As Founder/Director of Go Bananas Dancing LLC, Susannah Keefe likes to say, "Safety is #1. But FUN is a close second." When she founded the dance program in 2009, it was out of her passion to keep kids active and healthy. Her focus was (and still is): Exercise, Learning and Fun! Body, Mind and Spirit...
Go Bananas Dancing LLC started as a school enrichment program. Ms. Susannah taught Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet in local preschools. Soon she became a contractor for Arlington County Parks and Recreation in Virginia. Through that great partnership and partnerships with the Recreation Departments in the cities of Falls Church and Alexandria, Go Bananas Dancing has gotten to grow and provide over 40 dance classes per week!
The dance styles we teach include playful classes for boys and girls ages 2 and 3 (with accompanying adult), Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz and Musical Theater. Our Ballet program for young children gives them the opportunity to try out Ballet in a welcoming, non-competitive environment that lets kids truly experience the JOY OF DANCE!
We love to take part in events in the Washington, DC area. For example, our Hip Hop & Jazz students have performed during the half-time shows for Harlem Globetrotters basketball games at the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC and EagleBank Arena at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
We also have marched with our students in the Arlington County Fair Parade, performed in recitals and as guests at professional children's shows, and Ms. Susannah has led free dance classes during storytimes at local libraries!
Our favorite event was in November 2019: The Go Bananas Dancing 10-Year Celebration Show! Our students performed, our instructors performed, and we even had the audience on their feet dancing!
At Go Bananas Dancing, we cherish our community's diversity. In our dance classes, everyone is treated fairly and equally. We believe in inclusion for everyone. Always have, always will. If you have special needs, you are welcome in our classes. We have a close relationship with the Therapeutic Recreation department in Arlington.
WE INVITE EVERYONE TO COME SPREAD JOY WITH US!!!