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Bilingual Dance & Learning SUMMER CAMP 2023

Enrollment is now open! Register early! Our camps sell out quickly.

June 26 to August 25, 2023

Ages 4 to 10. Must be fully potty trained. Min. age required: 3 years and 11 months.

The Salsa With Silvia Summer Camp...Best Memories Ever!

About Our Camp

So much more than just dance camps! Dance, learning, creating and playing!

Summer Camp 2023 - Bilingual Dance and Learning camp at the Salsa with Silvia dance studio in DC and Bethesda

See what parents say about our programs:

The Salsa With Silvia Summer Camp is an all summer adventure that is designed to continue the school curriculum by exposing the kids to reading, writing, Spanish, math, science and other learning activities, combined with fun dance and music lessons, arts & crafts, field trips and more. The camp is divided in several sessions and each session is 2-weeks long. Each session has a different theme and focuses on a different style of dance.

Hours & Tentative Schedule

DOORS OPEN AT 8:15AM

SHORT DAY PROGRAM: 8:30AM to 3:30PM

EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM: 8:30AM to 5:30PM

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.

9:30am – 10:30am Outdoor time or special workshop time. We go to a spray park on Tuesdays in DC and on Wednesdays in Bethesda. We use public transportation for all of our field trips.

10:30am – 11:00am Learning time in Spanish or English: science/reading/writing/math (split group by age if needed and do activities based on age). Learning activities depend on the learning focus of the session.

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 Arts & Crafts. Projects vary depending on the theme of the camp.

3:30pm – 4:00pm Snack time

4:00pm – 5:00pm Outdoor time

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

What To Bring To Camp?

Camp Sessions 2023

Session 1: Science & Dance

June 26 – July 7

Note that we are closed on July 4th. No pro rating will apply.

Campers will be working on fun science experiments and learning about basic physics & chemistry. DANCE STYLE FOCUS OF THE SESSION: Jazz & Latin.

LEARNING FOCUS: How Things Work?

Session 2: Soccer & Dance

July 10 – July 21

Campers will be working with a soccer coach and learning soccer technique and  game. DANCE STYLE FOCUS OF THE SESSION: Ballet & Jazz Funk.

LEARNING FOCUS: The World We Live in; Countries & Cultures.

Session 3: Superheroes Can Dance

July 24 – August 4

Campers will be meeting some local super heroes. DANCE STYLE FOCUS OF THE SESSION: Modern & Ballet.

LEARNING FOCUS: Our Community Workers. What Do I want to be?

Session 4: Theater & Dance

August 7 – August 18

Campers will learn foundation of acting and will prepare a theater play. DANCE STYLE FOCUS OF THE SESSION: Modern & Tap.

LEARNING FOCUS: Biology; It’s All About The Animals.

Session 5: Math & Dance

August 21 – August 25

In preparation for school, we will drill some essential skills to get our campers ready. DANCE STYLE FOCUS OF THE SESSION: Latin & Hip Hop.

LEARNING FOCUS: It’s All About Numbers. Let’s Get Ready For School!

2- STEP ENROLLMENT PROCESS

How Do Enrollment & Payment Work?

DC CAMP PRICING

Camp Prices (Deposits Will Be Deducted):

1 day drop off short day: $150 (Call to book)

1 day drop off extended day: $170 (Call to book)

Aftercare options for short day campers: One day aftercare – $60, 1-week aftercare – $250, 2 weeks aftercare – $450. Call or email to book.

BETHESDA CAMP PRICING

Camp Prices (Deposits Will Be Deducted):

1 day drop off short day: $127 (Call to book)

1 day drop off extended day: $145 (Call to book)

Aftercare options for short day campers: One day aftercare – $51, 1-week aftercare – $213, 2 weeks aftercare – $382. Call or email to book.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

– Masks will be optional.

– All of our staff are vaccinated.

– 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 could be sent home, pior communication with parents/guardian. Children showing severe symptoms of sickness should not be brought to camp.

– 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.

Our camps follow DCPS protocols at both locations. In the event of a positive case, everyone in camp will be considered a close contact. Children that are not vaccinated will be required to stay home for five days and show a negative test upon return. Children that are vaccinated can continue attending camp. However, all staff and children will be required to wear a mask for a week after the positive case was detected. Any child displaying any symptoms of sickness could be sent home and will be required to complete a test. Please note we are no longer able to issue refunds or credits in the event of absence due to COVID19!

– Masks will be optional.

In the event where your child is having severe cold or other sickness symptoms, we require that your child stays home until the symptoms clear, in order to keep everybody safe. Please note no refund or credit will be issued due to sick days.

– While we are encouraging vaccination, we are not mandating vaccinations for children as it’s not mandated by city regulations and schools. Masks will be optional.

– We take daily pictures of campers which are shared only with the participant families during a session (over WhatsApp or Google Drive). We occasionally have a professional photographer/videographer taking pictures or videos of our camp activities for promotional purposes, as well. Even though we do not ever share personal information with the photos, you can opt out of photos on the Enrollment Form.

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 (buses and/or metro). 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. Please be advised that all of our staff attends the spray park and field trips. If you opt out of spray park and field trips, we would need you to bring your child(ren) to camp after 12pm. Special accommodation could be made on case by case basis. Be sure to speak to our manager.

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.

– 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.

Camp Rules & Policy

One day and one week camp policy: All payments are final and non-refundable. You can switch one camp for another based on availability.

Summer Camp Policy: Switching reserved weeks depends on availability.  *If service cancellation is performed by the Salsa With Silvia studio, a full refund will be issued unless such cancellation is caused by a force majeaure such as a war, strike, riot, crime, epidemic or an event described by the legal term act of God, preventing the Studio from fulfilling its obligations under the contract. Please keep in mind that in the event a COVID19 case is reported in our camp, we will still allow other children to join camp -if their families allow- and continue with the usual scheduled activities wearing a mask. The reported COVID19 positive child must stay home until a negative test is shown. Siblings of the COVID19 positive child are allowed to continue coming to camp, only if they show a negative test result every morning of attendance. The test must be taken the very same morning that they are attending camp. Even though vaccination and COVID19 countermeasures have been around for a while now Salsa With Silvia LLC and Salsa With Silvia Ballroom LLC (the Companies) cannot prevent you [or your child(ren)] from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while utilizing the Companies’ services or premises.

A child can be dismissed from camp under the following circumstances:

– Continuous disruptive and violent behavior: pushing, hitting, spitting, offending other campers, being disrespectful to teachers, staff and other campers, etc.

– Continuously disobeying instructors, separating from the group, pulling and playing with curtains, hanging off ballet barres, not following instructions, etc.

– Demonstrating continuous lack of interest for activities offered in the camp, disturbing and distracting other campers. We want your child to have fun and if they are simply not interested in the various activities that we offer, then we’ll advise that maybe he/she is interested in other types of camps (sports, etc.).

We will start by talking to the child and of course talking to the parents/guardians. We will write and give you incident reports. We will give you a first warning after the 3rd incident report. If behavior continues we will proceed with dismissing the child from camp.

If you receive three dismissal warnings and your child is dismissed, we will not pro-rate and refund the rest of the camp enrollment fees.

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