Youth Summer Camps

About The Camp

Session 1: July 22 – August 2, 2019
Session 2: August 6 – August 16, 2019                                                                                               
Programs are offered for 2 or 4 weeks.

Age 5 to 20 ~ Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm (extended care available $5/day)

Evening Adult ballet & pointe ~ Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 7:00pm to 8:30pm (pointe until 9:00pm on Tuesday & Thursday)

 

Hamilton City Ballet offers a summer program in collaboration with the Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts for local and international students from ages 5 to 20 and Adult evening ballet & pointe classes.

Throughout the years, we have welcomed students from the Hamilton and surrounding areas, including Ancaster, Burlington, Waterdown, Oakville, Mississauga, Toronto, Markham, and across Canada – as far as British Columbia. The camp has also welcomed international students from across the world – Ukraine, Italy, 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. Each dancer receives a “Certificate of Participation” 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

Ballet Intensive Summer Camp

 

Program 1: Age 5 to 7

Kids’ Dance

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

Program 2: Age 8 to 10

Junior Ballet

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

Program 3: Age 11 to 13

Intermediate Ballet

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

Program 4: Age 14 and up

Senior Ballet Intensive*

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

*Students ages 14 and up must audition for the Senior Ballet Intensive Program (details below). 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.

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 2Room and Board per session (5 nights p/w)
Kids' Dance
Age 5 to 7
$450$405
Junior Ballet
Age 8 to 10
$550$495$855$86
Intermediate Ballet
Age 11 to 13
$650$585$855$86
Senior Ballet Intensive*
Age 14 and up
$750$675$855$86

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

 

Character Dance: (Junior, Intermediate & Senior Ballet Intensive)

Girls: Character skirt & character shoes

Boys: Black pants & character shoes

Modern: (Junior, Intermediate & Senior Ballet Intensive)

Girls & Boys: Leotard/t-shirt with footless tights or yoga pants

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

  • Dance attire or yoga outfit
  • Yoga mat and towel

 

 

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More Info

  • All campers should bring a lunch, snacks and juice & water bottle.
  • Peanuts and nuts are not allowed due to severe nut allergies.
  • Bring a book to read at break time under the Mulberry tree in the Reading Garden…
  • For Kids Dance, please bring a painter’s smock or a large old shirt or t-shirt (for arts & crafts)
  • Receipts will be provided to you at the beginning of the Summer Camp.
  • Extended care hours – 8:00am to 5:00pm or as needed. Please have extra snacks for your child.
  • 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.

 

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AUDITION INFORMATION:

Saturday March 30 or Saturday May 4, 2019

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

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

Students may audition by either attending an audition class or submitting a video audition, for out-of-town students.

If a student has missed the audition dates, he or she may audition by appointment only.

 

Requirements for students attending the audition class: 

  • Audition Form– To be filled out at registration prior to the audition class. Please bring a photo in a ballet 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: 9:30 am
  • Ballet Class & Pointe: 10:00 pm – 12:00 pm

Students must pre-register to reserve their place by emailing: info@haofpa.com

 

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.

 

 

 



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