Ballet Intensive Summer Camp

Hamilton Academy of Performing offers a summer program in collaboration with the Hamilton City Ballet 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, Waterdown, Oakville, Mississauga, Toronto, Markham, and across Canada – as far as British Columbia. The camp has also welcomed international students from across the world – Ukraine, Italy, Romania, and USA.

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 22nd – August 2nd
Session 2: August 6th – August 16th

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


Fees

ProgramDay Camp Session 1Day Camp Session 2
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$405
Junior Ballet, age 8 to 10$550$495
Intermediate Ballet, age 11 to 13$650$585
Senior Ballet, age 14 & up (by audition only - see details below)$750$675
Adult Balletvisit Hamilton City Ballet for more information

AUDITION INFORMATION:

Saturday June 15, 2019

108 Park St. W., Dundas, Ontario – L9H 1X4

Students are accepted into the Senior Ballet Intensive Program by audition only.

Students may audition by either attending an audition class or submitting a video audition, for out-of-town students.

If a student has missed the audition dates, he or she may audition by appointment only.

 

Requirements for students attending the audition class: 

  • Audition Form– To be filled out at registration prior to the audition class. Please bring a photo in a ballet pose.
  • Audition Fee– A $30 fee (non-refundable) to be submitted with the audition form. Cash or cheque payable to the Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts.
  • Ballet Dress Code:
    Ladies – leotard, pink tights, ballet shoes, pointe shoes, hair in ballet bun.
    Men – black tights, black/white fitted t-shirt, black/white socks and ballet shoes.
  • Registration: 9:30 am
  • Ballet Class & Pointe: 10:00 pm – 12:00 pm

Students must pre-register to reserve their place by emailing: info@haofpa.com

 

Requirements for students submitting a video audition:

  • DVD auditions should be between 10 to 15 minutes and must include an introduction with name, age, years of study and places of study.
  • The DVD should have some barre, center work, pirouettes, allegro, and pointe work for the girls. Male students should include tour en l’air and grandes pirouettes (if applicable).
  • Students must submit an audition form, cheque for $30 payable to Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts, and a photo in a ballet pose.

 

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 3:00pm in our Grand Hall for family and friends to showcase all that has been learned during the Summer Camp.

 

HOW TO REGISTER

Please fill out the registration form & waiver. Drop-off or mail with payment to: 108 Park Street West, Dundas, ON, L9H 1X4

 

Testimonial

“Whether you would like your child to study ballet recreationally or pre-professionally, it is vital that they have the right professional training technique and artistry embodied early in their training. This place has the state of the art training and the right humble heart to deliver it to any person, any body, any type, as long as the passion and determination is there.” – A parent