Summer Programs

Summer Programs

The Preparatory Dance Program will offer four summer programs in 2020 for ages 3 to 14:

  • June/July Evening classes
  • Preparatory Dance Summer Intensive
  • Children's Ballet Summer Camps
  • Making Dances Camp

Evening Ballet Classes

June 15 – July 24, 2020
Monday – Friday, 6:15 - 8:15 pm
For students 8 to 14 years of age
Open to Prep and community dancers 

Keep young bodies in shape with a reduced program that will fit in with family downtime over the long summer months.Students take class twice or three times a week, depending on age and level. Ballet, Preparation for Pointe/Pointe/Men’s technique/Contemporary Dance/ Creative Dance.

Community Dancers will take class with their age group and placing will be confirmed by Prep faculty

Prep 4 & 5        ages 12 – 14 years
Prep 3               ages 10 – 11 years
Prep 1 & 2          ages 8 – 9 years

Preparatory Dance Summer Intensives

July 27 - August 7, 2020
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am - 3:45 pm
For students 8 to 14 years of age
Open to Prep and community dancers

For serious young dancers this Summer Intensive provides the experience of dancing in a professional yet nurturing environment. We take into account developmental needs while providing the tools for students to develop as well rounded artists with strong technique.

  • Dancers will start each day with a classical ballet class followed by classes that will challenge and excite them; building on classical technique while introducing them to other dance forms that will build their range of movement and expression.
  • Classes include: ballet, pointe or pre-pointe, boys’ class, character, contemporary, jazz and creative dance.
  • Dancers will have 15 minutes between each class and a half hour lunch break for a light snack.
  • The day will end with workshops in health & wellness, injury prevention, dance history and ballet terminology.
  • In an informal performance, students will share some of the work studied each week.

Children's Ballet Summer Camps

June 15 - 19, 2020, "A Day at the Beach"
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
All children 3 – 7 years of age, no previous experience necessary
On the beach and in the water, boys and girls can explore games to play and animals that inhabit the watery deeps!

August 10 - 14, 2020, "Unicorns, Their Friends, and Magic"
All children 3 – 7 years of age, no previous experience necessary
Unicorns are some of the most beloved magical creatures that excite the creative minds of boys and girls, and they have magical friends…come and meet them!

Making Dances Camp

June 15 - 19, 2020
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
All children  8 - 13 years of age, no previous experience necessary
During camp we will explore different facets of dance-making through improvisation and solo composition assignments, then apply what we've learned to working in larger groups. There will be opportunity to create and collaborate in the dance-making process throughout the week by stepping into different roles: dancer, choreographer, movement dramaturg and spectator.
There will be a showing of some of our creations on the final day of camp


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. Payment in full is due before the first class.

Please email questions to Rachel Holleman:

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