Performance Day for the Parents!
Ankeny Dance Summer Camps are FUN!!
at Ankeny Dance & Performing Arts Academy!
***2017 NEW Summer Day Camps are now OPEN for registration!!!*** 
 Just click the menu on our contact page to request additional information, pricing, and registration materials for summer camps or any of the many classes we offer.  You'll want to register early because our summer camps fill fast!
 Young or old, boy or girl, we have something for everyone! Your child will just LOVE our fun summer theme camps and students looking to take their skills to the next level can also improve their technique in our summer classes for all levels of dance and performance!!

Daisy, Spinning

American Girl Doll & Me Camp!!


July 24th-28th From 9:00-11:00 AM

For Girls From First Grade through Fifth Grade


Bring your favorite American Girl doll and get ready for a camp jam-packed with songs, dances, crafts ... and even have a tea party at the Ankeny Dance & Performing Arts Academy American Girl Doll & Me Camp! Campers can play make-believe with their dolls, meet new friends, all while participating in song, dance, and themed crafts. It's all about fun!

Ankeny Dance & Performing Arts American Doll and Me Camp includes instruction in tap, jazz, musical theater dance and drama as well as games, crafts, and snacks for girls from first through fifth grades. At the end of the camp, students will put on a special performance along with their dolls just for mom and dad! It'll be a great time, so tell your favorite American Girl or similar doll you're going to camp together this summer!

My Dolly & Me Mini-Camp!


Offering TWO Sessions July 24th-26th;  11:15AM-Noon -OR- 5:30PM-6:15 PM

For Younger Girls ages 3 & 4


Like the "big kids" Camp ... but tailored for fun for little ones! Bring your favorite dolly or plush toy for fun, dancing, crafts and more!



Princess Camp:


July 10th-14th From 9:00AM to 11:00 AM

For Girls Ages 4-8

**Sign up early, this is

a VERY popular camp ...

you'll have a royal time! 



Princess Mini-Camp:

July 10th-12th from 11:15AM to Noon  -OR-  5:30 to 6:15 PM

For Girls Ages 3-4


Your Little Princess Can Shine!
At Ankeny Dance & Performing Arts Princess Camp!

Red Rose, Spinning


2017 Ankeny Dance Broadway Camp: July 17th-21st From 9:00AM to Noon

"Beauty and the Beast"


For Boys & Girls Ages 6-12


Last summer's theme for our super-popular Broadway Camp was the family classic, Peter Pan, and this year's camp is going to be even better! Become a part of the magical tale as old as time ... it's Beauty and the Beast! Sign up today, it's a trip to imagination for both Boys and Girls to act, sing, dance, and even make props and build scenery for this fun-filled theatrical camp that culminates in an on stage musical performance! At this camp future Broadway stars will have the time of their lives learning their roles and well as getting behind-the-scenes backstage experience creating costumes and sets for their own performance. Everyone will have a part! We are known for our super Broadway camp productions and can't wait to have you join Belle, Beast, Mrs. Potts, Chip, and even Gaston in our cast and crew!

Scene with Peter Pan battling with Captain Hook
2016 Peter Pan Broadway Camp



Movie Mania Dance Party Camp!

July 6th and 7th
Hours: 9:00AM to 11:00 AM
For Boys and Girls Ages 4-8
 Party like a MOVIE STAR! This all-new camp is so much fun even a Bergen would have a great time! Sing with the Trolls or have an adventure with Lego Batman Characters in this brand-new kid's movie-themed camp! Movie Mania Dance Party Camp includes singing, dancing, and tumbling, as well as fun games, crafts, and snacks for BOTH Boys and Girls ages 4-8. It's better than dancing your way through the movie theater triple feature! Enroll TODAY!
Movie Mania Dance Party Mini-Camp

Two Sessions: July 6th-7th from 11:15 to NOON  -OR-  July 17th-19th from 5:30 to 6:15 PM
For Boys and Girls Ages 3-4
Fun parties and games for younger campers ... just like the bigger kids but made specially for the little ones!



Technique Intensive

Tap, Jazz and Lyrical/Contemporary instruction; These classes fulfill the summer requirement for students who will be participating in the Triple Threat Dance Company for the 2017-2018 season. They are STRONGLY advised for anyone with the goal of one day becoming a Star Dancer. All levels are what the student will be in fall of 2017.

***Dancers who are not current students at Ankeny Dance must undergo a placement evaluation for this class***

Please contact the office to see which dates/times are for your child's level and/or to schedule a placement evaluation.


Int. 3/Adv. 1:  July 17-20    6:00 - 7:30 pm

Int.3/Adv. 1: July 24-27    6:00 - 7:30 pm

Adv. 2/Adv. 3:    July 10-13    5:30 - 7:00 pm

Adv. 2/Adv. 3:    July 24-27    5:30 - 7:00 pm

Adv. Jr. 1 & 2:    July 10-13    7:00 - 8:30 pm

Adv. Jr. 1 & 2:    July 24-27    7:00 - 8:30 pm

Adv. Sr./Star Dancers:    July 17-20    8:30 - 10:00 pm


Hop To It!
Hip Hop Camp Is A Blast!!!

Hip Hop Camps

Join us for cool hip hop moves, routines and tricks for both boys and girls! 

July 17th - July 20th:

Separate class sessions for:

1st/2nd Grade:  7:00PM to 7:30PM

3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade:  7:30PM to 8:00PM

6th Grade & Up:  8:00 to 8:30 PM

Ankeny Dance & Performing Arts Academy offers the BEST selection of dance and performing arts summer camps and classes for your student! Enroll today!






 The purpose of this intensive is to guide each student's Pointe and Ballet Skills to progress to the next level while teaching the necessary exercises to keep feet strong during the off-season. This class is required for Triple Threat Dance Company members and is highly encouraged and recommended for the serious dancer.


The Following Camps run a 5-Week Session:

Tuesday Evenings June 27th, July 11th, July 18th, July 25th, and August 1st:


Ballet 1/2: 5:00PM to 6:15PM


Ballet 3/Pre-Pointe: 6:15PM to 8:00PM


The following classes run a 5-week schedule on Wednesday evenings June 28th, July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, and August 2nd:


On Pointe: 5:00PM to 6:45PM


Advanced Ballet/Pointe:  6:45PM to 8:30PM



Boys Only Hip Hop and Trix Class

Packed full of fun trix and masculine moves tailored just for BOYS ONLY! 


For Boys ages 7-12 years old:

  July 17th - July 20th from 6:30PM to 7:00 PM




If you flip over tumbling, then these camps are for you!


Improve your tumbling skills for fun, or to complement your dance skills.

Tumbling camps are grouped according to student's class level.


The Following Classes Run on Thursday Evenings July 6th, July 13th, July 20th, and July 27th:


Tumbling 1B and 2:    5:30 pm to 6:15 pm


Tumbling 3 and 4:   6:15 pm to 7:00 pm


The Following Class runs Wednesday Evenings July 5th, July 12th, July 19th, and July 26th: 

Tumbling 5 and Adv. Tumbling:


  Tumbling for the Competition Dancer:

July 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th:  8:30 pm to 9:15 pm

This is a camp for dancers in the Triple Threat Dance Company who want to work on advanced skills used in choreography.





***This page will be updated with any class or camp changes and additions ... please check back often as we get closer to spring and summer 2017 for our 2017 schedule of summer courses and information! It's always a GREAT SUMMER VACATION at ANKENY DANCE and PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY!