Summer Dance Programs

June and July-August
Classes and Camps

There are several programs offered during the summer. Our experienced faculty and guest instructors teach all summer classes. Additional camps may be offered, so please check the most current schedule.

Princess/Prince Camp

A comprehensive dance curriculum for ages 3 to 5, and ages 6-8 meeting for two hours. The option is available to attend once or twice a week. More information here.

Nutcracker Camps for two weeks

July 10–August 12, 2017

Does your child dream of dancing on stage with the Sugarplum Fairy and other Nutcracker Sweets?

If so this camp is perfect. The camp will prepare students for roles as Mice or Gingers in the 2017 City Ballet of Cleveland’s Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker. Dancers will get a jump on the choreography so they are not nervous or shy with the choreography and allows them to be better prepared for the audition on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

  • Four classes per week, Monday through Thursday
  • 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
  • Ages 7-12
  • Stretch and work Ballet Technique, watch The Nutcracker for a reference, learn Nutcracker Choreography
  • In-Studio Presentation for parents the last class
  • Weekly Pricing: $80 per week; All 5-weeks $380

Space is limited for these camps so be sure to register early!

Ballet Prep for Summer Abroad

June 12–June 29, 2017

Classes are geared to prepare students attending summer intensives away from home. They need to arrive at their program with technique on par to the level in which they auditioned and having the stamina to be their best when they attend their summer programs.

Classes will be held Monday –Thursday for three weeks.

  • Ages 11 & up
  • 9:00 am-9:55 am Stretch & strength
  • 10:00 am – 11:45 pm Ballet
  • 12:00 pm -1:00 pm Pointe
  • Pricing:
    • $16 per class
    • City Ballet of Cleveland members: $10 per class
    • All 3 daily classes: $45 per day
    • $160 per week
  • Privates are available upon request

Space is limited for these camps so be sure to register early!

Placement Classes

Students new to Cleveland City Dance wishing to attend the Level I Camp or higher will be evaluated through a placement class.

The preference is for this evaluation to occur before the summer semester.

  • Level I Camp – 3 days a week including ballet, jazz, modern, and more for ages 8 and up.
  • Level II Camp – 4 days a week including ballet, jazz, modern, choreography and more for ages 10 and up based on ability and evaluation prior to camp.
  • Intermediate / Advanced Camp – a comprehensive ballet curriculum for those students with a serious interest in studying four days a week including ballet, jazz, modern, pointe, variations, and more. Must be a level 2 or higher at CCD, or attend an evaluation prior to the camp.
  • Summer Adult Classes – a comprehensive dance curriculum including Adult Beginning Ballet, Adult Ballet I, II and III, Strength & Stretch Pilates, Modern, Jazz, Adult Tap, Hip-Hop, Yoga and Zumba.

Additionally, we encourage our advanced students to study at outside residential summer programs. To ensure that a student is applying to appropriate programs, we recommend calling in advance, taking a placement class and possibly meeting with the director to discuss summer options.

Master Classes

Master Classes taught by renowned guest instructors may be offered during the year. These classes are meant to expose our students to different methods and teaching styles and are geared to students in the Intermediate and Advanced Divisions.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available by request. These classes are designed to supplement a serious student’s training. Classes are available based on studio and teacher availability. Please consult the front desk for availability and pricing information. Pricing varies per instructor.

Cleveland City Dance Intensive Prep for Summer Dancers