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Parties & Events at BDC

Has your child always wanted a ballet birthday party? Or circus party? Could you use a jazzy evening out with your favorite friends? Would your company benefit from an afternoon of team-building and cooperative movement exercises? Come to BDC for your next party or event!

BDC Dance Parties bring the magic of dance to your special event using props, stories, music and imagination. Learn about classic Story Ballets, dance like dinosaurs, or sample a fun range of dance techniques. Our experienced teachers are excited to teach all ages, backgrounds and abilities the joy of movement.

With BDC's Circus Parties, you can try out a sampling of beginner-level circus activities, including aerial silks, tumbling, juggling, hand balancing, and partner acrobatics. Build strength, confidence, and have fun with your friends in a supportive and safe learning environment. No one is too old, uncoordinated, or out of shape to have a great time doing circus!

Contact us at mail@bainbridgedancecenter.org to schedule your party today.

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BDC Parties are perfect for:

- Birthdays

- Graduations

- Corporate team-building

- Groups of adventurous, fun friends

- Sports teams, scouting troops, church groups & kids clubs

PARTY DESCRIPTIONS:

Tiny Dancer Parties - $250

  • Ages 2-4

  • Each dancer must be accompanied by a Parent, Adult or Teen Buddy

  • Maximum 8 Tiny participants (plus 1 Parent/Adult/Teen Buddy per participant). Sorry, we cannot accommodate more than 8 participants for children this young.

  • 1 hour of dance instruction, 30 minutes of party time

Dancers Age 3 and under will move and groove alongside their Parent/Adult/Teen Buddy for an exciting hour of dance. Led by one of our experienced teachers, Tiny Dancer Parties include movement games, music, and fun props such as scarves, bean bags, ribbon sticks, bubbles and the parachute. Parent/Adult/Teen Buddies can expect to help their little one learn dancer social skills like taking turns and teamwork, as well as try some movement themselves. Unlimited spectators welcome to come cheer on these tiny performers. Parents are responsible to set up and lead the 1/2 hour of party time in lobby. Bring your own cake, decorations and party favors. BDC provides a table and chairs.

Tiny Circus Parties -$250

  • Ages 2-5

  • Each child must be accompanied with a Parent, Adult or Teen Buddy

  • Maximum 8 Tiny participants (plus 1 Parent/Adult/Teen Buddy per participant). Sorry, we cannot accommodate more than 8 participants for children this young.

  • 1 hour of circus instruction, 30 minutes of party time

Participants aged 2-5 will be accompanied by a Parent/Adult/Teen Buddy for an exciting hour of circus fun! Little ones will get to tumble, leap, hang, and balance, all with expert circus instruction. Parent/Adult/Teen Buddies can expect to help their little one with circus social skills like taking turns and teamwork, as well as try a little bit of circus themselves. Unlimited spectators are invited to come watch the cuteness. Parents are responsible to set up and lead the 1/2 hour of party time in lobby. Bring your own cake, decorations and party favors. BDC provides a table and chairs.

Dancing Kids Parties - $250

  • Ages 4-10

  • 1 hour of dance instruction, 30 minutes of party time

  • Maximum 8 participants (up to 12 with Additional Participants fees)

  • Possible themes: Classic Story Ballets, Dancing Dinosaurs, Wild World of Animals, My Favorite Book

Participants aged 4-10 will experience the joy, energy and imagination of dance class. Choose one of our themes or suggest a fun theme of your own. Our experienced team of teachers will use ideas and exercises from our creative movement curriculum to get kids of any background, experience and ability moving. Parents are responsible to set up and lead the 1/2 hour of party time in lobby. Bring your own cake, decorations and party favors. BDC provides a table and chairs.

Circus Kid Parties - $250

  • Ages 6-10

  • 1 hour of circus instruction, 30 minutes of party time

  • Maximum 8 participants (up to 12 with Additional Participants fees)

Participants aged 6-10 will learn the basics of 2-3 different circus disciplines, including aerial silks. Skills may include tumbling, juggling, hand balancing, and partner acrobatics. Your child will be delighted to discover their own strength, bravery, and coordination. Make sure to bring the camera to capture every magical moment! Parents are responsible to set up and lead the 1/2 hour of party time in lobby. Bring your own cake, decorations and party favors. BDC provides a table and chairs.

Teen Dance Parties - $250

  • Ages 11-18

  • 2 options for party format (please specify at time of booking) :

  • OPTION A: 1 hour of dance instruction, 30 minutes of party time

  • OPTION B: 90 minutes of dance instruction, 0 minutes of party time

  • Maximum 8 participants (up to 12 with Additional Participants fees)

Parties for ages 11-18 include instruction in 1-3 of the following dance disciplines: ballet, modern, jazz, tap, dance improvisation, partnering, or composition (making your own dances). Learn a fun phrase to share with your friends, improve team building through trust exercises, or learn an excerpt of your favorite piece of choreography such as the opening to Thriller or the latest KPop music video. Our experienced team of teachers will make any group of teens or adults feel comfortable and inspired to get their bodies moving. Get prepared to sweat! Parents are responsible to set up and lead the 1/2 hour of party time in lobby. Bring your own cake, decorations and party favors. BDC provides a table and chairs.

Teen Circus Parties - $250

  • Ages 11-18

  • 2 options for party format (please specify at time of booking) :

  • OPTION A: 1 hour of circus instruction, 30 minutes of party time

  • OPTION B: 90 minutes of circus instruction, 0 minutes of party time

  • Maximum 8 participants (up to 12 with Additional Participants fees)

Participants aged 11+ will learn the basics of 2-3 different circus disciplines, including aerial silks. Additional Circus skills may include tumbling, juggling, hand balancing, and partner acrobatics. Parents are responsible to set up and lead the 1/2 hour of party time in lobby. Bring your own cake, decorations and party favors. BDC provides a table and chairs.

Adult Parties - $250

  • Ages 18+

  • 2 options for party format (please specify at time of booking) :

  • OPTION A: 1 hour of instruction, 30 minutes of party time

  • OPTION B: 90 minutes of instruction, 0 minutes of party time

  • Maximum 8 participants (up to 12 with Additional Participants fees)

Adult parties are a fantastic way for friends, family, and coworkers to come together and celebrate special occasions. Dance Instruction can include: ballet, modern, jazz, tap, improvisation, partnering/trust building, cooperative movement exercises, or dance composition. Circus instruction can include aerial silks, partner acrobatics, juggling, hand balancing and tumbling. Enjoy 30 minutes of post-dance class celebration in lobby. Bring your own food, beverages (*no alcohol allowed*), and decorations. BDC provides a table and chairs.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

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All Parties Include:

- Minimum 1 hour of dance or circus instruction*

- 30 minutes of party time for cake and celebration*

- Table and chairs set up in the lobby (ages 11 & under: paper tablecloth and crayons for coloring)

- Maximum of 8 participants for safety and fun

- Unlimited spectators

- Amazing memories

*Teen/Adult parties may trade the 30 minutes of party time for another 30 minutes of instruction at no cost, if desired.

Parties Do NOT Include:

- Consumables, cake, food, beverages, plates, or cutlery - bring your own!

- Special decorations - bring your own!

- Party favors - bring your own!

- Instruction in disciplines besides those listed in the Party Descriptions above

- Instruction for more than 8 participants (more info can be found in the Additional Participants section below)

- “Open Gym” or unsupervised playtime on the equipment or in the dance studio

Add-On Options:

- Additional 30 minutes of instruction: $100 (not available for Tiny Dancer or Tiny Circus Parties)

- Additional 30 minutes of party time: $75

- Additional Participants: $50 per participant. Please see Additional Participants section below for more information.

Payment Information, Fees, Cancellation Policy

- Party must be paid in full at the time of booking.

- An additional non-refundable booking fee of $50 is due at the time of booking.

- Parties cancelled more than 2 weeks in advance will be refunded in full (BDC will retain the non-refundable booking fee).

- Parties cancelled between 2 weeks and 48 hours in advance will be refunded at 50% (BDC will retain the other 50%, plus the non-refundable booking fee).

- Parties cancelled less than 48 hours in advance will not be refunded.

- Parties that require more than 30 minutes of cleaning will incur a Cleaning Fee of $50

Additional Participants

- Only available for Kid, Teen and Adult Parties (sorry, we can only accommodate 8 little ones in our Tiny Dancer Parties and Tiny Circus Parties).

- Base party fee of $250 entitles you to up to 8 participants. For more than 8, you may pay $50 per Additional Participant for up to 12 participants total.

Headcount is considered final 2 weeks before the party. Additional Participants must be paid for before this deadline, to arrange for additional instructors.

- Additional Participants who were not included in the final headcount before the 2-week deadline incur additional cost at $75 per Late-Notice Additional Participant.

- We cannot accommodate any Additional Participants past the 12-participant maximum, due to staffing, safety and space limitations. Last-minute guests are welcome to stay and watch as spectators, though!


It's useful for us to know in advance if...

- Your party has previous formal dance training or your party has an intermediate-advanced level of prior gymnastics, cheer, or circus experience.

- You want to focus on a specific activity or discipline in your party.

- You require any special accommodations for your party. Our instructors have experience working with students who have special needs, including people with learning disabilities, limited mobility, and older adults.

- You have questions about equipment weight limits. Note that our freestanding aerial rig cannot support over 300 lbs, but there are still plenty of circus activities that folks in bigger bodies can do!