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SUMMER DANCE & LEARNING BILINGUAL CAMP 2020

JUNE 22 – AUGUST 21, 2020

  • WASHINGTON, DC - 3232 GEORGIA AVE. NW, SUITE 104, WASHINGTON, DC 20010
  • BETHESDA, MD - 4731 ELM ST. (2nd Floor), BETHESDA, MD, 20814

EARLY BIRD PROMO CODE FOR 15% OFF SUMMER CAMP ENROLLMENT AVAILABLE BY JANUARY 15, 2020. Take advantage! Use SUMMER20EARLYBIRD when making a payment.

AGE REQUIREMENT: Kids ages 4 to 9 years old (Child has to be 4 by camp start day or turning 4 within one month of start day).

STUDENTS MUST BE FULLY POTTY TRAINED (no exceptions)!

DOORS OPEN AT 8:15AM

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

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.

What To Bring To Camp?

  • Extra set of clothes and underwear.
  • Raincoat and umbrella if needed.
  • Favorite blanket (if the child naps or will be part of rest time).
  • Favorite toy (for younger kids).
  • Ballet slippers or tap shoes depending on the dance focus of the session.
  • 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.

How To Register?

Step 1: Fill out the forms

FORM 1: PHOTO RELEASE FORM. Click here to fill out and submit.

FORM 2 (one form per child): MEDICAL AUTHORIZATION FORM. Click here to fill out and submit.

FORM 3 (one form per child): REGISTRATION & PAYMENT FORM. Click here to fill out and submit.

FORM 4: WAIVER AND RELEASE. Click here to fill out and submit.

FORM 5: FIELD TRIP PERMISSION FORM Click here to fill out and submit.

Summer Camp Sessions

Session 1: Super Stars

June 22 – July 3, 2020

DANCE STYLES: Jazz & Latin.

During learning and dance sessions students will focus on learning how to help each other, friends, family and their community just like the Super Stars that they want to be. During the session the kids will be working as a team with their instructors to design the Final Recital according to the Session’s theme. 

Session 1 Payment

Pay this session in full if your attendance begins with this session.

Short day: 8:30am – 3:30pm

 Extended day: 8:30am – 5:30pm

1 day drop off short day: $120 (Call to book)

1 day drop off extended day: $140 (Call to book)

Session 2: The Real World. What Do I Want To Be?

July 6 – 17, 2020

DANCE STYLES: Ballet & Jazz Funk

During this session students will focus on learning and re-enacting different “real-world” professions. They will be learning about why each profession is important and it matters to the community we live in. During the session the kids will be working as a team with their instructors to design the Final Recital according to the Session’s theme.

Session 2 Payment

Pay this session in full if your attendance begins with this session. If this is not your first session, pay the deposit for what you will be attending in Session 2. Balance will be due 10 days prior to Session start.

Short day: 8:30am – 3:30pm

 Extended day: 8:30am – 5:30pm

1 day drop off short day: $120 (Call to book)

1 day drop off extended day: $140 (Call to book)

Session 3: Jungle Beats

July 20 – July 31, 2020

DANCE STYLES: Modern & Ballet

During this session, students will use their imagination to visit different parts of the World where they will learn about wild animals through stories, dance, games, music, arts & crafts. During the session the kids will be working as a team with their instructors to design the Final Recital according to the Session’s theme.

Session 3 Payment

Pay this session in full if your attendance begins with this session. If this is not your first session, pay the deposit for what you will be attending in Session 3. Balance will be due 10 days prior to Session start.

Short day: 8:30am – 3:30pm

 Extended day: 8:30am – 5:30pm

1 day drop off short day: $120 (Call to book)

1 day drop off extended day: $140 (Call to book)

Session 4: Theater & Imagination

August 3 – August 14, 2020

DANCE STYLES: Modern & Tap

During this session, students will learn about role playing and acting. Prompted to use their imagination, students will participate in activities like space exploration, cooking workshop, growing a plant, arts & crafts. Campers will create their own theater decor and theater play for the Final Recital.

Session 4 Payment

Pay this session in full if your attendance begins with this session. If this is not your first session, pay the deposit for what you will be attending in Session 3. Balance will be due 10 days prior to Session start.

Short day: 8:30am – 3:30pm

 Extended day: 8:30am – 5:30pm

1 day drop off short day: $120 (Call to book)

1 day drop off extended day: $140 (Call to book)

Session 5: For The Love Of Animals

August 17 – August 21

DANCE STYLES: Hip Hop & Latin

During this session, students learn about different animals through stories, dance, games, music, arts & crafts.

Session 5 Payment

Pay this session in full if your attendance begins with this session. If this is not your first session, pay the deposit for what you will be attending in Session 3. Balance will be due 10 days prior to Session start.

Short day: 8:30am – 3:30pm

 Extended day: 8:30am – 5:30pm

1 day drop off short day: $120 (Call to book)

1 day drop off extended day: $140 (Call to book)

HOURS & SCHEDULE

DOORS OPEN AT 8:15AM

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

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

What To Bring To Camp?

  • 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.
  • Bathing suit, towel, water shoes (for spray day during summer camp only)
  • Favorite toy (for younger kids).
  • Ballet slippers.
  • 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

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

One week camps and summer camp have field trips on Friday. Summer camp field trip is every other Friday.

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

Story time at Walls of Books every Wednesday

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 Games, music, singing, karaoke, free play

Summer camp and camps that fall on Friday have a showcase on the last Friday of the session.

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

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

We staff according to the number of kids registered for camp. We have at least 4 adults for a group of 20 to 25 kids and at least 6 adults for field trips and outdoor time. 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.

If we have more than 20 kids, we split the kids by age and each age group has their own room. If we have 20 and under, we typically only separate the group for rest time when younger kids rest and older kids are involved in reading, drawing and other quiet activities. We find that younger kids learn a ton from their older piers and the older kids enjoy helping the younger campers.

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

The nearest park, located only a block away from our facility, is located on Irving St. and Georgia Ave. NW. It has a small playground but a large open outdoor space and shaded area, perfect for the hot summer weather. The kids will enjoy not only free play time but also structured outdoor activities such as obstacle courses, jumping on beat, free dance, counting the beat and more. Another location, walking distance, that we will use is a park located on 11th and Monroe. During Summer Camp the kids enjoy Spray Park once a week. We typically visit the Spray Park at Kennedy Recreation Center.

When we are at our regular playground, Bruce Monroe park, we always have an officer on duty during outdoor play time. For our field trips, we make sure there are extra adults when public transportation is used. Each adult is assigned to a certain group of kids. The assigned teacher watches these kids but also always keeps an eye on the group. Each child will wear 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.

Sprinkle parks, performances, theater, kids dance shows, the zoo, Magic Ground, the library, museums and more.

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 (for one week and summer camps) 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.

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.

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.

Camp Rules & Policy

  • Cancellation & Refund Policy For Camps

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 you decide to cancel enrollment, only 70% of your payment will be refunded with at least 2 weeks notice. The deposit(s) that you paid to reserve more than one week(s)/session(s) is(are) non-refundable.

  • Studio Rules & Camp Dismissal

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.).

  • Dismissal Process

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.

  • Refunds Due To Dismissal

If you receive a dismissal warming and your child is dismissed, we will pro-rate and refund the rest of the camp enrollment fees.

  • 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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