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!

Spring Dance & Learning Bi-Lingual Camp 2018

Special thanks to all families and students that attended our super fun Spring Camp 2018!

A QUICK RECAP: We did so much in one week. Despite the chilly weather, we played outside every day, we even had a picnic outside. We went to Story Time at Walls Of Books, we had theater workshop every day, we learned ballet, jazz and Latin dance, we learned songs in Spanish, we created Easter art and props for our fabulous Easter Recital. We played lots of games and did super fun obstacle courses. The last day of camp we visited and played at the National Museum Of American History.

Click here to view the photo album.

Here is a video recap of SPRING CAMP 2018:

CAMP DATES: March 26 to March 30, 2018

CAMP THEME & DANCE STYLE FOCUS: IMAGINATION AT WORKS – Students will use their imagination to create artwork, stories, games and the Final Recital. The dance style focus of Spring Camp 2018 is Ballet, Latin Dance & Jazz.

AGES: 4 TO 7 YEAR OLD. Child should be 4 by the start of camp. Must be potty trained!
WHERE: The Salsa With Silvia Dance Studio at 3232 Georgia Ave. NW, SUITE 104, DC 20010.

See how much fun we had during Spring Camp 2017:

Our beautiful brand new studio provides the perfect enviroment for our little students to learn music and dance.

Our beautiful brand new studio provides the perfect environment for our little students to learn music and dance.

ABOUT: The Salsa With Silvia Spring Dance Camp is so much more than just a dance camp; it’s an educational camp! The main focus is to provide good care for your children while they continue their education and learn coordination, rhythm, music and focus through dance lessons. Our state-of-the-art beautifully designed studio offers the perfect environment for our young students to learn, play and thrive.

THE EDUCATORS & 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.

Salsa With Silvia dance camp recital, where students get to design there own recital

Salsa With Silvia dance camp recital, where students get to design there own recital

DAILY ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

  • Outdoor Time. Bruce Monroe Park and other playgrounds in the area.
  • Spanish – OUR CAMPS ARE BI-LINGUAL! At least 50% of the content is taught in Spanish.
  • Arts & Crafts projects
  • Structured Dance Sessions – twice a day.
  • Reading, Writing, Coloring
  • Storytelling. We visit Walls of Books on Wednesday morning for story time in addition to our daily story time.
  • Music & Singing Lessons
  • Playtime: obstacle course, musical chairs, Simon Says, and tons of other games.
  • Rest time for younger campers. Older students read books or enjoy quiet activities during rest time.
  • Week ends with a Field Trip & Final Recital.

ENROLLMENT OPTIONS, POLICY & PRICING

EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM 

A visit to the Zoo with our campers.

A visit to the Zoo with our campers.

DROP OFF: 8:30AM. Doors open 8:15AM.

PICK UP: ANYTIME OR BY 5:30PM. Additional charge of $25 for every 15 minutes applies for late pick up.
COST: $460/per week.

FOOD PROVIDED: Breakfast and afternoon snack. Parents must pack additional snack and lunch or special food items for kids with allergies. Food boxes must be clearly labeled with the child’s name.

CANCELLATION POLICY: You can receive a 70% refund only 10 or more business days prior to the first day of camp. No refunds or discounts for partial or no attendance during the week.

SHORT DAY PROGRAM

Story time and Spanish lessons are part of our daily curriculum.

Story time and Spanish lessons are part of our daily curriculum.

DROP OFF: 8:30AM. Doors open 8:15AM.

PICK UP: ANYTIME OR BY 3:30PM. Additional charge of $25 for every 15 minutes applies for late pick up.

COST: $380/per week.

FOOD PROVIDED: Breakfast and afternoon snack. Parents must pack additional snack and lunch or special food items for kids with allergies. Food boxes must be clearly labeled with the child’s name.

CANCELLATION POLICY: You can receive a 70% refund only 10 or more business days prior to the first day of camp. No refunds or discounts for partial or no attendance during the week.

DAILY DROP OFF 

This option is based on availability and does not open until one week before the start of camp. Please contact us to check for availability.
COST:
Extended day (8:30am to 5:30pm): $100
Short day (8:30am to 3:30pm): $80

POLICY: ALL PAYMENTS ARE FINAL AND NON-REFUNDABLE!

HOW TO ENROLL – 2 EASY STEPS?

Step 1: Fill out and sign ALL FOUR registration forms.

FORM 1: PHOTO RELEASE FORM. Click here to fill out and submit.
FORM 2 (one form per every child you are registering): MEDICAL AUTHORIZATION FORM. Click here to fill out and submit.
FORM 3 (one form per every child you are registering): REGISTRATION & PAYMENT FORM. Click here to fill out and submit.
FORM 4: WAIVER AND RELEASE. Click here to fill out and submit.

Step 2: Receive an email receipt for your payment and enrollment confirmation.

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

TENTATIVE DAILY SCHEDULE:

8:15 – 8:45AM DROP OFF, MEET & GREET

Arts & Crafts at the Salsa With Silvia Dance & Learning Camps.

Arts & Crafts at the Salsa With Silvia Dance & Learning Camps.

9:00 – 9:30AM BREAKFAST

9:30 – 10:00AM CIRCLE TIME. Teachers and students discuss today’s planned activities.

10:00 – 11:30AM OUTDOOR PLAY/ARTS AND CRAFTS/DANCE LESSON/FIELD TRIP TIME (Schedule varies daily). Outdoor time includes dance like games with counting, clapping & singing. The Spring camp field trip of the week will be announced beginning of the week.

11:45AM – 12:30PM LUNCH TIME

12:30 – 1:00PM RELAXING ACTIVITIES: STORIES, READING, WRITING, DRAWING

Summer campers visit the Newseum in light of the "Young Photographer" session theme.

A visit to the Newseum with our campers.

1:00 – 2:00PM NAP/REST TIME FOR YOUNGER KIDS (optional per parents request or if child seems to be tired). Quiet activities (arts and crafts, stretching and more) for older kids.

2:30 – 3:15 A DAILY DANCE CLASS

Our beautiful brand new facility is perfect for the kids to enjoy all the activities that we plan for them. Our educators are certified and current early childhood educators with CPR training.

Our beautiful brand new facility is perfect for the kids to enjoy all the activities that we plan for them. Our educators are certified and current early childhood educators with CPR training.

Students learn different styles of dance throughout the week. Lessons include singing, learning about music and rhythm, creative dancing. Focus of dance will be: Ballet, Latin Dance & Jazz. During the week the students get ready for their Friday recital.

3:00 – 3:30PM SPANISH LESSON

 

3:30 – 4:45PM FREE PLAY & DANCE (outdoor or indoor depending on weather).

4:45pm to 5:30pm RELAXING ACTIVITIES AND PICK UP TIME (calming down before going home)

FAQs

What is the adult to student ratio?

Summer campers visit the National Portrait Gallery in light of the "Young Photographer" session theme.

Our campers visit the National Portrait Gallery in light of the “Young Photographer” session theme.

We have at least 3 adults for a group of 10 to 15 kids. More instructors and educators join camp for field trips and weeks when we have 15 to 20 kids. 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.

Will the class be separated in different age groups?

Yes, depending on registration, the class will be split in two: 4 to 5 year olds and 6 to 7 year olds. The separation will only take place for certain activities like dance, arts and crafts, rest time.

Boys are more than welcome at the Salsa With Silvia Dance & Learning Camps!

Boys are more than welcome at the Salsa With Silvia Dance & Learning Camps!

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! We do tend to have more girls but we also always have a few boys that LOVE our camps. We would love to have more boys!

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. During field trips we send 5 to 7 adults with a group of 15 to 20 kids. During regular activities we have at least 2-3 adults for a group of 15 kids and 4 adults for a group of 15 to 20 kids.
  • Small size: our camp has a 15 kids capacity but we could accommodate and staff for up to 20 kids. We always include extra adults for more than 15 kids.
  • The number of activities we offer and creativity that our camp is filled it surpasses any other camp in the area.
  • We are bi-lingual: at least 50% of content is taught in Spanish.
  • We provide morning breakfast and snacks throughout the day.
  • We don’t save on arts & crafts supplies for the kids.
  • Our facility is brand new and absolutely beautiful. Our cleaning standards are nothing shy of perfection.

Where do the kids play during the outdoor time?

Outdoor time with our campers at Trolley Park.

Outdoor time with our campers at Trolley Park.

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 organized activities such as obstacle course games. The kids will enjoy not only free play time but also outdoor dance activities such as jumping on beat, free dance, counting the beat and more. Another location, walking distance, that we use is a park located on 11th and Monroe.

Our camp educators are amazingly creative and love working with kids.

Our camp educators are amazingly creative and love working with kids.

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 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 child will wear our camp t-shirt when going outside. The kids will be accounted for on the way out of our facility and before we head back.

Campers act in a green screen video shoot and use their imagination to meet their favorite characters and travel the World. The final video is posted on this page. This activity was part of the "Imagination At Works" session.

Campers act in a green screen video shoot and use their imagination to meet their favorite characters and travel the World. The final video is posted on this page. This activity was part of the “Imagination At Works” session.

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

Each parent must sign a release form for the field trip. The form describes the day of the trip, the location and the type of transportation. We typically use public transportation for our field trips.

What could the field trip be?

Ballet schools and academies, theater performances, museums and more.

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

Imagination At Works Session - campers visit the National Museum of History and Julia Child's kitchen.

Imagination At Works Session – campers visit the National Museum of History and Julia Child’s kitchen.

The styles we teach are ballet, Latin dance, creative movement, modern, tap, jazz, hip hop. The studio is equipped with proper ballet barres for young children. Each dance session is usually no longer than 40 minutes. We typically do at least 2 structured dance sessions a day.

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

Our camps are Bi-Lingual 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 camp 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 dance activities. Each child should have a pair of ballet slippers that they can leave at our studio.

SPRING CAMP 2017 PHOTO ALBUM (Click on photo for all pics)

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Our campers are engaging in tons of creative and learning activities; dancing, Spanish, music, outdoor time, reading, arts & crafts and more. During spring camp we also had a science workshop and a field trip to Magic Ground. Our camp was focused on celebrate Earth day so campers created arts and crafts from recyclable items. We ended the week with a great recital!

See our students & instructors talk about our camp program: