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The Junior Force Dance Program provides an enriching experience focused on self-esteem, teamwork, commitment, and fun for young Commanders fans ages 5-17. This program runs August-January, and offers a rare and special opportunity to perform choreography in front of large crowds at various events in the DMV, including a Washington Commanders home game.

Junior Force dancers will not only learn performance fundamentals during monthly clinics led by dancers of the Command Force at our studio in Commanders Field or at OrthoVirginia Training Center at Commanders Park, but will also have the opportunity to participate in community outreach initiatives throughout the DMV. The Junior Force Dance Program is designed for children of all ability levels, including those with years of dance experience as well as those who are just beginning their dance journey.

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The Washington Commanders Junior Force Dance Program welcomes participants between the ages of 5 and 17. Please note that registration is limited to the first 300 individuals who complete their online payment. It is mandatory for all participants to attend the clinic immediately prior to any performance.


All Junior Force dancers are invited to participate in one (1) clinic per month from August through January. Clinics are led by current dancers of the Command Force and will focus on teaching the basics of cheerleading and dance technique. Each clinic will include:

- Warm-up
- Practice time
- Performance time
- Activities

Clinics will take place on Sundays at our studio located at Commanders Field in Landover, MD or at OrthoVirginia Training Center at Commanders Park in Ashburn, VA.

Clinics will be divided into age groups, each with a 2-3 hour time slot between 10 AM and 4 PM. Exact times will be provided at a later date.

To ensure individual attention and effective instruction, participants will be divided into three groups based on age:

- Tiny Force (ages 5-8)
- Mighty Force (ages 9-12)
- Cadets (ages 13-17)

A detailed calendar with clinic times and locations will be provided in July once participation numbers are finalized.

Clinic schedule:

- Sunday, August 11
- Sunday, September 22
- Sunday, October 13
- Thursday, October 24**
- Sunday, November 17
- Sunday, December 15
- Sunday, January 12

There will be a rehearsal on Thursday, October 24th, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, with the entire Command Force to prepare for the halftime performance. This rehearsal is mandatory for those participating in the October 27th halftime performance.**


Junior Force dancers will be invited to perform at a game and at various events in the community throughout the season, including:

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Sunday, October 27th Washington Commanders vs. Chicago Bears (Commanders Field) Halftime Performance With The Command Force
January/February 2025 Junior Force Recital (Location TBD) Special Performance With The Command Force

Registration for the 2024 season will open in June 2024 and close July 19, 2024. All Junior Force dancers must be between the ages of 5 and 17 by the date of the first clinic on August 11, 2024.