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.

August 3-7, 2020: 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. (Limit 20)

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Ages: Kindergarten & up
Meets: 9am-12pm August 3-7
Begins: Monday, August 3
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$100/$85 OI members

June 8-12, 2020: Internet Safety & Self Defense (CANCELED)
Taught by City of Wheeling Police Department Lieutenant 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. (Limit 16)

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Ages: 12-18
Meets: 5:30-6:30pm, June 8-12
Begins: Monday, June 8
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Lieutenant Matt Taylor

$70/$59.50 OI members

August 3-7, 2020: The Little Dancer: “Dance Degas”
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: 1:30-2:30pm August 3-7
Begins: Monday, August 3
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$70/$59.50 OI members

June 8-12, 2020: “D” is for Dance: Sesame Street Camp (CANCELED)
Get on-beat with Sesame Street! Move and groove with all your favorite characters and styles of dance. This active & physical camp is an experience to encourage the importance of getting up and moving, as well as delivering the educational, emotional and social learning opportunities inspired by Sesame Street. (Limit 18)

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Ages: 4 – entering Kindergarten
Meets: 9am-12pm, June 8-12
Begins: Monday, June 8
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$100/$85 OI members

July 13-17, 2020: Pointe Camp I & II
Work on technique, strength, barre and center. Must have at least three years ballet experience. (Limit 15)

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Ages: 10 & up
Meets: 3:30-4:30, July 13-17 (beginners) & 4:30-5:30, July 13-17 (intermediate/advanced)
Begins: Monday, July 13
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$70/$59.50 OI members

June 15-19, 2020: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (CANCELED)
Children will explore themes and kind ideas inspired by Fred Rogers through music and movement. Learn classic songs with choreography to inspire each other. Most importantly, each child will feel good about who they are, learn to appreciate others and find healthy ways to deal with their feelings, concerns and the world around them through dance. (Limit 20)

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Ages: Elementary age students
Meets: 9am-12pm June 15-19
Begins: Monday, June 15
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$100/$85 OI members

June 15-19, 2020: Baby Ballet for Mommy & Me (CANCELED)
A stepping-stone into the beautiful world of ballet. Mother & child will share the joy of basic ballet movement and exercises. Together, work of classical foundations, motor skills and enjoy socialization in a ballet environment. Dress in clothing comfortable for dancing. (Limit 16)

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Ages: 1-3
Meets: 2:30-3:30pm June 15-19
Begins: Monday, June 15
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$70/$59.50 OI members

July 27-31, 2020: Intro to Tap and Ballet
Designed for children with little or no dance experience, this camp is a wonderful opportunity to explore the world of dance and prepare for fall classes. (Limit 16)

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Ages: 4-8
Meets: 10-11:30am July 27-31
Begins: Monday, July 27
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$75/$63.75 OI members

June 21-27, 2020: Summer Dance & Vocal Intensive (CANCELED)
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 21 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 27 at The Linsly School.

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Ages: 6-21
Meets: June 21-27
Begins: Sunday, June 21
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.)

July 6-10, 2020: Frozen Musical Camp (SOLD OUT)
Join Elsa, Anna, Olaf and all the Frozen friends to build a snowman through the exploration of dance, theater and music. Students will hold a virtual performance.  (Limit 20)

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Ages: grades K-7
Meets: 9am-3pm, July 6-10
Begins: Monday, July 6
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo and Kimberlee Kafana

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

July 6-10, 2020: Advanced Tumbling and Acrobatics
For the advanced dancer and tumbler who has studied acrobatics & tumbling throughout the year. Skill sets include walkovers, handsprings, tucks, balances, flexibility and partner skills. (Limit 18)

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Ages: Mixed & based on skill level
Meets: 4-5pm, July 6-10
Begins: Monday, July 6
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$70/$59.50 OI members

July 6-10, 2020: Baby & Me (CANCELED)
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 6-10
Begins: Monday, July 6
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Arianne Wade

$70/$59.50 OI members

July 13-17, 2020: For the Love of All Things Disney
Celebrate all the things you love about Disney with exploration in dance, creative movement and song. Appropriate for boys and girls. (Limit 16)

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Ages: pre-K – 4
Meets: 12pm-1pm, July 13-17
Begins: Monday, July 13
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$70/$59.50 OI members

July 13-17, 2020: 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. (Limit 18)

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

$95/$80.75 OI members

July 20-24, 2020: Boys Only Tumbling & Athletics
Designed to encourage and improve young athlete’s overall mastery of their own skills with correct form and technique. Camp will include flex and stretch workouts combined with tumbling skills that will improve strength and endurance for other sports. (Limit 18)

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Ages: Elementary age boys, based on skill level
Meets: 3-4pm, July 20-24
Begins: Monday, July 20
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$70/$59.50 OI members

July 20-24, 2020: 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. (Limit 18)

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Ages: entering grades 1-5
Meets: 4-5pm, July 20-24
Begins: Monday, July 20
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$70/$59.50 OI members

July 27-31, 2020: Angelina Ballerina Dance Sampler (CANCELED)
Celebrate classic Angelina Ballerina themes through the fundamentals of ballet, tap, jazz and tumbling. A perfect way to start your child on the correct path in dance education. (Limit 18)

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Ages: 3 1/2 – Kindergarten
Meets: 12-1pm, July 27-31
Begins: Monday, July 27
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$70/$59.50 OI members

July 27-31, 2020: “I’ve Got Talent” Camp (CANCELED)
Designed to encourage individual expression through the joy of movement. Children will be taught a variety of dance disciplines & acrobatics that promote physical fitness. We’ll work in groups to create original choreography while incorporating singing and lip sync to create a unique performance. (Limit 18)

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Ages: Elementary age boys & girls
Meets: 1pm-3:30pm, July 27-31
Begins: Monday, July 27
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$95/$80.75 OI members

August 3-7, 2020: Ballerina Boot Camp
Designed for students who are aspiring to be part of a dance company. This company contains a comprehensive curriculum designed to prepare dancers for fall classes. (Limit 20)

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Ages: 8 & up
Meets: 5-8pm, August 3-7
Begins: Monday, August 3
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Teaching artists of OI’s School of Dance

$100/$85 OI members