Choreography Creation Camp

In partnership with Dance Conservatory of Charleston

Choreography Creation Camp
July 17 – 21, 2023
9am – Noon
Ages: 7–12
Camp Registration: $175

This half-day camp is for students who want to explore a variety of dance styles while learning how to incorporate their own creativity. Students will build technique in ballet, jazz, and hip-hop and use those diverse skills in composition lessons. This is a camp for students who love all styles of dance and want to develop their dance experience by exploring choreography. Our theme this summer is resiliency. Students will learn about choreographers that have made an impact to the dance world and will learn various pieces of choreography inspired by these techniques and iconic works of these trailblazers. This camp will take place in Ballroom I of the Charleston Gaillard Center.

Scholarships are available for all camps. Please email


Dance Conservatory of Charleston was created to provide the highest caliber dance education in the Charleston area. Our aim is to offer an unprecedented level of ballet instruction — from beginner to pre-professional — combined with an inspiring arts education, all in a safe, nurturing environment. Founded by New York City Ballet dancer Lindy Mandradjieff Fabyanic, the Dance Conservatory combines the elite technical training of a preeminent American dance academy with the heart and accessibility of a community dance center. The result is a place of both warmth and rigor, where young people can explore their passion joyfully while learning the dedication, discipline, and determination that will serve them for a lifetime. Lily Watkins began her ballet training in Columbus, OH under Shir Lee Wu. In 2004 she was awarded 1st place in the Junior Classical Division for Youth American Grand Prix semi-final in Chicago, IL, and the following year she was invited to attend The School of American Ballet as a scholarship student in the Advanced Division. While studying at SAB Ms. Watkins performed numerous times at the David H. Koch New York State Theater alongside New York City Ballet, including dancing principal roles in 2 & 3 Part Inventions and Fanfare during the 2008 Jerome Robbins Celebration.