2018 Summer Camps

   Imagine, Dance, Discover & Play

       2018 Ballet Spartanburg Summer Camps 


(Twinkle Toes Toddler Dance and Creative & Imagine Dance Camp)  


Snow White Camp
Ages: 5 - 8 
June 4 - 8 
10am - 12pm / $130

“Magic Mirror in my hand, who is the fairest of the land?" Students will enjoy a ballet class based on this classic fairytale. Students will imagine themselves as Snow White, Prince Charming or the Evil Queen or maybe, one of the beloved dwarfs! Every Snow White will create their own magic mirror and magic apple for a magical week!

Beauty & the Beast Camp                   (CLOSED-CAPACITY)
Ages: 4 - 6 
June 11 - 15
1 - 3pm / $130

“You don’t have time to be timid. You must be bold and daring.” Students will enjoy a  ballet class acting out this beloved story as they imagine themselves in the Beast’s magnificent castle waltzing the afternoon away! Every Belle will create her own enchanting red rose and Cogsworth Clock Craft for a week of beauty and magic!

Twinkle Toes  TOddler Dance CAMP
Ages: 2 - 3
Session 1: June 11 - 15 ( Closed-CAPACITY)
10:00 - 10:50 am / $60
Session 2: July 9 - 13( Closed-CAPACITY)
10:00-10:50 am / $60

SESSION 3: JULY 23 - 27
10:00-10:50 AM / $60

A perfect first class dance for toddlers! This fun introduction class is a mixture of structure and creative energy which will keep any little toddler engaged and moving. Parents or caregivers are welcome to participate with their toddler to engage in this “twinkle toes” summer camp.

Ages: 3 - 4
Session 1: June 11 - 15 (CLOSED-CAPACITY)
11 - 11:50 am / $60
Session 2: July 9 - 13 (CLOSED-CAPACITY)
11-11:50 am /$60

SESSION 3: JULY 23 - 27
11:00-11:50 AM / $60

Creative dance is just as it reads! CREATIVE. This free moving creative based ballet class offers many opportunities to move and develop large motor skills while fostering a love of dance and group interaction. The camp is fun based introduction to our school year program. Learning through play is critical for a positive foundation for dance.

Swan Lake Ballet Camp
Ages: 7 - 9
July 23 – 27
1 - 3 pm / $130

Odette, under a magical spell, spends her days swimming in a lake of tears and her nights in the form of a human. This camp will  consist  of a daily classes where students will  act, dance and create beautiful Swan crafts. The students will practice proper Swan arms from the original choreography of Petipa/Ivanov with help from Ballet Spartanburg's Swan Queen, Analay Saiz while wearing their own swan crown.

jUNE 18 - 29 (Mon - fri) 
10 - 11:30 am / $180
(two weeks)

Extensive daily technical training with a focus on rote and foundational skills. Students under the artistic mentoring and tutorial by Lona Gomez, Ballet Mistress, will strengthen and stretch all ballet techniques. This intensive camp is designed for students with a concentrated focus on honing and improving all ballet skills.

Puss & Boots Camp
Ages: 5 - 8
June 18 - 22
10am - 12 pm / $130

Carrie Petrak, our own Ballet Spartanburg Puss and Boots dancer from the Sleeping Beauty, will lead this camp in a daily ballet class, read the story and teach the beloved kitty’s choreography from the Sleeping Beauty. This "purr-fect" dance camp includes makin the cutest kitty crafts you'll ever see. MEOW!

Ballet Level II workshop
June 18 - June 22
12:30 - 1:30 PM / $60.00
July 9 - July 13
12:00 - 1:00 PM / $60.00
Prerequisite: completion of Ballet IB or iia

This week will review material from the course of the year, working on foundation skills at the barre with ample repetitions. The class will also encompass executing passive stretches and floor exercises for body conditioning.

Ballet III Workshop
June 18 - June 22
1:30 - 2:30 PM / $60.00
July 9 - July 13
1:00 - 2:00 PM / $60.00
Prerequisite: completion of Ballet IIB                               

This week will focus on building strength at the barre, emphasizing physical conditioning, and floor exercises and releves to strengthen feet, toes and calves.

Ballet IV Workshop
June 11 - June 15
12:00 - 1:30 PM / $95.00
June 25 - 29
10:30 - 12:00 PM / $95.00
JuLY 30 - AUGUST 3
10:30 - 12:00 PM / $95.00
Prerequisite: completion of Ballet IIIB                           

The class will emphasize expanding all connecting steps, simple repetition to build strength and stability, and self- sufficient control in all adagio work.

Intermediate “Get Moving” Lyrical Workshop with Professional Dancer Carrie Petrak
June 18 - June 22
12:30 - 1:30 PM / $60.00
Ages: 8 - 12

We have a fun and challenging lyrical class incorporating ballet, jazz, and contemporary styles while developing an emotional connection to the music. In just one week, your leaps and turns will be flowy and airy! “Get Moving” Lyrical to improve balance, flexibility, and coordination!

Intermediate Broadway Jazz Camp
June 25 - June 29
12:30 - 1:30 PM / $60.00
Ages: 8 - 12

Intermediate Broadway Jazz is a high energy class that explores the expressive style of Jazz. Students develop a foundation of basic jazz movement including jumps, turns, floor progression, and stylized movement infused with their individual personality!

Contemporary Dance Camp
June 25 - June 29
1:30 - 2:30 PM / $60.00
Ages: 8 - 12

Enjoy a week of contemporary class with professional dancer Carrie Petrak. A fusion of modern, jazz, and ballet this style explores a wide range of organic and angular movements and syncopated rhythms!

Adult Summer Shag
Grab a partner and learn how to dance the night away. 
Monday's 7 - 8 PM
June 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 23
Single: $72 Couple: $120
Instructor: Marion Norman                                         Click here to download Summer Shag form
Irish Dance Camp(cancelled)
June 11-15
10:00AM-1:00 PM / $180.00
Ages: 5-18

Enjoy a fun Irish Dance camp with Irish Dance Teacher Pam Pierce. Learn all of the basic steps of Irish Step, along with learning about the fun and interesting history of this fast paced dance!




        Click to download registration form 

Beauty & the Beast

October 19 - 21 | Chapman Cultural Center

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Ballet Spartanburg

Ballet Spartanburg Receives 2018
Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award

Ballet Spartanburg has received the 2018 Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award. This award is given each year by the South Carolina Arts Commission to recognize exemplary artists and arts organizations for the State of South Carolina. “Each recipient of these Verner Awards is an outstanding ambassador for our state and contributes greatly not just to the arts community, but the overall quality of life.  As the Arts Commission nears completion of its 50th anniversary celebration, we are honored to recognize organizations and individuals who live out the service, commitment and passion that helped the arts here thrive throughout the last half century." S.C. Arts Commission Chairman Henry Horowitz.

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