Toledo Ballet Announces 2020 Summer Camp Programs

Published Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:00 am

Today, the Toledo Ballet announced its 2020 Summer Camp programs, week-long classes designed for kids ages 4-8 focusing on creative movement, coordination, and beginning ballet. Toledo Ballet faculty will lead these classes and activities in-person at the studio and through virtual options. Formal dance experience is not required to participate.

“These camps are the perfect way to open young kids to the world of dance through fun and engaging activities,” says Lisa Mayer-Lang, Artistic Director for the Toledo Ballet. “This year, we are expanding our accessibility and offering both in-studio and virtual options to best reach all families. Since many parents with young children have been at home during this time, our hope is that these camps will be a productive activity to safely get out of the house and introduce them to ballet movement.”

STORYBOOK BALLET CAMP
June 22-26 or July 20-24, 2020

Toledo Ballet’s Storybook Ballet Camp is designed for kids ages 4-5 that focuses on introducing young movers and shakers to the world of books through various dance activities. The camp is centered around classic stories, including The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy Winkle, and more.

DANCE EXPLORATION CAMP
June 22-26 or July 20-24, 2020

Led by Toledo Ballet instructors, the Dance Exploration Camp designed for kids ages 6-8 is a week-long introductory camp to the world of dance through different genres and styles, including ballet, jazz, modern dance, and more.

“After months a part, we are very excited to open our doors to the community again this summer. We’ve spent the past few weeks securing the safest environment for everyone at our studio while classes begin to resume,” says Lisa. “I can assure you that the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff continues to be our main focus. We have policies and protocols in place that are recommended by the State of Ohio to address any questions parents might have.”

Registration for Toledo Ballet’s Summer Camps is available now online at toledoballet.com. For more information, call 419.471.0049 or email Lisa Mayer-Lang, Artistic Director for Toledo Ballet at lmayer-lang@artstoledo.com.

ABOUT TOLEDO BALLET

Toledo Ballet is a pre-professional dance company that inspires the passions and spirit of the Toledo community through dance. Under the artistic leadership of Artistic Director Lisa Mayer-Lang and Resident Choreographer Michael Lang, the Toledo Ballet provides quality dance instruction and exceptional performance opportunities to over 250 students throughout northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan annually.

Founded in 1939 by Marie Bollinger Vogt, Toledo Ballet continues to offer quality dance education that span all ages and ability levels. Classes include ballet, contemporary, tap, tumbling, and Adaptive Dance, a unique class providing those with special needs an opportunity to learn to move in ways that come naturally to them. Acting, voice, musical theater, and conditioning (TRX, Pilates) are also offered at the school. In addition, Toledo Ballet brings in world-renowned, professional dancers each year to lead its summer intensive programs, drawing students from across the region seeking to advance their skills.

Toledo Ballet students have competed at the national and international level, including the Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP), the world’s largest international student ballet competition, and many have pursued dance professionally at some of the most prestigious ballet institutions in the nation, including New York City Ballet, Chicago Ballet, and Cincinnati Ballet.

On January 1, 2019, the Toledo Ballet and Toledo Symphony officially merged to form the Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA), a new non-profit organization dedicated to providing exceptional live music and dance performances and education for the region. Stemming from a 80-year partnership and annual presentation of The Nutcracker in Toledo, this merger is one of only a few in the nation and promises to create new and invigorating programs, provide cost and revenue synergies in operations, and integrate the arts through shared educational missions.

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