Summer Dance & Creativity Camp for Kids

Ages 2 ½ through 10

For all children!
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REGISTRATION NOTE: To sign up for summer dance & creativity camps, you will need to have a portal account. Upon signing into your portal account, look for the 22 SUMMER CAMPS tab: this is where you will be able to register for both full and half day camps!

Current dance families: this will be the same account you have been using all year.

New families: you will prompted to create a new account.

2022 Summer Camp Dates

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

Half Day Camp for Ages 2.5-6

Dates & times:

9am-12pm

WEEK 1: June 28-July 1, 2022 (Tue-Fri)

WEEK 2: July 5-8, 2022 (Tue-Fri)

WEEK 3: July 12-15, 2022 (Tue-Fri)

WEEK 4: July 19-22, 2022 (Tue-Fri)

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Full Day Camp for Ages 5-10

Dates & times:

9am-3pm with aftercare available until 6pm

WEEK 1: June 27-July 1, 2022 (Mon-Fri)

WEEK 2: July 5-8, 2022 (Tue-Fri)

WEEK 3: July 11-15, 2022 (Mon-Fri)

WEEK 4: July 18-22, 2022 (Mon-Fri)

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Dance Lessons

Dance lessons every day include Modern, Kids Bop, and Creative Movement. 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 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

Half-Day Preschool Camp

For Ages 2 ½ to 6

Children in this camp do not know how to read, but are able to use scissors and follow directions for class and crafts. This camp is a better option for kids who may not be able to keep their attention for 6 full hours. Children attending half day camp MUST BE FULLY POTTY TRAINED!

Note: If weeks 1 & 2 fill up, we will add additional weeks of half day camp!

The Half-Day camp includes one snack per day!

WEEK 1
June 28-July 1, 2022 (Tue-Fri)

Theme: Rainbows

WEEK 3
July 12-15, 2022 (Tue-Fri)

Theme: Circus

WEEK 2:
July 5-8, 2022 (Tue-Fri)

Theme: Merpeople

WEEK 4:
July 19-22, 2022 (Tue-Fri)

Theme: Garden Tea Party

REGISTER FOR HALF DAY CAMP(S)

Half Day Camp

Cost per week

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
Receive this discounted rate when you register by March 31

$89

REGULAR TUITION RATE
Applicable when registering between April 1 and May 15

$109

LATE RATE
These rates apply when you register between May 16 and July 22

$129

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.

Full-Day Camp

For ages 5-10

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.

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

Aftercare is available for $15 per day for pick up times between 3:00-6:00pm!

WEEK 1
June 27-July 1, 2022 (Mon-Fri)

Theme: Rainbows

WEEK 2
July 5-8, 2022 (Tue-Fri)

Theme: Merpeople

WEEK 3
July 11 – 15 (Mon-Fri)

Theme: Circus

WEEK 4
July 18 – 22, 2022 (Mon-Fri)

Theme: Garden Tea Party

REGISTER FOR FULL DAY CAMP(S)REGISTER FOR CAMP AFTERCARE

Full Day Camp

Cost per week

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
Receive this discounted rate when you register by March 31

$189

($151 for July 5-8)

REGULAR TUITION RATE
Applicable when registering between April 1 and May 15

$229

($183 for July 5-8)

LATE RATE
These rates apply when you register between May 16 and July 22

$269

($215 for July 5-8)

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.

COVID Precautions

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

Symptoms

Any student exhibiting symptoms (including a temperature of 100.4º+) will be asked to go home.

Mask Policy

Masks are optional unless we have classes with children 4 and under in the building, in which case masks are optional. Faculty are encouraged to wear masks.

Contact Tracing

Students 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 options in Cincinnati is about the creative, empowering, expressive, and active practice of dance!

Our camps are 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, and even aftercare!

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 their CURRENT age. Our half day camps are for ages 2.5-6 and full day camps are for ages 5-10.

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:

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 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!

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 or jazz movements 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! 

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!

All dancing will be done barefoot, but we do have some outdoor time! Sneakers or outdoor shoes are best.

Yes, we have three restrooms available in our building!

When you register for our Half Day Camp or Full Day 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 and/or Full Day 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.)