Youth Summer Programs

Dance, Create and Perform this summer at New Ballet Ensemble!

Registration

NEW... To pay with a credit or debit card, CLICK on the REGISTER LINK for the CAMP or CLASS and complete REGISTRATION using the online system!

For more information or to arrange another form of payment, contact Kathy: kathy [at] newballet [dot] org, 901-726-9225

JUNE CAMPS & CLASSES

CityDance

For rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Free tuition, admission by audition, .

Auditions: Saturday, April 7, Time TBD

June 4-8, 11-15 | Noon-4 pm 

End-of-Session Performance: June 15, 3 pm

Middle school students from throughout the community will participate in CityDance alongside Ballet 5 Summer Intensive students. CityDance requires no prior dance training, but an audition is required. Students in the two programs will train in separate ballet classes, but the West African, Modern, Hip Hop, dance composition and choreography classes will bring dancers together in one ensemble. Students will perform at the studio for friends and family during their last class!

Thanks to the Tennessee Arts Commission for sponsoring this event through Arts Education Community Learning!

"Peter and the Wolf" Camp

Ages 3-5

June 25-29, 9-11 am | *Aftercare available (11-noon)     REGISTER: "PETER AND THE WOLF"/JUNE!

Our most popular early childhood camp! Children bring Prokofiev’s classic symphonic fairy tale to life, learning dances for the characters in the story and creating their own props and costumes during daily craft time. Family & friends performance on the last day of class!

Student Fee: $125     Aftercare (week): $30

Hip-Hop Classes

Boys and girls ages 6-11

Beginners: Mondays in June (June 4, 11, 18, 25) | 5-6 pm     REGISTER: BEGINNER HIP HOP!

The perfect start for any youngster interested in dance! They’ll learn the basics of popular Hip-Hop dance with fun rhythmic combinations to popular music. In the process, they'll learn discipline and isolated body placement.

Intermediate: Wednesdays in June (June 6, 13, 20, 27) | 5-6 pm     REGISTER: INTERMEDIATE HIP HOP!

For youngsters with Hip Hop experience, the Intermediate class will help them take their dancing to the next level!

Student Fee: $50 (4 classes)

Versatile Summer Dance

Ages 6-8     REGISTER: VERSATILE SUMMER DANCE 6-8

Ages 9-11   REGISTER: VERSATILE SUMMER DANCE 9-11

Both classes: June 25-29 | 1pm-5pm

NBE is known for stylistic diversity, and this camp exposes students to modern dance, musical theatre styles and dances from other cultures. Each is enhanced by daily craft activities and opportunities to watch NBE performances during snack breaks.

Students will perform in the studio for friends and family during their last class. Snacks and craft materials are provided.

Student Fee: $180

JULY CAMPS

Musical Theater Camp

Ages 6-10     REGISTER: MUSICAL THEATER CAMP 6-10

Ages 11-13   REGISTER: MUSICAL THEATER CAMP 11-13

Both sessions: July 9-13 | 9am-12pm

We explore the world of musical theatre focusing on jazz, tap, and contemporary dance styles, and touch on basic singing and acting techniques. Young performers will receive a grounding in contemporary musical theatre through classes and lectures by local professionals. Musical theatre camp is for performers of all experience levels, ages 6-10, and 11-13. The camp concludes with a performance for family and friends!

Student Fee: $140

Peace, Love, and Hip Hop Camp

Ages 6-10      REGISTER: PEACE, LOVE AND HIP HOP 6-10!

Ages 11-13    REGISTER: PEACE, LOVE AND HIP HOP 11-13!

Both sessions: July 9-13 | 1pm-5pm

These popular sessions introduce children to modern and Hip Hop dance techniques and choreography. During daily crafts time, students make peace and love themed items to enjoy all summer long! They’ll perform for friends and family in the studio at their final class. Snacks and craft materials are provided. No prior dance or art experience is necessary.

Student Fee: $160

"Sleeping Beauty" Camp

Ages 6-9

July 16-20 | 9am-12pm     REGISTER: "SLEEPING BEAUTY" CAMP!

Students who want to continue ballet this summer can explore Tchaikovsky's classic story ballet "Sleeping Beauty." Each day begins with a ballet class followed by theme activities and crafts to help students learn more about the composer, choreography, all the elements of this perrenial favorite. Students will perform for friends and family in the studio during their last class. Snacks and craft materials are provided.

Student Fee: $140

Breakdance & Jookin Camp

Ages 12-15

July 16-July 20 | 1pm-5pm     REGISTER: BREAKDANCE & JOOKIN CAMP!

Breakdancing was one the first urban streetdance styles and this class will emphasize the athletic techniques of contemporary breaking. Beginning and intermediate b-boys and b-girls are welcome! Memphis Jookin is our city's unique contribution to the dance world, and New Ballet alum Charles "Lil Buck" Riley has become its global ambassador with his ballet-influenced style. Students will learn basic Jookin moves and explore improvisation. Teachers are experienced Memphis Jookers and Breakers.

Student Fee: $160

"Peter and the Wolf" Camp

Ages 3-5

July 23-July 27*, 9-11 am | *Aftercare available (11-noon)   REGISTER: "PETER AND THE WOLF"/JULY!

Our most popular early childhood camp! Children bring Prokofiev’s classic symphonic fairy tale to life, learning dances for the characters in the story and creating their own props and costumes during daily craft time. Family & friends performance on the last day of class!

Student Fee: $125 

Aftercare (week): $30

African Dance & Drumming Camp

Ages 6-10     REGISTER AFRICAN DANCE & DRUMMING 6-10

AGES 11-13   REGISTER AFRICAN DANCE & DRUMMING 11-13

Both Sessions: July 23-27 | 1pm – 5pm

This exploration of West African dance techniques will include traditional rhythmic forms including KouKou, Joli, Sorsonet, and Kassa. Drumming lessons will focus on basic djembe technique, and students will also create African-inspired craft projects (craft materials included).

Student Fee: $160