Study hip hop, jazz, tap, ballet, Afro-Brazilian and more. Our experienced staff imparts technique and inspires growth. Choreograph your own piece for a Noontime Show or perform in a number inspired by your favorite musical at the Arts Festival. Dancers of all levels are encouraged to develop their skills and explore new forms of movement. The first two days of each session will be devoted to assuring correct class placement according to ability and experience.

Contemporary Dance

ages 12-15 (limit 12)

If learning original choreography, developing your technique, exploring creative expression through your body and connecting viscerally with modern musical styles gets your blood flowing, this is your class. We focus on creating a riveting contemporary ensemble-based dance performance while deepening our technical abilities. Previous dance experience is suggested. (Period 1)

Instructor(s):Bekah Blair



ages 8-15 (limit 10)

Tap your troubles away. Come make a lot of organized noise. Learn fascinating rhythms, show stopping steps, and be a part of the CRCAP Dance Concert. Join us for an introduction to one of America’s most beloved artistic innovations. (Period 1)

Instructor(s):Melissa  Davenport


Jazz Dance

ages 8-15 (limit 12)

A fun, athletic class emphasizing lyrical jazz styles to traditional and contemporary jazz music. The skills you learn in Jazz Dance will help you with musicals and other dance styles. Some dance experience recommended. (Period 2)

Instructor(s):Bekah Blair


Hip Hop Jr

ages 8-11 (limit 16)

This class will give you an introduction to Hip Hop techniques. Join the fiercest dance crew at CRCAP and take the stage dancing to all your favorite Hip Hop hits! (Period 3)

Instructor(s):Niki Thelisman




ages 10-15 (limit 16)

This class is for campers who want to immerse themselves in musical theater dance for the whole afternoon! In this two-period class, we will learn and perform choreography to create a condensed version of a popular Broadway Show! No lines or lyrics to memorize, just storytelling through dance. Dance styles will include jazz, musical theater, and lyrical. If you love to perform, this is the class for you. Because of this class’ big performance focus, campers must sign up for BOTH periods. (Periods 5 and 6)

Instructor(s):Bekah Blair


Hip Hop

ages 11-15 (limit 16)

B-Boys and B-Girls hit the floor, we’re about to drop this beat! Learn Hip-Hop and street funk choreography. Pop, lock, and break to the latest grooves. (Period 5)

Instructor(s):Niki Thelisman


Making Dances

ages 8-15 (limit 10)

Do you like creating new and interesting movement? Here’s your chance to build your own dance works and combine them with music, costumes, and/or text. Bring your friends and learn the different ways to choose music, make costumes and perform your own dances. (Period 6)

Instructor(s):Melissa  Davenport