Summer Camps & Classes

Summer Classes

For Summer, each class meets once a week just like Fall/Spring GC classes. All tuition is paid at the beginning of the month of the class. There is no registration fee for Summer Classes. If you miss a class due to travel, you can make it up in a similar class on a different week by coordinating with our office.

Summer Class Offerings:

  • Preschool 3
  • Beginner Tap, Ballet, and Jazz (BTBJ)
  • Jazz Levels I-III
  • Ballet Levels I-III
  • Contemporary Levels I-III
  • Hip Hop Levels I-III

See below for Accelerator Camp Info (a requirement for those wishing to audition for the Dance Company).

SUMMER SESSION
Important Dates

There is no registration fee. You can sign up and cancel at any time. 

Summer Dance Camps at Grace Conservatory

A great way to introduce dance to your kids!

Princess Academy – Ages 3-5

Every little girl wants to be a princess…let her be! This camp will let 3-5 year olds dance, craft and pretend all morning long. Your dancer can wear her favorite princess dress, and each day will feature a book and related craft. We will also feature instruction in dance, tumbling and creative movement. Meets Monday to Thursday.

One-third of tuition is due in advance as a deposit to hold your spot and is non-refundable. The balance is due the first day of June.

Attire/What to Bring: Attire for this class is a princess dress and pink ballet shoes. Please bring a small snack without nuts and a water bottle with your child’s name on it.

Broadway Dance and Acting Academy- Ages 6 to 12

Hit the lights! This camp will include instruction in theatre arts and theory, acting, dance and performance. Gloria Jennings Robinson will be teaching a master class in musical theatre with assistance from GC Staff teaching Broadway-style dance. Gloria has directed and taught musical theatre for over 40 years, holds a masters in theatre, and has multiple former students on Broadway, in films and on television. There will be a one- scene showcase on the final day of class from a popular musical in the GC studio, and parents are welcome to attend. This camp meets Monday through Friday.

One-third of tuition is due in advance and is non-refundable. The balance is due the first day of July.

Attire/What to Bring: Attire for this class is a black leotard, black or pink tights, and tan jazz shoes (black jazz shorts or jazz pants are optional). Males wear white shirts, black pants and jazz shoes. Please bring a small snack without nuts and a water bottle with a name on it.

Descendants Camp – Ages 6-12

Has your dancer ever dreamed of being cast in a movie musical? This fun week we will be learning dances from your favorite movies, holding practice auditions, and giving you the opportunity to shine with a special showing of your movie at the end of the week. There will be a showcase on the final day of class in the GC studio, and parents are welcome to attend. This camp meets Monday through Friday.

One-third of tuition is due in advance and is non-refundable. The balance is due on the first day of June.

Attire/What to Bring: Attire for this class is a black leotard, black or pink tights, and tan jazz shoes (black jazz shorts or jazz pants are optional). Males wear white shirts, black pants and jazz shoes. Please bring a small snack without nuts and a water bottle with a name on it.

Ballet Intensive

pointe shoes

This ballet intensive will feature conditioning, advanced technique, variations. It will culminate in an exhibition performance on the final day.
 
Attire for this intensive is black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, pointe shoes if you have them, and hair in a bun (black dance skirt optional).
 

INSTRUCTOR EXPERIENCE

Our ballet instructors have danced professionally at Sarasota Ballet, Ballet Magnificat, Cincinnati Ballet, Garden State Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, and competed in the International Ballet Competition. Additionally, they have trained under the Bolshoi Ballet, School of American Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre among other renowned ballet companies.

GCDC Accelerator

The Petite Elite Accelerator – Ages 5-8

The Petite Elite Accelerator is a Half-Day camp designed to give dancers their initial glimpse of what it’s like to be a part of Petite Elite. Dancers receive instruction in Lyrical, Jazz, Ballet, and Hip Hop at a higher-curve to push their dancing to the next level. Participants will have the unique opportunity to learn from multiple instructors in a collective setting followed by break-out sessions that allow dancers to focus on specific choreography. We will end the week with a Showcase of choreography learned in various styles.

*This Camp is a Requirement for any dancer who wants to Audition for the Petite Elite Dance Company for the upcoming season. All choreography for August auditions will be learned during this camp.

One third of the tuition is due in advance and is non-refundable. The balance is due the first day of the month of the camp.

Attire/What to Bring: Attire for this intensive is black leotard, pink tights, tan jazz shoes, pink ballet shoes, and hair in a bun (black shorts or dance skirt optional). Please bring a small snack without nuts and a water bottle with your dancer’s name on it.

The Accelerator – Ages 8-18

The Accelerator Camp is designed to jump-start your dancer’s summer with a full week of all-day instruction in Lyrical, Jazz, Ballet, and Hip Hop. Participants will have the unique opportunity to learn from multiple instructors in a collective setting followed by break-out sessions that allow dancers to focus on specific choreography. We will end the week with a Showcase of choreography learned in various styles.

*This Camp is a Requirement for any dancer who wants to Audition for Grace Conservatory Dance Company for the upcoming season. All choreography for August auditions will be learned during this camp.

One-third of tuition is due in advance and is non-refundable. The balance is due the first day of the month of the camp.

Attire/What to Bring: Attire for this intensive is black leotard, pink tights, tan jazz shoes, pink ballet shoes, and hair in a bun (black shorts or dance skirt optional). There will be a showcase on the final day of class in the GC studio, and parents are welcome to attend. Please bring a small snack without nuts, a protein-filled lunch and a water bottle with your dancer’s name on it.