Summer Dance and Creativity Camps 2021

Now with pre-school and t(w)een evening camps!!!

Nine options for pre-schoolers through teens!

New options, with COVID precautions.

We plan for all summer activities to take place in-person only.


Half-Day Camp for Preschoolers and Kindergartners

Dates & times:
Morning 9am-12pm or Afternoon 2-5pm
July 6-9, 2021 or July 12-16, 2021

Register by:
April 30 for $25 off

READ MORE ABOUT HALF DAY PREK/K CAMP

Camp for 1st-5th Grade

Dates & times:
June 21-25, June 28-July 2, or July 12-16, 9am-3pm with aftercare until 6pm

Register by:
April 30 for $25 off

READ MORE ABOUT KIDS CAMP

T(w)een Evening Camp

Fun dance and crafts for t(w)eens with NO EXPERIENCE necessary

Dates & times:
June 21, 23, 25 or July 6, 7, 8, 5pm-8pm

Register by:
April 30 for $25 off

READ MORE ABOUT T(W)EEN CAMP

Teen Intensive & Pre-College

A fast-paced pre-professional program for advanced teens with extensive experience. This program has its own separate page.

Dates & times:
July 26-30, 9a-3p

Register by:
May 15 for $25 off

READ MORE ABOUT TEEN INTENSIVE

Dance Lessons

Dance lessons every day! For all but the teen intensive, no experience is required.

Crafts

Fun, inventive crafts every day!

Final Day Showings

Each camp features a short showing on the final day. In-person for limited numbers and live-streamed for family and friends!

Conveniently located in Hartwell just off of I-75 (Exit 10B going north). Near Kroger, Country Fresh Market, Wyoming small business district, and other places to get your errands done!

Mutual Dance Theatre and Arts Center

8222 Monon Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45216

On the corner of Monon and Parkway

Our headquarters are on 1.25 acres that feel secluded from the bustle of the nearby commercial district. Pine trees, large fields, and an ample parking lot will provide areas for outdoor play. All our doors remain locked at all times with camera surveillance.

513.494.6526

We also accept text messages

hello@mutualarts.org


8222 Monon Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45216
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
Receive this discounted rate when you register by April 30
REGULAR TUITION RATE
Applicable when registering between May 1 and May 31
LATE RATE
These rates apply when you register in June or July

Half-Day Pre-K / K Camp

$150

$175

$200

1st-5th Grade Kids Camp

$214

$239

$264

T(w)een Evening Camp

$79

$89

$99

REFUND POLICY

$50 of tuition per child is a non-refundable deposit because of our need to make purchases for your child’s participation. Refund requests for the remaining refundable amount are due 14 days prior to the start of the camp in writing to hello@mutualarts.org.

If you experience any problems with registering, feel free to reach out!

You can email hello@mutualarts.org or call/text 513-494-6526.

Half-day camps for pre-schoolers and kindergartners.

Ages: Pre-school through kindergartner. Children in this camp do not know how to read, but are able to use scissors. This camp is a better option for kids who may not be able to keep their attention for 6 full hours in the kids 1st-4th grade camp.

Register by April 30 for $25 off.

The Half-Day camp includes a dance uniform and one snack per day!

Week 1 Dates: July 6 – July 9

Week 1 Theme: Magical Movers- Think unicorns, rainbows, sparkles, and other fun/colorful ideas!

REGISTER FOR HALF-DAY PRE-K/K MORNING CAMP WEEK 1REGISTER FOR HALF-DAY PRE-K/K AFTERNOON CAMP WEEK 1

Week 2 Dates: July 12 – 15

Week 2 Theme: Swinging Safari- Welcome to the jungle! 

REGISTER FOR HALF-DAY PRE-K/K MORNING CAMP WEEK 2REGISTER FOR HALF-DAY PRE-K/K AFTERNOON CAMP WEEK 2

Full-day camps for kids, 1st through 5th grade.

Ages: 1st through 5th grade. Children in this camp are independent, potty-trained, able to read and write, and use scissors and glue. They are able to keep their attention in a full day of classes.

Register by April 30 for $25 off.

Note: parents must pack lunches and minimum of 2 snacks a day. No special clothing or shoes are required!

Week 1 Dates: June 21 – 25

Week 1 Theme: Dancing Dinos- taking it waaaay back! Get ready to move BIG! 

REGISTER FOR KIDS CAMP WEEK 1

Week 2 Dates: June 28 – July 2

Week 2 Theme: Magical Movers- Think unicorns, rainbows, sparkles, and other fun/colorful ideas!

REGISTER FOR KIDS CAMP WEEK 2

Week 3 Dates: July 12 – 16

Week 3 Theme: Swinging Safari- Welcome to the jungle! 

SOLD OUT! You can still sign up to join the waiting list! We can potentially let 2 more campers into this week. With 4-5 more campers on the waiting list, we can add another teacher to make a double group run!

REGISTER FOR KIDS CAMP WEEK 3

Fun, evening camps that meet 3 days a week for t(w)eens who want to get moving and love crafts

Ages: 5th through 12th grade. Teens or tweens in this camp do not need to have any prior experience dancing. They will focus on having fun through movement and crafts. Dancers will take 2 dance classes each day and a fun crafts such as friendship bracelets, beads, tie dye, and slime.

Register by April 30 for $25 off.

Tuition includes: a small snack each night. Parents should send reusable water bottles.

Week 1 Dates: June 21 (Monday), 23 (Wednesday), 25 (Friday)

REGISTER FOR T(W)EEN CAMP WEEK 1

Week 2 Dates: July 6 (Tuesday), 7 (Wednesday), 8 (Thursday)

REGISTER FOR T(W)EEN CAMP WEEK 2

COVID Precautions

The health and safety of students are our first concern!
For this reason, we will enforce the following policies.

Entry

All students will be assessed upon entry: any student exhibiting symptoms (including a temperature of 100.4º+) will be asked to go home.

Masks

All persons in the building must wear a mask at all times, over the nose and mouth. This includes while dancing.

Distancing

Students will be asked to remain 6' apart unless they live in the same household.

Eating

Lunch breaks will take place outside on our beautiful 1.25 acre-lot.

BYO Bottles

Water fountains are disabled. Students should bring their own reusable water bottle.

Surfaces

Staff will frequently disinfect floors and high-touch surfaces.

Contact Tracing

Parents will be communicated with promptly if potential exposure has occurred.

On-Staff Physician

One of our instructors is a Tri-Health Medical Doctor and advises us regularly.

Proven Track Record

Our staff and programs have an excellent track record with zero in-facility transmissions this past year. We are confident that our diligence is backed by science and a genuine concern for every person who would be affected.

CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS

FAQs and Other Policies

Mutual Dance Theatre and Arts Center’s Summer Dance Camp for Kids, Tweens, and Teens in Cincinnati is about the creative, empowering, expressive, and active practice of dance!

Our camp is unique because, according to our research, it is the only camp in Cincinnati that offers Modern Dance. We have MANY options this summer- half day camps, full day camps, aftercare, and evening camps!

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

We have multiple different camps for different age groups!

Please register your child for the grade they will be entering for the 2021-2022 school year.

If parents feel that their child would do well with activities for a camp that is outside of their age range (whether with or without parental help, as preferred by parents), they are invited to sign-up children outside that target age.

FOR HALF DAY CAMP:

For morning camp- our doors will not open until 8:45am. Please do not drop your child off before above time as the building will not be open. Pick up is at 12noon!

For afternoon camp- You can drop your child off as early as 1:45pm. Please do not drop off any sooner! Pick up is at 5pm!

FOR FULL DAY CAMP:

Our doors will not open until 8:45am. Please do not drop your child off before above time as the building will not be open. Pick up is at 3pm! We will have extended day aftercare from 3-6pm but you will need to sign up for that!

FOR T(W)EEN CAMP:

Please do not drop your dancer off more than 15 minutes before class start  time!

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.

Kids Bop is what we call a fun, energetic, and basic hip hop for kids!

Creative Movement is all about they joy of movement: in its creativity, freedom, and power to express! A pre-cursor to Modern Dance, Creative Movement is more about innovation and individuality, and less about traditionalism and rules. Think: moving through space with different kinds of energy and flow, and nurturing your child’s individual creativity! 

FOR HALF AND FULL DAY CAMPS: Please send your child in comfortable clothes appropriate for the weather. Think gym clothes (easy to move in). We do lots of crafts so consider sending them in clothes that you do not mind getting a little but messy!

FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED

FOR TWEEN/TEEN CAMPS: Please wear dance attire. Leotards, leggings, form fitting clothes are all acceptable!

FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED

Yes, we have restrooms available. Anyone entering the building must wear a face-covering/mask. Restrooms will be disinfected after each usage.

When you register for our Half Day Camp for PreK & K, Full Day Camp for 1st-4th Grade, or T(w)een Evening Camp, 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 child(ren) to fully participate in the Mam-Luft and Company Dance (dba Mutual Dance Theatre and Arts Center) Half Day Camp for PreK & K, Full Day Camp for 1st-4th Grade, or T(w)een Evening Camp, 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 (dba Mutual Dance Theatre and Arts Center), 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 said camp. I also hereby grant permission to photograph my child(ren) and release all rights into perpetuity to Mam-Luft and Company Dance (dba Mutual Dance Theatre and Arts Center)for lawful purposes such as marketing, funding, publicity, and so forth.”

(*Photos of the camp activities are used for things such as: grant-writing purposes, public relations, marketing [like this website or fliers], social media, presentations, reports, fundraising, and so on.)