Youth Classes & Private Lessons

Fall 2023 Youth Programs:

Our youth dance programs are a great way for young people to build discipline, coordination, and skill while learning dance, music, and culture! Both Spanish and English is spoken in every session.

***From August 21: Youth Latin Dance Program and Salsa After School Club***

This program is not drop in – youth should attend from August to December. Classes are held from 4:30-5:30 pm daily. School pick up and drop off for Government Hill students is also available – see “Salsa After School Club” info. Recommended grade levels are noted for each class and it is a good idea to contact us with any questions about placement. Our program is bilingual with estimated 80% of instruction in Spanish, but we also have several non-Spanish speaking students. All kids dance classes and After School Club follow Anchorage School District calendar planned & emergency closures.

In the Fall of 2022, we have dance classes for youths 5 days per week! Walking accompaniment and after-school care is available for Government Hill Elementary students departing the school at 3:30 pm each day. In addition, each class will demonstrate what they have learned at our holiday recital, slated for the weekend of December 15-17.

The schedule is as follows:


Kids Dominican Dance – 4:30-5:30 pm (Grades K-6)
This class, with Anaya Latin Dance and guest instructors, will teach primarily merengue and bachata (Dominican Republic) in addition to Spanish songs, games, and movement vocabulary.


Girls Salsa Style – 4:30-5:30 pm (Grades 3-8)
Girls will learn footwork, body movement, salsa, Latin dances, and more! No partnering. This class is intended for kids grades 3-8 with some flexibility depending on individual aptitude.


Kids Salsa Suelta – 4:30-5:30 pm (Grades K-8)
Kids will learn basic Cuban dance movements, focusing on salsa but also including rumba, mambo, and much more, all without partners (“suelta”). This class is fast-paced but possible for students grades K-8.


Youth Latin Dance Team – 4:30-5:30 pm (Grades 3-8)
Motivated youth will learn a Cuban salsa choreographic routine with assigned partners at their age and level. Youth should attend each week with rare exceptions and should attend each class from start to finish. Students must be serious about dance & performance, and able to model good behavior. This class is by audition or invitation only. It is strongly recommended that youth attend at least 1 other weekly class, and this is required for those that have no prior experience with us. Attendance at the end of program recital is required, and it is possible that other performance opportunities may arise directly following the program. This class is intended for students in grades 3-8. There is a separate costume fee, with some shoes/basics the responsibility of the family.


Kids Cuban Dance – 4:30-5:30 pm (Grades K-3)
Children will learn Spanish children’s songs, music, dance, and movement vocabulary, Cuban culture, and beginning steps of Cuban popular dances like salsa, mambo, rumba, pilon, and more. This class is intended for students in grades K-3.


Children should arrive 5-15 minutes prior to class start and bring a water bottle and clean, non-marking shoes to dance in (ballroom dance shoes suggested). Parent pick up at our studio is at 5:30 pm-5:45 pm.


There is a one-time sign up fee of $30, due immediately. After, there are four monthly payments to complete the program, due on August 18, September 18, October 18, November 18.

1 class/week – $70/month
2 classes/week – $120/month
3 classes/week – $150/month
4 classes/week – $175/month

Important – be sure to select the options designating you (the responsible party) as the “Parent/guardian” of the “participant” (youth)!

You will select the classes you wish to sign your child up for during the registration process.


You can drop off at 4:15 pm if your child is only attending the dance class. We also offer a Salsa After School Club for Government Hill Elementary Students.

Requires participation in at least 1 dance class during the week in order to participate. Club fees are additional monthly fee per weekly session, with the same due dates as class tuition. It is expected that if children are present for club on a day with a class that suits their age group and skill level, they also dance the dance class. Otherwise, students can work on homework or another quiet, independent activity at the back table. Session attendance is reserved at beginning of program. No refunds or adjustments for missed sessions. Requires at least 3 students registered per session.

The sessions are as follows and follow the Anchorage School District closures:

Mondays 8:30 am – 10 am: Children should bring their own breakfast/snack and should be dropped off no later than 9:15 am. Children will socialize and play in the space until 9:30 am. This is followed by 15 minutes of morning dance fun and the walk to Government Hill Elementary School departing at 9:45 am.

Tuesdays-Fridays from 3:30-5:30 pm: Children will be picked up at Government Hill Elementary School at 3:35 pm and walk to Anaya Latin Dance. Snack will be offered and/or children can bring snack. Children will eat, socialize, and play in the space at 4:30 pm when dance class begins (they need this “brain break”). From 4:30 pm, children who do not attend the dance class will be minimally supervised and may engage in quiet reading, coloring, homework or other seated, independent activity in the designated space until pick up time. Individual use of electronics with headphones is permitted. It is expected that if children are present for club on a day with a class that suits their age group and skill level, they also dance the dance class. All children must be picked up by 5:45 pm.


There is a one time sign up fee of $30, due immediately.

After, there are four monthly payments to complete the program, due on August 18, September 18, October 18, November 18.

1 time/week – $40/month
2 times/week – $70/month
3 times/week – $90/month
4 times/week – $100/month
5+ times/week – $110/month

Important – be sure to select the options designating you (the responsible party) as the “Parent/guardian” of the “participant” (youth)!

You will select the times you wish to sign your child up for during the registration process, and Anaya Latin Dance will reach out to follow up. New students will need to bring their children or the first day or bring them to the studio to meet up prior to the program start.


To cancel a youth program membership, notice must come via email, dated, at least three days prior to payment due date with current month’s dues (if not paid already) to be paid plus following month’s dues as a penalty upon cancellation of membership contract. The amount will be billed to the account on file immediately in order to successfully terminate the contract. A payment card must be on file with expiration date beyond the time of the contract. Cancellation fees are waived if the student has a documented illness preventing return to dance for one month or more or if the student’s parent or guardian has military orders and must remove the student for one month or more. All sales final – no refunds. A membership may be upgraded or downgraded to allow more more/less classes.
Please review our full membership policies here.


10% sibling and military discounts available, and a parent discount (10%) is available on all adult memberships.

Sibling discount code is “sibling” and may ONLY be applied to the second (or third, fourth, etc) sibling under the account of the same parent/guardian. The first child must be full price or have another discount code (ie “military”) applied.

The military discount code is “military” and may be used on any membership, child or adult.

The parent discount code is “parent” and may be used only by the parent/guardian paying for a child’s membership. This person should be “head of household” on the family’s account. This discount code may be applied to any adult membership.

Only ONE discount code may be applied per membership. If one person purchases multiple memberships (for example, a membership for private lessons and another for group classes), then a discount code may be used on each.

Youth Private Lessons:

Private lessons are a great way to learn any dance we teach at your child’s own pace. Lessons may be for up to 2 youths of any age or skill level dancing together.

Check our appointment calendar for available times and to sign up for a slot! Our appointment calendar works best on a computer or laptop. Any lesson time can be purchased directly from our online calendar as a “drop in”. You can also purchase a multiple lesson membership either by first selecting your appointment time and then using the drop-down feature to select your membership, or by purchasing a membership first and then reserving your appointments on our calendar, applying the membership at check out. As a member, you can use our app (Zen Planner) for easy scheduling! If you have problems reserving or paying for the lesson, don’t hesitate to call us.

Additional times may also be available that do not appear on our appointment calendar, so contact us to schedule a time if none of the available times work for you. Lessons must be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 12 hours advance notice to retain their value, and lessons may be rescheduled a maximum of once.

Private lessons are recommended for youth students ages 8 & up, with some flexibility depending on individual aptitude.

Private Lesson Punch Card Pricing (Click to Purchase):
Single lesson: $90 ($72 with discount)
5 Private Lessons: $400 (expires 2 months, $320 with discount)
10 Private Lessons: $700 (expires 4 months, $560 with discount)

Youth 17 & under may sign up for private lesson punch cards with the following 20% off discount code: “youth”

Interested in your child or teen learning a custom choreography in your private lessons, perhaps for a special event or quinceañera? We can do that! Contact us to discuss.

We are registered with numerous homeschool programs, so you can use educational allotments towards our programs. Homeschool educational allotments may also be used towards our youth private lessons, and we can offer daytime lessons.

Public schools and community youth workshops:
We can also be hired for public schools and community youth workshops! Our youth workshops touch on several Alaska Content Standards. Contact us for our school residency program information.

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