NEW PALTZ – SummerDance on Tour with The Vanaver Caravan @ Stone Mountain Farm


Our annual SummerDance on Tour 2019 is a three week workshop that engages students in a wide variety of dance forms and styles that expand their perceptions and vocabulary in the world of dance, while also piquing their performance skills.

Week  1: 7/22 – 7/26

Week 2: 7/29 – 8/2

Week 3: 8/5 – 8/11


9 am – 3 pm


For ages 9 – 18


$925 for the full 3-week session or

$375 per single session



Classes are for all levels, and include styles such as World, Modern, Percussive, Hip-Hop, African and Ballet.


During the third and final week and weekend, SDOT students perform at venues and historic sites throughout the region.





Please register early as SummerDance on Tour tends to fill up quickly. As with all of its classes, The Vanaver Caravan promotes a community atmosphere among its students and faculty while fostering a deep love of dance and self-expression.


Hudson Valley Conservatory in Walden, NY

WALDEN – Broadway Intensive Camp: Pippen @ The Hudson Valley Conservatory


Monday – Friday, 1 – 6 pm


July 8 – July 27, 2019


Ages 13 & up




This three week intensive takes our performing arts camp to the next level for students ready to taken on more expansive work in musical theater. Each day the students will work with Broadway professionals toward putting on a full length musical production culminating in two performances.






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WALDEN – Performing Arts Camp @ The Hudson Valley Conservatory


 Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm


Session I: July 8-19, Anastasia


Session II: July 22-August 2, Seussical


Session III: August 5-16, Peter Pan


Ages 8 & up


One Session $650;

Two Sessions $1150;

Three Sessions $1750



Throughout the two-week intensive session they will take performance classes teaching them how to combine music, dance and drama into a final production. Students will receive vocal instruction, as well as some music theory. Dance instruction may include jazz, tap and hip hop. Techniques for turns, jumps, rhythm and placement will be taught and combined into a performance piece. Students will also learn about acting, improvisation, scene study and performance techniques during drama.


Students will get to experience a trip to a Broadway production during the two weeks! (If parents would like to attend it would be an additional $100 per person to be paid along with the deposit, cost for student is included in the camp price.)


A show will be performed for the parents the last Friday of the session at 5 pm. Each family will receive 4 tickets to the performance and additional tickets will be $5 at the door. Please state if you want additional tickets on the registration form.





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CaravanKids Summer Workshop

NEW PALTZ – CaravanKids Summer Workshop with The Vanaver Caravan @ Stone Mountain Farm at The Center for Symbolic Studies


CaravanKids Summer Workshop, held at Stone Mountain Farm, introduces children to the wonderful world of dance! CK Week is so much more than a dance program – it’s a full week of adventure, movement, art, imagination, and creativity!


Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 12, 2019


Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 19, 2019


Full day: 9 am – 3 pm, $375

Half day: 9 am – 12 pm, $250



Drawing from the talent and imagination of each child, CK week builds a group of trusting, adventurous, and gifted kids who learn to celebrate the endless joys of dance, music and childhood.


During the morning sessions, Caravan Kids are guided through a series of creative movement and beginner modern lessons, learning folk music, stories, rhythms, and multi-cultural dance traditions. The end of the week culminates in a dance sharing presentation and potluck with all the Caravan Kid families.


The afternoons are for exploration! Students engage in intricate (and often very messy) arts-and-crafts projects, cooperative outdoor games, nature hikes and magical scavenger hunts through the fields and trails of the magical Stone Mountain Farm. (Every year, we meet a fairy!)



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WALDEN – Summer Dance Breakthrough @ Hudson Valley Conservatory


Our summer dance intensives are focused on creating an in depth program giving dancers the opportunity to explore their craft and work to better skills in workshop style classes. This program will offer dancers the opportunity to take classes with a variety of teachers and challenge themselves over a course of the session.


The program will be broken into two age groups.


Ages 8-12:  July 8-July 25 (Monday through Thursday)

Mondays, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Tuesdays, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 3 pm

Thursdays, 9 am –  2:30 pm

One Week: $400; Two Weeks: $750; Three Weeks: $1000



Ages 13 & up July 29-August 8 (Monday through Thursday)

Please contact us for schedule and pricing.



Advanced registration is mandatory to ensure the program runs. Scholarship students required to take summer must be available for dates above.