Kids Classes

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

Registration Now Open for Kids on the Move Classes (Summer Semester)
Registration Now Closed for Coyaba Academy Classes. Fall 2016 Schedule will be up in late July.

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.

Kids on the Move Classes Summer Semester
June 20 – August 13, 2016 (8 week session)
No Class: Monday, July 4th

5 – 6 pm Hip-Hop / Step ages 6 – 8
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 / Tap I ages 4 – 5
4:30 – 5:15 pm Creative Movement ages 3 – 5
5:30 – 6:30 pm Hip-Hop / Step ages 9 – teen
4:30 – 5:30 pm Ballet / Tap I ages 4 – 5
4:30 – 5:30 pm Tumbling I ages 4 – 6
5:30 – 6:30 pm Ballet / Tap II ages 6 – 8
10:30 – 11:15 am Mommy & Me ages 18mos – 2 1/2
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Ballet / Tap II ages 6 – 8
12:30 – 1:30 pm Ballet / Tap III ages 9 – 12
1:30 – 2:30 pm Hip-Hop ages 9 – teen

Coyaba Youth Academy : No Summer Classes
Fall Semester: September 17 – December 10
(Registration Opens Late July)

Class Fees

Kids on the Move (Summer Semester, 8 weeks):

1 class per semester: $150 / $135 Members
2 classes per semester: $250 / $225 Members
3 classes per semester: $350 / $315 Members

Dance Place Members receive a 10% discount on all Kids on the Move classes*. Join Today! Call 202.269.1600 or visit

Registration for this Kids on the Move Semester Now Open!

*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.


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)

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 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)

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)

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