Youth Programs

Middle school aged boy practices guitar during a lesson

CCM Prep provides enjoyable and accessible arts opportunities within a highly creative environment that educate and inspire the whole student. Courses are taught by CCM Prep and collegiate faculty members and guest artists.

For more information, view the complete course offerings listed by age group below. Register for courses and view CCM Prep’s summer 2022 course offerings in the links below and on our registration website

Please contact CCM Prep at 513-556-2595 or ccmprep@uc.edu for more information.

Summer 2023 Programs

Primary school aged girl dances during a ballet class in a CCM dance studio
  • Dates: June 5-July 19
  • Director: Tricia Sundbeck
  • Tuition: $400

Offered two days a week on Monday and Wednesdays, this class approaches more complicated ballet combinations for barre and center work. It continues the importance of proper ballet technique, alignment, body placement, body awareness, musicality and phrasing, as well as continued emphases on performance quality. Increased flexibility, endurance and body strength are also stressed to allow for the development of higher elevations and leg extensions (levels 3-4).

Prep Youth Ballet
  • Dates: June 12-16
  • Director: Tricia Sundbeck
  • Tuition: $250

Dance camp immerses young dancers ages 3-6 in movement and imagination as they dance their way through beloved stories and develop an appreciation for music and dance. We will join Ariel and her friends for an underwater adventure. Each day we will dance, create a craft and get ready for a mini performance at the end of the week. 

Prep Youth Ballet
  • Dates: July 10-14
  • Director: Tricia Sundbeck
  • Tuition: $250

Dance camp immerses young dancers in movement and imagination as they dance their way through beloved stories and develop an appreciation for music and dance. We will join Mirabel and her family for a magical adventure. Each day we will dance, create a craft and get ready for a mini performance at the end of the week.

Prep children performing on violin
  • Dates: July 10-14
  • Director: Joyce Grabell
  • Age group: K-6th grades
  • Tuition: $300

Practice your instrument, gain new friends and have fun learning pieces while improving your technique! CCM Prep faculty are planning a full week of classes, chamber music and orchestra rehearsals, mini-lessons, enrichment, games and fun activities for suzuki and traditional string students. Students in grades K-6 are welcome to sign-up, and will be placed in age-appropriate groups. Previous playing experience is required.

Sample Schedule: 

  • 9-10 a.m.: Orchestra Rehearsal
  • 10-11a.m.: Mini Lessons
  • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Chamber Music Rehearsal
  • 12-1 p.m.: Lunch and Free Time
  • 1-2 p.m.: Exploration of the Arts with Guest Artists: Theater, Costume Design, Media Production
  • 2-3 p.m.: Arts and Crafts   
  • 3-4 p.m.: Practice and/or Large Group Activities

Looking for more summer arts opportunities for teens? Check out Summer at CCM workshops for teenagers! Learn more.

Looking for more summer arts opportunities for collegiate students and adults? Learn more.

Registration

Register and find more details for each program in the registration links included in the listings above or by visiting the registration website

Questions?

For more information, please contact CCM Prep at 513-556-2595 or ccmprep@uc.edu.

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