Kids Classes

Dance Classes for Kids: classes include  Ballet, Creative Movement, Hip-Hop, Step, Tap, Tumbling and more.

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Important Class Updates:

Dance Place follows the DC Public Schools schedule for closures. Please check this page or Dance Place’s Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates on any closures or cancellations.

Thursday, March 5: Dance Place is CLOSED for all classes and events.

Kids on the Move Classes Winter / Spring 2015
January 12 – May 2 (16 week session)
(No classes: April 4, April 13 – 17)

Monday
4:30 – 5:30 pm Hip-Hop / Step ages 6 – 8
5:30 – 6:30 pm Jazz ages 9 – teen
Tuesday
4:30 – 5:30 pm Tumbling I ages 4 – 6
5:30 – 6:30 pm Tumbling II ages 7 – 9
5:30 – 6:30 pm Ballet / Modern ages 9 – teen
Wednesday
4:30 – 5:15 pm Creative Movement ages 3 – 5
5:30 – 6:30 pm Hip-Hop ages 9 – teen
Thursday
4:30 – 5:30 pm Ballet / Tap I ages 4 – 5
4:30 – 5:30 pm West African ages 7 – teen
5:30 – 6:30 pm Ballet / Tap I ages 5 – 7
Friday
5 – 6 pm Step ages 9 – teen
Saturday
10:30 – 11:15 am Mommy & Me ages 1.5 – 2.5
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Ballet / Tap I ages 5 – 7
12:30 – 1:30 pm Ballet / Tap II (ages 8-10) ages 8 – 10
1:30 – 2:30 pm Hip-Hop I ages 8 – 10
2:30 – 3:30 pm Hip-Hop II ages 11 – teen

Coyaba Youth Academy Classes Winter / Spring 2015
January 10 – May 31 (20 week session)
(No classes: April 4, April 13 – 17)

Saturday
10:00 – 10:45 am West African ages 3 – 6
10:45 – 11:30 am West African ages 7 – 13
11:45 am – 12:45 pm West African ages teen

 

Class Fees

Kids on the Move:
1 class per semester: $320 / $288 Members
2 classes per semester*: $540 / $486 Members
3 classes per semester*: $780 / $702 Members
(Tuition includes production fee for NEXTgeneration Showcase on May 2.)

Dance Place Members receive a 10% discount on all Kids on the Move classes*. Join Today! Call 202-269-1600 or visit danceplace.org/donate.

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*Use the codes 2CLASSES and 3CLASSES to receive multi-class discount when registering online. Multi-class and Dance Place Member discounts are not applicable to Coyaba Youth Academy Classes.

Coyaba Youth Academy:
20 week combined semester: $450

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(Multi-class and Dance Place Member discounts are not applicable to Coyaba Youth Academy Classes.)

Class Descriptions

Ballet / Tap and Ballet / Modern:
Beginner’s classes that give students a technical foundation and the basics of ballet, tap and modern dance forms. (Attire: leotard, tights, ballet and tap shoes)

Creative Movement:
A pre-schooler’s introduction to dance. Rhythm and movement games teach students new ways to express themselves. Students learn basic dance elements and vocabulary, space, time and body awareness, as well as dance class etiquette. (Attire: shorts or sweatpants, t-shirt)

Hip-Hop:
Students learn techniques including popping, locking and house elements and have opportunities to work on their own freestyle abilities. This class builds strength, stamina and style through contemporary hip hop movement. (Attire: sweatpants, t-shirt, sneakers)

Jazz:
Jazz is an upbeat, stylish and versatile dance form. This technical class includes a strengthening warm up, across the
floor movements, leaps, turns and center combination work to fun and upbeat music. (Attire: footless stretch pants/tights, t-shirt/leotard and jazz shoes)

Mommy & Me:
This class is designed for students and one accompanying adult (Mom, Dad, Grandma, etc.) to dance together. Young students are introduced to a class structure, age appropriate stretches, coordination exercises and rhythm. This class encourages student expression while experiencing dance, music and imagination. (Attire: comfortable clothes for movement)

Step:
Learn rhythmic, precise percussive movement including body-slapping, hand-clapping and foot-stomping. (Attire: sweatpants, t-shirt and sneakers)

Tumbling:
Students focus on basic gymnastic movement and flexibility, working on mats and the mini-trampoline. (Attire: shorts or sweatpants, t-shirt)

West African (Kids on the Move and Coyaba Youth Academy):
These classes explore the richness of African Dance traditions from Guinea, Mali and Senegal. Classes emphasize the relationship between music and dance. Students learn the history and identity of the dances through movement, music and song. (Attire: shorts or sweatpants and t-shirt)

Photo: NEXTgeneration Showcase (c) Maggie Picard Photography