LJD Dance Camp 2021


July 5-9,12-16.

Camp runs 9am- 12pm 

The LJD Dance Camp allows young dance lovers of every level to explore dance in depth with our professional dancers who dance in the LJD Company in New York. 

DANCE CAMP 2021: Our theme will be DANCE to the MUSIC Integrating the study of rhythm and musical theme and variation into our student choreography. The emotional nuances of a wide range of world , contemporary, pop, acoustic, 20th century and classical music as well as music workshops presented by musicians.


We offer a creative, fine arts approach as an alternative to commercial studio dance education. Each year children at this esteemed creative camp find their own niche and blossom with confidence as they learn to experience the art of making their own dances! The program is full of warmth, fun and exciting activities.  

This year we will be dancing both inside (with masks) and outside (with no masks as per the latest CDC guidelines). Camp classes will be held in the studio as well as patio and lawns atThe Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts.  When classes are in the the studio all the windows and doors will be open open and masks are required. It will be wonderful to be dancing in person once again and enjoying the beautiful location of this historic building!  We are truly looking forward to resuming in person. The LJD Company dancers will be teaching and will share excerpts of our professional repertory as safety allows.  


Safety is most important and we will be refining our Covid19 safety guidelines in detail as we see where things stand with the virus closer to the start of camp. To allow families to plan these are the basics:


Dancers will bring a mid- morning snack and personal water bottle as no food or drinks will be served. Snack will be held only on good weather days when we can be outside. 

 Rising 3rd graders through 10th are welcome. Older dancers can email Lydia about our Intern assisting positions! lydia@lydiajohnsondance.org


We are currently registering for 2 weeks (you may choose either week or both) . 

As our camp is very small we will be unable to offer refunds or credits after June 1, 2021.


Our Camp 

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 $350 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. 

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.

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