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2017 Summer Dance Camp

Summer dance programs help to keep kids active, happy and learning. Kids get to enjoy dance camp with their peers while learning and implementing new dance moves or improving their current skills. We provide dance activities for boys and girls ages 6-10. During this camp, your child will be introduced to several different styles of dance such as Ballet, Modern dance, Ballroom dance and Latin dance. This will give your child an idea of what he or she may be interested in doing later for dance.

Time: 8am-noon, Monday-Friday

Ages: Boys and Girls 6-10 years old

Dance styles: Ballet, Modern, Ballroom, Latin

2017 Dance Camp Sessions:

June Session: June 19-23rd

Price: $250

Deadline: May 15th, 2017

July Sessions:

#1 July 10-14th

#2 July 24-28th

Price: $250

Deadline: June 15th, 2017

Recitals will be held on the Friday evening of the week!

Tentative Dance Camp Schedule:

7:45-8:00am   Drop Off
8:00-8:25   Dance Fitness
8:30-8:55   Dance 1
9:00- 9:25   Dance Education (Vocabulary, Musicality, Rhythm Exercises)
9:30- 9:55   Dance 2
10:00-10:25   Snack time, organized activities
10:30-10:55   Dance 3
11:00-11:25   Performance Practice
11:30- 11:55   Dance 4
12:00- 12:15   Pick-Up

How do I register?

You can register by emailing us the registration form: baltballroom@gmail.com.

Where do I take my child on the first day of camp?

All Summer Dance Camp sessions will be held at Promenade DanceSport at 2605 Lord Baltimore Dr. Baltimore, MD 21244 You are welcome to stop by and walk through the dance studio but only with appointment.

What does my child need to bring?

Your child should bring the following:

  • Healthy snacks – lots of them! Students will be dancing most of the time and need extra energy.
  • Filled water bottle (1 quart/day recommended)

What does my child need to wear?

Your child should bring the following:

  • Stretchy pants such as jazz or yoga pants or capri pants. Stretchy short or long sleeve shirt/t-shirt. No jeans of any kind.
  • No short shorts and no tops showing midriff.
  • Hair pulled/pinned back from face
  • Dance shoes required. Your child should have at least a pair of ballet slippers or jazz shoes. We would also recommend an additional pair of ballroom shoes. Dance shoes can be purchased online or at your local dance shop.
  • Students should also bring a pair of comfortable socks for warm up activities.
  • An extra change of clothes for when clothes get sweaty.

Does my child need to have dance experience?

No, your child can be a complete dance novice. We have groups for beginner as well as intermediate level dancers. The camp will be fun and your child will get to experience different dance styles. At this camp, it is most important that everyone has a great attitude, a lot of energy, and an interest in learning new things.

What is the Friday evening recital like?

It is a short recital for our campers to share their accomplishments with family, friends, and the general public. Recitals will take place on the final day of each session (Friday) at 5pm. Each session will offer new choreography different from the other sessions. The performance is free for 2 parents and $10 for other relatives or guests.

Can students take classes in just one style of dance?

It is better for beginner dancers to experience different types of dance. Therefore, we expect campers to participate in all the styles offered. If after the camp you prefer your child to focus only on one dance style, please enroll him or her in our regular kid group dance classes or talk to us regarding private dance lessons.

What is your refund policy?

No refunds. However, you may be able to transfer your child to a different Summer 2017 camp session or use the funds to enroll your child in regular dance classes if there is an emergency situation.

Do you work with children with special needs?

No, our staff is not trained to offer children with special needs the specialized attention they need.

Can my child take more than one week of camp?

Sure. We would love your child to enroll to all 3 camps! Although the camp is an intensive course, there is only so much a person can learn in 5 days. Thus, it would be very beneficial for your child to attend multiple camps. He or she will meet new friends, plus we will alternate activities so that each camp will look like a new one.

What is the security like?

All camps are managed by BABD staff at all times. We have a front desk where any visitor must check in. Interior of the dance studio as well as premises around it is monitored 24 hours by video surveillance.

When is the earliest I can drop off and the latest I can pick up my child?

Drop-off is from 7:45am – 8:00am. It is recommended that you escort your child inside the studio. Once inside, your child will be guided to the camp location. Pick-up is from 12:00pm – 12:15pm. Should you wish to pick up your child earlier or accompany your child into the building at any time, you are welcome to do so.

What is your late policy?

Warm-up begins at 8am. If students arrive late, please park and accompany them into the studio. Summer Dance Camp closes at 12pm noon. There is 15-minute period for parents/guardians to pick up their children. If you are running late, please call 410-292-4012 to inform the staff. There is a $10.00 late pick up fee applied immediately at 12:15pm with a $1.00 per minute charge for each minute thereafter. If payment is not received on or before the next day, a $25 late fee will be assessed. Please understand our teachers' and staff's need for prompt student pick-ups at the end of the camp. If you need to make arrangements for regular after-hour care or transportation, please contact our staff in advance of the start of your session. We would be happy to assist you with a special arrangement.