DC Dancesport Academy offers elite-level dance training and education to children between the ages of 3 and 4, 5 and 7, children between the ages of 8 and 11, and adolescents age 12 and above.
These classes give children the opportunity for a full-body exercise and the ability to build confidence, physical strength, flexibility, grace, and social skills.
Kids group classes are limited to 9 participants until restrictions have lifted.
Classes are offered as either a Semi Private Class (4-5 kids) or a Group Class (6-9 kids).
@6 PM (Kids Ages 11-15 years old)
SATURDAYS HOBBY PROGRAM
@9:45AM Hobby Class with Vlad (Kids Ages 5-7 years old)
@9:45AM Hobby Class with Lydia (Kids Ages 8-12 years old)
SATURDAYS MEDAL PROGRAM
@10:30 AM Exclusive Training Classes: Pre Bronze & Bronze 1 (Kids Ages under 9 years old)
For dancers who have taken classes at DCDA in the past, please contact the studio for information on our Winter Class Schedule and for guidance to choose the best program to enroll your child. Thank you!
As a center for dance education and the Performing Arts, DC DanceSport Academy prioritizes the health, safety, and learning needs of its students. All lessons are done in full compliance with the CDC recommendations for social distancing.
*The studio reserves the right to cancel any scheduled class session with less than four students in attendance and to change the space availability in either Wednesday or Saturday classes based on student enrollments.
Join us for our first OPEN HOUSE for KIDS & TEENS (Ages 3-15 Years Old)
DC DanceSport Academy
Sunday, May 16th / 10:30PM -12:30PM.
FREE Dance Classes
10:30 AM Kids Ages 3-4
11:15 AM Kids Ages 5-6
12:00 PM Kids Ages 7-11 & 12-15
Please let us know if you plan to attend our OPEN HOUSE event.
Curious about dance? THIS IS YOUR DAY!
This is going to be a BIG day for kids and families at DCDA! DOUBLE the DANCING in just ONE DAY!
Welcome all! This will be our first kids open house in our Mosaic studio AND the day of our special
‘Flower Power’ Youth Spring Showcase
. First, we’ll kick things off with a family-friendly KIDS OPEN HOUSE. Siblings, friends, neighbors, and schoolmates are welcome to join their dance friends in the ballroom for some energetic, basic movement to music. Kids do not need prior experience to enjoy this activity session…this is for TOTAL BEGINNERS as well as current dancers! Kids will have caring teachers guiding them the whole way so they can simply enjoy moving, grooving, and having a blast with their buddies.
Kids will sample the Samba, ChaCha, Rumba, Jive, Waltz…maybe even Quickstep, Tango…and much more! DCDA teachers definitely have some surprises planned for our OPEN HOUSE attendees…so come out, enjoy a morning on the dance floor, and have fun learning with DC DanceSport Academy’s amazing teachers! We know you will love it!
Contact us to book classes you’d love to attend!
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (703) 462-8020
The DC DanceSport Academy studio is located at 8315 Lee Hwy Suite 210, Fairfax, VA 22031 (inside the PNC Bank building).
See you soon!
At DCDA, a Hobby Program is “inclusive” training that is student-centered, GENERAL instruction. Teachers present concepts in a welcoming and flexible classroom environment; this curriculum is accessible to all students.
A Unique Approach: Students are encouraged to design their own goals, practice essential skills based on their own learning style, and master material on their own timeline. In the DanceSport world, this is referred to as a “Hobby Dancer.” Students not only become experts in dance, but also how they learn best. But wait!…*HOBBY DANCER DOES NOT MEAN BEGINNER!*
Each week classes progress & challenge dancers to grow; the main difference between a HOBBY dancer and a MEDALIST dancer is simply how fast they attain their goals. A Hobby Program allows kids to become as good as they want to be, on their own timeline.
At DCDA, a MEDAL PROGRAM offers “exclusive” training that is specific, competitive, and based on the Medalist System. Like the Olympics, students progress through BRONZE, SILVER, and GOLD levels. These structured levels teach young students specific steps in a specific order, which maximizes students’ understanding and growth as their dance progress becomes measurable and clear.
Fitness is another important component that distinguishes the Medalist dancer from the Hobby dancer. Strength, power, and endurance are essential components of the curriculum and are built during every session on the dance floor. Frequency is key, as regular training will prevent students from spending time re-learning skills from week to week.
As part of a MEDAL Program students will perform and compete, thus proving and demonstrating their knowledge and proficiency as they “graduate” from one level to the next.
Preschoolers love to dance! We make it super fun for them to get involved and develop a love of movement. Your kids will learn to express their creativity, develop social skills, and build confidence in their own bodies. Nothing is more exciting for a child than movement, music, and fun!
Your kindergarten-aged kids will love these fun, high-energy dance classes! We begin to teach the basic principles of movement used in ballroom dancing. We will expand your child’s love of dance and continue to boost their confidence, self-esteem, and social skills. We also prepare the kids for some fun local competitions.
Strength & Flexibility
Coordination & Balance
Your kids are ready for competition! These classes will take your child to the next level. We focus on developing proper technique, flexibility, and performance skills. Your kids will be introduced to Ballroom dances (Walz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep) and Latin dances (Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Jive, and Pasodoble).
Schedule subject to change based on class enrollment.
Please e-mail us at [email protected] or call the studio at (703) 385-3200 for packages options.
Class Descriptions for Fall Semester:
3 – 4 Years Old
Preschoolers love to dance! We make it super fun for them to get involved, and develop a love of movement. Your kids will learn to express their creativity, develop social skills, and build confidence in their own bodies. Nothing is more exciting for a child than movement, music, and fun!
5 – 7 Years Old
Your kindergarten & early school-aged kids will love these fun, high-energy dance classes! We begin to teach the basic principles of movement used in ballroom dancing. We will expand your child’s love of dance and continue to boost their confidence, self-esteem, and social skills. We also prepare the kids for some fun local competitions.
6 Years & Older (*Couples Only)
Ballroom & Latin Class for children ages six years and older. *This class is exclusively for young gentlemen and ladies who bring another child to join the class. For girls to attend, they must bring a boy. For boys to attend, they must bring a girl. Teachers will then pair up boys and girls for dance partnerships based on matching goals, levels, and ages.
8 Years & Older
Your kids are ready for competition! These classes will take your child to the next level. We focus on developing proper technique, flexibility, and performance skills. Your kids will be introduced to Ballroom dances (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep) and Latin dances (Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Jive, and Pasodoble).