MamLuft&Co. Dance | Summer Dance & Creativity Camp for Kids
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Summer Dance & Creativity Camp for Kids with MamLuft&Co. Dance

Boys & Girls, Ages 5-10

July 10-14 & 14-21, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio


WINNER, BEST SUMMER DANCE CAMP, Cincinnati Magazine, 2012

All day options • Great for both boys and girls • Modern Dance ~and~ Ballet

Week 1 Themes

Whirling Wizards

Radical Robots

Week 2 Themes

Stellar Space

Rockin’ Retro

Dates & Times

Choose one week, or, do both at a discount

July 10-14 & 17-21, 2017

9am – 3pm

(drop off between 8:30am and 9:00am, extended day add-on available until 6pm for only $10 per child, per day)

Available Discounts

Early registration




TWO convenient locations!

Week 1, July 10-14, 2017:
Clifton Cultural Arts Center
3711 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220

Week 2, July 17-21, 2017:
Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum
3738 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226


Ages 5-10

must have already had 1 year of school



Modern Dance


Friday Performances for Parents & Family

(as costumes, props, and scenery for the performance!)

Special Activities
(such as tie dye, water balloon day, movie day)

1 snack provided per day

Regular & Early Registrations Include Camp T-Shirt

A full-day camp that teaches children to move creatively, cooperatively, and confidently!

For boys and girls, MamLuft&Co. Dance’s Cincinnati Summer Dance Camp for Kids offers Modern Dance Technique and Ballet Technique that de-emphasizes pink and princesses.

Children will learn dance, make props and “scenery” to accompany their dances, and prepare for a Friday 3pm performance for parents!


Registration Type

Due Date

Price for 1 week

Add-on for addt’l wk at 20% off

Early Registration

Register by May 15 for lowest prices

$220 for first child, one week

$176 for first child, additional week

Regular Registration

In effect May 16 through June 18

$250 for first child, one week

$200 for first child, additional week

Late Registration

In effect starting  June 19

$280 for first child, one week

$224 for first child, additional week

Additional Children – Discounted Sibling Rate

Same price for any registration deadline above

$180 for additional child, one week

$144 for additional child’s second week

Extended Day Add-On

Extends pick-up time from 3pm to as late as 6pm

Same price for any registration deadline above

$10 per child, per day


• Refunds and cancellations must be requested in writing no later than 5pm, June 19. After this point, refunds cannot be made for any reason including (but not limited to) injury, illness, or change in plans.

All registrations include a $50 non-refundable deposit PER CHILD. This deposit is not refundable for any reason, including (but not limited to) injury, illness, or change in plans.


• A t-shirt is included for children who register before June 19.


• 1 snack is included per day. Parents should pack a healthy lunch and additional snacks as needed.

• See the FAQ below for more information!

• In a comparison with other camps, our camp is unique for being…

– one of the very few dance camps to offer all-day options

– one of the few to offer Modern Dance, particularly at this age group

– one of the few to make the inclusion of boysnon-issue!

less expensive per hour than half of the other camps we researched

– able to offer work exchanges (email for more information).


Week 1, July 10-14, 2017

Clifton Cultural Arts Center

3711 Clifton Ave

Cincinnati, OH 45220

Week 2, July 17-21, 2017

Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum

3738 Eastern Ave

Cincinnati, OH 45226


Can’t see all the options? Scroll over the registration options below to see more.

If you experience any problems here, try this page to register.

(You can also try emailing or calling 513-494-6526, although you may have to leave a message since we are in the studio often.)



pick up at 3pm is required unless you add on extended day options at $10 per child per day. Add one extended day option per child, per day.


What's the camp focus and why is it unique?

MamLuft&Co. Dance’s Summer Dance Camp for Kids in Cincinnati is about the creative, empowering, expressive, and active practice of dance!


The camp is unique because, according to our research, it is the only camp in Cincinnati that offers Modern Dance and provides options for activities for the entire work day. It is not a 2 or 3-hour camp: activities run from 9am-3pm, with drop-off starting at 8:30am, and aftercare add-ons available up til 6pm!


We also DE-emphasize pink and princesses so that boys feel welcome and absolutely comfortable.

What ages are allowed?

Ages 5-10.


Children must have already had at least one year of school.

What is Modern Dance, and why is it good for children?

Historically, Modern Dance developed in the early 1900s and became a recognizable form by the 1950s, when it got its name from the Modern Era. It is different from Ballet because of its use of inversions, “free-er” use of the body (less restrictions), and a strong relationship with the ground. It has strong influences from many different forms of ethnic dance, as well.


Modern Dance is excellent for children because it encourages them to think outside the box, to be creative, to be expressive, to be physically aware, and to move freely.

What is the refund policy?


$50 PER CHILD of your tuition payment is a non-refundable deposit and cannot be returned for any reason, whether it be illness, injury, change of plans, or other reasons.

The remaining funds must be requested in writing to no later than 5:00pm on June 19.

How do the payment deadlines work?

FIRST, see the refund policy above!


Payment is due in full at the time of registration. If you need to make arrangements for a payment plan, please do not hesitate to contact us. You must be able to use a credit card via PayPal to set-up a payment plan.


You must pay in full by the registration deadlines to receive the appropriate discount.



LATE REGISTRATIONS may not receive a t-shirt, so avoid the late upcharge and please register on time!

Do you have scholarships or work trades available?

Applications will require interview, referrals, training, and background checks. Email for information.


Scholarships may be available. Please contact us for more information by emailing or calling (513) 494-6526. We will also be offering scholarships through agencies.

What will the kids do?

Modern dance technique class & related activities
Children will move fully and creatively to music while developing skills in balance, strength, flexibility, and musicality. Related activities will include reinforcement of technical concepts in non-movement exercises (such as vocabulary games/quizzes). The children will learn and prepare a short modern dance for Friday’s performance.


Ballet dance class & activities
Children will be taught the older tradition of classical ballet, a foundation for modern dance, developing skills in ballet vocabulary, balance, strength, flexibility, and posture. Related activities will include reinforcement of technique in non-movement exercises, such as vocabulary quizzes. The children will learn and prepare a short ballet dance for Friday’s performance.


Other movement-related sessions

Water play, weather permitting

Arts and Crafts for Costume/Prop and “scenery”-making

Tie-dye day


Movie day

1 snack provided per day (parents should send healthy lunches with children)

Outdoor play

Extended day includes: additional arts and crafts, movie & popcorn day, extra tie-dye afternoon

What should my child wear?

FIRST OFF, please do not send your child to our camp in clothes that you would be upset about staining. We do LOTS of arts and crafts including permanent markers, inks, paints, glue, paper mache, etc. Even though we provide aprons, they WILL get dirty!


Ballet tights and leotards can get very uncomfortable after a long day, so we actually do not recommend them unless your child is capable of changing him or herself when it becomes uncomfortable. If you dress them in these clothes, please ensure they have FOOTLESS tights (that can be rolled up for modern dance, which is performed barefoot), and that they have ballet shoes with leather bottoms (not soft bedroom slippers).


That being said, ballet shoes and clothes are NOT required.


We recommend children wear “gym” clothes. Short shorts or open-leg shorts are not recommended. Yoga pants are preferred. No jeans, skirts, or dresses, please.


PLEASE NOTE: The CCAC is not an air-conditioned building. Be aware the building may be hot and humid, in general. We ask that you keep this in mind when dressing your child. We will be providing drink cups with ice and water throughout the day.

What should I pack for my child?
  1. A labeled, nutritious lunch that does not require refrigeration
  2. Any authorized medicines separated and given to staff, labeled clearly with instructions (this includes epi pens)
  3. A labeled change of clothes if he or she may have accidents
  4. Children with long hair should have hair bands
  5. Water day: the children will need to bring a towel and swimsuit. We will announce the water day the week-of (due to changing weather forecasts)
  6. Additional needs will be sent via email; please monitor!


PLEASE NOTE: The CCAC is not an air-conditioned building.

When is drop-off and pick-up?
  • Please do not arrive any earlier than 8:30am or any later than 9:00am.
  • Camp is finished at 3pm. If you arrive after 3:10pm, you will be subject to to the $10 per child extended day charge.
  • Aftercare for pick-up between 3:10pm and 6:00pm is $10 per child per day. If you arrive after 6:00pm, you are subject to a $25 late fee.
  • All late pick-up fees are due at the time of pick-up.
  • Please inform staff on your enrollment form of all pick-up times.
What are the terms and conditions?

When you register for MamLuft&Co. Dance’s Summer Dance & Creativity Camp for Kids, you are agreeing to the following release of liability and photo release.*

“I am a legal guardian of named child(ren) and give permission for said children to fully participate in the Mam-Luft and Company Dance Summer Dance Camp for Kids, while fully recognizing the inherent physical risks involved in movement, crafts, games, and other camp activities. I do hereby release, forever discharge, and agree to hold harmless Mam-Luft and Company Dance, Clifton Cultural Arts Center, The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum, their trustees, staff, instructors, volunteers, employees, and agents and their heirs (collectively known as the “Indemnities”) from and against any and all liability and expenses of any kind that my assignees and representatives may have now or in the future including attorney fees, property damage, personal injury, or loss of life as a result of, in association with, or in relation to participation in the Summer Dance & Creativity Camp for Kids. I also hereby grant permission to photograph my child(ren) and release all rights into perpetuity to Mam-Luft and Company Dance, who shall use the images for lawful purposes such as marketing, funding, publicity, and so forth.”

(*Photos of the camp activities are used for grant-writing purposes, public relations, marketing [like this website], and presentations. We assure they are lawful uses and we take the utmost care in blurring out name tags and so forth.)