Dance Camp

About the Community Circle Dance Camp

Community Circle Dance Camp (CCDC) is an exciting day-camp adventure that provides urban youth with a weeklong experience in dance, music, and visual art. CCDC is for boys and girls ages 7-14, and no previous dance experience is necessary. The staff of CCDC includes specially trained community-based teaching artists from throughout the Bay Area, and is augmented by collaborations with several community partners. The San Francisco Ballet Center for Dance Education believes in the power of positive regard and embraces the dancer in everyone.

Dance Camp

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A typical day for a CCDC participant consists of four dance classes, one music class, and a visual art class. Each day begins at 10am and concludes at 4pm. Early-morning drop-off is available at 8:45am and late-afternoon pickup is available until 5pm at no additional cost. Breakfast, lunch, and a snack are provided for campers. CCDC emphasizes the importance of good nutrition with its students, since a healthy diet is imperative to maintain a strong, fit body.

The one-week camp culminates with a special community celebration and performance where students demonstrate to friends and family their learning and experience in the arts.

2014 Partial Class Listing

Folk Dance
Take a journey around the world through the art of cultural dance.

Learn to focus energy and gain self-awareness in a relaxing atmosphere.

Hip Hop
Gain balance, strength and rhythm while learning urban street moves.

Musical Theater
Learn acting, singing, and dancing through a fun musical theater experience.

Visual Art
Discover, imagine, and create through hands-on activities including drawing, painting, and sculpture.

Camp Dates and Location – NEW LOCATION!

Community Circle Dance Camp is pleased to announce a new partnership with Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory who will host the 2014 session in their state-of-the-art facilities.

Monday – Friday
June 9 – 13, 2014
10am – 4pm

Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory
1055 Ellis Street (between Franklin & Gough Streets)
San Francisco, CA  94109

Registration for the 2014 Community Circle Dance Camp is now closed.

For further information about the camp, please email or call 415.865.6768.


The Community Circle Dance Camp is sponsored by Bingham McCutchen LLP.

Chevron and Pacific Gas and Electric Company are the Co-Lead Sponsors of the San Francisco Ballet Center for Dance Education.

Major support for the Center for Dance Education is provided by the Flora Family Foundation and the Wells Fargo Foundation. Generous support is provided by the Gap Foundation and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.

Major Support for Dance in Schools and Communities is provided by the Charles Henry Leach II Foundation.