Summer Programs

Summer Programs

The Preparatory Dance Program will offer three summer programs in 2018: Preparatory Dance Summer Intensives, for ages 9–14, Tiny Dancer Camp for children ages 5–8, and July Evening Ballet Intensive, ages 10 - 14.

Summer 2018 Preparatory Dance

July 23 – August 3, 2018

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 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.

 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 23 – August 3, 2018

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 from 3–5 p.m. The cost for this camp is $150 for one week or $275 for both.

July Evening Ballet Intensive July 2 – 20, 2018

The July Evening Ballet Intensive is designed with the serious ballet student in mind, and is open to dancers ages 10 – 14 with at least three years of classical ballet training.  The evening ballet classes will be held Monday – Thursday.  A level placement class will be held on Monday, July 2 for all students, and classes will begin Tuesday, July 3.  There is 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 prepdance@uncsa.edu.

Class times are 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm for ages 10 – 11; the cost is $250Class times are 6:30 – 8:30 for ages 12 – 14; the cost is $300


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

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