Classes For All Ages

Canton Ballet’s robust Summer Program, under the artistic direction of Jennifer Catazaro Hayward, offers classes for dancers of all ages and skill levels outside of the typical school year. Younger dancers are engaged in fun and developmentally-appropriate curriculum through themed day camps and classes, while more advanced dancers concentrate on progressing their skills and artistry through workshops and intensives.

Coming Soon! The 2024 Summer Program schedule will be announced shortly.

Ages 6 months to 6 years

Dance Camps
Nutcracker Dancecamp

June 12 & 13
Enjoy two fun-filled mornings learning and exploring everything Nutcracker, a Canton Ballet holiday tradition. Meet characters dressed in beautiful tutus and learn the Sugar Plum Fairy dance. Boys will enjoy watching our Russian dance, filled with jumps and leaps. Assemble various craft projects to make Nutcracker props.

Ages: For Children, 4 – 6 years old
Cost: $88

Please select the NEW Summer E-Payment Schedule.
A $35 nonrefundable deposit will be processed at the time of registration. 

Camp Schedule

Wednesday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Thursday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Royal Rendezvous Dancecamp

June 17 & 18
Experience two fun-filled mornings enjoying this prince/princess themed camp. Includes Creative Movement classes, activities, and games. Girls and boys will assemble a tiara or jewel studded crown. Dancers will be treated to several dancing princesses in beautiful tutus.

Ages: For Children, 4 – 6 years old
Teacher: Julie Mizer Grasse
Cost: $88

Please select the NEW Summer E-Payment Schedule.
A $35 nonrefundable deposit will be processed at the time of registration. 

Camp Schedule

Monday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Tuesday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Summer Classes
Toddler Time

June 12 – July 24
Designed to begin movement and body awareness starting with the toddler’s first steps, this class uses the adult’s assistance in reinforcing listening skills and initiating movement coordination of body parts through dance, games and songs.

Ages: Toddlers (6mos – 3yrs)
Teacher: Julie Mizer Grasse
Cost: $75 for 6-week semester
There is no class on June 19 in observance of Juneteenth.

Please select the NEW Summer E-Payment Schedule.
A $35 nonrefundable deposit will be processed at the time of registration.

Dress Code

Comfortable clothing and bare feet

Class Schedule

Wednesday, 9:00am – 9:30am

Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:00pm

PREDANCE

June 12 – July 24
Designed for the youngest students, this class stresses coordination, large motor skill development, musical awareness, spatial awareness, and listening skills. Musical instruments such as bells, rhythm sticks, shakers and tambourines, along with age appropriate activity resources and special music help engage the students’ attention and imagination.

Ages: Children 3 years of age by August 1
Teachers:
Julie Mizer Grasse & Kristen Exposito
Cost:
 $100 for 6-week semester
There is no class on June 19 in observance of Juneteenth.

Please select the NEW Summer E-Payment Schedule.
A $35 nonrefundable deposit will be processed at the time of registration.

Dress Code

Girls: Eurotard Style 4489 Pink Tank Leotard, 212c Theatrical Pink Footless Tights, and bare feet.

Boys: Eurotard Style 44100(C) White Microfiber Top, Black Leggings, bare feet.

Class Schedule

Wednesday, 9:30am – 10:00am

Wednesday, 6:00pm – 6:30pm

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

June 12 – July 24
Creative Dance focuses on coordination, motor skill development, listening skills and the development of a child’s natural creativity.  Musical awareness is enhanced with the help of a pianist. Stretching on the floor is explored and coordination skills are developed through movements across the floor. Tip toe walks and runs, marches, slides and gallops are used to encourage coordination and introduce musicality.

Ages: Children 4 years old by August 1
Teachers:
Julie Mizer Grasse & Kristen Exposito
Cost:
$110 for 6-week semester
There is no class on June 19 in observance of Juneteenth.

Please select the NEW Summer E-Payment Schedule.
A $35 nonrefundable deposit will be processed at the time of registration. 

Dress Code

Girls: Eurotard Style 4489 Pink Tank Leotard, 212c Theatrical Pink Footless Tights, and bare feet. 

Boys: Eurotard Style 44100(C) White Microfiber Top, Black Leggings, bare feet.

Class Schedule

Tuesday, 9:15am – 10:00am

Wednesday, 5:45pm – 6:30pm

PreBallet

June 12 – July 24
Ages
: Children 5 years old by August 1
Teachers:
Julie Mizer Grasse & Kristen Exposito
Cost:
$110 for 6-week semester
There is no class on June 19 in observance of Juneteenth.

Please select the NEW Summer E-Payment Schedule.
A $35 nonrefundable deposit will be processed at the time of registration.

Dress Code

Girls: Eurotard Style 4489 Pink Tank Leotard, 212c Theatrical Pink Footless Tights, and bare feet.

Boys: Eurotard Style 44100(C) White Microfiber Top, Black Leggings, bare feet.

Class Schedule

Monday, 9:15am – 10:00am

Wednesday, 5:00pm – 5:45pm

Summer Workshops
2-WEEK PREPARATORY A WORKSHOP

June 24 – July 3
For current Canton Ballet students enrolled in Prep A for the 2023-24 school year, as well as new students aged 6 by August 1, or those with equivalent experience (instructors reserve the right to move students to different levels better suited to their development).

Cost: $100 Per Week
Please select the NEW Summer E-Payment Schedule. A $35 nonrefundable deposit will be processed at the time of registration.

Dress Code

Girls: Eurotard Style 4489/1089 Pink Tank Leotard, 215c Theatrical Pink Footed Tights, and the a2011c Passé Ballet Shoe.

Boys: Eurotard Style 44100(c) White Microfiber Top, 1066/44333/34944/34945 Black Leggings, A2001(c) White Leather Ballet Slippers and White Socks.

Workshop Schedule

Monday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Wednesday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Ages 7 – 12 Years

Summer Workshops
3-WEEK DIVISION A

July 11  July 27
For current Preballet and Elementary 1 students | 7-9 years of age by August 1 or those with equivalent experience.

Cost: $165 Per Week
Please select the NEW Summer E-Payment Schedule. A $35 nonrefundable deposit will be processed at the time of registration.

Workshop Benefits

Curriculum concentrates on correct placement of the body, head, arms and feet in the five positions and requires that students have already developed good concentration skills.

Workshop Schedule

Tuesday, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Thursday, 10:00am – 1:00pm

3-WEEK DIVISION B

July 10  July 28
For current Elementary 2 & Elementary 3 Students | 9-10 years of age by August 1 or those with equivalent experience.

Cost: $275 Per Week
Please select the NEW Summer E-Payment Schedule. A $50 nonrefundable deposit will be processed at the time of registration.

Workshop Benefits

Students are introduced to new vocabulary and exercises. Classes are longer. In B group, Jazz is introduced to the curriculum. Dancers attend class 3 days a week.

Workshop Schedule

Monday, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Wednesday, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Friday, 9:00am – 1:00pm

4-WEEK DIVISION C

June 26  July 21
For current Intermediate & Intermediate Advanced Level Students  | 10-12 years of age by August 1 or those with equivalent experience.

(Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4 — closed to observe holiday. Adjusted hours that week: Wednesday – Friday, 9:00AM – 2:00PM)

Cost per week: $344  (week 1, 3, & 4 ). Cost of week 2 only: $270
Please select the NEW Summer E-Payment Schedule. A $50 nonrefundable deposit will be processed at the time of registration.

Workshop Benefits

Students take a daily ballet technique class for 1.5 hours, a pre-pointe/pointe class/etc. for 1 hour, and then an additional class in jazz, modern, musical theatre, Pilates, contemporary, etc.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE
9:00AM – 10:30AM, ballet
10:30AM – 11:30, pointe
11:30AM – 1:00PM, jazz, modern, contemporary, musical theatre, Pilates

C group students work on more complex steps, combinations and vocabulary are added to the dancer’s curriculum. Classes become longer and a day is added to the weekly schedule. Pointe classes are introduced into the curriculum.

Workshop Schedule

Monday, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Tuesday, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Wednesday, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Thursday, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Friday, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Pre-Professional (12 years +)

Summer Workshops
4-WEEK INTENSIVE WORKSHOP

 June 26 – July 21
For current Company dancers or those with equivalent experience and placement class.
(Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4 — closed to observe holiday. Adjusted hours that week: Wednesday – Friday, 9:00AM – 2:00PM)

Cost per week: $344  (week 1, 3, & 4 ). Cost of week 2 only: $270
Please select the NEW Summer E-Payment Schedule. A $50 nonrefundable deposit will be processed at the time of registration

Workshop Benefits

Students take a daily ballet technique class for 1.5 hours, a pre-pointe/pointe class/etc. for 1 hour, and then an additional class in jazz, modern, musical theatre, Pilates, contemporary, etc.

Workshop Schedule

Monday, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Tuesday, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Wednesday, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Thursday, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Friday, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Teen & Adult (13 years +)

Summer Classes
Teen/Adult Ballet Session 1

 June 22 – July 13
Teacher: Julie Mizer Grasse
Cost:
$100

Dress Code

Comfortable clothing. 

Class Schedule

Thursday, 6:30pm – 7:45pm

Teen/Adult Ballet Session 2

July 20 – August 10
T
eacher: Julie Mizer Grasse
Cost:
$100

Dress Code

Comfortable clothing. 

Class Schedule

Thursday, 6:30pm – 7:45pm

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