Debra Collier's School of Dance
Debra Collier's School of Dance

Studio Hours

M-W: 12:30p-9p
Th: 12:30p-8:45p
F: 9:30a-5p

Debra Collier's School of Dance Debra Collier's School of Dance Debra Collier's School of Dance

Summer Dance!

The information below is from our 2017 Summer Programs.  Similar camps and events will be available in 2018.  See what type of opportunities are offered for your child and check back in the spring when we announce the 2018 line-up!


Dress as your favorite character and experience the excitement of our dance camps and NEW THIS SUMMER… our week-long camp! With themes for ages 3 to 12, summer camps are designed for children to explore everything the magical world of dance has to offer!  


2017 Camps:

MOVIES & MORE will let your dancer discover everything that happens behind the scenes!  from dancing to costume creations, stage makeup and more, your camper will be a part of it all!  Available for ages 4½-12 and divided by age, this exciting week-long camp is designed for all levels.  Whether your child is just beginning or is an experienced dancer, Movies & More has something for everyone!
Ages 4½-12  •  June 26-30  •  $185

  • Shimmer & Shine Camp (ages 3-5) • June 12, 14 & 16 • 9-10:30a • $65
  • Beauty and The Beast Camp (ages 4½-8) • June 12, 14 & 16 • 1-3p • $75
  • Tinkerbell Camp (ages 4½-8) • June 19, 21 & 23 • 9-11a • $75
  • Pretty Princess Camp (ages 3-5) • July 10, 12 & 14 • 9-10:30a • $65
  • Ballerina Barbie Camp (ages 4½-8) • July 10, 12 & 14 • 10:30a-12:30p • $75

Camps include:

  • Dancing!
  • Fun and imagination
  • Crafts
  • Camp photo
  • Special studio T-shirt
  • Camp keepsakes
  • Healthy snack and water
  • Performance for parents during the last ten minutes of our final day
  • Lots of fun!

Extended Care is available before or after every camp and may be used one day or every day.  Whether you just need the time to run errands or to help with your work schedule, we are here to make your day a little easier.  Children will need to bring a sack lunch and will have activities and entertainment throughout the day.  Extended Care opens at 8:30a and pickup is by 4p, for $25 per day, for all three-day camps and until 5:30p for Movies & More, for $15 per day.

6-Week Session: June 13 – July 27*

*Classes will not be held the week of July 17, as our staff attends training in Chicago.

Our short summer session is a great opportunity to see what dance is all about! The six-week sessions will meet once a week and parents may observe the last 10 minutes of their child’s last class of the session.  Registration for our summer classes will be available through the website or through the office beginning in the spring.  Choose from the classes listed below.

  • Mommy and Me (ages 1½-3)   Introduce your child to the magical world of movement and music. As you join your child each week, you will notice the improvement in their self esteem and confidence as they explore new and exciting activities with the security of you right beside them.
    • Tuesday, 5:30-6p, $70
  • Tiny Tots (ages 3-4)   The children are gently introduced to the joy of movement and rhythm through fun activities while encouraging their natural creativity.
    • Tuesday, 6-6:30p, $70
  • Discover Dance (ages 5 & up)   This intro to dance program uses easy, energetic routines to all styles of music along with props such as hula hoops and streamers as your child discovers the world of dance. Dance apparel is not required.
    • Tuesday, 5:30-6p, $70
  • Hip Hop (ages 8 & up) :  This introductory-level Hip Hop class provides a structured method of learning various Hip Hop dance movements in a fun-filled and vibrant class environment.
    • Tuesday, 5:30-6:15p, $85
  • Beginner Ballet (ages 8 & up)  Starting dance as a pre-teen or teen does not mean you have to be with little kids.  These beginning level classes are structured for students beginning dance for the first time or just trying a new style.
    • Tuesday, 6-6:45p, $85
  • Ballroom (adults)  Enjoy six-weeks of Swing, Salsa and Waltz! No experience is necessary.
    • Tuesday, 6:15-7p, $65 single/$125 couple

Summer Intensives

Our Summer Intensives offer students the opportunity for concentrated focus on refining technique and performance and broadening understanding of a specific style of dance.  Students can immerse themselves in our Modern or Contemporary Intensives and experience the creative process of improvisation, combinations and progressions that are necessary tools for every dancer.

Dates and details are available on our Summer Registration Form.

Workshops with Guest Teacher Josh Manculich

This summer we have an amazingly talented artist bringing his skills to the studio!  Josh Manculich, winner of the Princess Grace Award for choreography, is a graduate of Point Park University and currently is pursuing his Masters of Fine Arts in Dance at the Ohio State as a recipient of the Susan Huntington Dean’s Distinguished University Fellowship.  He danced for five seasons with Thodos Dance Chicago, has performed with Chicago Repertory Ballet and is a founding performance member of Pursuit Productions.  His work has toured internationally with DanceWorks Chicago and was showcased in New York as part of the Dance Gallery series.  The best part is, even with all of his awards and experience he is a friendly, approachable teacher with a great, positive outlook who is passionate about sharing his love of dance!  He is a favorite of our students that have worked with him at CNADM and through our dance troupe.

It is an honor to have a guest instructor of his caliber teach at our studio.  Any time students can learn from a guest teacher, they receive the benefit of additional teaching and choreographic styles.  Add that together with their vast experience, the fact they are coming to you, no travel or hotel expenses and it makes this opportunity amazing! 

All available workshops are listed on our summer registration form.  Click here to view the exciting opportunities available!