Summer Programs 2019

Welcome to DanceArts Greenville’s summer program!

We’re excited to have you join us for our summer classes and camps this year! Below we have our available camps and classes listed for you to learn more about. When you’re ready to sign up, click the following button!

Summer Ballet* 9 weeks of Drop-in Class Sessions

*DAG is CLOSED the week of July 1-6

If you are new to the studio, or just looking for a fun weekly activity during the summer, or are a DAG dancer who misses classes. We are here for you.

The drop-in classes are designed to work with our families summer schedule. When selecting classes please use the level your dancer was enrolled in during the 2018 – 2019 dance year NOT what level they will be dancing in the upcoming dance year. If you are new to DAG please use age guidelines up to age 7, the office staff will be more than happy to assist you in selecting a level for dancers 8 years and up.

PreBallet 1 & 2 (3 & 4 year olds)

– Wed. 9:00 – 9:45 – $12.00

Tumble 4 Tots (3 & 4 year olds)
– Tuesday 9:00 – 9:45 – $12.00

PreBallet 3, Ballet 1 & 2 (5 – 7 year olds)
– Thursday  9:00 – 10:00 – $15.00

Jazz/Tap (5 – 7 year olds)
– Thursday 10:00 – 10:45 – $12.00

Preparatory (8 – 11 year olds)
– Tuesday, Thursday 12:00 – 1:00 – $15.00

Ballet Elementary  (8 – 14 year olds)
– Thursday 5:30-6:30 – $15.00

Intermediate (second year pointe students and up)
– June 11,13, 18, 20, 25 & 27, Tu, Th  Ballet 9:15 – 11:00 – $20.00
– July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 24, 30, Aug. 1st, Tu, Th  Ballet  5:00 – 6:30 – $20.00
– Pt./Variations 6:30 – 7:15 – $10.00
– August 6, 8, 13 & 15, Tu, Th Ballet 1:45 – 3:15 – $20.00

Advanced (students who were previously in advanced levels only)
– June 11,13, 18, 20, 25 & 27, Tu, Th  Ballet 9:15 – 11:00 – $20.00
– July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 24, 30, Aug. 1, Tu, Th Ballet 6:30 – 8:00 – $20.00
– Pt./Variations 8:00 – 8:45 – $12.00
– August 6, 8, 13 & 15, Tu, Th Ballet 1:45 – 3:15 – $20.00

Tumble 4 Tots – a new class centered for our younger dancers. It will include dancing and tumbling skills. At such young ages it is important for our students to learn the movement of the body as well as body control. In our Tumble 4 Tots class, we will work on strengthening the muscles with a fun and age appropriate approach. We will also work on balance, basic tumble skills, and incorporate our creative dance skills to build a strong foundation for our ballerinas. Attire: Girls, can wear ballet attire, or leotard with leggings or compression shorts. Boys, can wear compression shorts, and T-shirt tucked into shorts. No shoes needed.

Jazz/Tap – DAG offers Tap and Jazz classes for ages 5 (Kindergarten and up). We find that summer time is great time to introduce Jazz & Tap so that our students can sample or hone in their skills for the school year. Jazz is a great enhancement to ballet that gives more attention to musicality and syncopation. Attire: Boys & Girls need Tap shoes and jazz shoes. If a student is trying out the style and does not have specific shoes, ballet shoes can be used for Jazz. DanceArts Supplies store, DAG’s own supplies store, can order Tap shoes, we just need a week prior to class. Girls can wear leotard, or Top and leggings, or compressiosn shorts. Boys can wear shorts and t-shirt tucked in.

Ballet – is DanceArts core discipline. Classical ballet is based on formalized movements and positions of the arms, feet, and body designed to enable the dancer to move with the greatest possible agility, control, speed, lightness, and grace. Classical-ballet technique is based on the turn-out position of the legs, which increases the range of movement through added mobility in the hip joint and also imparts a more pleasing line to the extended leg. Attire: Boys & Girls must have Ballet shoes: Girls, tights and a leotard. Pointe shoes if taking pointe/variations. Skirts/Tu-tu’s are optional for younger girls.. For boys, a compression shirt or a white t-shirt which can tuck in and athletic shorts or compression shorts should work.

CHILDREN’S SUMMER CAMPS

PreBallet Camps (ages 3-4) & Ballet Mini Camps Ballet (ages 5-7)

Imagine sharing fun-filled camp days exploring the enchanted and enriching world of ballet! On any given day at PreBallet & Ballet Mini Camp, a child might take a ballet class, decorate costumes, learn the story of a famous ballet, or even take part in a production of their own creation. *Each of our camp sessions focuses on a different ballet story from the classical repertoire, and favorites include: Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, and Cinderella.

Campers do not need to have prior ballet experience to participate, however they ought to be prepared for a lot of leaping, twirling, and imaginative adventures!

Attire: Boys & Girls must have Ballet shoes: Girls, tights and a leotard. Skirts/Tu-tu’s are optional. For boys, a compression shirt or a white t-shirt which can tuck in and athletic shorts or compression shorts should work.

Need to bring: Water bottle and snack

PreBallet Camp – DAG level PreBallet 1, 2

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00-12:00

Sample Session Schedule:
– 9:00-9:45: PreBallet Class
– 10:00-11:00: Dance Education, Arts & Crafts and Snack
– 11:00-12:00: Camp Themed choreography*

Weeks Offered:
6/10-6/14 | 6/17-6/21 | 6/24-6/28 | 7/22-7/26 | 7/29-8/2 | 8/5-8/9 |  8/12-8/16

Fee: $100

Ballet Mini Camp DAG level PreBallet 3, Ballet 1, 2

Monday – Friday 9:00-12:00

Sample Session Schedule:
– 9:00-10:00: Ballet Class
– 10:00-11:00: Dance Education, Arts & Crafts and Snack
– 11:00-12:00: Camp Themed choreography*

Weeks Offered:
6/10-6/14 | 6/17-6/21 | 7/22-7/26 | 7/29-8/2 | 8/5-8/9 |  8/12-8/16

Fee: $150

Minishowstoppers (ages 5-7) – DAG level PreBallet 3, Ballet 1, 2

July 15 – 19, 9:00-12:00

Camp Description
This five day camp teaches Jazz, Tap and Ballet to showstopping tunes. Students perform a short presentation for friends and family the last day of camp, on Friday, July 19th from 11:45 -12:00.

Sample Session Schedule:
– 9:00-10:00 Ballet/Morning wake up conditioning
– 10:00-10:45 Jazz/Tap
– 10:45-12:00 Snack, Arts & Crafts, and Camp themed choreography

Attire: Girls, leotard with leggings and footless tights are generally fine. For boys, a compression shirt or t-shirt which can tuck in and athletic shorts or compression shorts should work. Socks can be worn; if they find them slippery, they can be easily removed.

Need to bring: Water bottle and snack

Fee: $150

So You Think You Can Dance (ages 8-11) – DAG level Ballet Elementary, Boys Dance, Preparatory Coral, Gold & Plum

July 15 – 19, 9:00-12:00

Camp Description
This five day camp teaching Jazz, Lyrical and Hip Hop dance in a fun SYTYCD fusion with the Officia National Dance Day choreography. Students perform a short presentation for friends and family the last day of camp, on Friday, July 19th from 11:45am-12:00pm

Sample Session Schedule:
– 1:00- 2:30 Jazz/Lyrical/Hip Hop
– 2:30- 4:00 Snack & Official 2018 National Dance Day Routine choreography

Attire: Girls, leggings, sweat pants or compression shorts, on tops, athletic tops, leotard, T-shirts! For boys, athletic shorts, compression shorts or sweat pants, on top, T-shirt. Shoes: Sneakers for hip hop and Lyrical/Jazz can use socks, ballet shoes, jazz shoes or foot thongs.

Need to bring: Water bottle and snack

Fee: $150

PREPARATORY BALLET SUMMER CAMPS

Junior Intensive (ages 8-11) – DAG level Preparatory Coral, Gold & Plum

Session 1: August 5 – 9, 9:00-12:00
Session 2: August 12 – 16, 9:00-12:00

Camp Description
Offered in two sessions: This intensive is designed to prepare students for a more intense study of dance. As our dancers in the preparatory level are learning new techniques, this ten day intensive teaches Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Floor Barre, and Ballet repertoire with focus on Classical solo work. Students perform a short presentation for friends and family the last day of camp, 30 minutes before pick up time.

Sample Session Schedule:
– 9:00-10:00 Floor Barre / Conditioning /Jazz warm up / Dance vocab
– 10:00-12:00 Ballet, Ballet Choreography, snack

Attire: Girls, leotard with tights and ballet shoes. Ballet waist elastic. Jazz shoes and foot thongs can be used for dance genre. Hair in a bun. For boys, a compression shirt or t-shirt black tights, black ballet shoes.

Need to bring: Water bottle and snack. Resistance band (medium weight), hand Towel, Journal and pencil.

Fee: $150/session

Beginner Pointe Camp (ages 11+) – DAG level Preparatory Plum (ages 11) DAG staff informs rising Beginner Pointe Students

Session 1: August 5 – 9, 9:00-12:00
Session 2: August 12 – 16, 9:00-12:00

Camp Description
This ten day camp is mandatory for rising Beginner Pointe students. Beginner Pointe etiquette, Ballet, Pointe or Pre-pointe and Floor Barre will be taught. Students perform a short presentation for friends and family the last day of camp, 30 minutes before pick up time.

Sample Session Schedule:
– 9:00-10:00 Floor Barre / Conditioning
– 10:00-12:00 Ballet, Pointe shoe etiquette & sewing, Pointe, snack

Attire: Girls, leotard with tights and ballet shoes. Ballet waist elastic. Hair in a bun.

Need to bring: Water bottle and snack. Resistance band (medium weight), Golf ball, tennis ball, Hand Towel, Journal and pencil. A pair of pointe shoes (fitting will be arranged at the Sock basket store with a DAG staff in July), Pointe shoe ribbons, pink elastics, needle and thread, scissors, toe pads.

Fee: $300

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED BALLET SUMMER CAMPS

DAYCO Camp (ages 11+) – DAG level Intermediate and all Advanced levels eligible (M-Th)*

*must apply and be completely registered for the DAG 2019/2020 season in mandatory classes (Ballet, jazz and/or contemporary/lyrical). Application for DAYCO will be available by June 15th, 2019.

Session 1: August 5 – 8, 5:30-7:30
Session 2: August 12 – 15, 5:30-7:30

Camp Description
Offered in two sessions: This camp is designed to layer Ballet Boot Camp and build the kick off of the DanceArts Youth Company season. Focus will be on the DAYCO dancers seasonal requirements as well as choreography. DAYCO members will get their individual DAYCO headshots and enjoy in fun team building activities.

Attire: Girls, DAYCO uniform; which includes: DAYCO leotard and DAYCO skirts (these will be sold through DanceArts Supplies starting on July 1st, 2019). Girls wear pink tights, ballet shoes: both pink and flesh colored, and pointe shoes. Boys: Black Ballet shoes, Black tights, DAYCO compression fitted shirt.

Need to bring: Water bottle and snack. Journal and pencil.

Fee: Must be registered in Ballet boot Camp. $75/session or $100 for both

Ballet Boot Camp (ages 11+) – DAG level Intermediate Coral, Gold, and all Advanced levels

Session 1: August 5 – 9, 1:00-5:00
Session 2: August 12 – 16, 1:00-5:00

Camp Description
Offered in two sessions: This camp is designed to help get our dancers back in shape and ready to start the year with DAG. They will have class in Floor Barre/Core de Ballet, ballet technique and pointe work. These two weeks will focus on body conditioning and strength building.

Sample Day Schedule:
– 1:00-1:45 Floor Barre
– 1:45-3:15 Ballet
– 3:30-4:30 Pointe/Variations
– 4:30-5:00 Core de Ballet & Stretch

Attire: Girls, leotard with tights, ballet shoes, Pointe shoes. Hair in a bun.

Need to bring: Water bottle and snack. Resistance band (medium weight), hand Towel, golf ball, tennis ball, Journal and pencil, Yoga Mat.

Fee: $200/session or $350 for both

DAG Summer Intensive – DAG level Intermediate Coral, Plum and Advanced

June 10 – 28

(Individual Technique only weeks do not have to be consecutive)

Dancers must have a minimum of 1 year of pointe work. DAG’s summer intensive is designed for students age 11 – 18 with an interest in classical ballet as well as modern and contemporary styles of dance. Our program provides quality training in an inspiring, nurturing, and motivating atmosphere. For more details go to our DAG Summer Intensive webpage.

Performance track students will perform in a minimum of one classical piece, one contemporary piece and the Finale. The final performance will be Friday June 28th

Class genres include, but are not limited to, Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Partnering, Variations and body conditioning.

DAG Intensives

Three Week DAG Intensive Performance Track*
June 11 – 28 | 9:15 – 6:00 Monday – Friday | 9:15 – 2:00 Saturday

Fee: $1,500

*If a student requests a two week Intensive Performance Track, approval must be made by the Director, Ms. Anita, please email anita@danceartsgreenville.com.

DAG Intensive Technique Track
Week #1 – June 11 – 16th | 9:15 – 1:00 Monday – Friday | 9:15 – 1:00 Saturday
Week #2 – June 17 – 22 | 9:15 – 1:00 Monday – Friday | 9:15 – 1:00 Saturday

Fee: $350/week

Week #3 – June 24 – 28 | 9:15 – 12:00 Monday – Thursday | 11:00 – 2:00 Friday

Fee: $200/week