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.
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.
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
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:
Drama sessions include:
(Camp themes subject to change)
*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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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: