Squaw Valley CA Dance Camp 2018-04-18T16:42:57+00:00

The ULTIMATE CA Dance Camp!

Dance, adventure, sun & summer fun await you at the Squaw Valley Academy in the magnificent Sierra Nevadas near Lake Tahoe

Welcome to ADTC's Sierra Mountains, CA Dance Camp

At ADTC in CA, 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 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 California

Our CA dance camp home is the Squaw Valley Academy, a boarding school for skiers & snowboarders located 1 mile from Squaw Valley USA's base area packed with shops, restaurants, activities and fun, and views that simply take your breath away.

Parents, you'll be happy to know that SVA is fully accredited with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

At ADTC "ULTIMATE Sierra Mountains" in California, campers stay in double-occupancy dorms with shared bathrooms. Hallway blocks are organized by age and ADTC's staff is housed in single rooms on each floor, providing campers with 24-hour supervision & support.

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AWESOME ACTIVITIES AT OUR CA DANCE CAMP

At ADTC's CA dance camp you can enjoy awesome activities & extras like ropes course, climbing wall, horseback riding, kayaking on Lake Tahoe, trampolines, roller skating and swimming at High Camp, mini golf, pottery painting & more!

Inspiring CA Dance Camp Testimonials from Our Parent-Camper Surveys

We invite you to read the ADTC CA 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-california Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 18 reviews
5 1

Just what we were looking for!

★★★★★
5 5 1
My 9 year old daughter attended ADTC in Squaw Valley 2016. We found ADTC in the January issue of Dance Spirit magazine and it was listed with the other summer dance intensives. It looked like a great way to introduce an "intensive" dam e atmosphere (they dance Multiple hours per day) but in a much more fun, nurturing, positive environment. It proved to be just what we were looking for: a summer camp for dancers! My daughter loved it and was introduced to new types of dance and re-introduced to hip hop, which she loved and decided to add this year. ADTC gave her loads of confidence in a very positive way. The camp communication was organized, easy to understand and well thought out. And overall my daughter absolutely loved it. My family liked the show at the end of the week. My younger daughter and our family friend both want to attend ADTC after seeing the show and all the dances they learned. The program was nice to take home. It was especially awesome to see how many dances they learned in just a few days! The dorm rooms seemed hot and well used but that didn't seem to bother my daughter. She liked the food. I somehow missed the info that the campers could have the option to leave on fri night after the show and it seemed most girls were leaving that night. Packing up that evenjng was a little hectic bc my daughter hadn't packed up at all and we ended up leaving about 15 articles of clothing behind in the lost and found. Piper, the director, was wonderful and sent them to us right away. My daughter is outgoing and adjusts well Tom new situations and people (she went to ADTC without any other friends) and in believe this camp helped her confidence grow tremendously. She is a good dancer who dances with older girls back home and was placed in the younger group but that didn't matter at all to her or me. She is now asking to also do a ballet summer intensive as well. Sorry to go and on but I felt like it was a 5 star experience from her. mia@munsellecivil.com

Time of her life.

★★★★★
5 5 1
My daughter attended Northstar Session 1 (2017) and had the time of her life. The three adjectives I'd use to describe ADTC are challenging, fun and inspiring. Her brain and body both got a great workout and she loved the extra activities, particularly the horseback riding where she got to cross a small stream on horseback! kimbear@comcast.net

Wonderful memories!

★★★★★
5 5 1
My granddaughter Alyssa, age 12 almost 13, just attended two consecutive weeks at American Dance Training Camps in Northstar, near Lake Tahoe, California. What an amazing experience she had! Not only did she dance several hours a day being taught by several professional level teachers, but did some of the most fun activities like horseback riding, ropes course (her favorite!), rollerskating, candlemaking, etc.! The founder, Lindsey Fadner, had a vision for creating an environment where girls can just be themselves and be free of all the stressors and drama that ensues in girls' lives during middle school ages and beyond. On this front, for sure, they really delivered. Alyssa felt nothing but support and camaraderie and that spirit was engendered the entire time. She came back a happy balanced confident girl. And she picked up some great dance moves as well! She came in second on Dance Idol with her own self-choreographed solo. There were constant pictures on Facebook posted just about every day where I could watch her having fun and practicing dances and in her activities. It was a great way to follow along in the fun. I flew in on her last Friday in time to watch the show that they put together. Several parents were there and we got to be in the audience and watch. It was so well done and they had a blast! There were even really cute professionally printed show programs highlighting each dance, the teachers and good luck ads to the girls. So many wonderful memories. Alyssa already decided that she wants to come back every year and someday also be a camp counselor! I couldn't recommend this place more! drjudygianni@gmail.com

Something for Everyone!

★★★★★
5 5 1
The camp communications were great. I could not have asked for better information pre-camp and during camp. When asked if she liked the camp and would want to do it again, my daughter enthusiastically said YES before I even finished the question! When my daughter goes to camp, she has three objectives: have fun, make new friends and learn lots. She found all three of these at ADTC! The activities were fun and varied - there was something for everyone's interests and abilities. The girls she met were fun, friendly and super supportive of each other. The staff and teachers were super nice and talented. She excitedly said YES when asked if she wanted to return next year. I guess we'll see you next summer, ADTC!! michelle.shechtman@gmail.com

The best!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Our daughter attended camp in Lake Tahoe during summer 2016 for 1 week. This summer she is attending for 2 weeks because she loved it so much! She made lovely friends at camp and continues to correspond with many of them. She really enjoyed the dance classes and felt challenged. Her background has been in ballet, jazz, and contemporary, with over 8 years of dance. Lauren also really enjoyed the excursions/field trip during which she went kayaking, zip-lining, and to the beach. This camp experience is the best! kdunlap@srcs.org

Loved every second.

★★★★★
5 5 1
My daughter is scared to go away. She decided to try this because of her love of dance. I absolutely love that the kids are phone free!!! She loved every second of the camp. It was super hot and there was no air conditioning but that is no fault of the camp. thepalias@comcast.net

Vibe was wonderful!

★★★★★
5 5 1
My daughter had a fantastic time. The dance instruction and vibe was wonderful. They also offer fun excursions that were reasonably priced. We did girls night out, swimming pool day and beach day. We are already signed up for next summer. nlfidone@stephengould.com

Just what we were looking for!

★★★★★
5 5 1
My 9 year old daughter attended ADTC in Squaw Valley 2016. We found ADTC in the January issue of Dance Spirit magazine and it was listed with the other summer dance intensives. It looked like a great way to introduce an "intensive" dance atmosphere (they dance multiple hours per day) but in a much more fun, nurturing, positive environment. It proved to be just what we were looking for: a summer camp for dancers! My daughter loved it and was introduced to new types of dance and re-introduced to hip hop, which she loved and decided to add this year. ADTC gave her loads of confidence in a very positive way. The camp communication was organized, easy to understand and well thought out. And overall my daughter absolutely loved it. My family liked the show at the end of the week. My younger daughter and our family friend both want to attend ADTC after seeing the show and all the dances they learned. The program was nice to take home. It was especially awesome to see how many dances they learned in just a few days! The dorm rooms seemed hot and well used but that didn't seem to bother my daughter. She liked the food. I somehow missed the info that the campers could have the option to leave on fri night after the show and it seemed most girls were leaving that night. Packing up that evenjng was a little hectic bc my daughter hadn't packed up at all and we ended up leaving about 15 articles of clothing behind in the lost and found. Piper, the director, was wonderful and sent them to us right away. My daughter is outgoing and adjusts well Tom new situations and people (she went to ADTC without any other friends) and in believe this camp helped her confidence grow tremendously. She is a good dancer who dances with older girls back home and was placed in the younger group but that didn't matter at all to her or me. She is now asking to also do a ballet summer intensive as well. Sorry to go and on but I felt like it was a 5 star experience form her. mia@munsellecivil.com

Loved everything.

★★★★★
5 5 1
My daughter loved everything about her ADTC experience! She loved the dancing, the counselors, and the friends she made. She was so excited to tell us all about her week and said she definitely wants to go again next year. timsamthk@gmail.com

Self-esteem boost.

★★★★★
5 5 1
My daughter enjoyed her ADTC camp at Squaw Valley. She has been dancing for several years, but even after 1 week of instruction I could see improvement in her skills. I liked that several different types of dance were a part of the program.....and that there was a strong focus on DANCE (not on tumbling/gymnastics as some dance programs seem to do). I also liked that daily reflection and self-esteem activities were built-in to camp....such an important boost for young teens. There was also a nice variety of optional activities so girls could have fun experiences outside of camp. I thought the "no cell phone" policy was great and helped girls make new friends and connections with one another. She's already talking about returning to camp next summer! Jhtrembley@prodigy.net

Signing sister up next year, too!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Hi daughter (11) absolutely loved her time at ADTC. She thought all of the instructors were wonderful and really enjoyed meeting dancers from different parts of the country. Even though we traveled from Texas to get there, we would gladly make the trip again! In fact, she loved her time there so much we're planning on signing her sister up next year also! theshermanz@yahoo.com

Refreshing!

★★★★★
5 5 1
After 9 months of competitive dance, it was refreshing to attend a camp just for the love of dance and share that with new friends. tinaflorian@cox.net

Warm & supportive

★★★★★
5 5 1
My daughter had a wonderful experience. The environment is warm and supportive. Plenty of what makes summer camp great. tara.hausmann@gmail.com

Loved making friends in larger dance community.

★★★★★
5 5 1
My daughter really loved the experience of ADTC and being independent while growing as a dancer and making new friends in the larger dance community. rebecca@shineforth.com

Lifelong friends!

★★★★★
5 5 1
My daughter has made life long friends here over the past 5 years. This and the wonderful dance instruction keeps her coming back for more!" Squaw Valley California is a beautiful place and the accommodations are wonderful. Overall a great experience year after year.

5 year campers!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Our two daughters have attended the Squaw Valley camp for the past four years. They love the new location at Squaw Valley Academy--the best by far. They also love the staff. We hope the entire staff comes back next year.

Thanks ADTC!

★★★★★
5 5 1
This was my daughter's second time at a sleep away camp and she couldn't have been happier. The year before she attended a camp on the east coast and it was a disaster. ADTC was one of the best experiences she's ever had. She felt welcome, accepted by the counselors and other campers, and felt great about herself and her dancing. Thanks ADTC! gershenberg@gmail.com

Such a profound experience.

★★★★★
5 5 1
I wanted to write a review about this summer camp because I hesitated to send my daughter after reading some negative things online. I have to say, I don't know what they were talking about. My daughter had the time of her life! She had such a profound experience. In fact, the night we brought her home, she wanted to go back. I thought the dance would be too easy for her but it wasn't. She was challenged to grow and try other types of dance she doesn't normally do. She made some really great friends, loved the counselors, thought the food was good, and enjoyed the housing environment. I would send her next summer without hesitating.
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