart from your typical corner dance studio is their incredibly talented and world-renowned staff with a focus on education. Their extraordinary Resident and Guest Faculty consists of those such as Andy Blankenbuehler, Tony Award winning choreographer of Hamilton, Beyonce’s Original “Single Ladies”, Ebony Williams, and Emmy Award winning choreographer, Travis Wall, from So You Think You Can Dance and Shaping Sound.
The newest program, Planet Dance Kids Club, is a 15-week course for either Fall or Spring with January and June shows at the Aronoff Center for the Arts – and costume is included! This is a more cost-effective way for your young dancer who wants to hone their skills by committing to a whole semester. Kids Club is recommended for children 7-12, but those as young as 3 can join. Registration for Fall 2020 is open now through August 31st, so email [email protected] to enroll today!
Their theme for this program is Move. Grow. Learn. These are closed classes and not open to drop-ins, so the same group of kids are moving, growing, and learning together over the full 15 weeks. Classes are on Saturdays starting in September, and your young dancer will learn ballet, jazz, hip hop, and tap during the semester! The weeks culminate in a performance that will boost their confidence and allow their personalities to shine. They learn their dances, get a costume, and get to perform on stage at Cincinnati’s finest performance center! It is sure to be an experience your child will never forget.
Saturday Kids Club class schedule is as follows:
- 12-12:45pm – Intro to Ballet/Tap
- 1-2pm – Ballet 1
- 1:30-2:30pm – Ballet 2
- 2:15-3:15pm – Tap 1
- 2:45-3:45pm – Jazz 1/2
- 3:15-4:15pm – Hip Hop 2
The cost for a semester of Kids Club is $270 (plus a $25 registration fee if you’re new). Save yourself some time at the studio and register online ahead of time!
Besides Kids Club and general classes for every genre, students looking to pursue a career in dancing can join the Pre-Professional/Apprenticeship program. This one is recommended for youth and young adults between the ages of 12-19 that have at least 3 years of prior dance experience and are interested in pursuing dance as a career.
Let your intermediate or advanced dancer become more confident with this program! The Pre-Pro and Apprenticeship are incomparable in the industry. Your pre-teen/teen can take classes in ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, tap, acro, dance anatomy, professional portfolio development, and more. You can let them dive into 7+ classes per week that develop their technique, artistry, ideas, and confidence. Your child will work with professional companies, perform, and connect what they are learning in the studio to live performances on stage.
What the Program Offers:
- A focus on development and mentorship with a direct link to the professional industry
- Customized curriculum tailored to students’ skill levels and career goals
- Extraordinary Opportunities
- Professional headshots
- Weekly professional development
- Access to audition workshop classes
- Regional and national professional productions
- Meet-and-greet with New York casting agent (Pre-Pro only)
- So much more!
- Complete an application.
- Planet Dance will set a parent/student meeting to discuss your goals.
- Parent/Student/Teacher meeting occurs.
- You receive an invitation to audition for the Pre-Pro/Apprenticeship Program.
- Your child receives an acceptance letter (upon acceptance into the program)!
Email [email protected] to request an application.
All classes at Planet Dance’s studio are open to the public. Adults can drop in on any class, any time. They teach a new combination in all of their classes, so you will never be behind – whether you take 10 classes a week or just 1 class per month. Check out all their classes HERE. You can do ballet, hip hop, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, theater dance, and tap! Drop in on a class today or sign up online!
A couple times a year, Planet Dance will run great specials like 25% off class packages! Keep in touch with them to make sure you’re in on their next deal.