Camp/Workshop Policies & FAQ


Policies for School Day Off Creative Arts Workshops and Summer Creative Arts Camps:

What to Bring:

  • ALL camp participants are required to wear a face mask while in the building
  • Workshop/camp participants should bring a light snack. (Refrigeration will NOT be provided for lunches, snacks, or drinks.)
  • All workshop/camp participants need a reusable water bottle each day of camp.
  • Please dress your child comfortably in cool, loose, layered clothing. Children will be dancing, painting, and doing other physical activities without changing clothes, so please make sure their clothing is adaptable and allowed to get messy.  You may wish to provide an art smock for your child to help avoid messy stains on clothing.
  • Bare feet are best for dancing. If your child does not like to be barefoot while dancing, ballet or jazz shoes or other elastic-type slippers may be worn.
  • Please make sure that your child’s first and last name is on all items that your child brings to camp.

Other Important Information:

  • DO NOT park in the Reserved parking spaces of the Danceworks parking lots before 5pm. There is limited visitor parking available in the lot to the left of the Water Street parking lot entrance, and ample parking on the street.
  • Please drive up to the Danceworks entrance to drop your child off.
  • A parent/legal guardian (or a person authorized for pick-up) MUST sign their camper IN AND OUT electronically at the beginning and end of each day of a camp day. A Danceworks staff person will meet you outside our front doors to collect signatures upon arrival and departure each day. Please note that all persons authorized to pick up a camper must be at least 18 years of age.

Withdrawing from a Camp:

  • If a student should need to withdraw from a camp and we receive notice at least three weeks prior to the start of that camp, a full refund will be issued, less the $25 deposit. If notice is received after the deadline, a credit for the full amount will be issued. Credits can be used for any Danceworks class or program and will remain on the student’s account for one year from the date the credit is issued. Transferring camp fees from one week to another week is possible depending on availability of the individual week. Advance notice is required to transfer to another week.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Danceworks reserves the right to cancel any camp or workshop that does not meet minimum enrollment. Cancellations will be made at least two weeks before the camp is scheduled to begin. In the event of a camp cancellation, registered campers will have the option to move to another camp week; apply camp tuition as a credit on their account; or request a refund. Credits can be used for any merchandise or programming at Danceworks and are good for one year from the date issued.

Before- & After-Camp Care:

  • Before & After Camp Care will not be offered during this time. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please reach out to Danceworks Director of Education, Amy Brinkman, via email.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Does my child need to have prior dance experience to attend?

  • Unless indicated, no prior dance experience is needed. Danceworks’ teaching artists are professional educators who are experienced in creating inclusive educational environments and working with students of all levels and abilities. Each creative arts session will be age-appropriate with an emphasis on trying new things, enjoying the creative process and having fun.

How is the day structured?

  • Each half-day camp will include two arts disciplines with a short break in between activities.

What if my child does not want to participate in a particular activity?

  • All campers and workshop participants must participate in all activities. Our camps and workshops are committed to the development of the participants’ life skills through group activities and exposure to diverse experiences.

Can my child take a camp or workshop if they are not the right age?

  • Each camp or workshop is designed for the ages listed, and participants must be in the appropriate age range to participate.

What should my child bring each day?

  • Half-day campers should bring a snack and water bottle. Your child is welcome to bring their own art smock as Danceworks will not be providing one. 

Will my child need special dance shoes?

  • Campers and workshop participants can wear ballet or jazz shoes if they have them, but they are not required. Lightweight sneakers are the best alternative. Please label all shoes with your child’s name. If your child’s camp or workshop will include tap dancing and you do not have tap shoes for him or her, shoes can be borrowed from Danceworks for the week at no charge. You can also purchase dance shoes at Danceworks. Please call our office at 414.277.8480 x6007 for more information.

How will a week-long camp end?

  • Each camp would end with an informal performance for friends and family during the last 30 minutes of the last day of camp. To allow campers, their friends, and family to watch their performance safely from the comfort of home, our staff will be filming this informal performance and a Zoom link will be emailed to you by 5 pm on the last day of camp.  

Does Danceworks offer before and after care?

  • Before & After Camp Care will not be offered during this time. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please reach out to Danceworks Director of Education, Amy Brinkman, via email.

Other questions? Contact Amy Brinkman, Danceworks Director of Education, at 414.277.8480  or by email.