2022 Summer Dance Program

 

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(Ages X - X)

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Summer Faculty

  • Layla Ahlers, B.F.A – Progressing Ballet Technique
  • Nicole Fredette, B.F.A – Jazz, Modern
  • Chloe Mann, B.F.A. – Ballet, Tap
  • Kathryn McCarty – Ballet
  • Lacie Miller, B.S.A – Creative Movement and Ballet
  • Kirsten Ulrich, B.F.A – Jazz, Partnering

*Guest Faculty will be announced early June.

Visit our Faculty page to review the complete bios of our highly qualified instructors.

 

Animal Tales Dance Camp
(Ages 4 - 6 yrs)

Monday, June 20 – Thursday, June 23   9:00am – 3:00pm

Join us for 4 days of dance, art, and music inspired by furry, feathery, and scaly creatures. Dancers will start their day with ballet and an introduction to some animal characters found in classical ballet. They will spend the rest of the day discovering new ways of moving in jazz technique and imaginative dance and play. Dancers will also enjoy animal inspired art projects and creative games.

Dress Code: Solid light pink leotard; no attached skirts, pink or flesh tone convertible tights. Bare feet. Hair secured in a ponytail or bun. No underwear.

Camp Cost: $255

 

Dance Meets Nature
(Ages 6½ - 8 yrs)

Monday, June 20 – Friday, June 23   9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us for 5 days of dance, art, and music inspired by nature! Dancers will discover some of the ways in which dance is found or inspired by nature. The day will begin with ballet, but students will also be introduced to jazz technique and encouraged to explore movement through imagination and improvisation. Dancers will also enjoy nature inspired art projects and creative games.

Dress Code: Solid light pink leotard; no attached skirts, pink or flesh tone convertible tights. Bare feet. Hair secured in a ponytail or bun. No underwear.
Boys: White t-shirt (no logo), black stretch shorts or black dance pants. Bare feet.

Camp Cost: $255

 

Musical Theater Dance Camp
(Ages 7-9 yrs and 10+ yrs)

Monday, June 27 - Friday, July 1

Ages 7-9 – 10:00am-3:00pm
10:00-11:00 Jazz Technique
11:00-12:00 Acting
12:00-1:00 History, Film & Lunch
1:00-2:00 Voice
2:00-3:00 Choreography

Age 10+ – 11:00am-4:00pm
11:00-12:00 Jazz Technique
12:00-1:00 Acting
1:00-2:00 History, Film & Lunch
2:00-3:00 Voice
3:00-4:00 Choreography

Dress Code: Solid color leotard, black or flesh tone convertible tights, and slip-on jazz shoes. Hair secured in a ponytail or bun.
Boys: Solid-color t-shirt, black stretch shorts or black dance pants, dance belt & black shoes as listed above.

Camp Cost: $255

 

Advanced Intermediate & Advanced Intensive
(Ages 12 - 18 yrs. Dancers are placed according to current level and experience.)

Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 29   9:00 am – 3:30 pm

DDC’s Summer Intensive will keep you dancing through the summer! Join our faculty and guest faculty in this enriching and exciting training experience sure to challenge and inspire you. This three-week program is a well-rounded experience providing dancers the opportunity to focus primarily on ballet, modern, jazz, and contemporary with additional dance styles, conditioning and other skills that will enhance your technique and artistry and foster your appreciation for dance while preparing you for the upcoming dance season. Teachers include DDC faculty and guest teaching artists.

Dress Code: Solid color leotard and pink or flesh tone convertible tights. Some dance styles may permit other attire. Shoes: Pink or flesh tone ballet shoes, barefoot for modern, jazz style tap shoes for tap, slip on jazz shoes for jazz, sneakers (not worn outside) for fitness and jazz funk. Hair secured in a bun.
Boys: White t-shirt, black stretch shorts or black dance pants, dance belt & black shoes as listed above.

Tuition: Limited space available. First priority given to dancers attending the full 3-week program.

Cost:
1-week: $350
2-week: $600
3-week: $750

 

Art & Movement for All
(ages 5-12 yrs & 13+ yrs)

July 21 - July 27, Wednesday Evenings
Ages 5-12 – 6:30pm-7:15pm, Ages 13-18 – 7:15pm-8:00pm

An inclusive dance program that will provide children with developmental disabilities the opportunity to further develop social, emotional and physical skills in a safe environment through the discipline of dance.

Dancers are supported by their teacher and peer mentors who will lead children in working on the following:

  • Gross & fine motor skills
  • Body control & awareness
  • Strength & flexibility
  • Social skills
  • Coordination
  • Memory & recall skills

Session Cost: $50

 

Creative Movement
(Ages 3-4 yrs)

July 11 - July 29

Tuesday & Thursday Evenings 6:00pm - 6:45pm

This program focuses on coordination, motor skill development, listening skills, and creative expression. Promoting imagination, while building physical ability; this program introduces the concepts of warming up, stretching and using movement to communicate both concrete story lines and abstract ideas with interactive group exercises. Students develop classroom discipline, body awareness and control while exploring their own creativity, and begin to develop an understanding of the connection between dance, rhythm and music.
*Must be potty trained.

Dress Code: Solid light pink leotard; no attached skirts, pink or flesh tone convertible tights. Bare feet. Hair secured in a ponytail or bun. No underwear.
Boys: White t-shirt (no logo), black stretch shorts or black dance pants. Bare feet.

Session Cost: $75

 

Pre-Ballet & Pre-Tap Combo
(Ages 5-6 yrs)

July 11 - July 29

Tuesday & Thursday Evenings
Pre-Ballet: 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Pre-Tap: 6:00pm - 6:45pm

This program provides young dancers with a more formal study of classical ballet and introduces fundamentals of tap through age appropriate skill development, creative expression and music appreciation, while exploring the connection between dance, rhythm and music.

Dress Code: Solid color leotard; no attached skits, and pink or flesh tone convertible tights. Shoes: Pink or fleshtone ballet shoes and tan lace-up tap shoes. Hair secured in a bun. No underwear.
Boys: White t-shirt (no logo), black stretch shorts or black dance pants, dance belt & black shoes as listed above.

Session Cost: $145

 

Beginning Ballet & Beginning Jazz Combo
(Ages 7-10 yrs)

July 11 - July 29

Tuesday & Thursday Evenings
Beginning Ballet: 6:45pm-7:45pm
Beginning Jazz: 7:45pm-8:30pm

This class combo is the perfect opportunity to focus on fundamental principles of classical ballet and jazz techniques. Ballet encourages students to achieve a significant level of self-discipline, physical control and flexibility, and correct body placement and alignment. In jazz emphasis is placed on appropriate technique of jazz dance skills and its application in the development of rhythm, syncopation, coordination, musicality, and variation of style. Coordination of each of these elements will focus on increasing body strength, flexibility and kinesthetic awareness.

Dress Code: Solid color leotard and pink or flesh tone convertible tights. Shoes: Pink or flesh tone ballet shoes and tan slip-on jazz shoes. Hair secured in a bun.
Boys: White t-shirt (no logo), black stretch shorts or black dance pants, dance belt & black shoes as listed above.

Session Cost: $150

 

Advanced Beginner
(Ages 8-11 yrs with prior experience or permission from the director)

July 11 - July 29

Monday & Wednesday Evenings
Ballet: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Modern: (M) 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Jazz: (W) 6:00pm - 7:15pm

Each class begins with ballet where students work to achieve a significant level of self-discipline, physicalcontrol and flexibility, and correct body placement and alignment.

Dancers are introduced to the fundamental principles of Horton modern technique, which is reputed to fortify,stretch and strengthen the human body. It is anatomically corrective and utilized in the widest possible range of motion, with anemphasis on large, full movements done to musical phrases of varying lengths and dynamics.

In jazz, emphasis is placed on appropriate technique of jazz dance skills and its application in the developmentof rhythm, syncopation, coordination, musicality, and variation of style. Coordination of each of theseelements will focus on increasing body strength, flexibility and kinesthetic awareness.

Dress Code: Solid color leotard and pink or flesh tone convertible tights. Shoes: Pink or flesh tone ballet shoes,barefoot for modern and tan slip-on jazz shoes. Hair secured in a bun.
Boys: White t-shirt (no logo), black stretch shorts or black dance pants, dance belt (recommended ages 10+),and black shoes as listed above.

Session Cost: $185

 

Intermediate
(Ages 10+ yrs with prior experience or permission from the director)

July 11 - July 29

Monday & Wednesday Evenings
Ballet (M/W): 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Modern: (M) 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Jazz: (W) 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Each class begins with ballet where students work to achieve a significant level of self-discipline, physicalcontrol and flexibility, and correct body placement and alignment.

Dancers are Introduced to the fundamental principles of Horton modern technique, which is reputed to fortify,stretch and strengthen the human body. It is anatomically corrective and utilized in the widest possible range ofmotion, with an emphasis on large, full movements done to musical phrases of varying lengths and dynamics.

In jazz, emphasis is placed on appropriate technique of jazz dance skills and its application in the developmentof rhythm, syncopation, coordination, musicality, and variation of style. Coordination of each of these elementswill focus on increasing body strength, flexibility and kinesthetic awareness.

Dress Code: Solid color leotard and pink or flesh tone convertible tights. Shoes: Pink or flesh tone ballet shoes, barefoot for modern and tan slip-on jazz shoes. Hair secured in a bun.
Boys: White t-shirt (no logo), black stretch shorts or black dance pants, dance belt (recommended ages 10+), and black shoes as listed above.

Session Cost: $185

 

Teen Ballet and Jazz
(ages 11-16 yrs)

July 11 - July 29

Tuesday & Thursday Evenings
Ballet: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Jazz: 7:30pm - 8:15pm

This class series is for teens & tweens interested in learning basic fundamentals of ballet and jazz. Dance has many benefits! Ballet encourages dancers to challenge their physical control and flexibility, and correct body placement and alignment. In jazz, emphasis is placed on the development of rhythm, coordination, musicality, and variation of style. The combination of each of these elements will focus on increasing body strength, flexibility and kinesthetic awareness.

Dress Code: Solid color leotard and pink or flesh tone convertible tights. Shoes: Pink or flesh tone ballet shoes, barefoot for modern and tan slip-on jazz shoes. Hair secured in a bun.
Boys: White t-shirt (no logo), blackstretch shorts or black dance pants, dance belt (recommended ages 10+), and black shoes as listed above.

Session Cost: $150

 

Adult Ballet and Jazz
(ages 16+ yrs)

July 11 - August 1

Monday Evenings
Ballet: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Jazz: 7:00pm - 7:45pm

This class combo is the perfect opportunity to rekindle or discover your love for dance through the practice of ballet and jazz techniques. Ballet encourages dancers to challenge their physical control and flexibility, and correct body placement and alignment. Jazz is a high energy style of dance that explores rhythm, coordination, musicality, and variation of style. The combination of each of these elements will focus on increasing body strength, flexibility and kinesthetic awareness.

Dress Code: Traditional attire of a leotard and convertible tights (black, pink, or flesh tone) or comfortable athletic attire, not baggie. Shoes: Pink or flesh tone ballet shoes for ballet, slip on jazz shoes for jazz.

Ballet: $50
Jazz: $45
Both: $90

 

Gentle Yoga
(ages 14+ yrs)

July 21 - July 26

Wednesday 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Yoga has many physical and mental health benefits and we invite you to wind down for the evening withGentle Yoga. This class is great for beginners or those looking for something a little more lowkey in their yogapractice. Lacie will lead the class through simple flowing sequences to warm up the body, as well as slowerpaced movements focusing on alignment, strength, balance, and flexibility.

Session Cost: $75

 
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