Butler Community Arts School: Dance Camp

July 24 - 28, 2023

2023 Dance Camp: July 24-28 (Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM -12:30 PM)

Lilly Hall at Butler University

Tuition: $235


Registration deadline: May 1

The NEW Dance Camp will introduce and develop exploration of different classical dance styles. Students will learn techniques from Ballet, Jazz, Modern, and a Stretch and Strengthen class to enhance proper placement for the techniques offered. No previous experience necessary.

Attire: Comfortable clothing is recommended. Ballet/ Jazz shoes are also recommended for this particular camp. Hair should be pulled back so it isn’t distracting.

Ballet: The focus will be barre work – center work incorporating the Ballet Terminology.

Jazz: Introducing isolations of the body, enjoy moving to a certain beat and coordination skills across the floor with a fun combination.

Modern: Learning how to move through space from low level to high level with some fun improvisation and working with rhythm.

Stretch and Strengthen: Integrating Yoga and breath work to align and establish placement and knowledge of the body.

Meet the Artistic Director!


Jaclyn Virgin Oomkes is an Indianapolis native.  She received her BFA from Butler University in Dance Performance. Immediately following, she became a member of Dance Kaleidoscope – Professional Modern Dance Company in Indianapolis, IN. In 2006 she began to blossom in her teaching/choreography career. She has been teaching classical modern, ballet, and jazz for over 20 years. She has been a guest teacher/ choreographer for various companies such as Dance Kaleidoscope, Motus Dance Theatre, Libada Dance Company and Kenyetta Dance Company  She was on faculty at Jordan Academy of Dance where she taught ballet, modern, and jazz and was Associate Director to the Jordan Dance Ensemble. She has been on faculty for the Butler Ballet Summer Program since 2016.  Currently, Jaclyn serves as Adjunct Dance Faculty at Butler University and is a certified Yoga/ Pilates instructor for various studios and clubs around Indianapolis. Jaclyn is excited to share her passion and joy of dance to all ages of life.

Afternoon option: Arts Camp

Arts Camp will be offered from 1:30–5:00 PM during the week of Dance Camp. Students can take an adventure through all of the arts, including visual art, dance, music, and theatre. No prior experience is necessary. Please see Arts Camp description for tuition. Students will be supervised by designated camp staff from 12:30–1:30 PM until the start of Arts Camp. Lunch provided.

COVID-19 Information

  • Due to the ever-evolving nature of the pandemic, all information is subject to change.
  • Participants agree to abide by all public health guidelines that may be in effect during summer 2023, including directives by local/state government, Butler University, CDC and American Camp Association.
  • At this time, all participants will be required to provide either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test at the start of the Intensive.
  • While there are many unknowns in this ever-changing landscape, we are confident that we will provide a safe and educational experience for our participants.

Registration form, $50 non-refundable deposit, and remaining tuition are due in full by May 1. Payment plans available. Payment can be made online by selecting “Make a Payment” on the BCAS homepage. All refund requests must be submitted via email to BCAS@butler.edu. No refunds will be issued after May 1. Late applications may be accepted on the basis of available space.

Need-based tuition assistance available. You may apply in the registration form or complete the separate Tuition Assistance Form.

Contact BCAS@butler.edu or 317-940-5500 with any questions.