Top Summer Dance Camps in Toronto

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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:

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Top Summer Dance Camps in Toronto


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!



The S.P.A.C.E.

The S.P.A.C.E. is a full performing arts centre focused on building self-esteem, encouraging students to dream, challenge them to develop determination and perseverance. Whether you’re serious about pursuing the arts, or just want to learn something new, the staff of qualified, trained, professional actors, dancers, and singers offers a unique and exciting opportunity to learn about the world of performing arts.





Great Big Theatre Company

GBTC is a non-profit and registered charity, whose focus is children's theatre. This summer, GBTC is offering weekly day camp programs for campers age 6 to 14. Programs includes play, mime, improvisation, theatre games, musical theatre, work with simple sets and costumes, and an end-of-week public performance. Also included are outdoor activities, swimming (at selected locations), games and sports.






In The Mix

In the Mix is an innovative program that provides a unique opportunity for children to explore what’s new in dance, music and internet technology.

This experience is very much about developing mind and body, and gaining confidence and social skills. Students will learn a brief hip-hop dance to share with parents at the last class.





Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre

This week-long program offers full or half day sessions for 5 to 8 year olds and half-day sessions for 4 year olds. Both groups experience each of the disciplines in the morning while full-day students then enjoy storytelling and GleeClub in the afternoon.

Programs culminate in a day of sharing as parents are invited to observe their child's activities!





Children's Arts Theatre School

CATS's intensive and creative two-week theatre camp offers campers ages 4-13, with an exceptional introduction to musical theatre, dance, Comedy and visual arts culminating in a fantastic final performance complete with professional costuming, make-up, lights and sound and a live audience! Half and full-day options available. Extended hours in the AM and PM are provided at no additional cost.




J'Danse Studio

J'Danse offers a variety of classes are offered as ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, acro, musical theatre, jazz funk, hip hop and fitness.

These include Kidz Dance Camp (Full Day/Half Day sessions), Learn to Dance Camp, and Summer Intensive Dance Camps.





No Strings Theatre

No Strings Theatre provides opportunities for youth aged 12-21 to develop performing arts skills such as singing, dancing and acting under the guidance of trained and seasoned professionals.

Summer programs this season include a Music Theatre Intensive featuring Menken and Ashman's Little Shop of Horrors, Acting for the Camera, and Creative Music and Script Writing.





Monarch Movement

Each day at Camp offers classes in Music, Art, Dance, & Yoga, as well as plenty of free-play time outdoors. Each week of camp features a different theme. Some themes include "Enchanted Garden", "Fun & Games", and "Water". The Vancouver & Guelph programs finish with an end of Camp performance on stage.




Ryerson Theatre School

RTS offers Theatre and Drama Day Camps for ages 4-12, and Intensives for Teens and Adults. Participants will use their imaginations, explore the world of live performance and expand their creativity - right in the heart of Toronto. Be on stage, learn about the performance industry, build self-confidence and communication skills, and have fun! Each program has a final presentation. Sessions are 1-3 week long.




DramaWay

DramaWay is the leading provider of process-based arts programs that facilitate social & life-skills development for all abilities. DramaWay helps participants expand their artistic skills and grow as individuals in a non-competitive and inspirational atmosphere. DramaWay programs span the realm of the fine arts with programs including theatre, dance, film and music.





GymKats

Do you want your child to learn to cartwheel, somersault on the beam, hang upside down on the rings, make new friends and have a ton of fun? If so, GymKats has the camp for you! At GymKats Summer Camps, your child will learn gymnastics, get creative, meet new friends, and be active.

Camps run all summer in full and half day sessions.





The School of Toronto Dance Theatre

The School of Toronto Dance Theatre is offering a week-long Summer Dance Camp right in the heart of historic Cabbagetown! From July 18-22, 2016, the Summer Dance Camp invites kids to explore their imaginations through creative movement and physical play, all set to vibrant live music.





Canada Opera Company

Sing, compose, act, design, and perform at COC Summer Opera Camps! Children and youth (grades 1-12) will be given the rare experience of playfully exploring opera as both creators and performers. In the process, they’ll make new friends, discover new interests, build confidence, and have lots of fun. Give your child a glimpse into the magnificent world of opera.





Little Voices, Dancing Feet with Jodie Friesen

A different Music, Drama, Dance, Art, Stories & Snacks adventure every afternoon!

Small group, half-day Integrated Arts camps are held in the Toronto Beach, with a Master Orff teacher.







Armour Heights Community Centre

The Armour Heights Community Centre offers co-ed gymnastics camps for ages 4 through teens. Classes run on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30pm during July and August.





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.


Written by Jan Cleaver

Yes, I know Jan Cleaver is almost "June Cleaver" from Leave it to Beaver!  My parents had a good sense of humor.

I was a freelance writer years ago, and excited to do some editing for ChatterBlock.

The subject matter is ideal for me as a stay-at-home mom, who loves planning activities for my kids and their playmates.

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