To contact us: Use live chat, Email dance@salsawithsilvia.com or Call (202) 643 1870

Fall 2020 Bilingual Childcare & Educational Camp With Dance Focus

SEPTEMBER 8 – DECEMBER 18, 2020

We will be closed for Thanksgiving on Nov. 26 & 27

Ages 4 to 9

Is your school virtual due to COVID-19? Do you need to go back to work or continue working from home? Are you struggling to juggle work with homework assignments? Are your kids missing social interaction? We are here to help! We strive to provide the best alternative to school during the pandemic.

What we do to protect your kids:

– Small classes: 10 kids cap.

–  Medical grade air purifiers.

– Brand new ventilation system.

– Mandatory temperature checks.

– All adults wear masks (parents, staff, teachers).

– Children wear masks. We take breaks from masks when outdoors or when at a distance.

– Large, clean classrooms, plenty of room to distance.

– Strict and frequent cleaning routines.

– Strict and frequent hand washing routines.

Each child expected to participate in virtual school sessions, should BRING THEIR OWN DEVICE (laptop, tablet + headphones). We will provide quiet time/space, we will monitor virtual school sessions for each child and help with homework. Parents will be responsible for downloading and emailing daily homework assignments to us.

HOURS & SCHEDULE

What To Bring To Camp?

  • Face mask during COVID-19.
  • Notebook + pencil + headphones for kids ages 5 and up.
  • Clear instructions on time(s) and login information for virtual school sessions.
  • Laptop or tablet for virtual school sessions.
  • Sun hat for hot weather camps.
  • Extra set of clothes and underwear.
  • Favorite blanket (if the child naps or will be part of rest time).
  • Jacket, hat, gloves if the weather requires.
  • Raincoat and umbrella if needed.
  • Favorite toy (for younger kids).
  • Ballet slippers or socks for dancing.
  • Packed lunch and extra snack/drinks in a clearly labeled bag. No perishable items and no peanuts & blueberries please. We provide breakfast and two snacks throughout the day.

Tentative Daily Schedule

DOORS OPEN AT 8:15AM

CAMP ENDS AT 5:30PM. Parents can pick up early.

8:15am – 9:00am Arrival & breakfast

9:00am – 9:30am Circle time and morning dance warm up. Going over camp rules for indoor and outdoor activities.

WE WILL MONITOR AND FACILITATE EACH CHILD’S VIRTUAL SCHOOL SESSIONS (Schedules will vary). WE WILL ALSO HELP WITH HOMEWORK.

9:30am – 10:30am Outdoor time or special workshop time

10:30am – 11:00am Learning time in Spanish or English: reading/writing/math (split group by age if needed and do activities based on age)

11:00am – 12:00pm Dance/music lesson

12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch & rest time (audio books, nap for youngest kids, stories)

1:30pm – 2:15pm Dance lesson. Style is based on the theme of the camp.

2:15pm – 3:30pm Homework time and/or arts & crafts. Projects vary depending on the theme of the camp.

3:30pm – 4:00pm Outdoor time & Snack time

4:00pm – 5:00pm Outdoor time

During COVID-19 we will only have Zoom recitals on the last Friday of each session. NO field trips.

5:00pm – 5:30pm Story time in Spanish/chill time

ENROLLMENT STEPS

  • STEP 1: FILL OUT THE ENROLLMENT FORM FOR YOUR LOCATION
  • STEP 2: MAKE A PAYMENT

Step 1: Enrollment form

PLEASE REMEMBER TO RETURN TO THIS PAGE TO COMPLETE PAYMENT.

If you re enrolling for multiple days, please know consecutive days are preferred. Weekly enrollments don’t have to be consecutive. 

Step 2: Make A Payment

If you re enrolling for multiple days, please know consecutive days are preferred. Weekly enrollments don’t have to be consecutive. 

Payment Options For DC:

  • single day enrollment dc
  • three day enrollment dc
  • FIVE DAY ENROLLMENT dc
  • TWO WEEK ENROLLMENT dc (10 days)
  • FOUR WEEK ENROLLMENT dc

NEED TO RESERVE ADDITIONAL WEEKS? Please contact us via email (dance@salsawithsilvia.com).

Payment Options For Bethesda:

  • single day enrollment bethesda
  • three day enrollment bethesda
  • FIVE DAY ENROLLMENT bethesda
  • TWO WEEK ENROLLMENT bethesda (10 days)
  • FOUR WEEK ENROLLMENT bethesda

NEED TO RESERVE ADDITIONAL WEEKS? Please contact us via email (dance@salsawithsilvia.com).

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

– All staff will be required to wear masks.

– We will be checking temperature upon entry of every person (children + adults) that enter the studio.

– All parents entering the studio will be required to wear masks.

– Children must have a mask. While we cannot expect from young children to wear masks all day, we do our best to distance the kids and ask them to wear their masks for activities that requires them to be in close proximity to each other.

– The studio will continue to be disinfected and cleaned regularly. We always disinfect several times a day and we’ll do it even more. Our cleaning products are provided by a commercial cleaning supply provider and they are all hospital grade effective

– Add even more wash your hands rounds to our routine

– Every morning, we go over the rules of camp and the plan for the day. Discussion about preventing the spread of viruses will be a part of our daily morning routine. We will talk about social distancing, washing our hands, cleaning our mats.

– Staying outdoors as much as possible – however, if extreme heat that may not be possible but we do run a fresh air vent all day long.

– Kids that show any symptoms of being sick will be sent home and should not be brought to camp.

– Mats for circle time, Spanish lessons and rest time will be put at a distance.

– Toys will be disinfected after each play and kids will be asked to use hand sanitizer after playing with the toys.

– Absolute open communication and regular updates for parents. We are always here to hear your concerns and we value your feedback and opinion. Together we can decide what’s best for the safety of our children.

– There will be no field trips and recitals at least for June and July.

 

Each child must have a mask packed. While we cannot expect from young children to wear masks all day, we do our best to distance the kids and ask them to wear their masks for activities that requires them to be in close proximity to each other.

During COVID-19, we have 10 children per classroom with 1 or 2 educators depending on age. All of our educators are certified and are CPR trained. Your child’s safety is our top priority.

We stand by quality of education and structure, better teacher to student ratio than most camps, safety and variety of educational and creative activities for the kids!

  • Our educators are currently teaching at public schools and have years of experience in early childhood education.
  • Our dance instructors and educators are CPR trained and are experienced in working with young children.
  • Our adult to child ratio is much higher than any other camp.
  • Small size classes: our cap per room does not exceed 20 kids.
  • The number of activities we offer and creativity that our camp inspires in kids, surpasses any other camp in the area.
  • We help kids continue with their reading, writing curriculum during their breaks.
  • We are bilingual: at least 50% of content is taught in Spanish.
  • We provide morning breakfast and snacks throughout the day.
  • We spend tons of resources and time creative activities and arts & crafts supplies.
  • Our facility is brand new and absolutely beautiful. Our cleaning standards are nothing shy of perfection.

Yes, we have two classrooms and we split the students by age.

YES!!! We love to have boys in camps. They can dance, create and play just as well as girls!

At our DC location, children go to the park located on Irving St NW and Georgia Ave NW.

At our Bethesda location, we go to Caroline Freeland Park located on Elm St. and Arlington Rd.

Each child wears our bright and very colorful camp t-shirt. The kids will be accounted for on the way out of our facility and before we head back.

Each day the kids have 2 structured dance sessions (40 min each) and are exposed to one or two different styles of dance depending on the session/camp focus (ballet, tap, modern, Latin, Hip Hop and more). The kids participate in designing their showcase  by selecting their favorite styles and songs that they learned to dance to.

Our camps are bilingual and at least 50% of the content is taught in Spanish. Our goal is to expose the kids to Spanish as much as possible. Even if the child has never learned Spanish, he/she will start recognizing words that we use to name different objects, activities, actions, etc. We use a game, music and singing approach to learning so the kids can memorize words much quicker.

Our Dance & Learning camps are designed to be fun but also very educational. The kids learn the different dance styles through games. For example, they do games where they learn to recognize the rhythm of the different dance styles. They use musical instruments and props like egg shakers, tambourines, scarves and magic wands to learn the music beat. We learn not only dance but we explore different styles of music and rhythm. Because it is hard for young kids to focus on dance for more than 80 minutes a day (2 sessions, 40 minutes each), we are adding many other activities such as singing & musicality, arts & crafts, outdoor time, counting, spelling, reading, writing, science, story telling and more. The overall goal of the program is to continue challenging the students brains while keeping them active and having fun.

Sadly, yes. Our camp has defined rules & policies, and a child can be dismissed after 3 warnings for disruptive behavior. If you receive three dismissal warnings and your child is dismissed, we will not refund or pro-rate fees.

The only requirement for clothing is for our dance activities. Each child should have a pair of ballet slippers that they can leave in their cubby for the duration of their enrollment. Tap shoes are required for the session that has Tap dance focus. We provide the camp t-shirts on site and we wash them weekly. Be sure to dress kids season appropriate. We prefer NO flip flops during summer camp, they are not safe. Water shoes are required for spray days.

  • 3232 Georgia Ave. NW, Suite 104, Washington, DC 20010
  • 4731 Elm Street (Second Floor), Bethesda, MD, 20814
  • (202) 643 1870
  • dance@salsawithsilvia.com
  • 2019 Salsa With Silvia, LLC. All rights reserved.
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