LJD Dance Camp Plans are being finalized for an
IN PERSON 2021 dance experience!
Camp will either be held in the Burgdorff studio and Theater, as usual, or will be a modified plan using the patio and other outdoor spaces. This year camp will be held for 4 weeks- instead of our traditional 3! As always dancers can attend for 1, 2, 3 or all 4 weeks. We are so deeply happy to be framing a plan to be with our young dancers in person!
(Of course all plans are subject to change based on the situaion with the pandemic.)
A totally unique community of dancers, the LJD Dance Camp encourages the heartwarming and beautiful creative impulse in all of our young dancers! Offering both ballet and contemporary technique, with a special focus on correct alignment, the day also includes an extended choreography workshop. The dances the students create are shared with family and friends each Friday at a special performance. With an individuated curriculum that allows us to work with each dancer on their alignment and technique, the camp has been acclaimed for both its excellence and its focus on creativity. The LJD professional dancers teach and perform at special Open Rehearsals at camp creating a strong link between the school and the professional New York dancers.
Our Camp is a wonderful experience for elementary children and is meaningful in many ways for middle and early high school kids as well. Rising !0th graders may apply for Internships while paying tuition (much like CITs) . Rising 11th and 12th graders may apply to be counselors. Each young dancer can attend for 1,2 or all 3 weeks. The LJD fee for Dance Camp is $365 per week. As a not-for-profit we give $25,000 in scholarships each year so be assured that any child wanting to attend our camp is able to do so.
For an extended day, our arts-minded kids can attend Geralyn's Art Studio's afternoon program. Our counselors walk the students going to Geralyn's directly to her studio on Baker Street in Maplewood- a 5 minute walk. To sign up for this extended day contact Geralyn's directly! ( button below)
Dance Camp includes many fun, summer events such as pizza days, snack on the patio, movement games, popsicle days, and takes place at The Burgdorff Performing Arts Center in Maplewood Village, NJ.
The joy is infectious and its one of our favorite times of year!
"At LJD, from the oldest student to the youngest, the enthusiasm is catching!
Our son and daughter feel their dance school belongs to them because
they're given the time and space to collaborate with others
in a fun, non-competitive way."
LJD Parents Page and Mike M.