With options for absolute beginners and aspiring professional dancers alike, the Teen Class curriculum offers a wide range of classes that span over the course of an academic year. Teens are immersed in the dance environment of ODC, where they learn to cultivate technical training as well as artistry. Teen Classes require academic year-long enrollment.

Teen Schedule


Spring
January 8-May 13, 2022
(No classes 4/11-17, 2022, Spring Break)

* Proof of full vaccination required for all in-person students ages 5+

To register, please contact ODC Youth & Teen Program staff at registration@odc.dance

  • Contemporary | Ages 13-18

    The contemporary curriculum addresses full use of the body, expansive use of space, articulation, momentum, gravity, and gesture across all levels. Students explore new pathways of movement, with an emphasis on improvisation, composition, and creative expression.

    Teen Contemporary I
    Wednesday, 6:00-7:15 PM PT
    Tuition | $660

    Teen Contemporary II*
    Tuesday/Thursday, 4:30-5:45 PM PT
    Tuition | $1,320

    Teen Contemporary III
    Tuesday/Thursday, 4:30-6:00 PM PT
    Tuition | $1,380

    Teen Contemporary IV*
    Tuesday/Thursday, 4:30-6:00 PM PT
    Tuition | $1,380

    * By placement only

  • Ballet | Ages 13-18

    The ballet curriculum of ODC’s Youth & Teen Program prioritizes a healthy, body-positive, injury-free technique cultivated through alignment, strength, flexibility, and focus. Students are encouraged to develop a mastery of technique, informed by somatic awareness and enjoyment. Pointe technique is introduced to students as recommended by ballet faculty.

    Teen Ballet I
    Monday, 6:00-7:15 PM PT
    Tuition | $660

    Teen Ballet II*
    Monday, 6:45-8:00 PM PT; Wednesday 6:15-7:30 PM PT
    Tuition | $1,320

    Teen Ballet III***(Ages 9-13)
    Monday/Friday, 4:30-5:45 PM PT
    Wednesday, 4:30-6:00 PM PT
    Tuition | $2,349

    Teen Ballet IV*
    Monday/Friday, 4:30-6:30 PM PT
    Wednesday, 4:30-6:00 PM PT
    Tuition | $2,190

    Teen Ballet V*
    Monday/Friday, 4:30-6:30 PM PT
    Wednesday, 4:30-6:00 PM PT
    Tuition | $2,190

    Teen Ballet VI*
    Monday/Friday, 4:30-6:30 PM PT
    Wednesday, 4:30-6:00 PM PT
    Tuition | $2,190

    Ballet Performance***
    Friday, 6:45-8:00 PM PT
    Tuition | $660

    This class is recommended for dancers in Ballet III (second year)-VI who wish to build ballet technique while enhancing their performance skills. Both classical repertory and new choreography will be taught. Strict attendance is required. Please see the Performance Opportunities for more information. Additional rehearsals may be scheduled in Fall and Spring terms.

    * By placement only
    *** Student must be enrolled in Ballet III (second year) - VI to enroll into this class.

  • Hip Hop | Ages 13-18

    These physically-charged classes incorporate various street styles, including pop-locking, breaking, and freestyling. Students develop movement quality and musicality, while also exploring improvisation and group collaboration. Level I is recommended for beginners.

    Teen Hip Hop I
    Saturday, 11:15-12:15 PM PT
    Tuition | $630

  • Tap | Ages 12-18

    This percussive dance form emphasizes musicality through keen listening and the embodiment of rhythm. Students explore coordination, precision of movement, weight shift, balance, and choreography, while also enjoying the physicality and exuberance embodied in this dance form.

    Teen Tap I
    Friday, 4:30-5:30 PM PT
    Tuition | $630

    Teen Tap II*
    Friday, 5:45-6:45 PM PT
    Tuition | $630

    Tap III*
    Saturday, 11:15-12:15 PM PT
    Tuition | $630

    Tap Performance*
    Saturday, 12:30-1:30 PM PT
    Tuition | $630

    This intermediate/advanced tap class focuses on the creation and rehearsal of challenging and imaginative tap choreography. It explores various techniques such as soft-shoe sand dance, percussive dance with objects, and spitfire driving tap sequences. Please see Performance Opportunities for more information.

    * By placement only
     
  • Step Onstage Group C | Ages 14-18

    Step Onstage Group C
    Tuesday, 6:15-8:00 PM PT
    Tuition | $820

    Join this brand new, fully produced show with costumes, props, lively music, and lighting. Class time is dedicated to the creation and rehearsal of choreography to be performed December 12, 2021 and May 14-16, 2022. Please see the Performance Opportunities page for more information.

    *These classes culminate in the May Showcase, May 7, 2022
    **** Student must be enrolled in Teen Contemporary II-IV to enroll into this class
     
  • Teen Dance Lab & Company: Seeds (Hip-Hop) & Dance Jam (Contemporary) | Ages 13-18

    Seeds, ODC’s Teen Hip Hop Dance Lab (Ages 13-18) Audition required on September 1, 2021

    Join Seeds, ODC’s Teen Hip Hop Dance Lab, which offers students the opportunity to delve deep into hip hop dance training, culture, and performance. Styles include popping, house, classic hip hop, waacking, and other street genres. With an emphasis on performance quality and originality, this teen company teaches students how to freestyle and perform choreography with confidence and passion. Two years of experience in hip hop dance is recommended to audition. Strict rehearsal and class attendance is required!

    Seeds Schedule & Cost
    Monday & Wednesday / 4:30-6:00 PM
    Tuition | $1,380 Registration Fee: $50 Total: $1,430


    Dance Jam (Ages 13–18)

    Under the leadership of School Director Kimi Okada and Dexandro Montalvo, the ODC teen contemporary dance company performs work by the choreographers of the professional company, ODC/Dance (Brenda Way, KT Nelson, and Kimi Okada), as well as renowned guest choreographers, including Dexandro Montalvo, Mia J. Chong, Amy Foley, Chuck Wilt, Katie Faulkner, Erica Chong Shuch, Robert Dekkers, and Scott Wells. Members of the Dance Jam are challenged with the creation of new works and the complexities of training in multiple dance techniques in a 5-day per week training schedule (see below). Throughout the year, students also engage in dance mentorship with other students in the Youth & Teen Program and areoffered the unique experience of working with ODC/Dance whenever possible. With guidance from ODC staff, the Dance Jam culminates in the production of an annual home season in Studio B, richly expanding their skill sets and understanding of work within a professional dance company.

    Please note, there will be additional rehearsals scheduled between the Fall and Spring Sessions (January 3, 2021-January 7, 2022). The Dance Jam will also perform in the December and May Showcases (December 12, 2021 and May 7, 2022) as well as the Step Onstage performances (May 14-16, 2022).

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