Spring 2019 Registration Now Open

Our Spring Session of the ODC Youth & Teen Program offers seventeen consecutive weeks of classes from January 12 to May 10, 2019. While most of our classes start in September with the academic school year, our Young Creative curriculum, for dancers ages 2 to 7, offers the opportunity to join us for a January start! A selected group of Spring Youth Classes is also starting this January for ages 8 to 12.

Depending on availability and the dancer's level of prior dance experience, some other classes may also be available on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Youth & Teen Program staff for details. 

For complete information about our ODC Youth & Teen Program, and our full academic school year and classes, click here

To register, please contact ODC Youth & Teen Program staff at (415) 549-8520 or registration@odc.dance.

  

Young Creative Classes

Our Young Creative curriculum offers young children an opportunity to experience movement that is age appropriate and complementary to their development. All classes encourage individual expression within a nurturing and structured framework. Children learn to socialize, dance together, and most of all, have fun!

Spring: January 12 - May 10, 2019 (No breaks or holidays during the Spring Session)

  • Ages 2-3

    Little Rabbits
    Hop! Run! Clap! Sing! Parents and caregivers participate alongside their children in this creative movement and music class designed to provide a fun, first experience in a dance studio setting

    Schedule:
    Little Rabbits A | Mon 9:30–10:15 AM
    Little Rabbits B | Fri 9:30–10:15 AM
    Little Rabbits C | Sat 9:30–10:15 AM
    Little Rabbits D | Sun 9:45–10:30 AM

    Tuition
    Spring (17 Weeks) | $323

    To register, please contact ODC Youth & Teen Program staff at (415) 549-8520 or registration@odc.dance.
  • Ages 3-4

    Little Rabbits
    Hop! Run! Clap! Sing! Parents and caregivers participate alongside their children in this creative movement and music class designed to provide a fun, first experience in a dance studio setting

    Schedule:
    Little Rabbits E | Sun 10:35–11:20 AM

    Tuition
    Spring (17 Weeks) | $323

    Morning Moves
    Blending movement, music, and rhythm, this class introduces students to creative dance. Students develop coordination and confidence by expressing themselves in new ways, and begin to learn how to take direction within the context of a dance class

    Schedule:
    Morning Moves A | Sat 9:00–10:00 AM
    Morning Moves B | Sun 9:30–10:30 AM
    Morning Moves C | Sun 9:15–10:15 AM
    Morning Moves D | Sun 10:15–11:15 AM

    Tuition
    Spring (17 Weeks) | $340

    To register, please contact ODC Youth & Teen Program staff at (415) 549-8520 or registration@odc.dance
  • Ages 4-5

    Junior Ballet Movers, & Junior Contemporary Movers
    Students build on existing skills and are introduced to the basics of contemporary and ballet dance forms. Taught by professionals in either contemporary or ballet, students experience creative learning through working in groups, rhythm and musicality training, and the sheer joy of dance. These classes prepare the student for future dance technique training, while engaging the individual and igniting the creative process.

    Schedule:
    Junior Contemporary Movers A | Fri 4:15–5:15 PM
    Junior Contemporary Movers B | Sat 11:00–12:00 PM
    Junior Ballet Movers A | Sat 11:00–12:00 PM
    Junior Ballet Movers B | Sun 10:45–11:45 AM

    Tuition
    Spring (17 Weeks) | $340

    To register, please contact ODC Youth & Teen Program staff at (415) 549-8520 or registration@odc.dance.
  • Ages 5-6

    Junior Ballet Movers, & Junior Contemporary Movers
    Students build on existing skills and are introduced to the basics of contemporary and ballet dance forms. Taught by professionals in either contemporary or ballet, students experience creative learning through working in groups, rhythm and musicality training, and the sheer joy of dance. These classes prepare the student for future dance technique training, while engaging the individual and igniting the creative process.

    Schedule:
    Junior Contemporary Movers C | Sun 9:00–10:00 AM
    Junior Ballet Movers C | Sun 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Junior Ballet Movers D | Sun 12:00–1:00 PM

    Tuition
    Spring (17 Weeks) | $340

    To register, please contact ODC Youth & Teen Program staff at (415) 549-8520 or registration@odc.dance.
  • Ages 6-7

    Kid Dance*:
    Basic motor skills of the student (walking, jumping, skipping, stillness, and gesture) are expanded upon in this class to emphasize rhythm, spatial awareness, movement quality, moving to music, and dancing in groups. Kid Dance lays the foundation for future technique classes, while further immersing students in a dynamic dance experience.

    Schedule:
    Kid Dance A | Fri 5:15–6:15 PM
    Kid Dance B | Sat 10:00–11:00 AM

    Welcome to Hip Hop*
    This high-energy class will fuse hip hop and creative movement while exposing the student to dance fundamentals: rhythm, musicality, spatial awareness, coordination, ensemble spirit, and the unique attitude of the hip hop dance form.

    Schedule:
    Welcome to Hip Hop | Sat 10:15–11:15 AM

    Junior Tap Movers*
    Students learn the basics of tap technique through the embodiment of precise musicality and rhythm. This introductory class emphasizes the joyful and exuberant nature of this particular dance form, while cultivating skills in coordination, weight shift, and balance

    Schedule:
    Junior Tap Movers | Sun 9:00–10:00 AM

    Tuition
    Fall (13 Weeks) | $260
    Spring (17 Weeks) | $340
    Year-Long Enrollment (30 Weeks) | $575

    *These classes culminate in the May Showcase, May 11, 2019

    To register, please contact ODC Youth & Teen Program staff at (415) 549-8520 or registration@odc.dance.

   

New Spring Youth Classes

As children enter the Youth Class curriculum, they begin to delve into dance technique while continuing to explore their creative voice and self-expression. Classes in our 17-week Spring Session are designed to progressively build a foundation of skill, and introduce students to the discipline and rewards of dance training.

Youth classes require academic year-long enrollment.

Spring: January 12 - May 10, 2019 (No breaks or holidays during the Spring Session)

  • Ages 8-11

    Spring: Youth Hip Hop
    This high-energy class will fuse different hip hop techniques including pop-locking and freestyling. Movement phrases learned in class are used to create choreography in a noncompetitive environment suitable for all levels. Class will culminate in a performance in May.

    Schedule:
    Youth Hip Hop | Thu 4:15–5:15 PM

    Tuition
    Spring (17 Weeks) | $340
    To register, please contact ODC Youth & Teen Program staff at (415) 549-8520 or registration@odc.dance.

  • Ages 10-12

    Spring: Youth Intro to Contemporary
    A well-rounded introduction to contemporary dance for absolute beginners. This class is structured to provide the fundamentals of contemporary technique while also focusing on creative expression, improvisation, and composition.

    Schedule:
    Youth Intro to Contemporary | Fri 4:15–5:45 PM

    Tuition
    Spring (17 Weeks) | $360

    Spring: Contemporary Boys Class
    This class will offer an introduction to contemporary dance technique with influences of dynamic urban dance styles. Students will focus on movement exploration, spatial awareness, athleticism, ensemble spirit, and performance skills.

    Schedule:
    Spring: Contemporary Boys Class | Sun 9–10 AM

    Tuition
    Spring (17 Weeks) | $340
    To register, please contact ODC Youth & Teen Program staff at (415) 549-8520 or registration@odc.dance

  

School Policies

  • Registration Information

    Registration is conducted on a first come, first served basis.
    Please register early, as many classes fill up.
    A $30 registration fee is charged at the time of enrollment.
    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 performance classes, do not qualify for discounts.
    To register, please contact the ODC Youth & Teen Program administrative staff directly at registration@odc.dance or call (415) 549-8520

  • Absences

    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 registration@odc.dance.

    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.

    Ballet:
    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

    Pre-Ballet: pastels

    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.

  • Placements

    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, 2019 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 20, 2018. 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 scholarships@odc.dance

    Deadline for scholarship application submission: August 10, 2018

  • 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 registration@odc.dance