Youth Teams

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

NOTE:

All programs for our 2020-21 season are 100% virtual until further notice, due to COVID regulations. Team rehearsals and classes will be held online through Zoom.

Tuition prices shown reflect a discounted rate offered exclusively during virtual instruction.

Youth Performance Team

FALL 2020 to Spring 2021  –  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 would typically have fantastic local performance opportunities–in theaters, competitions, and festivals/fairs, but due to COVID regulations, we are not able to add performances to our schedule at this time. Virtual performances viewed by online audiences are a fun alternate that the team may participate in.

Rehearsals are 100% virtual (online through Zoom) at this time and held twice a week, for 1.5 hours each. Enrolling in a technique class is required and included in the price of tuition.

This is an AUDITION team. Dancers with all levels of experience, including beginners, are welcome to audition! Auditions are typically held every year in June.

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Performance Team details:

  • 100% virtual program at this time.
  • October 19, 2020 to May 20, 2020
  • Mondays & Thursdays at 4 – 5:30 pm
  • Tuition: $95 per month (7 months); no costume fee at this time during virtual rehearsals.
  • Team AUDITIONS are held every year in June.

OBD’s Youth Team 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

Not offered for 2020-21   –   for ages 12 – 18

The Beginning Team offers a more recreational, relaxed-pace, casual & low-stress team experience! A good introduction to dancing on a formation team, this team is a good choice for those with busier schedules or those preparing to audition for our full performance level team. 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, and participate in about 3-4 local performances over the course of the 2019-20 season. We welcome new team members anytime during the year, provided there is available space. Enrolling in a technique class is encouraged for team members, but not required.

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Beginning Team details:

  • Our Beginning Team program will not be offered in our 2020-21 season (until further notice) due to COVID regulations. We hope to see you next year!

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: all classes are 100% virtual at this time (online through zoom).

tuition prices shown reflect a discounted rate exclusively offered during virtual instruction.

for Grades 6 to 12  Now offered for grades 3 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.

This class will officially begin October 23 and end May 21, but new students may join at any time.

$30 per month
  • Fridays at 3:30 pm
  • Online through Zoom

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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 officially begin October 21 and end May 19, but new students may join at any time, provided they have the appropriate pre-requisite or experience.

$30 per month
  • Wednesdays at 3:30 pm
  • Online through Zoom

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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 officially begin October 21 and end May 19, but new students may join at any time, provided they have the appropriate pre-requisite or experience.

$30 per month
  • Wednesdays at 4:45 pm
  • Online through Zoom

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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 (put on hold at this time during our online classes!), 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!

Dancers in this class who want more than 1 day per week of dancing are encouraged to add our Introduction to Ballroom class!

This class will officially begin October 20 and end May 18, but new students may join at any time!

$30 per month
  • Tuesdays at 4 pm
  • Online through Zoom

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