"This ain’t your mother’s dance class! I already knew my kids were cooler than me, but DDF confirmed it. Last summer my girls got a taste of all DDF’s offerings, from Hip Hop to Lyrical, to Jazz and Tap and Tada--and even more self-expression through making some parts of their costumes. It was such a well-rounded experience. I was particularly impressed with the weekly recital on Fridays, where the group performed all they had been taught. It was truly amazing what DDF could pack into a week and the kids would retain. Summer at DDF is definitely a tradition in this family!"
Kathy (mom to Ava 7 and Giulia 5)
Downtown Dance Factory - featured in Time out New York Kids Camp Edition "Summer Picks" in 2012 and 2013 - is once again gearing up for its weekly program which runs throughout July. Each week-long session will offer your preschool or elementary-aged child a wide range of dance and performing arts-related options, including sessions in:
- jazz/hip hop
- lyrical/modern dance
- TADA! musical theater
- craft & costume-making
- urban cheer
Each week, our full-day students will have the opportunity to experience classes in all the above dance genres – some daily, some several times per week – no prior experience necessary! On Friday afternoon of each week, students can even look forward to sharing their routines with their grown-ups during our weekly showcase – just prior to Friday pick-up.
Our half-day students will enjoy a selection of our acclaimed preschool dance classes – hip hop, modern dance, tap – together with dance-related crafts, story-telling and dress-ups! Add a smattering of singing, drama and a taste of other dance styles (think breakdance, creative movement … even Bollywood!) and they’re in for a fun-filled week for sure!
Half-day participants must bring a snack; full day participants must bring a snack and lunch (with ice pack). DDF does not have refrigeration.
At Downtown Dance Factory, 291 Broadway 4th & 5th Floors
Please note: the program will be conducted entirely in our custom-built facility
Sessions will run weekly
Tentative Summer 2014 dates: June 30th through August 1st, 2014
We will be closed on July 4th, and fees will be prorated accordingly
full day program
Children born 2003 – 2009 (entering K through 6th grade in September 2013)
half day program
For our 3 and 4 year olds (age as of June 30th 2014) who are not entering Kindergarten in September 2014
Students must be potty trained
The forms below must be completed and returned to Downtown Dance Factory before the program begins.
Click here for the pick-up authorization form
Click here for the medical form*, or you may submit a standard form if your doctor provides one
* NB: Downtown Dance Factory is not certified to administer medicine
There is no uniform for the summer program. Students should wear comfortable clothing and running shoes. Dance shoes (jazz, ballet, tap) can be purchased at our retail store but are completely optional.
fees & policies
full day program: $600/week
half day program: $375/week
* fees will be pro-rated in week 1, as we will be closed on July 4th.
A $100 deposit per week will be charged at the time of registration; deposits are non-refundable. The balance of summer fees will be charged on June 1st. If registering after June 1st, you will be charged in full. There are no refunds for withdrawals from the summer program after June 1st, nor are there refunds or make-ups for any absences. Sessions are interchangeable, space permitting. There is a one-time $25 registration fee for new students only. A 5% sibling discount is offered for the 2nd child and subsequent children from the same family registering for the same week. We regret that we cannot offer any trials during the summer program.
Already a ddf family, or have you taken a class with us in the past? Login to your account and register for Summer 2014 as of March 4th.
New to ddf? Click on the register links in the tables below, as of March 4th (links will not appear before then). If registering for more than one week, you will be able to select additional weeks in the online application form. Friend requests will be honored to the best of our ability.
NB: when registering for the full day program, please register for the grade your child will be entering in the fall. This is not necessarily the group in which he/she will dance; it is simply a way for us to track the ages of our dancers. Please put friend requests in the comments field of your registration, or simply email or call us at 212.962.1800 to make your requests.