Amazing Summer Camps 2016!

Weekly, from June 13th – August 19th in Southern Marin
Monday to Friday, from 9:00am to 2:00pm, with extended care available. 

Joy of Dance Ballet School offers a wonderful, fanciful, creative day camp program for 10 weeks this summer. 

These inspiring camps welcome boys and girls and use themes from famous ballets such as Swan Lake, Coppélia, The Nutcracker and Carnival of Animals to expose campers to music, choreography and art experiences that broaden their understanding of dance, art and themselves.

Our sessions have no more than 15 children in attendance so there is ample individual attention for each camper.

Our mission is to offer a camp that awakens young dancers to the beauty, grace and joy of ballet, while being creative, and HAVING LOTS OF FUN!!

  • Teacher: Jacqueline Low has over 38 years of experience as a ballet and modern dancer, teacher and choreographer.
  • Where: Harmonia, 2200 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965
  • Ages: All camps are open to children Ages: 3 to 12 years old. Attendees that are between the ages of 9 to 12 will become, “Dance Assistants in Training.” A fun opportunity for older students to mentor the younger ones while learning.

Download our Summer Camp 2016 Themes quick guide

Summer Dance Camps 2016

Day and Time Description Dates and Price
Summer Dance Camp, Week 01 Our camp begins with the most popular ballet of all ballets-

Swan lake: Music by Tchaikovsky, this famous ballet based on a Russian folk tale tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by a sorcier’s spell.

An alternate theme for this week is Mamma Mia, a musical based on ABBA songs!

Ages: 3-8 *(ages 9-12 dance assistants)

June 13-17
Hours 9AM to 2PM
5 days, $400.00register_new

Summer Dance Camp, Week 02 The theme for this week is the fun and beloved ballet-

The Nutcracker: Music by Tchaikovsky, this popular ballet explains how the Prince was turned into the Nutcracker and through many adventures in beautiful fanciful lands, the young heroine Marie follows him until he is transformed to his usual self.

An alternate for this week is the Carnival of Animals, a musical suite of fourteen movements with fourteen different types of animals by the French composer Camille Saint-Saens.

Ages: 3-8 *(ages 9-12 dance assistants)

June 20-24
Hours 9AM to 2PM
5 days, $400.00register_new

Summer Dance Camp, Week 03 The theme for this week is a well known, dramatic ballet-

Sleeping Beauty: Music by Tchaikovsky. A familiar favorite ballet. The premise: The King and his Queen have welcomed their first child, Princess Aurora, and declare a grand christening ceremony to honor her. Six fairies are invited to the ceremony to bestow gifts on the child. Each fairy represents a virtue or positive trait, such as beauty, courage, sweetness, musical talent, and mischief…

As an alternate for this week, students will create a ballet with the theme of Fluttering faeries based on faerie scenes from famous ballets.

Ages: 3-8 *(ages 9-12 dance assistants)

June 27-July 1
Hours 9AM to 2PM
5 days, $400.00register_new

Summer Dance Camp, Week 04 The theme for this week is a classic-

The Little Mermaid: San Francisco ballet performed this wonderful ballet last year.

As an alternate we will work on pieces based on Cinderella

Ages: 3-8 *(ages 9-12 dance assistants)

July 5-8
Hours 9AM to 2PM
4 days, $320.00register_new

Summer Dance Camp, Week 05 Our theme this week is full of humor and theatre-

Coppelia;  is a comic ballet originally choreographed by Arthur Saint-Léon to the music of  Léo Delibes. The synopsis; Dr. Coppélius is a doctor who has made a life-size dancing doll. It is so lifelike that Franz, a village youth, becomes infatuated with it and sets aside his true heart’s desire, Swanhilda. She shows him his folly by dressing as the doll, pretending to make it come to life and ultimately saving him from an untimely end at the hands of the inventor.

As an alternate for this week, students will create a ballet with the theme of Fluttering faeries based on faerie scenes from famous ballets.

Ages: 3-8 *(ages 9-12 dance assistants)

July 11-15
Hours 9AM to 2PM
5 days, $400.00register_new

Summer Dance Camp, Week 06 The theme for this week is the most fun and beloved ballet-

The Nutcracker: Music by Tchaikovsky, this popular ballet explains how the Prince was turned into the Nutcracker and through many adventures in beautiful fanciful lands, the young heroine Marie follows him until he is transformed to his usual self.

As an alternate this week, we will work on parts from Sleeping beauty.

Ages: 3-8 *(ages 9-12 dance assistants)

July 18-22
Hours 9AM to 2PM
5 days, $400.00register_new

Summer Dance Camp, Week 07 This week the theme is the most popular ballet of all ballets-

Swan lake: Music by Tchaikovsky, this famous ballet based on a Russian folk tale tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by a sorcerer’s spell.

An alternate theme for this week is Mamma Mia, a musical based on ABBA songs!

Ages: 3-8 *(ages 9-12 dance assistants)

July 25-29
Hours 9AM to 2PM
5 days, $400.00register_new

Summer Dance Camp, Week 08 This week the theme is full of humor and theatre-

Coppelia;  a comic ballet originally choreographed by Arthur Saint-Léon to the music of  Léo Delibes. The synopsis; Dr. Coppélius is a doctor who has made a life-size dancing doll. It is so lifelike that Franz, a village youth, becomes infatuated with it and sets aside his true heart’s desire, Swanhilda. She shows him his folly by dressing as the doll, pretending to make it come to life and ultimately saving him from an untimely end at the hands of the inventor.

San Francisco ballet performed this wonderful ballet last year, The little Mermaid will be the alternate theme for this week.

Ages: 3-8 *(ages 9-12 dance assistants)

August 1-5
Hours 9AM to 2PM
5 days, $400.00register_new

Summer Dance Camp, Week 09 The theme this week is ENERGY-

Mamma Mia, a musical based on ABBA songs!

As an alternate for this week, we will work on pieces from The Firebird, music by Stravinsky. 

Firebird synopsis; The ballet centers on the journey of its hero, Prince Ivan, who strays into a magical realm. On his journey he is given an enchanted feather…

Ages: 3-8 *(ages 9-12 dance assistants)

August 8-12
Hours 9AM to 2PM
5 days, $400.00register_new

Summer Dance Camp, Week 10 The theme for this week is a well known, dramatic ballet-

Sleeping Beauty: Music by Tchaikovsky. A familiar favorite ballet. The premise: The King and his Queen have welcomed their first child, Princess Aurora, and declare a grand christening ceremony to honor her. Six fairies are invited to the ceremony to bestow gifts on the child. Each fairy represents a virtue or positive trait, such as beauty, courage, sweetness, musical talent, and mischief…

As an alternate this week, we will work on parts from The Nutcracker

Ages: 3-8 *(ages 9-12 dance assistants)


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August 15-19Hours 9AM to 2PM
5 days, $400.00
  • Typical Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 – 9:15 – Welcome children, talk about the day and week.

  • 9:15- 10:15 – Ballet stretching and strengthening exercises as well as ballet barre

  • 10:15- 10:45 – Bathroom/ snack time/ read books

  • 10:45- 12:15 – Art related to the ballet theme of the week, fun theater exercises, work on choreography

  • 12:15- 1 PM – Lunch. Outside play and dress up creative play

  • 1 PM–2 PM – Either watch a DVD of the ballet they are studying or read stories about the ballet of the week.

  • 2PM – Closing the day activities, Pick-up time