French Woods offers dance classes for any camper at any level; from beginners to advanced dancers. Shortly after arrival a class placement audition is held to determine the camper's experience and ability, and they are grouped into classes accordingly. Our five large dance studios, equipped with air conditioning, ballet barres, and sound systems allow for a full comprehensive schedule.
Experienced dance teachers and dance professionals come from all over the world to expose the students to a variety of dance styles. We have 30 dance classes a day at multiple levels in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, and Hip Hop, plus the occasional class in Pointe, Pas De Deux, Afro-Caribbean, Swing, Fosse, Belly Dancing, Camper Choreography, and Mens Technique.
Throughout each three-week session campers work on both technique and improving their performance abilities, culminating in a Dance Concert performed on visiting day. Dancers return year after year to grow within this positive and unique dance environment. Dancers also have the opportunity to perform in many of the Theater Department and Circus productions, giving the campers multiple opportunities and venues in which to expand their dance skills.