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

Spring Session
January 15-May 22, 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

  • Ballet | Ages 7-13

    Pre-Ballet (Ages 7-8)
    Saturday, 9:00-10:00 AM PT

    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 7, 2022

    Tuition | $357

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


    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.

    Ballet I (Ages 8-9)
    Saturday, 10:15-11:30 AM PT
    Tuition | $374

    Ballet II** (Ages 9-11)
    Monday/Wednesday 4:30-5:45 PM PT
    Tuition | $979

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

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

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

  • Contemporary | Ages 8-12

    Youth Contemporary I-III (Ages 8-13)

    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.

    Youth Contemporary I (Ages 8-9)
    Thursday, 4:30-5:45 PM PT
    Tuition | $357

    Youth Contemporary II* (Ages 9-11)
    Tuesday/Thursday 4:30-5:45 PM PT
    Tuition | $748

    Youth Contemporary III* (Ages 11-13)
    Tuesday/Thursday 4:30-5:45 PM PT
    Tuition | $1,320

    * By placement only

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

  • Hip Hop | Ages 8-12

    Youth Hip Hop I (Ages 8-11)*

    The hip hop curriculum encompasses various techniques and street styles, including pop- locking, 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.

    Hip Hop I B (Ages 8-9)
    Saturday, 9:00-10:00 AM PT
    Tuition | $357

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

  • Tap | Ages 7-12

    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.

    Tap III* (Ages 12+)
    Saturday, 11:15 AM-12:15 PM PT
    Tuition | $630

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

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

  • Dance Around the World | Ages 9-13

    Dance Around the World (Ballet II/III Only)*
    Monday, 6:00-6:45 PM PT

    Tuition Included

    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.

    To register, please contact ODC Youth & Teen Program staff at registration@odc.dance
     
  • Step Onstage | Ages 8-13

    Group A * (Ages 8-9)
    Thursday, 6:00-7:45 PM PT
    Tuition | $730


    Group B * (Ages 10-13)
    Thursday, 6:00-7:45 PM PT
    Tuition | $850
     

    Still enrolling for January 2022! Join this class to be part of the cast and creation of a new fully-produced show in the ODC Theater. Class time is dedicated to the creation and rehearsal of choreography to be filmed in special outdoor shoots (exact Sunday dates TBA) and performed May 14-15, 2022. Stage and film presence, artistic expression, and performance skills are cultivated through participation in this class.

    *These classes culminate in the May Showcase, May 14-15, 2022

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

  • Youth Boys' Class | Ages 7-9

    Youth Boys' Class (Ages 7-9)
    Sunday, 11:00-12:00 PM PT
    Tuition | $357

    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.

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

 

Ready for the next level? Check out our wide variety of teen classes for students aged 12-18.