Dancers of all ages and abilities, interests and backgrounds: you are welcome here.
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“I am very grateful I found this camp. She loved all aspects of it. The performance was simply spectacular. We will be back!”
— Parent, Performance Dance Camp
Summer Camp 2020 Registration is OPEN
Joy of Motion offers summer camps for students entering Grades 1-12, open to brand-new and experienced dancers alike. We are excited to offer camps in ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, modern, and tap, as well as musical theater performance, technique and repertory, and choreography. Our signature summer program, Performance Dance Camp (PDC), is a two-week immersion into five different dance styles, culminating in a concert; this summer, we are adding a “Style Sampler” for our youngest campers.
Each camp is typically one or two weeks long. Performance Dance Camp offers consecutive two-week sessions and students often enroll in more than one session, as the choreography changes each time. Campers can also string together multiple one-week camps and intensives.
Hours: Most camps run from 9 AM to 4 PM daily with optional before care starting at 7:30 AM after-care until 6:00 PM. Performance Dance Camp will have a show on the Saturday evening following the 2nd week of each session.
Locations: Camps are available at all three Joy of Motion locations (Downtown Bethesda, Friendship Heights, H Street NE). Remember to check the camp description to ensure you are enrolling in the correct location for you.
Member, American Camp Association (2019-20)