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  • Writer's pictureAdela Cleverley


Here is all of the information you need about summer dance programs at the Academy this year!

Why send your kids to Summer Dance programs? Summer dance classes are a great way for experienced dancers to stay in shape in between two seasons of regular dance classes. They are also the perfect opportunity for new dancers to try out different styles for a short time and find out which style they love best! Summer dance camps are a fun full-day experience of games, crafts, dancing and fun--a great way to make new friends and explore dance in a friendly, open environment. And Summer Intensives are an immersive experience for experienced dancers who are interested in improving their technique, exploring new ways to train and perform, and having fun while gaining confidence as performing artists.

Summer Dance Registration nights are coming up soon, so mark your calendars! Friday May 17th and Friday 24th, 5pm-7pm! What kind of dance are you interested in this summer? The Academy is offering a wide variety of evening classes and exciting day camps for dancers of all ages and levels! See below for more info on all summer programs!

SUMMER CAMPS & Intensives

Fees: $200/full days (9am-4pm) $150/half days (morning or afternoon) early drop off (8:30)/late pickup(4:30) available for an extra $25/week

1. Mary Poppins Dance Camp - July 8th-12th (ages 4-8)

This dance camp will explore creative movement and foundations of ballet and contemporary technique, all through the theme of the magical world of Mary Poppins! Dancers will also enjoy arts and crafts and daily outdoor play at Ryerson Park. No previous dance experience necessary.

2. Elementals Dance Camp - July 22nd-26th (ages 9-12+)

This exciting day camp introduces dancers to foundational ballet and contemporary dance classes, as well as exploring improvisation, teamwork, and performance inspired by the wonders of the natural world! Dancers will also have the opportunity create arts and crafts, visit Ryerson Park each day, and give a performance at the end of the week for family and friends. No previous dance experience necessary.

3. PreProfessional Dance Intensive - August 26th-30th (ages 9-12+)

An intensive dance camp for experienced dancers at two levels, Intermediate (age 9-12) and Advanced (age 12+). This camp, styled after professional and preprofessional summer programs in Toronto, is geared towards dancers who are interested in improving their technique, artistry, and performance skills and will include classes in classical ballet, various contemporary techniques including Graham and Lìmon, improvisation, cross training, and choreography. The dancers will have the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals in the theatrical dance world and perform for friends and family at the end of the week. At least two years of previous experience at an intermediate level of ballet or contemporary required.

SUMMER CLASSES - evenings in July

Fees: Preschool - $50/month PrePointe & Pointe - Free (must be registered for Inter/Advanced Ballet) Adult Dance - $5/class (drop in--no registration required) All other dance classes - 1 class $60/month; 2 classes $100/month

Preschool Dance (ages 3-4) - Wednesdays 5:15pm July 4th-25th (45min)


Primary (ages 5-6) - Wednesdays 6:00 July 3rd-24th Junior (ages 7-9+) - Tuesdays 5:30 July 2nd-23rd Intermediate/Advanced (ages 9+) - Thursdays 5:30 July 4th-25th Pre/Pointe (ages 12+) - Thursdays 6:30 July 4th-25th


Junior (ages 7-9+) - Tuesdays 6:30 July 2nd-23rd Intermediate/Advanced (ages 9+) Thursdays 7:00 July 4th-25th


Primary - Tuesdays 5:30 July 2nd-23rd Beginner/Novice - Thursdays 5:30 July 4th-25th PrePremier/Premier - Tuesdays 4:30 July 2nd-23rd

Int/Premier - Thursdays 4:30 July 4th-25th

*drop-in highland classes for Beginner and above will be available in August, times TBA

Adult Dance (drop-in)

Beginner (no experience) - Wednesdays 6:30 Intermediate (at least 2 years experience) - Wednesdays 7:30

How to Register

Check out our registration form under the "Register" tab for detailed registration info, or just come out to one of our registration nights--Fridays May 17th and 24th from 5pm-7pm! See our beautiful facility, meet some teachers, ask questions, and register! You can also register by phone using e-transfer or credit card.

Owen Sound Dance Academy 807 3rd Avenue East Owen Sound (226) 668 8293

Make sure to stay updated on all of our programs and events by following us on Facebook at or Instagram @osdanceacademy ! We can't wait to dance with you this summer!

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