Summer Dance Camps and Intensives

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

Dance camps give students the opportunity to learn a variety of dance techniques and express their creativity. 

Designed to heighten awareness and appreciation of dance as an art form, our curriculum teaches techniques in various disciplines and presents dance as a means of communication and creative expression.

Camps are fun, challenging, age-appropriate and serve as a great introduction to the dance world while promoting a physically active lifestyle.

June 3-7, 2019: Color Splash Art & Movement Camp (NEW!)
Little ones create artwork and learn movement inspired by all of the colors of the rainbow. (Limit 16)

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Ages: 4 – Entering Kindergarten
Meets: 9am-12:15 pm, June 3-7
Begins: Monday, June 3
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kelly Lumbatis (art) and Kimberlee Kafana (movement)

$85/$72.25 OI members

June 3-7, 2019: The Little Dancer (NEW!)
Study classical ballet foundations while learning about famous French artist Edgar Degas. Some ballet knowledge is helpful. (Limit 18)

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Ages: Kindergarten – Grade 3
Meets: 1-3pm, June 3-7
Begins: Monday, June 11
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$85/$72.25 OI members

June 3-7, 2019: Internet Safety & Self Defense (NEW!)
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. Campers will learn about internet safety, etiquette and cyber bullying. They will also learn how to effectively protect themselves if they are being physically bullied. Beneficial for those going to residential summer camps and/or college. (Limit 16)

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Ages: 12-18
Meets: 5:30-6:30pm, June 3-7
Begins: Monday, June 3
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Detective Matt Taylor

$70/$59.50 OI members

June 10-14, 2019: 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-12:15 pm, June 10-14
Begins: Monday, June 10
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Jes Reger (art) and Kimberlee Kafana (movement)

$85/$72.25 OI members

June 10-14, 2019: “The Dance of the Tot”: Pas de Tot (NEW!)
An exploration of pre-ballet/ballet foundations with students learning pre-ballet expectations through classical piano music. A stepping-stone for fall classes. (Limit 18)

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Ages: Preschool – Grade 1
Meets: 1-2pm, June 10-14
Begins: Monday, June 10
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$70/$59.50 OI members

June 10-14, 2019: “From Head to Toe” Tumbling through Books of Eric Carle (NEW!)
A lively interactive and physical movement celebration of Eric Carle’s famous and popular children’s books. Children will enjoy daily tumbling and movement activities inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Grouchy Lady Bug, The Very Clumsy Click Beetle and more. (Limit 18)

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Ages: Preschool – Grade 1
Meets: 2-3:30pm, June 10-14
Begins: Monday, June 10
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$95/$80.75 OI members

June 10-14, 2019: 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: 3:30-4:30, June 10-14 (beginners) & 4:30-5:30, June 10-14 (intermediate/advanced)
Begins: Monday, June 10
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$70/$59.50 OI members

June 16-22, 2019: 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 16 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 22 at The Linsly School.

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Ages: 6-21
Meets: June 16-22
Begins: Sunday, June 16
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 17-21, 2019: PAW Patrol Art and Movement Camp
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-12:15 pm, June 17-21
Begins: Monday, June 17
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Bethany Perkins (art) and Kimberlee Kafana (movement)

$85/$72.25 OI members

June 24-28, 2019: Intro to Tap and Ballet (NEW!)
Designed for children with little or no dance experience, this camps is a wonderful opportunity to explore the world of dance and prepare for fall classes. (Limit 10)

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Ages: 4-8
Meets: 10-11:30, June 24-28
Begins: Monday, June 24
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$75/$63.75 OI members

June 24-28, 2019: Cirque’ de Ballet: Petite to Elite
A continuation of Cirque’ de Ballet class with beginning to advanced level training. Elements of ballet will be merged to create beautiful combinations to Cirque du Soleil music and style. Emphasis will be on flexibility tricks, strength training for control and body awareness for overall form improvement & technique. Students must have previously taken a class with Miss Kim in genres of ballet, acrobatics and tumbling. (Limit 18)

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Ages: Kindergarten & up
Meets: 9am-12pm, June 24-28
Begins: Monday, June 24
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$100/$85 OI members

June 24-28, 2019: Extreme Acrobatic Artistry (CANCELLED)
Designed for the advanced dancer who has studied all disciplines of acrobatics, ballet, lyrical and contemporary dance. Focus will be on these disciplines with elements of extreme flexibility artistry and partner skills. (Limit 18)

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Ages: Dependent on skill level. Students need to be working at advanced levels.
Meets: 3-5:30pm, June 24-28
Begins: Monday, June 24
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$95/$80.75 OI members

July 8-12, 2019: Annie Musical Camp
Help the sun come out “tomorrow” through the exploration of dance, theater and music. Performance will take place at 1:30pm Friday, July 12 at the Stifel Fine Arts Center for family & friends. (Limit 50)

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Ages: Grades K-7
Meets: 9am-3pm, July 8-12
Begins: Monday, July 8
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo and Kimberlee Kafana

$175/$148.75 OI members (Includes t-shirt)

July 8-12, 2019: Gone Camping Art & Movement Camp (NEW!)
Create arts & crafts using materials and themes of nature in a traditional camp setting along with creative movement in tumbling. (Limit 16)

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Ages: 4 – Entering Kindergarten
Meets: 9am-12:15pm, July 8-12
Begins: Monday, July 8
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kelly Lumbatis (art) and Arianne Wade (movement)

$85 /$72.25 OI members

July 8-12, 2019: Baby & Me
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: 9:30am-10:30am, July 8-12
Begins: Monday, July 8
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Arianne Wade

$70/$59.50 OI members

July 15-19, 2019: Disney Days Art & 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-12:15 pm, July 15-19
Begins: Monday, July 15
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kelly Lumbatis (art) and Kimberlee Kafana (movement)

$85/$72.25 OI members

July 15-19, 2019: Disney Princess Ballet (SOLD OUT)
Enjoy a week of princess-training filled with ballet instruction, creative movement styles of jazz and lyrical with an introduction of acrobatics. Each day will focus on a different princess including Elsa, Belle, Cinderella and many more. Children may come dressed as their favorite princess. (Limit 18)

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Ages: 3-9
Meets: 1-3:30pm, July 15-19
Begins: Monday, July 15
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$95/$80.75 OI members

July 22-26, 2019: The Moving Dance Architects Lab (Cancelled)
Explore choreography and techniques to improve skills and encourage creativity. The enhancement of architecture by use of the body builds dances and sequences to help improvisational abilities. (Limit 18)

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Ages: Dependent upon skill level and dance education. Students need to be working at advanced levels.
Meets: 9am-12pm, July 22-26
Begins: Monday, July 22
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$100/$85 OI members

July 22-26, 2019: Tumbling and Athletics Camp (NEW!)
A flex and stretch workout combined with tumbling skills to encourage and improve the athlete’s overall mastery of their own skills with correct form and technique. (Limit 18)

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Ages: All ages, based on skill level
Meets: 1-3pm, July 22-26
Begins: Monday, June 22
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$85/$72.25 OI members

July 29-August 2, 2019: The All American Girl Dance Camp
Grab your favorite doll and experience dance from different times, countries and cultures based on favorite American Girl dolls and stories. A very creative approach to get young girls to embrace and discuss evolving life skills. (Limit 18)

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Ages: 7-13
Meets: 9am-1pm, July 29-August 2
Begins: Monday, July 29
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$125/$110 OI members

August 5-9, 2019: Oglebay Institute Youth Ballet Company Experience (CANCELLED)
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. (Limit 50)

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Ages: Current OI Youth Ballet Company students
Meets: 4-8pm, August 5-9
Begins: Monday, August 5
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kim Kafana, Kathleen Gottus and Maria Wood

$140/$119 OI members