Salsa With Silvia 4 Kids

After school & weekend dance classes, dance camps and parties for kids in Columbia Heights, DC – Latin dance, ballet, modern, creative movement, jazz and more; kids learn to dance through fun & games!

Great turnout for our free trial week. See photos.

The Salsa With Silvia dance studio in Columbia Heights, DC offers kids dance classes like ballet, modern, latin, jazz and creative movement.

Dear parents and students, our free trial week has now come to an end. We had a great turnout and the kids had tons of fun. Now it’s time to think about ENROLLING YOUR LITTLE DANCER FOR THE QUARTER/SEMESTER. CLICK HERE.

*NOTE TO PARENTS: Full quarter/semester enrollment is strongly encouraged as the curriculum for the classes is designed to build up and the students will be encouraged to meet certain goals each quarter. 

Here are some photos from the free trial week. CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PICTURES FROM THE FREE TRIAL WEEK.

Free Trial Week for all kids dance classes at the Salsa With Silvia studio, December 2015.

Free Trial Week for all kids dance classes at the Salsa With Silvia studio, December 2015.

Latin Creative Movement dance class for kids at the Salsa With Silvia studio

Latin Creative Movement dance class for kids at the Salsa With Silvia studio

Ballet, contemporary, jazz and more through fun and games dance for kids at the Salsa With Silvia studio, Columbia Heights DC

Ballet, contemporary, jazz and more through fun and games dance for kids at the Salsa With Silvia studio, Columbia Heights DC

WHAT WE OFFERED DURING FREE TRIAL WEEK IN DECEMBER:

LATIN FUN

DATE & TIME: Sunday, December 13th,  3:00 to 3:45pm

AGE: Boys & girls 3 to 5 years old

ABOUT THIS CLASS: Our little students can begin to understand the basics of Latin dance! We will explore movement through games and activities that encourage coordination and rhythm. We will move our feet to the beats of salsa, merengue, and bachata music, while making different shapes with our bodies, and having fun with our friends. Let’s get moving! (Attire: shorts or sweatpants for boys, t-shirt, girls can wear pants or dresses/skirts, wear shoes that slide on wood floor, no flip flops!)

BALLET FOR BEGINNERS

DATE & TIME: Sunday, December 13th, 4:15 to 5:15pm

AGE: Boys & girls 5 to 7 years old

ABOUT THIS CLASS: This class is designed for kids to begin learning the basics of ballet. We will play, stretch, and explore all sorts of new, fun movement. We will move to both classical and popular music, and learn how different sounds can make us move in different ways. We will learn the fundamental ballet positions and steps, preparing students for more serious study, if desired. (Attire: footless stretch pants/tights, t-shirt/leotard, ballet slippers)

HIP HOP & AFRICAN DANCE FUN

DATE & TIME: Monday, December 14th, 4:30 to 5:30pm

AGE: Boys & girls 6 to 9 years old

ABOUT THIS CLASS: Throughout the quarters/semester students are introduced to both Hip Hop and African dance and they learn techniques including popping, locking, African and house dance. This class is designed to burn a ton of energy while learning rhythm and musicality and it will give students the opportunity to express themselves through free styling. Students will build strength and stamina and will learn some of the most attractive and popular dances in the World. The students will demonstrate free style dancing for family and friends at the end of the quarters/semester. (Attire: sweatpants, t-shirt, sneakers)

LATIN DANCE CREATIVE MOVEMENT

DATE & TIME: Wednesday, December 16th, 4:15 to 5:00pm

AGE: Boys & girls 3 to 5 years old

ABOUT THIS CLASS: This class is a super fun afternoon/after school energy burning dance activity for our little students. It introduces the preschooler to Latin dance rhythm and movement through fun games and music lessons. Dances include the super fun and energetic salsa, bachata, merengue, and more. Through games and music, the students learn how to move to the beat as well as basic dance elements and vocabulary, space, time and body awareness, and of course dance etiquette. (Attire: shorts or sweatpants for boys, t-shirt, girls can wear pants or dresses/skirts, comfortable shoes, no flip flops!)

LATIN DANCE FUSION

DATE & TIME: Wednesday, December 16th, 5:30 to 6:30pm

AGE: Boys & girls 6 to 9 years old

ABOUT THIS CLASS: This class is a great foundation for kids who will be continuing with Latin or other types of dancing later on. The Latin dances are  fast pace and very energetic. While they are fun, this is also a great way for students to learn coordination, footwork techniques, musicality, balance through basic turns, working with a partner, grace & elegance, as well as dance etiquette. Throughout the semester, students learn beginner level 1 & 2 Latin dance footwork and partnering. Some basic arm and shoulder styling will be Incorporated. Dances include the super fun and energetic salsa, bachata, cha-cha, rumba, and merengue. At the end of the quarter/semester students will be able to showcase a short choreography for friends and family. (Attire: shorts or sweatpants for boys, t-shirt, girls can wear pants or dresses/skirts, wear shoes that slide on wood floor, Latin dance shoes are optional but ideal, no flip flops!)

BALLET, CONTEMPORARY, JAZZ & MORE THROUGH FUN AND GAMES

DATE & TIME: Thursday, December 17th, 4:15 to 5:00pm

AGE: Boys & girls 3 to 5 years old

ABOUT THIS CLASS: This class is a great foundation for kids who will be involved with dance later on. It gives them the exposure to different styles so they can naturally decide which type of dancing they enjoy the most. Dance is taught through play and visualizations, encouraging the group to work in an imaginative environment. We will play, stretch, and explore all sorts of new, fun movement. We introduce the students to classical music and other styles such as contemporary, jazz, and more. They learn to recognize the different styles of music and how to move to the rhythm. Students learn basic dance elements and vocabulary, space, time and body awareness, as well as dance etiquette. The semester ends with an open class with family and friends. Note: Parent supervision is NOT recommended as the students get distracted and disturb the class flow! (Attire: long hair should be tied back, footless stretch pants/tights, t-shirt/leotard, ballet slippers (leather or canvas slippers only!). No tutus please! No glitter or hard material slippers!)

SALSA 101 FOR KIDS

DATE & TIME: Thursday, December 17th, 5:30 to 6:30pm

AGE: Boys & girls 6 to 9 years old

ABOUT THIS CLASS: This class is a great foundation for kids who will be continuing with Latin or other types of dancing later on. Salsa is a fast pace, energetic dance. While it’s fun, it’s also a great way for students to learn coordination, footwork techniques, musicality, balance through basic turns, working with a partner, grace & elegance, as well as dance etiquette. Throughout the quarter/semester, students learn beginner level 1 & 2 Latin dance footwork and partnering. Some basic arm and shoulder styling will be Incorporated. At the end of the quarter/semester students will be able to showcase a short choreography for friends and family. (Attire: shorts or sweatpants for boys, t-shirt, girls can wear pants or dresses/skirts, wear shoes that slide on wood floor, Latin dance shoes are optional but ideal, no flip flops!)