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. 

Call to receive a 10% discount off of all 3 weeks of summer dance at LPCA (Rebecca Kelly Ballet OnStage + LPCA Dance Camp)!

View Daily Schedule and Rotating Class Schedule


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

  • 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Daily ballet class complimented by rehearsal and conditioning. An end of program showcase will be held on Friday, July 26. 
  • Fee: $110

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

  • 11:30 AM to 7:00 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, July 26.
  • Fee: $235

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

  • 11:30 AM to 7:00 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, July 26.
  • 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.


Scholarship Application - Click here to submit an application.

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 and The School of American Ballet. Mr. Varvaro holds a BFA in Dance from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program and graduated with Dance Honors. 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 teaches across the country, and is on faculty with "Sheer Talent" and "VIP Dance" competition and convention. Mr. Varvaro joined Elisa Monte Dance in 2013. In addition to Principal/Senior EMD dancer, Mr. Varvaro serves as Director of Education for EMD, including directing the Elisa Monte Dance Summer Series (EMDSS). Performance highlights include Ailey's "Revelations" Monte's "Treading" and Tiffany Rea Fisher's "Why So Curious".

Tracy Dunbar - (Hazlet, NJ) - Elisa Monte Dance

Tracy Dunbar, originally from New Jersey, graduated magna cum laude from Montclair State University with a BFA in Dance Performance. Since graduating he has had the opportunity to dance with Bare Dance Company, Nimbus DanceWorks, The Von Howard Project, & NOW Dance Project to name a few. Tracy is so excited to be in his first season with Elisa Monte Dance Company, which he joined in the summer of 2018.

JoVonna Parks  - (Philadelphia, PA) - Elisa Monte Dance

JoVonna Parks is a Philadelphia native where she began her intense formal dance training in ballet, Horton and Graham techniques. She attended the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program under the direction of Ana Marie Forsythe and graduated in 2012 with her BFA in dance. While in college she was a member of Ballet Hispanico's BHdos under Nicholas Villenueve. Upon graduation she was invited to perform with John-Mark Owens Presents... in Requiem. She has had the pleasure of working with and performing works by Mary Anthony, Camille A. Brown, Ronald K. Brown, Donald Mckayle, Hofesh Shector, Robert Battle, Jill Echo and many others. JoVonna has also had the extreme pleasure of working with Ty Jones and The Classical Theatre of Harlem in their productions of MacBeth (Soldier/Ensemble) and The Three Musketeers (Kitty/Ensemble). She also previously worked with Ballet Inc before joining EMD. Alongside dancing with EMD, JoVonna also enjoys teaching ballet and modern techniques in the New Jersey and greater New York area. Past studios include, CenterStage (East Brunswick), Brighton Ballet Theatre: School of Russian American Ballet, Essential Elements, and DreamMakers Performing Arts. She currently teaches at the Academy of Dance Arts in NJ and she also has the opportunity to be on faculty with the Police Athletic League of NYC! Jovonna is excited to start her fourth season with the company!

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.


Cancellation Policy

• Contact us at least 6 business days before the camp start date, and we will refund the cost of the program minus a 15% enrollment fee.
• Contact us 5 business days or less before the camp start date, and we will offer class credit only.

Call us at 518.523.2512 or email to request a refund.

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