Summer Dance Camps Los Angeles

World-class training in ballet, modern, and tap for children ages 4 to adult.

Led by a renowned faculty made up of some of the most exceptional former professional dancers in the industry, the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute is dedicated to developing the individual gifts and talents of each of our students, from pre-school children discovering the joy of dance for the first time, to adults in our Adult Dance program.

Our summer programs are open to both existing and new students, including beginners and more experienced dancers. They are an excellent opportunity for new students to discover everything that Colburn Dance has to offer.

Our Youth Ballet Intensive, Teen Modern Intensive, and Teen Tap Intensive offer serious young dancers an opportunity to continue their training over the summer on our beautiful campus in Downtown Los Angeles, led by our exceptional faculty and guest artists.

Young beginner and intermediate dancers can explore ballet, modern, and tap in our two week Summer Dance Camp, which is a fantastic introduction to all of Colburn’s dance genres.

We have also designed a four-week ‘Summer Saturdays’ program which runs on Saturdays in July. This program offers weekly classes for children ages 4 to adult, across ballet, modern, tap, and jazz. If you’ve ever wondered if Colburn School is right for your child, then this is a fantastic opportunity to experience a taste of Colburn Dance ahead of the new semester.

Explore our full range of summer camps and programs below. If you have any queries, please contact

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Summer Dance Camp Schedule:

The Summer Dance Camp is a two-week comprehensive study of all of Colburn’s dance genres including Ballet, Modern, Tap and Jazz. It is open to Beginner and Intermediate level dancers ages 8 to 14. Morning classes will alternate between Tap and Jazz, and afternoons will alternate between Ballet and Modern classes. A half hour lunch break will be given each day. Dancers will be divided based on age and level in the following two divisions: 8–10-year-olds and 11–14-year-olds.

The Young Dancer Intensive is a two-week comprehensive study of all of Colburn’s dance genres including Ballet, Modern, Tap and Jazz. It is open to Beginning and Intermediate level dancers ages 7 to 13. Mornings will consist of Ballet, Pointe/Pointe Prep, and Variations classes and afternoons will alternate between Modern, Tap, Jazz and Pilates. Students will be placed in one of two age groups: 7–9-year-olds or 10–13-year-olds.

The Teen Tap Summer Intensive is designed for serious tap students who desire to take their work to the next level with focused training in diverse tap techniques and repertory, supplemented courses in improvisation, music, Tap Dance History and cross-training.



A week-long exploration of different modern dance techniques and choreographic methods.

Our outstanding faculty of former professional dancers offer Ballet, Tap, and Modern classes for all levels.



Existing students can join us each Saturday in July 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 ages 5–8  

    • Creative Dance I
    • Creative Dance II

Pre-Ballet ages 4–5

    • Pre Ballet

Ballet Prep I & II ages 5–7

    • Ballet Prep I
    • Ballet Prep II

Beginning Ballet ages 7–10

    • Beginning Ballet:

Modern I & II ages 9–12

    • Modern I & II

Int/Adv Modern ages 13–18

    • Intermediate/Advanced Modern

Tap I, II & III ages 7–12

    • Tap I 
    • Tap II/III
    • Intermediate Tap
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