The Dance Matrix
Dance Camps - Technical Training, Spring Break and Summer Camps
For our registration forms. If you would like additional registration information, please call Helen at 778-397-0934.
General information on our camps
We will be attempting to return to our regular summer camp schedule in the Summer of 2021 (However please see our tentative COVID schedule below.)
Our studio runs a variety of different dance camp options that will suit the individual needs of dancers from a beginner to advanced level of dance.
We invite dancers from both our studio and from the general public to take advantage of the great experiences offered by attending one or more of our dance camps.
Our camps are an excellent way to find out if your dancer enjoys the performing arts or for those participants with performing arts experience, these camps provide an excellent environment to further hone their skills and technique.
Our two week Spring Break and Summer Camps offer an excellent alternative to other regular camp environments and provide a safe and healthy environment for your dancer. Our camps (Technical camps excepted) normally run for two weeks, M-F, 9-4pm with before and after care available for a small additional fee. Camps include 15+ hours of dance per week along with a showcase for family and friends at the end of camp. Dance genres include elements of jazz, ballet and acrobatics, sometimes tap and/or hip hop are fused into the sessions. Cost for a two week camp is $475, cost for a 9 day camp is $425.
Annually we offer the following camps:
Spring Break Camp - Two Weeks based on New Westminster School District #40 Calendar
Summer Camps - Two Weeks in each of July and August
Technical Camps - Two x one week (1/2 days) camps - one for junior/intermediate dancers and the other for intermediate/advanced dancers.
For those of you who have enjoyed our camps in the past, you know what a wonderful experience these camps are for the participants. We will have singing, dancing and acting (15+ hours per week) going on throughout the 9 days with costumes, scenery and prop making, trips to the park and a showcase of what the participants have learned on the last day of camp.
Our main instructor for this program is a Canadian Dance Teachers Association member with 18+ years experience in teaching dance to students of all ages (See the faculty page). Our Studio Manager has a teaching degree, first aid and is a 28+ year veteran working with children and youth of all ages.
2021 Summer Camps (Tentative based on BC Government's phased in plan)
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we have had to make changes to our summer camp programs. During the month of August we will be committing to running 2 x 1 week recreational camps which will be limited to 10-12 participants with a shorter day. These camps will run August 9th - 13th and August 16th - 20th.
Camps will run 12 noon - 5pm, M-F and the cost will be $250 for each week.
Our studio has been set up to provide for physical distancing of our dancers and the studio is sanitized daily. In addition, we have sanitizing products available throughout the studio premises along with masks, shields and gloves available for those that require them. Please contact Helen thorugh this website or by phone to receive a copy of our Customer Safety Policy.
Dancers will participate in several genres of dance irrespective of their dance experience, participants will gain experience in jazz, ballet, acro, hip hop and depending on the participants and availability of shoes, they will receive training in tap dance as well.
Weather permitting, we will be taking the participants to local school fields and parks that allow for physical distancing so that they can learn acro tricks on a grassy surface and to participate in other outdoor activities.
We will be running a 1 week technical training and audition camp for our performing group students and dancers wishing to audition for one of our 3 performing groups. This camp will be limited to 10-12 dancers.
If you would like more information on our camps, please feel free to call us at 778-397-0934 or email us at [email protected] and we will forward a registration form.