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Dance Summer Programs for Grades 3-6

Why Take Junior Dance

At Interlochen, we offer a nurturing environment where it's safe to try, fail, and try again. Our junior dance program is designed for eager young dancers to improve their technique and form, and challenge themselves both inside and outside the studio.

What You'll Learn

As a junior dancer, you will spend up to four hours each day improving your dance potential and gaining self-confidence from inside our amazing new facility—the Dance Center. You will practice your pliés and improvisation with amazing views from the shore of Green Lake. Courses may include:

  • Ballet technique
  • Modern technique
  • Improvisation
  • Composition
  • Jazz
  • Character dance

APPLICATION Requirements


Program Snapshot
Program Length
2 weeks
Program Dates
  • SESSION 1: June 23, 2024 to July 6, 2024
  • SESSION 2: July 7, 2024 to July 20, 2024
  • SESSION 3: July 21, 2024 to August 3, 2024
Age Range
Junior (Grades 3-6)
  • SESSION 1: Accepting applications
  • SESSION 2: Accepting applications
  • SESSION 3: Accepting applications

What's it like?

Watch as students share their thoughts on the junior dance program at Interlochen.

Meet the Faculty

Our camp faculty members have danced, directed, and choreographed all over the United States and world. Many continue to be actively involved in the world of dance as college, institute, and university-level instructors.

Please note the gallery may showcase previous instructors.

All Faculty

Rachel James

Rachel James

Instructor of Dance & Body Conditioning

Program Highlights

Performance Opportunities

At the end of the session, you will dance in a performance showcasing the material covered during your course work. 

Distinguished Faculty

Our faculty have dedicated their lives to dance. Many of them currently perform or instruct at leading institutions around the world. They look forward to spending their summers at Interlochen, teaching the next generation of young artists.

Class to me is a place where you don't have to be scared if you do something wrong. You don't have to be scared if you mess up in the dance rehearsals because you don't get one chance. You can practice it more times in class. I really like doing more of what I love every day so I can get better at it more quickly.

Cyrus, Dance

A taste of the arts in every direction

Listen in as junior students and Camp Life staff share what they love most about the junior experience at Interlochen Arts Camp—and what sets Interlochen apart from other summer programs.