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.

Fall: September 12–December 18, 2020 (No classes Fall Break week: 11/23–29)
Spring: January 9–May 14, 2021 (No classes on Spring Break week: 3/29-4/4)

To register, please contact ODC Youth & Teen Program staff at registration@odc.dance, or register online here. A $30 Beyond the Classroom Registration Fee is charged at the time of enrollment to all students to provide additional opportunities to cultivate the complete dancer. If registering online, please add the $30 Beyond the Classroom Registration Free from the "Products" tab at checkout.

  • Complete Dancer Track | Ages 13-18

    For students looking for an immersive and broad dance experience, please consider our Complete Dancer Track.

    It consists of a special Friday class with different enriching subjects throughout the year, including composition, dance history, world dance, hip hop, dance for camera, and more. The Complete Dancer Track is open to students who train in more than one dance style and is recommended for dancers looking to join our teen dance companies in the future, The Jam, and Seeds. Enrollment in the Step Onscreen, and/or Ballet Performance classes is highly encouraged for further performance experience. No audition required.

  • Contemporary | Ages 13-18

    Teen Contemporary I-III | Ages 13-18
    Contemporary technique emphasizes athletic movement, full use of the body, expansive use of space, alignment, articulation of the joints and muscles, momentum, weight, and gesture. Each student is encouraged to move with maximum joy and expression. Contemporary classes are challenging, inspiring, and artistically engaging.

    Teen Contemporary I | Wed 5:45–7:00 PM

    Tutition: Year-Long Enrollment (30 Weeks) | $600

    Teen Contemporary II | Tue/Thu 4:15–5:30 PM
    Teen Contemporary III | Tue/Thu 4:15-5:30 PM

    Tuition: Year-Long Enrollment (30 Weeks) | $1,200

    Dance Jam, ODC's Teen Contemporary Dance Company (Ages 13-18) Learn More
    Audition on September 1

  • Ballet | Ages 13-18

    Teen Ballet I | 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 | Mon 5:45–7:00 PM

    Tuition: $600

    Teen Ballet II | 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 II | Mon/Wed 5:45–7:00 PM

    Tuition: Year-Long Enrollment (30 Weeks) | $1,200

    Ballet III | Ages 9-13
    Ballet classes in our program emphasize a healthy body alignment to create a strong, elegant, and injury-free technique. Using body awareness, students work on strength, flexibility, focus, and musicality, as well as the cultivation of a positive body image and the mastery of technique. Ballet III students are required to take Dance Around the World, which is included in the tuition.

    Ballet III | Mon/Wed/Fri 4:15–5:30 PM
    Dance Around the World | Mon 5:45-6:30 PM

    Tuition: Year-Long Enrollment (30 Weeks) | $2,160

    Ballet IV-VI | 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.

    Ballet IV | Mon/Wed/Fri 4:15–5:30 PM
    Ballet V | Mon/Wed/Fri 4:15–5:30 PM

    Tuition: Year-Long Enrollment (30 Weeks) | $1,800

    Ballet Performance | Ages 13-18
    Ballet's long tradition is rich in a history that guides its performing aesthetic of today. In this weekly class, we will play with ideas from the past as well as acting improvisation exercises to help develop an ownership of a classical ballet presence onstage. Special attention will be on how to access the body to bring an emotional depth and spirit to the performance quality of the aspiring classical ballet dancer. Students will learn traditional repertoire, new choreography and be encouraged to play with finding their own choreographic voices. This class is open to all ballet students enrolled in Ballet 3 (2nd year) and higher.

    Ballet Performance | Wed 5:45–7:15 PM

    Tuition: Year-Long Enrollment (30 Weeks) | $700

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

  • Hip Hop | Ages 13-18

    Teen Hip Hop I-II | 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 | Sat 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
    Teen Hip Hop II | Sat 12:30-1:30 PM
    Teen Hip Hop III | Sun 11:00-12:00 PM

    Prorated Tuition: Year-Long Enrollment (26 Weeks) | $520

    Seeds, ODC’s Teen Hip Hop Dance Company (Ages 13-18) Learn More

    Audition Prep Workshop & Info Session
    September 23, 6:00 -7:30 PM
    FREE

    Audition Date
    October 2, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
    FREE

  • Tap | Ages 13-18

    Teen Tap I-II | Ages 13-18
    Our Teen Tap curriculum focuses on the development of technique with an emphasis on musicality, rhythm, coordination, weight shift, and balance. Students work on fundamental skill-building material, as well as inventive choreographies.

    Teen Tap I | Fri 4:15-5:00 PM
    Teen Tap II | Fri 5:15-6:00 PM

    Prorated Tuition: Year-Long Enrollment (26 Weeks) | $520

    Teen Tap III | Ages 13-18
    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.

    Teen Tap III | 11:00-11:45 AM

    Tuition: Year-Long Enrollment (30 Weeks) | $600

    To register or to be put in the  interest list of Tap III, please contact ODC Youth & Teen Program staff at registration@odc.dance

    A $30 Beyond the Classroom Registration Fee is charged at the time of enrollment to all students to provide additional opportunities to cultivate the complete dancer.

  • Teen Companies: Seeds (Hip-Hop) & Dance Jam (Contemporary) | Ages 13-18

    Seeds, ODC’s Teen Hip Hop Dance Company (Ages 13-18) Learn More

    Audition Prep Workshop & Info Session
    September 23, 6:00 -7:30 PM
    FREE

    Audition Date
    October 2, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
    FREE

    Under the leadership of Amber Julian, George Cheng, Poko Devis, and Rama Hall, Seeds offers students the opportunity to delve deep into hip hop dance training, improvisation, and performance. Styles include popping, house, classic hip hop, waacking, and other street genres. With an emphasis on originality, this teen company teaches students how to move with confidence and passion, while also exploring the socio-cultural components of hip hop through dedicated discussions and enrichment. Two years of experience in hip hop dance is recommended. Strict rehearsal and class attendance is required. Culminating project to be announced.

     

    Dance Jam, ODC's Teen Contemporary Dance Company (Ages 13-18) Learn More
    Audition on September 1st

    Under the leadership of Kimi Okada and D. Montalvo, the teen contemporary dance company continues online with exciting new 2020-21 programming adapted for online learning. Members of the Dance Jam perform work by the choreographers of our professional company, ODC/Dance (Brenda Way, KT Nelson, and Kimi Okada), as well as renowned guest choreographers who have included; Katie Faulkner, Robert Dekkers, D. Montalvo, Chuck Wilt, Erica Chong Shuch, and Scott Wells.

    Members of the Dance Jam are challenged with the creation of new works for film and the complexities of training in multiple dance techniques. They engage in dance mentorship with other students in the Youth & Teen Program and are offered the unique experience of working with ODC/Dance, the professional parent company. With guidance from ODC staff, the Dance Jam produces their annual home season (online in 2021!), expanding their skill set and understanding of work within a professional dance company. The Jam will hold special programming between the Fall and Spring Sessions (January 4, 2020 – January 8, 2021).