Top Summer Dance Camps in Portland

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Published May 26, 2016

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

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Top Summer Dance Camps in Portland


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!



Journey Theater Arts Group

Have you experienced the joy and the thrill of performing some of Broadway’s most iconic songs? Well here is your chance! Hats Off To Broadway will take students and audiences alike on a tour through some of the biggest shows! Or sing and dance your way through Disney’s Aladdin KIDS, a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love. For ages 7-13.




Westside Dance & Gymnastics Academy

Half day and full day camps available for children ages 3 and up. Choose between dance camps, preschool camps and gymnastics camp. Enjoy time in the gym in the foam bit, bounce castle and zip line.

Camps are available June 20th to September 2nd 2016.





NW Dance Project

NW Dance Project’s Summer Dance Camps + Classes offer exceptional weekly curriculum. Dancers will experience the joy of dance taught by Portland’s finest teachers.

With an open and inclusive environment that values the creative process, dancers will develop coordination, balance, individual expression, spatial awareness, flexibility, strength, and group cooperation skills.




Studio One Dance Academy

Studio One offers dance camps and classes for the summer months ages 3 to adult. Ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, hip hop, break, tumbling, art, and more!

With sixty years of combined dance instruction experience, the staff is dedicated to developing talent at the recreational and competitive levels.





Classical Ballet Academy

Come join the fairy tale land of ballet for a week (or two!) this summer at Classical Ballet Academy.

June 20th-24th: Peter Pan Ballet Camp for ages 3-13; and July 5th-July 9th. Sleeping Beauty Ballet Camp for ages 3-13.




Polaris Dance Theatre

Polaris' programs include Dance Camp, Saturday Summer Sessions, Springboard Program, Summer Intensive, and Galaxy Dance Festival.

2016 will mark 14 years of Polaris Dance Theatre bringing contemporary dance performances and performing arts classes to Portland and beyond!






Metro Arts Inc.

MetroArts Kids Camp, now in its 24th year, offers kids, ages 7-12, the opportunity to participate in all of the arts. Each day offers the opportunity to be immersed in a different artistic adventure in visual arts, music, theater, or dance.

They offer one to four weeks of camp and there are deep multi-week discounts.




Spotlight Musical Theatre Academy

SMTA offers week-long musical theatre training intensive camps that are high energy and skills focused. Each camp culminates in a musical revue showcase in which every performer gets their time to shine in the spotlight for family and friends.All students perform solo material, as well as group numbers that include acting, singing, and dancing. All camps are taught by theatre professionals.




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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