Story Dance Theatre Camps


Come join in the fun as we bring to life classical ballets!!

Nine to noon, Monday - Friday

June 12 -16 ~ Cinderella

June 18 - 23 ~ Winter Wonderland

June 26 - June 30 ~ Tropical Adventures


July 10 - 14 ~ Firebird

July 17 - 21 ~ Super Heroes

July 24 - 28 ~ Magic Slippers


August 7 - 11 ~ Dragon’s Kingdom

August 14 - 18 ~ The Sleeping Beauty

August 21 - 25 ~ Princess Aurora’s Wedding


Boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 8 learn the elements of dance through the exploration of movement and directed play.  Our young dancers design movement phrases that support the story line of a popular ballet.


All dancers enjoy coloring book time, and story time,

as well as creative movement, pre-ballet and rhythm exploration classes.  Healthy snacks are provided.


At the close of each camp, family and friends are

invited to watch the production we build during the week.


Dance campers should wear comfortable clothing and dance shoes or bare feet.

Sharon McClellan, Director of Children’s Curriculum

Summer Ballet Academy


Our Summer Ballet Academy is serious fun for serious dancers. The Academy will offer modern, improv, jazz, character, body conditioning, repertory and dance history in addition to at least one daily ballet technique class.  Dance history with video survey are included along with anatomy and an art project.  The week culminates with a small showcase. Dancers must audition for Academy placement, call the office for an appointment. (919-932-2676)


Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 5:00

Aug 7 - 11 The Sleeping Beauty


Pink tights, pink ballet slippers, character shoes, character skirt and stage make up are required for both levels.  Summer Ballet Academy 2 dancers who are on pointe need pointe shoes.  SBA 1 dancers should be at least  9 years old and have two years of dance training.


Audrey Fenske and Devin Sweet, Faculty


Each summer ballet academy will perform

at the UNC Children’s Hospital.

Private Coaching


We will build a summer program just for you.  Whether you are an advanced dancer staying closer to home this summer,

or an intermediate dancer wishing to focus on technical skill, we will work with you to develop your own special summer course.  You can learn your favorite variations or develop your choreographic skill.  Or build a program on the basics of turns, jumps, or musicality. You will be a partner in developing a summer intensive just for you.  Classes are private or semi-private. 

Contact Lauren Lorentz de Haas to discuss your

very personal summer intensive.

Ballet Boot Camp


Designed to bridge the gap between our academic year and summer classes, our one-week Boot Camps includes:

Body Conditioning - Stretch - Ballet Technique &

Pointe Work from 5:30 - 8:00 Monday - Thursday

June 5 - 9, July 3 - 7, and Aug 21/22 & 24/25

Level 1 for dancers in Stage 3 A and B

Level 2 for dancers in Stage 3 C and higher.


Pink tights, pink ballet slippers, and pointe shoes are required.

Kate Currin, Lauren Lorentz de Haas and Abbie Stone, Faculty

Summer Programs

2017

Advanced ballet summer intensive


Monday - Friday

June 12 - June 30 from 11:30 - 6:00


ballet ~ pointe ~

contemporary ~ yoga

body conditioning ~ character

jazz with special classes

for allegro, turns and adagio


Rene Aumiller - Contemporary and Kinesiology

Audrey Fenske - Ballet, Pointe and Jazz

Lydia McCrae - Ballet and Variations

Amelia Schwartz - Music Theory for Dancers

Ray Eliot Schwartz - Contemporary

Devin Sweet -  Ballet, Character  and Partnering

Continuing Curriculum

Stage One Pre-Ballet Classes - For young dancers 3 to 7

Saturday 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. 3-4-year olds

Saturday 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. 5-year olds

Saturday 10:45 -11:45 a.m. 6-7-year-olds



Stage Three Level C and D - Ballet Technique for dancers 12 

& older with at least 4 years of training

Monday - Thursday 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

with pointe class to follow 7:30 - 8:00 p.m.


Stage Four and up - Ballet Technique for dancers 14

& older with at least 6 years of training

Monday - Thursday 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

with pointe class to follow 7:30 - 8:00 p.m.



Adult Open Classes

Beginning Adult Ballet - Sunday 2:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Intermediate Adult Ballet - Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

from 10:00 -11:30 a.m.

Young Dancer’s Ballet Lab


For our younger and more serious dance students in

Stage 2 A & B and Stage 3 A & B this two and a hour class meets Monday through Thursday from 4:00 - 6:00 including:

Body Conditioning - Stretch - Ballet Technique &

with a section focusing on Turns, Jumps and Adage.

June 19 - 22, July 17 - 20, July 24 - 28,

Aug 14 - 17, and Aug 21- 24


Pink tights, pink ballet slippers, and pointe shoes are required.

Kate Currin, Lauren Lorentz de Haas and Abbie Stone, Faculty

Summer Registration FormSummer_Programs_files/Summer%20Registration%202017.pdf

Broadway on Tour


This high energy summer camp focuses on Jazz and the Great American Musical.  In addition to jazz, and lyrical contemporary and ballet, dancers will get  body conditioning, repertory and dance history.  The week culminates with a small showcase that performs in three area locations.

Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 5:00

July 10 - 14 The Great American Musical


Broadway on Tour dancers should be at least  9 years old and have two years of dance training.


Audrey Fenske and Devin Sweet, Faculty

Check back soon for information about our Dance Intensives at the

Durham Arts Council.

Photo by Steve Clarke

Rosita Adamo

TYB 2004

Performing with Phildanco,

Philadellphia, PA