The lazy, hazy days of summer are closer than you would think! What a fantastic time for your child to explore the world of dance and all that it has to offer! The Dance Corner, located in the Southfield Shopping Center in West Windsor, offers a wide array of summer camps, intensives, and classes for all ages and skill levels. From preschoolers just beginning to appreciate music and movement to seasoned pre-professional dancers, TDC offers options that encourage students to explore new styles, challenge their abilities, grow in technique, build confidence, and make lasting memories with new friends.

For our youngest dancers, TDC offers an Exploration Dance Camp (ages 3-6). This camp is designed to encourage the students’ imagination and creativity while exploring music, rhythm, and movement. A variety of themes will be brought to life through engaging dance instruction combined with the use of fun costumes and props. Each half day session concludes with snack and crafts — and lots of laughs!

For our older students (ages 5-14) who are interested in exploring multiple dance styles in a relaxed atmosphere, TDC offers a Dynamic Dance Camp. In partnership with the West Windsor Recreation Department, Dynamic Dance Camp provides opportunities to explore Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, and Acrobatic technique with an emphasis on creativity, friendship, and the excitement of performance. Dynamic Dance Camp is offered as a half day or full day camp, with students who enroll for the full day engaging in additional activities that incorporate theater production, student choreography, and art into their dance instruction. Each two-week long session concludes with a staged performance for friends and family. Before and after care is available for this camp.

For the more serious dancer who is interested in building technique or challenging themselves with more advanced study in a specific style, TDC offers multiple week-long intensives. Intensive experiences are offered in Jazz, Ballet, and Lyrical dance technique, in addition to, Jumps, Turns and Acrobatics. All intensives are open to students from neighboring studios. Intensives are a wonderful option for students who miss the feel of studio life in the summer, want to maintain their skill, or are interested in expanding their skills in new areas. Students enrolled in intensive classes will receive in depth instruction in technique, master new combinations, learn teacher created choreography, and self-choreograph pieces in the selected style. Each intensive concludes with a showing for friends and family.

Finally, for families looking to dip their toes into dance, TDC offers evening dance classes in an array of styles and levels- from preschool to adult. These sessions offer a weekly class experience that mimics the feel of a traditional year-long course. It is a great opportunity to see if dance is a good fit for your child, to try a new style without commitment, or for adults to put on those dance shoes, themselves! TDC is now offering a Summer Special on evening classes: Six classes for the price of five!

Classes for all ages and skill levels are offered year round on a convenient schedule — concluding with a recital opportunity. For families looking for than just the traditional recital experience, TDC is also the home to the West Windsor Plainsboro Dance Company, which stages a seasonal performance of The Nutcracker Suite in addition to rotating Spring performances. For students looking to grow their confidence and performance experience through competition experiences, TDC also houses an audition only Elite Team, which competes at the regional and national levels.

If you are looking for a studio that emphasizes personal growth, relationships, and inclusion while using the most current dance education methods, TDC is the place for you. Most importantly, if you are looking for a studio that values the whole child and whole-heartedly welcomes each dancer into our family, The Dance Corner is the place for you! Join The Dance Corner this summer and experience first-hand what makes The Dance Corner feel like home to so many local families.

Dance Corner Inc., 335 Princeton-Hightstown Road, Southfield Shopping Center, West Windsor. 609-799-9677. www.thedancecorner.org.

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