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Summer Camps That Offer Dance Programs for Campers in Manhattan

Summer Camps That Offer Dance Programs for Campers in Manhattan

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Participating in dance programs has numerous physical and emotional benefits for children. Dance can help increase strength and endurance, coordination, and flexibility; promote maturity and respect; encourage self-awareness, self-expression, and self-confidence; and boost happiness. But if your child’s regular dance program doesn’t offer dance classes during the summer months, though most of them to, we’ve compiled a list of summer camps that offer dance classes, as well as summer dance programs in Manhattan, including locations in Upper East Side, Battery Park City, Upper West Side, Downtown Manhattan, Lower East Side, Nomad, and Greenwich Village.

92Y Camps
1395 Lexington Ave.; New York, NY | Upper East Side
212-415-5573

We have a one-week dance intensive on our campgrounds (Zoom-In!) where campers study choreography, singing, and show production. Additional dance programs can be found at our 92Y NYC location.

Asphalt Green
555 E. 90th St.
212-298-7900

Feel the rhythm at Asphalt Green Summer Day Camp! Campers move to the beat during the camp talent show, color war performances, and more.

Avenues The World School
540 West 26th Street
646-664-0982

Avenues The World School
540 West 26th Street
646-664-0982

This weeklong camp will explore the exciting world of ballet and will introduce campers to classical ballets such as Swan Lake, Firebird, and Cinderella. Children will also have the opportunity to make their own props, costume pieces, and scenery for their final performance on the last day of camp.

Ballet Academy East
1651 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10128
212-410-9140

Ballet, modern, tap and jazz focus on developing young dancers’ strength, flexibility, and musicality, while instilling a love and appreciation of dance. Summerdance culminates with two special in-studio performances, presented at the end of weeks four and eight, highlighting all that the children have learned.

BOLD Arts
Upper East Side & Upper West Side
419-349-2465

BOLD Arts invites children to join in a week of dance, which culminates in a high-energy, original dance performance to live music. Participants are immersed in a thought-provoking theme used to inspire their show. Together, we build a performance using student-made scenery, costumes, and dances created by the group.

Broadway Dance Center Children & Teens
37 W65th St • NYC, NY 10023
212-457-0035

Move, learn, and grow with Broadway Dance Center Children and Teens this summer! Our one-week dance camps are the perfect way for children to learn about dance, and create memories. Designed for movers of all levels, our camps give students the opportunity to try a variety of styles.

Camp Clio
YMCA Camp Jewell 6 Prock Hill Road Colebrook, CT
984-439-2308

Camp Clio
YMCA Camp Jewell 6 Prock Hill Road Colebrook, CT
984-439-2308

Friday night dance parties playing the latest dance music are a great way to celebrate the end of a week. Come join our counselors and campers and learn a few new steps.

Camp Settoga
127 Call Hollow Road
646-505-4430

Movement and dance are offered throughout our performing arts programming, which provides creative opportunities to express themselves in ways that are uniquely them. Settoga also offers drama games, improv, songwriting, and music.

China Institute
100 Washington St., Downtown Manhattan
212-744-8181 x110

China Institute is NYC’s leading school of Chinese Studies and offers a fun and immersive Day Camp tailored to student’s age and abilities. In addition to language instruction, a variety of activities include music and dance.

Deer Mountain Day Camp
63 Call Hollow Rd
845-354-2727

Taught by working and professional actors, dancers, and musicians, our performing arts program allows campers to discover talent in exciting group performances—and shine on their own stage. Deer Mountain campers sing, dance, act, perform, and play instruments. We offer General Music, Drama and Improv, Musical Theater, Rock Band, and Dance.

Deerkill Day Camp
54 Wilder Road
845-354-1466

Dwight Summer Camp
2116 First Ave., Upper East Side
917-551-6424

Dance and music are included in our summer programs and campers are encouraged to express themselves through movement and music!

Harbor Haven Day Camp
West Orange, New Jersey
908-964-5411

Hip-hop and exercise dance at Harbor Haven is a joyous and fun experience for all. Expertly implemented by our dynamic "dance" specialist, all ages enjoy this activity either weekly or by elective.

Imagine Works Youth Theatre
115 MacDougal St.
347-878-3813

We have an hour-long dance class for all campers where they practice fundamental dance skills, and learn Broadway, jazz, tap, and hip-hop choreography. Campers also have the chance to choreograph their own dances in groups! All campers dance in our main stage production.

Martial Arts Family Studio
290 Mulberry St. New York, NY 10012
646-335-5034

Come to spend this summer at Martial Arts Family Studio. You will do martial arts, dance, disco party, crafts, learn a new language (Japanese, Russian, Korean or Spanish), and water play outside every day. Weeks and single day option available.

Montessori International Summer Camp
347 East 55th St.
212-223-4630

Dance classes (Zumba, Hip-Hop, Broadway Musical Theatre) are taught by professionals who come in weekly. Children perform at Friday assemblies! Yoga is another popular option with all ages.

New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
39 W 19th Street
212-812-4035

In this course, students will explore an array of dance styles by executing choreography from a selection of ensemble numbers from a variety of musicals. Students, from the complete beginner to the advanced dancer will be challenged.

Oasis Camp in Central Park
795 Columbus Ave., Upper West Side
646-698-1800

Oasis offers a wide range of creative programming. The activities are designed to allow campers to use their imaginations and express themselves artistically. Theatre arts, music, dance, arts and crafts are all part of the wide variety of creative fare offered at Oasis.

Oasis Camp in Downtown
285 Delancey St., Downtown Manhattan
646-519-5058

Oasis offers a wide-range of creative programming. The activities are designed to allow campers to use their imaginations and express themselves artistically. Theatre arts, music, dance, and arts and crafts are all part of the wide variety of creative fare offered at Oasis.

Pierce Country Day Camp
37 Mineola Ave., Roslyn, NY 11576
516-621-2211

Pierce offers a broad-based traditional day camp curriculum that includes a wide range of arts activities. Campers in our program can expect to spend about one third of their scheduled day engaging in arts-focused programming. Swimming and athletics/adventure activities comprise the rest of the schedule.

Pusteblume International Preschool
244 W. 14th St., Greenwich Village
212-206-1137

When your body moves, your mind works better. Dancing and talking in the target language is a wonderful combination to learn and support a language.

Pusteblume International Preschool
244 West 14th Street
212-206-1137

Movement is so important and the kids will get ample opportunity to "shake their sillies out." These movement exercises are also a good way to get to know each other.

Tabor Summer Camp
66 Spring St.
508-291-8342

Tabor Summer Camp offers engaging activities and enrichment courses such as: Art, Basketball, Clay, Crafts, Drama, ESL, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Marine Science, Photography, Sailing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Theater Arts, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, and more. Please browse through our website to find out more about our wonderful opportunities.

Third Street Music School Settlement
435 E. 11th St., New York, NY East Village
212-777-3240

Summer Dance Workshop at Third Street is a high-energy summer intensive program for students with a minimum of one year of experience. Featuring classes in Ballet, Tap, Hip-Hop and African Dance, students take daily technique classes, create and rehearse new works, develop confidence, and make lasting friendships.

USC Gymnastics &Baseball Training Facility
636 South Broadway Yonkers NY - Bronx/ Riverdale Neighborhood
914-965-2619

Hip-hop dance is oh so fun! Kids have a blast when learning to put together hip-hop dance moves old and new into funky routines with our dance instructor “Ric Long”! Kids get the experience of listening to the old school and new school beats of Hip-hop!


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