Summer and Vacation Programming

A Time To Explore

Summer Programs

Teen Dance Intensive

The Ascendance Teen Intensive program gives dance students the opportunity to immerse themselves in creative and technical dance study in a supportive, community educational environment. Students participate in daily dance technique classes, explore their own creative movement ideas, and are introduced to yoga practice and conditioning for dancers. Focus is placed on technical clarity, expression and musicality, expanding movement vocabulary, and becoming a stronger, more versatile performer.

July 22-August 2, ages 13-19, 9AM-4PM

Single-week option (July 22-26) is available.


Intermediate Dance Intensive

Immerse yourself in the world of dance through daily technique classes as well as repertoire, and dance history. Dancers will explore ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance with our outstanding faculty, and will be introduced to new movement modalities with our Guest Artists. Students are further engaged with enrichment classes such body conditioning and yoga to introduce students to a more diverse curriculum. This workshop concludes with an in-studio presentation for family and friends. The Intermediate Intensive is a wonderful opportunity for dancers to hone their skills and discover new styles of dance.

July 8-12, ages 9-12, 9AM-3PM


Children's Summer Program

It’s the perfect blend for the curious kid who wants to dip their toes in a little of everything!

Our children’s program emphasizes the benefits of being active, having fun, and taking on individual and group challenges in a supportive environment. Woven into each theme – imaginative, & creative activities with guest artists specializing in dance, music, and expressive arts.

Children will develop dance technique and improvisation skills while working alongside special master teachers trained in Jazz, Hip Hop, & Contemporary movement. Each day we will walk to Art Always to create visual art, weaving in special themes of the week. Outside play time is built into the schedule, weather permitting.

Join us for a creative, engaging, & SUPER FUN interdisciplinary performing arts experience!

July 15-19: Up Up & Away- A discovery week dedicated to flight

August 5-9: Summer Safari- Animal adaptations & adventures

August 12-16: Mix It Up- Yo-yo, music, juggling- oh my! For the curious kid at heart

$325 9AM-3PM, ages 6-9 

Half day sessions, sibling and multi-week registration discounts available.

Vacation Programs

February Vacation Programming

Coming in 2020! The Return of “Page To Stage”

Following it’s successful debut, we are bringing to you a NEW “Page to Stage” February vacation workshop dedicated to the magic of the Theater! It’s all about exploration, creativity, and self-discovery as we learn about different styles of dramatic arts. Drama games and improv are part of the fun along with daily lessons in musical theater dance, singing, and art .

Our interdisciplinary arts week features guest artists from Ascendance,   The Prindle School, and Art Always. Young performers will bring their characters to life creating costumes & props and exploring set design. We’ll round out our jam packed week together with an informal performance for families on the last day.

Enrollment is limited to 12. Program Fee: $325 week

Registration Opens this fall

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