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North Carolina Dance Institute
2008 Summer Dance Camps

This page is a 2008 archive
See info. about the 2010 Summer Dance Camps!

Courtney's toe touch

In addition to evening classes in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, and hip-hop, North Carolina Dance Institute offers a variety of summer performance workshops, intensives, and dance camps for children and teens of all levels. Registration began March 1. Camp costs are shown for each camp and the annual NCDI $20 registration fee may apply. Refunds can be issued up to 2 weeks prior to the start of any camp, intensive, or summer session classes. Simply register online and mail the payment to confirm your enrollment. Our summer camps fill quickly – register early to reserve your spot!

Summer Showcase Intensive
Dance and Perform This Summer!

2004 Summer Dance Explosion bows

The 2008 Summer Showcase Intensive is a two-week intensive dance camp that culminates with a professional production. This Summer Showcase Intensive will include high-energy choreography by Kirstie Spadie and emerging choreographers. It is a great performance opportunity for NCDI dancers and open to other dancers in our community. See photos from the 2007 Summer Showcase (and pictures from the 2006, 2005, and 2004 and performances). Auditions are required for casting placement.
Audition dates and more info...

Summer Showcase Intensive
Time: June 16-27 (Mon-Fri) and June 29 (Sun)
    Dancers 9-12 yrs rehearse 9:00am-1:00pm Mon-Fri
    (Lunch for 9-12 yrs from 11:45-12:15 at NCDI)
    Dancers 13-17 yrs rehearse 1:00pm-4:00pm Mon-Fri
Performance: Sunday, June 29, 6:30pm Wakefield High School Auditorium
Ages: 9-12 yrs and 13-17 yrs (see Time above)
Level: Intermediate/Advanced (by audition only)
Instructors: Kirstie Spadie and guests choreographers
Cost: $375

Summer Ballet Intensives

Ballet Ballet intensives are for the beginner to the serious-minded ballet student and strive to develop the complete dancer. The Classical Choreography Intensive features intensive training and exciting classical choreography with Carolina Ballet’s Nick Hagelin and guest teachers. The Young Dancers Ballet Intensive is a concentrated program for the serious ballet student. The Children’s Ballet Intensive will inspire the young dancer and it culminates in a special performance for the parents at NCDI. For beginners, the Ballet Basics Boot Camp provides a great introduction or review of ballet fundamentals. Required attire includes black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers. Hair should be worn in a bun. NCDI encourages all students who wish to be in higher placement classes for the fall semester to participate in a ballet intensive.

Classical Choreography Intensive
Featuring Nick Hagelin from Carolina Ballet

NCDI kicks off the summer session with a professional level classical ballet intensive featuring Nick Hagelin from Carolina Ballet. Nick Hagelin studied ballet at the School of American Ballet in New York City. He joined Carolina Ballet in 2005 as a member of the corps de ballet. Nick is also a singer/ songwriter and can be seen performing at various venues throughout the Triangle. In 2007, Nick won first place in the NC Songwriters competition. Nick leads this ballet intensive featuring choreography from a classical repertoire. NCDI is thrilled to have Nick teaching this intensive for the advanced student. Classical ballet attire is required (black leotard/pink tights). Bring a healthy snack.
Time: June 11-13 (Wed-Fri) 1:00pm-4:00pm
Ages: 11-17 yrs
Level: Intermediate/Advanced (3-4 yrs ballet experience required)
Acceptance is subject to approval. Non-NCDI students are required to take a placement class during spring semester. Please e-mail Kirstie for information.
Instructor: Carolina Ballet’s Nick Hagelin
Cost: $110

Children's Ballet Intensive
This fun ballet camp for children 6 to 9 years old will cover ballet fundamentals and stagecraft exploration with stage make-up and costumes. Degas and the Little Dancers, an original ballet for children, will be presented in an exciting showcase for parents at NCDI on Friday, July 11, at 11:30am. Black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers are required. Please provide a mid-morning snack and a juice box for your child. Costumes will be provided by NCDI. This camp sells out quickly. Please e-mail Kirstie for placement questions.
Time: July 7-11 (Mon-Fri) 9:00am-12:00pm
(early drop-off at 8:30am available)
Ages: 6-9 yrs
Level: Beginner (Minimal or no ballet experience required)
Instructor: Ms. Kirstie Spadie
Cost: $180

Ballet Basics Boot Camp
The Ballet Basics Boot Camp is a fast-paced introduction of ballet fundamentals and conditioning for the body. Students will explore dance combinations that travel through space and get the body moving. A fun format lead by new ballet instructor, Ms. Melissa, will give students boot camp exercises to practice throughout the summer. This camp is designed for the student who has some knowledge of ballet fundamentals and wants to further their knowledge in a fast-paced week.
Time: July 7-11 (Mon-Fri) 12:30pm-2:30pm
Ages: 9-14 yrs
Level: Beginner (Minimal or no ballet experience required)
Instructor: Ms. Melissa Yarur
Cost: $130

Young Dancers Ballet Intensive
The Young Dancers Ballet Intensive is for the serious young dancer. Choreography from Sleeping Beauty comes to life this summer with a fun week of intermediate level technique and choreography with new ballet instructor, Ms. Melissa. Classical ballet attire is required (black leotard/pink tights), with hair worn in a bun. Please bring a healthy snack.
Time: July 14-18 (Mon-Fri) 2:00pm-4:00pm
Ages: 9-12yrs
Level: Intermediate (2-3 yrs ballet experience required)
Non-NCDI students are required to take a placement class during spring semester. Please e-mail Kirstie for information.
Instructor: Ms. Melissa Yarur
Cost: $130

Lil' Peeps, Kids and Teen Hip-Hop Camps

Hip-Hop The coolest camp for your kid this summer! Learn the hot moves seen on TV and videos. NCDI hip-hop instructors lead these fun and funky camps. NCDI Hip-Hop camps sell out fast! Yo, don't delay - sign up today!

NCDI also offers afternoon, evening, and Saturday hip-hop classes for all ages.

Lil' Peeps Hip-Hop Camp
Time: July 22-24 (Tue-Thu) 9:00am-11:00am
Please provide a snack for your Lil’ Peep
Ages: 6-9 yrs
Level: Beginner
Instructor: NCDI Hip-Hop Instructors
Cost: $80

Kids Hip-Hop Camp
Time: July 21-25 (Mon-Fri) 12:00pm-2:00pm
Ages: 9-12 yrs (boys and girls)
Level: Beginner
Instructor: NCDI Hip-Hop Instructors
Cost: $130

Teen Hip-Hop Camp
The Teen Hip-Hop Camp is designed for teen dancers who need awesome hip-hop style for school dance teams or just a fun camp to stay in shape this summer.
Time: July 28-July 30 (Mon-Wed) 6:00pm-8:00pm
Ages: 12-16 yrs
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Instructor: NCDI Hip-Hop Instructors
Cost: $80

Conditioning for Dancers

Masters of Tap An intensive workshop focused on toning the dancers body. This high-energy training session with an intense ballet barre, abdominal conditioning and fast-paced jazz combinations to get your body back in shape.

Conditioning For Dancers
Time: July 29- July 31 (Tue-Thu) 5:30pm-7:00pm
Ages: 12-Adults
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructors: Ashley Anderson
Cost: $60

Broadway Bound Workshop

Maggie's jump Broadway bound? You need training in singing, acting and dancing! Chasta Hamilton leads a packed workshop of the “Triple Threat” techniques. Learn Broadway dance and vocal numbers from Chicago, Dreamgirls, Drowsy Chaperone and Hairspray. Guests from the professional industry discuss getting a talent agent, headshots, resumes, and vocal training. The Broadway Bound Workshop will cover important topics such as auditioning techniques and what it takes to make it in show business.

Broadway Bound Workshop
Time: July 15-18 (Tue-Fri) 2:00pm-4:00pm
Ages: 9-13 yrs
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Instructors: Ms. Chasta & Guest Vocal Instructor
Cost: $130

Creative Arts Dance Camps

PlayDance North Carolina Dance Institute offers an imaginative and creative arts camp for children 3 to 5 years old. Children will dance along with their favorite fairy tales and create dance-related artistic crafts. Each fun-filled day will consist of a 45-minute dance class, a creative reading, snack break, then followed by the completion of their very own artwork. All craft materials, costumes and snacks are supplied by NCDI. Pink leotards, skirts, tights, and leather ballet slippers are required for Creative Arts Dance Camp. This is an inspiring summer camp experience for the budding young artist who loves to dance! Only 10 students permitted. These camps sell out quickly.

Creative Arts Dance Camps I & II
Camp I Time: June 9-13 (Mon-Fri) 9:00am-11:00am
Camp II Time: July 7-11 (Mon-Fri) 9:00am-11:00am
Ages: 3-5 yrs (Must be 3 by May 1st)
Level: Beginner
Instructor: Ms. Sherree Roller
Cost: $140 (per camp)

You Think You Can Dance? Camp

New this summer! YTYCD? Camp is a specialty camp for the talented dancer who enjoys choreography and performing. Dancers will learn a high-energy opening number and perform two original solos. The camp will conclude in showcase at NCDI. This camp leads the dancer on a truly creative choreographic process and performance experience.

You Think You Can Dance? Camp
Time: Jul 31 - Aug 1 (Thu-Fri) 6:00pm-8:00pm
Ages: 11-16 yrs
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: NCDI Faculty
Cost: $50

Kids High School Musical Dance Camps

Summer Dance Camp The High School Musical Dance Camps are fun-filled dance camps designed for the beginner or minimally experienced student. Young dancers will explore choreography from the popular movie in this action-packed week of dance moves and singing. Please provide a snack for your dancer. “What time is it?” - It’s time to sign up and dance!

High School Musical Dance Camps I & II
Camp I Time: June 10-13 (Tue-Fri) 4:00pm-6:00pm
Camp I Ages: 5-7 yrs
Camp II Time: July 8-11 (Tue-Fri) 11:00am-1:00pm
Camp II Ages: 8-10 yrs
Camp III Time: July 15-18 (Tue-Fri) 11:00am-1:00pm
Camp III Ages: 5-7 yrs
Level: Beginner
Instructors: Ms. Megan
Cost: $110 (per camp)