Youth performance team

FALL 2018 to Spring 2019  –  for ages 12 – 18

  • September 10, 2018 to May 23, 2019
  • Mondays & Thursdays at 4:30-6 pm
  • $95 per month (8 months), plus $110 costume fee ($55 due in June 2018 after auditions; remaining $55 due with February 2019 tuition).
  • AUDITIONS for our next season of team (Fall 2018 – Spring 2019) are scheduled for June 23, 2018! Click the button below to learn more!


Our youth formation team is for those who are interested in an engaging performance opportunity. 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. Dancers with all levels of experience, including beginners, are welcome to audition! 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, high schools, and festivals/fairs! Also the team will travel to the Portland Open DanceSport Competition in May! Rehearsals are held twice a week, for 1.5 hours each. Team dancers are also encouraged to enroll in a class, but not required.

All team dancers will need to obtain proper dance attire and footwear for ballroom dancing. Dancers selected for the team at auditions must accept their team position within the week by returning a signed Team Contract and by registering for the team in our online system. At time of registration, $55 of the team costume fee will be collected (non-refundable; the remaining $55 is due with February tuition).




OBD’s 2018 Youth Team had a blast performing in local shows, including:

The Olympia Dance Festival, at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts

Dance to Make a Difference Charity Gala, at the Minnaert Center for the Arts

Dance Festival Northwest, at the Corbet Theatre

Portland Open DanceSport Competition

Lacey Spring Fun Fair, at the Marcus Pavilion


Youth Beginning Team

Fall 2018 – spring 2019   –   for ages 12 – 18

  • September 10, 2018 to May 23, 2019
  • Mondays at 6:15-7:45 pm
  • $55 per month (8 months), plus $50 costume fee ($25 due at time of registration; remaining $25 due with February 2019 tuition).

New this Fall, OBD will be offering a great opportunity for those wanting a team experience, but not available, interested, or ready for the high level of commitment, discipline, and ambition that is expected of our performance team members. This team will provide a more simple, low-stress and more recreational team experience, with a few local performance opportunities to have some fun showing off what we’ve learned! Perfect for those involved with other sports or programs, or who otherwise have busy schedules. No auditions required for this team, simply sign up and come have a great time making new friends and learning some fun and easy routines!

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 2018-19 season. Enrolling in a class is encouraged for team members, but not required.

Photo Credit: Alison Meliah Photography
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For Ages 12 – 18

  • $40 per month
  • End of season showcase at the Lacey Spring Fun Fair!
  • Classes will not be offered during Fall of 2018 – Our next season of classes will begin in January of 2019.


Beginning Latin & Ballroom (Bronze Level 1):

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 International Latin and Ballroom styles, such as Cha Cha, Samba, Waltz, and Quickstep. 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 level 2 Latin & Ballroom: 

This class is suitable for those who have been training in International style ballroom dance for at least one year (instructor approval is required to enroll). A wider variety of steps and styles will be taught in an effort to complete Bronze level training and prepare for Silver. 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.

Pre-teen workshops

NEW in January 2019! For ages 8 to 11!

  • 6 week workshops for pre-teens!
  • Dancers will learn one style of dance at each workshop and have a mini-showcase for parents at the end!
  • More information and pricing coming soon!