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Guelph Dance


Our March Break and Summer Arts Explosion Camps are a fun-filled, pressure-free exploration of the arts. Renowned local and national artists encourage children from 4-13 in all art forms.

2018- Camp Dates

Arts Explosion March Break Camps
March 12-16, 2018

Arts Explosion Summer Camps 

Arts Explosion July 3rd-6th, 2018 (4 days only)- Children entering SK – 4

Arts Explosion July 9th-13th, 2018 – Children entering SK-4

Dance Focus Summer Camp

Dance Focus July 3rd-6th, 2018 (4 days only) – Children entering grades 5-8 with at least 2 year dance experience

Performance Focus Summer camp

Performance Focus July 16th-20th, 2018 Children entering grade 4-9 ** located at Guelph Youth Dance Studios 42 Quebec St, Guelph ON

Counsellor in Training Program
July 9-13, 2018
for youth born 2004 and entering grade 8

Registration & Camper Information Form

For March 2018 and Summer 2018

General Camp Information

Drop-off & Pick-Up

Regularly scheduled camp activities occur between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm. As a courtesy, we offer complimentary before camp care from 8:30-9:30 am and after camp care from 3:30-4:30 pm.

After Camp Care

Extra post-camp care is offered from 4:30 – 5:30 pm at a cost of $25 for the whole week (Mon-Thur). Use the Registration and Payment page to register and pay for aftercare.

What to Bring to Camp

Please ensure your child brings the following items to camp each day:

  • A nut-free lunch & two nut-free snacks
  • A labelled water bottle
  • Loose-fitting clothing that allows for freedom of movement and possible paint stains
  • Weather-appropriate clothing: part of lunch hour will be spent outside, so children may get muddy, snowy or wet – and anything in between.


Guelph Dance offers subsidized spaces on a first-come-first served basis. Campers will only be subsidized for one camp each year, either March Break or Summer Camp. If you are interested in a subsidy for March please see our Subsidy page for more information. The deadline for March subsidies is February 19th, 2018. ForSummer please e-mail Leslie Fisher to be notified when the subsidy application gets posted.

The Monica Davis Camp Scholarship Fund
The Monica Davis Camp Scholarship Fund continues the legacy of this inspirational woman, encouraging young people to be creative in all facets of their lives. The Fund was established in 2009 to offer young people, who may not otherwise have the resources, an opportunity to attend Guelph Dance’s Arts Explosion Camps at a subsidized rate.

Monica Davis (1931-2009) was a passionate and caring woman who saw the true value of the arts in our community. She was an active volunteer with the Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival for many years and avidly supported various other charities with both cultural and child poverty mandates. She was a mother, a grandmother and a wonderful role-model who never gave up on making the world a tiny bit better.

Click here to make a donation to the Monica Davis Camp Scholarship Fund.

Cancellation and sickness

Changes and/or cancellation on to your child’s registration on must be done in writing no later than one week prior to the start of care in order to receive a full refund (less an administration fee).

Support dance

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