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North Carolina Dance Institute
Summer 2017 Dance Camps

In addition to summer 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 Begins March 25.
Camp costs are shown for each camp and the annual NCDI $25 registration fee may apply. Family and multi-camp discounts are available. Refunds can be issued up to 2 weeks prior to the start of any camp, intensive, or summer session classes. Register online to enroll, and pleaes mail the payment upon registration. Our summer camps fill quickly – register early to secure your spot!

NCDI alumna Maggie Mial (photo by Steve Clarke)
Camp Dates Ages
Summer Showcase with Performance June 12-24 9-18
Contemporary Choreo-Lab July 17-21 12-18
Beginner Contemporary Intensive July 10-14 10-15
Jazz Boot Camp June 26 -30 10-15
Summer Ballet Intensive July 17-21 12-16
Ballet Basics Boot Camp June 26 -30 9-14
Children's Ballet Intensive July 10-14 6-10
Pre-Pointe Primer July 25-27 12-17
Triple Threat Broadway Workshop July 11-14 9-14
Kids Hip-Hop Camp July 24-28 9-13
Moana Dance Camp July 24-28 3-6


Summer Showcase

Dance and Perform This Summer!

The highlight of our summer session begins with the NCDI Summer Showcase "Uncovered". This two-week dance intensive features high-energy jazz, modern, ballet, and hip-hop choreography, and culminates in a performance at Wakefield Auditorium.

NCDI instructor Brooks Owens (photo by Bidget Daily)The Summer Showcase Intensive will be led by NCDI Artistic Director Kirstie Spadie, Sarah Putterman, and guest choreographers. It is a great performance opportunity for NCDI dancers, and is open to other dancers in our community. Dancers must be at an intermediate to advanced level to participate. Acceptance is subject to approval. Non-NCDI students are required to audition or take a placement class during the spring semester. Auditions are held March 11 and May 6, 2pm-3pm (see audition information).Contact Sarah at sarah@ncdanceinstitute.com for more information.

Summer Showcase Intensive
Time: June 12-23 (Mon-Fri) and June 24 (Sat)
   Dancers 9-12 yrs rehearse 9:00am-12:30pm Mon-Fri
   Dancers 13-18 yrs rehearse 12:30pm-4:00pm Mon-Fri
Performance: Saturday June 24 6:00pm
    Wakefield High School Auditorium
Ages: 9-12 yrs and 13-18 yrs (see Time above)
Level: Intermediate/Advanced (by audition only)
Instructors: Sarah Putterman, Kirstie Spadie, and guests
Cost: $430



Contemporary Choreo-Lab

Choreo-Lab is a dance workshop featuring exploration of contemporary choreographic styles. NCDI faculty and guest choreographers bring together cutting edge choreography, improvisational techniques, partnering, and composition ideas to organically create new works.NCDI alumna Emily Nicolau (photo by Chris Peddecord)

Students often take the Summer Ballet Intensive followed by the Contemporary Choreo-Lab to provide a full day dance camp experience with lunch at NCDI.

Contemporary Choreo-Lab
Time: July 17-July 21 (Mon-Fri) 1:00pm-4:00pm
Ages: 12-18 yrs
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructors: Sarah, NCDI faculty, and guests
Cost: $200



Beginner Contemporary Intensive
Explore contemporary dance

The Beginner Contemporary Intensive is focused on the beginner to intermediate dancer for body awareness, enhancing technique and exploring cutting-edge contemporary styles. NCDI alumna Emily Nicolau (photo by Chris Peddecord)NCDI contemporary instructors focus on exposing young dancers to the many facets of contemporary dance styles, including weight sharing partnering, inversions, and contemporary dance concepts including improvisation techniques.

This in-depth intensive is often paired with the Ballet Basics and Jazz Boot Camps to give dancers two weeks of dance training at NCDI this summer.

Beginner Contemporary Intensive
Time: July 10-14 (Mon-Fri) 10:00am-12:00pm
Ages: 10-15 yrs
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Instructor: Ms. Victoria
Cost: $140


NCDI student Jane (photo by Ken Wolf)


Jazz Boot Camp

Spend a week exploring jazz choreography in a fast-paced and fun dance intensive for beginner dancers. NCDI faculty focuses on strength training, enhancing flexibility, and skills moving through space. High-energy jazz-style choreography make this camp very popular. Attire: Black leotard, jazz pants, black jazz shoes.

Students often take the Ballet Basics Boot Camp followed by Jazz Boot Camp to make a full-day camp opportunity with lunch at NCDI.

Jazz Boot Camp
Time: June 26-30 (Mon-Fri) 1:00pm-3:00pm
Ages: 10-15 yrs
Level: Beginner
Instructors: Victoria
Cost: $140


NCDI student Kayla (photo by Ken Wolf)
Ballet intensives are for the beginner to the serious-minded ballet student and strive to develop the complete dancer. NCDI encourages all students who wish to be in higher placement classes for the fall semester to participate in a ballet intensive.


Summer Ballet Intensive

The Summer Ballet Intensive is an intensive training experience designed for aspiring young dancers. Students spend an in-depth week guided through intense technical classes and challenging classical repertoire. The aim is to give each dancer a solid technical foundation upon which to push themselves to their fullest potential in ballet. Our faculty provides a positive and thorough approach to training intermediate level dancers. Classical ballet attire is required (black leotard/pink tights), with hair worn in a bun. Please bring a healthy snack and a packed lunch if also registering for the Choreo-Lab Intensive.

Students often take the Summer Ballet Intensive followed by the Contemporary Choreo-Lab to provide a full day dance camp experience with lunch at NCDI.

Summer Ballet Intensive
Time: July 17-21 (Mon-Fri) 9:00am-12:30pm
Ages: 12-16 yrs
Level: Intermediate (2-3 yrs ballet experience required)
This is designed for students presently in Ballet 2A levels or higher. For students in Ballet 1B or lower, we recommend Ballet Basics Boot Camp instead.
   Non-NCDI students are required to take
   a placement class during spring semester.
   Contact Kirstie via e-mail at kirstie@ncdanceinstitute.com.
Instructors: Melody
Cost: $200



Ballet Basics Boot Camp

The Ballet Basics Boot Camp is a fast-paced introduction of ballet fundamentals and conditioning for the body. A fun format led by Ms. Melissa will give students boot camp exercises to practice throughout the summer. This camp is designed for the student who has an interest in ballet and wants to further their knowledge in an accelerated week of ballet fundamentals. Classical ballet attire is required (black leotard/pink tights). Bring a healthy snack.

Students often take the Ballet Basics Boot Camp followed by Jazz Boot Camp to have a full-day camp opportunity with lunch at NCDI.

Ballet Basics Boot Camp
Time: June 26-30 (Mon-Fri) 10:00am-12:00pm
Ages: 9-14 yrs
Level: Beginner
   (Minimal or no ballet experience required, subject to approval)
Instructor: Ms. Melissa
Cost: $140


 


Children's Ballet Intensive
"The Golden Flower"

This fun ballet camp for children 6 to 10 years old will cover ballet fundamentals and stagecraft exploration with an original ballet. Young dancers will help develop a ballet written by an NCDI student called "The Golden Flower". Young dancers who love ballet and have the creative mind will enjoy this special intensive. "The Golden Flower" will be presented in an exciting showcase for parents at NCDI on Friday at 11:30am.

Black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers are required. Bring a healthy snack and packed lunch. Costumes will be provided by NCDI. These camps sell out quickly.
Please e-mail Kirstie for placement questions.

Children's Ballet Intensive
Time: July 10-14 (Mon-Fri) 9:00am-12:00pm
   (Early drop-off at 8:30am is available)
Please provide a packed lunch for your dancer, with lunch at NCDI 11:30am-12:00pm
Ages: 6-10 yrs
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
   (Minimal ballet experience required, subject to approval)
Instructor: Ms. Carolyn
Cost: $180


NCDI alumna Lindsey Matheis (photo by Rick McCullough)


Pre-Pointe Primer

Students recommended for Pre-Pointe classes for Fall 2017 should participate in the Pre-Pointe Primer. Pointe shoes should be purchased, fitted, and sewn prior to the primer. Please e-mail Kirstie for placement questions.

Pre-Pointe Primer
Time: July 25-27 (Tue-Thu) 5:30pm-7:00pm
Ages: 12-17 yrs
Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Melody
Cost: $85



Triple Threat Broadway Workshop

NCDI alumna Emily Nicolau (photo by Rick McCullough) Broadway bound? You need training in singing, acting and dancing! Sarah Putterman leads a packed workshop of the "Triple Threat" techniques. Focus will be to learn original Broadway dance numbers from several musicals including "Hamilton", "CATS" and "How to Succeed", plus informational seminars on getting a talent agent, headshots, resumes, and vocal training.

The Triple Threat Broadway Workshop includes learning two monologues, an audition song and upbeat choreography. Learn what it takes to make it in show business! This is one of our most popular workshops and sells out every summer. Sign Up Today!

Triple Threat Broadway Workshop
Time: July 11-14 (Tue-Fri) 1:00pm-4:00pm
Informal in-studio showing on Thursday, time TBA
Ages: 9-14 yrs
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Instructors: Sarah, Victoria, and vocal coach Julie Bradley
Cost: $180



NCDI instructor Ronnie West Kids Hip-Hop

NCDI Instructor Ronnie West leads the coolest camp for your kid this summer! Learn the hot moves on the hip-hop dance scene. Ronnie is one of the hottest choreographers in the triangle and brings his unique style of movement exploration to current music.

NCDI Hip-Hop camps sell out fast!
Yo, don't delay - sign up today!

Kids Hip-Hop Camp
Time: July 24-28 (Mon-Fri) 10:00am-12:00pm
Ages: 9-13 yrs
Level: Beginner
Instructor: Ronnie
Cost: $140



"Moana" Dance Camp

North Carolina Dance Institute offers an imaginative and creative arts camp that explores the adventures of Moana, the new Disney sensation. Each fun-filled day will feature dancing to the songs from Moana and creating art works. NCDI students (photo by Ken Wolf)We finish the week with a special mini-performance of Moving with Moana for our parents and grandparents!

All craft materials and costumes are supplied by NCDI. The day wraps up with lunch bunch (please provide a packed lunch for your dancer). Pink leotards, skirts, tights, and leather ballet slippers are required. This is an inspiring summer camp experience for the budding young artist who loves to dance! Don’t wait - All of our Disney camps sell out!

"Moana" Dance Camp
Time: July 24-28 (Mon-Fri) 9:00am-11:30am
   (Early drop-off at 8:30am is available)
Ages: 3-6 yrs (*Must be 3 by May 1)
Level: Beginner
Instructor: Ms. Kirstie and Ms. Kim Yarborough
Cost: $150