youth class schedule
Thursdays- Starting September 5th
6-7pm- Beginning Ballet I- age 6+ - Kimberly Thompson
Fridays- Starting September 6th
6:30-7:30pm- Boys Beginning Ballet I- age 6+ - Florian Rouiller
Sundays- for 4,5 & 6 Week Sessions
10-10:45am- Zumbini - age 0-4 - Yolanda Coppedge (Ms. YoYo)
Saturdays- Starting September 7th
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. The number of classes per season may increase as dancers progress in age and level, allowing for a steady continuation of study and an expansion into different class offerings.
Year-round 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.
Participation in regular dance classes has been known to promote self-esteem and confidence among students. Classes at Dance Loft on 14 are a great outlet for physical energy and provide a safe, creative and structured environment for experiential learning through movement-based activities.
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 George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker as well as contemporary works by regional and nationally acclaimed 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.
We are excited to report that this year’s tuition packages will support the many expanding aspects of the youth program. In the 2019-2020 season, our instructors offer classes at an increased level of rigor expanding beyond technical instruction to include the choreographic practice, casting, character development, and rehearsals necessary for the semester’s closing show. Our youth program packages are offered at unique rates based on the duration of participation, number of classes included, and final production costs (costumes, set design, promotion etc.) for the semester. Rather than requiring an upfront payment in full, we are offering a monthly tuition installment plan outlined below. Please note, we ask for each monthly payment by the fifteenth of the previous month.
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 complete the form at this link: Danceloft14.org/young-dancers-about
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. 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.
To register for Classes please complete the registration form below. Once the form is completed you will receive a waiver and payment authorization form to complete registration. Please contact Dance Loft on 14 with any questions at 202-621-3670.
We look forward to dancing with you and your children in the 2019-2020 season!