Summer Creative Arts Camps

Make new friends, use your imagination, create original artwork and experience the thrill of performing! Our popular Summer Creative Arts Camps for ages 3½-13 integrate dance and visual arts, along with music, creative drama and creative writing, into one fun-filled program. Taught by experienced professionals, each week offers an age-appropriate theme that sparks imagination and creativity, with an informal performance for friends and family as the grand finale!

Danceworks  |  1661 N. Water Street, Milwaukee

Camp Fees (*unless otherwise noted):
$235 for full-day camps
$125 for half-day camps

Multiple Camp Discount: Save $25 off of each subsequent camp per family or individual

Extended Care Fees (available only for FULL-DAY camps):
Before-camp care, 8-9am: $20/week (2nd child in family $10/week)
After-camp care, 4-5pm: $20/week (2nd child in family $10/week)
Both before & after care: $30/week

View our camp policies and FAQ here.

AGES 3.5–4 – Maximum Camp Capacity: 12

July 10-14: Clickity-Clack, Heading Down the Track (9am – 12pm)
Camp Fee: $125
ALL ABOARD for a week of fun with trains. We’ll go chugging along on an adventure full of railroad songs, engine art and whistle tooting games. Full steam ahead with locomotive-filled fun for every little engineer.

Register for Clickity-Clack…

July 17-21: 1, 2 Let’s go to the Zoo! (9am – 12pm)
Camp Fee: $125
Who do you see when you visit the zoo? There are so many animals looking at you! Join us for a week of moving like a monkey, being as crafty as a cat and as playful as a penguin. No matter what your favorite animal—you’ll enjoy this week of amazing animal fun.

Register for Let’s go to the Zoo!

AGES 5–6 – Maximum Camp Capacity: 12

July 24-28: Fancy Feet (9am – 4pm)
Camp Fee: $235
Whether you move as light as a feather or as loud as thunder, this week’s for you. Ballet and tap will be the focus of this camp, along with art-making, music and more!

Register for Fancy Feet

August 7-11: Wiggles to Wings (9am – 4pm)
Camp Fee: $235
Ever wonder how that cute, fuzzy caterpillar turns into a beautiful butterfly? Learn all about the life cycle of this beautiful creature through dance and art during this week’s peek into the amazing world of butterflies.

Register for Wiggles to Wings

AGES 5–9 – Maximum Camp Capacity: 18

July 5-7: Glory Days (9am – 4pm)
Each date will be a separate workshop. Register for 1, 2 or all 3!
$50 for one workshop
$95 for two workshops
$125 for all three workshops

From the Golden Gate Bridge to Mount Rushmore to the Statue of Liberty, use your imagination and explore USA all the way! Learn something new about the country you live in and celebrate our nation through the arts.

Register for a Glory Days Workshop

AGES 7–8 Maximum Camp Capacity: 15

July 31-August 4: Disney Days (9am – 4pm)
Camp Fee: $235
Have you ever imagined yourself as a singing prince or a dancing princess? Well, now’s your chance to become that character you’ve always wanted to be! Spend the week exploring the wonderful world of Disney music through dancing, singing and art.

Register for Disney Days

AGES 9–11 | Maximum Camp Capacity: 18

June 26-30: Hometown Heroes (9am – 4pm)
Camp Fee: $235
What makes a hero? Spend a week reflecting on all the heroes in your life and those who inspire you! Join us for an amazing week of art-making, dance and more! Who knows? Maybe you’ll be our city’s next hip hop dance hero!

Register for Hometown Heroes

August 7-11: Everything Old is New Again (9am – 4pm)
Camp Fee: $235
How can we love and care for our environment? Come along and learn how you can do your part to protect nature while having a blast dancing, making art and more!

Register for Everything Old is New Again

AGES 7–9 | Maximum Camp Capacity: 18

Performance opportunity!
July 17-21: Beasts in the Garden (9am – 4pm)
Camp Fee: $270* (please note price)
Share the spotlight with Danceworks Performance Company and Danceworks Youth Performance Company as they search high and low for animals that fly and glow. Campers will help bring the story of Handel’s Bestiary to life during this week of dance and art-making. Don’t miss a chance to be part of this amazing tale about oh, so many tails!

The week will focus on a performance piece that campers will perform alongside the Danceworks Performance Company on Saturday, July 22. The performance will take place outdoors at the beautiful Lynden Sculpture Gardens (2145 W Brown Deer Rd. Milwaukee). We’ll have a fun, free family workshop from 11-11:45am and the performance will begin at 12 noon.

In addition to working with our professional and youth performance companies, campers will also be working with other Danceworks’ artists to create the set and costume pieces!

The camp fee includes two general tickets to the performance. Additional tickets can be purchased for $8/adult and $5/student & senior.

Register for Beasts in the Garden

AGES 9–13 Maximum Camp Capacity: 18

August 14-18: Spotlight Theater Camp (9am – 4pm)
Camp Fee: $235
Young actors will explore theater games, improvisation, and scene study. New to theater? That’s great! Come with a passion for the stage. Weaving together theater, art and dance, this camp will present an original production at the end of the week.

Register for Spotlight Theater Camp

AGES 12–17 Maximum Camp Capacity: 18


July 10-14: Broadway Beats (1 – 4pm)
Camp Fee: $125
Step on to center stage for a fun week of working on choreography, scenes and songs from musicals that are sure to keep the beat in your feet! This week will focus on some of today’s most popular musicals—from shows with hip hop dance to songs with a Latin flare, don’t miss this chance to work with a team of professionals and to get ready for your next big break!

Register for Broadway Beats

View our camp policies and FAQ here.

For inquiries or additional registration info, call  414.277.8480 x6007.

>Download a Summer Creative Arts Camp Information/Waiver Form.

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The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Children’s Experiential Opportunities Fund helps support Danceworks’ Summer Creative Arts Camps. The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is a family of more than 1,100 individual charitable funds, each created by donors to serve the charitable causes of their choice. Grants from these funds serve people throughout Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington counties and beyond. Started in 1915, the Foundation is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the world.

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