Summer Classes

New to dance? Want to burn off some energy in a constructive environment? Our summer session is for you! Summer dance classes are great for starting out for the first time and are also an important way that current students can maintain their skills from one school year to the next.

What to Expect

  • Flexible enrollment options that fit into your summer schedule.
  • Experienced, qualified instructors who are enjoy working with students.
  • Consistent, constructive class content.
  • Appropriate and positive class music.
  • Modest attire and instruction using appropriate, edifying movements.
  • Overarching joy that comes from our basis faith - learn more.

Valpo Campus

Summer 2017

Adult Program Classes

Summer 2017

Summer Session | Main Campus, Frankfort

The Summer Session includes six weeks of classes, June 19-30, and July 10 - August 4. All classes held at the main school in Frankfort. 

Students who enroll in two or more classes receive 10% off tuition; students who enroll in three or more classes receive 20% tuition. Please inquire for additional tuition details!

Summer Dance!
Mon. 4:45-5:30pm (ages 4-6),
Tue. 6:15-7:00pm (ages 4-6), or
Thu. 4:45-5:30pm (ages 3-5)

Our fun-filled Summer Dance! classes teach boys and girls foundational dance concepts through purposeful games and activities. Classes facilitate the development of skills like rhythm, coordination, musicality, spatial concepts, dance class etiquette and more in a positive environment.

Children’s Tap
Mon. 5:30-6:00pm (ages 4+)

In tap, dancers create different rhythms and sounds using the metal on the toe and heel of their shoe. The combination of striking, brushing, hitting, stomping, and stepping with the metal creates the technical movements and rhythms of tap. Tap is wonderful for learning concepts related to rhythm in a fun setting where noise provides immediate feedback! 

Intro to Jazz
Thu. 6:30-7:00pm (ages 7+)

Ballet IA/IB*
Mon. 6:00-7:00pm, or Thu. 5:30-6:30pm
*Appropriate for dancers who attended IA or IB during the school year; placement only

Ballet IIA/IIB*
Mon. 5:00-6:30pm, and 5:00-6:30pm
*Appropriate for dancers who attended IIA or IIB during the school year; placement only

Beginning Ballet
Tue. 5:15-6:15pm (ages 10+)
Join us for an intro to ballet, no experience required!

Intermediate Ballet*
Thu. 6:30-7:30pm
*Appropriate for dancers who attended intermediate ballet during the school year or those with two or more years of classical ballet experience; placement only

Advanced Ballet*
Tue. 6:00-7:30pm
*Placement only

Youth Modern
Thu. 7:30-8:30pm (ages 9-18)

A reflective class that challenges students to dance in creative ways, employ a variety of shapes, dynamics, and express emotion through movement. Some prior experience in dance recommended but not required.

Musical Theater
Mon. 6:30-7:30pm (ages 9-18)

A Broadway-inspired class that includes singing, dancing and acting. No prior experience with Musical Theater or dance required. 

Youth Beginning Hip Hop
Tue. 5:00-6:00pm (ages 7-14)

Hip Hop challenges students to express different rhythms and beats within a song through articulate footwork and upper body movement. No prior experience with dance or hip hop required. 

Children's Camps (ages 3-6)


Children’s Dance Camp (Ages 3-6)
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
June 26-28 | 10:00-11:30am

Each day’s camp activities include a ballet lesson, fun crafts, and a mid-session break for a fresh fruit and water snack (provided). We will be learning about the different stories in the Bible that show us the unconditional, never-ending and everlasting love of our Heavenly Father. Parents are invited to observe the last 10 minutes of class on Wednesday for a special presentation.


Children’s Dance Camp (Ages 3-6)
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
July 5-7 | 5:30-7:00pm

Each day’s camp activities include a ballet lesson, fun crafts, and a mid-session break for a fresh fruit and water snack (provided). We will be learning about the Israelite people from the Bible and all the different times they turned from God. But, God is faithful He is even when we turn away! He is always there with us when we turn around, ready to forgive.  Parents are invited to observe the last 10 minutes of class on Friday for a special presentation.

Summer Workshop (ages 7-14)

Monday, June 26 - Friday, June 30 | Classes 12:30-3:30pm daily

Just like Ballet 5:8’s Summer Intensive for advanced dancers, Summer Workshop is structured to help attendees brush up on their ballet technique over the summer months, expand their sense of acting, performance quality and artistry, and engage with many different styles of dance and choreography. Highly recommended for beginning and intermediate students!

During this mini intensive program, each day begins with an age-appropriate devotion. Then, students break into ability-based groups for daily ballet technique class. After a short break for a snack, students participate in a range of supporting classes that may include: modern, jazz, improvisation, character dance, conditioning, stretching, and choreography. On Friday, students participate in a mini-presentation for parents.


Pre-Professional Program Classes

Pre-Professional level dance students know that muscle memory, coordination, strength, flexibility and more can disappear all too quickly over the summer months! Pre-Professional Program Keep Up classes are a great way for students to maintain progress gained during school-year classes over the summer months. 

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm

Classes include ballet technique and pre-pointe/pointe.

Ballet IV and higher*
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm

Classes include ballet technique and pointe

Monday - Friday, 10:30am-12:00pm (June 19 -30 only)

Ballet technique daily; bring your pointe shoes!

*Classes require advance placement; inquire for details.


All of Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts' instructors are highly trained and qualified in teaching. Many of the school's instructors are also professional dancers with the Ballet 5:8 Company, bringing a wealth of experience to their classes. Student instructors are required to progress through our teacher-training program with a minimum of one year of successful assistant teaching prior to instructing their own classes


Additional Information

Summer Session Registration

  • Registration is available online or at the Front Desk.
  • Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • New students pay a $10/student or $15/family registration fee. Summer registration fees can also be applied toward Fall 2017 registration fees.
  • All students pay a deposit ($25 on classes, $40 on camps, $50 on workshop) to register.
  • Tuition must be paid in full by June 22 and is non-refundable.

Summer Session Tuition

Please inquire for details!

Printable Schedule

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