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Registration opens on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 9:00am for summer programs.

Information about weekly classes and Passports coming soon!


Itty Bitty Ballets
One-Day Dance Camps
Dates: Wednesdays, June 21, June 28, July 12, July 19
Times: 10:00-11:30am
Ages: 4-5 (Ages as of 9/1/17)
Cost: $25/session

Step behind the velvet curtain! Meet sparkling fairies and cavalier princes! Dance with graceful animals and toys come-to-life! Led by Miss Vicki, dancers will spend each camp exploring one famous ballet through storytelling, creative movement games, pantomime, and craft projects. Children may register for 1, 2, 3, or all 4 camps. Limited to 14 dancers per session.

Session 1, June 12-16: Dancing Debussy
Session 2, June 19-23: I am a Story
Session 3, June 26-30: Dragons, Knights, and Princesses
Session 4, July 10-14: We've Got Stripes!
Session 5, July 17-21: Hanging with William
Times: Monday – Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm
Age Levels: 6-8 (Ages as of 9/1/17)
Cost: $190/session

DCE teachers Allison Kurtz Volkers, Wendy Park, and Enid Smith will lead creative romps through the fields of dance, music, creative drama, arts and crafts. Themes change each session so that students may participate in multiple camps. Each week ends with a performance for family and friends. Limited to 16 dancers per session.

The Mixed-Up Tales of Mother Goose

Dates: July 10-28, 2017
Times: Monday – Friday, 8:45am-3:00pm
Age Levels: 8-12 (Ages as of 9/1/17)
Cost: $850

Led by Allison Kurtz Volkers and Calyn Carbery, this ensemble of young artists will use dance, music, and theater to create an exciting original production. Morning technique classes in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and Hip Hop prepare dancers for afternoons spent in theater games, choreography, and rehearsal. This three-week adventure includes field trips to the Greenwood Beach and Penny Park and concludes in a final performance for family and friends. Limited to 24 dancers.


Classical – June 12-16
Contemporary – June 19-23
Broadway – June 26-June 30
Times: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm
Levels: Dancers who have completed Ballet 2B, 3, 4, or 5
Cost: $350/session or $1000 for all 3 weeks

Take a DIP this summer! Dive into an array of invigorating classes and rehearsals at two levels with a different focus each week, culminating in an informal showing every Friday. Immerse yourself in a style for 1, 2, or all 3 weeks. Limited to 30 dancers per week.

Dates: June 9-11, 2017
Times: Friday – Sunday
  • Level 1 (students from Ballet 3, 4, or 5):
    Friday: 4:30-6:30pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Level 2 (students at the Academy level):
    Friday: 6:45-8:45pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 1:15-3:15pm
Cost: $120

Mike Gosney (Director of Elements Contemporary Ballet, DCE faculty member) will instruct students in the art of Ballet Partnering, including balances, turns, jumps, and lifts. Professional male dancers will be on hand to assist students as they practice their technique.

Date: Saturday, August 26
Levels: for dancers currently in the Cecchetti program
Times: 9:00am-5:00pm
Cost: $65

Get a jump start on exam prep with this one day Cecchetti extravaganza! DCE Faculty will lead a full day of classes to clarify and improve Cecchetti technique. Classes include: Graded Syllabus, Strength & Stretch, Variations, Choreography, Pre-Pointe/Pointe, Men’s Work, Cecchetti History, Exam Tips, and a special Theory Bee led by Miss Allie! This program is highly recommended for all Cecchetti students.

Summer schedule registration form.

Photos by Matt Glavin