Youth Dance Program

WINTER SESSION – STARTS JAN 4 to MAR 21 / 2021
Our Youth Winter Program will continue as a hybrid in-person and virtual model. 

Registration Available Now

In adherence with state guidelines, our plan is to offer our students enrolled for in-person classes the chance to have private instruction (one or two dancers) during a regularly scheduled class time. This will be a hybrid opportunity to complement their virtual training. Each dancer will be assigned a class time to come and train with their teacher in the studio while the remaining students are online. This opportunity will be offered to dancers on a rotating basis. We feel this private instruction will provide exceptional value and personalized training and attention to counterbalance the limitations and realities of the current need to conduct classes virtually.

Please call or email us if you have any questions.
503-421-7434 or info(at)nwdanceproject(dot)org

 

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 19. 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.

“An essential part of the city’s art scene” – The Oregonian

“… life-changing, thrilling, brilliant, challenging, and transformative. I’ve never felt like I belong somewhere more.” – NW Dance Project Student

We are pleased to announce our Youth Winter Program will start on Monday, JAN 4 as a hybrid in-person and virtual model. 


IN-PERSON CLASSES

We remain committed to advancing our students training and know how important it is for the personal teacher connection, dancing on a professional sprung floor and having the space to move.

In adherence with state guidelines, our plan is to offer our students enrolled for in-person classes the chance to have private instruction (one or two dancers) during a regularly scheduled class time. This will be a hybrid opportunity to complement their virtual training. Each dancer will be assigned a class time to come and train with their teacher in the studio while the remaining students are online. This opportunity will be offered to dancers on a rotating basis. We feel this private instruction will provide exceptional value and personalized training and attention to counterbalance the limitations and realities of the current need to conduct classes virtually.

Studio Health + Safety Procedures

-A staff member will take your temperature outside and let you into the building no earlier than 10 minutes prior to the start of class.

-Parents/guardians are not allowed in the building and should call the studio if they need to reach their student while in class.

-Student’s must be fully ready for class, dressed appropriately, before entering the building. Changing areas are not available.

-Once you enter the lobby, dancers must immediately wash their hands or use hand sanitizer before entering the studio.

-Masks must be worn at all times.

-Bring your own water bottle. Disposable cups are unavailable.

-Restroom use will be limited to one student at a time.

-Studio is stocked with hand sanitizer, gloves, and disposable paper masks.

-We ask student to exit the building as soon as class is completed.

-Rigorous and regular studio, equipment and facility sanitation.


VIRTUAL CLASSES

Dancers will have the option to train virtually and will have access to the complete fall curriculum from the comfort of home. Registration is open for both our Youth Professional Training Program and individual classes for students wishing to train virtually through our live-streamed Zoom platform.

Private Classes

Out of safety concerns and to allow for ample social distancing before we offer group classes again, we are pleased to announce new opportunities for young dancers.
In-Studio Private Classes
Private (1 dancer) and Semi-Private (2 or 3 dancers)  youth classes in Ballet, Contemporary, and Conditioning.
Private Classes: $95 per Hour (1 or 1.5 hours)
Semi-Private Classes: $65 per Hour (1 or 1.5 hours)

For more information, details, and scheduling, please email or call 503.421.7434

Youth Professional Training Progam

YOUTH PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM
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
Ages 7 to 10
1 Ballet + 1 Contemporary
$425
Level 2
Ages 8 to 12
2 Ballet + 1 Contemporary
$720
Level 3
Ages 10 to 14
3 Ballet + 2 Contemporary
$1175
Level 4
Ages 12 to 15
3 Ballet + 2 Contemporary
$1400
Level 4 + Pointe
Ages 12 to 15
5 Ballet + 2 Contemporary
$1755
Level 5
Ages 14 to 19
4 Ballet + 2 Contemporary
$1650
Level 5 + Pointe
Ages 14 to 19
6 Ballet + 2 Contemporary
$1875
Youth Ballet Program Schedule and Attire

Ballet Attire:

Shoes: Ballet slippers are required at all levels. Ballet slippers must match the color of the tights (pink or flesh tone only).
Hair: Long hair must be pulled into a bun in order to show the line of the neck. Shorter hair should be secured with a headband.

PRE-BALLET – Pink leotard + mid-length pink skirt + pink or flesh tone tights.
BALLET 1 – Light blue leotard + mid-length light blue skirt + pink or flesh tone tights.
BALLET 2 – Light blue leotard + pink or flesh tone tights
BALLET 3 – Royal blue leotard + pink or flesh tone tights.
BALLET 4 + 5 – Black leotard + pink or flesh tone tights.
MALE ATTIRE ALL LEVELS – Fitted white t-shirt + black shorts or tights + black ballet slippers (white slippers may be worn with white socks only).

We recommend The Leotard for all your dancewear needs.

Don’t forget to bring a water bottle!

Youth Contemporary Program Schedule and Attire

Contemporary Program Attire:

CONTEMPORARY JAZZ + CREATIVE MOVEMENT – Dance, yoga or athletic wear. No jeans. Long hair in a ponytail or bun and short hair clipped back. No black- soled jazz shoes or sneakers are allowed. Bare feet or socks only.

HIP HOP – Dance, yoga or athletic wear. No jeans. Long hair in a ponytail or bun and short hair clipped back. Clean, light-soled tennis shoes optional or bare feet and socks only. No dark soled-shoes.

We recommend The Leotard for all your dancewear needs.

Don’t forget to bring a water bottle!

 

Placement + Registration

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

Registration for Youth Dance Program classes is required. No drop-in classes allowed.

Online RegistrationCLICK HERE

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

Have questions? Give us a call at 503.421.7434 or e-mail us at info@nwdanceproject.org.

Prior to the start of class, refunds will be provided minus 30% of the tuition cost. After the start of class, no refunds, credits, or exchanges will be given.

Monthly payment plans are available for tuitions over $500. Each monthly payment is subject to an additional $10 processing fee.

STUDIO EXPECTATIONS + POLICIES

No jewelry allowed in class. Please also refrain from applying lotion or oils directly before class.

Every student should bring a water bottle to stay hydrated during class. Food and drinks, except water, are restricted to the lobby only.

Students are approved to miss two classes per session. If a student becomes ill or injured and cannot attend class, they should notify the office of their absence. Students should schedule make-up classes within the same session of their missed classes.

Dancers are expected to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to their class. Good attendance is critical to consistent progress and advancement. Students who are consistently late or absent may be asked to withdraw from the class without refund. Students may not enter class late or leave early without the teacher’s consent.

Students are expected to treat their peers, staff, and the facility with the utmost respect. Parents will be consulted if a student is exhibiting poor behavior. Student’s cell phones are required to be turned off at all times while the student is in the studio. Students are responsible for keeping track of their belongings. Students should ask teachers or staff to adjust blinds and should not touch mirrors or swing/ hang on ballet barres.