The Chad Wolfe Studio runs a dance day camp for two weeks each summer, intended for beginner and intermediate students ages 4-14, plus a one week intermediate & advanced camp for ages 6-17. The program features a fun and exciting mix of Ottawa Valley Stepdance, Hip Hop, Irish Dance,Musical Theatre, Tap, Musical Crafts and more! Full or half day options are available, as well as discounts for those who register for both weeks and/or register by March 1st. Camps conclude with a Friday showcase where campers can strut their stuff for family and friends.
Fully renovated in 2010, the studio offers 3 large classrooms, 2 common areas, and change rooms. Dancers are grouped according to age and skill level and are taught by top notch instructors.
Snacks/lunch not provided.
Q: What does my child need to wear to a Chad Wolfe Studio summer dance camp?
A: Dancers should be able to move comfortably. We recommend either form fitting athletic wear or a bodysuit. Recommended footwear includes: both hard and soft soled shoes, such as tap shoes or
Irish hard shoes, & jazz shoes, dance sneakers, or ghillies. Any hard soled dress shoes and indoor running shoes are also acceptable.
Q: What is the difference between Stepdance, Irish Dance and Tap Dance
A: They may look similar to the untrained eye, but they are very different. Irish Dance started in Ireland. It evolved and was shaped by clothing, space, economics, and ultimately the potato famine. Tap dance is the result of Irish Dance meeting African Dance in the melting pot of America. In Canada, Ottawa Valley Stepdance evolved from Irish and Scottish Dancing in lumber camps and house parties. Specific differences include shoe styles, taps vs compressed carbon tips, music, plus basic rhythms, use of heels and upper body styles.