Summer Term

Summer at Kinetics

About our offerings:

  • Classes highlighted in gray are offered in partnership with Howard County Recreation and Parks and meet in 6-10 week sessions.
  • Yoga & Fitness classes are also listed on our schedules but run in 10-18 week sessions.  Learn More (with link to yoga and fitness page).
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Summer Term offers great opportunities to stay strong and maintain technique or try something brand new! Our summer offerings offer a breadth of technique and styles for students of all ages, returning and new:
2019 Summer Session 1:  June 24th-July 21st
2019 Summer Session II: July 22nd-August 18th.

Use promo code SUMMER15 to receive a $15 discount when registering for BOTH sessions (one discount per family/account) Register Here.

Dance Intensives


About our Intensives
Our Dance Intensives are designed for the experienced dancer or those looking to progress their technique in a variety of styles. Dancers will take daily technique classes in both ballet and modern as well as specialty classes in styles such as jazz, hip hop, lyrical, musical theater, etc. Classes will be taught by Kinetics faculty as well as guest instructors. An informal performance by both our Junior Dance Intensive dancers and Dance Intensive students will follow the intensive and will take place at our Fall Open House.

Junior Dance Intensive
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (For Experienced Dancers, Ages 7-9)

Dance Intensive
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (For Experienced Dancers, Ages 10 & up)

HCRP Summer Camps At Kinetics

» Click here for a camp brochure with detailed information about each camp
» Register Online for HCRP Camps

Ages 3-3.5 permitted with previous dance experience

Why is previous dance experience needed for camps?
9am-12pm is a long day for three-year-olds. If children have never experienced a dance class before, it can be a bit overwhelming for these children. We want to ensure that all dancers have the best possible experience at our camps so that they can develop a long-term love of dance.

Bon Voyage Dance Camp
July 6th – 10th
Take a quest around the world! The first stop – France, to learn about the origins of Ballet. The next stop — Ghana, to explore percussive, rhythmic movement. In New York, we’ll stop on Broadway to try tapping and singing like the pros. We’ll also visit China and Hawaii! Dancers will gain exposure to a variety of multicultural dances. Students should wear clothing they are comfortable dancing in. Ballet shoes are recommended, but not required. Bring a nut-free snack and drink.
Ages 3.5-6: 9 AM-noon M-F
Ages 7-9: 9 AM-noon M-F

Dance & Storytelling Camp
July 13th–17th
Get ready to slide, pounce, spiral and explode through a week of storybook adventures. Each day will feature a different short story, such as Oh the Places You’ll Go, and will incorporate creative dance classes where students can express their own stories. Students should wear clothing they are comfortable dancing in and bring ballet and tap shoes. Bring a nut-free snack and drink.
Ages 3.5-6: 9 AM-noon M-F
Ages 7-9: 9 AM-noon M-F

Ballet Basics Camp
July 20th–24th
Spend a week immersed in dance classes, hearing classical ballet music, and learning the fundamental skills of dance. Students will take daily ballet classes, with additional dance classes in tap and creative movement. Child-led crafts and activities will focus on building knowledge of balance, coordination and presence needed for ballet. Leotard and tights are recommended, or clothing comfortable for dancing. Please bring ballet and tap shoes. Bring a nut-free snack and drink.
Ages 3.5-6: 9 AM-noon M-F
Ages 7-9: 9 AM-noon M-F

All That Jazz & Tap Dance Camp
July 27th–31st
Ever dreamed of dancing on Broadway? At this lively dance camp, students will shuffle ball-change and groove to familiar tunes. Daily dance classes in tap and jazz will explore stage presence, storytelling through dance, and even singing! Students should wear clothing they are comfortable dancing in. Please bring tap shoes. Bring a nut-free snack and drink.
Ages 3.5-6: 9 AM-noon M-F
Ages 7-9: 9AM-noon M-F

Under the Sea Dance Camp
August 3rd – 7th
Join us under the ocean, and dance with the sea creatures. This week will explore the wonders of the ocean through creative movement dance classes. Dancers will learn about movement qualities and performance through playful explorations. Daily crafts will be used to decorate the space for a performance at the end of the week. Students should wear clothing they are comfortable dancing in. Bring a nut-free snack and drink.
Ages 3.5-6: 9 AM-noon M-F
Ages 7-9: 9AM-noon M-F

Superhero Training Camp: A Boys Movement Camp
August 10th – 14th
This camp is geared towards your active and imaginative child! With dance and creative movement classes offered each day, students will explore the skills it takes to be SUPER. Classes will focus on strength, rhythm, confidence, balance, and fun! With a daily superhero story, and wearable superhero crafts, this is one action-packed week! Students should wear clothing they are comfortable dancing in. Bring a nut-free snack and drink.
Ages 3.5-6: 9 AM-noon M-F
Ages 7-9: 9AM-noon M-F

Once Upon a Ballet Camp
August 24th– 28th
Let the magic of the great classical ballets come alive to the sound of Tchaikovsky’s music. Each day, students will focus on a traditional ballet such as Swan Lake or the Nutcracker, and they’ll bring these stories to life in their dance classes. With classes in ballet and creative movement, and daily crafts and storybooks, this is an immersive week of dancing and learning. Students should wear clothing they are comfortable dancing in, leotard and tights recommended. Please bring ballet shoes. Bring a nut-free snack and drink.
Ages 3.5-6: 9 AM-noon M-F
Ages 7-9: 9AM-noon M-F

Register with Howard County Recreation and Parks.
To learn more about activities offered through Howard County Rec and Parks, contact 410-313-PARK or visit the Howard County Parks and Recreation Web site.

Specialty Master Class Series
This Master Class series features Guest Artists who specialize in various styles of dance. Enroll in the whole session or chose your favorite style! The Specialty Series will run on Monday’s from 7:30-9pm for 4 weeks, starting June 18th.

Pricing for our master classes is $90 for a 5 week session or $75 for a 4 week session. Those registering for our Specialty Series can enroll in the session for all 5 weeks, or choose 4 classes! You can also register for a single class at the pre-registration rate of $20. Drop-ins will be $25 (cash or check only).

Our Master Class Specialty Series Line up will be as follows:

    • June 24th – TAP – Heather Haffey
    • July 1st – JAZZ – Jess Beach
    • July 8th – BALLET – Darion Smith
    • July 15th – HIP HOP – TBA

Modern Master Class Series
Our Modern classes will be on Monday evenings from 7:30-9pm beginning July 23d and will run for 4 weeks, until August 13th. Each week will feature a different guest artist, and dancers will be able to enjoy a full length class with each artist.

To register for our Modern Master Class Series, or a single Modern Master class, follow the link to register above and click on the tab for Summer Session 2. Our Modern Master Class Series Line up will be as follows:
July 22nd – Kathryn Pilkington
July 29th – Stephanie Dorrycott
August 5th – TBA
August 12th – Britta J. Peterson is a choreographer, collaborator and educator. A native of the thriving Minneapolis arts community, BJP is an east-coast-based creative with projects produced at venues such as Sonics Immersive Media Lab—London, UK, Triskelion Arts—Brooklyn, NY, Imagination Stage—Bethesda, MD, Arts and Society Conference—Paris, FR, Tempe Center for the Arts—Tempe, AZ, Paramount Theatre—St. Cloud, MN, SLSAeu—Basel, Switzerland, Kennedy Center for Performing Arts—Washington, DC, Joe Goode Annex—San Francisco, CA, iStage at the ASU Synthesis Center—Tempe, AZ. BJP’s current research interests includes the prioritization of macro structure in the choreographic act, design integration, intersections between movement and responsive media, and curricular design for the dynamic arts environment. Currently, BJP is a 2018 DC Commission Arts and Humanities Fellow, is choreographing several new works, regularly teaches across the nation, and is the Director of Dance at American University in Washington DC. She holds her BA in Dance and Communications, magna cum laude, from Gustavus Adolphus College and her MFA in Dance, summa cum laude, from Arizona State University. @__bjp__

Additional Master Classes:
June 19th – 10 Hairy Legs – 7:30-9:00pm, Modern Master Class
June 25th – Lester Holmes – 6:30-7:30pm Tap Master Class, 7:30-9:00pm Jazz Master Class