Dance Camp in Kansas City
Summer Day Camp for Members + Guests, Entering 1st-4th Grade
5 Weekly Sessions
9 am - 4 pm M-F
Weekly FT: $462 Guest | $304 Member
20 Camper Maximum + 5 Camper Minimum
J Camp is full and enrollment is now CLOSED for 2020.
After careful consideration, we are sorry to announce that we have decided to cancel Early + Late Care and Week 1 of J Camp for Summer 2020
Our Dance Camp in Kansas City includes special dance instruction in jazz, hip-hop, ballet, and tap for two hours each morning. Maggie Osgood Nicholls, director of Encore! at The J, and her staff will provide the dance instruction for all dance camp sessions. Each session, the students learn dances to music from a certain movie that they get to view at the end of the week. Some examples have been Annie, Emoji Movie, The Greatest Showman, The Lego Movie, and many more.
In the afternoon campers will participate in swimming, crafts, and other fun J Camp activities. Campers need to have their hair pulled up, wear dance attire, and appropriate dance shoes. Campers will perform in our Parents Watch Showcase on Friday afternoons at 2:00 pm. Please bring a water bottle and a great attitude! Miss Maggie has a limited number of dance shoes available for rent or purchase.
New for 2020: Campers who have previously taken Encore lessons may enroll in Lyrical/Acro Dance Camp in Week 2.
"I felt that when my daughter did Dance Camp, she really improved the way she handles her anxiety and nervousness. By the second showcase she used both tools she learned and I was so proud of her." - J Camp Parent
New this year! For Encore students entering 1st - 4th Grade. Students will need either lyrical, jazz, or ballet shoes and dance attire. Previous lessons with Encore required. Limit of 12 participants.
♦ Week 2 (June 8-12): Lyrical/Acro - Exclusive for Encore students interested in extra lyrical and acro training.
Dance Camp Sessions
Open to all youth entering 1st - 4th grade; no previous experience or lessons required.
♦ Week 3 (June 15-19): Jazz/Hip-Hop Combo - Dance Campers will study the technique of classic jazz with the funk of hip-hop. Students will need to wear either jazz or ballet shoes & tennis shoes.
♦ Week 4 (June 22-26): Tap/Ballet Combo - Dance Campers will study classical ballet and learn the rhythm of tap. Students will need to wear appropriate dance shoes & tennis shoes.
♦ Week 6 (July 6-10): Jazz/Hip-Hop Combo - Dance Campers will study the technique of classic jazz with the funk of hip-hop. Students will need to wear either jazz or ballet shoes & tennis shoes.
♦ Week 7 (July 13-17): Tap/Ballet Combo - Dance Campers will study classical ballet and learn the rhythm of tap. Students will need to wear appropriate dance shoes & tennis shoes.
Online enrollment will open February 14 at 8:00 am!
Use the enrollment link below for instructions. The Enroll Now button will be on that page when it is available.
Weekly Fees: ♦ FT: $462 for Guests | $304 for J Members