I founded Let's Dance Brooklyn, now City Kids Dance, in 2005 when I moved to Fort Greene from Manhattan where I taught dance for 12 years in private schools, dance programs and studios. CKD's early childhood dance and movement programs were developed after meeting many parents in the neighborhood who expressed to me their desire to put their little ones in dance classes which focused on a more concept based, family oriented program emphasizing a child’s creativity and individuality.
Based on my years of experience teaching dance and on current best practices and recommendations in early childhood development and education, I created a dance program for children with a conceptual approach to movement and expression designed to develop children's social-emotional selves. Dance and movement allow the child to become aware of their bodies not only as it relates to the physical experience but also from the emotional, creative, and intellectual perspective. All of CKD's expert teachers are trained with this philosophy and technique in mind.
Today, CKD continues to provide playful, innovative and expert dance education for children in studios, arts programs and private schools in and around New York City. We are happy to welcome you and your child into the City Kids Dance family!
– Dina Gray, Director/Founder