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What to Look for in a Dance Camp


Kids at Dance Camp

Dance camp is another option for summer child care.

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The Benefits of Dance Camp for Kids:

At dance camp, kids can further develop their:
  • balance
  • agility
  • self-confidence
  • social skills
  • overall athletic abilities
  • and more

What to Look for in a Quality Program:

When inquiring about dance camps in your area, be sure to ask the following questions:
  • What types of dance activities do you offer?
  • How closely supervised are the dancers during each exercise?
  • What is the counselor-to-camper ratio?
  • Do you do background checks?
  • What security precautions do you take?
  • Are medical personnel on staff?
  • What would happen in the event of an emergency?
  • Do you offer early drop off early/late pick up?
  • What is the cost?
  • What does a typical schedule at your dance camp look like?

Where to Find a Dance Camp Near You:

Contact local dance studios and ask whether they offer a day camp option. In addition, you can also look for dance camps online, inquire about dance camps at your local YMCA, and ask your child's teachers, as well as fellow parents, for recommendations.

Typical Dance Camp Activities:

Dance camps offer many fun and exciting activities, such as:
  • learning new dance routines
  • honing new skills
  • experiencing a variety of musical and dance styles
  • and more

For more options, read 10 Affordable Summer Camp Options.

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