Youth Summer Camps

About The Camp

Covid-19 Safety Policies and Procedures

Hamilton City Ballet will operate its Summer Camp in accordance with the Government of Ontario and Health Canada and will follow strict guidelines provided by Ontario Public Heath and Safety Association for COVID-19.

Hamilton City Ballet will implement comprehensive health and safety policies and procedures during Summer Camp to ensure the protection of students, teachers, and staff.

Ballet Intensive Summer Camp 2022 will return to the studio for dancers in the Junior (ages 6 to 10), Intermediate (ages 11 to 13), and Senior Ballet Intensive programs (ages 14 to 20). Class sizes  accommodate a safe (6 foot) distance from each dancer.

Should the government and health authorities disallow in person classes for summer camp, a full refund will be made to the student. Virtual on-line summer classes will be put in place to allow dancers to continue their training.


 

SUMMER 2022

Session 1:  JULY 4 to JULY 15

Session 2:  JULY 18 to JULY 29

                                                                                            

JUNIOR BALLET ~ Age 6 to 10: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm / Half Day: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 12:00pm

INTERMEDIATE BALLET ~ Age 11 to 13: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm 

SENIOR BALLET INTENSIVE ~ Age 14 to 20: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm 

Evening Adult Ballet ~ Please go to Adult Summer

Hamilton City Ballet offers a summer program in collaboration with the Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts for local and international students from ages 7 to 18 and Adult evening ballet & pointe classes.

Throughout the years, we have welcomed students from the Hamilton and surrounding areas, including Ancaster, Burlington, Waterdown, Brantford, Oakville, Mississauga, Toronto, Markham, and across Canada – as far as British Columbia. The camp has also welcomed international students from across the world – Italy, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Romania, and USA. We believe that students of all ages should have the opportunity to experience an enriching program in which they can develop their artistic qualities, learn new skills and meet new people. Our programs are designed to improve students’ technical and artistic abilities. Classes are taught by highly qualified and experienced staff in a safe and friendly environment. At the end of each session, the students prepare a presentation in the school’s Tchaikovsky Concert Hall for family and friends (Pending Covid-19). Each dancer receives a “Certificate of Participation” presented at the closing ceremony.

Highlights

  • Day and overnight camp (for international students)
  • Safe and friendly environment
  • Highly qualified and experienced staff
  • Programs designed to improve students technical and artistic abilities
  • Performances (Pending Covid-19)
  • Beautiful 5000 sq foot location in the heart of Dundas
  • Full kitchen with fridge, stove, & microwave
  • Outdoor garden
  • Trip to the community pool (Pending Covid-19)
  • Weekend trips for out-of-town students
  • Quiet and safe neighbourhood
  • Close to downtown Dundas – shops, cafés, restaurants, Carnegie Art Gallery DVSA, Dundas Museum, Dundas Driving Park
  • Close to the Escarpment, walking trails, waterfalls, easy bus access

Ballet Intensive Summer Camp

 

Program 1: Age 6 to 10

JUNIOR BALLET 

  • Week 1 ~ July 4-8:  MERMAIDS & SAILORS
  • Week 2 ~ July 11-15:     MAGIC OF ENCANTO
  • Week 3 ~ July 18-22:  PRINCESSES & PIRATES
  • Week 4 ~ July 25-29:    TRAVEL THE WORLD!

 

Your child will:

  • Discover the ballet & other dance styles
  • Learn & improve dance technique
  • Condition & stretch the body
  • Explore & create new dances
  • Connect with friends & have fun!

 

Program 2: Age 11 to 13

INTERMEDIATE BALLET

  • Ballet
  • Pointe
  • Variations
  • Repertoire
  • Jazz
  • Contemporary
  • Stretch & conditioning
  • Pilates
  • Yoga

Program 3: Age 14 to 20

SENIOR BALLET INTENSIVE*

  • Ballet
  • Pointe
  • Variations
  • Pas-de-deux (Pending Covid-19)
  • Repertoire
  • Jazz
  • Contemporary
  • Stretch & conditioning
  • Pilates
  • Yoga

*Students ages 14 and up must audition for the Senior Ballet Intensive Program. The level of a student is determined by the recommendations of the artistic directors & teachers based on technical abilities, not necessarily by age, and may change at the discretion of the artistic staff. AUDITION INFORMATION BELOW.

 

Testimonial

“Whether you would like your child to study ballet recreationally or pre-professionally, it is vital that they have the right professional training technique and artistry embodied early in their training. This place has the state of the art training and the right humble heart to deliver it to any person, any body, any type, as long as the passion and determination is there.” – A parent

 

ProgramDay Camp Session 1Day Camp Session 2
JUNIOR BALLET
Age 6 to 10

Week 1 ~ July 4-8:
MERMAIDS & SAILORS
Week 2 ~ July 11-15:
MAGIC OF ENCANTO

Full day $295/week + HST
Half day $175/week + HST
Week 3 ~ July 18-22:
PRINCESSES & PIRATES
Week 4 ~ July 25-29:
TRAVEL THE WORLD!

Full day $295/week + HST
Half day $175/week + HST
INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Age 11 to 13
$700$700
SENIOR BALLET INTENSIVE*
Age 14 to 20
$800$800

What to Bring to Summer Camp

Ballet Attire: (All programs)

Girls:

  • Black or any solid-colour leotard (Kids Dance in pink)
  • Pink tights
  • Pink leather or canvas ballet slippers with elastic
  • Hair should be neatly tied back in a bun with hairpins and a hairnet
  • Short chiffon skirt (optional)
  • Pointe shoes (if applicable)

Boys:

  • White tee-shirt
  • Black tights
  • White socks
  • White or black ballet shoes with elastic

Jazz: (Intermediate & Senior Ballet Intensive)

Girls & Boys: Leotard/t-shirt, tights, yoga or athletic pants & ballet or jazz shoes

 

Contemporary: (Intermediate & Senior Ballet Intensive)

Girls & Boys: Leotard/t-shirt, tights, yoga or athletic pants & ballet or jazz shoes

 

Stretch & Conditioning, Pilates, Yoga: (Junior, Intermediate & Senior Ballet Intensive)

  • Dance attire or yoga outfit
  • Yoga mat and towel

 

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Payment

  • Payment accepted in cash, cheque, or e-Transfer.
  • Cheques for Junior Ballet are payable to Hamilton City Ballet.
  • Cheques for all other programs are payable to Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts.

How to Register

  • Please fill out the registration form & waiver.
  • Mail with payment to: 108 Park St. West, Dundas, ON, L9H 1X4
  • For more info 289-238-9855 or email hamiltoncityballet@gmail.com

More Info

  • All campers should bring a lunch, snacks and water bottle
  • Peanuts and nuts are not allowed due to severe nut allergies
  • Extended care hours – 8:00am to 5:00pm or as needed
  • On the last Friday of each session we will have a presentation at 3:00pm in our Grand Hall for family and friends to showcase all that has been learned during the Summer Camp (Pending Covid-19)

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AUDITION INFORMATION:

This audition is for students who wish to:

  • attend our Ballet Intensive Ballet Camp 2022 – Senior Intensive level and/or
  • attend full-time studies at Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts for the 2022-2023 school year – Ballet Stream (high school professional training) and/or
  • attend the Professional Development Ballet Program at Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts for the 2022-2023 school year

 

Audition date: SUNDAY APRIL 10, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Location: 108 Park St. W., Dundas, Ontario – L9H 1X4

Students can audition by either attending an in-person audition class or by submitting a video audition, for out-of-town students. If a student missed the audition date, an audition may be arranged by appointment only.

 

Requirements for students attending the in-person audition class: 

  • Audition Form: To be filled out at registration prior to the audition class. Please bring a photo in an arabesque pose.
  • Audition Fee: A $30 fee (non-refundable) to be submitted with the audition form. Cash or cheque payable to the Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts.
  • Ballet Dress Code:
    Ladies – leotard, pink tights, ballet shoes, pointe shoes, hair in ballet bun.
    Men – black tights, black/white fitted t-shirt, black/white socks and ballet shoes.
  • Registration: 12:30 pm
  • Ballet Class & Pointe: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

Requirements for students submitting a video audition:

  • DVD auditions should be between 10 to 15 minutes and must include an introduction with name, age, years of study and places of study.
  • The DVD should have some barre, center work, pirouettes, allegro, and pointe work for the girls. Male students should include tour en l’air and grandes pirouettes (if applicable).
  • Students must submit an audition form, cheque for $30 payable to Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts, and a photo in an arabesque pose.

 

The level of a student is determined by the artistic directions and teachers on technical abilities, not necessarily by age and may change at the discretion of the artistic directors.

 

 

 

 



Summer Camp Schedules

Senior Ballet Intensive

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00 - 10:30BalletBalletBalletBalletBallet
10:30 - 10:45BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
10:45 - 12:00Pointe/VariationsCharacterPointe/VariationsCharacterPointe/Variations
12:00 - 1:00LunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
1:00 - 2:45RepertoireVariations/RepertoireRepertoireVariations/RepertoireRepertoire
2:45 - 3:00BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
3:00 - 4:00Stretch & Conditioning/PilatesModernYogaModernStretch & Conditioning/Pilates

Intermediate Ballet Intensive

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00 - 10:30BalletBalletBalletBalletBallet
10:30 - 10:45BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
10:45 - 12:00Pointe/VariationsCharacterPointe/VariationsCharacterPointe/Variations
12:00 - 1:00LunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
1:00 - 2:45RepertoireVariations/RepertoireRepertoireVariations/RepertoireRepertoire
2:45 - 3:00BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
3:00 - 4:00Stretch & Conditioning/PilatesModernYogaModernStretch & Conditioning/Pilates

Junior Ballet

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00 - 10:30Floor Barre/Ballet/
Dance Book Activities
Floor Barre/Ballet/
Dance Book Activities
Floor Barre/Ballet/
Dance Book Activities
Floor Barre/Ballet/
Dance Book Activities
Floor Barre/Ballet/
Dance Book Activities
10:30 - 10:45BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
10:45 - 12:00Arts & Craft/Outdoor ActivitiesArts & Craft/Outdoor ActivitiesArts & Craft/Outdoor ActivitiesArts & Craft/Outdoor ActivitiesArts & Craft/Outdoor Activities
12:00 - 1:00LunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
1:00 - 1:45ChoreographyChoreographyChoreographyChoreographyChoreography
1:45 - 2:00BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
2:00 - 3:00Stretch & Conditioning/Yoga/
Break
Dance Creation/
Break
Stretch & Conditioning/Yoga
Break
Dance Creation/
Break
Stretch & Conditioning/Yoga/
Break
3:00 - 4:00Arts & Crafts/Outdoor ActivitiesArts & Crafts/Outdoor ActivitiesArts & Crafts/Outdoor ActivitiesArts & Crafts/Outdoor ActivitiesArts & Crafts/Outdoor Activities

Kids Dance

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00 - 10:30Ballet/Dance Book ActivitiesBallet/Dance Book ActivitiesBallet/Dance Book ActivitiesBallet/Dance Book ActivitiesBallet/Dance Book Activities
10:30 - 10:45BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
10:45 - 11:45Arts & Crafts (Passport)Arts & Crafts (Passport)Arts & Crafts (Passport)Arts & Crafts (Passport)Arts & Crafts (Passport)
11:45 - 12:00Outdoor ActivitiesOutdoor ActivitiesOutdoor ActivitiesOutdoor ActivitiesOutdoor Activities
12:00 - 1:00Lunch & NaptimeLunch & NaptimeLunch & NaptimeLunch & NaptimeLunch & Naptime
1:00 - 2:00Arts & CraftsChoreographyArts & CraftsChoreographyArts & Crafts
2:00 - 3:00ChoreographyArts & CraftsChoreographyArts & CraftsChoreography
3:00 - 3:15BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
3:15 - 4:00Storytime/Outdoor ActivitiesStorytime/Outdoor ActivitiesStorytime/Outdoor ActivitiesStorytime/Outdoor ActivitiesStorytime/Outdoor Activities