Summer Dance Camp 2014

Ages 3-5

Session 1: July 14 – July 17  
Adventures in Neverland

Session 2: July 21 – July 24  
Fairytale Fantasies


Monday through Thursday  
9:00am – 11:30am

Tuition: 1 Week — $100, 2 Weeks — $175

Themed Creative Movement camps for 3 to 5 year-olds. Students will develop coordination, listening, and directional skills while exploring their imagination through dance, song, and art activities.




Intro-Intensive 2014

Ages 7+

June 30 – July 11, 2014

Tuition: 1 Week — $110, 2 Weeks — $180

This program includes Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Choreography and is designed for beginning or intermediate dancers. Students attend daily classes and rehearsals Monday through Friday 9:30am – 2:30pm


Students that attend both weeks of the Intro-Intensive program particpate in our Summer Intensive Showcase on July 11, 2014



Summer Intensive

June 9 – 28, 2014

Junior Division: Intermediate Dancers Ages 10+

Senior Division: Advanced & Pre-Professional Dancers Ages 14+

Tuition: 1 Week — $375, 2 Weeks — $750, 3 Weeks — $900

This program includes classes in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Partnering, Pointe and Repertory Rehearsals and is designed for intermediate and advanced dancers who are committed to enhancing their dance technique. Students attend daily classes and rehearsals Monday through Saturday.

Housing is available. Please see below for more information.


Students that attend all weeks of the Summer Intensive program particpate in our Summer Intensive Showcase on June 28, 2014


Classes will be taught by Executive Artistic and Founding Director Carol Erkes, and Associate Director/Resident Choreographer Ferdinand DeJesus, along with guest faculty from around the country.


Guest Faculty will Include:


Allison Jay Baber – Former dancer Hartford Ballet, BalletMet, Smuin Ballet and touring show of “Moving Out”


John Parks – Faculty USF in Tampa, former dancer Alvin Ailey and Ana Sokolow


Israel Rodriguez – Forn in Camaguey, Cuba, trained at the famed Vocational Art School, former soloist Ballet de Camaguey under the direction of Fernando Alonso, Ballet Theatre of Lexington, former principal Dancer with Ballet de Monterrey, Louisville Ballet and, most recently, Orlando Ballet


Charmaine WarrenPerformer, historian, consultant and dance writer. Faculty member at Hunter College, Kean University, Empire State College’s online program Center for Distance Learning and The Joffrey Ballet School’s Jazz and Contemporary Trainee Program. Former faculty member of The Ailey School and the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University dance major program. Ms. Warren holds a Ph.D. in History from Howard University, a Masters Degree in Dance Research, Reconstruction and Choreography from CUNY – City College, and two Bachelor’s Degrees: one in Speech & Theatre/Dance, and the other in English from Montclair State College.

Ms. Warren generally lectures on western dance history, the Black tradition in American dance and Jamaican dance. After performing for many years with major New York dance companies, she joined the internationally known, New York-based, dance/theater company david rousseve/REALITY in 1989 – 2000. She teaches a movement class based on a melding of modern dance, contemporary styles and yoga. Ms. Warren is a yoga teacher at Ashtanga Yoga Montclair in Montclair, New Jersey. She began teaching Ashtanga-based yoga classes in 1998, and today Ashtanga yoga remains an integral part of all my movement classes. She has lectured and taught movement and yoga classes nationally and internationally.

Ms. Warren has been a co-curator for Harlem Stage’s dance series, EMoves for ten years, and the lead curator for Dance @ Wassaic Project Festival for five years. She currently writes on dance for Dance Magazine and The New York Amsterdam News among other magazines and journals. Her most recent articles can be found on JW Marriot’s luxury hotel’s website – jwm – “Visions of Sugarplums”, on BAM’s website (“A Brief History of American Modern Dance”), and in BAM’s 150th anniversary book – BAM: The Complete Works, Edited by Steven Serafin.

Ms. Warren was a member of the New York Dance and Performance Awards Committee (BESSIES) for more than ten years.


Lloyd Whitmore – Former dancer with Philadanco, The New Orleans Opera, and DC Contemporary Dance Theater. 1991-1993, served as Artistic Director of his own modern dance company, the New World Dance Company of Washington, DC. Present faculty at Rochelle School of the Arts.


Sharon Wong – Former Ailey School faculty Co-Chair of the Jazz Department and Aily/Fordham BFA faculty advisor. Visiting Dance Professor at Hope College in Michigan




(Includes Meal Plan, RA Supervision, Transporation)


1 Week — $375, 2 Week — $750, 3 Week — $1,125


(Students 13 and under please add $250 per week Chaperone Fee)


Students are housed in a residence hall at Florida Southern College (FSC). Resident Assistants (RAs) will supervise the students during their stay. Students will be transported to and from FSC via shuttle service provided by FSC. Check-in is held each Sunday. Meals are provided by FSC.



14th Annual Summer Youth Dance Camp / Dance Extensions



Ages 6-10

Part of the “DANCE EXTENSIONS“ program funded by The George W. Jenkins Fund from within The Give Well Community Foundation
Florida Dance Theatre, Polk County’s only professional dance company and training academy, is inviting boys and girls ages 6-10 to an exciting, educational, and fun camp. Students will participate in classes including Ballet, Musical Theatre Jazz, Hip Hop, Acting, Ethnic Dances, and Art

Session 1: July 28 – August 1

Session 1: August 4 – August 8

Monday through Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Participants will need to provide their own bag lunches. FDT will provide a morning and an afternoon snack.

**This camp is FREE to students who qualify for the Free School Lunch Program **
Students that qualify for the reduced lunch program receive a discount
Slots are available each week for paying students
Regular Tuition $175 per week

For More Information about the Program, please click here to download the application and more information:

 Summer Youth Dance Camp

SYDC Application 2014

*** 35 students on the free school lunch program will be chosen to receive a scholarship for the 2014-2015 season of classes at the Academy of Florida Dance Theatre