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  • Writer's pictureAdela Cleverley


Updated: Jun 22, 2022

Here is all of the information you need about summer dance programs at the Academy this year! Continue reading to learn more about the programs we're offering this year, or go to our registration page to find out how to register!

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! Wednesday, May 25th and Wednesday, June 22nd from 6pm-8pm! 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


Encanto & Earthsteps: $350

→ early drop off (8:30)/late pickup(4:30) available for an extra $30/week

→ multiple dancers or multiple camp discount: $300 each

Highland Intensive: $150

Wildflower Intensive: $400

1. Encanto Summer Dance Camp - July 4th-8th & 25th-29th (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 Enanto! Dancers will also enjoy arts and crafts and daily outdoor play at the nearby park. No previous dance experience necessary. You may register for one or both camps, just keep in mind that the second camp with have the same content as the first.

2. Earthsteps Environmental Dance Camp - July 18th-22nd (ages 9-12+)


This exciting day camp introduces dancers to contemporary dance foundations as well as exploring improvisation, teamwork, and performance while learning about environmental advocacy. Great for kids who love to move and who care about the earth! Dancers will also have the opportunity create arts and crafts, visit local parks each day, and give a performance at the end of the week for family and friends. No previous dance experience necessary.

3. Wildflower Dance Arts Performance Intensive - August 1st-7th (ages 12+)


This intensive dance camp is the summer phase of our new youth dance company, Wildflower Dance Arts. The intensive is geared towards dancers who are interested in improving their technique, artistry, and performance skills and will include classes in contemporary ballet, contemporary, and improvisation as well as rehearsals for our on-stage performance on stage at the end of the week. The dancers will have the opportunity to audition for solo and small group pieces as well as participating in the full company choreographies and creating some of their own work. At least two years of Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary experience and one year of Elementary/Advanced ballet experience required. Open to current and prospective Academy students only.

4. Competitive Highland Dance Intensive - August 8th-12th (Beginner-Premier)


This half-day intensive will help competitive highland dancers train, learn new dances and skills, and prepare for community performance opportunities as well as the Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games. Open to Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, and Premier level dancers regardless of whether they plan to compete this summer.

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SUMMER CLASSES - evenings in July


Preschool & Primary - $60/month

PrePointe & Pointe - Free (must be registered for Advanced Ballet)

Adult Dance - $5/class (drop in--no registration required)

All other dance classes - 1 class $70/month; multiple classes $50/month each


Preschool Dance (ages 3-4) - Wednesdays 5:00pm July 6th-27th (45min)


Primary (ages 5-6) - Thursdays 4:45 July 7th-28th (45 min)

Junior (ages 7-9+) - Thursdays 5:30 July 7th-28th

Elementary (Ages 9-12+) - Thursdays 6:30 July 7th-28th

Advanced (ages 12+ with experience) - Thursdays 7:30 July 7th-28th

Pre/Pointe (ages 12+) - Thursdays 8:30 (30 min)


Junior (ages 7-11+) - Wednesdays 6:00 July 6th-27th

Intermediate/Advanced (ages 12+ with experience) Wednesdays 7:00 July 6th-27th


Primary (ages 5-6+) - Tuesdays 4:45 July 5th-26th (45 min)

Beginner (ages 7+) - Tuesdays 5:30 July 5th-26th

Competitive Novice/Intermediate/Premier Highland - Tuesdays 6:30 July 5th-26th

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

Adult Dance ($10 drop-in - no registration required)

All Levels Adult Dance (Ballet/Contemporary) - Wednesdays 8:00

All Levels Adult Highland - Tuesdays 8:00

How to Register

Check out our registration form on the Registration page for detailed registration info, or just come out to one of our registration nights--Wednesdays May 25th and June 22nd from 6pm-8pm! See our beautiful facility, meet some teachers, ask questions, and register! You can also register by phone or email 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 or Instagram! We can't wait to dance with you this summer!

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