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Summer Camps and Intensives

Offerings for all dancers ages 2 to 18

Read below to learn more!

Apprentice Camp

Ages 2-3

Demi Soloist Camp

Ages 4-7

 Soloist 

Intensive

Ages 7-11

 Principal Intensive

Ages 12-18

camps vs. intensives

The main difference between a camp and an intensive is just how much dancing we do versus other activities! While both camps and intensives involve dancing and themed activities to the ballet for the week, intensives are for dancers as they get older, prepared to take their dance education more seriously.

Intensive dancers** participate in multiple dance classes daily, including ballet technique, pointe prep/pointe, variations, and contemporary ballet. Their dance history portions involve more in-depth discussion and activities as dancers begin connecting the art we do and how it came to be. As we prepare for our end-of-week performance, dancers become more involved in the performance process and behind-the-scenes. Intensive participants, being a little older, also have the opportunity to participate in pool days at Bethesda Pool.

Camp dancers also participate in full ballet classes and learn modified variations for their end-of-week performance, but our day also consists of more games and non-dancing activities. Games we play help dancers activate their imaginations and learn dance movements in innovative ways. Dancers enjoy age-appropriate art projects to decorate our performance classroom, and watch a portion of professional ballerinas performing to the dances they are learning. Rest/quiet time is built into the schedule for our youngest dancers to let their growing muscles relax from all the activity. On nice days, Demi Soloist campers have the the opportunity to enjoy time at nearby Norwood Park, given enough chaperones.

 

Both opportunities are a ton of fun and opportunities to dance with old friends and make new ones within our welcoming dancing community!

**No auditions necessary! We accept dancers of all levels and backgrounds. Each intensive has multiple levels of class. Our first day of the intensive week we will do placement classes to make sure dancers take classes at the appropriate level for them.

APPRENTICE CAMP

Ages 2-3

10:00- 12:00 pm

Our youngest ballerinas will enjoy dancing to the well-known classics in ballet! Each week has a different classical ballet theme, from Cinderella to Coppélia. Dancers are at the studio each day for 2 hours- the perfect amount of time for our little ones to get immersed in dancing to their theme, have a full ballet class, eat snack, create art, and make it home in time for lunch! All activities are age-appropriate and centered around the theme for the week. The week end with an informal in-class performance to share with grown-ups.

All Apprentice camps are ballet only.

Playful Child

Upcoming:

July 31- Aug 4: Sleeping Beauty

Aug 7-11: Coppélia

Aug 14-18: Peter and the Wolf

Aug 21-25: Swan Lake

Previous:

June 19-23: Cinderella

June 26-30: Firebird

July 10-14: La Boutique Fantasque

DEMI SOLOIST CAMP

Ages 4-7

9:00- 1:00 pm

Demi- soloist camp days are filled with both dancing and engaging activities  that highlight our theme for the week! Dancers participate in full ballet classes, learn modified variations for their end-of-week performance, and enjoy art projects to decorate our performance classroom.  We even watch a portion of professional ballerinas performing to the dances they are learning! Games we play help dancers activate their imaginations and learn dance movements in innovative ways. Rest/quiet time is built into the schedule for our youngest dancers to let their growing muscles relax from all the activity. On nice days, Demi Soloist campers have the the opportunity to enjoy time at nearby Norwood Park, given enough chaperones. The week ends with an informal in-class performance to share with grown-ups.

All Demi Soloist camps are ballet weeks, except for July 17-21 and August 7-11; these two weeks are ballet/tap combo weeks.

Dancing

Upcoming

**July 17-21: Alice in Wonderland

July 31- Aug 4: Sleeping Beauty

**Aug 7-11: Coppèlia

Aug 14-18: Peter and the Wolf

Aug 21-25: Swan Lake

Previous

June 19-23: Cinderella

June 26-30: Firebird

July 10-14: La Boutique Fantasque

**Ballet/Tap Combo Week

SOLOIST INTENSIVE

Ages 7-11

9:00- 3:00 pm

In our Soloists intensive, we will have plenty of time to completely immerse ourselves into the ballet of the week. Dancers will take full technique , variations, and strength classes, while rehearsing for an informal in-class production at the end of the week. We will have the opportunity to delve deeper into ballet and our theme of the week through dance history classes, and learn about what goes into performance behind the scenes by creating our performance "set" and more. We supplement all our dancing with various workshops to learn even more, including nutrition, hair, and stage makeup workshops! When weather allows, Soloists have the opportunity to participate in pool days at Bethesda Pool, and park days at Norwood Park. The week ends with an informal in-class performance to share with friends and family of our dancers.

All Intensives are ballet-focused, supplemented with contemporary and character dance to ensure well-rounded ballet education.

**August 7-11 is the only week that includes tap!

Ballet performance

Upcoming

July 24-28: Serenade

July 31- Aug 4: Jewels

**Aug 7-11: Alice in Wonderland

Aug 14-18: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Aug 21-25: Romeo and Juliet

Previous

June 19-23: La Esmeralda

June 26-30: Giselle

July 10-14: Don Quixote

**Ballet/Tap Combo Week

PRINCIPAL INTENSIVE

Ages 12-18

9:00- 3:00 pm

Principal dancers are the highest ranking dancers of a ballet company. Our Principal intensives are the highest level of intensives we currently offer. Dancers will have the opportunity to learn variations that are more advanced and essential to the ballet world! Our principal intensives artists will take full technique classes, variations, strength classes, dance history, and rehearse for an informal, in-class production at the end of the week, while still being able to enjoy the fun activities of a ballet camp. This includes themed art projects to help create our set for performance, team-building games, lunch, and the opportunity to enjoy activities outside when the weather allows. Dancers will bring lunch from home that we will eat together mid-day. The week ends with an informal in-class performance to share with friends and family of our dancers.

All Intensives are ballet-focused, supplemented with contemporary and character dance to ensure well-rounded ballet education.

**August 7-11 is the only week that includes tap!

Modern Ballet Dancers

June 19-23: La Esmeralda

June 26-30: Giselle

July 10-14: Don Quixote

July 24-28: Serenade

July 31- Aug 4: Jewels

**Aug 7-11: Alice in Wonderland

Aug 14-18: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Aug 21-25: Romeo and Juliet

**Ballet/Tap Combo Week

 

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**No audition necessary. We accept dancers of all levels and backgrounds.

**Each intensive has multiple levels of class. Our first day of the intensive week we will do placement classes to make sure dancers take classes at the appropriate level for them!

tuition

Apprentice Camp (Ages 2-3)

10:00-12:00 pm

$275/week

Demi-Soloist Camp (Ages 4-7)

9:00-1:00 pm

$415/week

Soloists Intensive (Ages 7-11)

9:00-3:00 pm

$550/week

Principals Intensive (Ages 12-18)

9:00-3:00 pm

$550/week

MULTIPLE REGISTRATIONS

Registering for Two Weeks:

Eligible for 5% discount

Must register for both weeks in the same checkout.

Registering for Three or More Weeks:

Eligible for 10% discount

Must register for at least three weeks in the same checkout.

Codes are not retroactive.

what to bring daily

*NO PEANUTS: We have dancers with severe allergies*

Apprentice Camp (Ages 2-3)

-Arrive in ballet dress code

-Ballet slippers

-Water bottle

-Change of street clothes

Demi Soloist Camp (Ages 4-7)

-Arrive in ballet dress code

-Ballet slippers

-Tap shoes, if applicable

-Water bottle

-Peanut-free lunch

-Change of street clothes

Soloist Intensive (Ages 7-11)

-Arrive in ballet dress code

-Ballet slippers

-Tap shoes, if applicable

-Pointe shoes if applicable

-Water bottle

-Peanut-free lunch

-Change of street clothes

-Resistance bands in Light & Medium

Principal Intensive (Ages 12-18)

-Arrive in ballet dress code

-Ballet slippers

-Tap shoes if applicable

-Pointe shoes if applicable

-Water bottle

-Peanut-free lunch

-Change of street clothes

-Resistance bands in Light, Medium, and Heavy

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