Summer Programs

Summer Programs

This summer we are planning to hold all classes in-person and on Zoom.  There is a limit to the number of students permitted in the UNCSA dance studios. Students registering after that limit is reached will be invited to participate on Zoom.

Classes for Current Prep Dance and Community Students

Keep young bodies in shape with programs that will fit in with family downtime during the long summer months. Students take Ballet, Preparation for Pointe, Pointe, Men's Technique and Contemporary/Creative Dance depending on age and training level.

Evening Classes

Children's Ballet C and Prep 1
June 14 - July 16, 2021
4:00 - 5:15 pm

Tuesday/Thursday - Ballet
Wednesday - Progressing Ballet Technique
Community students ages 7 to 8 years
Instructors: S. Brooker, A. Dore

Prep 2 & 3
June 14 - July 16, 2021
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Monday - Progressing Ballet Technique
Tuesday/Thursday - Ballet and Pointe/Male Technique
Fridays - Contemporary
Community students ages 9 to 11 with prior experience are invited to take this class based on age and hours of study/week. Placement will be confirmed by faculty in the first class of each week.
Instructors: C. Stewart, T. Griggs, A. Dore

Prep. 4 & 5
Evenings, June 14 - July 16, 2021
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Monday/Wednesday/Friday - Ballet and Pointe/Male Technique
Tuesday - Progressing Ballet Technique
Thursday - Contemporary
Community students ages 12 to 16 with prior experience are invited to take this class based on age and hours of study/week. Placement will be confirmed by faculty in the first class of each week.
Instructors: S. Brooker, C. Stewart, A. Dore, T Griggs

Preparatory Dance Summer Intensive

July 19 - August 6, 2021
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 3:45 pm
Open to Prep Dance students and community dancers, ages 8 - 16. Instructors: A. Blanco, S. Brooker, N. Danilova, A. Dore, T. Griggs, C. Stewart
1 week - $350
2 weeks - $640
3 weeks - $900

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 wile 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 30-minute lunch break for a light snack (please bring a light lunch and water bottle).
  • The day will end with workshops in health and wellness, injury prevention, dance history and ballet terminology.
  • Students will share some of the work studied each week in an infomal performance on Zoom.


Making Dances Camp

All children ages 8 - 13 years of age welcome! No previous experience necessary.  

Making Dances

June 14 - 18, 2021
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instructor: T. Griggs
Tuition: $180

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. We will showcase our creations on the final day of camp.


Children's Ballet Summer Day Camps 

All children ages 3-7 years of age welcome! No previous experience necessary. Our Summer Workshops 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 Day at the Beach

July 12 - 16, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
On the beach and in the water, boys and girls can explore games to play and animals that inhabit the watery deeps!
Instructor: Rachel Holleman

Tuition: $120

Unicorns, Their Friends, and Magic

August 9 - 13, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
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!
Instructor: Rachel Holleman

Tuition: $120


Register here for Preparatory Dance Summer classes and camps:

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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