Preparatory Summer Dance

The Peabody Preparatory's exceptional Summer Dance programs offer a full range of instruction taught by Preparatory Dance's outstanding faculty and notable guest artists. They are designed to accommodate all students ages 3 to adult who wish to continue their dance training with concentrated study during the summer months - from complete beginners to professional-level aspirants.


Free for all Baltimore City Public School Students
AileyCamp Baltimore represents a vital continuation of Alvin Ailey’s vision, using the power of dance to enrich and positively alter the lives of children. This camp is an innovative summer program for middle school students combines dance, creative writing, personal development, and communications, to help students develop a respect for themselves and others that meaningfully impacts their lives.
Dates TBD

Peabody Movement Lab

A celebration of movement and inquiry, work closely with Peabody BFA dance faculty and discover the program’s rich and diverse offerings. Movement practices include African Expressions, Countertechnique, Functional Awareness® movement practice, Ballet, and more.

Tuesday, June 20 to Saturday, June 24, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Summer Dance Intensive

Monday, June 26 – Friday, July 21 (no classes July 4)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Levels A&B (Four-week and two-week sessions available)
Levels C-E (Four Weeks; registration permitted by the week)
Peabody (downtown) campus

Open Program Contemporary Dance: Beginners

Evening classes in ballet for beginning and elementary-level students age 7-12

Wednesdays, June 21 - July 26, 2023

Placement is required for students age 8 and older with previous dance training

Evening Classes for Adults and Teens

Classes in ballet and contemporary dance
for students age 13 and up
Monday, June 26 - Monday, July 24, 2023
Six-week class session; class cards also available
Placement required for upper-level ballet classes

Young Children's Program Classes

Classes for students age 3-7
Saturdays, June 24 - July 29, 2023
Wednesdays, June 21 - July 26, 2023


Refer to the program descriptions for detailed information about placement prior to registration. See general guidelines below. If you have questions, contact Preparatory Dance at 667-208-6648 or by email at [email protected]

  • Beginning students ages 4, 5, and 7-adult do not need to take a placement class. 
  • 7 year-olds, including those with up to 5 years of previous training, will enter the beginning level in ballet or contemporary dance.