Summer Dance 2024

DANCE CAMPS AND CLASSES FOR ALL AGES AND SKILL LEVELS

Dance with Ballet Memphis this summer! Explore ballet for the first time or continue working on your technique. Learn directly from dance professionals who are mindful of teaching to the skill level of the student.

Camps do not require previous dance experience. Just come ready to have fun!

Build-A-Ballet Camps

  • Ages 3-10

Come experience a magical week exploring ballet, storytelling, costumes and more! In these Build-A-Ballet camps children will move, create, and collaborate to make a ballet performance together.


Build-A-Ballet Camp: Carnival of the Animals

  • Ages 3-5 (Current students DD3-DD5)

  • $195

June 3-7, 2024

Step into a whimsical world of movement and melody at the Build-A-Ballet: Carnival of the Animals Camp! Lead by expert instructor Rachel Hewer, your young dancer's creativity will be unleashed as they explore the beauty of Camille Saint-Saëns' classical music inspired by the animal kingdom. There will be an informal presentation on the last day for friends and family!

*Students must be 3 years old by May 1, 2024 and potty trained.

Build-A-Ballet Camp: Carnival of the Animals Schedule

Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm Ballet Memphis Dream Studio

Summer Beginner Ballet

  • Ages 8-13

  • $240

June 4 - July 23, 2024

For dancers wishing to start their ballet training this summer, join us for this Beginner Ballet course where new students will explore the foundations of ballet technique and form! Meets Tuesdays.

Summer Beginner Ballet Schedule

Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm Ballet Memphis

Build-A-Ballet Camp: Kings and Queens

  • Ages 6-10 (Current students B1-B4 and Younger Beginners)

  • $195

June 10-14, 2024

Step into a royal realm at the Build-a-Ballet: Kings and Queens Camp! Lead by expert instructor, Rachel Hewer, your young dancers will design their own regal ballet, exploring the elegance of kings and queens through a unique blend of creative choreography, crafts and imagination. There will be an informal presentation on the last day for friends and family!

Build-A-Ballet Camp: Kings and Queens Schedule

Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm Ballet Memphis Dream Studio

Build-A-Ballet Camp: Winter Wonderland

  • Ages 3-5 (Current students DD3-DD5)

  • $195

July 29 - August 2, 2024

Beat the summer heat with us at the Build-a-Ballet: Winter Wonderland Camp! Your young dancers will craft their own magical winter ballet, twirling through snowflakes and pirouetting in a snowy wonderland. Lead by expert instructor, Tatum Farlow, this camp is a perfect mix of dance, crafts and creativity. There will be an informal presentation on the last day for friends and family!

*Students must be 3 years old by May 1, 2024 and potty trained.

Build-A-Ballet Camp: Winter Wonderland Schedule

Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm Ballet Memphis Discover Studio

Summer Intensives

For students outside of Ballet Memphis, please call Jenna Lester for placement information at 901-214-2404.


June Beyond Technique - Intermediate

  • Ballet 4-8

  • $650 tuition; Registration deadline April 15th

June 3rd – June 14th

A two-week intensive that will develop the student’s skills in learning choreography, perfecting the details, and performing. Dancers will take daily class and then dive into workshops and rehearsals to learn choreography and develop creativity. The session will culminate in a final in-studio performance on June 14th.

June Beyond Technique - Intermediate Schedule

Monday-Friday 9:30am-2:00pm Ballet Memphis

July Beyond Technique - Advanced

  • Ballet 7-8

  • $1600 tuition; Registration deadline April 15th

July 8th – July 26th

A one-of-a-kind immersion program, this unique experience is not only modeled on the daily life of our professional company artists, but allows students to work closely with a select group of them to help develop a more complete dancer. Students will foster their creativity, understand how best to work with their bodies, participate in small-group mentoring, learn the technical aspects of dancing in a theater—and become a better dancer! Participation on all days is mandatory. Final public performance on July 26th.

July Beyond Technique - Advanced Schedule

Monday-Friday 9:30am-5:00pm Ballet Memphis
Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm Ballet Memphis