Fit4Dance Leads Enthusiastic Students in Fun Fridays with the Summer Advantage Program

Thanks to a client referral, LaShawn Jones facilitated dance fitness classes for 160 students at a Summer Advantage program in Riverdale.  The students ranged from kindergarten through 6th grade and they had a blast moving their bodies and dancing to the beat.  By the end of the class, they didn't want to leave!


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Summer Advantage USA partners with schools and school districts to provide scientifically proven, cost efficient summer learning programs with the following core elements:

  • Maximizing Learning Time: Program typically operates 6.5 hours per day, 5 days per week, for 5 weeks, with programs varying in length across communities.
  • Outstanding Instruction and Mentoring: Classes led by highly qualified certified teachers and college students teacher’s assistants (2 staff-to-24 scholars in each class).
  • Parental Involvement: Parent/teacher meetings, workshops, and involvement in field trips and other activities.
  • Skill-based Curricula: Research based, culturally sensitive curricula is aligned with state and national learning standards.
  • Fun Activities: Enrichment activities including art, music, drama, gym, field trips, and service projects.
  • Rigorous Evaluation: Standardized pre- and post-tests.

Weekly Schedule


  • 8:30 – 9:00  -  Breakfast and Community Time
  • 9:00 – 12:00  -  Literacy and Math
  • 12:00 – 1:00 -  Lunch and Recess
  • 1:00 – 3:00  -  Enrichment Activities such as art, music and gym
  • 3:00 -  Program Ends

Fun Fridays

  • 8:30 – 3:00  -  Field Trips, Inspirational Guest Speakers, and Other Activities

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