Summer Camp

About The Camp

Hamilton City Ballet offers a summer program in collaboration with the Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts and the Vancliffen Arts Foundation for local and international students from ages 5 to 20 and adults.

Throughout the years, we have welcomed students from the Hamilton and surrounding areas, including Ancaster, Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Toronto, and across Canada – as far as British Columbia. The camp has also welcomed international students from across the world – e.g. Ukraine, Italy. 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. Each dancer receives a “Certificate of Participation” by the Artistic Director of the Vancliffen Arts Foundation – Ms. Amelia Wanderlingh, presented at the closing ceremony.

Highlights

  • Day and overnight camp
  • Safe and friendly environment
  • Highly qualified and experienced staff
  • Programs designed to improve students technical and artistic abilities
  • Performances
  • Beautiful 5000 sq foot location in the heart of Dundas
  • Full kitchen with fridge, stove, & microwave
  • Outdoor playground
  • Trip to the community pool
  • 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

International Ballet Summer Camp 2017

Program 1: Kids’ Dance, age 5 to 8

  • Travelling around the world!
  • Children discover different countries of the world through creative dance, ballet, arts & crafts, storytelling, and music!

Program 2: Junior Ballet, age 9 to 11

  • Ballet
  • Character dance
  • Modern
  • Choreography
  • Stretch & conditioning
  • Pilates
  • Yoga

Program 3: Intermediate Ballet, age 12-14

  • Ballet
  • Pointe
  • Variations
  • Repertoire
  • Character dance
  • Modern
  • Stretch & conditioning
  • Pilates
  • Yoga

Program 4: Senior Ballet Intensive*, age 15 and up

  • Ballet
  • Pointe
  • Variations
  • Pas-de-deux
  • Repertoire
  • Character dance
  • Modern
  • Stretch & conditioning
  • Pilates
  • Yoga

*Students ages 15 and up must audition for the Senior Ballet Intensive Program. The level of a student is determined by the artistic directors & teachers on technical abilities, not necessarily by age, and may change at the discretion of the artistic staff.

Auditions

Students may audition by either attending an audition class or submitting a video audition, for out-of-town students. If attending an audition class, the audition form is to be filled out prior to the class. Please bring a photo of the student in a ballet pose. A $25 fee (non-refundable) is to be submitted with the form. Cash or certified cheque payable to Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts.

The dress code is as follows:

ProgramDay Camp Session 1Day Camp Session 2Room and Board per session (5 nights p/w)
Kids' Dance, age 5 to 8$450$450
Junior Ballet, age 9 to 11$500$500$855$86
Intermediate Ballet, age 12 to 14$600$600$855$86
Senior Ballet Intensive*, age 15 and up$700$630$855$86

Ballet Attire

Girls

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

 

Boys

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

Audition Dates:
Sunday, March 5th & April 9th, 2017 from 11:00am to 12:30pm.

Please arrive at 10:30am to register and warm up. Bring your dance attire and pointe shoes. Students who have missed the audition date may audition by appointment only by calling (289) 238 – 9855.

Audition Payment:
Payment in cash, certified cheque, or money order only. Cheques for “Kids’ Dance” are payable to Hamilton City Ballet. Cheques for all other programs are payable to Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts.



Summer Camp Schedules

Senior Ballet Intensive

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:30 - 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
9:30 - 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
9:30 - 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
9:30 - 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