2024 Summer Camps

2024 Summer Camps

We are thrilled to be back for our TENTH summer of our award winning Bella Ballet Summer Camps!

2024 Summer Camps
Contemporary & Lyrical

Princess Tea

Party Camp

Calling All Royalty!

Indulge your little ones in a week of pure enchantment with their beloved princesses at Bella Ballet. Our award-winning Princess Tea Party Camp is a dream come true, offering a delightful blend of royal activities that will leave your child spellbound.

Each day promises a unique enchanted princess adventure, featuring kingdom tours, whimsical sing-a-longs to timeless princess melodies, fairytale inspired ballet classes, thrilling princess scavenger hunts, and elegant princess etiquette lessons with the discussion on the importance of kindness. Plus, watch their creativity soar with arts, crafts, and baking that brings their favorite princess tales to life.

But that's not all! On Wednesday, prepare for the highlight of the week—the Princess Spa Slumber Party. It's a magical time that your little ones will treasure forever.

This is more than just a camp; it's a week of pure, unadulterated magic designed to create lasting memories for your precious ones to love who they are at Bella Ballet.

Join us for a truly enchanting week that your little loves will cherish. Dates are 6/24-6/28, 7/15-7/19, & 8/05-8/09.

Activities Include:

  • Surprise Princess Appearance from Elsa, Belle, Tiana, Merida, Rapunzel, or Maribel

  • Tours of Various Princess Kingdoms, with some of the Princesses themselves!

  • Daily Princess Ballet Dance Instruction lead by Princess Ballerinas

  • Whimsical Sing-A-Longs to Your Child’s Favorite Princess Melodies

  • Crafts & Themes Including:

    • Elsa inspired Snowmaking

    • Belle inspired Storytime

    • Tiana inspired Baking

    • Rapunzel inspired Arts & Craft

    • Merida inspired Adventure

  • Enchanted Fairytale Tea Party

  • Fairy Godmother’s Etiquette Lesson

  • Princess Scavenger Hunt

  • Discussion of Kindness and Inclusion

  • Wednesday Spa Slumber Party with Self-Love Discussion including Yoga, Gratitude, & Relaxation Techniques

Think Pink Barbie Empowerment Camp

Did we say PINK?

Think Pink Barbie Empowerment Camp is a celebration of individuality, creativity, friendship, and the power of self-confidence—all inspired by the many facets of Barbie's world.

Join us in our award-winning camp that will empower your child to shine like the star they are! From all things pink with cheer and hip-hop instruction, motivational and inspirational confidence discussion, fashion show, entrepreneurship activities, to our infamous spa day, all children will leave this camp reinforcing their uniqueness and self-worth. Dates are 7/8-7/12.

Activities Include:

  • Daily Cheer & Hip-Hop Instruction with Fun & Upbeat Positive Music

  • Runway Fashion Show

  • Entrepreneurship & Leadership Empowerment Discussion with Miss Hope to inspire children by showing them that they can achieve success in any field they choose promoting the idea that there are no limits to what they can become and to always reach for the stars.

  • Barbie Dolphin Adventure with Fun-Marine Themed Activities

  • Daily Inspirational Confidence Discussion & Activities to help even our littlest child with reinforcement of their worth, the importance of kindness, friendship, and building each other up.

  • Yoga

  • Interactive Motivational Games & Friendship Scavenger Hunts

  • Wednesday Spa Slumber Party with Self-Love Discussion including Yoga, Gratitude, & Relaxation Techniques

Contemporary & Lyrical
Contemporary & Lyrical

Frozen Camp

You won’t be wandering “Into the Unknown” this summer when you join us for Bella Ballet’s Award-Winning Frozen Week.

Wear your favorite Frozen dress and meet Elsa and Anna where you can sing and dance and learn the inside scoop on their life in Arendelle.

Kiddos will be touring Arendelle, sing-a-longs, learning how to make real snow, dancing to their soundtrack favorites to their heart’s content, & talking about the importance of family.

Memories of this camp will be one thing kids will not want to “Let It Go”. Dates are 7/1-7/3.

Activities Include:

  • Frozen Character Appearance

  • Tour of Arendelle

  • Sing-a-long with Frozen Characters

  • Magical Crafts Including How to Make Real Snow, Snowflakes, and Ice Powers

  • Daily Ballet Instruction with Frozen Songs

  • Choreography to Frozen Favorites

  • Ice Sculpture Tour

  • Enchanted Flower Garden Tour and High Tea

  • Silly Songs with Olaf

  • Anna Inspired Art Lessons

  • Wednesday Spa Slumber Party with Self-Love Discussion including Yoga, Gratitude, & Relaxation Techniques

  • Discussion of the Importance of Family

Barbie On

Broadway Camp

Is your little one a budding star with a passion for Barbie and the magic of musical theatre?

lcome to the enchanting world of Barbie on Broadway Camp at Bella Ballet, where your child's dreams take center stage at our award-winning camps! This camp is designed to bring those dreams to life in a fun and imaginative setting.

Our camp is a delightful fusion of the glamour of Broadway and the charm of Barbie. Throughout the week, children will embark on a magical journey making every day a new adventure.

Dates are 7/29-8/2.

Activities Include:

  • Daily Dance Instruction in Musical Theatre, Commercial Jazz, & Hip-Hop

  • Work on Acting, Showmanship, & Stage Presence

  • Learn & Perform Age Appropriate Pop Songs from Empowering Female Stars

  • Fun and Interactive Broadway Games, Crafts, & Sing-A-Longs

  • Wednesday Spa Slumber Party with Self-Love Discussion

  • Discussion of Self-Confidence, Stage Presence, Teamwork, and Inclusion

  • Broadway Glam Spa Day: On Wednesday, it will be a day of pampering fit for little stars!

  • Broadway Tiara Time: Each child will be crowned with a Broadway-themed tiara or headband, making them feel like the stars they are. They can even choose their tiaras based on their favorite Barbie or color!

  • Spectacular Barbie-themed performance for family and friends, where our young stars shine as brightly as the Broadway lights.

Join us at Barbie on Broadway Camp for a week of magic, creativity, and friendship. It's a chance for your child to step onto the Broadway stage, embody their favorite Barbie characters, and create unforgettable memories. Lights, camera, Barbie action—let the show begin!

Contemporary & Lyrical
Contemporary & Lyrical

Rainbow Reef Mermaid Retreat

Dive into a world of enchantment and join us for an unforgettable underwater adventure right here at our Bella Ballet this summer.

Enjoy under the sea crafts, mermaid magic, ocean exploration, and fabulous ballet moves that conclude with us putting on our very own Mermaid Ballet!

We will take virtual trips under the sea, learn about mermaids, whales, dolphins, and seashells, then come back to shore and participate in a luau dance party.

Join us for a chance for your child to become part of the enchanting world of mermaids while building friendships and creating cherished memories.

Let the adventure begin! Dates are 8/19-8/23.

Activities Include:

  • Daily Ballet, Pop, Jazz, or Hip-Hop Instruction

  • Under the Sea Exploration & Crafts

  • Dolphin & Mermaid Tour

  • Mermaid Appearance

  • Outdoor Waterplay & Games

  • Mermaid Hairstyles & Nail Art

  • Underwater inspired Crafts & Activities

  • Virtual Tour of Live Aquarium

  • Coral Reef & Marine Science Experiments

  • Ocean Inspired Spa Day (Complete With Self-Love Convo)

  • Participate in a Luau Dance Party

  • Mermaid Ballet Performance

  • Fostering Imagination and Love for the World Under the Sea

Passport Around the World Camp

Are you ready for a trip of a lifetime?

Come explore all corners of the globe without leaving the studio!

At Bella Ballet’s award-winning camps, we’ll explore the colorful Amazon rainforest, climb Mount Olympus in Greece, go on an African Safari, explore European cuisine and architecture, go scuba diving in the beautiful Australian waters of the Great Barrier Reef, enjoy tea parties at the Buckingham Palace, take a hike on Machu Picchu, practice yoga in a Bamboo Garden in Japan and more.

Your seasoned traveler will love exploring this beautiful world with us. At the end of the week, once we have assimilated our various cultures and our passports are full, we will CELEBRATE with a multicultural party with our newfound dance moves! Get your exploration gear ready and traverse the wonders of our planet together!

Your little adventurer will love every moment of this incredible journey around the world. Dates are 7/22-7/26.

Activities Include:

  • Daily Dance Instruction

  • Outdoor Waterplay & Obstacle Courses

  • Travel Themed Crafts & Activities

  • Interactive Games & Scavenger Hunts,

  • Interactive Safari Tours & High Tea Party

  • Language & Cooking Lesson

  • Dance Techniques From Around the World

  • Yoga, Gratitude Art, & Relaxation Techniques

  • Discussion of Leadership, Adventure, & Exploration

  • Wednesday Spa Party with Self-Love Discussion

So, pack your sense of adventure and join us for a week of non-stop fun, exploration, and dancing as we travel the world together!

Contemporary & Lyrical
Contemporary & Lyrical

Passport Around the World Camp

(Ages 3-6 & 7-10)

Are you ready for a trip of a lifetime?

Come explore all corners of the globe without leaving the studio! We will see so many exotic places!

We’ll explore the colorful Amazon rainforest, climb Mount Olympus in Greece, go on an African Safari, explore European cuisine and architecture, go scuba diving in the beautiful Australian waters of the Great Barrier Reef, enjoy tea parties at the Buckingham Palace, take a hike on Machu Picchu, practice yoga in a Bamboo Garden in Japan and more.

Your seasoned traveler will love exploring this beautiful world with us. At the end of the week, once we have assimilated our various cultures and our passports are full, we will CELEBRATE with a multicultural party with our newfound dance moves!

Get your exploration gear ready and traverse the wonders of our planet together! This double session is open to campers ages 3-6 as well as ages 7-10.

Camp activities will be held in both the studio and lobby space to increase the traveling experience!

Activities Include:

  • Daily Interactive and Exploring Various Countries

  • Daily Dance Instruction

  • Safaris, Mountain Climbing, Yoga, and Tea Parties

  • Interactive Games & Friendship Building Games

  • Lessons in Cooking and Scuba Diving

  • Fresh Markets and Bazaar Tours

  • Travel Themed Crafts

  • Language Lessons

  • Dance Techniques From Around the World

  • Scavenger Hunts

  • Wednesday Spa Day

  • Discussion of Leadership & Adventure

Contemporary & Lyrical

Playful Pals Adventure Camp with

Bluey & Peppa

Welcome to the Peppa Pig & Bluey Dance Adventure Camp!

Get ready for an enchanting summer filled with dancing, laughter, and the delightful company of Peppa Pig and Bluey.

At Bella Ballet, we're turning up the fun with a twist of piggy and doggy excitement!

From puddle jumping to doggy treasure hunts, every moment is an adventure waiting to happen!

Join Peppa Pig and Bluey for an unforgettable adventure where dance meets imagination! 10% of This Week’s Camp will be donated to Montgomery County Humane Society to help animals in our county. Dates are 8/26-8/30.

Activities Include:

  • Bluey & Peppa Pig Meet & Greet

  • Daily Dance Instruction in ballet, jazz, and hip-hop styles that will have little dancers twirling, hopping, and grooving like never before to their favorite Bluey & Peppa Pig Songs

  • Outdoor activities that capture the essence of Peppa Pig and Bluey's adventures

  • Peppa Pig Outdoor Glam Picnic & Doggie Dance Party

  • Bluey & Peppa Pig Crafts & Animal Themed Games

  • Doggie Treat Making for Donation to Montgomery County Humane Society

  • Wednesday Spa Party with Self-Love Discussion Complete with Pigtails

  • Discussion of Philanthropy and Animal Shelters

Glittering Unicorn Glam Camp

Always be yourself, unless you can be a unicorn!

Come enjoy everyday magic with our crafts, games, and building friendships together.

Enjoy an appearance from our very own and original “Sparkles the Unicorn”.

Shine from the inside out by joining in our discussions of being unique and embracing our differences from one friend to another.

Don’t forget the fun of dazzling on the dance floor with daily dance classes and choreography! Dates are 8/12-8/16.

Activities Include:

  • Daily Motivational and Inspiration “Unicorn” Talks

  • Appearance by Our Original and Very Own “Sparkles” the Unicorn

  • Fun, Upbeat Positive Music and Dance Choreography

  • Interactive & Friendship Building Games

  • Daily Poms, Hip-hop, and Jazz Dance Instruction

  • Unicorn Themed Crafts and Motivational Activities

  • Unicorn Themed Scavenger Hunts

  • Rainbow Science Experiments

  • Spa Activities and Self-Love Discussion

  • Choreography Showcase for Each Dancer

Contemporary & Lyrical

CAMP FEES

Early Bird Discount: $15 off Half Day / $25 off Full Day

Enroll before February 25th to receive our EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

Multi-Week/Sibling Discount: $15 off Half Day / $25 off Full Day

Summer Camp tuition is processed on the first of June.
Upon registration a non-refundable deposit will be processed. The deposit is $100.00 per child per week of camp. Any discount will be applied manually by our team prior to processing! The remaining summer camp balance is processed on June 1st. Discounts cannot be combined.

LOCATION


All Bella Ballet and Empower summer camps will be located at Empower at 215 Kentlands Blvd, in between CAVA & Hand and Stone. There will be NO summer camps located at our original Bella Ballet location.

HALF DAY CAMP

(AM 9:00 am-12:00 pm &

PM 12:30-3:30 pm)

  • Daily Dance Instruction

  • Themed Activities

  • Organic Snack Time

  • Arts & Crafts

  • Wednesday Spa Day

  • Friday Performance

$260

FULL DAY CAMP

(9:00 am-3:30 pm)

  • Daily Dance Instruction

  • Arts & Crafts

  • Daily Lunch Time 12-1 (Lunch Not Provided Mon-Thurs)

  • Friday Pizza Lunch

  • Themed Activities

  • Organic Snack Time

  • Wednesday Spa Day

  • TWO Friday Performances

$480

HALF DAY CAMP (AM & PM)

July 1st-3rd

  • Daily Dance Instruction

  • Themed Activities

  • Organic Snack Time

  • Arts & Crafts

  • Wednesday Spa Day

  • Friday Performance

$205

FULL DAY CAMP (AM & PM)

July 1st-3rd

  • Daily Dance Instruction

  • Arts & Crafts

  • Daily Lunch Time 12-1 (Lunch Not Provided Mon-Thurs)

  • Friday Pizza Lunch

  • Themed Activities

  • Organic Snack Time

  • Wednesday Spa Day

  • TWO Friday Performances

$380

Summer Camp FAQ

BEFORE ENROLLING IN CAMP:

How do I choose a camp?

  • With many themes to choose from we suggest speaking to your child about their interests to choose the best week theme for them.

  • Each week has 3 offerings A.M., Full Day, & P.M. you will only select 1 time. Please note if the Full Day session is sold out we will not be able to accommodate an enrollment made into both the A.M. and P.M. session for that week.

My child is between ages. Which camp is best suited for them?

  • Camps curriculums are custom tailored with the understanding of various interests and capabilities of the age ranges listed. (Ages 3-6, 6-10, 7-10, and 7-12).

  • With the mass amount of activities provided throughout each week there will be activities that challenge and excite your camper and some they may find to be fairly easy. All in all we ensure each camp curriculum is age appropriate for the age range listed.

  • If your child is outside of the age range list for a camp, it may not be suitable for your child.

    What hours are camp each day?

  • Full day camps run from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday. Half day morning camps run from 9:30 am-12:00 pm, and half day afternoon camps run from 1:00-3:30 pm. 

    Do you have before or after care options?

  • We do not offer any before or after care options. If you have any questions about your specific needs please contact us.

What are the camp fees?

  • Half Day Camp: $260

  • Full Day Camp: $480

  • July 1st-July 3rd 

    - Half Day Camp: $205

    - Full Day Camp: $380

Why is the price different for the week of July 5th?

  • The studio will be closed with no camps on Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th. Camp will be held Monday through Wednesday of that week.

  • Full day camp will run from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday. Half day morning camp will run from 9:00 am-12:00 pm, and half day afternoon camp will run from 12:30-3:30 pm.

Do you offer any discounts?

  • We do have offer an early bird discount, sibling discount or multi-week

  • The early bird discount is valid on enrollments completed by February 25, 2024.If you enroll into 2 or more weeks of camp

    the multi-week discounts will apply to the 2nd week onward only.

  • If you enroll 2 or more children into camp the sibling discount will be applied to the 2nd child’s camp feeds.

  • Half day camps receive a $15 discount, full day camps receive a $25 discount.

  • EARLY BIRD, SIBLING OR MULTI-WEEK DISCOUNTS CANNOT BE COMBINED!

Are camp fees processed upon enrollment?

  • NO. Summer Camp tuition is processed on the first of June.

  • Any discount will be applied manually by our team prior to processing.

My camper is not potty trained yet. Can they still attend camp?

  • Unfortunately, no. Camp is best for children ages 3+ who are fully potty trained but we hope to see them in the future!

My child may be nervous without me. Can I stay during camp?

  • All camps are drop off only. 

  • We understand that drop off can be a tough transition for campers regardless of age. However, we have seen this time and time again. Our kind and gentle staff members will do our best to engage your camper and help spark excitement for the activities ahead. We know this will take time for some campers and we will be there each step of the way for them to ensure they are comfortable and confident in camp.

  • Don’t worry though! We will always give you a call if we need to!

Are camps refundable?

  • Camps are non-refundable after June 1st but are transferable from week to week. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us directly and we will be happy to help the best we can.

How do we know what our child is doing during camp?

  • The Tuesday before your child’s week of camp we will send out more detailed information for the week ahead! This email will include a link to a smart phone app called ‘BAND”. This private page will allow you to see pictures of camp activities from throughout the week. We will also post the end of camp performances on the page for families to enjoy.

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ONCE ENROLLED:

I’ve enrolled, what now?

  • YAY! We are excited to dance with your camper so soon. We will be emailing you ‘2023 Summer Camp Welcome Packet’ at the end of May.

  • The Tuesday before your child’s week of camp we will send out more detailed information for the week ahead! This email will include a link to a smart phone app called ‘BAND”. This private page will allow you to see pictures of camp activities from throughout the week. We will also post the end of camp performances on the page for families to enjoy.

  • Any questions before you can always reach out to us by emailing us at [email protected], calling us at 301-977-7300 or simply text 301-970-3488.  and we will be happy to help! 

    Are camps refundable? 

  • Camps are non-refundable after June 1st but are transferable from week to week. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us directly and we will be happy to help the best we can.

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WHEN YOUR CHILD IS READY TO ATTEND CAMP:

What should my child wear to camp? 

  • We want your child to be comfortable. We do encourage ballet gear, such as leotards and ballet shoes. However, if you do not have these items, no worries! Whatever t-shirt/shorts combo or fun dress your child wants to wear is always welcomed. If you do not have dance shoes, they can wear any other shoes that are designated for indoors OR socks with rubber grips on the bottom. 

  • We ask that children in the age 3-6 group bring an extra set of clothes with them on the first day of camp in case of an accident/spill. They are welcome to keep those in a dance bag, or we will keep them here for the week and return them at the end of camp. 

  • Each Wednesday is PAJAMA DAY so students are welcome to wear pajamas or lounge wear to camp.

What is the check in process?

  • All camps are drop off only.

  • Student check-in will be held outside the front (lobby door facing Booth Street) of the studio each day. 

The first day of camp each week, staff will greet families outside. We will confirm allergies, emergency contact information, and then provide guardian & campers stickers. The first day check-in process is a little longer as we must confirm these details.

  • Upon check in daily, you will receive a pre-made sticker for your child to wear throughout the day as well as a matching parent receipt that you will need to show upon pick up

  • Morning half day & full day camp DROP OFF - 9:30am. Afternoon half day camp DROP OFF 1:00pm.

  • After your child is all checked in, give them a big hug and our team members will walk them into the studio, show them where to keep their items and have them join the welcome circle.

What is the pick up process?

  • At the end of your child’s camp session, you will show your guardian receipt to pick them up at the back entrance (parking lot facing Panera) of the studio.

  • Morning half day camp PICK UP 12:00pm. Afternoon half day and full day camp PICK UP 3:30pmFull day camp.

  • Upon check out daily, each guardian will show their parent receipt sticker which we will match with your camper to ensure each child is going home safely.

What if the drop off and pick up guardians are 2 different adults?

  • No problem! We simply ask the guardian dropping off your camper to provide the parent receipt to the guardian picking up your child. This can be physically done in person or by sending a photo electronically.

  • We also ask that you let our staff know at check in if possible to allow for a smooth and easy dismissal.

Is lunch included in camp?

  • Lunch time for FULL DAY CAMPERS ONLY will be held daily 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

  • Lunch is NOT provided Monday through Thursday, so if your child is attending the full day of camp, we ask that you please pack them a lunch for each of these days of camp. 

  • Each FRIDAY ONLY we will provide a cheese pizza lunch from Giuseppe’s next door!

Is there anything else I need to provide for my child?

  • We highly suggest packing a reusable water bottle each day.

  • Any items you send with your child should be labeled with their name.

What if my child has a food allergy?

  • Organic snacks will be provided to each child during both the morning and afternoon sessions each day of camp. The organic snacks include Annie’s fruit snacks, Annie’s cheddar bunnies, organic animal crackers etc. If your child has a food allergy, we ask that you please send them to camp with a snack and make us aware of your child's food allergy by updating the "allergy" section on your child's account in the parent portal, or emailing us directly at [email protected].

Are camps refundable? 

  • Camps are non-refundable after June 1st. Upon registration a non-refundable deposit will be processed. The deposit is $100.00 per child per week of camp. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us directly and we will be happy to help the best we can.

What COVID protocols do you have in place?

  • Masks are optional for all staff and campers. We do require hand sanitization for all campers and staff members before snack and lunch. The bathrooms will be completely cleaned between each use, and the studio and lobby will be cleaned with our alcohol fogger after each camp. In addition, 3 air purifiers will be running at all times during camp and classes.

How do we know what our child is doing during camp?

  • The Tuesday before your child’s week of camp we will send out more detailed information for the week ahead! This email will include a link to a smart phone app called ‘BAND”. This private page will allow you to see pictures of camp activities from throughout the week. We will also post the end of camp performances on the page for families to enjoy.

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ADDRESS & HOURS

215 Kentlands Blvd, Gaithersburg MD 20878

Monday: 4 PM - 9 PM

Tuesday: 4 PM - 9 PM

Wednesday: 4 PM - 9 PM

Thursday: 4 PM - 9 PM

Friday: 4 PM - 8 PM

Saturday: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Sunday: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Come see what all the hype is about! Call us today at (301) 970-3488 to book a free trial class, or email us at [email protected]. We’re here to serve and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Opening Hours

Monday: 10 AM - 8 PM

Tuesday: 9 AM - 8 PM

Wednesday: 10:30 AM - 8 PM

Thursday: 10 AM - 8 PM

Friday: 9 AM - 12 PM

Saturday: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Sunday: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

347 Kentlands Blvd, Gaithersburg MD 20878

Telephone: (301) 970-3488

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