Summer Dance Camps and Intensives

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

2021 Summer Day Camps are now online for viewing only. The member’s only registration period takes place March 8-10. During this time, OI members may call to register for their desired camps. Public registration opens March 11.

If you are not an OI member and wish to take advantage of the member’s only registration period, click here to purchase a membership or call 304-242-4200.

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 7-11, 2021: Internet Safety & Self Defense
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.

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Ages: 12-18
Meets: 4-5pm June 7-11
Begins: Monday, June 7
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Lieutenant Matt Taylor

$70/$60 OI members

June 7-July 30, 2021: 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 14-18, 2021: 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 14-18
Begins: Monday, June 14
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$100/$85 OI members

June 14-18, 2021: 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 14-18
Begins: Monday, June 14
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$95/$80 OI members

June 14-18, 2021: 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 14
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$70/$60 OI members

June 21-25, 2021: 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.

Students must bring their own lunch, water bottle and yoga mat.

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Ages: 6-21
Meets: June 21-25
Begins: Monday, June 21
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): TBA

$350 per student

July 12-16, 2021: Annie Musical Camp
Help the sun come out “tomorrow” through the exploration of dance, theater and music. A performance will take place at 1:30pm Friday, July 16 at the Stifel Fine Arts Center for family & friends.

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Ages: grades K-7
Meets: 9am-3pm July 12-16
Begins: Monday, July 12
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo and Kimberlee Kafana

$175/$150 OI members (Includes t-shirt)

July 12-16, 2021: Advanced Tumbling and Acrobatics (NEW!)
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.

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Ages: Mixed ages, based on skill level
Meets: 4-5pm July 12-16
Begins: Monday, July 12
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$70/$60 OI members

July 12-16, 2021: 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 12-16
Begins: Monday, July 12
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$70/$60 OI members

July 26-30, 2021: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 26
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$70/$60 OI members