Top Summer Dance Camps on the Peninsula

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Published May 26, 2016

Is your son or daughter interested in dance or gymnastics? Whether it's at a recreational or competitive level, here are some great camps to choose from:

Top Summer Dance Camps on the Peninsula


Whether your kid has a natural rhythm, or two left feet everyone & anyone can benefit from participating in a dance class. With so many different varieties to choose from your kid could become the text prima ballerina, or hip-hop superstar! ChatterBlock has put together a killer list of the hottest, kid-friendly dance camps and classes in town! Scroll through and see if anything inspires your kids to get their groove on!


San Carlos Children's Theater

Since its inception in 1990, San Carlos Children’s Theater has become a leader and family favorite in youth theater, training more than 8,000 aspiring young actors, and entertaining over 20,000 Bay Area families. This year's lineup of unique summer camps include Willy Wonka Kids (a mini musical), StageCraft (hands-on technical theater experience), Musical Theater Camp, and Camp Team Friend (introducing Molly, the therapy dog!).




Small Fry Dance Club/Principal Creative & Performing Arts

Small Fry Dance Club and PCPA are two halves of the same school. Each focused on developing dancers in specific age groups (over and under 5 years old respectively). Small Fry camps focus on developing motor skills, creativity, and confidence, while PCPA offers diverse programs for all levels in ballet, tap, hip hop, musical theatre, Irish dance, and more.



Dance Expressions

Located in Menlo Park, Dance Expressions offers quality dance classes for students ages 3 to young adult, with all levels of ability. This year's summer camps include Tiny Tots (ages 3-4), Ice Princess Dance camp and Beach Party (both ages 4-7), and JUST DANCE Summer Jazz (ages 8 to teen).




Learning Play

Arts and Adventure Inclusion camp features professional teachers in dance, performing, fishing, outdoor sports, horseback riding and leadership/social emotional skills. Set in the beautiful campground of Big Basin we will use that as our base and venture into lesser known areas of Monterey county. Open to kids ages 6 and up as well as families who come for cost of food and amenities only.




Duo Dance Academy

Duo Dance Camp runs July 11-15 from 9:30-noon. Camp includes dance classes, arts & crafts, storytelling of a full length ballet, snack and more!

The camp finishes on Friday with a mini-show and pizza party.







Peninsula Dance Academy

Peninsula Dance Academy offers summer dance camps in ballet, lyrical, jazz, hip hop, tap, stretching, and arts and crafts.

Camps are available for in morning, afternoon, or full day sessions, for kids ages 4-9 and 10-17.






Did you find any awesome dance camps or classes for your kids? We hope so! If not do not despair. We have hundreds of other amazing camps and classes to browse through. Discover more here.

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