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.

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.

  • Ballet | Ages 7-13

    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.

    Schedule:
    Pre-Ballet B | Sat 9:15-10:00 AM

    Prorated Tuition: Year-Long Enrollment (13 Weeks) | $260

    Ballet I | Ages 8-10
    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 I B | Sat 10:15-11:15 AM

    Prorated Tuition: Year-Long Enrollment (13 Weeks) | $260

    Ballet II | Ages 9-11
    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 II students are required to take Dance Around the World, which is included in the tuition.

    Ballet II | Mon & Wed 4:15–5:30 PM
    Dance Around the World  | Mon 5:45 -6:30 PM

    Tuition: Year-Long Enrollment (30 Weeks) | $1,620

    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

    Youth Intro to Technique/Beginning Ballet | Ages 10-12 New 5-Week Workshops
    A well-rounded introduction to the form and etiquette of dance. This class offers the student an understanding of the fundamentals of both ballet and contemporary dance forms. This class is structured to provide ballet technique on Tuesday, and contemporary technique on Thursday, and is ideal for students who seek a solid dance foundation.
    Schedule:

    • Session 1 (January 9 - February 12)
    • Session 2 (February 20 - March 26)
    • Session 3 (April 10 - May 14)

    Youth Intro to Ballet, (Ages 10-12) Sundays, 9:45-10:45 AM

    Tuition: $100

    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.

  • Contemporary | Ages 8-12 New 5-Week Workshops

    Youth Contemporary I | Ages 8-9
    Emphasizing athletic movement, full use of the body, and expansive use of space, contemporary dance technique addresses alignment, articulation of the joints and muscles, momentum, weight, and gesture. Each student is encouraged to move with joy and expression. Regardless of age or level, contemporary classes are challenging, dynamic, and inspiring.

    Youth Contemporary I | Tue 4:15–5:15 PM

    Prorated Tuition: Year-Long Enrollment (13 Weeks) | $260

    Youth Contemporary II | Ages 9-11
    Emphasizing athletic movement, full use of the body, and expansive use of space, contemporary dance technique addresses alignment, articulation of the joints and muscles, momentum, weight, and gesture. Each student is encouraged to move with joy and expression. Regardless of age or level, contemporary classes are challenging, dynamic, and inspiring.

    Youth Contemporary II | Tue/Thu 4:15–5:30 PM
    Tuition: Year-Long Enrollment (30 Weeks) | $1,200

    Youth Contemporary III | Ages 11-13
    Emphasizing athletic movement, full use of the body, and expansive use of space, contemporary dance technique addresses alignment, articulation of the joints and muscles, momentum, weight, and gesture. Each student is encouraged to move with joy and expression. Regardless of age or level, contemporary classes are challenging, dynamic, and inspiring.

    Youth Contemporary III | Tue/Thu 4:15–5:30 PM
    Tuition: Year-Long Enrollment (30 Weeks) | $1,200

    Youth Intro to Contemporary | Ages 10-12 Saturdays, 10:00-11:00 AM

    A well-rounded introduction to the form and etiquette of dance. This class offers the student an understanding of the fundamentals of both ballet and contemporary dance forms. This class is structured to provide ballet technique on Tuesday, and contemporary technique on Thursday, and is ideal for students who seek a solid dance foundation.


    Contemporary for LGBTQIA+ Kids (Session 2 and 3 only) | Ages 10-12 Sundays, 10:00-11:00 AM
    A weekly movement and community gathering for queer youth with a desire to connect, and share with one another. We will play creatively in a space where you can safely explore a connection with your body through elements of dance, and fun creative projects, fostering personal expression, identity, and community care. Be expressive, build resilience, share your stories alongside other like-minded kids.

    Tuition: Year-Long Enrollment (30 Weeks) | $1,080

    To register, 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.

    Hop on Board with The Velveteen Rabbit (Session 1 only) | Ages 7-10 Saturdays, 10:00-11:00 AM
    Learn special choreography directly from The Velveteen Rabbit! Dance like the children in the show, the magical toys, and all your favorite characters.

    Tuition: $100 per session

  • Hip Hop | Ages 8-12

    These high-energy classes 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.

    Youth Hip Hop I-A | Ages 8-11 | Tue 4:15 - 5:15 PM
    Youth Hip Hop I-B | Ages 8-11 | Sat 9:00 - 9:45 AM
    Youth Hip Hop II* | Ages 9-12 | Thu 4:15 - 5:15 PM 
    Youth Hip Hop III* | Ages 9-12 | Tue 5:30 - 6:30 PM
    Youth Hip Hop IV* | Ages 9-12 | Thu 5:30 - 6:30 PM

    *By placement only.

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

    To register, 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.

  • Tap | Ages 8-12 New 5-Week Workshops

    This exuberant and percussive dance form emphasizes musicality through keen listening and the embodiment of rhythm. In these technique classes, students learn coordination, weight shift, and balance. Students are challenged to learn choreography in a group setting, while exploring the unique physicality of this dance form.

    • Session 1 (January 9 - February 12)
    • Session 2 (February 20 - March 26)
    • Session 3 (April 10 - May 14)

    Youth Tap I | Ages 8-12 | 9:00 - 9:45 AM
    Youth Tap II | Ages 8-12 | 10:00 - 10:45 AM

    Tuition: $100 per session

    Tap III | Ages 8-12 | 11:00 - 11:45 AM (continues in regular weekly 17-week schedule)

    Prorated Tuition: Year-Long Enrollment (13 Weeks) | $260

    To sign up to learn more, 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.

  • Dance Around the World | Ages 6-13 New 5-Week Workshops

    This class offers exposure to dance forms from around the world, which have included Afro-Brazilian, Kathak, Flamenco, Russian Character dance, Chinese dance, 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. This class is open to new students, and is incorporated into the curriculum for all students enrolled in Ballet II and III.

    • Session 1 (January 9 - February 12)
    • Session 2 (February 20 - March 26)
    • Session 3 (April 10 - May 14)

    Dance Around the World A | Ages 7+ | Sun 11:00 - 11:45 AM

    Tuition: $100 per session

    To register, 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.

  • Youth Boys' Curriculum | Ages 7-9

    An energetic and dynamic classes to get your boy moving, this class offer an introduction to dance techniques including contemporary, hip hop, and creative movement. Students cultivate an appreciation for dance study and focus on coordination, spatial awareness, athleticism, ensemble work, and dance class etiquette. 

    Youth Boys Class | Ages 7-9 | Sun 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

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

    To register, 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.

  • Step Onscreen | Ages 8-12

    Step Onscreen Group A | Ages 8-9
    Join the acclaimed production of Uncertain Weather. Class time is dedicated to the creation, rehearsal, and filming of choreography. Screen 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 Onscreen. Strict rehearsal and class attendance is required.

    Step Onstage Group A | Ages 8-9 | Thu 5:45–6:45 PM
    Tuition: Year-Long Enrollment (30 Weeks) | $700

    Step Onstage Group B | Ages 10-12
    Join the acclaimed production of Uncertain Weather. Class time is dedicated to the creation, rehearsal, and filming of choreography. Screen 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 Onscreen. Strict rehearsal and class attendance is required.

    Step Onstage Group B | Ages 10-12 | Thu 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.

    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.


Youth Drop-In Online Classes

New Prices Starting Immediately:
Single Class: $12
Four Class Card: $40 (valid for 90 days)

  • Fun House – A Weekly Adventure | Ages 6-9

    Sundays, 11:00-11:45 AM

    Sundays at home will never be the same! Each week, Fun House will offer a different movement adventure from the comfort of your own home. Recommended for kids who are bouncing off the walls and the parents/guardians who try to keep up with them, Fun House will present an assortment of themes, unveiling a different class each week. Spread the word to your friends, and have a shared physical experience from a distance. Laughs and learning will abound. Adventures will include Scavenger Hunt, Falling Down Safely, Blanket Day, Superhero Day, Obstacle Course, and many more! Reserve your spot now for this weekly drop-in class! Limited space available.

    Price: $12 per class: 4 class pass, $40

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

  • Hop on Board with The Velveteen Rabbit & Friends | Ages 7-10 New 5-Week Workshops

    Session 1 (January 9 - February 12)

    A 5-week session of Saturday classes with the Rabbit. ODC’s annual holiday performance, The Velveteen Rabbit is bringing you five classes learning original choreography from the show. Children chorus material, toy characters, the main characters, and the special warm-up the children’s chorus does before each performance.

    Price: $12 per class: 4 class pass, $40

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