youth class schedule
Sundays- for 4,5 & 6 Week Sessions
10-10:45am- Zumbini - age 0-4 - Yolanda Coppedge (Ms. YoYo)
Thursdays- Starting September 5th
5:30-6:30pm- Beginning Ballet - age 6+ Kimberly Thompson
Fridays- Starting September 6th at College Park Arts Exchange
4-4:45pm- Pre-Ballet I - age 3-4 Kami McCracken
4:45-5:30pm- Pre-Ballet II - age 4.5-6 Kami McCracken
5:30-6:30pm- Beginning Ballet age 6+ Kami McCracken
Saturdays- Starting September 14th
1-2pm- Beginning Ballet -age 6+ Kami McCracken
Fall 2019 to Spring 2020
Youth Class Offerings
The Young Dancer Program at Dance Loft on 14 aims to instill a love for movement and the arts in young people. We believe that all children should have the chance to dance, and we provide a strong technical foundation and a nurturing environment where our students can thrive!
View our weekly schedule on the right, or view our calendar below.
*No previous dance experience is needed. Class level is determined by the age of your child.
To reserve your child’s place in the program, simply 1) Click on the class highlighted in blue and pay online, then 2) Fill out the form to the right with your child’s name and age.
Training from Renowned Dance Professionals
Dance Loft currently offers classes for young people ages 3 and up specializing in pre-ballet and beginning ballet. Our youth classes are offered at least once per week. These classes offer instruction on fundamental ballet skills in preparation for performances in bi-annual professional productions alongside members of the MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet Company and other local guest artists.
By participating in youth programming at Dance Loft on 14, your child will have the opportunity to learn from experienced teaching artists and choreographers who will ensure that developmentally appropriate instruction is exciting, challenging and fun! While we work to instill a love of dance, your child will gain meaningful experiences with collaboration, discipline, and creative expression.
This year we are offering students a capstone experience to perform in a professional production in the Dance Loft theater at the end of each semester. Productions will include scenes from classic ballets such as The Nutcracker as well as works by regional choreographers. By the program’s close, our students will have gained an understanding of how professional dance productions function, the many roles and ages of dancers involved, as well as the invaluable experience of skill-building, collaboration, and fun that makes dance a joy for all. The cost of fitted costumes and stage production are included in program tuition.
This year’s tuition packages cover all aspects of the youth program, from classes to the end-of-semester performance. We are offering a monthly tuition installment plan outlined below. *Please note there is a $25 registration fee not listed on the breakdown shown below. This cost is built in to the initial down payment.
For students brand new to Dance Loft on 14, we offer an introductory promotion to try a drop-in class prior to registering for the year. If your child is interested in trying out a drop-in class or registering for the year please email us.
Attire Recommendations and Requirements
Pre-Ballet students are recommended to wear their hair in a bun, with tights or white bobby socks, ballet slippers, and a camisole leotard—pink for Pre-Ballet I, lavender for Pre-Ballet II, and black for Beginning Ballet Students. Boys Beginning Ballet Students should wear black leggings, white T-Shirt, white bobby socks and black ballet slippers. Students who graduate to beginning ballet are required to adhere consistently to this dress code.
We recommend Footlights [www.dancefootlights.com] located in Silver Spring, MD for any dance wear related needs.
Footlights has provided us with an online store here: https://www.dancefootlights.com/custom/yourstudio-danceloft14
We look forward to dancing with you and your child in the 2019-2020 season!