About Us

A Mission of Movement

image24

Founded in 2008, Dancin'4 Ever's mission is to put movement to music and dancing in a fun, hip, energetic and supportive environment for all ages.


Krisie Allen, owner/founder and choreographer of Dancin'4 Ever hopes to inspire and instill in others her passion and love of dance. She has a lifetime of experience, including numerous competitions in the Washington Metropolitan area, New York City, and the Steel Pier in Atlantic City with the Tony Grant Stars of Tomorrow. With a bachelor's degree in elementary education and 13 years as an elementary school teacher, she has returned to her first love...the love of dance. Start now and make your Dancin'4 Ever dreams come true. 


Why Dance?

image25


Dancing has a wide range of physical and mental benefits
for all ages, shapes and sizes.


Dancing…  

· Improves balance, coordination, agility and flexibility

· Increases strength and aerobic fitness

· Boosts self confidence and self esteem

· Improves mental functioning

Winter/Spring 2020 Class Information & Registration

CLASSES OFFERED


Wiggles and Giggles 

Walking - 2yrs

​Caregiver and child having fun with movement.


Dancin' Tots 

3-6 yrs  

A combination tap and jazz class for preschoolers in a high energy and enriching environment. ​​


Tippy Toes 

3-6 yrs

Creative movement with dance and ballet. 

Dancers will begin exploring ballet positions in an encouraging environment with fun music and props. 


​Family Hip Hop 

3yrs and Up with Adult

​​Learn all the latest hip hop moves while spending quality time with your child/children. 


Daddy & Daughter

3yrs and Up with Adult      

Dads and daughters spend quality time together learning a hip hop dance. 


Mini Poms

K - 8yrs

Does your little one want to be a POM when she grows up? This is a fun class that focuses on hip moves with sharp precise arm movements. 


Hip Hop for Kids, Tweens, and Teens 

K and Up

Learn all the latest hip hop moves with friends in an energetic environment.


Ballet I

K - 11yrs

Ballet is the foundation of dance. Introduce proper technique and ballet positions with barre work, floor work and stretching. Provides poise, grace and technique needed in all dance forms. Class is designed to promote self esteem, posture, flexibility, self discipline, balance, and fitness.


Ballet I/II

12yrs and Up

Ballet is the foundation of all dance. Introduce proper technique and ballet positions with barre work, floor work and stretching. This class will take these skills and strengthen the dancer's precision and ability. Provides poise, grace and technique needed in all dance forms. Class is designed to promote self esteem, posture, flexibility, self discipline, balance, and fitness. 


NEW! Ballet for Adults

 A class for beginners or students returning after many years away from the art form and wishing to ease back into ballet. This class introduces terminology and foundational ballet technique with a focus on proper alignment, posture, flexibility, self discipline, balance, and fitness. 


Tap 

K and Up

This dynamic class will engage footwork and sound. This is an upbeat class that develops technical tap skills. Great for coordination, thinking skills, fitness, and self esteem.


BOYZ Break Dancing and Hip Hop

K and Up

High energy movin' and groovin' class where boys will learn all of the latest break dancing, freeze, and hip hop moves.


GIRLZ Break Dancing and Hip Hop

7-12yrs   

High energy movin'  and groovin' class where girls will learn all of the latest breakdancing, freeze, and hip hop moves. 


Jazz/LET 

K-11yrs

Introduces dancers to the basic technical skills of the jazz genre. Builds dancers confidence and style while working on leaps, extensions, and turns and dancing to upbeat music.

 

Tap & Jazz Combo (Intermediate)

7-10yrs

This unique combination class will enrich and develop technical skills in Tap and Jazz.  Builds dancers thinking skills, coordination, and self esteem while dancing to upbeat music. 

 

Lyrical 

8yrs and Up

A combination of jazz and ballet that enhances dancers to use movement to interpret music and express emotion. Dancers must be currently enrolled in ballet. 


Jazz/LET/Pom Prep 

12yrs and Up

This class is a must for POMS! Techniques designed to focus on leaps, extensions, and turns that dancers will perform in jazz and poms.


Hip Hop Mammas​ 

Adults

An energetic adult cardio hip hop class that guarantees sweat and giggles while making new friends.


Latin Dance for Couples

Adults

Learn basic Latin steps to Merengue, Salsa, Rumba, Bachata and techniques of leading and following. 


Country Line Dancing

Adults

Do you enjoy country music? Do you enjoy dancing? County line dancing is not one or type of dance, but rather a group of dances done to Country music. No partner necessary for this class. 


 


Registration for Winter/Spring 2020 Classes

Dancin' 4 Ever Winter/Spring 2020 Special

Receive $15 off if registering for more than one class. 

Discount applies to same dancer registering in the Winter/Spring of 2020.

Special can be applied to any D4E class.

image26

Mini Yogis - Yoga for Kids 4-8 years Old

 

Welcome to Mini Yogis, an exciting and creative class designed to enrich both the mind and body of little learners.  Why should kids do yoga?  The benefits of yoga for children include:

  • Self-discipline
  • Physical fitness and coordination
  • Facilitation of right/left brain coordination
  • Self-awareness, both physically and emotionally
  • Self-confidence
  • Empowerment
  • Fun!

Using yoga poses, flows, breathing, games, and more we will meet each child at his or her developmental level to increase strength, flexibility, gross motor, and fine motor skills.  Mindfulness practices are integrated throughout, helping yogis with their developing attention, focus, and self-regulation. Techniques such as breathing, guided relaxation, and meditation help to calm the body AND mind, giving children the tools to cope with daily stress and anxiety while developing resiliency.  We tap into social-emotional development by incorporating emotional vocabulary, peer interaction, and positive self talk while fostering acceptance, confidence, and communication.  Join us as we move, laugh, and play in a positive and supportive environment.  Suggestions for home activities will be provided so you can bring the power of yoga into your home, as well.  So let us express, play, learn, and empower!  NAMASTE!


Class Information

Ages 4-8yrs

Thursdays 5:45-6:30pm


Session 1

Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 Feb 6, 13


Session 2

Feb 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26 April 16


Cost per Session : $84


What to wear- Comfortable clothing Please bring a yoga mat and a water bottle.

Yoga For Adults

Cost per session: $108

Sunday Yoga 11:15am

This beginner yoga class is aimed for participants to achieve muscular control, flexibility, and relaxation of mind and body. Foundational alignment will be emphasized in every class.  Sundays 11:15am.


Session 1

Jan 12, 26 Feb 2, 9, 16


Session 2

March 8, 15, 22, 29 April 19, 26

Monday Yoga 6:15pm

A gentle class focusing on flowing from pose to pose and linking movement with breath work to improve your mental, emotional, physical flexibility and health. Mondays at 6:15pm. 


Session 1

Jan 6, 13 Feb 3, 10, 24 March 2


Session 2

 March 9, 16, 23, 30 April 20, 27


Tuesday Yoga 6:30pm

This gentle flow class is sequenced to slowly relax and release the body promoting flexibility while quieting the mind. Tuesdays at 6:30pm. 


Session 1

Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 Feb 4, 11


Session 2

Feb 18, 25 March 3, 10, 24, 31  

D4E Dance Camps Winter 2019

D4E Presents: Frozen 2 Drop and Shop Day Camp Sunday, December 15th

image27

Sunday, December 15

10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Dancin' 4 Ever Studios

Children 4 years to 4th grade

$55 per student


Campers will enjoy tap, hip hop, jazz, arts & crafts, singing, games and much more! 


Campers will need to bring a peanut free lunch and a water.  Camp t-shirt is included.

 

Sibling Discount:

If more than one immediate family member attends camp, you may subtract $5 off of the camp tuition for each additional sibling.

Is your daughter interested in becoming a Pom? Join D4E’s Pom Boot Camp

Register HERE by December 15

December 30 - 31

10am - 2pm 

7th Grade & Up

Cost: $132


D4E’s Pom Boot Camp will be taught by Lanie Nachlas-  a College Dance Team member, former MCPS POM Captain and 2019 Graduate.


Boot camp will focus on all the skills needed to become a POM.


Camp includes conditioning, stretching, technique, and choreography in HIP HOP, JAZZ, and POM.

 

What to wear/bring?

Wear comfortable shorts and top. Please bring jazz shoes and clean soled sneakers. Campers will need to bring a nut-free bagged lunch and  water.

D4E Studio policies

 

Class Placement~ Dancin’ 4 Ever reserves the right to move/place students according to age and ability.  The registration is reviewed by management before placement is finalized.  


Age Deadline~ September 1, 2019 is the age eligibility deadline date for class placement. 


Tuition~ Tuition is due on the first day of classes.  A $35 deposit is required to hold your class spot and then can be deducted from your tuition total.  We offer a FREE payment service from Quickbooks. You can make a payment directly from your bank account. D4E will not have access or be able to see your bank account information.  It is fast, easy, and safe.  Personal checks made out to Dancin’ 4 Ever and cash will still be accepted.  There is a $30 return check charge for any checks returned from the bank. 


Registration~  In order to be registered, you must complete the online registration and pay the registration fee of $35.  Payment invoicing will occur on or before August 22.  


Shoe Policy~ We ask that all shoes worn for dance are used only for dance class and not to be worn as a street shoe. This it to protect our NEW flooring. This policy will be strictly enforced.


Hair Policy~ All hair should be worn pulled back and out of the face.

  

Water Bottles~ All dancers should bring a labeled water bottle to class.


Recital~ The recital and dress rehearsal will be held in mid or late May.  Exact dates will be finalized soon.  The recital is optional and not required to participate in class. Expenses will include recital tickets, costumes, recital shirt, shoes and tights.  Recital pictures and DVD's are optional for purchase.  The recital will be held on one night only. 


Refunds~ Refunds will not be issued for tuition, registration fees, recital tickets, or costume balances.  There will not be a refund for a student's absence from class.  No exceptions.  


Communication~ The studio will communicate important information through email, website, and flyers on the bulletin board.  Please let the studio know ASAP if your email, address, or telephone number has changed. 

 

Attendance~ Attendance and participation are important for a dance student to progress.  


Inclement Weather/Holidays or Other Cancellations~ We follow MCPS decisions with inclement weather.  



image58

Dancin' 4 ever Performance Team Auditions

Audition: Saturday, September 14th at 3pm

Performance Team is for focused dancers who want to be challenged. Dancers will gain technique, performance experiences, and many lasting memories.  


 Tryout Attire - Jazz shoes needed and comfortable dance clothing. (Note- The team will require beige jazz shoes.)

Team Rehearsals - 1.5 hours held on Friday afternoon/early evening. Once teams have been determined the exact time will be announced. Dates - September 20, 27 October 11, 18, 25  November 1, 8, 15, 22  December 6, 13.

Team Production - Multiple dance genres will be taught and utilized in performances. 

Team Requirements - Dancer must be currently enrolled at Dancin' 4 Ever while participating on the D4E Performance Team.

Performance Dates - To Be Determined

Our Performance Team Kick Off SPECIAL - $220

*No other discounts apply 

*There will be an additional fee for costume.  

*If extra rehearsals are called, there will be an additional fee. 

D4E Parties and Private Events

A Fun Way to Celebrate Your Child's Birthday!

image59

  

Looking for a fun way to celebrate your child’s birthday? Throw them a Dance Party! 

We will choreograph a hip hop/jazz dance to the birthday child’s favorite song and teach the dance to the child and party guests. We’ll also bring fun games with music, a special shirt for the birthday child, a personalized CD and sunglasses for all! This 75 minute party is low maintenance for you and extremely affordable. 


  

· Low Maintenance and extremely affordable

· Choreographed dance to child's favorite song

· T-shirt and CD for birthday child

· 75 minutes

· Fun games and favors

  

Ladies Night Out Dance Party

image60

  

Fun, Fitness and Friends! Grab your dancing shoes and let’s get this party started. At a Ladies Night Out Dance Party, you and your friends will learn a choreographed Hip Hop/Jazz dance to the song of your choice in the convenience and comfort of your own home or in our studios. You choose the music, we teach the dance. All the while, you and your friends will be laughing and exercising. Fun memories guaranteed! 


  

· Convenience of your own home or enjoy dance studio time

· Choreographed dance to your favorite song taught to you and friends

· One hour 

· Customized CD with your favorite songs for you to keep

· Fantastic work out for your entire body


Contact Us

For inquiries about classes offered, registration, parties, or summer camps, please send us a message. We'll get back to you soon!

Dancin' 4 Ever

3460 Olney Laytonsville Rd. #210 Olney, MD 20832

(240)-722-6471