2023 Summer Camps

2023 summer camps

Dance your way through summertime with us! Our Center for Dance Education offers a variety of summer camps and workshops for all ages and abilities. A complete list of camps and workshops are listed below. To register online and pay online click the Google Form link AND "Click to Pay Online". You may also print a summer registration form and return it to our office. 






Let’s Create and Let’s Dance

Ages 3-4  Session 1: June 5-June 9   10:00-10:50   $75.00

Ages 3-4  Session 2: July 17-July 21  10:00-10:50   $75.00

Ages 3-4  Session 3: July 31-August 4  10:00-10:50  $75.00

This ballet based creative class combines stories and music in a child friendly setting which helps students develop body awareness, rhythm, flexibility, coordination, confidence, socializing and sharing and of course, meeting new friends! This camp is a wonderful introduction to our school year program. *girls wear leotard and ballet slippers/boys wear bike shorts, white t-shirt and ballet slippers 



Beauty and the Beast camp

Ages 5-9  June 12-June 16  10:00-12:00   $150.00

Be Our Guest! Calling all Princes and Belles to Ballet Spartanburg! Join us for and enchanting week of ballet class and the cutest teacups, crafts and more inspired by the tale as old as time.... Beauty and The Beast! On Friday, dance in our ballet ballroom to show parents their dancer’s enchanting dance skills. *girls wear leotard and ballet slippers/boys wear bike shorts, white t-shirt and ballet slippers. and bring a snack


Enchanted Camp

Ages 5-9  June 12-June 16  10:00-12:00   $150.00

We all know the movie ENCHANTED! Now join us as we create our own version of ENCHANTMENT. Princess Jasmine, Tatiana and Cinderella will join Prince Charming and Oberon as we learn how a prince and princess must twirl, leap, and dance. On Friday, our prince and princes will show their parents some of the most enchanting moves they have ever seen. *girls wear leotard and ballet slippers/boys wear bike shorts, white t-shirt and ballet slippers and bring a snack


The Swan Queen Camp

Ages 5-9   June 26-June 30  10:00-12:00  $150.00

Odette, under a magic spell, spends her days swimming in a lake of tears and her nights as a human. This camp will consist of ballet class learning beautiful fluid movement combined with acting. Campers will also create swan headpieces and crafts. The students will practice proper swan arms from the original choreography of Petipa/Ivanov under the direction of former professional ballerina, Analay Saiz. On Friday, the dancers will dance seamlessly on the ballet floor as they show off their delicate arms and moves. *wear leotard, ballet slippers and bring a snack  


Encanto Camp
Ages 4-8   July 10-July 14   10:00-12:00   $150.00

Hola Amigos! Immerse yourself into the world of Encanto with Analay Saiz! Each day will consist of a ballet class as they follow the adventures of Maribel and discover they too are more than just their talents! On Friday, join us as the dancers show off their colorful dance skills. *wear leotard, ballet slippers and bring a snack


The Sleeping Beauty Camp
Ages 5-9   July 10-July 14   1:00-3:00   $150.00

What do a cat, a bird and a princess all have in common? They are in ballet version of The Sleeping Beauty, of course!  Princess Aurora, Puss and Boots and the Bluebird will be introduced to our campers through music, acting, and dance. The students will expand their French vocabulary ( Oui Oui), participate in ballet class and create the most adorable kitty cat, and more crafts you have ever seen in Sleeping Beauty Land.  
On Friday, all will “wake up” and show parents their creative and funny ballet skills! *Girls wear leotard, tights and slippers; boys wear black short, white t-shirt and slippers and bring a snack 


The Little Mermaid Camp
Ages 5-9   July 24-July 28   10:00-12:00   $150.00

Spend the week discovering how fun a dance class is with all things Ariel and Under the Sea! Each day will consist of a ballet class and underwater and mermaid crafts! You will even dance to your favorite songs from The Little Mermaid! On the last day at 11:45, there will be a short showcase for parents. *wear ballet slippers, leotard and bring a snack 



Magical Fairy Camp
Ages 5-9   July 24-July 28   1:00-3:00   $150.00

The Magical Fairy Camp combines the love of ballet with the magical world of your favorite fairies! Each day consists of ballet, sparkles and fairy crafts! You will make fairy wands, fairy bottles and magical headpieces. This is the perfect time for new friendships to blossom. On Friday, all fairies will place their parents under magical spells as their show off their sparkling ballet skills. *wear ballet slippers, leotard and bring a snack 

En Pointe Fencing Class
Ages 7 and above   July 17-July 21   11:00-12:00   $75.00

En Garde! All fencing students take position for the second summer of sharp fencing skills led by instructor Will Scott. Move and groove with a few of the basic fencing stances used in famous ballets and plays such as Romeo and Juliet and The Nutcracker! Taught by the sharpest fencer we know, Mr. Will Scott! *wear t-shirt, socks, shorts, or ballet slippers 

Boys’ Ballet Class/Excerpts from Peter & the Wolf
Ages 7 and above   July 17-July 21   10:00-11:00   $75.00

Bringing to life Prokofiev’s classic symphonic fairytale, the young students will learn the choreography to this beloved fairytale. They will re-enact the story as Peter and as The Wolf! This class is taught by the boy’s favorite instructor, Will Scott. *wear class uniform 

Ballet 5/6 & Pre-Pro
Session 1: June 12-June 16   10:00-12:00   $150.00
Session 2: June 26-June 30   10:00-12:00   $150.00


Ballet Intensive Preparation Ballet 6/Pre-Pro
Session 1:June 12-June 16   Pointe Class   12:00-1:30    $112.00
Session 2: June 19-June 23  Ballet/Pointe    10:00-1:00   $225.00


Junior intensive (Rising 3A/3B)
Session 1: June 12-June 16   12:00-3:00   $225.00
Session 2: June 19-June 23   12:00-3:00   $225.00

Conditioning, Ballet and Pre-Pointe


Ballet 3B/4
June 19-June 23   10:00-12:00   $150.00


Beginning Ballet Foundations
June 26-June 30 1:00-2:00 $75.00

This class is specifically for those who have never had formal ballet instruction. You will be introduced to the elementary ballet positions of the feet and arms as well as basic French terminology. *Girls wear leotard, tights and slippers; boys wear black shorts, white t-shirt and slippers 


Irish Dance
July 19-July 23   10:00-12:00   $175.00

Have you tried Irish Dance? Fast and Fun!!! Our Irish Camp is always LUCKY because it is taught by Pam Pierce, who brings over 25 years of Irish teaching experience to our Irish Step students. Join us for a week of amazing instruction as you learn the traditional dances of Ireland. On the last day at 11:45, there will be a HIGH ENERGY short showcase for parents. *wear t-shirt, socks, shorts, ballet slippers or Irish Dance Shoes



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