Kids Classes

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

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 Fall Semester
September 11 – December 9, 2017
(12 week session – Registration now closed)

Monday
4:30 – 5:30pm Hip-Hop / Step ages 6 – 8
5:30 – 6:30pm Jazz ages 9 – teen
Tuesday
4:30 – 5:30pm Tumbling I ages 4 – 6
4:30 – 5:30pm Ballet / Tap I ages 4 – 5
5:30 – 6:30pm Tumbling II ages 7 – 9
5:30 – 6:30pm Ballet / Modern ages 9 – teen
Wednesday
3:30 – 4:15pm Creative Movement ages 3 – 5
4:30 – 5:15pm Creative Movement ages 3 – 5
4:30 – 5:30pm Hip-Hop / Step ages 6 – 8
5:30 – 6:30pm Hip-Hop / Step ages 9 – teen
Thursday
10:30 – 11:15am Mommy & Me ages 18mos – 2.5
4:30 – 5:30pm Ballet / Tap I ages 4 – 5
4:30 – 5:30pm Tumbling I ages 4 – 6
5:30 – 6:30pm Ballet / Tap II A ages 6 – 7
6:30 – 7:30pm Ballet / Tap II B ages 8 – 9
Saturday
9:45 – 10:30am Mommy & Me ages 18mos – 2 1/2
10:30 – 11:30am Ballet / Tap I ages 4 – 5
11:30am – 12:30pm Ballet / Tap II ages 6 – 8
12:30 – 1:30pm Ballet / Tap III ages 9 – teen
1:30 – 2:30pm Hip-Hop I ages 8 – 10
2:30 – 3:30pm Hip-Hop II ages 11 – teen

Coyaba Youth Academy Classes Fall Semester
September 16 – December 2, 2017
(11 week session – Registration now closed)

Saturday
9:45 – 10:30am ages 3 – 4
10:30am – 11:15am ages 5 – 6
11:15am – 12:15pm ages 7 – 13
12:15 – 1:15pm teens

 

Kids on the Move Winter / Spring Semester
REGISTRATION OPEN: NOV 27

January 15 – May 19, 2018
(17 week session)
No class: March 26 – March 31

Includes NEXTGeneration Showcase recital!
Sunday, May 20 at 4pm at Hartke Theatre (Catholic University of America)

Monday
4:30 – 5:30pm Hip-Hop / Step ages 6 – 8
5:30 – 6:30pm Intro to Dance Making ages 9 – teen
Tuesday
4:30 – 5:30pm Tumbling I ages 4 – 6
4:30 – 5:30pm Ballet / Tap I ages 4 – 5
5:30 – 6:30pm Tumbling II ages 7 – 9
5:30 – 6:30pm Ballet / Modern ages 9 – teen
Wednesday
3:30 – 4:15pm Creative Movement A ages 3 – 5
4:30 – 5:15pm Creative Movement B ages 3 – 5
4:30 – 5:30pm Hip-Hop / Step ages 6 – 8
5:30 – 6:30pm Hip-Hop / Step ages 9 – teen
Thursday
10:30 – 11:15am Move with Me ages 18mos – 2.5yrs
4:30 – 5:30pm Ballet / Tap I ages 4 – 5
4:30 – 5:30pm Tumbling I ages 4 – 6
5:30 – 6:30pm Ballet / Tap II A ages 6 – 7
6:30 – 7:30pm Ballet / Tap II B ages 8 – 9
Saturday
9 – 9:45am Move with Me ages 18mos – 2.5yrs
9:45 – 10:30am Move with Me ages 18mos – 2.5yrs
10:30 – 11:30am Ballet / Tap I ages 4 – 5
11:30am – 12:30pm Ballet / Tap II ages 6 – 8
12:30 – 1:30pm Ballet / Tap III ages 9 – teen
1:30 – 2:30pm Hip-Hop ages 8 – 10
2:30 – 3:30pm Hip-Hop ages 11 – teen

Coyaba Youth Academy Classes Winter / Spring Semester
REGISTRATION OPEN: NOV 27

January 13 – June 2, 2018
(19 week session)

Saturday
9:45 – 10:30am ages 3 – 4
10:30am – 11:15am ages 5 – 6
11:15am – 12:15pm ages 7 – 12
12:15 – 1:15pm teens

Class Fees

Kids on the Move (Winter / Spring Semester, 17 weeks):

1 class per semester: $340 / $306 Members
2 classes per semester: $580 / $522 Members
3 classes per semester: $810 / $729 Members

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.

*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 Classes (Winter / Spring Semester, 19 weeks):

19 week semester: $450

Dance Place Membership and multi-class discounts are not available on Coyaba Youth Academy Classes.

 

Class Descriptions

Ballet / Tap and Ballet / Modern:

Beginner 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)

Hip-Hop / Step:
This class fuses Hip-Hop and Step together. Students are introduced to the precise rhythmic and percussive movement of Step, mixed with the popping, locking and house elements of Hip-Hop. (Attire: sweatpants, t-shirt, sneakers)

Move With Me:

This class is designed for students and one accompanying adult (Mom, Dad, Grandma, Nanny 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)

Tumbling:

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

Intro to Dance Making:

Expand your creativity and invest in your imagination by learning how to create dances from the ground up. Each week we’ll start with a thorough warm-up, followed by improvisational exercises, games and lessons in choreography. We’ll share what we make with our classmates each week and together, we’ll build a dance to be performed in our end-of-year NEXTgeneration Showcase. (Attire: comfortable clothes for movement)

West African (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)