Youth Teams

Olympic Ballroom Dance offers unique and exciting formation team opportunities for ages 8-18.

Youth Performance Team

FALL 2022 TO SPRING 2023  –  for ages 12 – 18

The Performance Team offers a highly engaging opportunity for learning and performing ballroom dance. We are looking for teens that can be dedicated to achieving a high level of success as a team, and have the ambition to consistently improve. During your experience on team, you will learn exciting routines, tricks, and work hard together to synchronize formations. The team will have exciting local performance opportunities.

Rehearsals are 1.5 hours long and held twice per week.

This is an AUDITION team. Dancers with all levels of experience, including beginners, are welcome to audition! Auditions for our 2022 – 2023 season will be held this Fall, date TBD. On audition night, we will teach a short portion of a routine and give you a chance to check out what a team rehearsal is like!

Please review our COVID safety rules & precautions page carefully before attending any rehearsals or audition night.

Register

 

Performance Team details:

  • Fall 2022 to Spring 2023 (exact dates TBD)
  • Mondays & Thursdays at 4:30 – 6:00 pm
  • Tuition: $95 per month
  • One-time costume fee: $120

OBD’s Youth Performance Team past performance highlights:

  • The CFD Masquerade Ball  (Capitol Building, Olympia)
  • The Olympia Dance Festival  (Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia)
  • Dance to Make a Difference Charity Gala  (Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia)
  • Dance Festival Northwest  (Corbet Theatre, Centralia)
  • Portland Open DanceSport Competition
  • Lacey Spring Fun Fair   (Marcus Pavilion, Lacey)

Jill Pelton

Team Director

Youth Beginning Team

FALL 2022 TO SPRING 2023   –   for ages 12 – 18

The Beginning Team offers a more recreational, relaxed-pace & low-stress team experience! A good introduction to dancing on a formation team, this team is a good choice for beginning dancers or those with busier schedules (perfect late evening time for students participating in after-school sports!). No auditions required, simply sign up and come have a great time making new friends and learning some fun and easy routines! The team will also participate in several local performance opportunities to show off what you learn!


The Beginning Team will rehearse one day per week for 1.5 hours. We welcome new team members anytime during the year, provided there is available space.

Please review our COVID safety rules & precautions page carefully before attending any rehearsals.

Register

 

 

Beginning Team details:

  • Fall 2022 to Spring 2023 (exact dates TBD)
  • Mondays at 6:30 – 8 pm
  • Tuition: $60 per month; $75 one-time costume fee

OBD’s Beginning Team performances have included the following:

  • The Olympia Arts Walk  (Olympia ballroom, Olympia)
  • OBD New Year’s ball  (Olympia Ballroom, Olympia)
  • The Olympia Dance Festival  (Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia)
  • Private Showcase at the Marymount event Center  (Tacoma)
  • Lacey Spring Fun Fair   (Marcus Pavilion, Lacey)

Jill Pelton

Team Director

Youth Ballroom & Latin Dance Classes

For ages 8 to 18, Olympic Ballroom Dance has the perfect class to start or continue your ballroom journey! Classes can be joined at anytime during the year.

Note: Classes will not be offered during Spring 2022 season.

Please check out our team options this season! We will offer classes again Fall of 2022!

for Grades 6 to 12

Introduction to ballroom dancing

Entry-level class for those who are brand new to ballroom dance, or have less than one year of training. This 60 minute once a week class will learn steps and technique from select Ballroom, Latin, American, and social dance styles. A few examples may include Cha Cha, Samba, Waltz, Foxtrot, and Swing! A fun, no-stress introduction to many different varieties of ballroom dancing.

Fall 2022 schedule coming soon!

for Grades 6 to 12

Bronze International Latin & Ballroom

Beginning level in International style training for those who have completed the Intro to Ballroom class, or similar experience. This 60 minute weekly class will learn a wider variety of Bronze syllabus steps from the International Latin & Standard ballroom styles, with a focus on technique and competition. Examples include Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive, Waltz, and Quickstep!

This class will be offered Fall 2022 pending interest.

for Grades 6 to 12

Silver International Latin & Ballroom

Intermediate level in International style training for those who have completed Bronze level training. Instructor approval required to join class. This class will add onto Bronze knowledge with Silver syllabus steps from the International Latin & Standard ballroom styles, with a higher level of focus on technique and partnering. Class members will be expected to be competing with a partner at local competitions (when available again!).

This class will be offered Fall 2022 pending interest.

for Grades 3 to 6

Pre-teen Ballroom

A program for pre-teens to join in on the fun of ballroom dancing! These 60 minute classes will focus on learning a short routine chosen from either ballroom, Latin, or social dance styles. We’ll slowly introduce the concept of dancing with a partner, while having fun exploring the basics of technique, movement, and stylization! Throw in some games and new friends, and it’ll be a great time!

Fall 2022 schedule coming soon!