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Summer Programs

Summer Programs

The UNC System has canceled all residential and face-to-face summer programs for summer 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. We will update with information about online options no later than Friday, April 10. For students enrolled in programs that cannot offer an online version, or students who are not interested in an online program, we will refund all payments. A schedule of refunds by program will be available no later than Friday, April 10. For questions, please email

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

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 in the first class of each week.

Evening Ballet - Prep 4 & 5
ages 12 – 14 years
June 15 - 26 (M/T/Th/F)
Ballet & Pointe/Male Tech.
August 24 - September 4 (Weds)
6:15 - 8:15 pm, Studio 615

Evening Ballet - Prep 3
ages 10 – 11 years
June 15 - July 24 (M/W/F)
Ballet & Pointe/Male Technique
6:15 - 8:15 pm, Studio 614

Evening Ballet - Prep 1 & 2
ages 8 – 9 years
June 16 - July 23 (T/Th)
Ballet, Creative Dance & Pre-Pointe/Male Technique
6:15 - 7:45 pm, Studio 614

Preparatory Dance Summer Intensives

July 27 - August 7
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.

$340 for one week
$630 for two weeks

Children's Ballet Summer Camps

Our summer camps are fund, inspiring, and bursting with activity, crafts and creativity.  Boys and girls will study basic movement skills, create dances and theme-related crafts together with storytelling and time for a little snack and drink.

All children 3 – 7 years of age, no previous experience necessary

"A Day at the Beach"
June 15 - 19
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Studio 610

On the beach and in the water, boys and girls can explore games to play and animals that inhabit the watery deeps!

"Unicorns, Their Friends, and Magic"
August 10 - 14
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Studio 610

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
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Studios 614 and 615
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 at

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