Summer Programs

Summer Programs

The Preparatory Dance Program will offer three summer programs in 2017: Preparatory Dance Program Summer Intensives for young dancers, for ages 9–14, Tiny Dancer Camp for children ages 5–8 and July Summer Evening Ballet Intensive, ages 10-14.

Summer 2017 Preparatory Dance July 24 – August 4, 2017

For students who cannot commit to the program during the school year, the Preparatory Dance Program is also offered as a two-week summer intensive for children ages 9 through 14. There are no auditions, but previous training in classical ballet is required. Students will take four classes each day that include ballet technique, pointe technique (upper level at the discretion of the program directors) contemporary, jazz, character, repertoire, music, physical comedy/clowning and other dance related subjects. At the end of each week, an informal performance will be presented for family and friends.

The summer Preparatory Dance Program is held 9 a.m.–2 p.m. daily, with a 30-minute break for a light lunch. The cost for this program is $300 for one week or $550 for both weeks.

Tiny Dancer Camp July 24 – August 4, 2017

The Preparatory Dance Program is pleased to offer a two-week summer camp for children ages 5 through 8. Tiny Dancer Camp will give pre-primary dance instruction and will be held Monday–Friday in the afternoons. You may sign up for one week or for both weeks.

The summer Tiny Dancer Camp is held 3–5 p.m. daily. The cost for this program is $150 for one week or $275 for both weeks.

July Summer Evening Ballet Intensive July 3 – 21, 2017

The July Summer Evening Ballet Intensive is designed with the serious ballet student in mind, and is open to dancers ages 10-14 with at least two years of classical ballet training. The evening ballet classes will be held Monday-Thursday. A level placement class will be held on Monday, July 3 for all, and classes will begin Wednesday, July 5 (no class on July 4).

Classes will be taught by UNCSA Preparatory Dance Program Directors, Matthew C. Donnell and Alana Niehoff. Please email questions to

Classes will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on campus at UNCSA. The cost of the three-week program is $250.

Please note: A non-refundable deposit of $100 due at the time of registration for each summer program. Students who have not paid the deposit will be waitlisted.

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