Young Dancers Program

Fall 2019 to Spring 2020

Youth Class Offerings

***In light of events pertaining to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Dance Loft on 14 will be closing our youth and adult classes, effective immediately, though March 31.***

 

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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!

 

 

Registration

 

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 by clicking on the button bellow with your child’s name and age. Please note there is a $25 Registration fee for new students

 

Register NOW

YOUTH CLASS SCHEDULE

 

Thursdays- Starting September 5th

5:30-6:30pm - Beginning Ballet I - 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

 

Sundays- for 4,5 & 6 Week Sessions

10-10:45am - Zumbini - age 0-4 - Yolanda Coppedge (Ms. YoYo)

 

Saturdays- Starting September 14th

11:15-12pm - Pre-Ballet I -age 3-4- Ava Delasanta

 

12-12:45pm - Pre-Ballet II -age 4.5-6 Ava Delasanta

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Performance Opportunities

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

Youth Program Costs

 

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:
Youth Program Costs

 

 

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 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!