Happy New year! It's time to plan your summer dance camps (if you haven't already).
Every year my goal is to have my summer dance programs posted for registration by March 1st. Even that date is late in some communities. Parents know that classes will fill up so, they are eager to register early. Therefore, it's time to plan now and get all of the promotional work done before you get heavily involved with end-of-year production obligations.
I base most classes (young and old) around one theme. Then I sprinkle in a few unfitting opportunities for the more systematic dancers (like your typical technique classes). This month's blog is a list of ideas to help you create a perfect theme for your studio. What will you choose?
Oldies but Goodies
Back in Time (dinosaurs)
Do You Believe in Magic (unicorns, witches and wizards)
Lights, Camera, Action (acting, singing, models & fashion)
On the Farm
Royalty (Princesses and Princes)
Ship wrecked / Pirates
Super Heros and Villains
Under the Sea / Beach
Western - On the Ranch
Less Common / Out of the Box
Around the World
Creepy Crawlies (Bugs and Snakes)
Emotions (Inside Out)
Food / Nutrition
Olympics / Sports
Reading Rainbow - Survey students of their favorite book ahead of time
Things that Go Vroom!
Weather (a great way to incorporate Frozen without being too much)
Adventures of Sonic and Tales
Puppy Dog Pals
Audition Preparation (both live and recorded)
Bands and Balls (strengthening)
Filmography for Dance
Resume Building & Head Shots
Scholarship and Application Workshop
*Don't forget to bring in guest artists to teach a new style of dance you'd like to see at your studio. Not only does it make your students more versatile, but it'll act as a trial class that will help boost your numbers in the fall!*
Other Helpful Resources:
Music and class description options for specific themes can be found on our Behind the Teaching page.
New to planning summer camps? Check out our blog on tips to help get you started: