Dance Camp Schedule

Dance Camp Schedule

Dance Camp Schedule - Typical Day at ADTC

How To Master Your Dance Camp Schedule

At ADTC, we like to say that there really is no such thing as a "typical day." Every day includes dance, adventure, sun & summer fun, but no two days are ever exactly the same.

And you get to choose how you spend your free time! Maybe you want to take a guided hike in the beautiful mountains or try belly dancing for the first time? Or how about kayaking on Lake Tahoe at sunset and then strutting your stuff during Dance Idol Night?

While your days at ADTC can be just as unique as you are, we've made our best attempt below at a "master schedule" so you can feel organized before camp.

*Please note that this dance camp schedule is subject to change and will vary slightly depending on your dance camp location, and depending on the day of the week and what activities are planned. A full, day-by-day schedule will be given to all campers upon arrival to camp, and also will be posted in at least one of the common areas (the canteen, dormitory hallways, &/or dining area). 

7:20am......................Wake Up Call

7:45 - 8:30am............BREAKFAST

8:45 - 9:00am............Morning Reflection & Warm-Up

9:00 - 9:50am............Dance Period 1  

10:00 - 10:50am.........Dance Period 2  

11:00 - 11:50am..........Dance Period 3

12:00 - 12:45pm..........LUNCH

1:00 - 1:50pm.............Afternoon Dance Elective (Ballet, Tap or World Dance)

2:00 - 4:45pm............Day Activities (field trips, optional activities, dance electives, team events, etc)

4:45 - 5:30pm............Siesta / Canteen

5:30 - 6:15pm............DINNER

6:30 - 7:15pm.............Camp Fires

7:15 - 9:15pm.............All Camp Activity

9:15 - 9:45pm............Free time, Canteen (ages 10 +); Curfew & Team Meeting (ages 8 & 9)

9:45 - 10:00pm.........Curfew & Team Meeting

10:30pm...................LIGHTS OUT!

ADTC Dance Camp Schedule In Detail

Wake Up Call

All campers will be woken up by their counselors at 7:20am. Time to get out of bed, clean up your room for inspection and get prepared for breakfast, warm-up and dance classes.


Mealtimes are at 7:45am, 12pm and 5:30pm daily. Campers should expect to mix with different groups at meals to further expand their social network.

Morning Reflection & Warm-Up

Morning reflection is a relaxing time at the start of the day from 8:45 - 9:00am during which one staff member sets the tone for the day by making a thoughtful presentation. Morning reflection offers a positive start for the day and gets the entire camp thinking about values. All-camp warm-ups immediately follow.

Dance Periods

ADTC operates on a rotating dance camp schedule with four 50-minute dance periods from 9:00am - 1:50pm (breaking for lunch from 11:50am - 1:00pm). You will be given dance group assignments on Monday morning, at which time you will receive your schedule for dance periods.

Field Trips

Field trips are offered daily from 2:00 - 4:45pm. You can only sign up for field trips if your parents have signed the necessary permission slips. Be sure to make note of which field trips you register for. Also, remember to prepare ahead and follow the rules for each field trip (proper dress, what to bring, etc.). All campers must report to the assigned meeting spot at the scheduled "check out" time for their field trips.

Afternoon Activities

For those campers not pre-registered for a field trip, sign up for on-campus afternoon activities takes place during check-in. Daily optional activities include (but are not limited to):

  • Arts & Crafts - Organized arts & crafts activities are offered daily
  • Dance Electives - Afternoon dance elective classes are special interest or technique-based and do not focus on choreography (zumba, dance aerobics, yoga, breaking, etc.). Afternoon dance electives vary day to day and week to week.
  • Other Activities - These will depend on your camp location.


Siesta is a 45 minute rest period after day activities and before dinner from 4:45 - 5:30pm. The canteen is usually open during Siesta.

Camp Fires

Daily camp fires are discussions held after dinner (not necessarily by a camp fire) to explore girls' issues like nutrition, self-esteem, empowerment, friendship & socialization. All camp fires are mandatory and campers are grouped by age.


The ADTC Canteen carries snacks, beverages, personal items, dance apparel & supplies, and ADTC t-shirts and souvenirs. The canteen is open most days during free time.

All-Camp Night Activities

Night activities are mandatory and usually revolve around a team event. Some ADTC favorites include American Dance Idol (campers choreograph & perform their own routines), Dance Tech (campers compete in leaps, turns, trivia, strength & flexibility competitions) & Field Night (outdoor events & relays).


Nightly curfew is at 10:00pm (earlier for 8 & 9 year olds) followed by a Team Meeting where campers share thoughts and counselors provide positive closure on the day and gets the group thinking and talking about how to have a better day tomorrow. Lights Out is 10:30pm SHARP.

* Remember, daily schedules are subject to change without notice. Expect ADTC schedules to vary by day of the week and by camp location.

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About the Author:

In 2003, at the age of 24, Lindsey Fadner organized a 3 week overnight camp in Stratton, VT for students at her CT dance school. That pioneering venture evolved into American Dance Training Camps, the world's premier dance camps company. Still excited about it after all these years, Lindsey continues to serve as ADTC's spiritual leader, and CEO of all things relating to girls' self-esteem. Always on the hunt for new and interesting places to dance, her favorite camp continues to be the next one she's starting. Questions? Contact her anytime at!