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DanceLife
@ Jansens Gym
105 N. Banker St.
Effingham, IL 62401

Toll Free Phone #:(833) I-Dance-2 -- Option 2

Email: [email protected]



Full Day Camp

We specialize in providing enriching, meaningful and character-building summer experiences for students.  A classic summer camp experience filled with opportunities for learning, creating and performing dance of all kinds. We provide a safe, fun, and nurturing environment for students. Dance Camp packs all the spirit, tradition and fun of a summer in camp each week by offering a different theme, activities, and games! Day Camp is a program designed for children from kindergarten through sixth grade.

  All you need is sunscreen, tennis shoes, lunch, and snacks. We'll take care of everything else! 

Preschool Camps

Royal Princess Ballet Camp (Ages 4 - 6)

Description:
Hear ye, Hear ye! Princesses of all kinds are invited to this spectacular event. Together, you will dance to your favorite princess songs in ballet class, work on special art and crafts projects, and play wonderful games fit for only a real princess.

Royal Princess Camp will meet by royal decree on
Dates: Monday, June 20 - Thursday, June 23
from 9:00-11:30am
Cost: $140
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Rainbow Unicorn Camp (Ages 3-5)

Description:
Come join us in the magical land of unicorns and rainbows. We will dance in ballet & creative movement, create beautiful art, and end the day with games & activities. You can wear your best rainbow or unicorn attire to get in the spirit (optional). Magical memories will be made! This one day camp is on .

Dates:
Saturday, June 25 .
Time: 9:00-11:30am
Cost: $35
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Hair in the Air Trolls Camp (Ages 4-6)

Description:
Transport yourself into the colorful, wonderful, magical world of TROLLS! Join Poppy, Branch and the entire crew in this whimsical exciting camp filled with bright colors, wonderful music and dancing! We will be making fun crafts and dancing along to all the fun music from Trolls! We "Can't Stop the Feeling" of excitement for everyone to join in on the fun!

This camp will meet on Monday, July 11 - Thursday, July 14
8:15-9:15am.
Cost: $60
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Hip Hop Hooray Camp (Ages 3-5)

Description:
Hip hop hooray! Bring your own beat to this awesome meet. Learn new dance moves to share with family after class. This high-energy camp is nonstop fun, from learning cool choreography to mastering new tricks. Come join the party this summer!

This one day camp is on Saturday, July 23
9:00-11:30am.
Cost: $35
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Frozen Adventure (Ages 3-5)

Description:
Let It Go!!! This dance camp is inspired by the music and characters of the Frozen movie. Children will learn different dance styles all while dancing to their favorite Frozen music! We will celebrate Coronation Day, make our own Crowning Ceremony, sing-a-long/dance to Frozen songs, and create crafts of our favorite characters!

This one day camp is on Saturday, July 30
9:00 - 11:30am.
Cost: $35
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5 week Sessions

Camps & Clinics



Ballet Boot Camp

Description:
A four-day session of serious fun, strengthening your dance technique, expanding your artistic voice and broadening your movement vocabulary in new and exciting ways. The Ballet Boot Camp provides a unique opportunity for dance students to work intensively in developing their bodies, their technique, and their artistry. The classes also remind students to focus more consistently on correct body placement and technique allowing them to develop "muscle memory," and gain flexibility and strength.

Dates: June 20 - June 24:Beginners
Monday - Thursdays,
Time: 8:15-9:15am
Cost: $60
Beginning Ballet Boot Camp 6-11yr olds(click here)

Dates: July 18 - 22: Intermediate/Advanced.
Monday - Thursdays,
Time: 8:15-9:15 am
Cost: $60
Intermediate/Advance Ballet Boot Camp 12 & up (click here)


Skills Camp

Description:
This three-day camp will be focused on learning and improving dance technique and fundamentals. Dancers will specifically be working on the preparation, execution and landing leaps, jumps, and turns. Emphasis will be on implementing them into fun combos and across the floor combinations.

Dates: July 12 - 15: Beginner
5:00 - 6:00pm
Cost: $40
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Dates: June 20 - June 22: Intermediate
5:00 - 6:30pm
Cost: $55
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Dates: June 20 - June 22: Advanced
6:30 - 8:00pm
Cost: $55
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Hip Hop Clinic

Description:
This two-day Hip Hop clinic will focus on technique in hip hop, jazz, pop-locking, street dance and funk. The dancers also work on free-style movement to promote self confidence. Dancers will have an opportunity to showcase hip hop technique such as handstands, headstands, stalls and kips , with new steps and age/level appropriate choreography to let loose.

Dates: Monday, June 28th and Tuesday 30th
Cost: $55
4:30-6 pm - Intermediate Hip Hop Clinic - 9-11 yrs old (click here)
6:15-7:45 pm - Advance Hip Hop Clinic - 12 and up (click here)


Tap Musical Theatre Camp

Description:
This four-day Tap clinic will focus on technique in Tap and how they are applied in musical theatre. The dancers also work on free-style movement to promote self confidence. Dancers will have an opportunity to showcase tap routines with new steps and age/level appropriate choreography to let loose.

Dates: Monday, June 27th - Tuesday June 30th
Cost: $60

6:00-7:00 pm Tap Musical theatre session



Choreography Camp

Description:
This camp is all about choreography! Each night dancers will learn combinations in different styles (jazz/contemporary/hiphop). They will also be asked to incorporate their own improvisations while being guided on creating their own choreography.
July 18 - 21: Beginner
5:00 - 6:00pm
Cost: $60
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July 5 - 8: Intermediate
5:00 - 6:00pm
Cost: $60
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July 11 - 14: Advanced
6:00 - 7:15pm
Cost: $70
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Summer Intensive

Join DanceLife for the annual Summer Dance Intensive!
The program focuses on developing well-rounded dancers through exposure to a wide array of dance Styles and will be followed by a Parent Demonstration .
 Three tracks are available .

Will be lead by guest instructors

Tuli Bera

---Contemporary/Lyrical

Britany Rutherford

---Modern

Keyana Latimer

---Tap

Katherine Shamdin

---Ballet