As children enter the Youth Class curriculum, they begin to delve into dance technique while continuing to explore their creative voice and self-expression. Spanning the duration of an academic school year, classes are designed to progressively build a foundation of skill over time, and introduce students to the discipline and rewards of dance training. Youth Classes require academic year-long enrollment.

Youth Class Schedule
Youth Classes require academic year-long enrollment 
Enrollment begins on August 1, 2022

Fall Session
September 10-December 16, 2022
(No classes 11/21-27, 2022, Fall Break) 

Spring Session
January 7-May 12, 2023
(No classes 4/3-9, 2023, Spring Break)

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

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

  • Pre-Ballet (Ages 7-8)

    Introducing students to ballet concepts and vocabulary, this class develops confidence, coordination, and movement creativity. Students explore musicality and body awareness, where an appreciation for this dance form is fostered.

    This class culminates in the May Showcase, May 6, 2023

    Saturday, 9:30-10:30
    Tuition: $630

  • Youth Intro to Technique (Ballet/Contemporary)

    Designed for students new to dance, this class offers a foundational understanding of ballet and/or contemporary technique. Students learn the fundamentals of the dance form, while also delving into sequencing, terminology, and dance etiquette.

    Youth Intro to Ballet
    Sunday, 10:00-11:15
    Tuition: $660

    Youth Intro to Contemporary A
    Tuesday, 4:30-5:45
    Tuition: $660

    Youth Intro to Contemporary B
    Sunday, 11:30-12:45
    Tuition: $660

  • Youth Contemporary I-III (Ages 8-12)

    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.

    Ages 8-9
    Youth Contemporary I
    Thursday, 4:30-5:30
    Tuition: $630

    Ages 9-11
    Youth Contemporary II*
    Tuesday/Thursday, 4:30-5:45
    Tuition: $1,320

    Ages 11-12
    Youth Contemporary III*
    Tuesday/Thursday, 4:30-5:45
    Tuition: $1,320

    * By placement only.
     

  • Ballet I-III (Ages 8-13)

    The ballet curriculum prioritizes a healthy, body-positive approach to ballet study with emphasis on alignment, strength, and the cultivation of solid technique. Pre-pointe technique begins in Ballet III. Students enrolled in Ballet II and III are automatically enrolled in Dance Around the World.

    Ages 8-9
    Ballet I
    Saturday, 10:45-12:00
    Tuition: $660

    Ages 9-11
    Ballet II**
    Monday/Wednesday, 4:30-5:45
    Tuition: $1,728

    Ages 9-13
    Ballet III**
    Monday/Friday, 4:30-5:45,
    Wednesday, 4:30-6:00
    Tuition: $2,349

    ** Required to take Dance Around the World, which is included in the tuition.

  • Dance Around the World (Ballet II/III)

    This class offers exposure to dance forms from around the world, which have previously included Afro-Brazilian, Kathak, Flamenco, Cuban Salsa, Chinese dance, Bollywood, and more. Material learned in these classes will be used to create choreography while also providing students with an understanding of the origins and cultural context of each dance form. This class is incorporated into the curriculum for all students enrolled in Ballet II and III.

    This class culminates in the May Showcase, May 6, 2023

    Monday, 6:00-6:45
    Price included in the tuition for Ballet II & III

  • Tap (Ages 7 and up)

    Youth Tap I (Ages 7 & up)*
    Youth Tap II (Ages 8 & up)*
    Tap III (Ages 12 & up)*

    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.

    This class culminates in the May Showcase, May 6, 2023

    Youth Tap I
    Sunday, 9:30-10:15
    Tuition: $600

    Youth Tap II
    Sunday, 10:30-11:30
    Tuition: $630

    Tap III
    Saturday, 11:15-12:15
    Tuition: $630

  • Youth Hip Hop I-IV (Ages 8-12)

    The hip hop curriculum encompasses various techniques and street styles, including poplocking, breaking, and freestyling in the cypher. Movement phrases learned in class are used to create choreography in a noncompetitive environment where students develop movement quality, musicality, and expressive personal style.

    This class culminates in the May Showcase, May 6, 2023

    Ages 8-11
    Youth Hip Hop IA
    Saturday, 9:00-10:00
    Tuition: $630

    Ages 8-11
    Youth Hip Hop IB
    Sunday, 12:00-1:00
    Tuition: $630

    Ages 9-12
    Youth Hip Hop II
    Tuesday, 6:00-7:00
    Tuition: $630

  • Youth Boys’ Class (Ages 7-9)

    This class offers an engaging introduction to various dance forms, including contemporary, hip hop, and creative movement, with an emphasis on physicality and dynamic movement. Themes include coordination, spatial awareness, athleticism, ensemble work, and improvisation.

    This class culminates in the May Showcase, May 6, 2023

    Sunday, 10:45-11:45
    Tuition: $630

  • Step Onstage Group A (Ages 8-9) & Group B (Ages 10-13)

    Join this class to be part of the cast of a fully-produced show in the ODC Theater. Class time is dedicated to the creation and rehearsal of choreography to be performed at the December Showcase, and at the end of the session in May. Stage presence, artistic expression, and performance skills are cultivated through participation in this class. Students must be enrolled in another ODC Youth & Teen Program technique class to join Step Onstage. Strict rehearsal and class attendance is required. Please see the Performance Opportunities page for more information.

    Step Onstage A***
    Thursday, 5:45-6:45
    Tuition: $730

    Step Onstage B***
    Thursday, 5:45-7:45
    Tuition: $850

    *** Student must be enrolled in an additional class to register for Step Onstage.

 

Age

Class

Day

Time

Tuition

7-8

Pre-Ballet

Saturday

9:30-10:30

$630

7-9

Youth Boys Class

Sunday

10:45-11:45

$630

7 & up

Youth Tap I

Sunday

9:30-10:15

$600

8-9

Ballet I

Saturday

10:45-12:00

$660

8-9

Youth Contemporary I

Thursday

4:30-5:30

$630

8-9

Step Onstage A***

Thursday

5:45-6:45

$730

8-11

Youth Hip Hop A

Saturday

9:00-10:00

$630

8-11

Youth Hip Hop B

Sunday

12:00-1:00

$630

8 & up

Youth Tap II

Sunday

10:30-11:30

$630

9-11

Youth Contemporary II*

Tuesday/Thursday

4:30-5:45

$1,320

9-11

Ballet II**

Monday/Wednesday

4:30-5:45

$1,728

9-12

Youth Hip Hop II

Tuesday

6:00-7:00

$630

9-13

Ballet III**

Monday/Friday, Wednesday

4:30-5:45, 4:30-6PM

$2,349

9-13

Dance Around the World

Monday

6:00-6:45

Included in tuition for Ballet II & III

10-12

Youth Intro to Ballet

Sunday

10:00-11:15

$660

10-12

Youth Intro to Contemporary A

Tuesday

4:30-5:45

$660

10-12

Youth Intro to Contemporary B

Sunday

11:30-12:45

$660

10-12

Step Onstage B***

Thursday

5:45-7:45

$850

11-12

Youth Contemporary III*

Tuesday/Thursday

4:30-5:45

$1,320

12 & up

Tap III

Saturday

11:15-12:15

$630

12 & up

Tap Performance

Saturday

12:30-1:30

$630

* By placement only.

** Required to take Dance Around the World, which is included in the tuition.

***Student must be enrolled in an additional class to register for Step Onstage.

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