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Effingham Summer Session 2023

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For your convenience The DanceLife Center offers our dance families an online account management software system. Families are able to log in to their account to view and print their schedule, track their absences and makeups, update credit card or bank account information, and more! To sign up to use the customer portal, you first have to register for a class for either this Semester or next semester's dance season. Current classes and accounts are not available.


--------Returning Customers:
If you participated in last semester's dance session, this dance season (whether active or have dropped), or have registered for this semester's dance session - you will click on Customer Portal Login.

New Customers:
If you are new and do not fall in one of the above categories, please view "----Enroll Today" or "Class Registration" below where you will see our class schedule organized by each day of the week. Click on the day you are interested in coming to dance to see the offerings for that day arranged by time. This makes it easy for you to view classes that start before and after each other for families who like to stack their schedule with multiple classes in one day.



  1. Find the class you are interested in registering for and click the red word "Enroll" listed to the left of the class name.
  2. Fill out the information requested (fields with asterisks are required.) From there you will also be able to choose additional classes and add additional students.
  3. A credit or debit card or a bank account is required in order to register.
  4. In the event that a class is full, you will see the word "Waitlist" instead of "Enroll." To be entered on the waitlist, please click that button and proceed. You will be required to enter payment information, however no payment will be made on the account unless a spot becomes available. If a spot becomes available, we will contact you regarding enrolling in the class.

After you are enrolled in a class, you will be able to use the Customer Portal. You will create a Customer Portal account by entering the email address you provided at registration time and clicking the button that says "I don't have or don't know my password." A temporary password will then be emailed to you. Use that to log in to your account. From there you can change your password-just make sure it has a minimum of 8 characters, 1 of which must be a number.






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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 2023

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 2023

Oh la la! Aloha! (Ages 4 - 6)

Description:
Get ready to go coconuts! Join us at a magical Oh la la Aloha Dance Camp this summer, combining beach party fun with dance! We'll set sail on from Monday - Friday, and dance across the islands. This camp includes 3 hours of dancing (ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and musical theatre), Hawaiian-inspired games and crafts for all tropical dancers and tourists! We'll end with a fantastic Luau summer celebration!


Dates: June 12 - 16, 2023 -
from 9:00-12:00
Cost: $120 --(click here)


Early Childhood: Disney Encanto Camp (Ages 4-6)

Description:
Are you enchanted with this year's biggest hit from Disney? We are too! Join us for Encanto camp where we'll be exploring the Madrigal family's special gifts. Campers will learn about the magical casita while learning about Colombia's culture and dancing to Encanto's catchy soundtrack! .

Dates:
Saturday, June 24 .
Time: 10:00am - 12:00nn
Cost: $35 -- (click here)

Wednesday, June 28
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 am
Cost: $35 -- (click here)


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!

Saturday, July 8
Time: 10:00am - 12:00nn
Cost: $35 -- (click here)


Early Childhood: Greatest Showman Camp(Ages 4-6)

Description:
Ladies and Gentlemen, boys & girls… May we present, The Greatest Show on Earth! Bring your special talents and learn a few new tricks when you come to this circus themed camp. Learn how to juggle, make balloon animals & perform hula hoop tricks. We will also sing and learn choreography to songs from The Greatest Showman movie.

Wednesday, July 12
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 am
Cost: $35 - (click here)


Early Childhood: Accio! Academy of Magic (Ages 4-6)

Description:
Calling all Harry Potter fans! Join us at the Academy of Magic, and dive into an extraordinary camp of jazz, hip hop and magical moves. Grab your wands, cloaks and spell-books -school is officially in session at the Academy of Magic!

Saturday, July 22
Time: 10:00am - 12:00nn
Cost: $35 -- (click here)


Early Childhood: Toy Story Camp (Ages 4-6)

Description:
Take a dance journey around the world! Popular dance styles and genres from around the world will be introduced through games, crafts, and choreographed pieces. Join us to explore and appreciate a variety of cultures and traditions during this educational and fun camp.

Wednesday, July 26
Time:9:00 - 11:00 am
Cost: $35 -- (click here)


Early Childhood: Around the World (Ages 4-6)

Description:
Take a dance journey around the world! Popular dance styles and genres from around the world will be introduced through games, crafts, and choreographed pieces. Join us to explore and appreciate a variety of cultures and traditions during this educational and fun camp.

Saturday, August 5
Time: 10:00 - 12:00nn
Cost: $35 -- (click here)

5 week Sessions

Camps & Clinics 2023



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 19 - June 22:Beginners
Monday - Thursdays,
Time: 8:15-9:15am
Cost: $60
Beginning Ballet Boot Camp 6-11yr olds(click here)

Dates: July 17 - 20: Intermediate/Advanced.
Monday - Thursdays,
Time: 8:15-9:15 am
Cost: $60
Intermediate/Advance Ballet Boot Camp 12 & up (click here)


Elementary: Disney Encanto Camp (7-10)

Description:
Are you enchanted with this year's biggest hit from Disney? We are too! Join us for Encanto camp where we'll be exploring the Madrigal family's special gifts. Campers will learn about the magical casita while learning about Colombia's culture and dancing to Encanto's catchy soundtrack!

Dates: Saturday, June 24
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Cost: $35
(click here)

Dates: Wednesday, June 28
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Cost: $35
(click here)


Contemporary

Description:


June 21 - 22:
Cost: $40
5:00-6:30 pm - 7-10 yrs old (click here)

6:30-8:00 pm - 11 and up (click here)



Hip Hop & Break Dance 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: Wednesday, June 28th and Thursday 29th
Cost: $40
5:00-6:30 pm - 7-10 yrs old (click here)

6:30-8:00 pm - 11 and up (click here)



Elementary: #danceREMIX

Description:
Grab your BFFs, and get ready to mix up your summer with our #danceREMIX! Dancers will learn the coolest moves & grooves in this super fun Jazz & Hip Hop Camp!

Dates: Saturday, July 8
Time: 1:30 - 3:30pm
Cost: $35
(click here)


Tap Musical Theatre Tap & Jazz 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, July 10th, Wednesday July 12th
Cost: $40

5:00-6:30 pm - 7-10 yrs old (click here)

6:30-8:00 pm - 11 and up (click here)




Elementary: Camp Broadway! (7-10)

Description:
Start spreading the news! This fun, Broadway-themed camp will explore musical theater dancing and jazz while learning fun facts about popular shows, including Wicked, Matilda, Annie and the Lion King. Your broadway performers will light up the stage with their crafts and dance activities.

Dates: Wednesday, July 12
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Cost: $35
(click here)



Elementary: Accio! Academy of Magic (7-10)

Description:
Calling all Harry Potter fans! Join us at the Academy of Magic, and dive into an extraordinary camp of jazz, hip hop and magical moves. Grab your wands, cloaks and spell-books -school is officially in session at the Academy of Magic!

Dates: Saturday, July 22
Time: 1:30 - 3:30pm
Cost: $35
(click here)


Classiscal Ballet

Description:

July 24 - 25: Beginner
5:00 - 6:00pm
Cost: $40

5:00-6:30 pm - 7-10 yrs old (click here)

6:30-8:00 pm - 11 and up (click here)


Elementary: Toy Story Camp (7-10)

Description:
Come join us as we party with the toys! This is a great camp for both boys and girls. Every day at camp will be filled with fun friendship activities about our favorite toys, Buzz, Woody, and Jessie! We will also make a daily craft and move our bodies "To infinity and beyond!"

Dates: Wednesday, July 26
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Cost: $35
(click here)


Elementary: Around the World (7-10)

Description:
Take a dance journey around the world! Popular dance styles and genres from around the world will be introduced through games, crafts, and choreographed pieces. Join us to explore and appreciate a variety of cultures and traditions during this educational and fun camp.

Dates: Saturday, August 5
Time: 1:30 - 3:30pm
Cost: $35
(click here)

Summer Intensive 2023

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

---Contemporary/Lyrical
---Hip Hop
---Tap
---Ballet