Music, story, rhythm — dance! Express ourself through the magic, discipline, and sheer physical energy!
- Serious dance training in a state of the art studio
- Emphasis on technique, choreography, and strength training
- Differentiated instruction to meet the needs of beginner through advanced dancers
- Process-centered classes balanced with a variety of ensemble performance opportunities
Dance majors include Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, and Modern and Contemporary classes. Minors change each summer based on the special skills of our dance staff, making it a great chance for campers to try new forms of expression. Past minors like K-Pop, Musical Theatre, Tap, Scottish Dance, Vogue, Choreography, and more allow campers studying dance to experience a variety of styles. Dance classes at Appel Farm are designed to build technique while campers develop their own unique voice as a dancer.
Outside of classes, campers can also spend afternoon or late night free time in open studios where they can work independently or collaboratively to create original solo, duet, or group dances. Campers have many opportunities to perform including the dance showcase at the end of the 4-week session. This showcase includes all dance majors and minors as well as solos and duets from open studios. Open to campers at all levels, dance at Appel farm offers a unique combination of experienced and beginning dancers alike.