Our program is geared towards children between the ages of 5 and 15. Our instruction focuses on the principles of movement and technique in the major Ballroom & Latin Dances . We want our Junior dancers to have fun, learn body awareness, and how to coordinate timing and rhythm.
At That's Dancing our goal is to help train our future dance champions. We offer a Summer Showcase to highlight their achievements and participate in many local NDCA competitions throughout the year.
Our friendly and experienced instructors can handle any level of confidence or experience. Ballroom dance will have your child taking the right steps to success.
Pre-registration is required.
Call to reserve your spot: 301-776-0085.
We have Group options in our 9-month program or some dancers prefer Private Lessons. Not sure what's the right fit for your child? We offer a complimentary first lesson, which includes a 30 minute dance evaluation with one of instructors.
Call today to schedule your first complimentary lesson and learn more about our exciting Youth Programs.
No partner necessary.
Why Should your child ballroom dance?
With so many sports and recreation options available to kids these days, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. Pastimes like hockey, soccer and martial arts are known for developing well-rounded young adults, but have you or your child ever considered ballroom dance? Here are just a few of the benefits of this fun and popular activity.
Many of us dance for fun, but here’s a secret about moving to a rhythm: it’s exercise! Yep, even couch potatoes can forget they’re breaking a sweat while dancing to an inspiring tune. Regular lessons and practice take dancing and the dancer to whole new levels: improving posture, grace, flexibility, strength, stamina and range of motion. The crisp, precise movements of ballroom dance encourage proper body alignment and balance, all while providing an excellent cardio workout. Professional dancers are some of the strongest, most athletic people in the world and even NFL quarterbacks and other pro athletes include dance in their training.
Ballroom dance is a social activity! Peers of similar age and skill are taught partner-based moves in a group setting, all of which promotes socialization in children. A child who is shy can emerge from their shell as they learn to express themselves through dance. Many dancers also describe a feeling of being in their own world when they dance, which can help fear of public performance or speaking. In addition to all of these advantages, young ballroom dancers also learn trust, teamwork and co-operation.
A Doctor, an astronaut, and a professional dancer… What do these three people have in common? Discipline. It takes practice, study and focus to achieve such great heights and it all starts with a single step. At That's Dancing, it’s a dance step. Mastering simple steps and fundamentals puts children on the track to success, both in dance and other parts of their lives. Regular ballroom dance lessons build discipline and respect in the student, two things that are essential in school, sport or any pursuit.
Growing up is full of challenges: kids can feel uncomfortable in their own skin or unable to express themselves. Such problems can hinge on or worsen a child’s lack of self-esteem, leaving a parent feeling helpless. If that sounds familiar, why not consider enrolling your child in ballroom dance? Accomplishing a simple series of moves to music can provide immediate gratification and quickly build personal pride. Improved poise and athleticism, new friends, confidence– all boost the confidence of a ballroom dancer. Ballroom dance also provides the student with a form of expression that they might not otherwise have.
Take the opportunity to get out an socialize while learning a new, lifelong skill. This class will be an introduction to Cha Cha, Rumba, and Fox Trot. Taught by Jackie, our resident Junior Ballroom Instructor.
Interested in something a little more private?
We would love to work with you or your group to put together a dance program. We have flexibility to offer semi-private classes in the afternoons. Our spacious facility provides a wonderful venue for social distancing, while still getting some "in person" time with friends while learning a new skill. Call or email with questions or more information!