About Festival Dance Camp

Festival dance camp will be held on the beautiful campus of the University of Georgia, in Athens, Georgia. The camp offers a one or two-week intensive dance program, designed to provide high-quality training for the serious-minded dancer. The highly professional faculty will provide an experienced insight into all aspects of dance, understanding of their goals as a dancer and how to achieve them.

The beautiful campus of the University of Georgia is located in the north eastern part of the state. Conveniently located in Athens, Georgia, UGA is only a one hour drive from Atlanta. The campus has its own lake, olympic-size swimming pool, tennis courts, movie theatre and fine arts facility. Students will attend on campus classes in the UGA Dance Theatre Studios. The spacious studios have sprung floors, mirrors, barres and marley flooring.

Festival Dance Camp’s curriculum is intensive, requiring a high level of commitment. The in-depth training is designed to provide each student with a strong foundation in Ballet, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Modern, Jazz, and Character, and geared to motivate and challenge each dancer on their own level. The camp is structured for dancers aged eleven through professional. All students are required to have at least one year of Pointe. All classes will be held on campus in the UGA Dance Department Studios. Students will attend two ballet classes daily, in addition they will attend two Jazz, Modern, or Character classes. Evenings will be spent rehearsing, viewing ballet films, listening to lectures on dance and dance history, or free time. Throughout the two weeks, students will have chaperoned opportunities to swim, hike, attend movies, picnics, and other on-campus activities.

Festival Dance Camp students will be housed in the privacy of an adult-chaperoned college residence hall. Each room is furnished with two twin beds and private bath facilities. Students may request roommates, or a roommate of the same age will be assigned. Three meals daily are provided in the college dining halls.

An essential part of every dancer’s training is stage experience. A performance will be given by all dancers on Friday, July 21st at 7:30 pm, in the UGA Dance Studios Theatre. All parents, relatives, and friends are invited to attend. Checkout will immediately follow.