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Modern Dance Pre-College Camp

This immersive experience is designed for students in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade of high school who want to be familiarized with techniques that support the latest dance styles, from hip-hop to jazz, and artistic methods that shape choreography.

The Camp is on the Manhattan College campus, conveniently located in New York City. Campers have complete access to Manhattan College, including our classrooms, labs, dance floor, and library.

Click this link to join one of our upcoming information sessions to learn more about each program our program.

Our program allows students to learn from and collaborate with an award-winning dancer and choreographer. The class is built upon the foundations and resources of Manhattan College's Music and Theater Department and the Kinesiology Department.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How much does the Camp cost?

    Check our tuition fees below. If you plan to live on campus, review our residential add-on option below.

    Does the Camp offer financial aid?

    Our camp offers several options to support parents with their financial situations. Please get in touch with us to discuss your financial case.

    Where is the Camp located?

    We are located in Riverdale, west of Van Cortlandt Park. Our Camp is conveniently located one and a half blocks from the NYC subway (#1 train at 242nd Street) and close to several major highways. All children will stay on campus.

    Can we visit the Camp before signing up?

    We are not running in-person camp visits. Please join our virtual meetings to learn more about our Camp.

    What is security and safety like at the Camp?

    Security and safety are our top priorities in Camp. Our camp faculty will accompany participants at all times times.

    What should participants wear to the Camp?

    Campers should wear comfortable shoes. Sneakers are highly recommended—no flip-flops or Crocs.

    Who makes up the camp staff?

    Our camp staff comprises professionals with experience in education, Manhattan College faculty, and Manhattan College students may also support daily activities.

    Does the camp offer field trips?

    All the activities and classes will be on campus and in our Manhattan College labs. 

    Can I cancel my child’s registration?

    The registration fee is non-refundable. If you have paid for Camp and, for some reason, you decide not to continue coming, please email us at, and we can discuss your situation.

    Does the Camp provide lunch and snacks?

    Unless the participant is registered to our add-on residential option living on campus, we do not provide lunch or snacks to participants.

    Do you provide housing?

    Yes, we do. We provide a residential add-on option, which includes on-campus housing, three meals at our cafeterias, and fun extracurricular activities.

Activity Descriptions:

This camp session will help the student—regardless of their dance experience—improve their dance ability. The first part of the course will focus on the physical practice of contemporary dance techniques and analysis of some of the great compositions of modern dance. From there, the students will begin developing dances of their own. Group critique and individual feedback will help guide them as they hone their craft.

Students will also be allowed to select songs for class analysis to artistically enhance their dance creations. The four-day camp will end with a final performance that will showcase each dance project and then a visit to a professional dance studio in New York City, which will allow students to view the art form live and become familiar with ways to best enter the field.

Program Dates


Faculty: Professor Lisa Johnson

Tuition Fees

Tuition: TBD


  • Certificate of completion
  • Classes
  • Class materials
  • Manhattan College gift


Participants provide their lunch unless they are registered to the residential add-on option.

Residential Add-On

If you plan to stay at our dorms, have full meals at our cafeterias, visit iconic NYC places, and have a campus experience, check out our weekly residential add-on here.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or need more information, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to help you every step of the way. Email us at