ODC School Youth & Teen Program
September 12, 2020 - May 14, 2021
Enrollment for classes starts on August 10
The Online Fall Session starts on September 12
The ODC Youth & Teen Program provides students from 2 to 18 years old the opportunity to experience dance in a context that values the individual and the creative process. The program is dedicated to high-quality technical training within a non-competitive environment and offers access to many forms of dance.
Our curriculum caters to each student's strengths and is designed to encourage creative expression and a positive body image. The program exposes and connects students to ODC/Dance, a world-class modern dance company; ODC Theater, a presenter of cutting-edge dance, theater and music; and ODC School's adult program, to offer myriad multicultural dance opportunities. It is a nurturing, exciting and dynamic setting for students who seek either sheer enjoyment or a career in dance
2020-2021 Online Class Schedules
The 2020/21 school year puts together a collection of the best our program can offer online, keeping young dancers engaged in technique and the joy of movement, helping them maintain a connection with their bodies while dancing from home and with their community and environment in the world we’re living in.
To register, please contact ODC Youth & Teen Program staff at email@example.com.
Para obtener información a cerca del programa de niños y jóvenes de la escuela ODC, incluyendo información sobre solicitudes de becas, por favor envíe un email a firstname.lastname@example.org
Para la solicitud de beca en español haga click aquí.
- Registration Information
ODC is dedicated to the lifecycle of the artistic process and aims to inspire audiences, cultivate artists, engage community, and foster diversity and inclusion through dance. ODC believes that just as the benefits of a dance class exten beyond the classroom, so does the learning. A $50 Beyond the Classroom Registration Fee is charged at the time of enrollment to all students to provide additional opportunities to cultivate the complete dancer. This fee not only helps cover administrative costs, but includes a ticket to select ODC productions. It helps us provide teacher training sessions and school open house days. Depending on the student's class and level, this fee will also help cover in-house field trips, student evaluations, props and materials for classroom use, production costs for performance opportunities, added rehearsals, and special programming throughout the school year. Details on ticket redemption will be released at the beginning of the school year. Some classes qualify for a 10% tuition discount, which is available to students taking multiple classes in a session or siblings who are enrolling simultaneously. Classes with built-in discounts, as well as performances classes, do not qualify for discounts. Registration is conducted on a first come, first served basis. Please register early, as many classes fill up.
To register, please contact the ODC Youth & Teen Program administrative staff directly at email@example.com or call (415) 549-8520
Class attendance is crucial for a successful experience at ODC School.
To report an absence, please leave a voicemail with our absence line by calling (415) 863- 0481, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If an extenuating circumstance, injury, or sensitive personal matter arises, please contact the ODC School Youth & Teen Program administrative staff directly
- Payment Plans
For classes that require academic year-long enrollment, the ODC Youth & Teen Program offers two types of payment plans. A current credit card must be provided and stored on-file in order to participate.
Two-Payment Plan: first payment due at time of registration, second payment due January 15, 2019 (5% service fee added to tuition).
Eight-Payment Plan: first payment due at time of registration, following seven payments automatically charged on the 15th of every month from October, 2018 through April, 2019 (10% service fee added to tuition).
- Refunds & Mid-Year Withdrawal
There are no refunds. Please select classes carefully! If a student becomes ill, injured, or is otherwise unable to remain in the program, an online withdrawal form must be completed. The remaining tuition amount will be credited to your ODC account for future use.
- Trial Classes
Prospective students may do a trial class at the beginning of the Fall or Spring Sessions. Trial classes are subject to availability and must be arranged with ODC School staff in advance. The $25 trial class fee is applied toward tuition cost should the student enroll fully.
- Parent Observation
In-class parent observations are only available on designated days, which are scheduled in advance by ODC staff and faculty. Observations are announced via email notification in the weeks prior to the set date for each class, and usually take place toward the end of the Fall and Spring sessions
- Dress Code
Young Creative: Form-fitting clothing and bare feet. No jeans or tutus. Jr. Tap Movers requires tap shoes; Welcome to Hip Hop requires sneakers (sneakers must be reserved for studio use only in order to protect our floors from dirt)
Contemporary: Form-fitting clothing that shows the body– solid color leggings with a solid color leotard or tank top. Classes are taken barefoot. Further instruction on the preferred attire will be given by the teacher at the start of the session.
Pink convertible tights with solid color leotard based on the student’s level. Ballet slippers.
Or, white, black, or solid color t-shirt/tank top based on the student’s level. Black, gray, flesh-tone tights, or leggings. Ballet slippers.
Youth Intro to Technique, Teen Intro to Technique, and Teen Ballet II: black
Ballet IA, IB & IC: pink
Ballet II: light blue
Ballet III: dark blue
Ballet IV: green
Ballet V: red or purple
Ballet VI: classic leotard in any solid color
Further instruction on the preferred attire will be given by the teacher at the start of the session.
All Other Classes: Form-fitting clothing. No skirts, jeans, or baggy clothing. Sneakers for Hip Hop (sneakers must be reserved for studio use only in order to protect our floors from dirt). Tap shoes for Tap classes. Dance Around the World will have specific requests according to the style being studied. Details will be announced by the teacher during class.
If you have questions about the dress code, please contact Youth & Teen Program staff.
For students of ballet and/or contemporary who are enrolled in the year-long program (ages 8+), instructors will decide upon individual student placement for the following year. The placement decision will be available starting June 1, 2020 and can be obtained by calling or emailing the school office.
All placement decisions are made at the discretion and professional opinion of faculty, and take into account the best interest and progression of the student.
- Prospective Students
For prospective students (ages 8+) with prior experience in ballet and/or contemporary who wish to continue their training with the ODC Youth & Teen Program, a placement class is required. Students must pre-register for the placement class, August 21, 2019. The fee for the placement class is $25. Prospective students under the age of 8 may select their class based on age and interest, regardless of prior dance experience. Variety classes (hip hop, tap, Dance Around the World) can be selected according to age and interest.
- Policy of Inclusion
ODC staff and faculty instill a culture of inclusion and kindness in the studio from the very start of the session. The ODC Youth & Teen Program has a zero-tolerance policy pertaining to bullying or exclusion of any kind.
- Student Conduct
Students are expected to attend all classes and are strongly encouraged to participate in showcase performances. Students must arrive promptly for class, wearing proper attire, and be prepared, respectful, and eager to learn. Any form of inappropriate behavior will jeopardize participation in the Youth & Teen Program.
- Scholarship Information
Scholarship application can be found here | Para la solicitud de beca en español haga click aquí
Scholarships are awarded to students based on financial need, motivation, and potential. Scholarships are available to students (ages 8+) who seek to enroll for the academic year-long program. Scholarship students are held to a high expectation of commitment, attendance, and behavior. Inconsistent attendance or inappropriate behavior will jeopardize a student’s scholarship status. Scholarship information and applications are available on our website or by contacting email@example.com
Deadline for scholarship application submission: Fall, August 15, 2019 | Summer, May 15, 2020
- Información en español
Para obtener información sobre el programa de niños y jóvenes de ODC, incluyendo solicitudes de becas, por favor llame al (415) 549-8520 o envíe un email a firstname.lastname@example.org