Todd Rosenlieb Dance

5 Reasons Why Summer Dance is Special [and Important!]

  • May 12, 2015

Summer is right around the corner, and TRDance is ready to dance with you all summer! Our summer schedule starts June 15, 2015! But what makes summer dancing so special and so important?

5 Reasons Why Summer Dance is Special [and Important!]

Youth Camp USS Wisconsin pic


Photo: Students from our Youth Dance Camp, 2014.

1. You continue your technique. 

Continuing your technique is critical to staying on top of your dancing. Inspiring teachers provide you not only with the combinations you want, but the combinations you need to progress as a dancer. Challenging classes require your body to think fast and adjust, furthering your knowledge and experience as a mover. The more solid your technique foundation is the better dancer you are in class and on stage.

2. Your body stays conditioned.

Keeping your strength and flexibility in dance is important. Stopping your routine could potentially result in injury when you come back to dance in the fall. Continuing on with your dancing keeps your body in top-notch shape. Besides, who doesn’t want to look spectacular in their summer bathing suit?

3. You get to explore new styles, techniques, classes and teachers. 

During the summer, the schedule is splashed with new classes and guest teachers. This summer, TRDance will be hosting a Ballet Intensive (Aug 3 – 7) featuring excellent TRDance staff members, company dancers and featuring teaching artists from Richmond Ballet. When you have new teachers and classes, this gives you the opportunity as a dancer to explore, grow and try on new approaches to your art.

4. You get to learn with new fellow dancers and make new friends. 

In the summer, the faces in your classes will most likely change. There are people coming home from college, people new to the area, people from different states who come to study just for summer opportunities. This provides you many learning opportunities. You can learn how they approach technique, tips they have, or learn from advice they may have received. You also have the opportunity to share your experiences. Together, you can develop a new friendship based on your summer dance experiences! You could gain a pen-pal!

5. You get to dance all day long! 

This is every dancer’s dream come true. This summer, our youth camp runs 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Our ballet and dance intensives run 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. You’ll get the opportunity to learn from multiple different teachers, learning choreography from many different choreographers in various styles of dance. You get to practice with a schedule that is similar to a professional dancer’s lifestyle.

Dance Int pic


Photo: Dancers performing adagio by Joni Petre-Scholz


Summer Classes, Camps & Intensives: 

Fairy Tale Camp (K-2nd grade)
July 13 – 17, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
(Includes crafts and a mid-week pizza party!)

Youth Dance Camp (3rd – 7th grade)
July 20 – 24, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
(Includes a field trip and pizza party!)

Ballet Intensive (8th grade – adult)
Featuring TRDance staff and teaching artists from Richmond Ballet
August 3 – 7, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Dance Intensive (8th grade – adult)
Featuring TRDance staff
One-week option: Aug 10 – 14 ($300)
One-week option: Aug 17 – 21 ($300)
Two-week option: Aug 10 – 21 ($550)

For further information, e-mail: or call (757) 626-3262.