Professional Dance Instruction and a Real Camp Experience!
Founded in 1980, by Sharon Gersten Luckman, the former Executive Director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Brant Lake Dance Camp was designed as a top-flight, professionally instructed summer dance program for girls 11-16. Additionally, it has a wide variety of camp activities including art and crafts, waterfront, co-ed socials, campfires, trips and offers many other sports activities.

Dance Program The program is oriented for active girls who love to dance. At BLDC, girls will increase their dance (skills and knowledge), have the opportunity to perform and enjoy a well-rounded, exciting summer in a nurturing environment. Dance instruction and performance at Brant Lake Dance Camp feature Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, Tap as well as Choreography (EnChoreo) At BLDC we understand the need for a young woman to have and make choices. A camper may choose two - six dance classes a day and she has daily choices of a wide variety of activities, sports and socials.

Although the camp has some notable Alumni, there are no prerequisites or auditions to attend-- just a love of dance!

Importantly, we pride ourselves on our warm guidance and supervision which leads to a safe, rewarding and memorable experience for all. We offer one, 4 ½ week session of non-stop fun, professional dance instruction and a whole lot more!

Situated in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York on a beautiful crystal clear lake, Brant Lake Dance Camp is adjacent to Brant Lake Camp for boys, one of the oldest and finest privately held summer camps of its kind in the United States. Founded in 1916, Brant Lake Camp operates the Dance Camp and is an accredited member of the American Camping Association. In addition to its own separate campus and facilities, the Dance Camp also shares some of the boy's camp's facilities and sports instructors.Brant Lake

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Dance Camper Comments

I have spent the last two summers at this breathtaking location because I adore to dance. The people, the activities and.... Brant Lake Dance Camp, has shaped me as an individual. From the moment I arrive... my orange striped duffel bag in my hands, I say to myself... "I've waited all year for these precious time." When I rush into my directors arms I say to her---
"I've been Camp sick!" I can't wait to have the best summer of my life, each year.

- Gabriela; Florida

My favorite thing about Brant Lake Dance Camp is not just the great dancing but all the other camp activities like skiing, barbeques, socials, the climbing wall and tennis. It's so much fun and I've also met some of my best friends there. I can't wait to go back.

- Sophia, New York

I learned different techniques; that's fun. I think it makes you a stronger dancer.

- Debra; Barcelona, Spain