summer ballet

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This nine week long summer camp will have your child immersed in the fun and magic of fairy tales. Daily ballet lessons, choreography, and prop making are all part of the magic. Each week features a new princess or fairy tale story that has your child wanting to learn more. Your little dancer will believe she or he is a real ballerina or ballerino! Perfect summer camp for girls and boys, 4-8 years old.

Program Highlights & Overview

  • Includes ballet lessons, choreography, and arts & crafts (creating props to go along with storybook favorites).
  • Full day campers will enjoy an additional ballet class each afternoon, arts & crafts & pm snack (Healthy, fun foods) and weekly presentations about famous people who have made impacts in the Ballet world.
  • Sessions end with a recorded weekly performance on Friday afternoons! (Video sent via Class Dojo)

Summer 2021 Weekly Themes

Week 1 (June 28 – July 2) Frozen 2
Week 2 (July 6- July 9) Moana*
Week 3 (July 12 – July 16) Tangled
Week 4 (July 19 – July 23) The Nutcracker (Christmas in July)
Week 5 (July 26 – July 30) Coco
Week 6 (August 2 – August 6) Beauty and the Beast
Week 7 (August 9-August 13) Lion King
Week 8 (August 16- August 20) Princess and the Frog
Week 9 (August 23 – August 27) Trolls

*The week of July 4 is prorated.

Details

Location

YWCA Princeton (59 Paul Robeson Place).

Arrival

Parents/guardians should park their car in a parking spot in the lower parking lot and walk their child in to the building each morning. Being on time is very important as we start the morning off with our first ballet lesson from 9-10 am. Parents/guardians must drop their child off at The Burke Foundation Early Childhood Center at YWCA Princeton side entrance each day when they are dropping them off and picking them up.

Clothing

Dancers should come dressed in a short-sleeved leotard and sneakers or close-toes shoes (no flip-flops) and bring ballet slippers to change into. Ballet tights are not recommended in summer, so please don’t send your child dressed in tights, it’s too hot. Hair must be neatly up and off the child’s face.

Items to Bring Each Day

Ballet children should bring:

  • a bag lunch (with ice pack)
  •  a change of clothes, cream sun block (NO SPRAY SUNBLOCK)
  •  water bottle with child’s name on it
  •  socks and sneakers for walking and playing (no sandals or flip-flops allowed)

Snacks

The YWCA will provide snacks for the children once a day for half-day campers and twice a day for full day campers. Snacks will consist of a fruit or veggie option, a cracker/cookie option and a water/juice option. If your child has an allergy and you would like to provide us with your own snacks, that is permissible and we will keep your child’s snack separate and safe for the week. Friday is fun day and we will serve ice pops in the afternoon.

Lunch

If your child is staying for the lunch hour or is a full day camper, parents are to provide a non-perishable lunch each day for their child. We do not have refrigeration for lunch boxes so please make sure that you include an ice pack in all lunch bags.

In consideration of the many food allergies children have today, the YWCA appreciates your cooperation with the elimination of any food products that contain nut or nut products from our camp.

IMPORTANT!

FRIDAY MORNING is PERFORMANCE DAY for all ballerinas! Ballet Performances are every Friday morning & will be video taped for parents to view after 4pm. All ballet camp children will stay for a full day of ballet camp on Friday to rehearse and perform. Even half day campers are encouraged to stay for the whole day on Fridays so that they can participate in the weekly performances.

About the Ballet Program Staff

The YWCA Princeton Summer Camp Staff is comprised of a strong, experienced group that enjoy working with young children. The staff includes experienced adult instructors and enthusiastic assistant instructors. All staff members must go through extensive training prior to the start of camp that include all health & safety COVID-19 protocols and are committed to ensuring that your child has a safe, healthy and happy camp experience.

After Care 3:30-6 pm

Each day, after care is available from 4-6 pm. This can be added to your registration at time of enrollment.

NJ State mandates current immunization form for each child entering summer camps. Please have your Immunization Form with you to upload during the online registration process.

Ages 4 to 8 years old

Includes Lunch Hour (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)
Bring bagged lunch please

Camp Weekly Rate*
Full Day (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
Includes Lunch Hour (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)
Bring bagged lunch please
$350*
AM Half Day (9:00 am – 1:00 pm) $190*
Before Camp Care (8:00 am – 9:00 am) $50*
After Camp Care (3:30 pm – 6:00 pm) $100*

*The rates for the week of July 4 are prorated.