Chinese Dance


CAAM CDT is proud to have been selected “Best Summer Camp, 2017″ by Eagan Sun ThisWeek readers. Co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota Confucius Institute, we feature professionally trained and exceptionally talented members of the Chinese community who want to share Chinese culture, language, and the arts with campers. In addition to exploring Chinese dance, campers are introduced to various aspects of Chinese art and culture, with new programming each year. Past years have included ink painting, calligraphy, poetry, paper cutting, and paper folding. Camp highlights include several field trips that incorporate the camp’s themes, including trips to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and meeting with Chinese elders. We emphasize community-building in which campers interview Chinese elders on multiple topics. Campers also typically put on at least one performance for the elders each session. Campers range in ages 5 to 16. Older campers are given opportunities to mentor others. In many cases CDT can offer teacher:camper ratios of 1:10 or even smaller. No prior dance experience is necessary. CAAM CDT offers optional Chinese Language Immersion activities, but one does not need to speak Chinese to attend the camp. Summer camp is also a great option for kids who’d like try Chinese Dance before committing to regular classes!

Half-day, full-day, and extended-day options are also available. We offer two locations and dates. Campers may come for 1, 2, or 3 weeks.

Ready to register?  Click here and scroll to the very bottom. Then select “Summer Camp.”

Would you like to help a child in need attend Summer Camp?  Please click here to learn more!

Do you need a Summer Camp Scholarship?  Click here to apply! Applications are due June 1, 2018

Session 1: East Side
June 11-29, 2018; 9AM- 5PM
1399 N. Eustis Ave. St. Paul 55108
Session 2: West Side
July 9-27, 2018; 9AM- 5PM
6817 Antrim Road Edina 55439


CAAM CDT introductory video to summer camp

We gratefully acknowledge the co-sponsorship of our summer camp program by:

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