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North Carolina Dance Institute
Summer 2024 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 began April 15.
Camp costs are shown for each camp and the annual NCDI $30 registration fee may apply. Family and multi-camp discounts are available. Register online to enroll, and please 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
Contemporary Basics Boot Camp July 22-26 10-16
Ballet Basics Boot Camp July 22-26 10-16
Pre-Pointe Primer July 23-25 12-17
Wish Dance Camp July 22-26 6-9

NCDI student Kayla (photo by Ken Wolf)
NCDI offers exciting summer dance intensives designed for fast-paced, informative, active learning. Students spend an in-depth week guided through intense technical classes and challenging choreography. Our faculty provide a positive and thorough approach to training for all levels of dancers.

Contemporary Basics Boot Camp
Explore contemporary dance

The Contemporary Basics Boot Camp 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 can be paired with the morning Ballet Basics Boot Camp to give dancers a full-day camp with lunch at NCDI.

Contemporary Basics Boot Camp
Time: July 22-26 (Mon-Fri) 1:00pm-3:00pm
Ages: 10-16 yrs
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Instructor: NCDI faculty and guests
Cost: $185

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 NCDI Artistic Director Kirstie 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 Contemporary Basics Boot Camp to have a full-day camp opportunity with lunch at NCDI.

Ballet Basics Boot Camp
Time: July 22-26 (Mon-Fri) 10:00am-12:00pm
Ages: 10-16 yrs
Level: Beginner
   (Minimal or no ballet experience required, subject to approval)
Instructor: NCDI faculty
Cost: $185

NCDI alumna Lindsey Matheis (photo by Rick McCullough)

Pre-Pointe Primer

Students recommended for Pre-Pointe classes for Fall 2024 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 23-25 (Tue-Thu) 4:00pm-5:30pm
Ages: 12-17 yrs
Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Ms. Melody
Cost: $105

Wish Summer Dance Camp
Wish upon a star!

NCDI students (photo by Ken Wolf)Wish upon a star! It's the perfect summer dance camp for young, beginner dancers ages 6-9 years old. This week-long camp is action-packed with dancing, singing and creative arts. The morning wraps up with lunch bunch from 11:30am-12:00pm with dance camp friends! Join Ms Kim this summer, as we dance, dream, and make magical memories together in our Wish Summer Dance Camp! Space is limited, so register today!

Wish Dance Camp
Time: July 22-26 (Mon-Fri) 9:00am-12:00pm
Ages: 6-9 yrs
Level: Beginner
Instructor: Ms Kim Yarborough
Cost: $200