Summer Dance Camps and Intensives

Summer Dance Camps & Intensives - Oglebay Institute's School of Dance

Summer dance camps give children an opportunity to learn a variety of dance techniques and express their creativity through movement and music.

Summer Intensives offer students the opportunity to study with guest instructors who bring the knowledge, motivation and expectations of the professional world of dance.

June 4-8, 2018: Harry Potter, The Ballet (NEW!)
Campers will explore and experience the magical world of Harry Potter through ballet, lyrical, contemporary dance and acrobatics. Harry Potter-themed pieces will create an amazing ballet featuring students’ creativity while allowing them to explore and share their ideas to a beautiful score of music from the movies. (Limit 30)

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Ages: 8 & up
Meets: 9am-3pm, June 4-8
Begins: Monday, June 4
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana and J’Lyse Kafana

$175/$148.75 OI members

June 4-8, 2018: Rhythmic Gymnastics & Acrobatics Summer Camp
Camp will have a combination of ballet, Character dance, jumps and turns, along with advanced acrobatic and circus moves. Implementation of rhythmic gymnastics apparatuses such as ropes, hoops, balls and ribbons will be included. (Limit 30)

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Ages: 7 & up
Meets: 6-8pm, June 4-8
Begins: Monday, June 4
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana and Maria Wood

$100/$85 OI members

June 11-15, 2018: Tiny Dancer
Explore movement and creative expression through classical ballets. A perfect introduction to ballet and tumbling. (Limit 20)

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Ages: 3-6
Meets: 1-2pm, June 11-15
Begins: Monday, June 11
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$85/$72.25 OI members

June 11-15, 2018: Dr. Seuss Art and Movement Camp
Little ones create artwork and learn movement inspired by the incredible world of the good Doctor. (Limit 16)

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Ages: 4 – Entering Kindergarten
Meets: 9am-12:15pm, June 11-15
Begins: Monday, June 11
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana and Jes Reger

$85/$72.25 OI members

June 11-15, 2018: Pointe Camp
Work on technique, strength, barre and center. Must have at least 3 years ballet experience. (Limit 15)

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Ages: 10 & up
Meets: 3:30-4:30pm (beginners) or 4:30-5:30pm (intermediate/advanced) June 11-15
Begins: Monday, June 11
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$70/$59.50 OI members

June 11-15, 2018: Street Smarts & Self Defense with Detective Matt Taylor
Taught by City of Wheeling Detective Matt Taylor, this course is designed to teach empowerment and wellness while instilling the confidence to protect and defend oneself. Learn self-defense, evading and escape techniques. Internet safety and substance abuse will also be discussed. Beneficial for those going to residential summer camps and/or college. (Limit 20)

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Ages: 13 & up
Meets: 5:30-6:30pm, June 11-15
Begins: Monday, June 11
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Detective Matt Taylor

$65/$55.25 OI members

June 17-23, 2018: Summer Dance and Vocal Intensive
The Summer Dance & Vocal Intensive provides professional, focused training in the disciplines of Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Modern and vocal coaching from highly accomplished guest faculty to help prepare students for success in today’s diverse world of dance.

All students are invited to a meet & greet and welcome dinner 5:30pm Sunday, June 17 at The Linsly School. Students will also have the opportunity to perform what they’ve learned at a special showcase for family and friends 10am Saturday, June 23 at The Linsly School.

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Ages: 6-21
Meets: June 17-23
Begins: Sunday, June 17
Duration: 7 days
Instructor(s): TBA

Option A: Day session and lunch ($500 per student)
Option B: Day & evening sessions, lunch and dinner ($700 per student)
Option C: Full residential camp with all meals & lodging at The Linsly School ($1,200 per student. Ages 10 & up only.)

June 18-22, 2017: Paw Patrol Art and Movement Camp (NEW!)
All paws on deck! Play and learn while creating art and exploring tumbling & dance inspired by your favorite furry friends! (Limit 16)

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Ages: 4 – Entering Kindergarten
Meets: 9am-12:15pm, June 18-22
Begins: Monday, June 18
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana and Bethany Perkins

$85/$72.25 OI members

June 25-29, 2018: Cirque’ de Ballet: Petite to Elite (NEW!)
A continuation of Cirque’ de Ballet class. Beginning to advanced level training. Students must have previously taken a class with Miss Kim in genres of ballet, acrobatics and tumbling. Flexibility tricks, strength training for control, body awareness for overall form improvement and technique will be covered. Elements of ballet will be merged to create beautiful combinations to Cirque du Soleil music and style. (Limit 25)

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Ages: Kindergarten & up
Meets: 9am-12pm, June 25-29
Begins: Monday, June 25
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$95/$80.75 OI members

July 23-27, 2018: Beach Party Art and Movement Camp
Little ones create artwork and learn movement inspired by the sand, sun, and everything fun under the sea! (Limit 16)

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Ages: 4 – Entering Kindergarten
Meets: 9am-12:15pm, July 23-27
Begins: Monday, July 23
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana and Kelly Lumbatis

$85/$72.25 OI members

July 9-13, 2018: Beauty and the Beast Musical Camp
Learn the “tale as old as time” through the exploration of dance, theatre and music. Students will perform for family and friends 1:30pm Friday, July 13 at the Stifel Fine Arts Center. (Limit 50)

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Ages: grades K-7
Meets: 9am-3pm, July 9-13
Begins: Monday, July 9
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo and Kimberlee Kafana

$175/$148.75 OI members

July 16-20, 2018: Disney Days Art and Movement Camp
Express your inner Mickey through different media in art exploration and creative movement in tumbling. (Limit 16)

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Ages: 4 – Entering Kindergarten
Meets: 9am-12:15pm, July 16-20
Begins: Monday, July 16
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kelly Lumbatis and Kimberlee Kafana

$85/$72.25 OI members

July 16-20, 2018: Baby & Me Camp
Creative movement and play for babies and adults using mats and tunnels. We’ll work on socialization and motor skills. (Limit 12)

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Ages: 1-3 years
Meets: 9:15-10:15am, July 16-20
Begins: Monday, July 16
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Arianne Wade

$70/$59.50 OI members

July 23-27, 2018: May the “G-Force” Be with You! Tumbling & Athletics Camp
A Star Wars-themed camp rotating through stations, drills and proper progressions. This camp is designed to help students achieve and master personal goals through correct form and technique. For intermediate to advanced Jedi’s and Storm Troopers. (Limit 25)

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Ages: All ages, based on skill set and skill level
Meets: 1-3pm, July 23-27
Begins: Monday, July 23
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$85/$72.25 OI members

July 30-August 3, 2018: The All American Girl Dance Camp
Grab your favorite doll and experience dance from different time periods, countries and cultures. Theme based from your favorite American Girl dolls and their stories. A very creative approach to get young girls to embrace and discuss life skills. (Limit 25)

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Ages: 7-13
Meets: 9am-1pm, July 30-August 3
Begins: Monday, July 30
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$95/$80.75 OI members

July 30-August 3, 2018: Hip Hop Camp
Camp will focus on all elements of Hip Hop dancing with styles involving a series of fast, sharp actions and floor work. (Limit 25)

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Ages: 9-18
Meets: 5-7pm, July 30-August 3
Begins: Monday, July 30
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Arianne Wade

$85/$72.25 OI members

August 6-10, 2018: Oglebay Institute Youth Ballet Company Experience
Designed for current members of the OI Youth Ballet Company. All members of the Youth Ballet Company are strongly encouraged to attend. This week of dance includes a comprehensive curriculum needed to prepare company dancers for the Fall Ballet and fall classes. Open to only current Youth Ballet Company students. (Limit 50)

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Ages: Current OI Youth Ballet Company students
Meets: 4-8pm, August 6-10
Begins: Monday, August 6
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kim Kafana, Kathleen Gottus and Maria Wood

$140/$119 OI members