2022 Summer Classes and Camps

Preparatory Dance

2022 Summer Classes and Camps

We are excited about our plans to hold all classes in-person this summer!


Evening Classes

Open to Prep Dance students and community dancers, 8–16 years of age.


June 13-17 - Levels 1 - 5
June 20-24 - Levels 1 - 5
July 18-22 - Levels 1 - 5
August 8-12 - Historical Dance Workshop
August 22 - September 2 - Levels 4 & 5 only

Keep young bodies in shape with a program that will fit in with family downtime over the long summer months. Students take Ballet, Preparation for Pointe, Pointe, Men’s Technique, Contemporary Dance and Creative Dance classes depending on age and level.

Community dancers are invited to take classes based upon age and hours of study/week. Class placing will be confirmed by Prep faculty in the first class of each week. The director’s decision on class placement is final.

Sample Evening Class schedules, subject to change:

Prep Levels 4 & 5
4-5:30 p.m. M/T/W/F Ballet
  5:30-6:30 p.m. M/T/Th Pointe/Male Technique
  5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday Progressing Ballet Technique
  4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Thursday Contemporary
Prep Levels 2 & 3
5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday Progressing Ballet Technique
  4-5:30 p.m. T/Th/F Ballet
  5:30 - 6:30 Thursday Contemporary
  5:30 - 6:30 Friday Pre-pointe
Children's Ballet C
& Prep Level 1

4-5:15 p.m. M/W Ballet
  5:15 - 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays Progressing Ballet Technique

NEW!  Historical Dance Workshop

Instructor: Nina Danilova, Associate Professor, UNCSA School of Dance
August 8 - 12, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Tuition $150

This program is open to students and teachers from 11 years of age upwards. Students will be dancing in couples during the course.
The Historical Dance Course is based upon Petipa’s historic dance as it is performed in the great ballets of classical repertoire. These simple steps are accessible to everyone and benefit all dancers, not only those who wish to follow a career in dance:
• Instructors who would like to teach the Historical Dance Course in their schools
• Dancers who want to improve their range and performance skills
• Students of the performing arts who participate in any historical production of drama, opera, musical theatre or film
• Those with no previous experience who love and support dance
Students will take a practical dance class with Nina Danilova;  they will be encouraged to notate the steps that they learn and discuss performance skill and artistry.
Bring a notebook and pen!

Girls attire:
Solid coloured leotard or tee shirt
Knee-length skirt
Slip-on jazz shoes

Boys attire:
Black/Grey Jazz pants or tights
White leotard or tee shirt
Slip-on jazz shoes

Payment in full is due at the time of registration for each week of Evening Classes.

Preparatory Dance Summer Intensives

Open to Prep Dance students and community dancers, 8-16 years of age.


July 25-29
August 1-5

(Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.)

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.

  • Dancers will start each day with classical ballet 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, male technique, character, historic, 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 on Zoom, students will share some of the work studied each week.

Tuition is $425/week or $800 for two weeks. A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due at the time of registration for each week. Students who have not paid the deposit will be waitlisted. Payment in full is due before the first class.

Children's Ballet Summer Day Camps 

Open to all children ages 3-7 years of age, no previous experience necessary!


June 13-17
June 20-24
July 25-29
August 8-12

(Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.)

Our Summer Camps are fun, 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.

A Fairy Tale Forest June 13-17, 2022
Join us for a magical week of fairy tale fun!  Each day of camp will be inspired by a classic fairy tale.  Campers will have the opportunity to dress up, create dances, craft, and play games related to the story for that day.

Under the Sea Adventures June 20-24, 2022
An underwater adventure awaits!  Campers will have fun exploring the movement of the sea and the beautiful creatures that live inside.  Campers will construct their own ocean-inspired costumes and set pieces from recycled materials as part of the camp.  

Amazing Animals Capers July 25-29, 2022
Animal lovers will have a roaring good time in this animal-themed camp!  We will explore, play, dance, create and craft as we learn about animals and their habitats along the way. Our last day of camp will include an animal costume parade and face painting fun.

Magical Creature Camp: Unicorns, Dragons, Mermaids and Fairies!
August 8-12, 2022
Campers will have a magical time exploring these creatures, how they move and more. Our camp activities for this week will include, wing design, fairy door decorating, dragon dances and a unicorn "hobby horse" course.

Tuition is $120/week. A non-refundable deposit of $50 is due at the time of registration for each week. Students who have not paid the deposit will be waitlisted. Payment in full is due before the first class.


Please email questions to Chris Yon at prepdance@uncsa.edu.