DDC Summer Session
Tuesday, July 5 to Thursday, August 11, 2016
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.
One Week Camps
Tot Dance Camp – Week of June 20 only.
Participants meet Monday through Friday from 10a until noon. In addition to dance class and preparing for their performance on stage, campers have age appropriate craft, story and lesson times. Cost: $135
Kinder Level Dance Camps – Weeks of June 20 and July 11.
Campers who are 4 and 5 years old have a choice of attending camp from 9:30a until 12:30p (half day program) or 9:30a until 2:30p (full day program). Campers have one or two dance classes a day and prepare one or two pieces for the final performance. Age appropriate crafts, lessons, stories and games round out each busy day. On Fridays, camp starts at 10a and campers are transported to the theatre where they practice on stage and enjoy a pizza dinner before the 6:00p performance. Cost: $175 or $242
Full Day Dance Camps – Weeks of June 20 and July 11.
Campers who are 6 years and older attend camp from 10a to 4p. Campers have two dance classes a day and prepare two (or more) pieces for the final performance. Age appropriate crafts, lessons, stories and games round out each busy day. On Fridays, camp starts at 10a and campers are transported to the theatre where they practice on stage and enjoy a pizza dinner before the 6:00p performance. Cost: $275
Musical Theatre Camp
Two-Week Camp – July 18 to July 29.
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. This program is open to participants 4 – 13 yrs. The 4/5 years olds meet from 10a until 2:30p and those 6 years and older meet from 10a to 4p. 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: $420 or $500
June 20-24 Fantastic Flowers & Fairies Ages 3-9
July 11-15 Super-heros!!! Ages 4-12
July 18-July29 Lion King Ages 4-13
Before and After Care are offered from 7:30a to 6:00p. Care by the hour may be purchased in advance for $5 an hour. Package pricing for full before and after care is offered. See registration form.
Camp Participant Information
First Focus Dance Workshops
Offered Weeks 1 & 3, the weeks of June 20 and July 11. 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). Each day will consist of a ballet class, ballet choreography, jazz or modern class (see schedule), jazz or modern choreography and a special educational class in which dancers will learn about hair preparation, proper stretching, preparing for pointe work, sewing pointe shoes, good nutrition, proper dance etiquette and more. Two pieces will be performed in the Friday camp performances at Mitchell Hall.
Intensive Dance Workshops
Three weeks of Intensive Dance Workshops will be offered for intermediate level dancers (10-14 yrs, DDC Levels 2X/3/3X) and advanced level dancers (13 yrs and up, DDC Levels 4 through Advanced).
Weeks 1 & 3 will consist of a technique class and choreography session in ballet and a second style. Participants will perform at Mitchell Hall on Fridays with the camp performance.
Week 2 is a choreography workshop. At least one ballet or modern technique class will be held each day, but the focus of the workshop will be on the creative processes that lead to choreography. A demonstration will be held in the studio at 6p on the Friday of this workshop.
The DDC Performing Company and the Youth Dance Ensemble each have dedicated weeks of workshop for members only.
While enrollment in the full workshop is encouraged, participants may choose to register for a class only for Weeks 1 & 3. Classes will meet for 1.5 hrs Monday through Thursday (no “class only” on Fridays).
Instructor’s bios will be posted soon. Cost: $330 per week. Multi-week discounts available.
Workshop participants younger than 12 years of age must purchase extended care hours if they are needed. Participants older than 12 years are allowed to wait quietly in the lobby if early drop off or late pick up is required. The studio will only be open hours that have paying participants in extended care.