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Musical Theatre

New to DDC!   Two-week Musical Theatre program for ages 6 yrs thru high school.

Bound for Broadway!
July 22 to August 2, 2019

Delaware Dance Company is excited to offer a new program in Musical Theatre. Intended to acquaint participants to the required versatility and expressiveness needed for the professional stage, both novice and experienced dancers will learn from former and current Broadway professionals. Younger dancers will be given the opportunity to see, learn from, and ask questions of experienced professionals, while still getting the opportunity to shape and “star” in their own mini-musical. Experienced dancers will be offered the same rigorous training as other DDC Intensive Workshops, but with additional classes and choreography taught by visiting professionals. All participants will learn about auditions and resumes, and will receive instruction in acting and singing as well as daily classes in dance. On the final Friday, each level will contribute to a fully-staged Bound for Broadway review.

DDC is thrilled to have regionally admired dancer – teacher – choreographer, Kelly Millar as the director of this new program.

Photos and bios of visiting guests will be available soon.

Drop off as early at 8:30 am and pick up as late at 5:30 pm is included in program costs. The Musical Theatre program runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily for 6- 12 years and until 4:30 for the Intermediate and Advanced Groups, with a review performance on the final Friday.

Ages 6-12 (with little or no experience) - $540 ~ Member and multi-week discounts apply. Intermediate and Advanced dancers -$640 ~ Member and multi-week discounts apply.

Summer Camp Brochure

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One-Week Camps

Drop off as early at 8:30 am and pick up as late at 5:30 pm is included in camp prices. The camp program runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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


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. Campers 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

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Dance Workshops

First Focus Dance Workshops

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.

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.

Instructor’s bios will be posted soon. Cost: $325 (member) or $355 (nonmember) for one week. Multi- week discounts available.

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Participant Information

Delaware Dance Company is pleased to partner with Springhill Suites, Newark for lodging with transportation to and from the studio each day.

Springhill Suites, Newark 6/24-28

Springhill Suites, Newark 7/8-12

Springhill Suites, Newark 7/15-19

Summer Session 2019

During the summer, Delaware Dance Company offers a short session of selected classes for young dancers as well as for those wishing to maintain their technique. Classes will meet on Tuesday or Thursday evenings, July 9 through August 13, 2019. Please see the class list and registration form for more information.

***Due to insufficient enrollment, the following DDC Summer Session 2019 classes have been cancelled:

Intro-Beg Modern, Intermediate Tap, Tot 1&2, Beginning Hip Hop.  All others classes are running and may be attended on a drop-in basis.

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