Day Camps: Dance & Drama

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Ages served: 6-10

Dates/Times: 7/18-7/22; Half-day (2-5 hours)

Description: Campers should bring their favorite doll to dance with as we celebrate girls and all they can be! Participants will learn and create dances inspired by their doll's historic character and time period - all the while celebrating their own individuality.

Cost: $135

Camp Location: 322 Mount Vernon Ave., Columbus 43215

Contact: 614-224-1672, balletmet.org

Ages served: 5-7

Dates/Times: 6/20-6/24; Half-day (2-5 hours)

Description: Ballet dancers tell a story with movement. Actors tell a story with their voice. In this camp, students will learn a classic fairytale from BalletMet and Columbus Children's Theatre professionals. Students will perform on the last day of camp.

Cost: $185

Camp Location: McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening St., Worthington 43085

Contact: 614-431-0329,mcconnellarts.org

Ages served: 7-12

Dates/Times: 6/6-6/10; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Our full-day dance camp builds friendship, self-esteem and confidence while fostering a love of dance. The week will culminate with an informal sharing on Friday.

Cost: $265; after care until 5:30 p.m. is an additional $75 for the week

Camp Location: 322 Mount Vernon Ave., Columbus 43215

Contact: 614-224-1672,balletmet.org

Ages served: 7-12

Dates/Times: 8/8-8/12; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: This all-day, weeklong camp is created specifically to expose students to a wide variety of choreography from Broadway musicals. The campers will also have an opportunity to create props and sets for an informal sharing on Friday.

Cost: $265; after care until 5:30 p.m. is additional $75 for the week

Camp Location: 322 Mount Vernon Ave., Columbus 43215

Contact: 614-224-1672,balletmet.org

Ages served: 3-4

Dates/Times: 8/1-8/5; Less than 2 hours

Description: Each day campers will learn, move, create and design. Costumes and creativity will be showcased on the runway during Friday's class. All mini camps include a special meet-and-greet visit from a BalletMet dancer in costume.

Cost: $75

Camp Location: 322 Mount Vernon Ave., Columbus 43215

Contact: 614-224-1672,balletmet.org

Ages served: 5-6

Dates/Times: 8/1-8/5; Half-day (2-5 hours)

Description: Each day campers will participate in a martial arts-inspired dance class, create and eat a healthy snack, take home the recipe and complete a different obstacle course that gets more challenging as the week progresses. All mini camps include a special meet-and-greet visit from a BalletMet dancer in costume.

Cost: $135

Camp Location: 322 Mount Vernon Ave., Columbus 43215

Contact: 614-224-1672,balletmet.org

Ages served: 4-6

Dates/Times: 7/25-7/29; Half-day (2-5 hours)

Description: Do you love all things princess? A creative and imaginative story unfolds on a fairytale journey with the Sugar Plum Fairy and all her princess friends from famous classical ballets. All mini camps include a special meet-and-greet visit from a BalletMet dancer in costume.

Cost: $135

Camp Location: McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening St., Worthington 43085

Contact: 614-431-0329,mcconnellarts.org

Ages served: 3-4

Dates/Times: 6/27-6/30; Less than 2 hours

Description: Celebrate the freedom of dance at our Fourth of July-themed camp! Inspired by Sousa's patriotic music and marching parades, the adventure culminates with a dancing stars fireworks performance on Thursday. All mini camps include a special meet-and-greet visit from a BalletMet dancer in costume.

Cost: $65

Camp Location: McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening St., Worthington 43085

Contact: 614-431-0329,mcconnellarts.org

Ages served: 4-6

Dates/Times: 6/6-6/10; Half-day (2-5 hours)

Description: Campers will have a head-to-toe adventure with the help of tiaras, fairy wings, tutus and more. The week concludes with an in-studio performance. All mini camps include a special meet-and-greet visit from a BalletMet dancer in costume.

Cost: $135

Camp Location: 322 Mount Vernon Ave., Columbus 43215

Contact: 614-224-1672,balletmet.org

Ages served: 8-12

Dates/Times: 8/1-8/5; Half-day (2-5 hours)

Description: Students will work with professionals from BalletMet and Columbus Children's Theatre to hone the three skills of a triple threat: singing, dancing and acting. Students will participate in a special performance on the last day of camp.

Cost: $185

Camp Location: McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening St., Worthington 43085

Contact: 614-431-0329, mcconnellarts.org

Ages Served: 3-15

Dates/Times: Contact for specific dates; Less than 2 hours

Camp Location: Bartelt Dancers, 3590 Riverside Drive, Columbus 43221

For more information: Kathy Bartelt, barteltdancers@gmail.com, 614-326-4075, thebarteltdancers.com

Ages served: 7-17

Dates/Times: 6/20-6/24 and 8/1-8/5; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Campers will experience what is like to act in Hollywood and on Broadway. Each day campers will receive a script, memorize their lines and perform two Broadway pieces and two Hollywood pieces in the "Talent Agency Showcase."

Cost: $175

Camp Location: Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus 43215

Contact: Chad J. Willett, info@broadway2la.com, 614-572-9005,broadway2LA.com

Ages served: 7-17

Dates/Times: 7/11-7/15; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Campers will create a comedic and a dramatic TV show from scratch that will be aired on the Broadway2LA YouTube page. The show with the most views will receive a private event party along with B2LA trophies. All campers will perform in a "Talent Agency Showcase" on Friday.

Cost: $175

Camp Location: Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus 43215

Contact: Chad J. Willett, info@broadway2la.com, 614-572-9005, broadway2LA.com

A Lovewell Institute and Short North Stage Collaboration

Ages served: Entering high school-exiting high school

Dates/Times: 6/6-6/19; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Conceive, write, compose, choreograph, design and perform an original piece of music theater while collaborating with fellow students and artists from around the country.

Cost: $25 application fee, $650 tuition. Scholarships are available.

Camp Location: Short North Stage at the Garden Theatre, 1187 N. High St., Columbus 43201

Contact: Carrie Gilchrist, Lovewell Artistic Director, info@lovewell.org, 945-270-6452, lovewell.org

Ages served: 4-18

Dates/times: 6/13 -8/5; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Theater camps for all ages. Campers will create a mini-show in just one week. Each week covers a different theme: musicals, film, writing your own show and more. Campers are immersed in theatre exercises and activities.

Cost: Varies

Camp location: CATCO is Kids Summer Theatre Camps at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus 43215

For more information: Andrew Protopapas, aprotopapas@catco.org, 614-645-7577, catco.org/education/summer-camps

Ages served: 11-14

Dates/times: 6/13-6/17; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Each intensive week takes students through the process of putting together a production, from audition to performance. Week one is for beginning students with little to no experience.

Cost: $250 residents, $300 nonresidents

Camp location: Amelita Mirolo Barn, 4395 Carriage Hill Lane, Upper Arlington 43221

For more information: Lynette Santoro-Au, lsantoroau@uaoh.net, 614-583-5312, uaoh.net

Ages served: 11-14

Dates/times: 6/20-6/24; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Each intensive week takes students through the process of putting together a production, from audition to performance. Week two is for intermediate/advanced students who have some theater experience.

Cost: $250 residents, $300 nonresidents

Camp location: Amelita Mirolo Barn, 4395 Carriage Hill Lane, Upper Arlington 43220

For more information: Lynette Santoro-Au, lsantoroau@uaoh.net, 614-583-5312, uaoh.net

Ages served: Incoming first grade-incoming third grade

Dates/times: 6/27-7/1; Half-day (2-5 hours)

Description: Students will explore the American Girl stories on stage. Campers are invited to bring their dolls along on a dramatic play exploration. They will create original characters while learning about story sequencing.

Cost: $185

Camp location: JCC New Albany, 150 E. Dublin Granville Road, New Albany

For more information: Ryan Scarlata, ryan@columbuschildrenstheatre.org, 614-224-6673, columbuschildrenstheatre.org/take-a-class.html

Ages served: Incoming third grade-incoming fifth grade

Dates/times: 6/6-6/10; Half-day (2-5 hours)

Description: The story of little orphan Annie is one of Broadway's best. Students will learn acting and singing skills as they learn and perform the story of the lively kid in search of her loving parents. Full of quirky characters and memorable music.

Cost: $185

Camp location: McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening St., Worthington

For more information: Ryan Scarlata, ryan@columbuschildrenstheatre.org, 614-224-6673, columbuschildrenstheatre.org/take-a-class.html

Ages Served: Incoming kindergartner-incoming fifth grade

Dates/Times: 6/27-7/1; Half-day (2-5 hours)

Description: This camp is perfect for beginning and intermediate performers. Students will learn fundamentals of acting, singing and dance, while developing the confidence needed to take the stage in a musical. Class concludes with a vaudeville-style showcase.

Cost: $185

Camp Location: CCT Studios, 177 E. Naghten St., Columbus 43215

For more information: Kati Serbu, kati@columbuschildrenstheatre.org, 614-224-6673, columbuschildrenstheatre.org/take-a-class.html

Ages served: Incoming second grade-incoming fifth grade

Dates/times: 6/13-6/17; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: It wouldn't be summer at CCT without a trip to The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Participants in this fun camp spend the week learning theatrical lore and casting dramatic spells as they build acting skills and confidence.

Cost: $295

Camp location: CCT Studio, 177 E. Naghten St, Columbus 43215

For more information: Ryan Scarlata, ryan@columbuschildrenstheatre.org, 614-224-6673, columbuschildrenstheatre.org/take-a-class.html

Ages Served: 6-14

Dates/Times: 6/13-8/12; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Robin Hood or Treasure Island brought to life by actors with Performance. Locations in Dublin, Westerville, Powell, Worthington and Delaware Arts Castle.

Cost: $160-190

Camp Location: Various

For more information: Candace Darman, candace@dramatic-impact.com, 740-524-8832, dramatic-impact.com

Ages Served: 5-8

Dates/Times: 6/6-6/10; Half-day (2-5 hours)

Description: The story and songs from Disney's hit movie have taken the world by storm. Students in this camp will help bring Anna and Elsa's story to life and learn to "Let It Go" as a performer using songs and scenes from Frozen.

Cost: FEE: $185, MAC Members: $166

Camp Location: 777 Evening Street, Worthington 43085

For more information: Kendra Roberts, 614-431-0329, mcconnellarts.org

Ages Served: 5-9

Dates/Times: 7/18-7/22; Half-day (2-5 hours)

Description: Bring your favorite doll to dance with as we celebrate girls and all that they can be! Learn and create dances about the historic characters and time periods as each dancer discovers her own way to shine.

Cost: FEE: $135, MAC Members $122

Camp Location: 777 Evening Street, Worthington 43085

For more information: Kendra Roberts, 614-431-0329, mcconnellarts.org

Ages Served: 12-13

Dates/Times: 6/20-6/24; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: This incredible camp will bring theater and technology together. Learn about acting, animation and interactive theater from the pros at Columbus Children's Theatre and The McConnell Arts Center. Please register early as space is limited.

Cost: FEE: $295. Mac Member $265

Camp Location: 777 Evening Street, Worthington 43085

For more information: Kendra Roberts, 614-431-0329, mcconnellarts.org

Ages Served: 8-12

Dates/Times: 8/2-8/6; Half-day (2-5 hours)

Description: BalletMet and Columbus Children's Theatre join forces to help students hone the three skills of a Triple Threat: Singing, Dancing and Acting. Students will perform on the McConnell's Bronwynn Theatre Stage on the last day of camp

Cost: Fee: $185, MAC Members, $167

Camp Location: 777 Evening Street, Worthington 43085

For more information: Kendra Roberts, 614-431-0329, mcconnellarts.org

Ages Served: 11-17

Dates/Times: 6/13-6/17; Half-day (2-5 hours)

Description: International Magician of the Year Kevin Spencer teaches campers how to perform tricks with everyday objects. Campers perform a live show at the Midland Theatre at the camp's conclusion.

Cost: $175 Works members, $200 nonmembers

Camp Location: The Midland Theatre, 36 N. Park Place, Newark 43055

For more information: info@attheworks.org, 740-349-9277