Should my dancer take class over the summer?

Mar 30, 2012 | Blog

The answer is YES!

Dancers that take the summer off from weekly classes will find when they return in the fall that they have lost a lot of their flexibility, stamina, endurance, muscle memory, and execution of technical elements like jumps and turns.   They may also be at the bottom of their class if the rest of their classmates took class all summer.

Summer session classes are a great way to improve your ability quickly.  Without the need to learn choreography for a show, teachers are free to focus on technique and develop dancer’s individual strengths.  Summer is a great time to try a new class, get serious, or improve overall health and wellness through dance training.

For questions regarding your dancer’s summer placements, please leave a message at 503.537.3902 or email me at

Online now…

  • Summer schedules for both locations
  • Summer camp schedule
  • Registration form
  • Camp registration form
  • Summer dress code
  • Summer tuition rates
  • Staff bios
  • College tuition rates


Thank you,

Kristen Coats, Owner/Artistic Director

Chehalem Valley Dance Academy