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Springfield, Missouri

Summer Programs

Summer is an excellent time to develop dance technique, as students are not distracted with the stresses of school. Springfield Ballet is pleased to offer summer camps, a summer intensive, and classes which allow students to continue their ballet training while enjoying their summer break.

New to Springfield Ballet? Complete our Pre-Registration Form to help us assist you in proper placement, here.



Camps

 Springfield Ballet offers summer camps for all ages of dancers. For the youngest dancers, Fairy Tale and Prince and Princess Ballet Camps allow children to experience dance class as well as learn about other artistic aspects that are a part of ballet such as music, drama, and dance history. Dancers will have a dance class, craft time, story time, and more each day in these week-long camps.

Older dancers may participate in the Plié or Arabesque Ballet Camp. Daily ballet technique class is taught as well as classes in other dance styles (previously taught styles include modern, jazz, character, musical theatre and Irish), stretch and strengthen, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, dance history, and more during these week-long, full day camps.

Each camp and intensive concludes with a performance and special presentation by the dancers for their parents and guests.

Summer 2017 Camps:

Fairy Tale Ballet Camp

July 17-21, 9am-12pm
Ages 3-5 (Creative Movement 1 & 2), Cost $155+$15 registration fee
2017 Fairy Tale Ballet Camp Detailed Schedule and Camp Checklist

Prince & Princess Ballet Camp

July 24-28, 9am-1pm
Approximate Age 5-8 (Pre-Ballet, beginner Ballet 1), Cost $180+$15 registration fee
2017 Prince & Princess Detailed Schedule and Camp Checklist

Plié Ballet Camp

July 17-21, 9am-4pm
By Placement, Approximate Age 7-14 (Ballet 1 & Ballet 2), Cost $255+$15 registration fee
2017 Plié Ballet Camp Detailed Schedule and Camp Checklist

Arabesque Ballet Camp

July 24-28, 9am-4pm
By Placement, Approximate Age 8+ (Ballet 3 & Ballet 4), Cost $255+$15 registration fee
2017 Arabesque Ballet Camp Detailed Schedule and Camp Checklist


New to Springfield Ballet? Complete our Pre-Registration Form to help us assist you in proper placement, here.

Register by June 1 to waive the $15 registration fee
Pay a 50% non-refundable deposit by May 12 to receive a 10% discount off the camp


Summer Intensive

For more serious dancers, Springfield Ballet offers the intermediate
to advanced level Summer Intensive, which provides several hours of
dance and dance-related instruction each day. Curriculum includes classical & contemporary ballet, modern dance, Pilates, jazz, Irish, stretch & strengthen, pointe and variations/repertoire, and frequently a guest instructor(s) is brought in to teach portions of the summer intensive. Past guest instructors include Ken Braso (Missouri Contemporary Ballet) and Charlotte Hart (University of Oklahoma). The summer intensive also concludes with a performance and special presentation by the dancers for their parents and guests.
New to Springfield Ballet? Complete our Pre-Registration Form to help us assist you in proper placement, here.

2017 Summer Intensive

July 30-August 4

By Placement, Approximate Age 11 and up (Ballet 5, Ballet 6, Ballet 7), Cost $330+$15 registration fee
Detailed Schedule and Camp Checklist TBA
Summer 2017 Camp and Intensive Schedule

Register by June 1 to waive the $15 registration fee
Pay a 50% non-refundable deposit by May 12 to receive a 10% discount off the intensive


6-Week Session & Stay in Shape classes

Springfield Ballet’s six-week class session mirrors the sessions offered in both fall and winter/spring. A condensed class session allows students to continue their training during the summer, while still allowing time to rest and enjoy summer vacation.

Summer 2018 Six-Week Class Session

Dates & Schedule TBD

Summer 2018 Stay-in-Shape Classes

Taking several weeks off from classes can be detrimental to a dancer's ability to maintain and progress technique, especially once the dancer reaches intermediate and advanced levels of technique.  To help with this, we offer Stay-in-Shape classes for our Ballet 4 and up dancers between the winter/spring semester and the summer session.
Dates & Schedule TBD