A ballerina's graceful balance is inspiring to aspiring dancers, captivating to houses of cards, and vexing to bulldozers razing cliffside condor habitats. Dwell on adroit appendages with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a five-day children's dance camp at Portland Festival Ballet (a $250 value). Camp is appropriate for ages 5–12 and is held each day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Choose from four camp dates and themes:
- Dancing Down the Yellow Brick Road, from Monday, June 27 to Friday, July 1.
- Dancing with the 12 Princesses, from Tuesday, July 5 to Saturday, July 9.
- Dancing with Annie, from Monday, July 11 to Friday, July 15.
- Dancing Swan Lake, from Monday, August 22 to Friday, August 25.
Professional dancers introduce leotard-laden little ones to a multitude of dance styles alongside games, crafts, and exciting activities during Portland Festival Ballet's variety of themed summer camps. Whether moving gracefully to Swan Lake or learning advanced Pink Floyd synchronization in Oz, campers will learn the basics of ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and more while creating props and costumes to fit the week's theme. Camp will culminate in a full performance for parents, followed by an after-party complete with cake, socializing, and hordes of nutcrackers pining for autographs. Students should come prepared for classes with their own leotards, tights, and ballet shoes, as well as lunches with any snacks and drinks they might need.
Portland Festival Ballet
Portland Festival Ballet has a cast of performance-arts instructors that serve as the architects behind the organization's lively, world-class productions. The seasoned coaches prepare fledgling hoofers and thespians to face the crowd through a schedule of acting and dancing classes for kids, teens, and adults. During breathtaking performances that have included The Nutcracker and the annual Spring Concert, Portland Festival Ballet's charismatic performers storm the stage at the Lake Oswego High School Theater to dazzle audiences with high-flying pirouettes and convincing impersonations of ficus trees.
4620 SW Beaverton Hwy.
Portland, Oregon 97221