Hands-on Creative Dance Camps
At Études de Ballet, we offer themed, hands-on creative dance camps that include arts & crafts, face painting, puppet shows, dress-up, outdoor and indoor fun and games, healthy snacks and DANCE! Campers may choose to attend a three-hour morning or afternoon session, or our age 4 and older campers have the option of staying all day. Early bird drop-off is available to families needing to arrive before the normal start time. During the week-long summer camps, we end the week with a short performance. Mini camps may also be available during holiday breaks.
Our camp director is Simone Hoagboon. Her assistants are hand-selected, earning class time and letters of recommendation for their portfolios.
Available for children ages 3-12, campers must be potty-trained, must have had daycare or school experience, and be able to separate from parents for the duration of enrolled camp hours.
Come on in and put your imagination to work!
Mini-Intensive & Dance Intensive
Mini and Junior Intensive: Offered to ages 5 through 8. Drop your dancer off for a morning jampacked full of classes! From 9:00 am to 1:30 pm your little dancer can experience Ballet, Tap, Musical theater, Acro, and Hip Hop with a highly credible staff.
Dance Intensives: The EDB summer Intensives are aimed at dedicated dancers who are serious about improving their dance skills. The dancers will be challenged technically and artistically whilst working on increasing their flexibility and strength. Our much sort after guest faculty includes Julian Adair, Leslie Irons and Alexander Gomes Barbosa. Classes will include ballet, pointe, repertoire, the art of choreography, modern, lyrical, jazz, musical theater, acro and tap and the intensives run 7 - 8 hours each day.
Meet our Guest Teachers
Alexandre, from Brazil, currently dancing with the Orlando Ballet. Trained on the Vaganova method by former principal dancer of Stuttgart Ballet, Patricia Salgado, former soloist of Mariinsky Ballet and teacher of Vaganova Ballet Academy, Maria Vakhrucheva, and former director of Bolshoi Ballet Brazil, Sergio Lobato. Danced with the Sarasota Ballet for 2 years under the direction of two stars of Royal Ballet, Iain Webb and Margaret Barbieri. Performed some of the greatest ballets as Ivanov’s Raymonda, Ashton’s The Dream, Ashton’s Two Pigeons, Balanchine’s Theme and Variation, Balanchine’s Jewels, Balanchine’s Agon, Bournoville’s Napoli, Bournoville’s Flower Festival. Worked with dancers and ballet master as Marcelo Gomes, Friedmann Vogel, Anthony Dowel, Paul Boos, Christopher Caar, Alessio Carbone, David Bintley, Julian Moss, Sandra Jenning, Wendy Whelan, Xander Parish, Robert Hill, Yan Chen, Phillip Broomhead and many others..
Julian Adair is a noted choreographer, dance educator, performer, author, arts photographer, and director. She began her formal dance training in 1973 and earned a B.F.A. in dance from Creighton University in 1987. Having performed and choreographed professionally throughout the Midwest, there are more 150 than productions to her credit. A two-time recipient of the Theater Arts Guild Outstanding Achievement in Choreography Award and winner of the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Outstanding Choreographer. In 1993 Adair Dance Academy was founded, followed by Ever After Productions in 2006 both under her direction, furthering her mission of promoting creativity and the performing arts through training, production opportunities and creative outlets.
Lesli Irons was born and raised in Naples, Florida where she began studying dance from a young age at Etudes de Ballet. During high school, Lesli studied classical ballet as she completed all of the ‘Royal Academy of Dance’ ballet examinations including her ’Solo Seal’ performance. She also had the opportunity to study pre-professionally with multiple dance companies including Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Lesli has won numerous competition dance titles, professional company scholarships, and awards for her choreography. Upon graduating high school; however, Lesli switched her focus over to visual arts and graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. Lesli has since moved to Orlando, FL and is excited to be dancing professionally for the Walt Disney World company in a show titled ‘Festival of the Lion King’. She is also currently getting ready for the company’s holiday event, ‘Micky’s Not So Scary Halloween’.