Dancers of all abilities levels and style interests will improve their skills and expand their dancing repertoire by attending Grier Summer.
Campers interested in dance are placed in classes according to their ability levels.
Classes offered include: stretch and strength, ballet and jazz technique, modern and contemporary, as well as, choreography.
Summer dance classes focus on preparing each dancer to perform in choreographed routines, which are performed at a show held at the end of camp. Campers learn small and large group numbers, which combine elements from a variety of styles.
Depending on a dancer’s experience, they may participate in more than one 90 minute class per day. Intermediate dancers participate in two dance activity periods for a total of 3 hours per day, 5 days per week.
Dance Intensive Programs are now offered during both 3-week camp sessions for serious intermediate to advanced dancers age 12-17. Dancers interested in the intensive programs must audition upon their arrival at Grier Summer for proper placement. These dancers receive instruction from Jocelyn Hrzic, Head of the Grier School's Dance Department, choreographer, and coach of the school’s award winning dance team. Campers in Dance Intensive Programs spend three activity periods dancing for a total of 4½ hours, 5 days per week. Intensive classes emphasize students’ strengths, technique, musicality, and performance qualities.
When dancers are not in the dance studio, they may participate in all camp activities. Dancers can choose to explore other interests such as: pottery, mixed media, aquatics, creative writing, yoga, or musical theater.
Dance classes are held in our 9,600 square foot Performing Arts Center on the Grier Campus. Our facility has a state of the art floor and sound system and is the perfect environment for spending the summer practicing and performing.