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 6-10, 2022: Internet Safety & Self Defense
Taught by former City of Wheeling detective, Matt Taylor, this course is designed to teach empowerment and wellness while instilling the confidence to protect and defend oneself. Beneficial for those going to residential summer camps and/or college.

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Ages: 12-18
Meets: 4-5pm June 6-10
Begins: Monday, June 6
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Matt Taylor

$70/$60 OI members

June 6-July 30, 2022: Private Dance and Tumbling Lessons
Private instruction in ballet, tap, jazz, tumbling and various other styles as requested. All ages.

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Ages: All
Meets: By Appointment
Instructor(s): Various

$25 per half hour

June 13-17, 2022: Cirque’ de Ballet: Petite to Elite
A continuation of Cirque’ de Ballet class. Elements of ballet will be merged with extreme acrobatics to create beautiful combinations to Cirque du Soleil music and style. Students interested in the fall Cirque de Ballet class are encouraged to take this class. Some ballet knowledge and experience is helpful.

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Ages: Kindergarten & up
Meets: 9am-12pm June 13-17
Begins: Monday, June 13
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$100/$85 OI members

June 13-17, 2022: Disney Princess Ballet 
Enjoy a week of princess-training filled with ballet and acrobatics instruction along with creative movement styles of jazz and lyrical. Each day will focus on a different princess including Elsa, Belle, Cinderella and many more. Children may come dressed as their favorite character.

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Ages: 3-9
Meets: 12-1:30pm June 13-17
Begins: Monday, June 13
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$95/$80 OI members

June 13-17, 2022: Pointe Camp I & II
Work on technique, strength, barre and center. Must have at least three years ballet experience.

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Ages: 10 & up
Meets: 3:30-4:30pm (beginners) & 4:30-5:30pm (intermediate/advanced)
Begins: Monday, June 13
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$70/$60 OI members

June 20-24, 2022: Dance Sampler
Learn and celebrate the fundamentals of ballet, tap, jazz and tumbling. A perfect way to start your child on the correct path in dance education.

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Ages: 31/2-Kindergarten
Meets: 5:30-6:30pm
Begins: Monday, June 20
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$70/$60 OI members

June 20-24, 2022: Summer Dance & 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.

Lunch and t-shirt included with price. Students must bring their own water bottle and yoga mat.

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Ages: 6-21
Meets: June 20-24
Begins: Monday, June 20
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Michael Greer, Mara Newbery Greer, Kimberlee Kafana, Kalista J’lyse Kafana and Bill Stephens

$425 per student

July 11-15, 2022: Peter Pan Musical Camp
Visit the second to the right on your journey to Neverland through the exploration of dance, theater and music. Students will hold a performance at the Stifel Fine Arts Center on Friday, July 15 at 1:30 pm.

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Ages: grades K-7
Meets: 9am-3pm July 11-15
Begins: Monday, July 11
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo and Kimberlee Kafana

$180/$155 OI members (Includes t-shirt)

July 11-15, 2022: Gumby Kids
For children who have taken sessions and are aware of basic acrobatic skills. Emphasis will be on increasing flexibility tricks while improving form & technique through proper progressions. Taught to the needs of each child’s ability.

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Ages: entering grades 1-5
Meets: 3-4pm July 11-15
Begins: Monday, July 11
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$70/$60 OI members

July 25-29, 2022: Pointe Camp I & II
Work on technique, strength, barre and center. Must have at least three years ballet experience.

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Ages: 10 & up
Meets: 3:30-4:30pm (beginners) & 4:30-5:30pm (intermediate/advanced)
Begins: Monday, July 25
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$70/$60 OI members