2019-2020 YOUTH PROGRAM INFORMATION

Dancing Grounds creates safe and inclusive spaces in which the lived experiences of youth are truly valued and their unique creative talents are recognized, developed, and celebrated. We welcome young dancers of all backgrounds, experiences, and abilities. Our youth classes include hip hop, modern, jazz, contemporary, and African dance styles.

Registration for 2019-2020 school year programs opens in early August 2019. Classes begin on Saturday, September 7, 2019 with a FREE open house class during regular program times (listed below). All classes are held at Dancing Grounds: 3705 St. Claude Avenue NOLA 70117

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Complete This Online Interest Form

Questions? info@dancingrounds.org | 504-535-5791

2019 - 2020 Youth Program Overview

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DG Tots *New*
for children ages 3 - 4
Saturdays, 9-9:45am

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DG Kids *New*
for children in grades K-1
Saturdays, 10-10:45am

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DG Juniors
for children grades 2 - 4
Saturdays, 11am-12:15pm

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DG Senior Company
for youth in grades 5 - 8
Saturdays, 12:30-3:30pm

DG Uprising Company
for youth in grades 9 - 12
Saturdays, 12:30-3:30pm

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DG Elite Feet Krewe
(by audition only)
Fridays, 7-8:30pm

DG YOUTH 2019-2020 PROGRAM DATES

Saturday, September 7th - Free Open House!

Fall 2019
September 14, September 21, September 28
October 5, October 12, October 19, October 26,
November 2, November 9, November 16, November 23, December 7

December 14 - Winter Celebration Performance

Spring 2020
January 11, January 18, January 25
February 1, February 8, February 29
March 7, March 14, March 21, March 28
April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25
May 2, May 9

May 16 - Spring Showcase Performance

Tuition varies depending on the program. Need-based financial assistance is always available.


2019 SUMMER PROGRAMS
DG is not offering summer programs in June/July 2019. Our summer camps will be back in June/July 2020!
Click HERE for our recommendations of other summer camps in New Orleans.


TUITION & FINANCIAL AID POLICY

No family will ever be turned away due to lack of funds for tuition.

Dancing Grounds is a nonprofit organization that operates its youth programs on a sliding scale basis. In other words, we ask all families to pay what they can within their means. The real cost of Dancing Grounds Youth Programming is $1,000 - 1,200 per child (depending on program). That includes compensating our excellent education staff and teachers and covering essential program costs. We work tirelessly to raise additional funds to cover the full program cost per child, bringing tuition to where it stands now and provide additional financial assistance.

Our financial aid program is a need-based and factors in household income, family size and the case-by-case situation of each family individually. We do not require the submission of any financial paperwork. We trust our families and rely on their honesty in communicating how much tuition they can afford to contribute to the program. Our general guidelines are as follows:

· 25% discount on tuition is awarded to families who have multiple children enrolled in DG programs or other paid extracurricular activities.
· 50% discount on tuition is awarded to single parent household or families with limited working capabilities.
· We occasionally award full scholarships, but we reserve these for families with disabled, unemployed, or elderly heads of the household and other extreme cases.

We have NEVER turned away a family due to lack of funds. Please do not hesitate to ask us for assistance if you need it!