Summer Camps

2019 Summer Dance Camps


MINI FUSION (ages 3-6): June 3rd-6th, 9am-noon, $195 
This combination class for the young dancer includes ballet, jazz, hip hop, yoga, and creative movement. We will also bring to life stories through dance and art.  Please bring a lunch with healthy snacks and a water bottle each day.
Instructors: Keri Sutton


FIRECRACKER  (ages 5-9):  July 1st-4th, 9am-noon, $205
Let your young dancer sparkle and show his/her true colors at our Firecracker Dance Camp! This fun-filled week will include several forms of dance; hip hop, jazz and creative movement with your dancer getting to perform in the July parade on Thursday, July 4th at 11am.


TELLURIDE BALLET WORKSHOP  (Intermediate – Pre-professional ages 14-24) 
Week 1: July 15th-19th, 9am-4pm $450
Week 2: July 22nd-26, 9am-4pm  $450
or participate for both weeks for $800

Come dance in the high altitude and train with Valerie Madonia in the gorgeous mountains of Telluride away from the smog and congestion of the cities.  It’s a wonderful way to help balance your summer, improve lung capacity and hone your technique one on one in a small town setting. This intensive will focus on the fundamentals of classical ballet technique, with daily classes specifically geared toward turning, jumping and pointe work along with a fusion of pilates and contemporary. The program is modeled after other intensives that she has created for the Joffrey Ballet School and Colorado Ballet, with a sample day looking like this:

9-10:45 Ballet, 11–12 Pointe, 12-12:45 Lunch
12:45-2:30 New Choreography Ballet and Contemporary
2:45-4 Mat stretch and strengthening/Pilates/Hike/Swim (unique to Telluride)

The cost for 10 days of training is $800, with a 25% deposit due at time of registration. Students can also choose one week of participation for $450. We encourage you to invite friends that may be interested. Students from out of town may choose to participate in a home stay with local students or share with another student in a pre-screened Airbnb, camping with friends is also an option. Housing costs vary.


Week 1: August 5th-8th (3:30-5pm) $115
Week 2: August 12th-15th (3:30-5pm) $115
or sign up for both weeks for $200

Be ready for the upcoming year of ballet with classes to refine classical ballet technique in an intensive but enjoyable environment. Classes will focus on daily ballet technique, stretching, pointe work as well as learning ballet choreography with classical pointe variations.  There will be an opportunity to perform live with the Chamber Musical Festival on Friday, August 9th.
Instructor:  Nicole Hattler

Interested in more dance camp/intensive opportunities?  Gather a group of five or more and we can tailor a camp to the interests of your dancers!  Email us at
Pre-Registration is required for all camps. Palm Arts requires a minimum of five registered students in order to conduct a camp/intensive.