Summer Camps 2024

Name
Days
Location
Totally You! (ages 8-14)
This camp is a half-day camp for grades 3rd-8th grade (uprising grade). Campers will learn physical, etiquette, social, mindset and life skills. This is a fun, hands-on camp so everything is taught by doing each skills and practicing each skill (not lecture-style). Examples of skills taught in our Totally You program are the age-appropriate skills of the list below:
Etiquette - visiting someone's house, gift-giving & receiving, table setting, introductions, remembering names, table manners, social media
Life - planning a party, writing a resume, interview skills, sewing a button & mending a seam, memorization tips
Physical - stretching, expression through movement, posture when standing & sitting, stress release through movement
Mindset - the importance of positivity, self-esteem exercises, good work ethic
and so much more!
NOTE: There are no refunds for camp tuition.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
B
Main
Summer Arts Camp (Junior)
This is a two-week full-day camp for grades 3rd through 8th culminating in an end-of-camp showcase and art exhibit. Daily the campers will get 6 classes in acting, music, dance and visual arts. Examples of skills taught in classes include but are not limited to:
Acting - stage directions, projection, pantomime, character development, short skits, stage combat, stage make-up, etc.
Music - rhythm skills, songwriting, vocal technique, instrument making, theory, etc.
Dance - hip hop, musical theater song & dance, progressions, choreography, etc.
Visual Arts - painting, stop-motion claymation, mask making, decoupage, printmaking, etc.
Tuition includes art supplies, t-shirt & snacks. Campers must pack a lunch.
Early drop-off and late pick-up are available for working parents.
NOTE: There are no camp refunds.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 4:15 PM
B
Main
Summer Arts Camp (Primary) - Session 1
This is a one-week half day camp for grades preschool through 2nd culminating in an end-of-camp showcase and art exhibit. Daily the campers will get 4 classes - one acting, one music, one dance and one visual arts class as well as a break for snack time. Examples of skills taught in classes include but are not limited to:
Acting - stage directions, projection, pantomime, character development, short skits, etc.
Music - rhythm skills, music notes, call & repeat, singing, instrument making, etc.
Dance - stretching, conditioning, progressions, choreography, etc.
Visual Arts - acrylic painting, water color painting, marbling, washi taping, etc.
Tuition includes art supplies, t-shirt and snacks.
Early drop-off is available for working parents.
NOTE: There are no refunds for camp tuition.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
B
Main
Summer Arts Camp (Primary) - Session 2
This is a one-week half day camp for grades preschool through 2nd culminating in an end-of-camp showcase and art exhibit. Daily the campers will get 4 classes - one acting, one music, one dance and one visual arts class as well as a break for snack time. Examples of skills taught in classes include but are not limited to:
Acting - stage directions, projection, pantomime, character development, short skits, etc.
Music - rhythm skills, music notes, call & repeat, singing, instrument making, etc.
Dance - stretching, conditioning, progressions, choreography, etc.
Visual Arts - acrylic painting, water color painting, marbling, washi taping, etc.
Tuition includes art supplies, t-shirt & snacks.
Early drop-off is available for working parents.
NOTE: There are no refunds for camp tuition.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
B
Main

Summer Art & Dance 2024: 4-week session

Name
Days
Location
Jazz/Tap 1
Welcome to our Jazz/Tap I Dance Class for where dancers will learn the fundamentals of both Jazz and Tap (30 minutes each)! Jazz dance is an exciting and energetic style that combines elements of ballet, modern dance, and African-American rhythms. In this class, dancers will learn fundamental movements, and develop your coordination, strength, and flexibility. Tap dance is a rhythmic and lively form of dance that combines footwork with music. In this class, dancers learn the basic techniques, rhythms, and vocabulary of tap dance while developing your coordination, musicality, and performance skills. For a complete class description, visit our website at Welcome to the thrilling world of aerial silks! In this class, dancers ages 8-12 will learn the art of performing breathtaking acrobatic moves and elegant poses while suspended on two long, flowing pieces of fabric. Aerial silks combine strength, flexibility, and grace to create stunning aerial performances. All levels welcome. For a complete class description, visit our website at https://www.danseelan.com/class-descriptions
Monday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
A
Main
Conditioning & Endurance
This dynamic and energetic class is designed to challenge both your body and mind, blending traditional dance movements with targeted conditioning exercises to enhance your overall dance performance and stamina.

What to Expect:
Warm-Up: Begin with a comprehensive warm-up that focuses on increasing flexibility, improving posture, and activating key muscle groups essential for dance.

Cardiovascular Conditioning: Engage in high-energy dance sequences that elevate your heart rate, boost your metabolism, and improve cardiovascular health. These sequences are carefully choreographed to challenge your endurance while keeping you motivated and inspired.

Strength Training: Incorporate resistance exercises using body weight, resistance bands, and light weights to build muscular strength and tone. Target areas include the core, legs, arms, and back, all of which are vital for executing dance movements with power and precision.

Endurance Drills: Push your limits with endurance-focused drills and interval training designed to improve stamina, resilience, and the ability to sustain prolonged dance routines with ease.

Cool Down and Stretching: Conclude the class with a soothing cool-down session that includes stretching and relaxation techniques to alleviate muscle tension, reduce the risk of injury, and promote recovery.

Benefits:
*Enhance dance technique and performance
*Build cardiovascular fitness and stamina
*Increase muscular strength, flexibility, and endurance
*Improve balance, coordination, and body awareness
*Boost confidence and self-expression through dance
Monday
4:45 PM to 5:15 PM
B
Main
Ballet 3/4/5
Levels 3 and 4 will be dismissed at 6:45 p.m.

Ballet is a classical form of dance characterized by its graceful and fluid movements, precise techniques, and expressive storytelling. In this class, dancers will develop strength, flexibility, posture, and coordination while learning the basic ballet vocabulary and positions. For a complete description, visit our website at https://www.danseelan.com/class-descriptions
Monday
5:15 PM to 7:15 PM
B
Main
Modern Dance - Beginner/Advanced Beginner
In this dynamic and expressive form of dance, dancers explore the boundaries of movement and self-expression. Our class focuses on contemporary techniques, improvisation, and creative exploration to develop both technical skills and artistic expression. For a complete class description, visit our website at https://www.danseelan.com/class-descriptions
Monday
5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
A
Main
Ballet 2
Ballet is a classical form of dance characterized by its graceful and fluid movements, precise techniques, and expressive storytelling. In this class, dancers will develop strength, flexibility, posture, and coordination while learning the basic ballet vocabulary and positions. For a complete description, visit our website at https://www.danseelan.com/class-descriptions
Monday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
A
Main
Jazz - Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
Jazz dance is an exciting and energetic style that combines elements of ballet, modern dance, and African-American rhythms. In this class, you will explore various jazz dance techniques (i.e. classical, lyrical, contemporary and musical theater), learn fundamental movements, and develop your coordination, strength, and flexibility. For a complete class description, visit our website at https://www.danseelan.com/class-descriptions
Monday
7:15 PM to 8:15 PM
A
Main
Jazz - Advanced Intermediate/Advanced
Jazz dance is an exciting and energetic style that combines elements of ballet, modern dance, and African-American rhythms. In this class, you will explore various jazz dance techniques (i.e. classical, lyrical, contemporary and musical theater), learn fundamental movements, and develop your coordination, strength, and flexibility. For a complete class description, visit our website at https://www.danseelan.com/class-descriptions
Monday
7:15 PM to 8:15 PM
B
Main
Tap Intermediate/Advanced
Tap dance is a rhythmic and lively form of dance that combines footwork with music. In this advanced intermediate class, you will learn the techniques, rhythms, and vocabulary of tap dance while developing your coordination, musicality, and performance skills. For a complete class description, visit our website at https://www.danseelan.com/class-descriptions
Monday
8:15 PM to 9:00 PM
B
Main
Primary Acro
Pre-requisite for this class is to be registered for a Primary Ballet class.
Acro (short for acrobatic) Dance is an art form that incorporates the fluid movements of dance with the exciting tricks from acrobatics. It is “gymnastics for dancers”, where students develop specific strength, flexibility and technique, to learn how to execute acrobatic tricks, to then be used in dance choreography. The training students receive in their acro dance classes helps to reinforce the technique in all other dance genres. For a complete descriptions, please visit our website at https://www.danseelan.com/class-descriptions
Tuesday
4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
A
Main
Primary Ballet
This class is to be combined with either a tap or acro class in the primary level.
Ballet is a classical form of dance characterized by its graceful and fluid movements, precise techniques, and expressive storytelling. In this class, dancers will develop strength, flexibility, posture, and coordination while learning the basic ballet vocabulary and positions. For a complete description, visit our website at https://www.danseelan.com/class-descriptions
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
B
Main
Tippy Toe Tots
The Tippy Toe Tots class is a 30-minute class in which the children start in a welcome circle where they learn warming and stretching skills through games and stories. The next portion of the class is set up in stations where various pieces of equipment are used (i.e. mini trampoline, spot markers, cones, tunnels, balance beam, wedge mat, etc) and the children cycle through the skills at each station. We do various activities and exercises that help with locomotor skills, non-locomotor skills, balance, coordination, strength, flexibility and rhythm skills. The final portion of the class is spent doing free dancing where sometimes props are used (i.e. scarves, poms, rhythm sticks, etc.). The dance recital is optional for this class since some of the children will be ready for it and others will not be.
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
A
Main
Acro - (ages 8-12)
Acro (short for acrobatic) Dance is an art form that incorporates the fluid movements of dance with the exciting tricks from acrobatics. It is “gymnastics for dancers”, where students develop specific strength, flexibility and technique, to learn how to execute acrobatic tricks, to then be used in dance choreography. The training students receive in their acro dance classes helps to reinforce the technique in all other dance genres. For a complete descriptions, please visit our website at https://www.danseelan.com/class-descriptions
Tuesday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
B
Main
Primary Tap
This class has a prerequisite of a Primary Ballet class.
Tap dance is a rhythmic and lively form of dance that combines footwork with music. In this advanced intermediate class, you will learn the techniques, rhythms, and vocabulary of tap dance while developing your coordination, musicality, and performance skills. For a complete class description, visit our website at https://www.danseelan.com/class-descriptions
Tuesday
5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
A
Main
Stretching & Extension
This specialized class is dedicated to improving flexibility, enhancing extension, and refining lines to help you achieve those breathtaking lines and extensions that are essential for dancers of all genres. Whether you're a ballet dancer striving for impeccable lines or a contemporary dancer aiming for fluidity and grace, this class is designed to cater to your unique needs and aspirations.

What to Expect:

Warm-Up: Begin with a thorough warm-up focusing on loosening up tight muscles, increasing circulation, and preparing the body for deeper stretching and extension work.

Stretching Exercises: Dive into a series of stretching exercises that target major muscle groups, including the hamstrings, quadriceps, hips, shoulders, and back. These stretches are designed to improve flexibility, alleviate muscle tension, and enhance overall range of motion.

Extension Techniques: Explore specific techniques and exercises aimed at developing beautiful lines and extensions. Learn how to engage and lengthen the muscles effectively to achieve greater height, length, and fluidity in your movements.

Strength and Stability: Incorporate exercises to build core strength, improve balance, and enhance stability, which are crucial for maintaining control and gracefulness while executing extended and elongated movements.

Cool Down and Relaxation: Conclude the class with a calming cool-down session that includes gentle stretching, deep breathing, and relaxation techniques to promote muscle recovery, reduce soreness, and leave you feeling rejuvenated.

Benefits:

*Improve flexibility and range of motion
*Enhance extension, lines, and overall dance aesthetics
*Reduce the risk of injuries and muscle imbalances
*Develop core strength, balance, and stability
*Boost confidence and self-awareness in movement
Tuesday
6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
A
Main
Acro (Ages 12+)
Acro (short for acrobatic) Dance is an art form that incorporates the fluid movements of dance with the exciting tricks from acrobatics. It is “gymnastics for dancers”, where students develop specific strength, flexibility and technique, to learn how to execute acrobatic tricks, to then be used in dance choreography. The training students receive in their acro dance classes helps to reinforce the technique in all other dance genres. For a complete descriptions, please visit our website at https://www.danseelan.com/class-descriptions
Tuesday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
B
Main
Hip Hop (ages 8-12)
Hip hop is a vibrant and popular urban dance style known for its high-energy movements and rhythmic expression. Students will learn various hip hop dance routines, focusing on grooves, isolations, pops, locks, and freestyle elements. The class will incorporate age-appropriate choreography that allows students to develop their own unique style while having fun dancing to the latest beats. For a complete class description, visit our website at https://www.danseelan.com/class-descriptions
Tuesday
6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
A
Main
Pointe - Intermediate & Advanced
Intermediate Pointe dancers will be dismissed at 8:30 p.m. Teacher recommendation is required for this class.
This class is designed for intermediate to advanced dancers who have developed a strong foundation in ballet technique and are ready to explore the breathtaking art of dancing en pointe. This class has pre-requisites. For a complete class description, visit our website at https://www.danseelan.com/class-descriptions
Tuesday
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
B
Main
Prepointe & Beginning Pointe
The Prepointe dance class is designed for ballet students who are transitioning from ballet flats to dancing en pointe. This class is an essential step before starting pointe work, as it focuses on building the strength, technique, and proper alignment necessary for safe and successful pointe work in the future. There are pre-requisites for this class. For a complete class description, visit our website at https://www.danseelan.com/class-descriptions
Tuesday
7:30 PM to 8:15 PM
A
Main
Hip Hop (ages 12+)
Hip hop is a vibrant and popular urban dance style known for its high-energy movements and rhythmic expression. Students will learn various hip hop dance routines, focusing on grooves, isolations, pops, locks, and freestyle elements. The class will incorporate age-appropriate choreography that allows students to develop their own unique style while having fun dancing to the latest beats. For a complete class description, visit our website at https://www.danseelan.com/class-descriptions
Tuesday
8:15 PM to 9:00 PM
A
Main
Preschool Acro
This class has a co-requisite class - Preschool Ballet.
Acro (short for acrobatic) Dance is an art form that incorporates the fluid movements of dance with the exciting tricks from acrobatics. It is “gymnastics for dancers”, where students develop specific strength, flexibility and technique, to learn how to execute acrobatic tricks, to then be used in dance choreography. The training students receive in their acro dance classes helps to reinforce the technique in all other dance genres. For a complete descriptions, please visit our website at https://www.danseelan.com/class-descriptions
Wednesday
4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
A
Main
Preschool Ballet
This class has a co-requisite of either a preschool acro or tap.
Ballet is a classical form of dance characterized by its graceful and fluid movements, precise techniques, and expressive storytelling. In this class, dancers will develop strength, flexibility, posture, and coordination while learning the basic ballet vocabulary and positions. For a complete description, visit our website at https://www.danseelan.com/class-descriptions
Wednesday
4:15 PM to 4:45 PM
A
Main
Preschool Tap
This class has a co-requisite class - Preschool Ballet.
Tap dance is a rhythmic and lively form of dance that combines footwork with music. In this advanced intermediate class, you will learn the techniques, rhythms, and vocabulary of tap dance while developing your coordination, musicality, and performance skills. For a complete class description, visit our website at https://www.danseelan.com/class-descriptions
Wednesday
4:45 PM to 5:00 PM
A
Main
Primary Art (ages 4-7)
Welcome to our engaging and creative Pre-K and Primary Art Class! This art program is designed specifically for young learners aged 4 to 7 years old, aiming to foster their artistic expression, imagination, and fine motor skills. Through a variety of fun and interactive activities, our art class provides a nurturing environment where children can explore different art techniques and materials.
Wednesday
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
B
Main
Mini-CO & DECYC 1
This is a class associated with Danse Elan's Contemporary Youth Company (DECYC). It is an invitation only class. Contact the office to set up an evaluation for your dancer if you are interested. .
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
A
Main
Ballet 1
Ballet is a classical form of dance characterized by its graceful and fluid movements, precise techniques, and expressive storytelling. In this class, dancers will develop strength, flexibility, posture, and coordination while learning the basic ballet vocabulary and positions. For a complete description, visit our website at https://www.danseelan.com/class-descriptions
Wednesday
5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
B
Main
Mini Jazz
Jazz dance is an exciting and energetic style that combines elements of ballet, modern dance, and African-American rhythms. In this class, you will explore various jazz dance techniques (i.e. classical, lyrical, contemporary and musical theater), learn fundamental movements, and develop your coordination, strength, and flexibility. For a complete class description, visit our website at https://www.danseelan.com/class-descriptions
Wednesday
5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
A
Main
Junior Art (Ages 8-14)
Welcome to our junior art class for ages 8-14! This course is designed to introduce young artists to the wonderful world of art and creativity. In this class, we will explore various art techniques, materials, and styles to help you discover and develop your artistic talents. Our main objectives are to encourage self-expression, foster imagination, and instill a love for art. All levels welcome!
Wednesday
6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
B
Main
Aerial Silks
Welcome to the thrilling world of aerial silks! In this class, dancers ages 8-12 will learn the art of performing breathtaking acrobatic moves and elegant poses while suspended on two long, flowing pieces of fabric. Aerial silks combine strength, flexibility, and grace to create stunning aerial performances. All levels welcome. For a complete class description, visit our website at https://www.danseelan.com/class-descriptions
Wednesday
7:00 PM to 7:45 PM
B
Main
Hip Hop/Acro
Welcome to our Acro and Hip Hop Combination Dance Class! This class is designed for young dancers who are eager to explore the exciting world of acro and hip hop dance styles.

Class Description:
In this energetic and engaging dance class, students will have the opportunity to learn fundamentals of both acro and hip hop dance, spending 30 minutes of the class on each genre.

Acro Dance:
Acro (short for acrobatic) Dance is an art form that incorporates the fluid movements of dance with the exciting tricks from acrobatics. It is “gymnastics for dancers”, where students develop specific strength, flexibility and technique, to learn how to execute acrobatic tricks, to then be used in dance choreography. The training students receive in their acro dance classes helps to reinforce the technique in all other dance genres.

Hip Hop Dance:
Hip hop is a vibrant and popular urban dance style known for its high-energy movements and rhythmic expression. Students will learn various hip hop dance routines, focusing on grooves, isolations, pops, locks, and freestyle elements. The class will incorporate age-appropriate choreography that allows students to develop their own unique style while having fun dancing to the latest beats.
Thursday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
A
Main
Modern Dance - Advanced
In this dynamic and expressive form of dance, dancers explore the boundaries of movement and self-expression. Our class focuses on contemporary techniques, improvisation, and creative exploration to develop both technical skills and artistic expression. For a complete class description, visit our website at https://www.danseelan.com/class-descriptions
Thursday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
B
Main
Modern Dance - Intermediate/Advanced Intermediate
In this dynamic and expressive form of dance, dancers explore the boundaries of movement and self-expression. Our class focuses on contemporary techniques, improvisation, and creative exploration to develop both technical skills and artistic expression. For a complete class description, visit our website at https://www.danseelan.com/class-descriptions
Thursday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
B
Main
Turns
Whether you're passionate about ballet, jazz, contemporary, or any dance style that incorporates turns, this class will equip you with the tools to enhance your performance and captivate your audience with every rotation.

What to Expect:

Warm-Up: Start with a targeted warm-up that emphasizes core activation, balance, and alignment to prepare your body for the intricate movements and dynamic turns ahead.

Turn Technique Training: Dive deep into the fundamentals of turn technique, exploring various types of turns such as pirouettes, fouettés, piqué turns, and more. Learn proper body positioning, spotting techniques, and weight placement to execute turns with grace and control.

Strength and Stability Exercises: Engage in strength-building exercises focused on developing the muscles in your core, legs, and feet to provide the stability and power needed for confident and sustained turns.

Spotting Drills: Practice spotting drills and exercises to improve focus, enhance dizziness resistance, and refine your spotting technique, enabling you to maintain balance and control throughout multiple turns.

Turns Combinations and Sequences: Apply your newly acquired skills and techniques by learning turns combinations and sequences that challenge your coordination, timing, and musicality, allowing you to express yourself creatively through movement.

Cool Down and Reflection: Conclude the class with a gentle cool-down and reflection period, incorporating stretching and relaxation techniques to alleviate muscle tension, reduce fatigue, and promote recovery.

Benefits:

Enhance turning technique and control
Improve core strength, balance, and stability
Increase dizziness resistance and spotting proficiency
Boost confidence and performance quality
Develop musicality, coordination, and spatial awareness
Thursday
6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
B
Main
Tap - Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
Tap dance is a rhythmic and lively form of dance that combines footwork with music. In this advanced intermediate class, you will learn the techniques, rhythms, and vocabulary of tap dance while developing your coordination, musicality, and performance skills. For a complete class description, visit our website at https://www.danseelan.com/class-descriptions
Thursday
6:45 PM to 7:30 PM
A
Main
Jumps & Leaps
Whether you're a ballet dancer aiming for lofty grand jetés or a contemporary dancer seeking to perfect your aerial maneuvers, this class offers a comprehensive approach to enhancing your power, height, control, and artistry in the air.

What to Expect:

Warm-Up: Begin with an energetic warm-up that emphasizes cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility, and strength to prepare your body for the high-intensity jumps and leaps that lie ahead.

Jump Technique Training: Dive into the fundamentals of jump technique, exploring various types of jumps such as sautés, échappés, and entrechats. Learn how to generate power from the legs, coordinate arm movements, and achieve optimal height and control in your jumps.

Leap Technique Training: Explore the art of leaping with grace, precision, and fluidity. Focus on mastering various types of leaps, including grande jetés, tour jetés, and switch leaps, while emphasizing proper alignment, extension, and landing techniques.

Strength and Power Exercises: Engage in targeted strength and plyometric exercises designed to build explosive power in the legs, improve take-off and landing mechanics, and enhance overall jumping and leaping capabilities.

Dynamic Combinations and Sequences: Apply your newly acquired skills by learning dynamic combinations and sequences that challenge your timing, coordination, musicality, and performance quality, allowing you to express yourself creatively through breathtaking jumps and leaps.

Cool Down and Recovery: Conclude the class with a focused cool-down and recovery session that includes stretching, relaxation techniques, and reflective exercises to promote muscle recovery, reduce the risk of injuries, and leave you feeling rejuvenated.

Benefits:

Improve jump and leap technique, height, and control
Build leg strength, power, and explosiveness
Enhance flexibility, range of motion, and body alignment
Boost cardiovascular fitness and stamina
Develop artistic expression, musicality, and performance quality
Thursday
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
B
Main
DECYC 2
This is a class associated with Danse Elan's Contemporary Youth Company (DECYC). It is an invitation only class. Contact the office to set up an evaluation for your dancer if you are interested.
Thursday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
A
Main
DECYC 3/4/5
This is a class associated with Danse Elan's Contemporary Youth Company (DECYC). It is an invitation only class. Contact the office to set up an evaluation for your dancer if you are interested.
Thursday
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
B
Main