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Junior Force Summer Dance Camp

Junior Force Summer Dance Camp

Join us this July for a unique opportunity to train like an NFL dancer at the Washington Commanders Junior Force Summer Dance Camp! Dancers will learn a variety of routines, including freestyle, across the floor, NFL sideline routines, and hip-hop dances tailored to their age and skill level. Summer Dance Camp spans two days and is divided into three age groups, ensuring personalized attention from our talented instructors.

Dancers can choose to attend either a single Saturday session or join us for both days. By participating in both days of the camp, dancers will have the exciting chance to meet Major Tuddy, take photos, and perform at Commanders Training Camp on July 29th at OrthoVirginia Training Center at Commanders Park, VA, alongside the Command Force. This event is free and open to the public, providing an exciting opportunity for dancers to showcase their newfound skills to Commanders Fans.

*Registration for this event is now closed

Junior Force Dance Program

Junior Force Dance Program

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 select Washington Commanders home games.

Junior Force members will not only learn performance fundamentals during monthly clinics led by members of the Command Force at our studio in FedExField 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 Command 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.

Registration is currently closed. Please sign up for our waitlists below and be the first to know when registration opens for the 2024 season!

Train With The Force

Train With The Force

Members of the Command Force will venture out to your school or studio and bring you a one of a kind experience. These customized clinics will be catered to individual team or studio needs. During these sessions we will of course focus on tricks, technique, hip-hop/street jazz choreography and showmanship but also confidence and team building. These unique clinics will also provide dancers a rare opportunity to have pros answer questions on professional dance journeys and life in the NFL.

This opportunity is open to elementary, middle school, high school, and college dance teams as well as dance studios. If you are interested —please click below to fill out the request form and we will contact you with more information and pricing.

Junior Force Summer Dance Camp FAQs

What can I expect from the Washington Commanders Junior Force Summer Dance Camp?

The Washington Commanders Command Force is giving young dancers the chance to train like an NFL dancer. Dancers will learn a variety of routines, including freestyle, across the floor, NFL sideline routines, and hip-hop dances tailored to their age and skill level. 

Dancers can choose to attend either a single Saturday session or join us for both days. By participating in both days of the camp, dancers will have the exciting chance to meet Major Tuddy, take photos, and perform at Commanders Training Camp on July 29th at Commanders Park in Ashburn, VA, alongside the Command Force.

When and where is the camp held?

Day 1: Saturday, July 15th at FedExField in Command Force Dance Studio 

  • Session 1 (Ages 5-8): 9:00 - 11:00 am
  • Session 2 (Ages 9-12): 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Session 3 (Ages 13-17): 2:30 - 5:00 pm

Day 2: Sunday, July 16th at FedExField in Command Force Dance Studio 

  • Performance Session (ALL age groups): 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Can my child participate in the Training Camp performance on July 29th if they only attend Saturday?

Unfortunately, no. In order to perform, participants must attend both days. This allows dancers to feel confident with the material and their formations for the showcase in Ashburn.

Do we need to purchase tickets for the Training Camp performance in Ashburn on July 29th?

No! Tickets are free to the public but you need to claim them via the link here.

How can I register for camp?

You can register and pay here.

Is experience necessary?

No previous cheer or dance experience is necessary although it helps.

How early can campers arrive?

Check-in starts 30 minutes before each session.

What do I wear and bring?

We recommend participants dress in athletic wear and sneakers. Pack water and snacks.

Can parents or friends stay and watch?

Both sessions are closed due to lack of space. Everyone is invited to the showcase on July 29th at the OrthoVirginia Training Center at Commanders Park in Ashburn, Virginia.

Are masks required?

At this time they are not but participants are welcome to wear them if they feel more comfortable. All Commanders camp leaders are Covid-19 vaccinated.

Can I register multiple kids?

Absolutely! Please submit separate forms per participant.

Does the registration have to be online and is there a cut-off date?

Yes! We will not be accepting walk-up registrations as space is limited. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, July 12th.

Are phones allowed?

Yes, but we ask that they remain in belongings and only used during breaks.

Once I register, do I need to fill out any paperwork?

You will need to make sure you sign the release waiver that can be found in the registration confirmation email prior to arrival.

Will there be Commanders players at the dance camp?

Unfortunately, no. They are busy preparing for the season as well but Major Tuddy will be at camp at the conclusion of Sunday's session for photos!

Where do we drop our kids off?

You can drop them off at the Admin Entrance at Gate A at FedExField. Command Force camp leaders will greet them and check them in. You are welcome to park in Lot A until the session concludes.

What time is pick up?

Day 1: Saturday, July 15th at FedExField in Command Force Dance Studio 

  • Session 1 (Ages 5-8): 11:00 am
  • Session 2 (Ages 9-12): 2:00 pm
  • Session 3 (Ages 13-17): 5:00 pm

Day 2: Sunday, July 16th at FedExField in Command Force Dance Studio Y

  • Performance Session (ALL age groups): 12:00 pm
Are there any scholarship opportunities for my child to attend summer camp?

We do not provide scholarship opportunities for our summer camp program at this time.

My child can no longer attend camp, can I get a refund?

Yes, you are able to receive a full refund up until the Wednesday, July 12th deadline date by email request. Please email us at JuniorForce@commanders.com to submit your refund request. No refunds will be accepted after this deadline.

Do I get a discount for the Junior Force full season dance program if I do camp?

Yes! All camp participants will receive a $50 credit towards their tuition if they sign up for the full season program. All Junior Force info is here.