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More for the Procrastinating Camper: Dance, Drama and Art Options

Perhaps you thought some unscheduled time at home would be nice for the kids — and it’s making you pull your hair out? Or maybe that new camp you tried just isn’t working out?

It’s not too late for some arts camp options.

Lydia Johnson Dance Camp begins its weekly sessions on Monday, July 7, with two more weekly sessions following on July 14 and July 21. LJD accepts campers entering grades 2 through 11 at all skill levels.

Professional dancers and teaching artists lead small groups through “a varied day of creative dance including Dance Technique, Choreography, and Survey of Contemporary Dance, with guest artists teaching jazz and hip hop,” according to camp literature. The day includes a Choreography Workshop where the campers create their own dances to perform for friends and family.

Lydia Johnson Dance Camp
Lydia Johnson Dance Camp

The camp runs from 9 a.m-1 p.m. Monday through Friday at The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Road, Maplewood.

And LJD Camp now offers an extended day in partnership with Geralyn’s Art Studio so campers can “dance in the morning and create visual art work in the afternoons for a full day of the arts.” Scholarships are available.

Register here.

LaChaney’s Dance Academy at 1747 Springfield Avenue in Maplewood is offering a two-week intensive summer evening dance class starting Monday, July 7. Find our more here.

Geralyn’s Art Studio, Baker Street, Maplewood, NJ

If you’re looking for more art camp options, Geralyn’s Art Studio also offers walk-ins (a terrific option for those with erratic schedules and persnickety youngsters). As Geralyn says, “You can make your own schedule.” Classes for children ages 4-7 take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through August 29. Classes for kids ages 8 and up take place 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. Cost per day is $35. Register here.

And Susan Harris offers weekly arts camp sessions at the Arts Studio, held in a century-old carriage house in Maplewood. Harris accepts children ages 5-12. The cost per week is $225, and weekly summer camp sessions run through August 29. Find out more here; register here.

The fabulous Simone Anthony Brown at Express Yourself Studios at 1877 Springfield Avenue in Maplewood holds summer art workshops through August 29. Found out more here.

Finally, InterACT will be offering a two-week drama camp from July 28-August 8 at The Baird. The camp is for students entering grades 2-6. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. The cost is $260 for one week; $520 for two weeks. Find out more here.

The Art Studio is located in a quaint carriage house in Maplewood.
The Art Studio is located in a quaint carriage house in Maplewood.

For more options for the summer camp procrastinator, see our previous article here.

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