Colburn Summer Classes

Experience the joy of learning at Colburn School’s summer group classes. Discover the perfect opportunity to explore our acclaimed music, performing arts, and dance programs, suitable for ages 7 months to adults. Dive into a variety of group classes, from piano to ballet, and see firsthand why Colburn is renowned for excellence in arts education. With our summer sessions, you can sample different disciplines and find the perfect fit before committing to our year-long classes in the fall. Unleash your potential this summer at Colburn School.

Summer Music Class Offerings

Sing, move, and play through a specially designed curriculum which supports cognitive, creative, and social development.  

Ages 7 months–6 years 

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Build confidence and be inspired to take creative risks in a program featuring improvisation, body movement, theatre games, monologues, scene work, script analysis, and character development. 

Ages 5–16 

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Beginners can learn the fundamentals of technique and develop musical literacy in a supportive group setting.   

Ages 5–12 and 18+ 

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Engage and grow with diverse learning and performance options, including ensemble participation, private lessons, and music fundamentals for supporting children’s education.

Ages 18+ 

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Join other experienced jazz musicians to explore various styles of jazz repertoire, theory, and approaches to improvisation. All instruments, including strings and vocalists, are welcome! 

Ages 18+ 

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A four-week singing-based intensive designed to enhance and support instrumental and vocal study through active engagement and kinesthetic exploration.  

All ages 

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Summer Dance Class Offerings 

Existing students can join us for four Saturdays beginning June 29 to keep up their training over the summer, and new students are welcome to register for this four-week program to try out classes before registering for the fall semester. Classes include: 

Creative Dance I and II   

  • Creative Dance I (ages 4.5–6) 
  • Creative Dance II (ages 7–8) 


  • Pre Ballet (age 4) 

Ballet Prep I and II 

  • Ballet Prep I (age 5) 
  • Ballet Prep II (age 6) 

Beginning Ballet 

  • Beginning Ballet (ages 7–10) 

Modern I and II 

  • Modern I (ages 7–8) 
  • Modern II (ages 9–10) 

Tap I, II, and Beginning Teen Tap 

  • Tap I (ages 7–8) 
  • Tap II (ages 9–10) 
  • Beginning/Intermediate Teen Tap (ages 11–15) 


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