Camps

Come join us for Vermont Youth Dancers summer camps!

We offer week-long day camps for children of all ages.  Campers practice dance technique, storytelling and acting skills, and typically present a VYD-style performance at the end of the week.

Some camps focus on recreating recent VYD shows, including actual choreography from the shows and working with camp counselors who are also VYD members.  Younger campers enjoy similar experiences focused on recreating well known fairy tales.

This year’s camp schedule is listed below.

REGISTRATION MATERIALS available by emailing [email protected]

June 20-24

The Shoemakers & the Elves (ages 4-6)   [1:00-5:00pm]

Just as 2 shoemakers are running out of supplies for their shoe shop, and their hope to stay
open, mysterious help is given in the night. Who is are these unknown friends? Come join this
fun week of storytelling and dance! Movement games, choreography, acting
development….and don’t forget to put your shoe size on your registration form for our craft! A
VYD style show at the end of the week to top off the fun. Come build new dance and acting
skills and make new friends! For dancers ages (4-6). Cost $165

June 27-July 1

Wizard of Oz  (ages 7-12) [8:30am-12:30pm]

Come learn new dance and acting skills as we recreate a shortened version VYD’s latest
production “Far From Home: In Search of the Emerald City”. Learn dances from this year’s
show from it’s cast members and enjoy acting games and activities that will introduce you to
your character whether it might be Dorothy, A Witch, A Poppy or a A Monkey. There are so
many fun characters to play in this colorful and show with roles suitable to many different ages
and skill levels! Appropriate for dancers ages 7-12. Cost $165

July 11-15

Cricket In Times Square (ages 6-9)   [8:30am-12:30pm]

Based on the novel by George Selden, a Cricket from Connecticut mistakenly boards a train
and has many adventures in New York City as she makes many friends at a newsstand and
draws crowds with the wonderful music she plays. Campers will tell this story through dance
at a VYD style show at week’s end, while working and playing this week learning choreography,
acting & movement games, and an art project while building new friendships. Lyrical, jazz, and
hip hop dance styles incorporated in this fun camp! For ages 6-9. Cost $165

July 11-15

Immortals, A Hero’s Journey on Mt. Olympus (ages 11 & up)[4:30pm-8:30pm]

Have you always wanted to explore the world of the Greek Gods! Now’s your chance to be a
dancer in VYD’s beloved summer production of “Immortals”. Sure to challenge dancers in
classes Levels 3 and up, we will incorporate original choreography from the 2021 production
into our camp performance at the end of the week. Designed for dancers ages 11 and up.
Cost $165

July 18-21

Stone Soup (ages 7-10)   [8:30am-12:30pm]

When mysterious strangers arrive in a hungry town, they convince the villagers to share what
they have to make a meal that no one will forget! Daily activities will help develop both dance
and acting skills. Explore this classic fairytale about sharing and community with Vermont
Youth Dancers this summer. For ages 7-10. Cost $165