Chinese Dance


CAAM CDT is proud to have been selected “Best Summer Camp, 2018 and 2019” 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. Last year’s theme was Animals!  Campers enjoyed arts and crafts, martial arts, dances–including lion dances, and stories and songs about Chinese animals. Our 2019 theme is tentatively titled Tea! and carries forward the themes we explored in our 2019 Annual Lunar New Year Production. There will still be plenty of arts and crafts, martial arts, cooking, and dancing! We will also continue our very popular field trips to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, interviews with Chinese elders, and camp performances.

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. Check out this easy-to-share Brochure

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

Do you need a Summer Camp Scholarship?  We are in the process of securing funding for camp scholarships for 2019.  Learn more here, then click here to apply! We are accepting applications now, and the earliest applications will receive the highest priority.

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

Session 1: East Side
June 10-28, 2019; 9AM- 5PM
1399 N. Eustis Ave. St. Paul 55108
Session 2: West Side
July 8-26, 2019; 9AM- 5PM
6817 Antrim Road Edina 55439


CAAM CDT introductory video to summer camp