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Summer Programs
2023

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From our highly popular Princess Dance Camp to Adult Classes to our NEW Be You Camp, there is truly something for everyone this summer at Beyond the Barre! We are bringing back old favorites and introducing NEW and one of a kind Summer Programs you won't find anywhere else! It is the perfect time to try something new, meet new friends and dance in our beautiful studio space! It is also the perfect opportunity for our students to improve their dance technique and skills over the summer while making lots of unforgettable, fun memories! 

Our 2023 Summer Programs will run from Monday, July 17th- Saturday, August 19th for a total of 5 exciting weeks! 

Explore our programs by age below...

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Please note the school grades associated with each age. When registering from our online portal, be sure to select the program that coincides with the grade your child will be entering in September 2023. Email us if you have any difficulties with this.

PROMO CODES!

Register for any 2 kids programs (ages 14mo. - 12 years): $10 off

BTBKIDS

College Students: $10 off!

Must email a picture of your ID to BTBDanceAcademy@gmail.com for promo code

Our Summer Dance Attire is more relaxed than the rest of our season. Please visit Labrie Dance in Smithfield, RI for all tights & shoes so you can use them for the Fall season!

*Please note* No jewelry is to be worn and hair must be UP and out of dancer's face.

Ages 14mo.-2.5

Wiggles & Giggles

Ages 14mo. - 2.5 years

Wednesdays 9:00-9:40am OR 

Saturdays 8:20-9:00am 

This is by far the cutest and happiest class at Beyond the Barre. Get ready to explore the world of dance with your little one. The use of props, mats, and sing-along songs allows each adult to help the child develop motor and coordination skills in a fun, structured environment. Very basic baby ballet steps will be introduced and with much repetition from week to week the children will learn to put the names of the steps to the movements. It is designed for movement exploration and is a perfect opportunity for babies to get in on the dance fun and be introduced to a new space with the security of being with you! Classes are kept small to assure plenty of individual attention is given to every child and adult.

Dance Attire: Athletic clothing or ballet leotard and ballet pink tights. Bare feet or ballet slippers. For adult- Athletic attire and bare feet.

Ages 3-5

Disney Jr. Dance Camp

Ages 3 - 5 years

Mondays 10:00-11:30am

NEW THIS YEAR (Pre-K) Move, dance and shake the summer away to your child’s favorite Disney Jr. characters from the hit shows: Vamperina, Doc McStuffins, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Fancy Nancy and Sophia the First. This 1.5 hour weekly camp will rotate through a new show each week and dancers will jam out to their favorite songs playing dance games and engaging in creative movement activities. Short, fun dances will be taught to their favorite songs and a matching craft will be planned for each week. Time will be left for a snack halfway through the camp and goldfish and pretzels will be offered. If dancers have any allergies or want to bring their own snack, they are encouraged to do so.

Dance Attire: Athletic clothing or Dance leotard and tights. Bare feet or ballet shoes. 

Tappin' Tots

Ages 3 - 5 years

Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm

(Pre-K) This adorable intro to tap class is perfect for the little one who loves to make music with their feet! Focusing on rhythm, creative movement and very beginner tap steps, this class will be a hit for the active toddler who loves music, dancing and sounds! Try something new and join this upbeat, fun and musical class this summer!

Dance Attire: athletic clothing or dance leotard and tap shoes. Shorts and leggings are allowed over leotard. Boys- Athletic clothing & tap shoes.

Princess

Dance Camp

Ages 3 - 5 years

Wednesdays 10:00-11:30am

Or Saturdays 9:30-11:00am

(Pre-K) No surprises here, our most popular and absolutely adorable dance camp is back! Does your little princess love to dance?? This is the perfect summer activity for beginner dancers and the young children looking to feel like a princess for the day. Each week will focus on a different Princess and a fun lesson will match the fairytale. There will be various games, creative movement activities, props, jazz and ballet steps included in each week. In addition, crafts planned will be specific to the lesson and the princess! Time will be left for a snack halfway through the camp and goldfish and pretzels will be offered. If dancers have any allergies or want to bring their own snack, they are encouraged to do so. This dance camp will conclude with a magical Royal Ball on week 5 and each little dancer can dress up as their favorite princess! Before the clock strikes midnight, sign up for this perfectly Princess Dance Camp at the BTB castle!

Dance Attire: Athletic clothing or Dance leotard and tights. Bare feet or ballet shoes. The last week of class your dancer can dress up as their favorite princess

Moves, Grooves & Acro

Ages 3 - 5 years

Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm Or

Saturdays 10:30-11:30pm

(Pre-K) This summer camp is the perfect activity for the energetic child who loves to dance. This class is a perfect combination of Hip Hop and Acro that will be high energy and FUN beginning to end. The class will begin with a full body warm up and then learning new Hip Hop steps and terminology that will go across the floor and fun choreography in the center. Following the Hip Hop portion of camp, the last 25 minutes will be learning how to perfect simple Acro tricks safely and learning new ones! All levels and abilities are welcome as the class focuses on individualized attention to ensure each student is progressing at their own speed.​

Dance Attire: Fitted athletic clothing, leotard or biketard preferred. Shorts or leggings are allowed over a leotard. Bare feet.

Summer Sampler

Ages 3 - 5 years

Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm

NEW THIS YEAR (Pre-K) Have a dancer who wants to try it all? Or maybe they need to try different styles to know what they like? We have the perfect summer program for you! This 5 week dance camp will explore 5 different styles of dance, focusing on a new style each week! Some styles included may consist of ballet, jazz, hip hop, acro, pom, lyrical, modern and more! Each week, the teacher will start with a short introduction to the history of the style, followed by basic technique, dance moves and terminology. To bring the lesson full circle, dancers will learn a short combination to put everything they have learned into a fun dance! Sign up for this dance program for a little taste of everything this summer!

Dance Attire: Athletic clothing or Dance leotard and tights. You can wear shorts, or leggings over your leotard.  Bare feet are fine, but if you have ballet shoes or jazz shoes, please bring those too!

Ages 6-8

Acro & Flexibility

Ages 6 - 8 years

Mondays 4:00-5:00pm

(Grades K-3) We are excited to offer Acro & Flexibility classes this summer for all ages! The class will begin with a fun stretch and warmup followed by some beginner conditioning exercises. The instructor will focus a lot on how to execute stretches and simple Acro tricks correctly and safely. The dancers will learn how to improve their flexibility in the studio and at home which will also help their overall dance ability. Individual attention is given to ensure that the dancers are receiving proper corrections and validation throughout class. This is the perfect summer class to work on achieving new goals and making new friends!

 

Dance Attire: Fitted athletic clothing, leotard or biketard preferred. Shorts or leggings are allowed over a leotard. Bare feet.

Be You Camp

Ages 6 - 8 years

Tuesdays 5:00-6:30pm OR

Saturdays 9:00-10:30am

NEW THIS YEAR (Grades K-3) We are so happy to be offering this NEW dance camp that perfectly aligns with our studio culture of creating good humans and building self confidence! This 5 week program will explore not only many movement activities, but coloring and reflection sheets, crafts and team building exercises to make new friends! The dance styles covered will include Jazz, Ballet and Improvisation, but we are thrilled that this camp is going to focus on feeling good from the inside as well! This inspiring and uplifting summer program will also include yoga, breathing and stretch.. All things your body and mind needs to be its best self! At Beyond the Barre we are proud to teach valuable life lessons, but also create talented and passionate dancers in the process!

Dance Attire: Fitted athletic clothing, leotard or biketard preferred. Shorts or leggings are allowed over a leotard. Bare feet, ballet shoes or jazz shoes are suggested.

Summer Sampler

Ages 6 - 8 years

Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm

NEW THIS YEAR (Grades K-3) Have a dancer who wants to try it all? Or maybe they need to try different styles to know what they like? We have the perfect summer program for you! This 5 week dance camp will explore 5 different styles of dance, focusing on a new style each week! Some styles included may consist of ballet, jazz, hip hop, acro, pom, lyrical, modern and more! Each week, the teacher will start with a short introduction to the history of the style, followed by basic technique, dance moves and terminology. To bring the lesson full circle, dancers will learn a short combination to put everything they have learned into a fun dance! Sign up for this dance program for a little taste of everything this summer!

Dance Attire: Athletic clothing or Dance leotard and tights. You can wear shorts, skirts or leggings over your leotard.  Bare feet are fine, but if you have ballet shoes or jazz shoes, please bring those too!

Mini Dance Intensive

Ages 6 - 7 years

Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm

Ages 8 - 9 years

Mondays 5:15-6:15pm

(Grades K-4) The Mini Intensive is designed for young dancers who want to increase their dance technique, flexibility and strength while working toward becoming a competitive dancer. Various styles of dance will be explored including Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Acro, but a strong focus will be on Ballet and technique. This is a perfect opportunity to explore the competition program at Beyond the Barre or continue your dance education over the summer to improve your overall technique. If you are interested in joining a competition team and taking your dancing and stage presence to the next level to become a more competitive dancer, this would be the perfect summer program! *This class is a requirement for our Apprentice Bees Competition team members who would like to be considered for our 2023-2024 team. If you are interested in being a new member of our competition team, please register for this intensive.

Dance Attire: Girls- Black leotard, caramel tights, nude pirouettes and caramel  jazz shoes. Boys- Black shirt, Black shorts or pants, jazz shoes.

Pop Star Academy

Ages 6 - 8 years

Thursdays 5:00-6:00pm

NEW THIS YEAR (Grades K-3) Become a pop star this summer with this high energy dance camp! Dancers will sing, dance and even have a chance to make up their own dance routine during this 5 week summer camp! Dancers will explore hip hop and jazz dance while also learning terminology and skills of being a real pop star on stage! Staying within the dress code of no baggy clothes, we encourage dancers to dress the part and wear their favorite pop star attire to this class! This is for all the sassy, high energy friends who love to perform, dance and be in the spotlight!

 

Dance Attire: Fitted athletic clothing or dance leotard with shorts or leggings. You can also wear “pop star” themed clothing that is not too big and baggy. Please no accessories such as necklaces and sunglasses. Clean sneakers. 

Ages 9-12

Ballet Technique

Ages 8 - 13 years

Mondays 4:15-5:15pm

(Grades 3-8) Our motto: You Rest, You Rust! Don’t let that happen to you over the summer! School break is the most ideal time to improve your dance technique and refresh the core fundamentals of dance. This Summer Intensive will guide our dancers through a warm up, barre, across the floor and center work that will encompass all of the basics of ballet technique. Exploring from plies and tendus to jetes and pirouettes, this class will be beneficial for every level dancer. Use summer as a way to strengthen those key dance elements that open the door to more advanced tricks and steps, but without the BTBasics is just not possible. *This class is a requirement for our Apprentice Bees Competition team members who would like to be considered for our 2023-2024 team. If you are interested in being a new member of our competition team, please register for this intensive.

Dance Attire: Girls- Black leotard, ballet pink tights, ballet pink shoes, hair in a bun. Boys- Black fitted shirt, black ballet tights, black ballet shoes.

Dance Intensive

Ages 10 - 13 years

Mondays 5:30 - 7:00pm

(Grades 5-8) This Intensive is designed for growing dancers who want to increase their dance technique, flexibility and strength while working toward becoming a better dancer. Various styles of dance will be explored including Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Acro, but a strong focus will be on Ballet and technique. This is a perfect opportunity to explore the competition program at Beyond the Barre or continue your dance education over the summer to improve your overall technique. If you are interested in joining a competition team and taking your dancing and stage presence to the next level to become a more competitive dancer, this would be the perfect summer program! *This class is a requirement for our Apprentice Bees Competition team members who would like to be considered for our 2023-2024 team. If you are interested in being a new member of our competition team, please register for this intensive.

Dance Attire: Girls- Black leotard, caramel tights, nude pirouettes and caramel  jazz shoes. Boys- Black shirt, Black shorts or pants, jazz shoes. 

Acro & Flexibility

Ages 9 - 13 years

Mondays 7:00-8:00pm

(Grades 4-8) We are excited to offer Acro & Flexibility classes this summer for all ages! The class will begin with a full body stretch and warmup followed by some conditioning exercises. The instructor will focus a lot on how to execute stretches and Acro tricks correctly and safely. The dancers will learn how to improve their flexibility in the studio and at home which will also help their overall dance ability. Individual attention is given to ensure that the dancers are receiving proper corrections and validation throughout class. This is the perfect summer class to work on achieving new goals!

Dance Attire: Fitted athletic clothing, leotard or biketard preferred. Shorts or leggings are allowed over a leotard. Bare feet.

Hip Hop Camp

Ages 9 - 13 years

Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm

(Grades 4-8) This energetic and funky summer program is perfect for the dancer who wants to improve their hip hop skills and wants to learn more about the different techniques and styles hip hop consists of! Each week our dancers will have a blast with their friends while they learn different Hip Hop styles, steps, across the floor combinations, terminology and choreography. If your dancer is ready to go "full out" in their dancing, this is the summer class for them!

Dance Attire: Fitted athletic clothing or dance leotard with shorts or leggings. Clean sneakers.

Ages 13-17

Choreography & Improv Intensive

Ages 14 + years

Tuesdays 4:15-5:15pm

(Grades 9-12) Choreography: the sequence of steps and movements in dance, especially in a ballet or other staged dance. This 5 week intensive will explore the many components of creating choreography and the inspirational work and process that goes into it. We will be discussing and working through formations, emotional intention, storytelling, improvisation inspiration, transitions, musicality and quality of movement. Guest teachers will also be welcomed into the class to help expand the dancer’s knowledge and inspiration for choreography. At the end of the 5 weeks the dancers will showcase what they have learned from the class.

Dance Attire: Athletic clothing or dance leotard. Leggings or shorts over the leotard is acceptable. Nude pirouette shoes. 

Skills & Technique Intensive 

Ages 14 + years

Tuesdays 5:15-6:45pm

(Grades 9-12) This is the class that everyone is looking for this summer. We will be focusing on skills such as turns, jumps, leaps, kicks, stage presence, flexibility and more! In addition, (and in order to properly execute all of those skills) there will be a strong concentration on core technique in ballet and across the floor combinations. While individual attention is the main focus of this class, this is the perfect summer intensive to challenge yourself as a dancer, focus on individual weaknesses and see results! *This class is a requirement for our Competition team members who would like to be considered for our 2023-2024 team. If you are interested in being a new member of our competition team and are within the age requirements, please register for this intensive.

Dance Attire: Athletic clothing or dance leotard. Dress and look "audition ready" to stand out. Leggings or shorts over the leotard is acceptable. Nude pirouette shoes. 

Pom & Team Intensive

Ages 14 + years

Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm

(Grades 9-12) This 5 week Summer Intensive is designed to introduce Hip Hop styles as well as Jazz and Pom technique that is heavily taught in the college level and professional sports dance world. Material taught will be appropriate, yet challenging and consist of new steps, tricks and choreography. Hip Hop is a great way to build confidence and improve stage presence during performances. Pom includes elements of jazz dancing, sharp arm movements, leaps, turns, kicks and high energy facial expressions. This summer program will include a combination of Hip Hop and Pom dance styles and will be the perfect intensive for the dancer seeking to audition for a dance team or an individual who wants to improve their performance abilities and sharp, Jazz and Hip Hop technique. We want YOU to bring your energy to the next level at BTB this summer!

Dance Attire: Athletic clothing or dance leotard. Leggings or shorts over the leotard is acceptable. Caramel jazz shoes.

Ballet Intensive

Ages 14 + years

Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm

(Grades 9-12) Our motto: You Rest, You Rust! Don’t let that happen to you over the summer! School break is the most ideal time to improve your dance technique and refresh the core fundamentals of dance. This Summer Intensive will be heavily Ballet based as the dancers will be guided through a warm up, barre, across the floor and center work that will encompass all of the basics of ballet technique. Exploring from plies and tendus to jetes and pirouettes, this class will be beneficial for every level dancer. Use summer as a way to strengthen those key dance elements that open the door to more advanced tricks and steps, but without the BTBasics is just not possible.

Dance Attire: Girls- Black leotard, ballet pink tights, ballet pink shoes, hair in a bun. Boys- Black fitted shirt, black ballet tights, black ballet shoes.

Lyrical & Contemporary Intensive

Ages 13 + years

Thursdays 5:15-6:15pm

(Grades 9-12) This has been one of our most successful and exciting teen intensives. Come take class from multiple choreographers and learn different Lyrical and Contemporary styles and technique. Every week, there will be a new and experienced teacher that will execute a thorough warm up and teach choreography that will challenge your mind and teach your body to move in new ways. This class will surely be a new experience that will broaden your dance abilities and take your skills and performance abilities to a new level.

Dance Attire: Athletic clothing or dance leotard. Leggings or shorts over the leotard is acceptable. Nude pirouette shoes. 

 Teen Acro & Flexibility Intensive

Ages 14+ years

Thursdays 6:15-7:15pm

(Grades 9-12) This Acro Intensive will focus on building strength and flexibility while learning how to safely and properly execute acrobatic tricks. Dance technique is taught to improve the fluidity of Acro movements in choreography. Material taught will be based on skill level and ability. A strong focus will be on progressing each dancer’s level of ability while also pushing to improve the class’s overall technique and flexibility.

Dance Attire: Fitted athletic clothing, leotard or biketard preferred. Shorts or leggings are allowed over a leotard. Bare feet.

Burn. Tone. Build. (BTB)

Ages 14+ years & Adult

Wednesdays 6:15-7:15pm

NEW THIS YEAR (Ages 14-Adult) A one of a kind, innovative fitness class that was created for dancers and can only be found at Beyond the Barre! Miss Lauren, who is also personal training certified and a core teacher at BTB has  cultivated this program with dancers in mind to help them strengthen and stretch core muscles needed to execute skills and choreography. Each week will begin with a dynamic stretch to warm up your whole body and then it is time to put in the work! Each full body workout will target different muscle groups to better perform turns, leaps, jumps and skills. A perfect combination of building strength and adding cardio. Exercises will include stationary, across the floor, at the barre and in conditioning circuits.

 

Register today to be one step closer to your dance & fitness goals.

Dance Attire: Athletic clothing and bare feet

Ages 18+

Adult Intermediate

Master Class Workshop

Ages 18+

Mondays 7:15-8:45pm

This is the perfect opportunity you’ve been looking for to get back into dancing again or to continue dancing through your college summer vacation. This class is designed for dancers who have dance experience and are looking for an outlet to continue expressing their passion. Each week, a new and experienced dance instructor will lead the class through a warm up, across the floor progressions and choreography in the center. Styles will range from Hip Hop to Lyrical to Jazz; anything goes! This class fills QUICK so register today! *Drop ins will be dependent on class size.*

You must be on the eligible students list to register. Email the studio for more information.

Dance Attire: Athletic clothing and whatever footwear you are comfortable in (i.e. bare feet, pirouettes, jazz shoes, etc.)

Adult Tap I 

Ages 18+

Tuesdays 6:30-7:15pm

Tap has always been a classic and will never go out of style! This class is designed for adults who may have some tap experience OR someone is has always wanted to Tap and is up for the challenge. Very similar to our Adult Beginner Jazz Class but in a slightly faster pace, this class is customized to meet the needs of each dancer’s ability while giving individualized attention. Class begins with a warm up to loosen our muscles and prepare for a dynamic and enthusiastic lesson. While creating percussive sounds with our feet, you will learn tap vocabulary, traditional tap steps and choreography. The Adult Jazz 1 class immediately follows our Adult Tap 1 class, so for those looking for more than a 45 minute commitment, we encourage you to try both!

You must be on the eligible students list to register. Email the studio for more information.

Dance Attire: Athletic clothing and tap shoes

Adult Jazz I

Ages 18+

Tuesdays 7:15-8:00pm

This class is the perfect introduction to dance for any age adult. Class is run in a traditional jazz format, but is customized to meet the needs of each dancer’s ability. Individual attention is given to ensure that the dancers are receiving proper corrections and validation throughout class. Improve your physical ability by learning basic steps, traveling across the floor and engaging new muscles all while challenging your mind to apply the technique taught and memorizing choreography and terminology. This class is right after the Adult Tap 1 class, so for those looking for more than a 45 minute commitment, we encourage you to try both!

You must be on the eligible students list to register. Email the studio for more information.

Dance Attire: Athletic clothing and bare feet or jazz shoes.

Adult Jazz II

Ages 18+

Tuesdays 6:30-7:15pm

This is the perfect class for any dancer with dance experience looking for a more advanced class. Class is run in a traditional jazz format, but is customized to meet the needs of each dancer’s ability. Individual attention is given to ensure that the dancers are receiving proper corrections and validation throughout class. Improve your physical ability by learning basic steps, traveling across the floor and engaging new muscles all while challenging your mind to apply the technique taught and memorizing choreography and terminology. This class is right before the Adult Tap 2 class, so for those looking for more than a 45 minute commitment, we encourage you to try both!

You must be on the eligible students list to register. Email the studio for more information.

Dance Attire: Athletic clothing and bare feet or jazz shoes.

Adult Tap II 

Ages 18+

Tuesdays 7:15-8:00pm

Tap has always been a classic and will never go out of style! This class is designed for adults who have tap experience and are looking for a more advanced class. Very similar to our Adult Jazz 2 Class but in a slightly faster pace, this class is customized to meet the needs of each dancer’s ability while giving individualized attention. Class begins with a warm up to loosen our muscles and prepare for a dynamic and enthusiastic lesson. While creating percussive sounds with our feet, you will learn tap vocabulary, traditional tap steps and choreography. The Adult Tap 2 class is right before our Adult Tap 2 class, so for those looking for more than a 45 minute commitment, we encourage you to try both!

You must be on the eligible students list to register. Email the studio for more information.

Dance Attire: Athletic clothing and tap shoes

Adult Advanced Throwback Thursday

Ages 18+

Thursdays 7:30-8:30pm

NEW THIS YEAR (Ages 18+) This 5 week summer program is making a well deserved comeback- but with a twist! Geared toward the advanced level dancer, Miss Shaina is returning to instructing adult classes this summer and is thrilled to be throwing it back to some old school hip hop and pop songs. The focus of this class will be sneaker jazz, hip hop style! Not only is this class designed to challenge dancers mentally as choreography will be taught quickly, but physically as well as it will include advanced skills for dancers with significant dance experience. Enrolled dancers must be able to execute the following prerequisite skills: Double pirouette, Calypso leap, Battements 45 degrees or higher, All traditional leaps (develope and grande jete), have an extensive knowledge of ballet/dance technique and can execute a combination across the floor including all of these skills effectively. Come Throwback Thursday with us and get ready to dance FULL OUT.

You must be on the eligible students list to register. Email the studio for more information.

Dance Attire: Athletic clothing with CLEAN white sole sneakers. Having a new pair of sneakers for this class is preferred.

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