Summer Camp

Join us for summer camp!

Counselor-in-Trainingages 12-14
Volunteer – teens age 15 and above

Young dancers participate in dance and movement classes, art projects, and creative assignments during week-long camps.  


The Roswell Incident, crop circles, UFO sightings, Area 51 – dive into mystery, imagination and collaborate on out-of-this world movement, theater and visual art. June 26 – 30 Ages 7-11

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Rainforest Craft and Create

Experiment with movement and art inspired by the animals, plants, and climate of the tropical rainforests of Central and South America, western and central Africa. Perform for family & friends on Friday. July 10 – 14 Ages 6-11

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The Big Meow

Be inspired by the story of a Little Cat who has a really big meow. Explore your inner cat through movement, theater and art. Perform for family and friends by the end of the week. July 17 – 21 and Aug 7 – Aug 11  Ages 5-10

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Art Antics

Be inspired by the works of visual artists and make your own creations in movement and art. We’ll work together to develop a colorfully moving performance by the end of the week. July 31 – Aug 4 Ages 7-11

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Time Travel

Travel through time and discover past decades like the roaring 20’s, disco 70’s or the 1880’s wild west. Let creativity and imagination come alive through movement, art and theater. Perform for family and friends by the end of the week. Aug 14-18 Ages 5-10

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Make the most of summer by celebrating picnics, water, warmth and light. Make your own creations with movement, theater and art and come up with a terrific performance by the end of the week. Aug 21 – 25 Ages 6-11

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Explore movement, theatre and visual art.

By the end of the week you’ll be on stage and be a star!

Time Travel through the decades or venture to the great beyond in UFO No!  In The Big Meow discover your inner cat.  Examine emotions and transformation in Art Antics.  Climate and biosphere come alive in Rainforest Craft and Create.   Enjoy a week or more of fun and creativity in a safe, inclusive space.

Scholarships are available for 10% – 40% off – Scholarship Application
Counselor-in-Training – Ages 12-14 – C.I.T Expectations
Teens age 15 and above and adults may volunteer – Volunteer Application
Info: janefranklindance at,  703-933-1111


Loose fitting, casual clothing (t-shirts/stretch pants) and sneakers are perfect for the camp and its activities. Sandals are not recommended.
Campers please bring water bottle, snack, lunch, a small rug, blanket or towel.
A new HVAC system was installed in the building in July 2020.  Please bring a sweater or sweatshirt in the case of extreme air-conditioning.
Effective Thursday, March 3, 2022, Arlington County will no longer require masks for the public and most employees while inside County government facilities. This decision follows new guidance from the CDC issued on Feb. 25, 2022.

Currently, Arlington County is “Low,” meaning individuals may choose to wear a mask based on personal preference and level of risk of developing severe illness. For the public and most employees, masks will no longer be required inside County facilities, so long as Arlington is in the “Low” level.
People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.
This change in the County’s mask policy is consistent with the recent guidance issued by CDC and Virginia Department of Health, as well as Arlington Public Schools. The CDC recommends everyone 5 years and older be up to date, meaning a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible. To find a vaccine location near you, visit vaccines.govwalk-in to one of the County’s clinics, or call our COVID-19 hotline at 703-228-7999.

$35 non-refundable registration fee is included in enrollment/camp. Each summer camp is subject to enrollment minimum of 5 students. Extended Day is subject to an enrollment minimum of 3 students. Full refunds are issued if a camp is cancelled. (Camps may be exchanged up to 30 days prior to the start date. Missed camps may not be exchanged.) All requests for refunds must be made in writing and sent to Jane Franklin Dance. In the event of illness we cannot offer a refund and we provide no make-up policy.

Beginning May 1, 2023, camp refunds will be issued at the following rates: 

  • 75% of camp fee refund up to 28 days prior to the first day of camp
    (minus registration fee and transaction fee)
  • 50% of camp fee refund up to 21 days prior to the first day of camp
    (minus registration fee and transaction fee) 
  • No refund will be issued less than 14 calendar days prior to the start of camp.
  • Payment is not based on attendance; it is the responsibility of the guardian to cancel, by the deadline, if the camper won’t attend.

All purchases made through Jane Franklin Dance are subject to a transaction fee. This applies to all credit/debit transactions whether in person, online, or over the phone.


Camp hours are 10am-4pm. Extended day is 9am – 10am.  The building does not open until 9am for both staff and students. We are not able to facilitate an early drop off.

Jane Franklin Dance camps will take place in the 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive building.  
Snacks and lunch will be take place outdoors, weather permitting, across the street at Jennie Dean Park.

Drop Off: 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive.
please drop off in the parking lot directly behind the building (yellow side, accessed via Nelson St or Oakland St.)      

Pick Up/Drop Off Reminder:
Parents will be limited from entering the building. All pick up and drop will take place outside of the camp building-in the parking lot (yellow side of the building.)  Campers will be escorted to rooms or supervised when walking into the camp space.

The pickup is the same location as drop off. Please pick up your child promptly at 4 pm. An additional fee of $25 per 15 minute interval is charged for late pick-up and is due at the time of pick up.    

Lunch/Snacks: For lunch and snacks, we will eat outdoors or in the case of inclement weather, in a rehearsal room.  

Location information:

Camp Packets include required media waiver and emergency contact forms for parents/guardians to sign and return to Jane Franklin Dance prior to camp start date.

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