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 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 2024 Programs

Primary school aged girl dances during a ballet class in a CCM dance studio
  • Dates: June 3-26
  • Director: Tricia Sundbeck
  • Tuition: $275
  • Experience: Levels 3-4

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 3-7, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Director: Tricia Sundbeck
  • Tuition: $250
  • Experience: For ages 3-6; students must be toilet trained in order to attend

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 Jasmine and her friends 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 Youth Ballet
  • Dates: July 10-14, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Director: Tricia Sundbeck
  • Tuition: $250
  • Experience: For ages 3-6; students must be toilet trained in order to attend

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 Rapunzel and her friends for an enchanted adventure. Each day we will dance, create a craft, and get ready for a mini performance at the end of the week!

Prep Musical Theatre
  • Dates: July 10-14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Director: Amanda Marasch
  • Tuition: $550
  • Experience: For ages 9-12; audition not required

We designed our summer camp to cultivate young, talented performers into confident individuals! Through the magic of camp and supportive collaboration, our students develop teamwork, public speaking, and creative thinking skills while building self-esteem. Each week, experienced professional musical theatre instructors will teach the art of auditioning, memorization, vocal technique, choreography, character development, and improvisation. Whether you’re a seasoned performer or new to the arts, our program will help empower the natural storyteller in your child. So, join us, and let’s make some magic together!

Sample Schedule:

  • 9-9:30 a.m: Games and warm ups!
  • 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Music
  • 10:30-10:45 a.m.: Bathroom break
  • 10:45-11:30 a.m.: Character work
  • 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Lunch
  • 12-12:30 p.m.: Journal time
  • 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Dance time
  • 1:45-3 p.m.: Musical Theatre Review
Prep Youth Ballet
  • Dates: July 10-14, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Director: Tricia Sundbeck
  • Tuition: $250
  • Experience: For ages 6-8

Dance camp immerses young dancers ages 6-8 in movement and imagination as they dance their way through beloved stories and develop an appreciation for music and dance. We will join Moana 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 Musical Theatre
  • Dates: July 8-12, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Director: Amanda Marasch
  • Tuition: $300
  • Experience: For ages 6-8

This half day Musical Theatre Camp for 6–8-year-olds will feature all elements of musical theater including singing, acting, and dancing. Students are sure to have a blast as we highlight the joy of what it takes to put on a musical! This summer camp is paired with our Storytime Ballet, which is offered in the morning from 9-12pm, for a full day of FUN!

Prep children performing on violin
  • Dates: July 22-26
  • Director: Joyce Grabell
  • Experience: For K-6th grades; previous playing experience is required
  • Tuition: $300

Practice your instrument, gain new friends, and have fun learning pieces while improving your technique!  CCM Preparatory 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: 

  • 8:45 a.m.: Check-in
  • 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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