Summer Camp

Movement, drama, fitness, dance technique, creativity and more for kids ages 5-12!

Our summer camps are perfect for kids who like dance and drama and want both in one place. We focus on building up their skills and confidence, with an emphasis on FUN! The week flies by with something new each day, including outdoor lunch breaks, games, art projects and even a trip to a local sprinkler park. Each week ends with a stress-free, informal show.

Registration Now Open! 

When school’s out for summer, we’ve got you covered! Every camp day includes dance and drama sessions, outdoor activities, games and art projects. Along with learning technique, campers develop confidence, social skills, discipline and musicality in this structured, fun-filled program. On Fridays, the kids show off what they’ve learned throughout the week at an informal 30-minute presentation.

Each week has a unique theme, so you can sign up for multiple camps and still get a different experience. The instructional sessions are designed for all levels — perfect for kids who are new to the performing arts as well as those coming back to learn more.

Camp is held from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (with options for extended programming until 6 p.m.) at our Rittenhouse studio (1923 Chestnut St, 2nd floor) and nearby parks. 

Schedule & Class Descriptions

Sample Camp Day (subject to change):

8:45 – 9:15 am | Drop off at the studio

9:30 am | Dance Class

10:30 am | Musical Theater & Dance

11:30 am | Lunch & playground/outdoor activity

12:30 pm | Free time/art projects

1 pm | Improv & Drama Games

2 pm | Drama Class

3 – 3:30 pm | Board games, art projects, free time

Extended Day

3:30 pm | Dance

4:15 pm | Drama/Musical Theater

5 – 5:20 pm | Cardio Dance or Improv Games

5:20 – 6 pm | Free time until pick up

Dance offerings include: 

  • Ballet
  • Lyrical
  • Jazz & Musical Theater Jazz
  • African Fusion
  • Cardio Dance (Hip Hop Cardio, Zumba, Dance Party Mix, etc.)

Drama sessions include: 

  • Act Out — Work on stage presence, character development and more while rehearsing short scenes and plays. 
  • Improv — No worries if you’re not into performing, improvisation is for anyone who likes to be spontaneous and a little silly! Let the imagination flow through dramatic exercises, improvised skits and all sorts of games.
  • Musical Theater — It’s our own off-Broadway stage! Sing and dance while rehearsing show tunes.

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(Camp themes subject to change)

June 10-14 – Potential Week

*Philly School District still in session; offered if enough interest from non-district families. If you’re seeking coverage, fill out this form by March 15.

All Grades K-6

June 17-21 – Descendants

Enter the musical fantasy of Disney’s Descendants. We’ll explore the magical world featured in all three films.

Rising Grades K-2

Rising Grades 3-6

June 24-28 – Time Travel

Close your eyes and wake up to another time of dress, song, and dance! Maybe 1924 or 2124!

Rising Grades K-2

Rising Grades 3-6

July 1-5 – Disney

Pro-rated, no camp July 4

From classic fairy tales to adventurous quests, this week promises  a delightful blend of creativity, imagination, and the joyous spirit of Disney magic.

Rising Grades K-2

Rising Grades 3-6

July 8-12 – Avatar

Become part of the worldwide phenomenon of the Avatar franchise. Travel to Pandora and then explore the depths of its oceans in “The Way of Water” sequel, which we’ll bring to life in our studio!

Rising Grades K-2

Rising Grades 3-6

July 15-19 – Broadway Bound

Get ready to perform on a “Broadway” stage! Learn choreography and show tunes from past and present kid-friendly Broadway hit musicals.

Rising Grades K-2

Rising Grades 3-6

Jul. 22-26 – Pop Stars

Shine like a superstar as you sing and dance to current hits! Learn what it takes to command a stage just like Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Dua Lipa and others. This week’s campers also have a special opportunity to perform one of their numbers at the Philadelphia Dance Day festival showcase at 5:30 pm on Saturday, July 27 at Plays & Players Theater.

Rising Grades K-2

Rising Grades 3-6

Jul. 29 – Aug. 2 – Myths & Magic

Slip down the rabbit hole and conjure up all the magic you can! Visit the world of Harry Potter, Aladdin, Maleficent, or even Glinda! Magic wands and supernatural events guaranteed.

Rising Grades K-2

Rising Grades 3-6

August 5-9 – Villains & Heroes

From Spiderman and The Incredibles to Scar and Syndrome, and every hero and villain in between – we’ll dress up, sing, and dance and portray our favorites – whether they be good, evil, or some of both!

Rising Grades K-2

Rising Grades 3-6

August 12-16 – Ocean Voyage

Dive into an underwater adventure filled with all sorts of fun sea creatures. And you can bet we’ll be singing some songs from the newly released version of “The Little Mermaid”.

Rising Grades K-2

Rising Grades 3-6

August 19-23 – Zootopia

In a world populated by anthropomorphic mammals, follow the antics of a rabbit police officer and a cunning red fox. Sing and dance to the hit song “Try Everything,” among others!

Rising Grades K-2

Rising Grades 3-6

August 26-30 – Potential Week

The district and ICS resume on this week, so this camp will only be offered if there’s enough interest from families with later start dates. If you’re looking for coverage, fill out this form by March 15.

All Grades K-6

Rates

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Get a jumpstart on summer planning before camps fill up!

Don’t worry if you’re not totally sure what dates you need yet — you can switch weeks up until June 1, space permitting. (Just keep in mind that weeks at the beginning and end of summer break often hit capacity.)

Email us to set up sibling discounts!

Cost: $350 per week, plus a one-time $50 registration fee.

Extended care:

  • Early care available from 8-9 am for $10/day.
  • Late afternoon programming available from 3-6 pm for $25/day or $80 for M-Th. (Fridays also available if enough interest; most families tend to prefer taking their kids home after the showcase).
  • Email us to add extended care.

Want to enroll multiple kids? Siblings get 10% off! Register one student, then email us to set up the discount for the next.

*Discounts, such as sibling rates, cannot be applied on top of sale prices.

We believe that everyone should have access to the arts. If cost is a barrier, please contact us to work something out. We can create alternative payment plans or provide need-based tuition assistance.

Summer Camp FAQ

If your question isn’t here, find even more studio info on our Policies page or drop us a line and we’ll be happy to help!

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What should campers wear?

Anything comfortable for movement will be perfect. On extra hot days, you may want to send your child with a change of clothes in case we get sweaty doing dance fitness or running around outside. If your kids already have ballet or jazz shoes, those will come in handy, otherwise socks will work just fine. There are plenty of changing rooms at the studio. 

We take the kids to a local sprinkler park on Wednesdays, weather permitting. On those days, please send your child with a bathing suit under their clothes, an extra change of clothing, sunscreen, and a small towel. We usually spend a few hours playing in the water and eating lunch outside, then change out of wet suits when we get back to the studio. If the weather calls for rain, we’ll reschedule the spray ground trip to Tuesday or Thursday.  We’ll make sure to let you know as early as possible if we need to change the normal schedule.

For Dance Intensive weeks, dance attire (leotard, tights, and dance shoes) is recommended but not required.

Can my child register for specific classes instead of the full summer camp?

Potentially. If there’s a specific style of dance you’re looking for, please contact us. We’ll let you know when we will be offering that during the camp day and we can figure out a single-class rate for your child. 

What’s the policy if a camper gets sick or contracts COVID?

In an effort to help keep everyone healthy, we have protocols similar to those of the school district. If a child is sick with a fever or stomach bug, we follow the district’s “24-hour policy” and ask that you “keep them home at least for the whole next day, even if you think they are fine.”

For COVID, we follow CDC guidelines. So if a student tests positive for COVID-19, they would not be able to come to the studio for the required CDC quarantine period or until a negative test.

Other safety measures we have implemented:

  • All of our instructors/staff are vaccinated against COVID. We strongly recommend that all kids be vaccinated as well and keep note of vaccine records during registration.
  • Campers are regularly reminded to wash hands thoroughly, and are not allowed to share food.
  • Our staff disinfects all tables and high-touch surfaces on a daily basis.
  • If we learn that a camper tested positive for COVID after coming to the studio, we notify any families whose children may have been exposed. Any communication about cases is always kept anonymous.
  • We ask everyone – parents, campers and instructors – to help us reduce the spread of illness by staying home if you’re not feeling well, especially if you have symptoms that could be indicative of COVID-19.
What's the cancellation policy?

Zazz services are non-refundable. However, we understand that it can be difficult to figure out summer plans in time to take advantage of early bird registration deals, so we have come up with the following cancellation policy specific to camp purchases:

  • Camp registration fees are non-refundable.
  • If you opt out of camp before June 1, the amount paid (minus the $50 registration fee) can be credited to your account to use toward a different service or product, including kids or adult programs or even other future summer camp weeks. Cancellations should be emailed to info@phillydancefitness.com. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancelations on or after June 1.
  • If Zazz must cancel a week of camp due to low registration or an unforeseen emergency, you will be refunded in full.
  • If space is available, you may request to switch camp weeks at no charge before June 1. There is an administrative charge of $50 if requesting to transfer camp weeks on or after June 1.