Stratton VT Dance Camp 2018-04-01T04:38:02+00:00

The ULTIMATE VT Dance Camp!

Dance, adventure, sun & summer fun in the beautiful mountains of Southern Vermont!!!

Welcome to ADTC's VT Dance Camp!

At ADTC's VT dance camp, you'll take 4 - 5 dance classes per-day, Mon through Fri. Classes are taught by our professional choreographers. The core dance disciplines you'll take are contemporary, hip hop and jazz (styles vary and may include Bwy or lyrical). Elective dance classes include ballet, tap & world dance.

No matter what your dance level or background, our VT dance camp curriculum is designed to challenge you. You'll be organized into groups by age & ability and get to perform in a big Friday Show.

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Life @ ADTC in Stratton, VT

Our VT dance camp home is the Stratton Mountain School. SMS is a beautiful, fully accredited boarding academy located a quarter mile from the base of Stratton Mountain Resort, VT. Completed in 1999, the Stratton Mountain School’s state-of-the-art campus is within easy walking distance of Stratton’s charming resort base area.

Parents, you'll be happy to know that SMS is accredited with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and is also a certified member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

At ADTC "ULTIMATE Green Mountains" in Vermont, campers and staff live together in traditional-style dorms. Hallway blocks are organized so that girls of similar ages are grouped together. ADTC staff is housed in rooms on each floor, providing campers with 24-hour supervision and support.

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ADTC Dance Camps - More Than Dance!

AWESOME ACTIVITIES AT OUR VT DANCE CAMP

At ADTC's ULTIMATE Green Mountains, VT dance camp you can enjoy awesome activities & extras like stand-up paddle boarding, horseback riding, kayaking, paintball, a beach trip, girl's night out, zip lining, and a trip to the Bromley Thrill Zone (alpine slides, water rides, trampolines, mini golf & more!)

Inspiring VT Dance Camp Testimonials from Our Parent-Camper Surveys

We invite you to read the ADTC VT dance camp testimonials below (submitted by parents through our post-camp survey). Most testimonials below include an email for the alumni parent at the end of their review - please feel free to contact parents for more feedback about their ADTC experience.

adtc-vermont Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 34 reviews
5 1

She is in great hands.

★★★★★
5 5 1
ADTC is a wonderful dance camp experience! My daughter will be returning for her 4th summer in 2018! She spends 2 wonderful weeks making new friends, experiencing new activities, growing, laughing, making memories but above all dancing. The staff is caring and attentive. Communication is wonderful. I know when I leave her that she is in great hands. slahorwitz@yahoo.com

FANTASTIC!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Lindsey, Dani, and Ashley went above and beyond to make my Little Sister's ADTC experience FANTASTIC! It's wonderful to see her come back glowing - she didn't want to leave! I hope we can send her again next year. Thank you to ADTC for the generous scholarship, inspiring counselors, and wonderfully inclusive experience! #bigsisterboston alisonrogers@gmail.com

Friends from all around world!

★★★★★
5 5 1
I was extremely impressed with the Friday night show, and what my daughter had learned in one week!! She made friends from all around the world that she has kept in contact with since home. She is looking forward to attending again next year!! jodyinzitari@yahoo.com

Had a BLAST!

★★★★★
5 5 1
My daughter recently returned from her first 'stay away' camp at ADTCs Stratton Vermont location. She attended with 3 friends, and they all had a blast! She has danced for 10 years and she enjoyed the fact she was able to learn new moves, befriend others, and have a lot of fun. She enjoyed all the dancing of course, but also the additional activities. The councillors and teachers were great, and she also appreciated that they were so thoughtful and accommodating of her food allergies. The communications by management were great prior to, and during the week. The day after her return home she posted... 'already packing for next year!'. Can't find a stronger recommendation than that. Maryane.chapman@gmail.com

Dance camps of this caliber are rare.

★★★★★
5 5 1
Dance camps are aplenty...dance camps of this caliber are rare. We feel lucky to have found them. It is the people, the kids who attend, the philosophy driving the program, the dance program itself, and the parental support by the camp pre/during/post camp that defines the type of experience you and your child will have. They are the brightest option I have found, they have separated themselves from the crowd in many obvious ways. My child absolutely loved it, made friends from as far away as the Cayman Islands and as local as a few miles away from our home. Her confidence in dance grew tremendously...we thank them for that. Most importantly, we had a divorced parents situation that surfaced during camp and they handled it with amazing aplomb and compassion...preventing any impact on either my child or the other campers....these are not things you can foresee in a brochure. When they are handled without and friction, you know you have a quality management team. Thanks for the experience! jrmaxiv@gmail.com

Absolutely recommend

★★★★★
5 5 1
I would absolutely recommend this camp! It is a welcoming and fun place for girls. My daughter felt welcomed by all of the teachers and campers from the moment we arrived. The dance program was superb. I cannot believe how much my daughter learned in one week. mrsb71@optonline.net

So much more than just a dance camp!

★★★★★
5 5 1
This was our daughter's first year attending ADTC in Stratton VT, and her first extended stay away from home. She had a wonderful time and experienced many new things. To anyone thinking of attending, this is so much more than just a dance camp! The outdoor activities are a great addition as well as the focus of unity amongst the campers is a powerful message. The new techniques learned are so inspiring! It is worth every penny and every moment of missing your child, the returns are wonderful! tjohnstone515@yahoo.com

Bond with girls from all over!

★★★★★
5 5 1
ADTC is an awesome and diverse dance camp! There are a variety of fun dance classes where you get to learn choreography to be performed in the final show, but you also get to do a lot of fun summer activities like kayaking, horseback riding and a ropes course! It is a great balance of dance and traditional camp activities! I love the special elective classes like African and yoga. It is a chance to bond with girls from all over and build friendships that will last a lifetime! I highly recommend this camp!

Every day was new adventure!

★★★★★
5 5 1
The staff at ADTC Vermont were so amazing and supportive. My daughter was a first year camper and she felt so welcomed by the staff and the other girls. My daughter loved learning choreography from the ADTC teachers- everyday was a new adventure. There was such a team atmoshere- all the girls encouraged one another. I highly recommend ADTC - especially to new campers!!! aielynnhawke@yahoo.com

So many new friends!

★★★★★
5 5 1
My daughter attended this camp last summer in Stratton, Vermont. She came home very confident and full of life. She made so many new friends that she still keeps in touch with and felt it was a really supportive environment where even the most seasoned dancers supported the less experienced and younger girls. She really enjoyed every aspect of the camp and was so proud of the show they put on at the end. I think the week made her more independent and gave her a great sense of self. She said she worked hard but felt she learned a lot and more importantly was surrounded by very supportive campers and staff. laurie.findeisen@gmail.com

calisuse@hotmail.com

★★★★★
5 5 1
My daughter traveled to VT from CA. We were headed to Maine to see grandparents. This was her first camp away from home or a school camp and one where she did not know a single person. She was told, "You are going to a summer camp (resident). It can be about dance, archery, campfires, etc." She found ADTC online and saw that VT was an easy 4 hr. drive from the In-Laws place. Other than what was online, we had no previous experience with ADTC. As an elementary educator, I was a little nervous. She attended the third week of the season. After a brief check in, we found her room. Within a minute, her roommate (on her third week of camp), entered and introduced herself. She was very friendly. Another min. and 5 more girls came running. They were asking my daughter questions and saying, "Hello." I was impressed. My goal was for her to just have fun and gain confidence in herself and socialize. It was not about dance for me. The week was a BIG success. My child is one of those, "I'm here to dance," and is a rule follower. She got along with others and plans to attend 1-2 weeks next summer. Within minutes of driving away, she stated, "I miss camp." That's about the best thing to hear as a parent.

Highly Recommend

★★★★★
5 5 1
Both of my kids ages 8 and 14 attended last summer to the Vermont program. I found the facilities to be a perfect setting for a camp. The girls made friends very easily because of their introductory type activities and want to go back next year for even longer! Their campers' portal made it very easy to keep up with pictures and what activities they were doing as well as be able to send notes and care packages to them. I would highly recommend.

Empowering Experience!

★★★★★
5 5 1
ADTC was a wonderfully diverse and empowering camp experience for my daughter! I like the mix of dance classes and afternoon outdoor activities. There is also a strong focus an girl empowering themes with we loved for our daughter. Highly recommend this camp!

EIGHT years!

★★★★★
5 5 1
My daughter has been attending American Dance Training camps in Vermont for EIGHT years. I can't believe it's been so long! She refers to ADTC as her "second home" she loves it that much and that is directly a result of the teachers and counsellors. The facility is fine, but certainly not luxurious. But the teachers and staff make the kids feel like they really belong there, regardless of their level. I'm always amazed at how much progress my daughter makes in a couple of weeks considering that this is not a competitive program and she dances competitively the rest of the year. I have to disagree with one of the other reviewers that they sort by age and not ability in the dance classes. That's totally wrong. You will see teenagers in the beginner class and little ones in the advanced class and guess what? No one cares. They are all friends and super supportive of each other. One year they did put my daughter in a lower class than she expected. I was worried that she was upset, but she was actually fine with it. And they moved her up the next week. No big deal. Frankly, it's such a breath of fresh air after the grueling competitiveness of the competition year. Again, that's a tribute to the teachers giving each kid the attention and instruction they need. This last year my daughter was actually a CIT and it was a great experience for her. I think some day she'll be a teacher there. hdgoss@verizon.net

Definitely going back.

★★★★★
5 5 1
My daughter enjoyed every minute of her dance camp. All the instructors were so amazing and she is definitely going back next year. She made such wonderful friends and learned about friendship and team work and most importantly being good to one another. In a world of such turmoil this experience is what she needed to see the good in girls. I can't thank you enough for all of the support and love and guidance she received at ADTC dance camp in Vermont. sbrowne@lions.molloy.edu

Great experience

★★★★★
5 5 1
Great experience. The emails ahead of time helped greatly in preparing. Parisimb@aol.com

Refreshing.

★★★★★
5 5 1
My daughter's week at ADTC was a great experience. She thoroughly enjoyed all of the dance instruction and activity she participated in. Was so refreshing for her to experience dance with others that she doesn't dance with all year round - same for the instructors. Great to have fresh pointers and views on her style and technique. 4englanders@optonline.net

I would highly recommend.

★★★★★
5 5 1
Both of my kids ages 8 and 14 attended last summer to the Vermont program. I found the facilities to be a perfect setting for a camp. The girls made friends very easily because of their introductory type activities and want to go back next year for even longer! Their campers' portal made it very easy to keep up with pictures and what activities they were doing as well as be able to send notes and care packages to them. I would highly recommend. hennesseyfamily@me.com

Highly recommend!

★★★★★
5 5 1
My daughter attended the Stratton VT Camp this summer and I could instantly tell a difference in my her confidence level during the Friday Night Showcase in front of the parents...her shoulders were back, her posture was upright, and she had a huge grin on her face after each dance. I'm happy to say this new found confidence has continued over the months and she has become a bit of a social butterfly. We couldn't be happier with our decision to send her to American Dance Training Camp and we have already signed her up for next year! Highly Recommend!

Found support from her peers

★★★★★
5 5 1
My daughter found support from her peers and really enjoyed expressing herself through the dance lessons and her own solo she did in the Friday Night Show. michellearundale@comcast.net

5 years - she loves it.

★★★★★
5 5 1
This summer was our 5th at ADTC. Every year, without fail, my daughter says she wants to go back the following summer for a longer stay. Later in the summer my daughter was in 2 theater performances. One was a musical and she was asked to assist as choreographer. She said without her ADTC experience she probably would not have been ready to do that. She loves it. jrobertson@wwsu.org

Great week.

★★★★★
5 5 1
I knew very little about ADTC and picked the camp off the internet with no references just internet reviews. We were so delighted with our daughter's experience. She learned a tremendous amount of dance and she has 10 years experience dancing. She made incredible friends. She had a fantastic week and can't wait to go back. We loved the show at the end of the week. The girls learned 4 pieces and performed them. They were well choreographed and the girls had mastered them. It was a great week. ptcalayag@aol.com

Loved pics on instagram!

★★★★★
5 5 1
I was apprehensive having my daughter go to an overnight camp so far from home for her first overnight experience, but she had a great time, made new friends and adjusted well. She loved the classes and all of the instructors. The Friday night show was a great way to see how much she learned over the week! Seeing the daily pictures on Instagram helped me to see she was having fun. She will definitely be back next year (she's already talking about 2 weeks)! plentine64@gmail.com

Absolutely loved it.

★★★★★
5 5 1
My daughter loved ADTC! She was honored to be chosen for a solo in the Friday night performance. This camp allowed her the opportunity to make new friends, and to also dance with other children who are just as passionate about dance as she is. She absolutely loved the experience, and can't wait to be back next year! bfoss@optonline.net

Great time each year!

★★★★★
5 5 1
This was my daughter's third year at ADTC Vermont and she has had a great time each year. Highly recommend! betsy_depaolo@yahoo.com

10 years at ADTC!

★★★★★
5 5 1
From a camper starting in 2007 to Counselor-In-Training, Junior Instructor-Counselor, and now Instructor-Counselor, ADTC has helped shape my daughter into a confident, kind and caring young lady! And, so strong, I should add! Thanks Lindsey and Shannon for your great leadership and offering this exceptional camp experience. You guys rock! Don't forget to encourage folks to suggest ADTC to non-dancer friends. For five years, Alli attended with a friend who had switched to sports at home, but LOVED dancing for the fun of it - and FUN they have had! Love your Manifesto, too. What mother wouldn't?

2 weeks next year!

★★★★★
5 5 1
My daughter, 13, went to the Glencoe Sparks campus last year. It was her first year at an overnight camp. She had a great experience at ADTC. She made great friends and enjoyed her time with the dance teachers . She will be going back for 2 weeks next year.

Perfect place for dancers!

★★★★★
5 5 1
This was my daughter's first year at ADTC. She spent 2 weeks in Stratton, Vermont and we couldn't have been happier with the whole program. From the informative pre-camp emails to the friendly and awesome counselors to the impressive Friday night show...it is a perfect place for young girls that LOVE to dance!

Top notch!

★★★★★
5 5 1
My daughter attended the camp in Vermont the summer of 2014. She was 11 and it was her first sleep away camp so we opted for 1 week. She begged us to stay for the remaining weeks! She truly enjoyed the other girls, the instructors, and the facility. She feels her dance skills have definitely improved. Everything was top notch from the food, the activities, and the professional instructors. Shannon is on top of everything! She is very responsive to any questions you have or any issues that might arise that she needs to make you aware of with your child. We have signed our daughter up for 4 weeks in 2015! Excellent job ADTC, keep up the great work!

Looks forward to it every summer!

★★★★★
5 5 1
My daughter has loved her years at ADTC, she looks forward to it every summer. As a parent I know she is being well taken care of, the facilities are great, and she is doing what she loves to do most - dance. She has gained amazing friendships and grows each summer to be a better and better dancer. The staff ADTC are patient and caring and Shannon Fouts is AWESOME, super responsive and ready to help with all my emails questions!

15 yo loved this camp!

★★★★★
5 5 1
My 15 year old daughter loved this camp! I thought it was well run and the counselors were available, friendly and funny but not overbearing. They let the girls enjoy each other's company. She can't wait to go back.

Daughter loves this camp.

★★★★★
5 5 1
My daughter loves the camp. This was her 2nd year and she's begging to be able to attend more than one session. The Friday Night Show was fun to watch and it is clear the girls all had a great time by their expressions. I was very impressed in the quality of the numbers after such a short period of time to learn and rehearse. The instructors looked like they had as much fun as the girls Friday Night! adtc@dascensio.com

Nothing but great things to say

★★★★★
5 5 1
I have nothing but GREAT things to say about ADTC (American Dance Training Camps)! This past summer was my daughter's second year at ADTC and again she came home wanting more, more, more! It is like her home away from home. She just adores the camp and the staff and we are so happy that she found her summertime dance home! One issue the first week was dealt with in a very professional manner - and of course no matter where you go there will be some issue - these are kids after all! Shannon the office manager is so hands on (she is based in CA) and has been wonderful in helping us plan our summers. She is so incredibly responsive as were the camp directors. My daughter is already signed up for this coming summer (2014!) debfercon8@gmail.com

Good as it gets.

★★★★★
5 5 1
Good as it gets. My daughter has been a camper at the Vermont location for 6 years! She loved it from day one. The dance instruction is up to par with her dance comp. studio. She made many friends that have kept in touch during the "off season"as well as those who have graduated HS and gone off to college and become staff. Each girl is very special and treated with the utmost respect & dignity. There are campers that love the dance, and other that just love camp and the friendships.
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