Dance Connection Summer Camps offer the perfect environment for your child’s summer dance experience. A low teacher/child ratio insures a nurturing and supportive avenue for learning and experiencing ALL THINGS DANCE! Camps may include costume creations, nutrition, pantomime, history of dance, and more. Wednesday is “Beach Day” with a fun beach party outdoors at our studio.
Dance Connection Pre School and Kinder Ballet Camps: “Prince and Princess” and “I Want to be a Ballerina” Camps
These unique Ballet Camps offer ballet instruction, creative movement, ballet pantomime, storytelling, and choreographed ballet. Dancers learn about the classical ballet stories and dance a variety of roles. Craft costume construction completes this fun camp with a performance on Friday. Ages 4-6 for Princess and Prince and Ages 3.5-5.5 for the Ballerina Camp.
Dance Connection Super Mini Dance Camp
Mini Dance Camp offers Junior Jazz, Tap, Ballet, and Acrobatics to the five to seven year old child who loves to dance. Classical ballet stories, dance video viewing, a costume craft project and a camp show on Friday rounds out the fun week. Ages 5-7
Dance Connection Jumpstart Dance Camp
This fun camp is the perfect blend of Mini Camp and Junior Camp, and includes all the dance instruction offered in Mini Camp in a slightly more advanced format. A camp show will be offered on Friday of each Jumpstart session. Ages 6-8
Dance Connection Junior Dance Camp
This camp is high energy dance at its best with jazz, ballet, tap, and hip hop dance. Dance history, injury prevention, ballet/pointe shoe demonstration, a camp project, nutrition, and student choreography are also offered to make this a complete dance experience. A camp show on Friday completes the session. Ages 8-10
Dance Connection Dance Camp 2019!
Dance Camp 2019 includes everything from Junior Dance Camp, plus Musical Theatre dance, dance notation, nutrition and injury prevention, stage directions, “how to” audition class, and a real audition for a scholarship to future classes in the fall. A camp show is offered on Friday. Beginner /Intermediate Level.
Dance Connection Teen Jazz Dance Camp and Jazz Dance Camp
All styles and types of jazz dance technique and choreography are offered including theatre dance, lyrical and contemporary with progressions, turns and leaps. Also included are nutrition, dance history, and “how to” audition. A show on the final Friday complete this high energy week. Beginner/ Intermediate Level.
Dance Connection Hip Hop Camp
Various styles of hip hop and choreography along with some break dance. Theory and technique along with hip hop history and related dance moves round out the hip hop camp. A show is offered on Friday. Beginning and Intermediate Levels.
Dance, Design & Shoot Camp
Hip Hop DANCE, T-shirt creation from conceptual DESIGN to the final product, and FILM a dance video utilizing lighting, editing, filming, and uploading skills. Hip Hop technique and choreography includes the fundamentals of Shaolin: popping, locking, waving, tutting, isolations, breaking and more!
This Is Me! Empowerment Camp New in 2019!
Pre-teens and teens have the opportunity to cultivate body awareness, learn tools for safely building strength / expanding flexibility, and have fun! Students will be encouraged to express themselves and embrace their unique qualities through movement. Dancers will explore hip hop and jazz dancing as well as participate in daily yoga practices. They will also begin to develop the ability to choose daily habits that support balance. A dance party will be hosted for the dancers on Friday! This camp will focus on the dance experience rather than the performance outcome. Half or full day options.
Special note about dance shoes and attire: Although we recommend that students have dancewear and the suggested type of shoes, it is not necessary to have each specific type of dance shoe and attire for our week-long session. Dance attire can consist of dancewear, or may also include comfortable, stretchy and close to the body fitting street clothing. We have many “loaner” dance shoes available for students to use. If you would like to purchase one type of shoe, a ballet slipper may be worn for both ballet and jazz dance for children. For the teen jazz dance camps, we recommend the low-cost Capezio Foot Undeez, or borrow shoes from us. Learning different styles of dance over the summer can be very fun, and need not be hindered by having to purchase new shoes, too.
Dance Connection Summer Dance Intensives
6/10-6/28 Ballet Intensive: Basic Level I, Beginning level 2A-2B, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.
8/5-8/9 DC Intensive 2019—Don’t miss this exciting Master Class Series! Register online.