Dance and movement for kids 

Our youth movement curriculum focuses on creating a safe space for kids in our community, where we celebrate individuals, teach the whole person, and provide a high-quality movement education, right here in The Gorge!

Our Youth Program

Our youth movement curriculum focuses on creating a safe space for kids in our community, where we celebrate individuals, teach the whole person, and provide a high-quality movement education, right here in The Gorge!

 

Our values:

  1. Movement is for everyone, in every body. Our priority is to create a safe space for children and youth (physically and mentally), create an inclusive culture that celebrates individuals, no matter their size, shape, or identity, and provide students with a high-quality dance education, in that order. 

  2. Contemporary movement education. Our curriculum is grounded in knowledge of anatomy, alignment, body mechanics and contemporary pedagogy - students are taught to move safely and develop movement skills they can use for life. 

  3. Multiple paths to success. Movement education can lead to performance opportunities, higher education, or balance, flexibility and body awareness for other pursuits. It can also just be a fun way to spend your time. Whatever a student is here to do, we are here to support them and their goals.

Upcoming Kids Workshops

  • Jazz Funk - Teen /Adult (Intermediate)
    Feb 19, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST
    The Dalles, 402 E 2nd St, The Dalles, OR 97058, USA
    Jazz Funk is an intermediate class designed for those looking to diversify their dance training. This class will refine precision movement while incorporating both a spicy mixture of jazz and hip hop. Jazz Funk will put a spin on this classic dance form by incorporating popular and sultry movement.
  • Kids Hip Hop With Drea - Beginner Ages 6-8
    Feb 19, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
    StudioFit, 402 E 2nd St, The Dalles, OR 97058, USA
    This beginning hip hop class for ages 6-8 is a fun and energetic introduction to hip hop choreography, rhythm, and musicality. Hip Hop is a wonderful way to explore music and dance. Fun movement games help learning basic hip hop movement more fun for everyone. Comfortable tennis shoes required.

Upcoming Kids Classes

  • Zumba Kids Jr.  - Ages 5 - 7
    Wed, Feb 09
    The Dalles
    Feb 09, 4:30 PM – 5:10 PM
    The Dalles, 402 E 2nd St, The Dalles, OR 97058, USA
  • Irish Step Dance | Ages 6+
    Mon, Feb 07
    The Dalles
    Feb 07, 4:30 PM – 5:25 PM
    The Dalles, 402 E 2nd St, The Dalles, OR 97058, USA
    Irish step dance is a style of performance dance, founded in traditional Irish dance. If you’re familiar with Riverdance, that’s what this type of dance is!
  • Creative Ballet - Ages 3 - 4
    Sat, Feb 05
    The Dalles
    Feb 05, 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM
    The Dalles, 402 E 2nd St, The Dalles, OR 97058, USA
    This is a perfect class for preschool aged kids to explore the magic of dance. The focus is on fun and positivity through stories, songs, and games.

Creative Ballet | Ages  3 - 4

This is a perfect class for preschool aged kids to explore the magic of dance. The focus is on fun and positivity through stories, songs, and games. This class introduces basic movement principles from across movement disciplines, like ballet, jazz, yoga and folk dance. Dancers will build dance skills, learn and explore a new dance concept each week,  develop self-expression and independence (students take class independent of caregivers).This foundational movement class prepares kids for future dance classes, or just for fun! Dancers must be 3 years old by September 1, 2021.

Zumba Kids Jr. | Ages 4-6

Zumba® Kids Jr. classes are designed to combine movement, music, community and a healthy lifestyle for children. These fitness classes are up-beat, happy and  packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines to all the music kids love, like hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia and more. Kids 4-6 years old get the chance to socialize with friends and jam out to their favorite music.

How It Works: Zumba® Kids, Jr classes are rockin', high-energy dance parties packed with kid-friendly routines. We break down steps, add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class structure.

Benefits: Helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children’s lives. Classes incorporate key childhood development elements such as leadership, respect, team work, confidence, self-esteem, memory, creativity, coordination, balance and cultural awareness.

Irish Step Dance | Ages 6+

Irish step dance is a style of performance dance, founded in traditional Irish dance. If you’re familiar with Riverdance, that’s what this type of dance is! It’s technical (think sharp and precise movements), rhythmic (music is an integral part of Irish dance) and fast paced (kids will be MOVING in this class). Irish step dance draws from it’s folk-dance traditions, emphasizing musicality and rhythm as well as from contemporary dance forms like classical ballet. Irish dance is a great way to develop rhythm, coordination and muscle control. This class teaches the basics of Irish step dance, through age-appropriate skill building, fun choreography, self expression and teamwork.  Dancers must be 7 years old by September 1, 2021.

Freestyle
We look forward to dancing with you!

Class Descriptions
Not sure which class is right for your child? Email dance@studiofittd.com with any questions.

Tuition

Fall 2021 tuition is $150 per class per child. There is a 10% tuition discount for VIP members. Tuition is due in full at the time of registration. Please email us if a payment plan would help.

Class Expectations

Attire:

For all classes, we require appropriate footwear, hair pulled off of the face, and appropriate attire. Please see our attire requirements for specifics.

Drop Off/ Pick Up:

Caregivers are responsible for picking up students on time. All children must be accompanied by an adult when leaving their lesson. If a parent is late for pick-up after the last class of the day, a fee of $1 per minute will be charged.

Cancellations
Refunds

If you need to withdraw from class, we will offer a studio credit for the remainder of classes.

If you need to withdraw from class, we will offer a studio credit for the remainder of classes.