Reach for the Barres Dance Camps are the number one destination for summer + holiday camps for girls and boys, from toddlers to teens.
Our week long Primary Performance camps and Mini Sparkler camps provide an amazing opportunity for dancers to have fun, learn basic ballet, gets tons of exercise to endless pop and hip hop music, create and make new friendships and experience a performance all during this incredible week! And if that’s not enough, we provide daily theme related arts + crafts, play exciting group games, and will screen kid-friendly movies (only 20 mins a day) during those specially themed camp weeks!
Each week, dance camp has a special theme based on a movie, a popular TV show, music genre, Broadway musical or radical magical creative themes full of unicorns and mermaids. Dancers spend the week creating a story, learning 5 dances numbers, work on their acting skills and character development, creating a set and so much more – all the fun things leading up to the end-of-the-week show. Parents are invited to a special showing on the last day!
Our three day toddler camps, Little Stars Reach For The Barres, is a wonderful introduction and dance debut for our tiniest of dancers. Campers will wiggle, giggle, twinkle and twirl, while gaining coordination, confidence, listening skills, balance, music interpretation and motor development. Creative movement, pre-ballet, tap and awareness basics are built into this camp. We love to incorporate colorful and educational props every camp day.
Some people have enjoyed their experience at so much they signed up their child every week for several years in a row.
FULL DANCE CAMP SCHEDULE SAMPLE:
8:50am Door Open
9:00-9:20am Greeting + Open Play
9:20-9:45am Stretch + Share
9:45-10:15am Choreography + Dance
10:15-10:30am Friendship-Building Exercises
10:30-11:00am Wash Hands + Snack
11:30-12:00pm Group Games
12:00-12:30pm Wash Hands + “Family” Lunch
12:30-1:30pm Dance Games/Movie
1:30-2:00pm Review of Day
3:00-3:10pm Goodbyes + Pick Up
Camp Counselor (13+) & CIT (Counselor in Training, Ages 11-12)
Girls and Boys can request to become CCs + CITs and help the teachers with camp. We host workshops in the spring for kiddos interested in learning how to help teachers, our camp rules, requirements and expectations of those students we hand-pick as our CITs and Counselors (during a camp week: Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm).
If you have dancer who would love nothing more than to dance, craft, play games and be idolized by campers this summer, I would encourage you to sign your dancer up. Once your dancer has been a part of the training you can email me with camp dates you’d like your dancer to attend as a CIT or CC (at a discount rate).