After School Programs

Nimbus’ dance programs are based on the belief that active participation in the arts builds personal understanding and growth in the areas of communication, responsibility, self-confidence, teamwork, self-awareness, creativity/problem solving, and healthy lifestyle.

Nimbus offers several different classes built specifically for students in afterschool enrichment programs. 

NimbusDANCE (Recommended for Pre K – K): A dance program designed for younger students, this class series introduces basic concepts of movement, music, creative exploration, while introducing students to elements of ballet, modern dance and hip hop. While developing strength, flexibility and coordination in their physical bodies, students are exposed to team-building activities that develop communication, confidence, creativity and social skills. The class provides a perfect orientation to dance as an art form within an environment that balances structure with creative exploration and play.
Available through Zoom or in-person when appropriate.

DANCE! DANCE! DANCE! (Recommended for 1st – 5th Grade): Stay active and challenge yourself with Nimbus Dance! Students will engage their creativity, boost their rhythm and explore the amazing ways they can express themselves through dance! Students will have opportunities to learn choreography to fun and energetic music, get their blood flowing and hearts pumping through extended follow-along dance sequences, and express their individuality and emotions under the guidance of Nimbus’ teaching artists. Available through Zoom or in-person when appropriate.

Jersey City Nutcracker (Recommended for K-1st and 2nd-5th Grade): Adapted from the classic holiday ballet and set to Tchaikovsky’s renowned orchestral score, Jersey City Nutcracker takes place in a contemporary, urban environment. Jersey City Nutcracker tells the story of two children’s adventure, with fantasy, adversity, celebration, and lessons about friendship and community along the way. With a youth cast of over 100 student performers, Jersey City Nutcracker brings students from all over Jersey City and from many different backgrounds together to create and perform this family-friendly series of performances. 

The following schools have performed in Jersey City Nutcracker: PS 3, PS 16, PS 37, OLC, Bergen-Lafayette Montessori, Waterfront Montessori, MS 4, MS 40, PS 41, Snyder High School, and High Tech High School. Students participate in 10 rehearsals at their school as well as experience professional technical and dress rehearsals before performing in the production alongside Nimbus’ professional dancers

For more information and to bring Nimbus to your school, contact: hannah@nimbusdanceworks.org