Summer Dance Camps

School of Dance

Adult Ballet Retreat

Dates: July 3rd-5th
Cost: $300 + $20 registration
Early-Bird rate if purchased before June 1st:
$260 + $20 registration

Summer Dance Intensive

Ages: 12 - 18+
Dates: August 17th - 28th, 2020
Cost: $900 + $20 registration.
Early-Bird rate if purchased before June 1st
$825 + $20 registration.

Children & Youth Summer Dance Camps

Discounts available when enrolling in multiple Children & Youth summer camps!

Fairytales for Under Fives

Dates: July 6th - 10th
July 20th - 24th
Cost: 150.00 + 20.00 Registration fee

Children’s Dance Camp

Ages: 5-8
Dates: July 6th - 10th
July 13th - 17th
July 20th - 24th
Cost: 250.00 + 20.00 Registration fee

Youth Dance Intensive

Ages: 9-13
Dates: July 13th - 17th
Cost: 275.00 + 20.00 Registration fee

Fairytales For Under Fives

For ages 3-5. Nurture your child’s creativity as they explore the world of dance and music through familiar fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Designed for the young dancer, this camp introduces children to basic movement concepts, as well as the use of dramatic expression and storytelling through dance. Children will enjoy a delightful mixture of dance classes and age-appropriate crafts designed to ignite the imagination.

Fairytales for Under Fives runs from 9:30am to 11:30am Monday to Friday (supervision available from 9:00am to 12:00pm). A late fee of $1/minute will be charged for children picked up after 12pm.

Children’s Dance Camp

For ages 5-8, including those with no experience. Designed for younger children who wish to explore a variety of movement forms, dance classes will include ballet, jazz, modern and more! Camp days will also feature arts and crafts, outdoor play and workshops on everything from creative composition to tap dance. At the end of the week, students will host a demonstration for friends and family where they will share what they have learned.

Children’s Dance Camps run from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday (supervision available from 8:30am-5:00pm). A late fee of $1/minute will be charged for children picked up after 5pm.

Youth Dance Intensive

For ages 9-13, experience recommended. A unique opportunity for young dancers wishing to further their individual strengths and abilities in a supportive environment. Dancers will develop their artistic skills by participating in ballet, jazz, modern, character dance and composition classes tailored to elevate technique and inspire creativity. Workshops throughout the week will also allow them to explore dance history, anatomy, leadership in the classroom and more!

Our outstanding faculty will help participants unlock their potential while providing opportunities to build new friendships and experiences. The intensive will culminate with a demonstration for friends and family where dancers will share what they have learned.

Youth Dance Intensive runs from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday (supervision available from 8:30am-5:00pm). A late fee of $1/minute will be charged for children picked up after 5pm.

Adult Summer Ballet Retreat

Experience a 3 day retreat designed to offer a summer dance intensive experience for adults with 2+ years of dance experience. Located in the heart of Halifax, NS, this retreat immerses adult dancers in the world of classical ballet while simultaneously offering the opportunity to explore local attractions. Morning classes will include ballet and conditioning, while afternoons will be reserved for a variety of open class options.


With an expertise in kinesiology, Tirene Padget focuses a great deal of her teaching toward the use biomechanics of in dance. She holds a bachelors in Human Kinetics from Uottawa and is also a graduate of York University’s Dance Science & Education program. As an alumna from the Ottawa School of Dance & The Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, Tirene’s main focus is on ballet, however, she also has a strong background in Modern and Jazz. As a certified teacher (RAD), it is her belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to reach their optimal abilities, regardless of age and training background.

Sample Itinerary

9:00am-10:00am: Conditioning 
10:00am-10:15am: Break
10:15-11:45: Ballet 
11:45am-12:30pm: Lunch
12:30pm-1:30pm: Guest Teacher Workshop

1:30pm- 1:45pm: Break 

1:45pm-2:45pm: Variations/Choreography
2:45pm-3:15pm: Cool Down
3:15pm-3:45pm: Dance Seminar

Reserve your spot today! Early-bird discount available.


Summer Dance Intensive

The Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts Summer Dance Intensive is ideal for professionally-oriented students looking to advance their technical skills. Located in Halifax, our studios are steeped in east coast history, providing the perfect backdrop for nationally and internationally renowned teachers to guide students’ artistic growth.

Our two week, full day, ballet-centred programming incorporates a variety of disciplines, which support the development of a versatile dancer.

Areas of study for the two week intensive include daily pilates and mind/body centring classes, classical ballet technique, pointe technique, jazz technique, modern technique, repertoire and variations, composition classes as well as ballet history and jazz history seminars.

Audition videos and physical auditions are only required if the students are auditioning for the full time professional program commencing in September. All audition video’s must be submitted by June 1st, 2020 to be considered for the professional program.

Early-bird registration discount available.