Salsa With Silvia 4 Kids

After school & weekend dance classes, dance camps and parties for kids in Columbia Heights, DC – Latin dance, ballet, modern, creative movement, jazz and more; kids learn to dance through fun & games!

ONE DAY CAMPS

Working on Holidays or your school is closed?

Sign up for the Salsa With Silvia Dance & Learning Bilingual One Day Camps – so much more than just dance camps! Dance, learning, creating and playing!

ONE DAY CAMP DATES

OCTOBER 25th , 2018 – DCPS NO SCHOOL DAY

OCTOBER 26th, 2018 – DCPS NO SCHOOL DAY

NOVEMBER 6th, 2018 – DCPS NO SCHOOL DAY

NOVEMBER 12th, 2018 – VETERAN’S DAY CAMP

JANUARY 21st, 2019 – MARTIN LUTHER KING’S DAY CAMP

JANUARY 22nd, 2019 – DCPS NO SCHOOL DAY

JANUARY 23rd, 2019 – DCPS NO SCHOOL DAY

MARCH 8th, 2019 – DCPS NO SCHOOL DAY

APRIL 4th, 2019 – DCPS NO SCHOOL DAY

APRIL 5th, 2019 – DCPS NO SCHOOL DAY

MAY 28th, 2019 – DCPS NO SCHOOL DAY

AGE REQUIREMENT: Kids ages 4 to 7 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)!

STUDIO ADDRESS: The Salsa With Silvia Dance Studio at 3232 Georgia Ave. NW, SUITE 104, DC 20010.

ABOUT THE CAMPS: The Salsa With Silvia Bilingual (English & Spanish) camps are so much more than just a dance camp; they are also educational camps! The main focus is to provide good care for your children while they continue their education and learn Spanish along with coordination, rhythm, music and focus through dance lessons as well as arts & crafts and other activities. Our state-of-the-art beautifully designed studio offers the perfect environment for our young students to learn, play and thrive.

SEE WHAT OUR CAMPS ARE ABOUT:


ABOUT THE EDUCATORS & THE DANCE INSTRUCTORS

All teachers are experienced, certified, CPR trained educators. Our seasoned dance instructors have years of experience working with children. The main focus is to provide good care for your children while they continue their education and learn coordination, rhythm, music and dance on daily basis. Click to read more about our team.

HOW TO ENROLL – 2 EASY STEPS

STEP 1: MUST FILL OUT REGISTRATION FORMS FIRST

Use a computer or laptop, NOT your phone please!!!

FORM 1: PHOTO RELEASE FORM. Click here to fill out and submit.
FORM 2 (One per child): MEDICAL AUTHORIZATION FORM. Click here to fill out and submit.
FORM 3 (One per child): REGISTRATION FORM. Click here to fill out and submit.
FORM 4: WAIVER AND RELEASE. Click here to fill out and submit.

STEP 2: MAKE A PAYMENT

Once you fill out your registration form and make a payment, we will process your enrollment and you will get an enrollment confirmation. BE SURE TO CHANGE THE QUANTITY TO THE NUMBER OF ONE DAY CAMPS YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR.

One Day Kids Dance Camps at the Salsa With Silvia dance studio

 

One Day Kids Dance Camps at the Salsa With Silvia dance studio

PRICING

Short day program (8:30am – 3:30pm) – $80

Full day program (8:30am – 5:30pm) – $100

All payments are final and non-refundable. You can switch one camp for another based on availability.

SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY. Doors open at 8:15am!!!

8:30 – 9:00am Arrival & breakfast

9:00 – 9:30am Circle time and morning dance warm up

9:30 – 10:30am Outdoor time + snack/specialty workshops time

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

11:00 – 12:00pm Dance/music lesson

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

1:30 – 2:15pm Dance lesson

2:15 – 3:30pm Arts & Crafts

3:30 – 4:00pm Snacks

4:00 – 5:00pm Games, Music, Singing

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

DANCE FOCUS:

OCTOBER & NOVEMBER CAMPS – Ballet & Modern

JANUARY CAMPS – Jazz & Latin

MARCH, APRIL & MAY CAMPS – Ballet & Hip Hop

WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP:

  • Extra set of clothes and underwear.
  • 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.
  • Favorite blanket (if the child naps or will be part of rest time).
  • Favorite toy (for younger kids).
  • Raincoat and/or umbrella.

STUDIO POLICY & RULES:

WHAT PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO ENROLL? Full payment is required to enroll for a one day camp. All payments are final and non-refundable. You can switch one camp for another based on availability.

STUDIO RULES & DISMISSAL FROM CAMP:

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:

There are no refunds for one day camps. Dismissals from one day camps are highly unlikely. Usually, these type of behaviors display over several days/weeks of camps.

FAQs

What is the adult to student ratio?

We have at least 4 adults for a group of 20 to 25 kids (please note one day camps are 15 kids max so we have 2 adults at all times) and at least 6 adults for field trips and outdoor time (4 adults for one day camps). All of our educators are certified and are CPR trained. Your child’s safety is our top priority. During field trips each instructor is assigned to a small group of kids to ensure the safety of the children.

Why are your prices higher than DCPR camps?

We stand by quality of education, best teacher to student ratio than any other camp, safety and large variety of educational and creative activities for the kids!

  • All educators are currently teaching at public schools and have years of experience in early childhood education.
  • All of 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: our camp has a 25 kids capacity (15 for one day camps).
  • The number of activities we offer and creativity that our camp is filled it surpasses any other camp in the area.
  • 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.

Will the class be separated in different age groups?

Only for rest time when younger kids rest and older kids will be involved in reading, drawing and other quiet activities. We found that younger kids learn a ton from their older piers and the older kids enjoy helping the younger campers.

Are boys welcome in the camps?

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

Where do the kids play during the outdoor time?

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.

How do you keep an eye on our kids when outdoors? Safety first!

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.

What form of transportation do you use if they go on field trips?

Each parent must sign a release form for each field trip. The form describes the day of the trip, the location and the type of transportation. We will use public transportation if the field trip is accessible and we will rent a van or small bus if the location is not accessible by public transportation.

What are some of the field trips?

Performances, theater, kids dance shows, the zoo, Magic Ground, the library, museums and more. One day camps will not include a field trip.

What types of dance will the kids be involved in and for how long?

See dance focus for each one day camp above.

Is Food Provided?

We provide breakfast and two snacks throughout the day. Child should come with a packed lunch and extra snack/drinks in a clearly labeled bag. No perishable items and no peanuts & blueberries please.

How exposed are the kids to Spanish? My child has never learned Spanish. Is that ok?

Our camps are Bilingual and 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.

What is the goal of the dance & learning program?

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. So, 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, science, story telling and more. We’ll have an art contest every two-week session and the winner will get a prize after the session recital. The overall goal of the program is to continue challenging the students brains while keeping them active and having fun.

Are there special clothing requirements?

The only requirement for clothing is for our ballet activities. Each child should have a pair of ballet slippers that they can leave at our studio. Tights and leotards for girls are also preferred. 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.

Can my child be dismissed from camp? Do I get a refund?

Sadly, yes. Our camp has strict rules & policies. We do our absolute best to work with each child and their needs. However, there are certain types of behavior that we won’t tolerate. These are:

– 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: There are no refunds for one day camps. Dismissals from one day camps are highly unlikely. Usually, these type of behaviors display over several days/weeks of camps.

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

If you receive a dismissal warning during summer camp and your child is dismissed, we’ll refund deposits/payments made for after the day of dismissal.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SUMMER CAMP 2018

LIKE US ON Facebook at salsawithsilvia4kids to see how more photos and videos from our camps AND TO SEE PHOTO & VIDEO UPDATES FROM THE CAMP YOU ARE REGISTERED FOR.

Spray park at the Salsa With Silvia Dance & Learning Bi-Lingual Camp.

Spray park at the Salsa With Silvia Dance & Learning Bilingual Camp.

Green screen video productions with our campers teach them how to use their imagination.

Green screen video productions with our campers teach them how to use their imagination.

Our campers meet a group of real life superheroes during Superhero session.

Our campers meet a group of real life superheroes during Superhero session.

Our campers visit the library for story time every week.

Our campers visit the library for story time every week.

Our campers go to field trips that are related to the session theme. In this photo they visited the Air & Space Museum downtown DC.

Our campers go to field trips that are related to the session theme. In this photo they visited the Air & Space Museum downtown DC.

Salsa With Silvia campers during ballet class in one of the two mandatory daily dance sessions.

Salsa With Silvia campers during ballet class in one of the two mandatory daily dance sessions.

Our talented instructors are super creative and put a ton of effort into preparing the kids for recitals and sometimes just for fun.

Our talented instructors are super creative and put a ton of effort into preparing the kids for recitals and sometimes just for fun.

Outdoor Spanish Lesson is part of our daily curriculum.

Outdoor Spanish Lesson is part of our daily curriculum.

Our campers spend a great deal of time outdoors and they would even do a lot of their activities outside so they can get fresh air. In this photo they are doing their dance lesson outside.

Our campers spend a great deal of time outdoors and they would even do a lot of their activities outside so they can get fresh air. In this photo they are doing their dance lesson outside.

Our little campers act in a green screen production that they get to watch during their recital at the end of every session.

Our little campers act in a green screen production that they get to watch during their recital at the end of every session.

A field trip to the National Zoo with our summer campers.

A field trip to the National Zoo with our summer campers.

Mandatory daily outdoor time with organized activities..

Mandatory daily outdoor time with organized activities..

Our talented campers showcase what they've learned druing their end-of-session recitals.

Our talented campers showcase what they’ve learned during their end-of-session recitals.

Our talented campers showcase what they've learned during their end-of-session recitals.

Our talented campers showcase what they’ve learned during their end-of-session recitals.

Our talented campers showcase what they've learned during their end-of-session recitals.

Our talented campers showcase what they’ve learned during their end-of-session recitals.

Arts & Crafts activities are part of our daily curriculum. The kids get to create their own props for recitals as well as work on various theme related projects.

Arts & Crafts activities are part of our daily curriculum. The kids get to create their own props for recitals as well as work on various theme related projects.

Our talented campers showcase what they've learned during their end-of-session recitals.

Our talented campers showcase what they’ve learned during their end-of-session recitals.

 

 


Enjoy these fabulous productions that our campers participated in during Summer Camp 2018: