SUMMER 2018 MUSICAL THEATER, DANCE CAMPS AND INTENSIVES AT SHERMAN OAKS DANCE ACADEMY

Camps are offered in a safe and air conditioned studio space

  • Musical Theatre Camps
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    Primary Group Camp ages 3 - 5 years. Camp hours: 9-12:30

    Secondary Group Camp ages 5 - 12 years. Camp hours: 9-2:30

    Camp includes daily dance lessons. Kids will learn simple choreography, play music and movement games, and sing and act out scenes from popular movies and Broadway musicals. Camps are designed to bring out the performer in your child. Your child will start to master rhythm, balance, and body awareness. Children will also make crafts, play dress up and use their imagination to create their own stories. These are great camps to introduce your child to the performing arts.

  • Camp weeks - activities are themed

    Week 1 "Lilo, Stitch and Moana in Hawaii": June 11 - June 15
    Week 2 "Frozen in Summer": June 18 - June 28
    Week 3 "Madagascar": June 25 - June 29
    Week 4 "Descendants": July 2 - July 6 - No camp July 4th
    Week 5 "Hamilton": July 9 - July 13
    Week 6 "Once Upon a Time in a Fairy Tale": July 16 - July 20
    Week 7 "Trolls": July 23 - July 27
    Week 8 "Minion Mayhem": August 6 - August 10
    Week 9 "Aladdin": August 13 - August 17
  • Primary Group Sample schedule

    9:00 - 9:15 arrive
    9:15 - 9:45 welcome games/ballet
    9:45 - 10:00 break
    10:00 - 10:45 learn daily routine
    10:45 - 11:00 snack (outside on a patio if not too hot
    11:00 - 11:30 arts and crafts
    11:30 - 12:00 play music and movement games
    12:00 - 12:15 review the daily routine
    12:15 - 12:30 show and tell/camper pick up
  • Secondary Group Sample schedule

    9:00 - 9:15 arrive
    9:15 - 10:15 ballet
    10:15 - 10:30 break
    10:30 - 11:30 ballet
    11:30 - 11:45 break
    11:45 - 12:45 dance lesson or musical theatre
    12:45 - 1:15 lunch break
    1:15 - 2:00 dance lesson or musical theatre
    2:00 - 2:30 free dance/camper pick up

  • Beginner Dance Camps ages 7 - 12 years 9 am - 2:30 pm


    Dance Camps are designed to take dancers to the next level. Students focus on learning ballet basics and strengthening technique as well as exploring new styles such as Hip-Hop, Jazz, Contemporary and more.
  • Beginner dance camps weeks

    Week 1: June 25 - June 29
    Week 2: July 9 - July 13
    Week 3: July 16 - July 20
  • Dance Itensives ages 12+ (or teacher approval) 9 am - 2:30 pm
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    Great for dancers with experience, looking to better their technique. Classes include classical ballet technique, choreography, floor bare, character dance and variations, contemporary, jazz. Students that are on pointe may use pointe shoes.
  • Dance intensives weeks

    Week 1: June 23 - June 27
    Week 2: August 6 - August 10
  • Dance intensives faculty

Mary Ablaza

Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Modern

Mary is a graduate of the Juilliard School, NYC (BFA 1994). She performed under the direction of Jiri Kylian, Robby Barnett, Felix Blaska, and the Martha Graham Company. Mentors include Alfredo Corvino, Benjamin Harkarvy, Maria Grandy, Jean Marie Martz, Ethel Winter & Christine Dakin. Mary has performed and toured with several companies including: The Juilliard Dance Ensemble, Pilobolus Dance Theatre, Lincoln Center Outreach Touring Company. When AMDA, NYC opened the Hollywood campus in 2002 Mary was asked to join the faculty and wrote the ballet syllabus for the musical theater and theater programs. Mary has been trained to teach both classical ballet and Horton/Graham based modern dance.

Artour Bajanov

Vaganova Ballet, Pointe, Character Dance, Variations

Artour has begun his career as a principle and solo dancer with major ballet companies such as Bolshoi Ballet and Moscow State Ballet. While touring internationally throughout Europe and the USA, Mr. Bajanov was performing in: Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, and other ballets under Artistic Director, Yuri Grigorovich.

Jasmin Johnson

Vaganova Ballet, Pointe, Variations

Jasmin graduated from the Nutmeg Conservatory of the Arts, a strict Vaganova school. She trained at the American Ballet Theatre, the Orlando Ballet, the Rock School of Dance Education and the North Carolina School of the Arts. Jasmin has been teaching for seven years. She's been in love with ballet since she was a little girl and is incredibly passionate about passing that on to the next generation of dancers.

Larisa Onica

Stretch, Strength and Conditioning

Master of Sports. Professional Rhythmic Gymnastics and Ballet Coach. Graduated from National Physical Education University by I. Creanga. Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education teaching and coaching.Former National and Olympic Reserve Coach of Moldova (Tiraspol Moldova 1978- 1998). Head Coach of the National Transnistrian Republic Team (Moldova).

  • What are camp hours?


    Half day camp - 9:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m.
    Full day camp - 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Extended care available until 3:30 at $12/hr
  • Camps tuition and discounts


    Primary group camp - $225/full week or $55/single day
    Secondary group camps - $275/full week or $65/single day
    Dance camp - $350/week
    Dance intensive - $450/week
    $50 discount when enrolled in 3 or more weeks
  • What is make up/refund policy?


    Make up days are offered in lieu of refunds for missed days. You must call or email no later than the end of the missed day to receive a make up day.

    Camp will be canceled if minimum number of campers is not met. Tuition will be fully refunded if camp is canceled by the studio.
  • What to wear to camp?


    Primary group campers are welcome to wear anything they would be comfortable in while dancing and moving. Ballet slippers, socks or bare feet are accepted.

    Beginner and Intermediate groups campers - please stay as close as possible to our dress code policy
  • What to bring to camp?


    Primary group - change of clothes, light jacket, snack, water or juice. Campers must be potty trained.
    Beginner and Intermediate groups - 2 snacks, cold lunch, water or juice.

    Studio will also provide water, juice and a light snack.
  • How do I sign up?


    Call the studio at 818-981-1414 or email to info@shemanoaksdance.com to find out availability and to enroll.