2019 Summer Camps at Studio 180!


Studio 180 Summer Camps are SO much fun and we are SO EXCITED to be offering some exciting new options for the summer of 2019!  Whether you are new to dance or just looking to stay in shape and dance through your summer days, summer camps at Studio 180 can't be beat!  

2019 Summer camp Calendar

2019 Summer Camp descriptions

2019 summer classes-coming soon, please stay tuned!

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Camp Descriptions, Fees & Dates:

Half day camps

Half day camps run from 9am-12pm and are reserved for our youngest dancers, ages 3-6 years old. All dancers must be potty-trained to attend. Please ensure your dancer brings water and a nut-free snack. Before care is available from 8:30-9am for $10/dancer/day; no after care is available for half-day camps. All before care must be pre-registered and pre-paid to ensure we are adequately staffed. We require a 1-week notice for any before care requests.

Disney Princess Camp: $275 [June 24-June 28, 2019]-CLOSED

Join us as we use creative movement to explore different Disney Princesses each day!  Campers will play fun dance games,  learn dances to songs sung by princesses, participate in princess-inspired arts & crafts and even check out some Disney Princess movies!  At the conclusion of camp, dancers will showcase what they have learned for family and friends!

Superhero camp: $275 [july 8-july 12, 2019]

Calling all superheroes!  Become a different superhero each day of the week!  Campers will learn all about various superheroes and their superpowers and transform that knowledge into creative movement!  We will read comic books, create themed arts & crafts and enjoy awesome face painting.  Camp will culminate with a performance by the campers performing as a superhero of their choice!

fairy tales camp: $275 [july 15-july 19, 2019]-CLOSED

Join us for an unforgettable adventure filled with magic, enchantment and dance!  Campers will go on a fantastical journey of  movement through their favorite fairy tales!  In addition to creating movement to whimsical music, campers will create themed arts & crafts, read books and enjoy fairy face painting.  Family and friends are invited to come see our fairy tale campers showcase all that they have learned at the end of the week!

under the big top: $275 [july 29-august 2, 2019]-CLOSED

Come one, come all, to the greatest camp on earth!  Campers will learn dances to circus-themed music that they will showcase at the end of the week.  This wild and whacky circus camp will include carnival games, magic tricks, juggling and clown and circus animal face painting!  Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!  We can’t wait to see you under the 180 big top!

pirates & mermaids: $275 [august 12-august 16, 2019]

Ahoy ye fierce pirates and sparkling mermaids!  Join the 180 captains and their crew as we splish splash into an adventurous week of dance using  your “1st position fins!”  We will decorate pirate masks, paint seashells, and maybe even walk the plank during this week of ocean adventure.  Family and friends are invited to check out all that our matey’s learn in our end-of week showcase!

Full day camps

Full day camps run from 9:30am-3:30pm Monday through Friday. Please ensure your dancer has water, a snack and a lunch that does not require refrigeration. All food must be nut-free. Before care is available from 8:30-9:30am for $15/dancer/day; after care is available from 3:30-4:30pm for $15/dancer/day. All before and after care must be pre-registered and pre-paid to ensure we are adequately staffed. We require a minimum of 1-week notice for any before or after care requests.

broadway bound: $400 [june 24-28, 2019] all levels-CLOSED

Dancers of all levels are invited to join us on the 180 main stage for a fun and challenging musical theater dance camp that is sure to have you Broadway-bound!  Campers will learn the style of Broadway greats like Bob Fosse & Jerome Robbins while developing their performance technique and facial expression.  Learn how to become a great storyteller through movement to some of the top Broadway hits throughout history!  Camp will culminate in a showcase under the bright lights for friends and family to enjoy.

3-day contemporary intensive: $250 [july 1-july 3, 2019] intermediate/advanced levels-CLOSED

This fast-paced intensive camp will focus on contemporary technique for the short week before the holiday.   Camp will emphasize cross-disciplinary training in contemporary, jazz and ballet technique to improve your skills and expand your dance repertoire.  Campers will learn choreography and improvisation techniques and explore the natural energy and emotions of their bodies, focusing on the mind-body connection that is so vital to contemporary dance!

one-week sampler: $400 [july 8-july 12, 2019] all levels

The one-week sampler is a wonderful opportunity to try dance for the first time or to try something new!  We will work on technique and choreography in a variety of dance disciplines to include ballet, jazz, lyrical and hip-hop giving each camper a chance to explore and learn in each dance style! Campers will also enjoy movies, arts and crafts, face painting and a showcase at the conclusion of camp for family and friends.  Whether or not you've danced before, this camp is ALWAYS a blast and we hope you'll join us!

aerial camp: $550 [july 15-july 19, 2019] all levels

Studio 180's Aerial Camp is open to all levels of aerial dancers ages 7 and up.  Whether you've been taking aerial class at the studio for years or want to try it for the first time, if you are intrigued by the beauty of aerial dance, this camp is for you!  Aerial camp will begin each day with a different warm-up and basic conditioning techniques to help your bodies get ready for the physical prowess required of aerialists.  We will learn skills on the trapeze, aerial silks and lyra; we will also concentrate on endurance, transitions, and student-choreography, with a showcase a the conclusion of camp for family and friends.  The Studio 180 Aerial Camp will help aerialists of all ages and levels to improve their ability in the air!

music video starz: $500 [july 22-july 26, 2019] intermediate/advanced levels-CLOSED

Join our guest instructor (and former Studio 180 hip hop teacher!) Mr. Paolo “Slice” Penala for this brand-new hip hop and music video dance camp!  This camp is a fast-paced hip hop intensive where students will work on a single piece of choreography that will be transformed into a music video by the end of the week.  In addition to focusing on hip hop technique and choreography, campers will learn the focus, precision and confidence that a successful music video shoot requires.  At the conclusion of this week, rather than a showcase, dancers will be able to access and share their completed dance video with friends and family!

little pop stars: $400 [july 29-august 2, 2019] all levels

Come take your place on stage and set, the bright lights and applause are waiting for you!  This exciting new camp for our younger dancers, ages 6-9 years old, will be sure to get your little stars moving!  Campers will leap and turn to today’s most popular music, learning fun and energetic choreography, performance techniques, hair & make-up tutorials and more.  Check out your little divas at our end-of-week showcase-this camp is sure to make your camper a STAR!

dance intensive: $450 [august 5-august 9, 2019] intermediate/advanced levels

The Studio 180 Dance Intensive Camp is recommended for our more serious/advanced dancers and is highly recommended for any dancer interested in auditioning for the Studio 180 competitive Dance Co.  Each day will begin with a warm-up in a different discipline, followed by work on flexibility, technique, strength, kicks, leaps and turns.  In addition to choreography, campers will have the opportunity to work with guest faculty, learn about healthy nutrition for dancers, brush up on how to audition successfully, receive great performance hair & make-up techniques, work on improvisation and learn choreography techniques.  This camp will cover all forms of dance to include ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, modern, tap, musical theater and hip-hop.  Campers will also have the opportunity to showcase what they have learned in a performance for family and friends at the conclusion of camp.  The Studio 180 Dance Intensive camp is a high-energy, dance-packed week for dancers ages 7-18 who wish to improve by learning from the best in the business!

choreography & composition: $450 [august 12-august 16, 2019] all levels-CLOSED

Do you love making up movement and creating dances?  Then this camp is for YOU!!!  Campers will be introduced to the principles of choreography through thought-provoking games and exercises which will become the building blocks of their own choreography.  We will learn to extract inspiration from non-traditional sources such as improvisation while exploring new movement patterns and helping the dancers to become confident, innovative and risk-taking dance creators!  Dancers will have the opportunity to both collaborate with their peers and explore their own artistic visions and camp will culminate in a performance of their own group and individual choreography to be shared with friends and family!

Auditions for the 2019/2020 Studio 180 Competitive Dance Co.: $100 for both days [june 17th & 18th, 2019] 9am-5pm 

The Studio 180 Dance Co. auditions are required of all dancers interested in auditioning for the 2019/2020 competitive Studio 180 Dance Co.  All dancers, to include dancers who have participated in the dance co. previously or have an interest in participating MUST attend.  Dancers are not required to audition for every discipline, although we do encourage all of our prospective competitive dancers to audition for as many as possible to increase their chances of being cast.  The only required aspects of the audition are the ballet barre (to be held at the start of auditions on Monday June 17th) and an acro evaluation (to be completed by Miss Kelsey throughout the two days of auditions).  The 2019/2020 Studio 180 Dance Co. dancers will be chosen from these auditions.  Please check back on our "Dance Co" web page for more information, coming soon, about other exciting new changes and improvements to our competitive program.  We hope to see a lot of our incredible DC dancers and new fresh faces at auditions!

*Please note that the $100 Audition fee is not eligible for any additional discounts.


*  All summer fees are due in full upon registration.  Dancers may receive a 50% tuition refund for camps until May 1, 2019; there are absolutely NO REFUNDS after May 1, 2019

*  There is a $15 required and non-refundable annual summer registration fee for all dancers; if paid for camp registration and your dancer chooses to also register for summer classes later, you will not be required to pay an additional fee.

*  For those who register before February 15, we offer a 7% super early bird discount-all registration information and payment in full must be completed NO LATER THAN February 15, 2019 to receive this discount.

* For those who register before March 15, we offer a 5% early bird discount-all registration information and payment in full must be completed NO LATER THAN March 15, 2019 to receive this discount.

*  All summer camps are subject to change/cancellation due to lack of registration.  Should this occur, a full refund will be issued and/or alternate camps will be suggested

*  Half Day Camps run 9am-12pm Monday through Friday

  • Before care is available from 8:30-9am for $10/child/day

  • After care is not available for half-day camps

*Full Day Camps run 9:30am-3:30pm Monday through Friday

  • Before care is available from 8:30-9:30am for $15/child/day

  • After care is available from 3:30-4:30pm for $15/child.day

*Before and After Care MUST be pre-planned and paid for in advance. We require 1-week notice to ensure our before and after care are appropriately staffed.

*  Any drop-offs before 9am (half day) or 9:30am (full day) or any pick-ups after 12pm (half day) or 3:30pm (full day) will be charged for before or after care, respectively.

*We ask all campers to bring water, snacks and a lunch that does not require refrigeration.

*All camps except for “Music Video Starz” will culminate in a Friday afternoon showcase for family and friends to come check out what the dancers have been working on all week! Campers in “Music Video Starz” will have a music video to share with family and friends in lieu of a week-end performance.

Please click here to view our 2019 summer camp description document!

Please click here to view our 2019 Summer Camp Calendar!

Please stay tuned for information about our 2019 Summer Class Schedule, coming soon!