Top Summer Dance and Gymnastics Camps in Ottawa

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Published May 31, 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:

Top Summer Dance and Gymnastics Camps in Ottawa


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!




Stagecraft Children's Theatre School

Stagecraft Children’s Theatre School has one central aim: to enable all children to experience the fun, excitement, and challenge of performing while developing their own talents, strengths, and qualities.

This year's summer Stage Camps will perform Frozen (Pre-K and Kindergarten), Annie (up to Grade 6), and Legally Blonde Jr (Grade 7 to 18 years).





Shenkman Arts Centre

Mixing learning and fun is what the Shenkman Arts Centre does best. Camps are offered by the resident programming partners at the Centre: Gloucester Pottery School, Ottawa School of Art – Orléans Campus, OYP Theatre School and the City of Ottawa. Professional instructors working in their fields ensure a high standard of excellence.




Soloway JCC Summer Camps

JCC of Ottawa Summer Camps offer summer programs for all ages and interests. In addition to sports and outdoor camps, a variety of specialty day camps are available for all ages and interests.

Music and performing arts camps include Under the Big Top, Girls on the Go, The Directors Cut, Band Camp, and more.





Starr Gymastics & Fitness

When you send your kids to camp, you want to know they are safe, with good friends (or ready to make new ones), and having fun! You want the price to be reasonable and you want the children to finish the week with stories to tell and a desire to go back again. Well, if you send them to Starr Gymnastics Camps, you might be shocked when they tell you that this is the ONLY camp they ever want to do!




Salamander Theatre for Young Audiences

Held at picturesque Billings Estate, Salamander Theatre offers Ottawa’s only outdoor drama summer camps for youth ages 10 to 18. Emerging performers have the opportunity to act, sing, dance, and work within an ensemble. Both the Shakespeare Camp (July 4-22) and the Musical Performance Camp (August 8-19) culminate in an evening performance for friends and family. Complimentary t-shirt included.




Pokrova Children's Ukrainian Arts Camp

Children's Ukrainian Arts day camp for kids aged 6-12 will be held July 18-22. Camp activities include music, dance, visual, culinary, curatorial & textile arts.

Open to children of all cultures.

Camps will end with two public performances, on July 22 & 23.





Ottawa Vocal & Dance Performance Academy

OVA offers ROCKCAMP for children ages 10 to 15. This is a one week camp from 9am-4pm. Students will rock out and form a band with a special performance at the end on our stage with all the frills. Students must have taken lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard and piano. Voice students are eligible with an interview.





Makin' Moves Children's Dance Theatre

Enjoy a fun filled week of dance, choreography, and daily outings to Windsor Park, Brewer Park, Museum of Civilization, Mooney’s Bay, followed by the end of the week performance for family and friends!

Camp is open to kids ages 5-10. Children are divided into groups by age, with each camp limited to 12 participants.





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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