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!

Spring Dance & Learning Camp 2018

Welcome to The Salsa With Silvia Spring 2018 Dance & Learning Camp – where we help create the best memories ever…

CAMP DATES: March 26 to March 30, 2018

CAMP THEME & DANCE STYLE FOCUS: IMAGINATION AT WORKS – Students will use their imagination to create artwork, stories, games and the Final Recital. The dance style focus of Spring Camp 2018 is Ballet, Latin Dance & Jazz.

AGES: 4 TO 7 YEAR OLD. Child should be 4 by the start of camp. Must be potty trained!
WHERE: The Salsa With Silvia Dance Studio at 3232 Georgia Ave. NW, SUITE 104, DC 20010.

See how much fun we had during Spring Camp 2017:

Our beautiful brand new studio provides the perfect enviroment for our little students to learn music and dance.

Our beautiful brand new studio provides the perfect environment for our little students to learn music and dance.

ABOUT: The Salsa With Silvia Spring Dance Camp is so much more than just a dance camp; it’s an educational camp! The main focus is to provide good care for your children while they continue their education and learn coordination, rhythm, music and focus through dance lessons. Our state-of-the-art beautifully designed studio offers the perfect environment for our young students to learn, play and thrive.

THE EDUCATORS & DANCE INSTRUCTORS: All teachers are experienced, certified, CPR trained educators. Our seasoned dance instructors have years of experience working with children. The main focus is to provide good care for your children while they continue their education and learn coordination, rhythm, music and dance on daily basis. Click to read more about our team.

Salsa With Silvia dance camp recital, where students get to design there own recital

Salsa With Silvia dance camp recital, where students get to design there own recital

DAILY ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

  • Outdoor Time. Bruce Monroe Park and other playgrounds in the area.
  • Spanish – OUR CAMPS ARE BI-LINGUAL! At least 50% of the content is taught in Spanish.
  • Arts & Crafts projects
  • Structured Dance Sessions – twice a day.
  • Reading, Writing, Coloring
  • Storytelling. We visit Walls of Books on Wednesday morning for story time in addition to our daily story time.
  • Music & Singing Lessons
  • Playtime: obstacle course, musical chairs, Simon Says, and tons of other games.
  • Rest time for younger campers. Older students read books or enjoy quiet activities during rest time.
  • Week ends with a Field Trip & Final Recital.

ENROLLMENT OPTIONS, POLICY & PRICING

EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM 

A visit to the Zoo with our campers.

A visit to the Zoo with our campers.

DROP OFF: 8:30AM. Doors open 8:15AM.
PICK UP: ANYTIME OR BY 5:30PM. Additional charge of $25 for every 15 minutes applies for late pick up.
COST: $460/per week.
FOOD PROVIDED: Breakfast and afternoon snack. Parents must pack additional snack and lunch or special food items for kids with allergies. Food boxes must be clearly labeled with the child’s name.
POLICY: ALL PAYMENTS ARE FINAL AND NON-REFUNDABLE! No refunds or discounts for partial or no attendance during the week.

SHORT DAY PROGRAM

Story time and Spanish lessons are part of our daily curriculum.

Story time and Spanish lessons are part of our daily curriculum.

DROP OFF: 8:30AM. Doors open 8:15AM.
PICK UP: ANYTIME OR BY 3:30PM. Additional charge of $25 for every 15 minutes applies for late pick up.
COST: $380/per week.
FOOD PROVIDED: Breakfast and afternoon snack. Parents must pack additional snack and lunch or special food items for kids with allergies. Food boxes must be clearly labeled with the child’s name.
POLICY: ALL PAYMENTS ARE FINAL AND NON-REFUNDABLE! No refunds or discounts for partial or no attendance during the week.

DAILY DROP OFF 

This option is based on availability and does not open until one week before the start of camp.
COST:
Extended day (8:30am to 5:30pm): $100
Short day (8:30am to 3:30pm): $80

POLICY: ALL PAYMENTS ARE FINAL AND NON-REFUNDABLE!

HOW TO ENROLL?

Step 1: Download, fill out and sign ALL FOUR registration forms. When downloaded forms can be filled out electronically with Adobe Acrobat Reader:

FORM 1: Photo release form. Click to download.
FORM 2: Medical treatment authorization form. Click to download.
FORM 3: Payment and registration form. Click to download.
FORM 4: Waiver and release form. Click to download.

Step 2: Send all completed forms via email to dance@salsawithsilvia.com
Step 3: Receive an email receipt for your payment and enrollment confirmation.

WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP:

  • Extra set of clothes and underwear.
  • Ballet slippers.
  • Packed lunch and extra snack/drinks in a clearly labeled bag. No perishable items and no peanuts & blueberries please.
  • Favorite blanket (if the child naps or will be part of rest time).
  • Favorite toy (for younger kids).
  • Raincoat and/or umbrella.

TENTATIVE DAILY SCHEDULE:

8:15 – 8:45AM DROP OFF, MEET & GREET

Arts & Crafts at the Salsa With Silvia Dance & Learning Camps.

Arts & Crafts at the Salsa With Silvia Dance & Learning Camps.

9:00 – 9:30AM BREAKFAST

9:30 – 10:00AM CIRCLE TIME. Teachers and students discuss today’s planned activities.

10:00 – 11:30AM OUTDOOR PLAY/ARTS AND CRAFTS/DANCE LESSON/FIELD TRIP TIME (Schedule varies daily). Outdoor time includes dance like games with counting, clapping & singing. The Spring camp field trip of the week will be announced beginning of the week.

11:45AM – 12:30PM LUNCH TIME

12:30 – 1:00PM RELAXING ACTIVITIES: STORIES, READING, WRITING, DRAWING

Summer campers visit the Newseum in light of the "Young Photographer" session theme.

A visit to the Newseum with our campers.

1:00 – 2:00PM NAP/REST TIME FOR YOUNGER KIDS (optional per parents request or if child seems to be tired). Quiet activities (arts and crafts, stretching and more) for older kids.

2:30 – 3:15 A DAILY DANCE CLASS

Our beautiful brand new facility is perfect for the kids to enjoy all the activities that we plan for them. Our educators are certified and current early childhood educators with CPR training.

Our beautiful brand new facility is perfect for the kids to enjoy all the activities that we plan for them. Our educators are certified and current early childhood educators with CPR training.

Students learn different styles of dance throughout the week. Lessons include singing, learning about music and rhythm, creative dancing. Focus of dance will be: Ballet, Latin Dance & Jazz. During the week the students get ready for their Friday recital.

3:00 – 3:30PM SPANISH LESSON

 

3:30 – 4:45PM FREE PLAY & DANCE (outdoor or indoor depending on weather).

4:45pm to 5:30pm RELAXING ACTIVITIES AND PICK UP TIME (calming down before going home)

FAQs

What is the adult to student ratio?

Summer campers visit the National Portrait Gallery in light of the "Young Photographer" session theme.

Our campers visit the National Portrait Gallery in light of the “Young Photographer” session theme.

We have 2 to 3 early childhood educators with a class of up to 15 kids (maximum capacity of the camp). The group will be split in 2 for certain activities (dance, arts and crafts, rest time) depending on age. In addition 1 or 2 dance instructors will be coming in every day to work with the kids on the dance activities planned for the day. We have 5 and sometimes more educators with the kids during field trips.

Will the class be separated in different age groups?

Yes, depending on registration, the class will be split in two: 4 to 5 year olds and 6 to 7 year olds. The separation will only take place for certain activities like dance, arts and crafts, rest time.

Boys are more than welcome at the Salsa With Silvia Dance & Learning Camps!

Boys are more than welcome at the Salsa With Silvia Dance & Learning Camps!

Are boys welcome in the camps?

YES!!! We love to have boys in camps. They can dance, create and play just as well as girls! We do tend to have more girls but we also always have a few boys that LOVE our camps. We would love to have more boys!

Where do the kids play during the outdoor time?

Outdoor time with our campers at Trolley Park.

Outdoor time with our campers at Trolley Park.

The nearest park, located only a block away from our facility, is located on Irving St. and Georgia Ave. NW. It has a small playground but a large open outdoor space and shaded area, perfect for organized activities such as obstacle course games. The kids will enjoy not only free play time but also outdoor dance activities such as jumping on beat, free dance, counting the beat in Spanish and more. Another location, walking distance, that we use is a park located on 11th and Monroe.

Our camp educators are amazingly creative and love working with kids.

Our camp educators are amazingly creative and love working with kids.

How do you keep an eye on our kids when outdoors? Safety first!

When we are at our regular playground, Bruce Monroe park, we always have an officer on duty during outdoor play time. For our field trips, we make sure there are extra adults when public transportation is used. Each adult is assigned to a certain group of kids. The assigned teacher watches these kids but also always keeps an eye on the group. Each child wears our bright and very colorful camp t-shirt. The kids will be accounted for on the way out of our facility and before we head back. Each child will wear our camp t-shirt when going outside. The kids will be accounted for on the way out of our facility and before we head back.

Campers act in a green screen video shoot and use their imagination to meet their favorite characters and travel the World. The final video is posted on this page. This activity was part of the "Imagination At Works" session.

Campers act in a green screen video shoot and use their imagination to meet their favorite characters and travel the World. The final video is posted on this page. This activity was part of the “Imagination At Works” session.

What form of transportation do you use when they go on field trips?

Each parent must sign a release form for the field trip. The form describes the day of the trip, the location and the type of transportation. We typically use public transportation for our field trips.

What could the field trip be?

Ballet schools and academies, theater performances, museums and more.

What types of dance will the kids be involved in and for how long?

Imagination At Works Session - campers visit the National Museum of History and Julia Child's kitchen.

Imagination At Works Session – campers visit the National Museum of History and Julia Child’s kitchen.

The styles we teach are ballet, Latin dance, creative movement, modern, tap, jazz, hip hop. The studio is equipped with proper ballet barres for young children. Each dance session is usually no longer than 40 minutes. We typically do at least 2 structured dance sessions a day.

What is the goal of the dance program?

Exposure to different styles of dance and music and preparation for recital day. Learning about rhythm, coordination, focus, discipline, working and performing with peers and more.

Are there special clothing requirements?

The only requirement for clothing is for our dance activities. Each child should have a pair of ballet slippers that they can leave at our studio.

SPRING CAMP 2017 PHOTO ALBUM (Click on photo for all pics)

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Our campers are engaging in tons of creative and learning activities; dancing, Spanish, music, outdoor time, reading, arts & crafts and more. During spring camp we also had a science workshop and a field trip to Magic Ground. Our camp was focused on celebrate Earth day so campers created arts and crafts from recyclable items. We ended the week with a great recital!

See our students & instructors talk about our camp program: