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Summer Dance & Creativity Camp for Kids

with the award-winning MamLuft&Co. Dance

Boys & Girls, Ages 5-10

One-week camps, June 17 – July 19, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio

WINNER, BEST SUMMER DANCE CAMP, Cincinnati Magazine, 2012

All day options • Great for both boys and girls • Modern Dance • Kids Bop • Creative Movement • LOADS of crafts & other creative activity

Week 1 Theme
June 17-21, 2019

Lucky Llamacorns

Let’s get majestic! We will dance through the week with all things llamas, unicorns, and rainbows!

Week 2 Theme
June 24-28, 2019

Camp Dance S’more!

Welcome to Camp Dance S’more! Get ready for campfires, wilderness creatures, and nature fun!

Week 3 Theme
July 8-12, 2019

Tropical Tides

Aloha from the islands of Dance Camp! We will be working on or beach boogies this week!

Week 4 Theme
July 15-19, 2019

Mad Scientists

We will be concocting some crazy dance moves this week. Keep calm and experiment on!

Dates & Times

Choose any number of weeks!

June 17-21, 2019
June 24-28, 2019
July 8-12, 2019
July 15-19, 2019

9am – 2pm

Drop off between 8:45am and 9:00am

Extended day available Mon-Thu:
$10/day ($40 total) for stay up to 4pm Mon-Thu
$15/day ($60 total) for stay up to 6pm Mon-Thu

Extended Day Add-Ons appear on second registration screen


Clifton Cultural Arts Center @ Short Vine

2728 Short Vine Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219

Drop-off on Daniels and Vine
Free parking


Ages 5-10

must have already had 1 year of school that lasts 6 or more hours per day


5-hour camp, or 9 hours with extended day 6pm add-on

Capped at 12:1 child:adult ratio

Instructor is a college-educated dance artist

Dance is for everyone! We de-emphasize pink & princesses, and NO formal training is expected.

End-of-week Friday afternoon performance!

Prices go up on May 16: REGISTER BY MAY 15TH FOR $25 OFF


Early Registration Rate

Register by April 15th
$200 for one week

Regular Registration Rate (Save $25)

Register between April 16th and May 31st
$225 for one week

Late Registration Rate (+$25)

Register on/after June 1st
$250 for one week

Fun, themed weeks designed to teach children to move creatively, cooperatively, and confidently!

For boys and girls, MamLuft&Co. Dance’s Cincinnati Summer Dance and Creativity Camp for Kids offers Modern Dance Technique and Kids Bop Classes.

Children will learn dance, make props and “scenery” to accompany their dances, and prepare for a Friday 2pm performance for parents.

Daily Schedule

8:45a-9:00a Drop-off
9:00a-9:20a Morning Craft / Prop-making
9:25a-10:05a Dance Class & Rehearsal (Kids Bop)
10:10a-10:20a Snack 1 (please pack snacks)
10:25a-11:05a Dance Class & Rehearsal (Modern Dance)
11:10a-11:40a Costume/Prop-Making
11:45a-12:30p Lunch & Free Outdoor/Indoor Playtime (please pack a non-refrigerated lunch)
12:35p-12:50p Dance Class & Rehearsal (Creative Movement)
12:55p-1:35 Costume/Prop-Making
1:40p-2:00p Snack 2 (please pack snacks) & Quiet Journal Time
2:00p-2:05p Pick Up

(On Friday, 2pm performance for family and friends!)

Extended Day add-ons for Monday-Thursday: $10 per day to stay 2-4pm, $15 per day to stay up to 6pm


Registration Type

Due Date

Price for 1 week

Add-on for addt’l wk at 20% off

Early Registration

Register by May 15 for lowest prices

$220 for first child, one week

$176 for first child, additional week

Regular Registration

In effect May 16 through June 18

$250 for first child, one week

$200 for first child, additional week

Late Registration

In effect starting  June 19

$280 for first child, one week

$224 for first child, additional week

Additional Children – Discounted Sibling Rate

Same price for any registration deadline above

$180 for additional child, one week

$144 for additional child’s second week

Extended Day Add-On

Extends pick-up time from 3pm to as late as 6pm

Same price for any registration deadline above

$10 per child, per day


• Refunds and cancellations must be requested in writing no later than 5pm, June 19. After this point, refunds cannot be made for any reason including (but not limited to) injury, illness, or change in plans.

All registrations include a $50 non-refundable deposit PER CHILD. This deposit is not refundable for any reason, including (but not limited to) injury, illness, or change in plans.


• A t-shirt is included for children who register before June 19.


• 1 snack is included per day. Parents should pack a healthy lunch and additional snacks as needed.

• See the FAQ below for more information!

• In a comparison with other camps, our camp is unique for being…

– one of the very few dance camps to offer all-day options

– one of the few to offer Modern Dance, particularly at this age group

– one of the few to make the inclusion of boysnon-issue!

less expensive per hour than more than half of the other camps we researched

– able to offer work exchanges (email for more information).



Clifton Cultural Arts Center @ Short Vine

2728 Short Vine Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219

Easy drop-off on Van and Daniels


If you experience any problems with registering below, try this page to register.

(You can also try emailing [email protected] or calling 513-494-6526, although you may have to leave a message since we are in the studio often.)


  • $50 of your tuition paid is a non-refundable deposit and is not refundable for any reason, including illness, change of plans, etc.
  • Any other refunds must be requested in writing by May 31st, 5pm at the latest to [email protected]


What's the camp focus and why is it unique?

MamLuft&Co. Dance’s Summer Dance Camp for Kids in Cincinnati is about the creative, empowering, expressive, and active practice of dance!

The camp is unique because, according to our research, it is the only camp in Cincinnati that offers Modern Dance and provides options for activities for the entire work day. It is not a 2 or 3-hour camp: activities run from 9am-3pm, with drop-off starting at 8:45am, and aftercare add-ons available up til 5:30pm!

We also DE-emphasize pink and princesses so that boys feel welcome and absolutely comfortable.

What ages are allowed?

Ages 5-10.

Children must have already had at least one year of school that meets at least 6 hours a day.

What is Modern Dance, and why is it good for children?

Historically, Modern Dance developed in the early 1900s and became a recognizable form by the 1950s, when it got its name from the Modern Era. It is different from Ballet because of its use of inversions, “free-er” use of the body (less restrictions), and a strong relationship with the ground. It has strong influences from many different forms of ethnic dance, as well.

Modern Dance is excellent for children because it encourages them to think outside the box, to be creative, to be expressive, to be physically aware, and to move freely.

What is Kids Bop?

Kids Bop is what we call a fun, energetic, and basic hip hop for kids!

What is Creative Movement, and why is it good for children?

Creative Movement is all about they joy of movement: in its creativity, freedom, and power to express! A pre-cursor to Modern Dance, Creative Movement is more about innovation and individuality, and less about traditionalism and rules. Think: barefoot, moving through space with different kinds of energy and flow, and nurturing your child’s individual creativity! 

What is the refund policy?

$50 PER CHILD of your tuition payment is a non-refundable deposit and cannot be returned for any reason, whether it be illness, injury, change of plans, or other reasons.

The remaining funds must be requested in writing to [email protected] no later than 5:00pm on May 31st.

How do the payment deadlines work?

FIRST, see the refund policy above!

This online registration allows you to pay in full at the time of registration.

If you would like to make arrangements for a payment plan, please do not hesitate to contact us. You must be able to use a credit card via PayPal to set-up a payment plan.

You must pay in full by the registration deadlines to receive the appropriate discount.

LATE REGISTRATIONS may not receive a t-shirt, so please avoid the late up-charge and please register by May 31st!

What will the kids do?

Please see the schedule at the top of the page!

What should my child wear?

FIRST OFF, please do not send your child to our camp in clothes that you would be upset about staining. We do LOTS of arts and crafts including permanent markers, inks, paints, glue, paper mache, etc. Even though we provide aprons, they WILL get dirty!

We recommend children wear comfortable clothes, such as knits. Short shorts or open-leg shorts are not recommended. No jeans, skirts, or dresses, please. Children with long hair should be able to tie their hair back.

Children should wear sneakers they can be active in. If they wear sandals, they will have to take them off for their own safety; however, the floor is slippery, so we highly recommend sneakers!

What should I pack for my child?
  1. A labeled, nutritious lunch that does not require refrigeration.
  2. At least 2 nutritious snacks (please, no candy!). If your child is staying for extended day, we recommend a third snack.
  3. If your child has severe allergies, PLEASE pack an easy-to-find epi pen. We will also put a name tag on your child with ‘SEVERE ALLERGY.’
  4. Any authorized medicines separated and given to staff, labeled clearly with instructions (this includes epi pens). If you authorize us to administer medicine, you are also releasing any liability for errors in administering.
  5. A labeled change of clothes if he or she may have accidents.
  6. Children with long hair should have hair bands.
  7. Additional needs will be sent via email; please monitor!
When is drop-off and pick-up?


  • Please arrive between 8:45am and 9:00am. If you arrive before 8:45am, we may not have doors opened.
  • A staff person will stand at the front door between 8:45am and 9:00am to receive your child if you wish to not have to come in.


  • Camp is finished at 2pm. If you arrive after 2:10pm, you will be subject to to the $10 per child late charge.
  • Extended Day, which allows pick-up between 2:10pm and 4pm, is $40 per child for the week, Monday through Thursday.  Extended Day through 6pm is $60 per child for the week. (It is not provided on Friday due to the 2pm end-of-week performance for family.) If you arrive after the time you’ve signed up for, you will be assessed a late pick-up fee of an additional $10.
  • All late pick-up fees are due before the child can continue at camp.
  • Please inform us on your enrollment form of all pick-up times.
What are the terms and conditions?

When you register for MamLuft&Co. Dance’s Summer Dance & Creativity Camp for Kids, you are agreeing to the following release of liability and photo release.*

“I am a legal guardian of named child(ren) and give permission for said children to fully participate in the Mam-Luft and Company Dance Summer Dance and Creativity Camp for Kids, while fully recognizing the inherent physical risks involved in movement, crafts, games, and other camp activities. I do hereby release, forever discharge, and agree to hold harmless Mam-Luft and Company Dance, Clifton Cultural Arts Center, their trustees, staff, instructors, volunteers, employees, and agents and their heirs (collectively known as the “Indemnities”) from and against any and all liability and expenses of any kind that my assignees and representatives may have now or in the future including attorney fees, property damage, personal injury, or loss of life as a result of, in association with, or in relation to participation in said camp. I also hereby grant permission to photograph my child(ren) and release all rights into perpetuity to Mam-Luft and Company Dance for lawful purposes such as marketing, funding, publicity, and so forth.”

(*Photos of the camp activities are used for things such as: grant-writing purposes, public relations, marketing [like this website or fliers], presentations, reports, fundraising, and so on.)