One Step Forward (OSF) Before and Afterschool Program mission is to provide at-risk youth with a safe, stimulating, and nurturing place to grow academically, emotionally, and creatively. Our primary focus is to “keep our youth off the streets”, while instilling integrity & diversity. The purpose of the program is to develop our youth in performing arts as well as education. OSF provides supervised homework completion, an afternoon snack, afternoon supper and one hour of creative dance movement.

One Step Forward is currently serving Ardmore, C.T. Reed, Glenn Dale, High Bridge, James McHenry, Kingsford, Lamont, Robert Goddard, Seabrook, Woodmore, Thomas Pullen Elementary Schools, Thomas Johnson Middle School and Turning Point Academy. Spaces will be limited to fifteen students per school. *Additional schools may be added upon request.

The hours of operation are Monday-Friday 6:30am-9:00am and 2:00pm-6:30pm. All students must be picked-up by 6:30pm each day.


During Prince George’s County Schools non-federal holiday closures, One Step Forward sponsors “Kidz Day Out” activities. Students partake in enriching and fun-filled field trips. Please note there are additional fees for “Kidz Day Out” activities.

Registrations are accepted on a first come first serve basis. The maximum capacity for Kidz Day Out is thirty(30) students.

Kidz Day Out is for children ages 5 – 14. The hours of operation for Kidz Day Out are 6:30am – 6:00pm.


DanceMakers, Inc., Home of One Step Forward Summer Camp is designed for students ages 5-13. One Step Forward Summer Camp primarily focuses on enhancing the performer’s creativity and skill which may include creating active stage presence, dance technique training ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop and taking creative risk.

The summer is sure to be filled with action and thrills with our weekly fun-filled field trips.

One Step Forward Summer Camp hours are 9:00am-3:30pm. Before care hours are 6:30am-9:00am and aftercare hours are 3:30pm-6:00pm.​

As you learn all about our camp, picture you child smiling, laughing and growing as they participate in One Step Forward’s Camp Summer Camp.

We can see it clearly already. We see it every summer, as countless children in the Washington metropolitan region experience all that One Step Forward’s Summer Camp offers.

We invite you to contact our camp to get an idea of what your child(ren) will experience this summer!