Summer Dance Camp

A one week dance intensive for students of all levels

To register for dance camp, please call Anya at 518.523.2512 or follow the link to the right.  If you prefer to mail in your registeration, a form can be printed out here.

View Daily Schedule and Rotating Class Schedule


Beginner - Level 1 - Ages 6 to 8 years (3 classes per day)

  • 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Daily ballet class complimented by rehearsal and conditioning. An end of program showcase will be held on Friday, August 10 at 4 PM followed by a reception.
  • Fee: $110

Intermediate - Levels 2 & 3  - Ages 9 to 12 years (7 classes per day)

  • 11:00 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Daily schedule includes ballet, conditioning, contemporary dance, jazz, variations, EMD Rep, African dance and rehearsal. An end of program showcase will be held on Friday, August 10 at 4 PM followed by a reception.
  • Fee: $235

Advanced - Levels 4 & 5 -  Ages 13 & up (7 classes per day)

  • 11:00 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Daily schedule includes ballet, conditioning, contemporary dance, jazz, variations, EMD Rep, African dance and rehearsal. An end of program showcase will be held on Friday, August 10 at 4 PM followed by a reception.
  • Fee: $245

*Start times are approximate and may change subject to registration numbers.  We reserve the right to place all children in the appropriate level on Day 1. Students must pre-register to participate in Dance Camp. We reserve the right to cancel Dance Camp without sufficient enrollment. If students are unsure of the appropriate level for them, please contact the LPCA office at 518.523.2512 for guidance.

Ballet & Dance Attire for Summer Intensive


All hair is to be up in a bun and secured with hairnet and pins. Short hair is to be secured by a strong head band.


All levels should wear solid black or colored leotards and pink tights for all classes (Dance skirt level 4 & 5 for pointe)


Ballet slippers for ballet class.  Tan jazz shoes or ballet slippers for jazz classes.  Pointe shoes for level 4 & 5 if one has studied pointe.  

All students should bring a water bottle and a snack/lunch with them as they will not be permitted to leave campus.

Instructor Bios

Thomas Varvaro - (Brooklyn NY) - Elisa Monte Dance
Formal training includes, The Ailey School, Fiorello H. LaGuardia HS of Music and Art and Performing Arts, The School of American Ballet and The School at Jacobs Pillow Contemporary Program. Mr. Varvaro holds a BFA in Dance from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program. Mr. Varvaro was a member of Ailey 2 from 2011-2013. During Mr. Varvaro's time in Ailey 2 he had the opportunity to perform on So You Think You Can Dance Poland, Dancing With The Stars Bulgaria and with The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater during their NYC City Center Season. Mr. Varvaro has performed with The Kazuko Hirabayashi Dance Theater, Francesca Harper Project and Urban Ballet Theater. Mr. Varvaro joined Elisa Monte Dance in 2013 and has been a leading Soloist with the company since 2014. Currently, Mr. Varvaro is the Director of Education for Elisa Monte Dance. Mr. Varvaro teaches nationally and internationally from beginner through professional levels. Performance highlights include Ailey's "Revelations" Monte's "Treading" and Tiffany Rea-Fisher's "Why So Curious".

Ashley LaRosa is a Bay Area native from Albany, CA where she began dancing at the age of four. After she discovered her passion for dance, she began training at City Ballet School of San Francisco under the direction of Galina Alexandrova, which opened up a world of possibilities. Ashley graduated from high school in 2012 and continued her academic and artistic career at the University of California, Irvine receiving a BFA in Dance Performance in 2015. At UCI, she was given amazing opportunities, such as choreographing and producing a 30-minute dance thesis concert and performing works by Donald McKayle, Molly Lynch, Tong Wang, Idan Cohen and many others. UCI also gave Ashley the opportunity to train and receive a certification in Pilates from Diane Diefenderfer. In addition, Ashley trained with San Francisco Ballet, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Ashley moved to New York City in 2016 to accept an apprenticeship with Elisa Monte Dance under the direction of Tiffany Rea-Fisher. She could not be more thankful for the path she has led thus far and can not wait to see what else will come!

Roxanne Young, a native of Denver, CO, trained at her mother's studio, Expressions of Dance and Arts Academy and at the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance School. She attended the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, TX where she was a member of the Repertory Dance Company I, which allowed her to perform repertoire works by choreographers including Robert Battle, Jessica Lang and Dwight Rhoden. In 2006, Ms. Young was a Semi- Finalist for the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts in Modern Dance, which was held in Miami, FL. After high school she continued her studies at the University of Utah, joining the Department of Modern Dance. While at the university, she was a member of the Performing Dance Company and a recipient of the Orchesis Membership Award. In 2010 she joined the Dallas Black Dance Theatre II, where she performed works by Nycole Ray, Christopher Huggins and Talley Beatty. Ms. Young joined the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble as a member of the Second Company and was promoted to the First Company after one season. During her three seasons with CPRDE, she had worked with choreographers such as Kun Yang Lin, Milton Myers, Jeanguy Saintus and Winifred Harris. After being an apprentice for a season, this is Ms. Young's first season with Elisa Monte Dance.

Elisa Monte Dance (EMD) Now in its 36th year, EMD is hailed around the world for its visceral style of movement that embraces diverse cultural influences. The organization was founded in 1981, by former Martha Graham dancer Elisa Monte to bridge cultural barriers through dance. In 2016 Ms. Monte retired and Tiffany Rea-Fisher was appointed the company’s new Artistic Director. Tiffany has been with the company 13 years and was a principal dancer with the company from 2004-2011 before becoming Associate Artistic Director in 2011. The company’s work emphasizes three main objectives: Train and maintain a corps of professional dancers of multi-ethnic origin, capable of meeting the artistic and physical demands of the choreography; Educate individuals in the art of movement and in appreciation of live dance performance; and Collaborate with distinguished artists across other discipline. Since its founding, EMD has toured to over 40 nations and appeared in such festivals as Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival, Spoleto Festival (US & Italy), Jacob’s Pillow & Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors. This year EMD was highlighted on Metro Arts on PBS Channel 13 as part of the station’s Dance Month celebrating accomplished New York City-based choreographers. The dancers are versatile dancers who rise to the creative challenge set by the highly athletic work. They approach the work with an ecstatic display of physical prowess that gives life to an intense array of emotions.

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The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round performing and visual Arts Facility.  Located in the Adirondack Park of Northern New York, the LPCA consistently presents arts of the highest caliber in music, dance and theatre performances, film exhibitions and visual arts presentations. 

In addition, the Arts Center provides special arts-in education programs, workshops and residencies for aspiring and renowned artists.

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