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Safety is a top priority for our VCA education program. We recognize that the situation is changing very rapidly, so we are closely monitoring CDC and State/local health department guidelines to ensure the health and well-being of our campers and staff. Based on these recommendations, we are implementing a number of protocols this summer to help keep staff and students safe.


Scholarships available to make camps and classes accessible to everyone. Scholarship awards limited to 2 camps per student.

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Magical Kingdoms Ballet Camp

Magical Kingdoms Ballet Camp
Tues-Fri, July 5-8
Ages 3-5 | 10:30am-12:30pm
Ages 6-8 | 1-3 pm 
Tuition: $140 Member | $155 General (Materials fee included)
Instructor: Elise Ericksen
Location: Downstairs Studio

Princesses, sorcerers and fairies! This creative movement, intro to ballet camp will have fun exploring the magical world of famous ballets such Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. Each day of camp includes games, dancing, storytime and crafts. Dancers will decorate fairy wings and create jeweled crowns! Ends with a short presentation for parents on Friday.

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Adult Ballet

Adult Ballet
Ages: 13+
Tuesday class: July 5-26 | 2:15-3:15
Thursday class: July 7-28 | 6:30-7:30 pm 
Tuition: $65 Member | $75 General
Instructor: Kathleen Bonner

Our adult ballet classes are taught by VCD founding dancer/teacher/choreographer, Kathleen Bonner. Class focus is technique, choreography, comradery and fun.

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Ballet III 

Ballet III 
Ages: 8-11 
Tuesdays, 4:00-5:30 pm 
Session 1:  July 5-July 26, $100 Member | $110 General 
Session 2:  Aug 2-Aug 23, $100 Member | $110 General 
Full Summer Session (8 classes): $180 Member | $200 General 
Instructor: VCD Instructors 
Location: Upstairs Studio 

Barre is followed by center work where steps are strung together in combinations.  Technique and terminology are infused with fun ballet history, and students will practice dancing together as a group. 

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Ballet IV 

Ballet IV 
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00 pm 
Session 1:  July 5-July 26, $100 Member | $110 General  
Session 2:  Aug 2-Aug 23, $100 Member | $110 General  
Full Summer Session (8 classes): $180 Member | $200 General 
Instructor: VCD Instructors 
Location: Upstairs Studio 

Ballet IV combines elements of pre-pointe and beginning pointe work, as well as intermediate combinations, stretches, turns, and jumps.  

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Advanced Contemporary 

Advanced Contemporary 
Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30 pm 
Session 1:  July 6-July 27, $100 Member | $110 General 
Session 2:  Aug 3-Aug 24, $100 Member | $110 General  
Full Summer Session (8 classes): $180 Member | $200 General 
Instructor: Madeline Morser 
Location: Upstairs Studio 

Advanced Contemporary includes a full body warm up with combos standing, upside-down, and on the ground followed by phrase work and some feel-good across the floor progressions. Let’s have a blast with our favorite music while taking apart and getting into the nitty-gritty details of timing, floor-work, inversions, and a powerful grounded center. We will also begin building a group piece in class. This is an advanced class open to level V dancers and above.

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Advanced Lyrical 

Advanced Lyrical 
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 pm 
Session 1:  July 6-July 27, $100 Member | $110 General 
Session 2:  Aug 3-Aug 24, $100 Member | $110 General  
Full Summer Session (8 classes): $180 Member | $200 General 
Instructor: Madeline Morser 
Location: Upstairs Studio 

Hone your fluidity, expression, and grace in Advanced Lyrical! Lyrical dance is most often defined as a combination of ballet and jazz techniques, with emphasis on graceful, fluid motions that often mirror the lyrics or theme of the music. Class will start with a center warm up including both standing exercises and daily workshops for jumps, turns, and falls to be used in phrase-work. We will use the second half of class for traveling progressions as well as longer phrases/group dances. This class is an advanced level open to level V dancers and above.  

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Ballet V-VII – Thursdays

Ballet V-VII - Thursdays
Thursdays, 10:00-11:30 am 
Session 1:  July 7-July 28, $100 Member | $110 General 
Session 2:  Aug 4-Aug 25, $100 Member | $110 General  
Full Summer Session (8 classes): $180 Member | $200 General 
Instructor: VCD Instructors 
Location: Upstairs Studio 

Students at this level are trained in intermediate to advanced pointe work, partnering, controlled adage, adept petit allegro, as well as advanced combinations, turns, and jumps.  

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Fantastic Animal Ballet Camp

Fantastic Animal Ballet Camp
Mon-Fri, July 11-15
Ages 3-5 | 10:30am-12:30pm
Ages 6-8 | 1-3 pm 
Tuition: $170 Member | $190 General (Materials fee included)
Instructor: Elise Ericksen
Location: Downstairs Studio

Elephants, kangaroos, cats and more! This creative movement, intro to ballet camp, will explore animal themes from classical works such as The Carnival of the Animals, Peter and the Wolf and The Tales of Beatrix Potter. Each day of camp includes games, dancing, storytime and crafts. Crafts include making animal ears, tails and other accessories. Great camp for kids to get moving and familiar with classical music and dance. Ends with a short presentation for parents on Friday.

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Intermediate Modern and Choreography 

Intermediate Modern and Choreography 
Mondays, 4:00-5:30 pm 
Session 1:  July 11-July 25, $70 Member | $80 General  
Session 2:  Aug 1-Aug 22, $100 Member | $110 General  
Full Summer Session (7 classes): $150 Member | $160 General  
Instructor: Vanesa Wylie
Location: Downstairs Studio 

Miss Vanesa teaches students the movements that are the foundation for classical modern dance and helps students develop their creative voice.  Contractions, spirals, basic floor work, and the concepts of Modern dance (space, time and force) are the building blocks of Modern dance and are taught in a manner that is encouraging and fun.   

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Ballet V-VII – Mondays

Ballet V-VII 
Mondays, 4:00-5:30 pm 
Session 1:  July 11-July 25, $70 Member | $80 General 
Session 2:  Aug 1-Aug 22, $100 Member | $110 General  
Full Summer Session (7 classes): $150 Member | $160 General 
Instructor: VCD Instructors 
Location: Upstairs Studio 

Students at this level are trained in intermediate to advanced pointe work, partnering, controlled adage, adept petit allegro, as well as advanced combinations, turns, and jumps.  

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Advanced Modern 

Advanced Modern 
Mondays, 5:30-7 pm 
Session 1:  July 11-July 25, $70 Member | $80 General 
Session 2:  Aug 1-Aug 22, $100 Member | $110 General 
Full Summer Session (7 classes): $150 Member | $160 General  
Instructor: Vanesa Wiley 
Location: Upstairs Studio 

Modern dance is important training for all dancers. Miss Vanesa’s experience teaching and choreographing this style of dance is extensive, and her classes are fun and energetic. At this level, Graham, Cunningham, Limon and other modern disciplines are covered. 

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Advanced Jazz 

Advanced Jazz 
Mondays, 7:00-8:15 pm 
Session 1:  July 11-July 25, $60 Member | $70 General  
Session 2:  Aug 1-Aug 22, $80 Member | $90 General 
Full Summer Session (7 classes): $120 Member | $140 General  
Location: Upstairs Studio 

Miss Vanesa gives a fabulous class for advanced dancers in our treasured American dance genre that includes a warm-up, stretching, across the floor combinations and fun choreography that builds every week.  

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Advanced Ballet Intensive

Advanced Ballet Intensive
Ages: 13+
Mon-Fri, Jul 18- July 29, 10 am-3:15 pm
Tuition: $950 General | $850 Member (Materials fee included)
Director: Vadne White
Location: Blue Heron Upstairs Studio

VCD teachers, guest teachers, and VCD alumni partners to bring this two-week intensive study to Advanced-level ballet students. Each day begins with ballet class, followed by a class in another dance style. After lunch, students will study ballet history, nutrition, dance related careers, injury prevention, wellness, and flexibility to name just a few! The day will close with a choreography workshop where students will contribute to the creation of a piece for Original Works 2023.

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4 Day Dance Sampler

4 Day Dance Sampler
Mon-Thurs, Aug 1-4
Ages 5-8 | 10:30am -12:30pm
Ages 9-13 | 1-3 pm 
Tuition: $140 Member | $155 General (Materials fee included)
Instructors: VCD and guest teachers
Location: Downstairs Studio

Are you interested in trying dance for the first time, or trying a new style? Our expert teachers will guide the beginner-level student through an exploration of the most popular dance genres: Tap, jazz, ballet, modern, contemporary and hip hop.

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Choreography Workshop

Choreography Workshop
Level 5-7
Mon-Fri, Aug 1-5 | 1:00-4:00 pm
Tuition: $250 Member | $280 General (Materials fee included)
Instructor: Vanesa Wylie
Location: Upstairs Studio

Are you thinking about submitting a piece for our annual Original Works production? Miss Vanesa’s inspiring approach will help you find your creative voice, hone your choreographic abilities, and expand your artistic potential. Learn how to build movement for the stage through the use of time, shape, space and energy.

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