Performance Team Auditions on June 10!

Are you interested in an amazing performance opportunity? Our Youth Performance Team is holding auditions for the 2019-20 team on Monday, June 10.

Youth Teams

Olympic Ballroom Dance offers 2 unique and exciting formation team opportunites for ages 12-18.

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Youth Performance Team

FALL 2019 to Spring 2020  –  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 fantastic local performance opportunities–in theaters, competitions, and festivals/fairs!

Rehearsals are held twice a week, for 1.5 hours each. The team will participate in about 7-10 local performances over the course of the 2019-20 season. Enrolling in a technique class is encouraged for team members, but not required.

This is an AUDITION team. Dancers with all levels of experience, including beginners, are welcome to audition!

Auditions for the 2019-2020 team will be held on Monday, June 10. Click below for details.

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Performance Team details:

  • September 2019 to May 2020
  • Mondays & Thursdays at 4:30-6 pm
  • Tuition: $95 per month (8 months), plus $110 costume fee ($55 due in June 2019 after auditions; remaining $55 due with February 2020 tuition).
  • AUDITIONS for Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 team will be held on June 10! Click  HERE  for more information or to register!

OBD’s 2018-19 Youth Team performances included the following:

  • 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 2019 to Spring 2020   –   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. Enrolling in a technique class is encouraged for team members, but not required.

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Beginning Team details:

  • September 2019 to May 2020
  • Mondays at 6:15-7:45 pm
  • Tuition: $55 per month (8 months), plus $50 costume fee ($25 due at time of registration; remaining $25 due with February 2020 tuition).

OBD’s 2018-19 Beginning Team performances included the following:

  • 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

Photo Credit: Willful Soul Images

Youth Classes

For Ages 12 – 18

  • Next classes begin Fall of 2019
  • Registration will open Summer of 2019!
  • End of season showcase at the Lacey Spring Fun Fair!

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Introduction to Ballroom Dancing:

  • Class will begin Fall of 2019
  • Day/time TBD
  • $40 per month

For those who are just beginning, to those who have been training for less than one year. This class will learn steps and technique from select Ballroom, Latin, and social dance styles. A few examples include Cha Cha, Samba, Waltz, Foxtrot, and Swing! A fun, no-stress introduction to the many different varieties of ballroom dancing, as you learn to dance with a partner and move around the floor! This class will finish the session with some performance experience as we showcase some of our class routines at the Lacey Spring Fun Fair.

Did you know that ballroom dance is also a competitive sport? The routines learned in this class can be used to compete at local DanceSport competitions! In class, we will learn about competing and how to get started–there are entry categories for beginners!


Bronze and Silver Latin & Ballroom:

  • Days/times TBD
  • $40 per month

These classes are suitable for those who are ready to begin or continue training in International style ballroom & Latin dance. A wider variety of steps and technique within the International styles will be taught. Instructor approval required for Silver level. Students will showcase some of their class routines at the Lacey Spring Fun Fair.

Routines learned in this class can be used to compete at local DanceSport competitions! Students in this class are encouraged to be competing and class time will be given for competition preparation.

Pre-Teen mini-classes!

For ages 8 – 11

  • Day/time TBD
  • 6-8 weeks of once a week lessons to learn a fun routine!
  • approx. $60 per multi-week session (price depends on actual length of session)
  • Next session will begin in Fall of 2019; Registration will open this Summer!

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Introduction to Ballroom Dancing:

A program for Pre-teens to join in on the fun of ballroom dancing! These 45 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!

Classes will end with an in-studio showcase for family and friends.