Chinese Dance


Co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota Confucius Institute, CAAM CDT operates two highly regarded and popular summer camps. We are fortunate to feature professionally trained and exceptionally talented members of the Chinese community who want to share Chinese culture and the arts with the 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, with mentoring opportunities for older campers. 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. Half-day, full-day, and extended-day options are also available. In many cases CDT can offer teacher/camper ratios of 1/8 or even smaller.
Letter to parents
Register summer camps 2017

CAAM CDT introductory video to summer camp

A letter to parents

Dear Parent:

For more than twenty years CAAM Chinese Dance Theater has shared not only professional quality dance instruction but also deep insights and valuable lessons from Chinese culture with our audiences, students and partners. CAAM CDT’s 2017 summer camp is no exception!

CAAM CDT’s summer camp is again two sessions held conveniently located on the West side and the East side of the Twin Cities, to be close to your home or work. Your camper can choose one, two or three week options (obviously the longer the time, the broader and deeper the experience).

CAAM CDT is blessed to feature professionally trained dance instructors as well as exceptionally talented members of the Chinese community who want to share Chinese dance arts and culture with the campers. In many cases CDT can offer teacher/camper ratios of 1/8 or even smaller! Campers will have a rich individualized experience indeed.

As in prior years an integrated curriculum will feature various themes in Chinese culture. Summer 2017 campers will dig deeper into various topics introduced in our 2017 Production: “The Keepsake”. In addition to dance, campers will explore various Chinese art forms, including ceramics and embroidery, as well as Chinese culture, values, and legends about love and family. Field trips are also planned to investigate real life and hands on resources in our own community. Campers do not need to speak Chinese to attend, and they do not need prior dance experience.

Session 1: West Side

June 12-30, 2016 9- 5 pm*

Hopkins High School

2400 Lindbergh Drive,

Minnetonka, MN 55305

Session 2: East Side

August 7-25 9- 5pm*

(NEW LOCATION) Roseville Lutheran

1215 Roselawn Ave. W

Roseville MN 55113

Rates: Basic rate: $240 per week (10% discount for 2 weeks; 20% discount for 3 weeks)

*(with drop off options 8:30- 5:30 pm for an additional fee) No lunch or snacks provided (campers bring their own, unless otherwise discussed with parents).

We look forward to your registration! Register summer camps now!

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

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