New to camp programs for 2018

    Early drop-off and late pick-up are now included in the camp price!

    Any age half day or full day option for one-week camps!

    Three weeks of camp based on dance style!

    All weeks open to ages 6 and older.  One week for ages 4 and older.

One Week Camps

Delaware Dance Company is pleased to offer three, one-week dance camps this year:

June 18-22    All the Jazz (and Hip Hop and more...) Ages 6-10 years

June 25-29    I Love Ballet    Ages 4-10 years

July 9-13    Modern Movement    Ages 6-10 years

These camps will run from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm from Monday to Thursday, with dancers staying though the show on Friday.  On Friday, a fully costumed performance at Mitchell Hall will showcase what the campers have learned.  A Half Day option from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm is also available.  Campers may be dropped off as early as 8:30 am and picked up as late as 5:30 at no additional cost.  Half Day campers must be picked up promptly at 1:00 pm, except on Friday when all campers stay all day.  They are transported by school bus to the theatre where they practice on stage and have a pizza party before their performance.  Campers are released to their parents at the theatre after the performance.

A typical camp day includes two dance classes and two choreography sessions where the campers learn their dances for the end of the week.  Two craft or education sessions are included as well as a lunch break with video watching and quiet time. Cost $175 or $300

No previous dance experience is required to enjoy dance camps at DDC!

Camp Participant Information

Musical Theatre (Two-Week) Camp

July 16-26    The Little Mermaid    Ages 6-12 years

Camp day, drop off and pick up are the same for Musical Theatre Camp as for one-week camps.  During musical theatre camp, participants take dance class, sing, practice lines, hone acting skills, participate in age appropriate crafts and learn about the stage in addition to preparing for the final performance on the last Friday of class.  On the final, performance Friday, campers are transported to the theatre where they practice on stage and enjoy a pizza dinner before the 6:00p performance. Cost: $540

Early registration and multiple week discounts are available.  Please see registration form.

Dance Workshops

First Focus Dance Workshops

First Focus workshops are perfect for dancers 9 to 12 years of age who have just begun to have a serious, focused interest in dance training.  Dancers must have completed at least one year of dedicated ballet training (DDC Ballet 1X, 2, 2X).  Each day will consist of two technique classes.  The classes may be both ballet or one ballet and one in an additional style. Similarly, there will be two choreography sessions per day and two pieces will be prepared for the Friday performance. Participants will also have a daily educational class to learn about hair preparation, proper stretching, preparing for pointe work, sewing pointe shoes, good nutrition, proper dance etiquette, and more. 

June 18-22    Ballet & Jazz   Nichole Masters / Tamoya Taylor

June 25-29   Classical & Contemporary Ballet    Nichole Masters / Heather Reynolds

July 9-13    Ballet & Modern   Heather Reynolds / Brittany Slanac


Intensive Workshops

Intensive Dance Workshops will be offered for intermediate level dancers (11-14 yrs, DDC Levels 3/3X) and advanced level dancers (13 yrs and up, DDC Levels 4 through Advanced). Each Workshop day will have two technique classes and two choreography sessions. Dancers will prepare two pieces for performance on Friday evening. DDC Performing Company and Youth Dance Ensemble each have a dedicated week of workshop for members only.

While enrollment in the full workshop is encouraged, participants may choose to register for one class per day, Mon through Thursday, at the Class Only rate.  

All workshops meet from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the DDC studios in Newark. Participants may be dropped off as early at 8:30 am and picked up as late 5:30 pm. All dancers younger than 12 years must be signed in and out.

Cost: $315 (member) or $345 (nonmember) per week.  Multi-week discounts available.

Workshop Teachers:

Week 1. Zane Winders/ Alicia Diener

Week 2. Kelly Millar / Cameron Auble-Brannigan

Week 3. Ashley Walton / Tamoya Taylor

Participant Information

Summer Session

A selection of classes for dancers 3 yrs to adult. The six week session allows novice dancers to try classes with a limited commitment. Pre-professional levels are available for experienced dancers to maintain technique over the summer. 

*Due to negligible enrollment, the following Summer Session classes have been cancelled:
Beg Acting on Tuesdays
Intro/Beg Theatre Dance on Tuesdays
Intro/Beg Modern on Thursdays.
Intro/Beg Tap on Thursdays
Beg/Int Tap on Thursdays

General Information

Summer Session Class Grid  *Updated 7/4