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!

Summer Dance & Learning Bilingual Camp 2019

Welcome to Summer Camp 2019 (June 17 – August 16, 2019)!

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REQUIREMENTS: Kids ages 4 (or turning 4 within a month from start date) to 7 years old (Child has to be 4 by camp start day).
STUDENTS MUST BE FULLY POTTY TRAINED!
Doors open at 8:15am

So much more than just a dance camp…

  • Outdoor Time. Bruce Monroe Park and other playgrounds in the area.
  • Spanish – OUR CAMPS ARE BILINGUAL! At least 50% of the content is taught in Spanish.
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Structured Dance Sessions – twice a day.
  • Reading, Writing, Coloring
  • Storytelling & Educational activities. We visit Walls of Books on Wednesday morning for story time in addition to our daily story time.
  • Music & Singing
  • Playtime: obstacle courses, 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.
  • Spray park – campers visit the Kennedy Recreation spray park & playground every Tuesday.
  • Field Trips & Final Recitals – field trip is on the first Friday of the two-week session, recital is on the second Friday of the two-week session.

    LIKE US ON FB AT salsawithsilvia4kids to see how much fun we had during Summer Camp 2017.

THE EDUCATORS & DANCE INSTRUCTORS:

Educator Roxanne Kriger and one of our campers during a field trip, Summer Camp 2017.

Educator Roxanne Kruger and one of our campers during a field trip, Summer Camp 2017.

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

SESSION THEMES & DANCE FOCUS

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

SESSION 1 (June 17 – June 28): SUPER STARS

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. DANCE STYLE FOCUS OF THE SESSION: Jazz & Latin.

SESSION 2 (July 1 – 12. No camp on July 4th): THE REAL WORLD – WHAT DO I WANT TO BE?

Campers go to a field trip once a week. Each field trip is planned according to the session's theme. In this photo the campers were headed to the National Portrait Gallery in light of the "Young Photographer" session theme.

Campers go to a field trip once a week. Each field trip is planned according to the session’s theme. In this photo the campers were headed to the National Portrait Gallery in light of the “Young Photographer” session theme.

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. DANCE STYLE FOCUS OF THE SESSION: Ballet & Jazz Funk.

SESSION 3 (July 15 – 26): JUNGLE BEATS

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. DANCE STYLE FOCUS OF THE SESSION: Modern & Ballet.

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.

SESSION 4 (July 29 – August 9): THEATER & IMAGINATION

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. DANCE STYLE FOCUS OF THE SESSION: Modern & Tap.

SESSION 5 (August 12 – August 16/one week only): FOR THE LOVE OF ANIMALS – students learn about different animals through stories, dance, games, music, arts & crafts. DANCE STYLE FOCUS OF THE SESSION: Hip Hop & Latin.

FORMS, PRICES, PAYMENT

MORNING DROP OFF 8:15AM – 8:45AM
SHORT DAY ENDS AT 3:30PM
EXTENDED DAY ENDS AT 5:30PM

STEP 1: FILL OUT ALL FOUR REGISTRATION FORMS

(Please use your computer, not your phone).

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..

STEP 2: MAKE A PAYMENT. Did you fill out the forms?

To add multiple options to your cart, click on the payment links below one at a time, then pay the total in your shopping cart.

SESSION 1: June 17 – June 28

Select your attendance and pay in full if your attendance begins with this session.

FULL SESSION EXTENDED DAY – $900. Click to pay.
FULL SESSION SHORT DAY – $760. Click to pay.
HALF SESSION (1 week) EXTENDED DAY – $490. Click to pay.
HALF SESSION (1 week) SHORT DAY – $420. Click to pay.

SESSION 2: July 1 – July 12 (No camp July 4th)

Select your attendance and pay 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.

FULL SESSION NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT – $140. Click to reserve & pay.
HALF SESSION (1 week ) NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT – $100. Click to reserve & pay.
FULL SESSION EXTENDED DAY – $900. Click to pay.
FULL SESSION SHORT DAY – $760. Click to pay.
HALF SESSION (1 week) EXTENDED DAY – $490. Click to pay.
HALF SESSION (1 week) SHORT DAY – $420. Click to pay.

SESSION 3: July 15 – July 26

Select your attendance and pay 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.

FULL SESSION NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT – $140. Click to reserve & pay.
HALF SESSION (1 week ) NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT – $100. Click to reserve & pay.
FULL SESSION EXTENDED DAY – $900. Click to pay.
FULL SESSION SHORT DAY – $760. Click to pay.
HALF SESSION (1 week) EXTENDED DAY – $490. Click to pay.
HALF SESSION (1 week) SHORT DAY – $420. Click to pay.

SESSION 4: July 29 – August 9

Select your attendance and pay 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 4. Balance will be due 10 days prior to Session start.

FULL SESSION NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT – $140. Click to reserve & pay.
HALF SESSION (1 week) NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT – $100. Click to reserve & pay.
FULL SESSION EXTENDED DAY – $900. Click to pay.
FULL SESSION SHORT DAY – $760. Click to pay.
HALF SESSION (1 week) EXTENDED DAY – $490. Click to pay.
HALF SESSION (1 week) SHORT DAY – $420. Click to pay.

SESSION 5 (1-week only): August 12 – August 16

Select your attendance and pay 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 5. Balance will be due 10 days prior to Session start.

FULL SESSION NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT – $100. Click to reserve & pay.
FULL SESSION EXTENDED DAY – $490. Click to pay.
FULL SESSION SHORT DAY – $420. Click to pay.

What should you prepay to secure your spot?

  • What we recommend:
    For your child to get a complete learning experience with our camp, we strongly recommend that you sign up at least for one full session.
  • What payment is required to enroll? How to reserve your spot for more than one week or more than one session?
    Always make a full payment for the first week or first full session that you are attending.

    IF YOU ARE ATTENDING ONE OR SEVERAL RANDOM WEEKS:  First, make a full payment for the first half session (1 week) or full session (2 weeks) you are attending. Then, if you want to reserve your spot for additional week(s)/sessions, please be sure to select them on your registration form. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve each additional week and a $140 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve each additional full session. Remember, the first half session or first full session have to be paid in full.  Please keep in mind, we can only hold a spot no later than 10 business days before each reserved week begins. Full payment for each additional week must be made at least 10 business days before that week/session begins.
  • What If you want to enroll for random weeks?
    If you are attending random weeks (not full sessions), you would be selecting the week(s) you want to attend on your registration form and paying at “Half Session – 1 week” rate. Make sure you factor in the type of enrollment you want (extended day or short day).
  • What if you need to switch weeks or cancel?
    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 $100 or $140 deposit(s) that you paid to reserve more than one week(s)/session(s) is(are) non-refundable.

WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP:

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

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

  • Extra set of clothes and underwear.
  • Packed lunch and extra snack/drinks in a clearly labeled bag. No perishable items and no peanuts & blueberries please.
  • Ballet slippers and/or tap shoes if you are signed for a session that has a Tap dance focus.
  • Favorite blanket (if the child naps or will be part of rest time)
  • Favorite toy (for younger kids)
  • Sunblock MUST BE APPLIED DAILY BEFORE THE STUDENT ARRIVES TO CAMP.
  • Kids come dressed in their bathing suit and water shoes for spray day. Change of clothes, towel must be provided in their backpack. Remember to apply sunblock before arrival.

WHAT FOOD IS PROVIDED:

Breakfast and afternoon snack are provided. Parents bring lunch and additional snack in a clearly labeled lunch bag. No perishable items and no peanuts & blueberries please.

TENTATIVE DAILY SCHEDULE:

DOORS OPEN AT 8:15AM

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

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

8:30 – 9:00am Arrival & breakfast

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

9:30 – 10:30am Outdoor time (Field trip every first Friday of a session) + 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. Recital every second Friday of a session

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

STUDIO POLICY & RULES:

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:

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

CANCELLATION AND REFUND 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 $100 or $140 deposit(s) that you paid to reserve more than one week(s)/session(s) is(are) non-refundable.

A giant boat created by students and teachers made out of cardboard boxes that we asked the parents to bring. The boat was used as a decor for the Imagination At Works recital.

A giant boat created by students and teachers made out of cardboard boxes that we asked the parents to bring. The boat was used as a decor for the Imagination At Works recital.

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 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. 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.
  • 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 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.

Boys and girls are both welcome at our camp programs!

Boys and girls are both welcome at our camp programs!

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?

Summer Dance & Learning Camps at the Salsa With Silvia Dance Studio, Columbia Heights, DC

Summer Dance & Learning Camps at the Salsa With Silvia Dance Studio, Columbia Heights, DC

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!

Sergeant Proctor is our on duty guard during outdoor play time.

Sergeant Proctor is our on duty guard during outdoor play time.

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?

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

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

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

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

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 focus (ballet, tap, modern, Latin, Hip Hop and more). The kids participate in designing their recital by selecting their favorite styles and songs that they learned to dance to.

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 dance & learning program?

Students learn variety of dance styles during camp. Each session focuses on two specific dance styles.

Students learn variety of dance styles during camp. Each session focuses on two specific dance styles.

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.

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

Sadly, yes. Our camp has strict rules & policies, which you can read above under Studio Policy & Rules.

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.

What if I am only registered for a week prior to a recital, can my child still participate?

Yes, the dance routines that will be performed will not be long and difficult to memorize. Remember, we want to avoid kids feeling intimidated and we want them to enjoy it. The little kids recitals will be guided by the dance instructor the entire time.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SUMMER CAMP 2018

LIKE US ON Facebook at salsawithsilvia4kids to see how more photos and videos from camp.

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

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