Blue Lake’s Dance Program is designed to
challenge young dancers and enhance their current
level of training. Dance Majors receive five hours
of daily instruction that includes ballet technique,
pointe or pre-pointe, partnering, men’s classes,
repertory, along with contemporary classes offered
in the afternoon. Workshops such as injury prevention, dance composition, improvisation, dance history, and careers in dance help to provide a well-rounded summer dance experience.
Students can complete their instructional day by
choosing a Minor, allowing them to experience
another area of interest while at camp. Please go to minors for a complete list of courses.Students also have the opportunity to hear various
performances presented as a part of Blue Lake’s
Summer Arts Festival, as well as participate in
recreational activities and other camp events.
To better accommodate each student’s level of
training, dance majors participate in a placement
class on the first day of camp. Dancers are placed in
either level A or B, according to proficiency. Dancers
remain within their class levels throughout the
course of the day and are placed together for morning
conditioning classes, selected workshop classes, and
final Sunday performances.
Blue Lake’s Dance Ensemble is a four week summer intensive program that culminates in performances held at the 750-seat Miller Theater on the campus of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Participation is by audition only and is limited to 40 dancers working at an advanced/intermediate level of training. Ensemble dancers receive daily technique classes along with coaching, mentoring, and rehearsals, all led by Blue Lake’s outstanding dance faculty.
Blue Lake Scholarship Auditions
All prospective dance campers are encouraged to participate in the Free Master Class/ Scholarship Audition. Merit Scholarships are awarded to dancers based upon ability, potential, work ethic, and commitment to dance. The most advanced dancers will be invited to join our 4-week intensive program and participate as a member in the Blue Lake Dance Ensemble. Dancers unable to attend a scheduled audition may send a DVD audition or email a video file. Please visit Dance Scholarship Audition Information for updated
audition-master class sites for the 2015 season,
as well as detailed information on DVD audition