Youth Dance Program

NW Dance Project has earned a well-deserved reputation for cultivating and nurturing young dancers. Our Youth Dance Program offers exceptional year-round programming for youth ages 4 to 18. Dancers will experience the joy of dance taught by Portland’s finest teachers.

Our innovative program offers a variety of learning opportunities for dancers from a wide range of skills, backgrounds and experiences. NW Dance Project’s philosophy focuses on technique, movement, strengthening and conditioning, versatility and creativity to support a balanced dance training education. Our programs provide an in-depth approach to training that takes into consideration each individual dancer’s needs and progression. We love creative expression, imagination, engagement, and offer comprehensive instruction in a supportive and encouraging environment.

All youth dance classes and dance camps are only available on multi-week, cost-saving sessions. Registration is required.

We hold three sessions per school year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. During the summer months, we offer multiple intensives, camps and workshops for dancers to learn, explore and create. Students will be featured in our annual Student Artist Showcase at Lincoln Performance Hall – June 11 / 2017.  Tickets are available online HERE.

Students should expect to complete a minimum of a year’s study in each level (age appropriate) before moving up to the next level. Placement and advancement is at the discretion of the teacher. Great consideration is taken in the class placement process. Students move through our curriculum according to ability, development and age.

The early registration discount for Summer Dance Programs is quickly approaching – MAY 15. Classes will fill up, so be sure to register early!

Youth Professional Training Progam

NW Dance Project’s Professional Training Program is geared for dancers interested in the highest quality dance training available. Our Professional Training Program provides a comprehensive study of the techniques, discipline and styles of dance that support a professional career. Dancers in our Professional Training Program participate in an extensive schedule of classes, which increase in rigor of training to provide suitable preparation for entry into leading companies, conservatories and colleges today.

Youth Professional Training Program
Level 1
Age 7 to 9
1 Ballet + 1 Contemporary
2 hrs
$335
Level 2
Age 8 to 11
1 Ballet + 2 Contemporary
3 hrs
$500
Level 3
Age 9 to 12
3 Ballet + 2 Contemporary
5 hrs
$775
Level 4
Age 11 to 14
3 Ballet + 2 Contemporary
7 hrs
$1100
Level 4 + Pointe
Age 11 to 14
5 Ballet + 2 Contemporary
8.5 hrs
$1300
Level 5
Age 13 to 18
4 Ballet + 3 Contemporary
10 hrs
$1475
Level 5 + Pointe
Age 13 to 18
6 Ballet + 3 Contemporary
11.5 hrs
$1600
Youth Ballet Program Schedule and Attire

FALL PLACEMENT – AUGUST 6
Ballet | Age 7 to 8 | 12:00 to 1:00PM
Ballet | Age 9 to 12 | 1:00 to 2:00PM
Ballet | Age 13 to 18 | 2:00 to 3:00PM

Attire:
PRE-BALLET – Pink leotard + pink tights for girls. Fitted t-shirt with shorts or tights for boys.

BALLET 1 to 5 – Black leotard + pink tights for girls. Fitted white t-shirt with black shorts or tights for boys.

Long hair pulled into a bun or shorter hair held back with a headband. All dancers are required to wear ballet slippers – pink, tan, or white only.

We recommend The Leotard for all your dancewear needs.

Don’t forget to bring a water bottle!

Youth Ballet Program
Pre-Ballet
Age 6 to 8
TUE 4:00 to 4:45PM
$185
Ballet 1
Age 7 to 9
SUN 10:15 to 11:15AM
$185
Ballet 2
Age 8 to 11
SAT 11:45AM to 12:45PM
$185
Ballet 3
Age 9 to 12
MON 4:00 to 5:00PM
WED 4:00 to 5:00PM
SAT 12:45PM to 1:45PM
$500
Ballet 4
Age 11 to 14
TUE 5:00 to 6:30PM
THU 4:00 to 5:30PM
SAT 2:45 to 4:45PM
$825
Ballet 4 + Pointe
Age 11 to 14
THU 5:30 to 6:00PM
SAT 4:45 to 5:30PM
$1050
Ballet 5
Age 13 to 18
MON 5:00 to 6:30PM
WED 5:00 to 6:30PM
THU 4:00 to 5:30pm
FRI 5:30 to 7:30PM
$985
Ballet 5 + Pointe
Age 13 to 18
THU 5:30 to 6:00PM
FRI 7:30 to 8:30PM
$1225
Youth Contemporary Program Schedule and Attire

Attire:

CONTEMPORARY JAZZ, HIP HOP + CREATIVE MOVEMENT – Dance, yoga or athletic wear. Long hair in a ponytail or bun and short hair clipped back. Bare feet or socks only.

We recommend The Leotard for all your dancewear needs.

Don’t forget to bring a water bottle!

 

Youth Contemporary Program
Creative Movement
Age 4 to 5
SUN 8:45 to 9:30AM
$185
Creative Movement
Age 6
SUN 9:30 to 10:15AM
$185
Contemporary Jazz
Age 7 to 9
SUN 11:15AM to 12:15PM
$185
Contemporary Jazz
Age 9 to 12
FRI 4:30 to 5:30PM
$185
Contemporary Jazz
Age 11 to 14
TUE 6:30 to 7:30PM
$185
Contemporary Technique
Age 13 to 18
MON 6:30 to 7:30PM
$185
Contemporary Technique
Age 13 to 18
SAT 9:00 to 10:30AM
$275
Hip Hop
Age 9 to 12
SAT 1:45 to 2:45PM
$185
Hip Hop
Age 11 to 14
SAT 5:30 to 6:30PM
$185
Hip Hop
Age 13 to 18
THU 6:00 to 7:00PM
$185
Summer Dance Weeks

NW Dance Project’s Summer Programs offer exceptional weekly curriculum. Dancers will experience the joy of dance taught by Portland’s finest teachers. With an open and inclusive environment that values the creative process, our classes develop coordination, balance, individual expression, spatial awareness, flexibility, strength, and group cooperation skills.

Summer Dance Weeks are a great introduction to dance and offer dancers of all levels the opportunity to gain an understanding of how their bodies move and how to communicate through dance.

JUN 26 to 30 / 2017
Age 9 to 13 / 9:30am to 1:30pm / $395*
Age 13 to 18 / 2:00pm to 6:00pm / $395*

JUL 5 to 8 / 2017
Age 9 to 13 / 12:30 to 5:30pm / $395*

*$15 Early Registration Discount before MAY 15 / 2017

 

Keep Your Summer Moving!

NW Dance Project’s Summer Programs offer exceptional weekly curriculum. Dancers will experience the joy of dance taught by Portland’s finest teachers. With an open and inclusive environment that values the creative process, our classes develop coordination, balance, individual expression, spatial awareness, flexibility, strength, and group cooperation skills.
Summer Dance Classes are a great introduction to dance and offer dancers of all levels the opportunity to gain an understanding of how their bodies move and how to communicate through dance.

Summer Dance Classes
Age 4 to 6
Creative Movement
8:45 toSUN 9:30am
$80
Age 7 to 9
Ballet
SUN 9:30am to 10:15am2:00pm to 6:00pm
$80
Age 7 to 9
Contemporaty Jazz
SUN 10:15am to 11:15am
$80
Age 9 to 13
Musical Theater
11:15am to 12:15pm
$80
Youth Dance Program Registration

Registration is available in person, mailed in form with a check, or over the phone with credit or debit card payment. To better serve our customers and provide the most accurate information regarding placement and class questions, we do not provide online registration.

Over the phone: Call 503.421.7434 to provide registration information and full tuition payment with credit or debit card.

In person: Come in to our Creative Center located at 211 NE 10th Ave (at Davis St) to fill out the form and pay with cash, check, credit or debit card.

Mail in: Print and fill in form below, and mail in with full tuition payment to:
Northwest Dance Project
PO Box 42488
Portland, OR 97242

Have questions? Give us a call at 503.421.7434 or e-mail us at info[at]nwdanceproject[dot]org