Dance Summer Dance (DSD) is Atlantic Canada’s most advanced summer dance training program, with some of the top dance instructors in North America. Dancers boost year-round training in a focused and intensive, supportive, and fun camp program like no other. Develop skills, learn about professional dance, and create magic through movement! We use established traditions and the newest approaches in dance for body conditioning, stretch and strength, and other movement forms — all in a noncompetitive setting.
Accompanied by live music, we have daily warm up, technique, rep, and new creation in both ballet and modern dance, and weekend sessions in site-specific choreography — it is an exceptional program. Faculty for DSD 2023 will include Ballet Bob and Katie MacFarlane teaching ballet, and Bridget Lappin instructing modern. Emily Shute will accompany on the keys and provide music theory. Other faculty and visiting artists to be announced.
Former students have gone on to study at professional dance training schools such as the Toronto Dance Theatre and Juilliard, to have careers with international companies, and most importantly, to develop a lifelong love of dance and movement.
Dancers are also campers, and recreation and relaxation take place on our 178-acre property on the beautiful North Mountain, with rustic cabins, walking trails, delicious food, campfires, and beach trips, all with our wonderful camp staff.
Dancers at DSD learn to take care of their bodies, be creative, make new friends from around the world, and to have fun!