Dancing Grounds has committed to offering youth programming year–round for five years. As we move in to our eighth year of operation, we will be making some significant programmatic and infrastructure changes to ensure we are providing the best dance education to our community, in the most effective and financially sustainable way possible.

Considering the time, planning, and intentionality needed to implement changes at this level, we need to carve out more time this summer for our staff to plan and prepare. Unfortunately, that means for the first summer in five years, we will not be offering our Dancing Grounds Summer program in 2019. On the bright side, we are using summer 2019 to plan for new summer camps in 2020 that will expand to include teenagers so your children can grow with DG until they graduate from high school.

 Our summer camp break could be a wonderful opportunity for our students to try something new! Your child can get a different perspective on dance, try a new art form, or do something totally different.

Check out the many programs offered by community partners & friends in and around New Orleans:


BLOOM Summer Experience
Ages 8 – 13
June 24 – 28 – $100/session
Financial Assistance Available
(504) 233–2954 | WEBSITE | bloomdancecpr@gmail.com

New Orleans Dance Collective July 2019
Janet@noladance.org | (504) 491–2390


New Orleans Ballet Theatre Intensive
For Ages 9 – 18
Schramel Conservatory of Dance
920 Terpsichore St., New Orleans, LA 70130
June 3 – 21 – $950/session
Need–based Scholarships available
Application/Audition required
n.o.ballettheatre@gmail.com neworleansballettheatre.com/summer–intensive–1

SUMMER CAMP for Ages 6–12, Rock Climbing and more
2360 St. Claude Ave.., New Orleans, LA 70117
Session 1: May 27 – 31
Session 2: August 5 – 9
$60 single–day, $230 full–week
Early–bird registration discounts
Financial Assistance/Scholarships available

NOCCA High School Summer Intensive
9 – 11 grade students, Offering Culinary Arts, Dance, Media Arts, Vocal, Drama, Musical Theatre and more
2800 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70117
June 3 – 21 – $200 supply fee
Application/Audition required nocca.com

Passion Dance Center CAMP
at NORDC Lyons Center, Ages 7–12
June 3 –July 26, 8am–3pm – FREE
tamika@passiondancecenter.com | (504) 284–3955

Schramel Conservatory of Dance
Mini–Dance Camp for ages 5 – 8, Offering Ballet and More
920 Terpsichore St., New Orleans, LA 70130
June 24 – 28 – $250/session
No Audition Required

Southern Rep Summer Theatre Camps
for Ages 4 –18 (Dependent on Session)
Loyola University
6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA
Partial and Full Scholarships available
No Audition Required

Camp Beautiful with The Beautiful Foundation, Inc.
for Girls ages 12 – 15, Various Disciplines including Dance and More
June 10 – July 12
$750/session + $50 registration fee
Need–based Scholarships & After/Before–care Available
(504) 319–6825

Upturn Arts Summer Camps for Ages 4 – 18
Various camps centered around Recycling, Fashion, Architecture and more
NOLA Spaces 1719 Toledano Street, 70115
Various sessions June 3 – August 9
Sliding Scale Grants & After/Before–care Available

Anthony Bean Summer Theater Camp, Ages 7 – 17
Southern University
6400 Press Dr, New Orleans, LA 70126

6–Week Session: June 4 – July 13 – $180/session
9–Week session: June 4 – August 5 – $460/session
Application/Audition Required
(504) 862–7529

Ashé Cultural Arts Center kUUMBA INSTITUTE

Country Day Creative Arts Summer Camp
for Ages 7- 14, Offering Dance, Theater, Visual Arts and more
300 Park Road, Metarie, LA 70005
June 10 – July 12
$1600/session, Need–based Scholarships Available

Electric Girls Summer Camp powered by Shell
for Girls ages 5 – 15, Offering STEM focused activities
Loyola University
6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA
Multiple one – and two–week sessions from May 27 – August 2
One–Week Camps – $395/session
Two–Week Camps – $675/session
Scholarships Available for families that qualify for free/reduced lunch

GIRLS ROCK SUMMER CAMP for Girls, Trans and Gender non–conforming youth
Ages 9 –15, Offering Music and Various Others Disciplines
Homer Plessy Community School
721 St. Philip, New Orleans, LA
June 24 – 28 – $300/session
No students turned away for lack of funding!
Camper application due by April 14

Live Oak Dance Junior Summer Ballet Camp
for Ages 8 – 11
8204 Oak Street, New Orleans, LA 70118
Session 1: June 24 – 28 – $285/session
Session 2: August 5 – 9 – $285/session
Audition required; E–mail to schedule

Live Oak Dance Pre–Professional Intensives
for Ages 12 and Up
8204 Oak Street, New Orleans, LA 70118
June 4 – 21 – $285/session
Audition required; E–mail to schedule

New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) Adventures in Dance Camp
for Ages 8–10 
July 8 – 26 
8:30AM–3:30pm (M–F) 
Chevron Dance Studio at Lyons Rec Center 
624 Louisiana Ave  Limited Spaces Available. First come, first served. 
504–522–0996 X207 or