Summer Camp

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 6 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 – Italy, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Romania, Mexico, 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 the summer camp, 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 (for international students)
  • Safe and friendly environment
  • Highly qualified and experienced staff
  • Programs designed to improve students’ technical and artistic abilities
  • Performance at the end of each session
  • 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 neighbourhood
  • 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

 

SUMMER 2024

JULY 8 to JULY 26

Age 5 to 20

 

Program 1:  KIDS DANCE ~ Ages 5 to 7: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm 

Program 2:  JUNIOR BALLET ~ Ages 8 to 10: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm 

Program 3:  INTERMEDIATE BALLET ~ Ages 11 to 13: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm 

Program 4:  SENIOR BALLET INTENSIVE ~ Ages 14 to 20: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm 


 

PROGRAM 1: Ages 5 to 7

KIDS DANCE

  • Discover ballet & other dance styles
  • Learn about the world around us
  • Condition & stretch the body
  • Explore & create new dances
  • Arts & crafts – materials included
  • Meet new friends
  • Enjoy outdoor & indoor activities
  • And more!

 

PROGRAM 2: Ages 8 to 10

JUNIOR BALLET

  • Ballet
  • Variations
  • Choreography
  • Jazz
  • Contemporary
  • Stretch & conditioning
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Arts & crafts

PROGRAM 3: Ages 11 to 13

INTERMEDIATE BALLET

  • Ballet
  • Pointe
  • Variations
  • Repertoire
  • Jazz
  • Contemporary
  • Stretch & conditioning
  • Pilates
  • Yoga

PROGRAM 4: Ages 14 to 20

SENIOR BALLET INTENSIVE*

  • Ballet
  • Pointe
  • Variations
  • Pas-de-deux
  • Repertoire
  • Jazz
  • Contemporary
  • Stretch & conditioning
  • Pilates
  • Yoga

Fees

ProgramTuition
KIDS DANCE: ages 5-7$1020 (3 week special)
or $365/week
JUNIOR BALLET: ages 8-10

$1080 (3 week special)
or $385/week
INTERMEDIATE BALLET: ages 11-13$1170 (3 week special)
or $415/week
SENIOR BALLET: ages 14-20
$1260 (3 week special)
or $445/week
ADULT BALLET
Evening classes
visit Hamilton City Ballet for more information
Students ages 14 and up must audition for the Senior Ballet Program.

Taxes included in fees.
Prices include a $50.00 non-refundable deposit.

 


AUDITION INFORMATION:

This audition is for students who wish to attend our Ballet Intensive Ballet Camp 2024 – Senior Ballet Intensive level

 

Audition date: SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2024 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

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

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

If a student missed the audition date, an audition may be arranged by appointment only.

 

Requirements for students attending the in-person audition class: 

  • Audition Form: To be filled out at registration prior to the audition class. Please bring a photo in an arabesque 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 am – 12:00 pm

 

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 an arabesque 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 directors.

 

Download Audition Registration Form


Schedules

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00 - 10:30BalletBalletBalletBalletBallet
10:30 - 10:45BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
10:45 - 12:00Pointe/VariationsJazzPointe/VariationsJazzPointe/Variations
12:00 - 1:00LunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
1:00 - 2:45RepertoireVariations/RepertoireRepertoireVariations/RepertoireRepertoire
2:45 - 3:00BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
3:00 - 4:00Stretch & Conditioning/PilatesContemporaryYogaContemporaryStretch & Conditioning/Pilates
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00 - 10:30BalletBalletBalletBalletBallet
10:30 - 10:45BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
10:45 - 12:00Pointe/VariationsJazzPointe/VariationsJazzPointe/Variations
12:00 - 1:00LunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
1:00 - 2:45RepertoireVariations/RepertoireRepertoireVariations/RepertoireRepertoire
2:45 - 3:00BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
3:00 - 4:00Stretch & Conditioning/PilatesContemporaryYogaContemporaryStretch & Conditioning/Pilates
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00 - 10:30Floor Barre
Arts & Crafts
Floor Barre
Arts & Crafts
Floor Barre
Arts & Crafts
Floor Barre
Arts & Crafts
Floor Barre
Arts & Crafts
10:30 - 10:45BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
10:45 - 12:00Ballet
Dance Creation
Ballet
Dance Creation
Ballet
Dance Creation
Ballet
Dance Creation
Ballet
Dance Creation
12:00 - 1:00LunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
1:00 - 1:45ChoreographyChoreographyChoreographyChoreographyChoreography
1:45 - 2:00BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
2:00 - 3:00Yoga/Pilates/StretchYoga/Pilates/Stretch
Yoga/Pilates/StretchYoga/Pilates/StretchYoga/Pilates/Stretch
3:00 - 4:00Arts & Crafts
Dance Activities
Arts & Crafts
Dance Activities
Arts & Crafts
Dance Activities
Arts & Crafts
Dance Activities
Arts & Crafts
Dance Activities
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)

  • Black or any solid-colour leotard 
  • 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)

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

Jazz

  • Girls & Boys: Leotard/t-shirt, tights, yoga or athletic pants, and jazz or ballet shoes

Contemporary

  • Girls & Boys: Leotard/t-shirt, tights, yoga or athletic pants, and jazz or ballet shoes

Stretch & Conditioning, Pilates, Yoga

  • Dance attire or yoga outfit
  • Yoga mat and towel

More Info

  • All campers must bring a lunch, snacks and water/juice
  • Water bottles and all items must be labeled with camper’s name
  • Peanuts and nuts are not allowed due to severe nut allergies
  • Bring a book to read at break time
  • Arts & crafts materials included.
  • Extended care hours available upon request – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm – FREE!
  • On the last Friday of Summer Camp – Friday July 26, 2024, there will be 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.
  • Email or mail forms with payment to: 108 Park Street West, Dundas, ON, L9H 1X4.
  •  For more information call 289-238-9855 or email info.hapa@gmail.com

 

PAYMENT

INTERMEDIATE BALLET & SENIOR BALLET PROGRAMS:

Payment accepted in cash, cheque, or e-Transfer to: info.hapa@gmail.com
Cheques are payable to Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts.

FOR JUNIOR BALLET & KIDS DANCE:

Payment accepted in cash, cheque, or e-Transfer to: hamiltoncityballet@gmail.com
Cheques are payable to Hamilton City Ballet


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


Cancellation & Covid-19 Safety Policies and Procedures

Hamilton City Ballet/Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts reserves the right to cancel any programs if the minimum enrollment is not met. Refunds will be issued if HCB/HAPA cancels a camp program because of unmet minimums.

No refunds after June 1st, 2024

Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts will operate its Summer Camp in accordance with the Government of Ontario and Health Canada and will follow strict guidelines provided by Ontario Public Heath and Safety Association for COVID-19.

Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts will implement comprehensive health and safety policies and procedures during Summer Camp to ensure the protection of students, teachers, and staff.

Should the government and health authorities disallow in person classes for summer camp, a full refund will be made to the student. Virtual on-line summer classes will be put in place to allow dancers to continue their training.