Summer 2024

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Beginners: Lets try...
Is your child interested in dance, but you're not sure where to start? Our summer session is the perfect introduction! In addition to learning ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, and contemporary dance, your child will also get a feel for our unique class structure, meet new friends, and experience the one-of-a-kind environment at Columbia Dance Academy. It's more than just dance-it's a summer of growth and fun in a setting like no other!

Dress Code: Leotard, tights, one pair of tennis shoes, and one pair of ballet or jazz shoes. Form-fitting dance shorts and ballet skirts are optional. Hair must be secured off the face and neck.
Boys - White T-shirt, black knit shorts, thin black socks, one pair of tennis shoes, and one pair of ballet or jazz shoes.
Tuesday
1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
CDA
Summer Creative Movement (Tuesday)
Creative Movement introduces your child to various forms of movement. Students will learn to follow different verbal cues from their instructor and incorporate them into their actions as we explore the differences between slow and fast, high and low, sharp and smooth, and more. We will also work on rhythm, stretching, balance, coordination, and listening skills! While Creative Movement does not follow the typical ballet class structure, participating is an excellent way to begin your child’s journey into classical ballet.

Dress Code - Girls: Leotard or dance dress, pink ballet shoes, tights or thin socks
Dress Code - Boys: White T-shirt, black knit shorts, thin black socks, black ballet shoes
Tuesday
3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
CDA
Summer Combo: Pre-Ballet and Tap (Tuesday)
Our unique conceptual approach uses movement, visuals, music and props to introduce beginning ballet and tap. Students will gain coordination, creativity, musical awareness, listening and social skills.

Dress Code - Girls: Leotard or dance dress, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, tights or thin socks. Hair must be secured off the face and neck.
Dress Code - Boys: White t-shirt, black knit shorts, thin black socks, black ballet shoes, black tap shoes
Tuesday
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
CDA
Summer Combo: Ballet and Tap
Our unique conceptual approach uses movement, visuals, music, and props to explore the basics of ballet and tap, with an emphasis on physical growth, flexibility, and coordination. The ballet portion of the class will focus on age-appropriate ballet skills and discipline, while the tap portion will focus on elementary tap movements and rhythmic patterns.

Dress Code - Girls: leotard or dance dress, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, and either tights or thin socks. Hair must be secured off your face and neck.
Dress Code - Boys: White T-shirt, black knit shorts, thin black socks, black ballet shoes, black tap shoes.
Tuesday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
CDA
Summer Combo: Ballet, Tap and Hip Hop
Our unique conceptual approach uses movement, visuals, music, and props to explore the basics of ballet and tap, with an emphasis on physical growth, flexibility, and coordination. The ballet portion of the class will focus on age-appropriate ballet skills and discipline, while the tap portion will focus on elementary tap movements and rhythmic patterns. The hip hop portion is a fast-paced, energetic class that incorporates a variety of hip hop movements set to age appropriate music.


Dress Code - Girls: leotard or dance dress, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, hip hop shoes or sneakers, and either tights or thin socks. T-shirts and shorts may be added for hip hop. Hair must be secured off your face and neck.
Dress Code - Boys: White T-shirt, black knit shorts, thin black socks, black ballet shoes, black tap shoes, sneakers.
Tuesday
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
CDA
Summer Combo: Hip Hop
Little Bit Hip is a fast-paced, energetic class that incorporates various hip-hop movements set to age-appropriate music.

Dress Code - Girls: Comfortable athletic clothing and tennis shoes. Hair must be secured off the face and neck.
Dress Code - Boys: White t-shirt, black knit shorts, thin black socks, black ballet shoes, black tap shoes; tennis shoes for Little Bit Hip
Tuesday
6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
CDA
Summer Combo: Pre-Ballet and Tap (Thursday)
Our unique conceptual approach uses movement, visuals, music and props to introduce beginning ballet and tap. Students will gain coordination, creativity, musical awareness, listening and social skills.

Dress Code - Girls: Leotard or dance dress, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, tights or thin socks. Hair must be secured off the face and neck.
Dress Code - Boys: White t-shirt, black knit shorts, thin black socks, black ballet shoes, black tap shoes
Thursday
4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
CDA
Summer Creative Movement (Thursday)
Creative Movement introduces your child to various forms of movement. Students will learn to follow different verbal cues from their instructor and incorporate them into their actions as we explore the differences between slow and fast, high and low, sharp and smooth, and more. We will also work on rhythm, stretching, balance, coordination, and listening skills! While Creative Movement does not follow the typical ballet class structure, participating is an excellent way to begin your child’s journey into classical ballet.

Dress Code - Girls: Leotard or dance dress, pink ballet shoes, tights or thin socks
Dress Code - Boys: White T-shirt, black knit shorts, thin black socks, black ballet shoes
Thursday
5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
CDA
Junior Intensive: Ballet
Sign up for our Summer Intensive where you will be immersed in dance - receiving instruction, gaining strength and flexibility, working technique and learning fun choreography!

Ballet, often hailed as the “backbone” of all dance forms, is a discipline that instills grace, discipline, and self-confidence. Our classes, including barre work, center work, and progressions, focus on proper body alignment, classical technique, and terminology. Join us and discover the transformative power of ballet.

Dress Code - Girls: Leotard; tights; pink ballet shoes. Form-fitting dance shorts or ballet skirts are optional. Hair must be secured off the face and neck.
Dress Code - Boys: White T-shirt, black knit shorts, black ballet shoes
Thursday
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
CDA
Junior Intensive: Contemporary
Sign up for our Summer Intensive where you will be immersed in dance - receiving instruction, gaining strength and flexibility, working technique and learning fun choreography! It will be challenging, energetic, productive and FUN!

Contemporary class will focus on expressing emotion through organic movements and unrestricted lines. Dancers will learn efficient pathways up and down off the floor and will work on improvisation and movement generation.

Dress Code - Girls: Leotard; tights; black contemporary socks. Form-fitting dance shorts or ballet skirts are optional. Hair must be secured off the face and neck.
Dress Code - Boys: White t-shirt, black knit shorts; black contemporary socks
Thursday
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
CDA
Junior Intensive: Hip Hop
Sign up for our Summer Intensive where you will be immersed in dance - receiving instruction, gaining strength and flexibility, working technique and learning fun choreography! It will be challenging, energetic, productive and FUN!

This dynamic class is a journey through various street/urban dance styles, taught through center work, progressions, and choreography. It's a platform where you'll not only focus on rhythm and coordination but also be encouraged to express your unique style, fostering your individual growth and creativity.

Dress Code - Girls: Comfortable athletic clothing, hip hop shoes. Hair must be secured off the face and neck.
Dress Code - Boys: Comfortable athletic clothing, hip hop shoes
Thursday
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
CDA
Junior Intensive: Lyrical and Jazz
Sign up for our Summer Intensive where you will be immersed in dance - receiving instruction, gaining strength and flexibility, working technique and learning fun choreography! It will be challenging, energetic, productive and FUN!

Various styles of jazz technique will be explored to increase the dancer’s strength, flexibility, coordination, and endurance. Dancers will learn a variety of jumps, turns, and innovative choreography. Students will also explore lyrical dance, combining classical ballet and jazz, emphasizing grace, fluidity, and expressiveness to capture emotion through movement and music.

Dress Code - Girls: Leotard; tights; tan jazz shoes, and lyrical shoes. Form-fitting dance shorts are optional. Hair must be secured off the face and neck.
Dress Code - Boys: White t-shirt, black knit shorts; black jazz shoes, and lyrical shoes
Thursday
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
CDA
Junior Intensive: Tap
Sign up for our Summer Intensive where you will be immersed in dance - receiving instruction, gaining strength and flexibility, working technique and learning fun choreography! It will be challenging, energetic, productive and FUN!

Our class is a comprehensive journey that includes percussive footwork, rhythmic exercise, and general music training. Starting with basic rhythms, students progress to performing intricate and fast-paced combinations, showcasing their growth and development over the course.

Dress Code - Girls: Leotard; tights; black tap shoes. Form-fitting dance shorts are optional. Hair must be secured off the face and neck.
Dress Code - Boys: White t-shirt, black knit shorts, black tap shoes
Thursday
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
CDA
Senior Intensive: Ballet
Sign up for our Summer Intensive where you will be immersed in dance - receiving instruction, gaining strength and flexibility, working technique and learning fun choreography! It will be challenging, energetic, productive and FUN!

Ballet, often hailed as the “backbone” of all dance forms, is a discipline that instills grace, discipline, and self-confidence. Our classes, which include barre work, center work, and progressions, are designed to focus on proper body alignment, classical technique, and terminology. Join us and discover the transformative power of ballet.

Dress Code - Girls: Leotard; tights; pink ballet shoes. Skirts and form-fitting dance shorts are optional. Hair must be in a bun.
Dress Code - Boys: White t-shirt, black knit shorts, black ballet shoes.
Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
CDA
Senior Intensive: Contemporary
Sign up for our Summer Intensive where you will be immersed in dance - receiving instruction, gaining strength and flexibility, working technique and learning fun choreography! It will be challenging, energetic, productive and FUN!

Contemporary class will focus on expressing emotion through organic movements and unrestricted lines. Dancers will learn efficient pathways up and down off the floor and work on improvisation and movement generation.

Dress Code - Girls: Leotard; tights; contemporary socks. Form-fitting dance shorts are optional. Hair must be in a bun.
Dress Code - Boys: White t-shirt, black knit shorts, contemporary socks
Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
CDA
Senior Intensive: Hip Hop
Sign up for our Summer Intensive, where you will be immersed in dance—receiving instruction, gaining strength and flexibility, working on technique, and learning fun choreography! It will be challenging, energetic, productive, and FUN!

This dynamic class is a journey through various street/urban dance styles, taught through center work, progressions, and choreography. It's a platform where you'll not only focus on rhythm and coordination but also be encouraged to express your unique style, fostering your individual growth and creativity.

Dress Code - Girls: Comfortable athletic clothing, hip hop shoes. Hair must be secured off the face and neck.
Dress Code - Boys: Comfortable athletic clothing, hip hop shoes
Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
CDA
Senior Intensive: Lyrical and Jazz
Sign up for our Summer Intensive, where you will be immersed in dance—receiving instruction, gaining strength and flexibility, working on technique, and learning fun choreography! It will be challenging, energetic, productive, and FUN!

Our Summer Intensive is designed to enhance your dance skills in various styles of jazz technique. This comprehensive training will not only increase your strength, flexibility, coordination, and endurance, but also equip you with a variety of jumps, turns, and innovative choreography. You'll also get to explore lyrical dance, a beautiful fusion of classical ballet and jazz, that emphasizes grace, fluidity, and expressiveness.

Dress Code - Girls: Leotard, tights, tan jazz shoes, and lyrical shoes. Hair must be in a bun.
Dress Code - Boys: White t-shirt, black knit shorts, black jazz shoes
Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
CDA
Senior Intensive: Tap
Sign up for our Summer Intensive where you will be immersed in dance - receiving instruction, gaining strength and flexibility, working technique and learning fun choreography! It will be challenging, energetic, productive and FUN!

Our class is a comprehensive journey that includes percussive footwork, rhythmic exercise, and general music training. Starting with basic rhythms, students progress to performing intricate and fast-paced combinations, showcasing their growth and development over the course.

Dress Code - Girls: Leotard, tights, black tap shoes. Hair must be in a bun.
Dress Code - Boys: White t-shirt, black knit shorts, black tap shoes
Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
CDA
Candyland Camp ­
Join us to explore the magic of our Candyland Camp! Each day, dancers will experience crafts, games, and dancing. We will even have snacks and dance with the musical theatre camp!
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Please wear comfortable clothing that can get dirty from our craft.
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Barbie Camp
Join us to explore the magic of our Barbie-inspired camp! Each day, dancers will experience crafts, games, and dancing. Snacks will be provided. (June 25 - June 27)
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Please wear comfortable clothing that can get dirty from our craft.
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Bluey Camp
Join us to explore the fun of our Bluey-inspired camp! Each day, dancers will experience crafts, games, and dancing. Snacks will be provided. (July 9 - July 11)
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Please wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty from our craft. We encourage Bluey-themed clothes!
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
CDA
Musical Theatre: Wonka Camp
Musical Theatre brings together all aspects of Musical Theatre performance.
Students will act, sing, and dance, learn to incorporate props, and have a blast recreating and reimagining scenes from the beloved Willy Wonka.

**No singing, acting, or dancing experience is required, so encourage your non-dancing friends to join us!**

Dress code: comfortable athletic clothing, tennis shoes, or jazz shoes.
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
CDA
Musical Theatre: Hamilton
Musical Theatre brings together all aspects of musical theater performance. Students will act, sing, and dance; learn to incorporate props; recreate and reimagine scenes from Hamilton.

**Disclaimer** Hamilton contains sensitive subject matter and explicit language.
Rest assured, while we delve into Hamilton's material, we do so with utmost care. Parents will be required to sign a waiver acknowledging their understanding of the content their child will be exposed to.

**No singing, acting, or dancing experience is required, so encourage your non-dancing friends to join us!**

Dress code: comfortable athletic clothing, tennis shoes, or jazz shoes.
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
CDA