Youth Programs

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

Introduction to Ballroom Dancing for TEENS

FALL 2022 TO SPRING 2023   –   for ages 11 – 18 (grades 6 to 12)

This fun program is the perfect entry into the world of ballroom dance as it combines a beginning technique class with a chance to see what it’s like to dance on a formation team. This 90 minute class will spend the Fall/Winter months learning steps & technique from a variety of Ballroom, Latin, and social dance styles (such as Cha Cha, Waltz, Swing, or Salsa!). In the Spring months, students will learn about the performing aspect of ballroom dance as we work on an exciting show routine together. The class will have the opportunity to perform this routine with our studio showcase at the Lacey Spring Fun Fair in May! Students are encouraged but not required to perform.

This program is a great 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 dance steps & routines!


Introduction to Ballroom Dancing will rehearse one day per week for 1.5 hours. We welcome new class members anytime during the year, provided there is available space.

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

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Teen Program Details:

  • September 27, 2022 to May 23, 2023
  • Tuesdays at 6:30 – 8 pm
  • Tuition: $60 per month
  • Costume fee may be required in Spring session for those who perform

Introduction to Ballroom Dancing for KIDS

FALL 2022 TO SPRING 2023  –  for ages 8 – 11 (Grades 3 to 5)

A program for pre-teens to join in on the fun of ballroom dancing! This class will focus on learning exciting routines chosen from either ballroom, Latin, or social dance styles. We’ll slowly introduce the concept of dancing with a partner and what it means to dance in formation, all 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! The team may also have local performance opportunities.

Rehearsals are 1 hour long and held once per week. We welcome new class members anytime during the year, provided there is available space.

No auditions required, simply sign up and come dance with us! We also welcome prospective team members to come check out what rehearsals are like anytime!

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

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Kids Program details:

  • September 29, 2022 to May 25, 2023
  • Thursdays at 6:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Tuition: $40 per month
  • Costume fee may be required in Spring session for those who perform

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.

For Fall 2022, we are excited to announce that our Performance Team is open enrollment! This means no auditions, just sign up and come have a great time! Spots are limited so enroll today!

Dancers with all levels of experience, including beginners, are welcome to enroll! Please ensure you are willing and able to attend rehearsals regularly and put in the time and work necessary to practice at home and participate in performances (and their required dress/tech rehearsals).

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

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Performance Team details:

  • September 27, 2022 to May 25, 2023
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays at 4:30 – 6:00 pm
  • Tuition: $95 per month
  • One-time costume fee: $75

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 Ballroom & Latin Technique Classes

For ages 12 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: These Classes will not be offered during Fall 2022 season.

for Grades 6 to 12

Bronze International Latin & Ballroom

Beginning/Intermediate 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 in 2023 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 in 2023 pending interest.