Dance Summer Programs for Grades 3-6

Why Take Junior Dance

At Interlochen, we offer a nurturing environment where it's a safe space 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 plies 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 26, 2022 to July 9, 2022
  • SESSION 2: July 10, 2022 to July 23, 2022
  • SESSION 3: July 24, 2022 to August 6, 2022
Age Range
Junior (Grades 3-6)
  • SESSION 1: Accepting applications
  • SESSION 2: Accepting applications
  • SESSION 3: Accepting applications

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.

All Faculty

Rachel James

Rachel James

Instructor of Dance & Body Conditioning

A. Michelle Alexander

Instructor of Dance

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 quicker.

Cyrus, Dance

What's it like?

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