Most frequent questions and answers
– All of our staff are vaccinated and will be required to wear masks (This may change depending on city/state regulations).
– 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 unless city regulations allow vaccinated children to not wear a mask indoors in the summer of 2022.
– 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 regularly.
– 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.
– We are bringing back field trips in 2022!
The camp will close for three to five days. Families and staff will be informed and required to present a negative COVID-19 test in order to return to camp. Credits will be non-refundable but will be usable for other camp weeks or other services.
– Each child must have a mask and one extra in their bag/cubby. We will be following CDC guidelines during the summer.
– While we are encouraging vaccination, we are not mandating vaccinations for children as it’s not mandated by city regulations and schools. However, we will require a negative test prior to beginning camp attendance and we ask that children have limited to no contact with children outside of camp while attending.
We have 2 adults per classroom of 10 to 15 children. All of our educators are certified and are CPR trained. Your child’s safety is our top priority.
We use public transportation. If parents are concerned about their children using public transportation, they can opt out of field trips or they can be the one transporting their children to and from field trips. kids wear their masks on the bus and we clean their hands with disinfectant once they are at the park and of course they wash their hands upon returning from the park.
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 15 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.
- Our camp is bilingual.
- We provide morning breakfast and snacks throughout the day.
- Our facility is clean and up to code. Our cleaning standards are very high and we follow all protocols and CDC guidelines.
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. We also occasionally go to other parks nearby.
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 (30 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 60 minutes a day (2 sessions, 30 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 a dismissal warming and your child is dismissed, we will not pro-rate and refund the rest of the camp enrollment 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.
– Circle time, outdoor time, Spanish lesson, dance lesson, lunch, arts and crafts, another dance lesson, rest time (older kids do learning activities like reading, writing, math and younger kids listen to a story), we finish the day with story time and games.
– Recitals will be on the last Friday of each session. Depending on city regulations, we may or may not have the recitals in person.
– The campers will attend a spray park every Tuesday at our DC camp and every Wednesday at our Bethesda camp.
– Kids will ride a public bus to all field trips and the spray parks.
Yes! We are bringing field trips back in 2022. Field trips will take place on the first Friday of every session. You will be informed about where the kids are going. Extra teachers are present for field trips.
– NO, we never do that even on a normal summer. Snack is distributed in clean Dixie cups and handed to each child.
Yes, the dance routines that will be performed will not be long and difficult to memorize. We want to avoid kids feeling intimidated and we want them to enjoy it. Showcases will be guided by the dance instructor the entire time.
We use an app called ProCare. You will be provided your own personal pin code. You will use the code upon drop off and pick up. In addition, you can use the ProCare app to send us messages and to receive messages and updates from us.