Summer Session | Valparaiso Campus

New to dance? Need to keep up your technique over the summer? Want your kids to burn off some energy in a constructive environment?

Our summer session is for you! Summer dance classes are open to dancers of all ages, girls and boys, children, youth, adults, and both new and current/returning students. Classes are a great way to try out dance for the first time, maintain level placement from one school year to the next, and everything in between!

What to Expect

  • Flexible enrollment options that fit into your summer schedule.
  • Experienced, qualified instructors who 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.

First Class Free

New students are always welcome to attend their first class free with no registration obligation. Call the office to set up your appointment anytime.

Summer Session Valpo | June 11-July 19, 2018

Attendance is flexible, designed to accommodate summer vacations and schedules. You can enroll in your choice of 4 or 6 weeks out of the session. Students who enroll in two or more classes receive 10% off tuition, and students who enroll in three or more classes receive 20% off tuition.

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Summer Dance!
Tue. 4:00-4:45pm (ages 3-4)
Tue. 5:15-6:00pm (ages 5-6)

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
Tue. 4:45-5:15pm (ages 3-6)
Tue. 7:00-7:30pm (ages 7+)

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! 

Ballet 1A/1B
Tue. 6:00-7:00pm

This class is a summertime review of levels 1A & 1B in our Vaganova-style ballet training syllabus and is great for beginning-level dancers! Appropriate for dancers who attended 1A or 1B during the school year; placement only. 

Adult Barre Workout
Tue, 7:30-8:30pm
Similar to the many ballet-themed workout programs popular today, our Barre Workout for adults is a fun, challenging class that combines elements from Pilates, Yoga and ballet!.You will burn calories, tone muscles, work on balance, and get a great stretch. Moreover, this is a low-impact class, allowing you to get a great workout without the risk of injury due to jumping. No prior experience necessary. Dress code is workout attire - indoor gym shoes (clean soles) and a workout mat are also recommended.


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.


Registration & Tuition

Registration is easiest to complete on-line but may also be completed in person.

Summer Session Tuition 

Please contact us for details.

Summer Session Discounts

  • EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register by April 27 and receive 10% off your total tuition!
  • Families with two or more students enrolled receive 10% off total tuition.
  • Students who enroll in two or more Children’s & Youth classes receive 10% off tuition.
  • Students who enroll in three or more Children’s & Youth classes receive 20% off tuition.

Additional Information


Learn more about the Valparaiso Satellite Campus here.

Summer Policies

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Printable Schedule

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