International Ballet Summer Camp

Hamilton Academy of Performing offers a summer program in collaboration with the Hamilton City Ballet Arts and the Vancliffen Arts Foundation for local and international students from ages 5 to 20. Please see Hamilton City Ballet website for Adult ballet summer classes.

Throughout the years, we have welcomed students from the Hamilton and surrounding areas, including Ancaster, Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Toronto, and across Canada – as far as British Columbia. The camp has also welcomed international students from across the world – e.g. Ukraine, Italy.

We believe that students of all ages should have the opportunity to experience an enriching program in which they can develop their artistic qualities, learn new skills and meet new people. Our programs are designed to improve students’ technical and artistic abilities. Classes are taught by highly qualified and experienced staff in a safe and friendly environment. At the end of each session, the students prepare a presentation in the school’s Tchaikovsky Concert Hall for family and friends. Each dancer receives a “Certificate of Participation”.

Highlights

  • Day and overnight camp
  • Safe and friendly environment
  • Highly qualified and experienced staff
  • Programs designed to improve students’ technical and artistic abilities
  • Performances
  • Beautiful 5000 sq. foot location in the heart of Dundas
  • Full kitchen with fridge, stove, microwave
  • Outdoor playground
  • Trip to the community pool
  • Week-end trips for out-of-town students
  • Quiet & safe neighborhood
  • Close to downtown Dundas – shops, cafes, restaurants, Carnegie Art Gallery, DVSA, Dundas Museum, Dundas Driving Park
  • Close to the Escarpment, walking trails, waterfalls
  • Easy bus access

Session 1: July 3rd – 14th
Session 2: July 17th – 28th

All programs are offered for 2 or 4 weeks. Ages 5 to 20.


Fees

ProgramDay Camp Session 1Day Camp Session 2Room & Board per session
5 Nights (p/w) | Additional Nights
Prices include a $50.00 non-refundable depositStudents ages 14 and up must audition for the Senior Ballet Program
Kids' Dance, age 5 to 8$450$450
Junior Ballet, age 8 to 10$500$500$855$86
Intermediate Ballet, age 11 to 13$600$600$855$86
Senior Ballet, age 14 and up$700$700$855$86
Adult Balletvisit Hamilton City Ballet for more information

Audition Date: Sunday, March 5th & April 9th, 2017 from 12 noon to 1:30pm.
Please arrive by 11:30am to register and warm up. Bring your dance attire and pointe shoes.
Students who have missed the audition date may audition at a later time only by calling (289) 238-9855.

The level of a student is determined by the artistic directions and teachers on technical abilities, not necessarily by age and may change at the discretion of the artistic staff.

Payment only accepted in cash, certified cheque, or money order only.
Cheques for “Kids’ Dance” are payable to Hamilton City Ballet.
Cheques for all other programs are payable to Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts.

Download Audition Registration Form


Schedules

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00 - 10:30BalletBalletBalletBalletBallet
10:30 - 10:45BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
10:45 - 12:00Pointe/VariationsCharacterPointe/VariationsCharacterPointe/Variations
12:00 - 1:00LunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
1:00 - 2:45RepertoireVariations/RepertoireRepertoireVariations/RepertoireRepertoire
2:45 - 3:00BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
3:00 - 4:00Stretch & Conditioning/PilatesModernYogaModernStretch & Conditioning/Pilates
 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00 - 10:30BalletBalletBalletBalletBallet
10:30 - 10:45BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
10:45 - 12:00Pointe/VariationsCharacterPointe/VariationsCharacterPointe/Variations
12:00 - 1:00LunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
1:00 - 2:45RepertoireVariations/RepertoireRepertoireVariations/RepertoireRepertoire
2:45 - 3:00BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
3:00 - 4:00Stretch & Conditioning/PilatesModernYogaModernStretch & Conditioning/Pilates
 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00 - 10:30Floor Barre/BreakBalletFloor Barre/BreakBalletFloor Barre/Break
10:30 - 10:45BalletBreakBalletBreakBallet
10:45 - 12:00BalletCharacterBalletCharacterBallet
12:00 - 1:00LunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
1:00 - 1:45ChoreographyChoreographyChoreographyChoreographyChoreography
1:45 - 2:00BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
2:00 - 3:00Stretch & Conditioning/PilatesModernYogaModernStretch & Conditioning/Pilates
3:00 - 4:00Arts & Crafts/MovieArts & Crafts/MovieArts & Crafts/MovieArts & Crafts/MovieSwimming (week 1)/Performance (week 2)
 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00 - 10:30Ballet/Dance Book ActivitiesBallet/Dance Book ActivitiesBallet/Dance Book ActivitiesBallet/Dance Book ActivitiesBallet/Dance Book Activities
10:30 - 10:45BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
10:45 - 11:45Arts & Crafts (Passport)Arts & Crafts (Passport)Arts & Crafts (Passport)Arts & Crafts (Passport)Arts & Crafts (Passport)
11:45 - 12:00Outdoor ActivitiesOutdoor ActivitiesOutdoor ActivitiesOutdoor ActivitiesOutdoor Activities
12:00 - 1:00Lunch & NaptimeLunch & NaptimeLunch & NaptimeLunch & NaptimeLunch & Naptime
1:00 - 2:00Arts & CraftsChoreographyArts & CraftsChoreographyArts & Crafts
2:00 - 3:00ChoreographyArts & CraftsChoreographyArts & CraftsChoreography
3:00 - 3:15BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
3:15 - 4:00Storytime/Outdoor ActivitiesStorytime/Outdoor ActivitiesStorytime/Outdoor ActivitiesStorytime/Outdoor ActivitiesStorytime/Outdoor Activities

What To Bring

Ballet Attire (Girls)

All programs.

  • Black or any solid-colour leotard (Kids Dance in pink)
  • Pink tights
  • Pink leather or canvas ballet slippers with elastic
  • Hair should be neatly tied back in a bun with hairpins and a hairnet
  • Short chiffon skirt (optional)
  • Pointe shoes (if applicable)

Ballet Attire (Boys)

All programs.

  • White tee-shirt
  • Black tights
  • White socks
  • White or black ballet shoes with elastic

Character Dance

Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Ballet Intensive programs.

  • Girls: Character skirt and character shoes (optional)
  • Boys: Black pants and character shoes (optional)

Modern

Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Ballet Intensive programs.

  • Girls & Boys: Leotard/t-shirt with footless tights or yoga pants

Stretch & Conditioning, Pilates, Yoga

Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Ballet Intensive programs.

  • Dance attire or yoga outfit
  • Yoga mat and towel

More Info

  • All campers should bring a lunch, snacks and juice & water bottle.
  • Peanuts and nuts are not allowed due to severe nut allergies.
  • Bring a book to read at break time under the Mulberry tree in the Reading Garden…
  • For Kids Dance, please bring a painter’s smock or a large old shirt or t-shirt (for arts & crafts)
  • Receipts will be provided to you at the beginning of the Summer Camp.
  • Extended care hours – 8:00am to 5:00pm or as needed. Please have extra snacks for your child.
  • On the last Friday of each session we will have a presentation at 4:00pm in our Grand Hall for family and friends to showcase all that has been learned during the Summer Camp.