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 2021 will return to the studio for dancers in the Intermediate (ages 11 to 13) and Senior Ballet programs (ages 14 to 18). Class sizes will be reduced to accommodate a safe (6 foot) radius to be maintained around 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 Camp programs for younger children (ages 7 to 10) will be offered virtually on-line.


 

SUMMER 2021

Session 1:  JULY 26 to AUGUST 6 (Aug. 2 – Civic Holiday)

Session 2:  AUGUST 9 to AUGUST 20

                                                                                            

Age 7 to 10 ~ Virtual On-Line Programs

Age 11 to 18 ~ In-Person – 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 7 to 10

BALLET EXTRAVAGANZA!

Junior Ballet ~ 10 to 11:30 am VIRTUAL ON-LINE

  • Week 1: Sleeping Beauty
  • Week 2: Swan Lake
  • Week 3: Cinderella
  • Week 4: Coppelia Doll

 

Your child will:

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

 

Program 2: Age 11 to 13

Intermediate Ballet

  • Ballet
  • Pointe
  • Variations
  • Repertoire
  • Spanish Flamenco dance 
  • Contemporary
  • Stretch & conditioning
  • Pilates
  • Yoga

Program 3: Age 14 and up

Senior Ballet Intensive*

  • Ballet
  • Pointe
  • Variations
  • Pas-de-deux (Pending Covid-19)
  • Repertoire
  • Spanish Flamenco dance
  • 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 7 to 10
VIRTUAL ON-LINE
10:00am to 11:30am
$125 - week 1
$100 - week 2
$125 - week 3
$125 - week 4
Intermediate Ballet
Age 11 to 13
$585$650
Senior Ballet Intensive*
Age 14 and up
$675$750

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

Spanish Flamenco: (Intermediate & Senior Ballet Intensive)

Girls: Character skirt & character shoes

Boys: Black pants & character shoes

 

Contemporary: (Intermediate & Senior Ballet Intensive)

Girls & Boys: Leotard/t-shirt, tights or yoga 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 Virtual On-Line Classes 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:

Students are accepted into the Senior Ballet Intensive Program by audition only.

Due to Covid, students are required to audition by submitting a video audition.

 

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 a ballet 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 staff.

 

 

 



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/BreakBalletFloor Barre/BreakBalletFloor Barre/Break
10:30 - 10:45BalletBreakBalletBreakBallet
10:45 - 12:00BalletCharacterBalletCharacterBallet
12:00 - 1:00LunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
1:00 - 1:45ChoreographyChoreographyChoreographyChoreographyChoreography
1:45 - 2:00BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
2:00 - 3:00Stretch & Conditioning/PilatesModernYogaModernStretch & Conditioning/Pilates
3:00 - 4:00Arts & Crafts/MovieArts & Crafts/MovieArts & Crafts/MovieArts & Crafts/MovieSwimming (week 1)/Performance (week 2)

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