The Wilmington Ballet offers three summer programs: Ballet Princess Camp (Ages 3-5), Summer Intensive Dance Camp (ages 6+) and Adult Ballet Summer Intensive Weekend.  See descriptions below: 

Take class with New York City Ballet Principal Abi Stafford and other professional guest instructors this summer!  See Level 3/4 program description below for more details.

Princess Creative Dance Camp

July 10 - 14   |     9am - 12pm Cost: $175        FULL

July 17 - 21   |     9am - 12pm Cost: $175        Full

aug. 7 - 11     ǀ     9Am - 12pm Cost: $175        FULL

Does your little one like to twirl around the house like a ballerina? Does she enjoy dressing up and hearing stories about princesses like Elsa and Anna, Cinderella and Ariel? Send her to one or all of our Ballet Princess Camps!

Our five day, three hours per day camp offers a magical experience for the little princess, aged 3 – 5 years old:

  • Learn Creative Dance and Basic Ballet Movements
  • Dance in an end-of-the-week performance
  • Create pretty crafts
  • Enjoy snack time
  • Hear stories of fairytale princesses

Adult Summer Intensive Weekend

Spend a whole weekend working on your ballet technique and floor work with fellow dance enthusiasts.  Then, try some contemporary dance and round out the experience with pilates and relaxing yoga.  A great way to improve your strength and flexibility while having FUN!

august 26 & 27 |   10am - 4pm  Cost:  $200 (Both days), $125 (one day only)         Register→

Summer Intensive Program

A ballet intensive course, for children 6+ years, focusing on classical ballet technique, ballet repertoire, pointe work for advanced students, choreographic workshop, and contemporary/modern technique.  Each week will focus on a theme from a popular ballet.  *Please indicate in the registration notes if you will require before and after care. 10% discount for full payment before March 15th.

Cinderella  July 10 - 14 (Levels 1 & 3/4 only)

Swan Lake July 17-21 (Levels 2 & 3/4 only)

Nutcracker July 24 - 28 (Levels 1, 2 & 3/4) 

Romeo and Juliet July 31 - Aug. 4 (Levels 1, 2 & 3/4)

Level 1

Level 1 (Ages 6 & Up)

Beginner students are taught with emphasis on careful repetition of basic positions, turnout and port de bras while learning about the themed ballet of the week.  Students learn an ensemble piece to be performed at the end of each session.  Class meets Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 3:00 PM.  $200/session.  With before and after care from 9-10AM and 3-5PM cost is $275 (*indicate in notes section).

session 1  July 10 - 14             Register→

session 3 July 24 - 28            Register→

session 4 JUly 31-Aug 4         register→

level 2

Level 2 (Ages 8 & up)

Students focus on the syllabus, increasing their vocabulary and execution of steps while learning elements of the themed ballet of the week.  Class emphasizes quality execution of basic positions, turnout and port de bras.  Students learn an ensemble piece to be performed at the end of each session.  Class meets Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.  $200/session.  With before and after care from 9-10AM and 3-5PM cost is $275 (*indicate in notes section).

session 2 july 17-21            register→

session 3 July 24-28           register→

session 4 July 31-Aug 4      register→

level 3 & 4

Students will pursue studies in advanced ballet technique, repertoire, pointe (if previously approved) and Pas de Deux and be coached in classical ballet solos from Petipa ballets.   Various forms of contemporary dance will also be explored.  Special guest instructors weekly!  Session 1 & 2 Class meets Monday - Friday, Noon - 5:00 PM.  $250/session.
Session 3 & 4 - Class meets Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 5 PM.  $350/session. 

Special guest instructors include:

  • Abi Stafford, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer - July 24th
  • Yosbel Delgado, Formerly of Pennsylvania Ballet - July 31th
  • Loren Groenendaal, Founding Artistic Director of Vervet Dance - July 17th

 

session 1 july 10 - 14             register→

session 2 July 17 - 21            register→

session 3 July 24 - 28           register

Session 4 july 31 - aug. 4     Register→