July 9th – 12th 2024
Ages 5 – 18 : 9:00 – 3:00
Show on July 12th @ 2:00
During Dancing Once Upon a Time CAMP (DOT), campers will be totally immersed in bringing stories to life on stage. A unique experience for children ages 5 – 18
One year Dance Experience of ANY STYLE is required for camp!
Everyone with one year of dance, in any style, is Welcome!
Dance is the main focus of our show but everyone will have another role to play in building the show. Aspects such as set design and construction, costume design and build, make-up, and narration will be done by the dancers SO THAT they will have beautiful ownership of the show, building skills and confidence throughout the week that will be with them always.
What is Dancing Once Upon a Time?
Dancing Once Upon a Time: History
In 2018, during our end of year Showcase, we brought Little Red Riding Hood to life through Irish dance. It was such a hit that we expanded to a full out show of three stories bringing back Red Riding Hood and introducing the Pied Piper and the Three Billy Goats Gruff to the stage. This show, ‘Dancing Once Upon a Time,’ sold out in 2019. We had hoped to make this a bi-annual show. In 2021, due to Covid restrictions, there were some shifts made in our practice and show times. Eventually we performed the show about 8 months after planned but the show did go on! (It was quite emotional.) That second show brought; The Three Little Pigs, 5 Green and Speckled Frogs, and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice to life!
“Dancing Once Upon a Time is just so much fun! I never want to miss it”
Siobhan, dancer aged 8
Dancing Once Upon a Time: NOW
Tir na nOg has decided the best way to continue forward with ‘Dancing Once Upon a Time’ is to host it in a CAMP format rather than within the frame of weekly classes. This change means campers will be fully immersed in the choreography, set design and construction of the show bringing them more ownership, accomplishment, and community. This also allows us to open up the boundaries and include other various disciplines of dance. (Ballet, tap, swing etc.)
Learn new skills
Dance towards a specific goal
Lyrics appropriate for ALL ages
Modest costumes and dance moves
Age appropriate make-up
Sets, costumes, and props designed and made by campers
Giving your child a beautiful, enriched, unique, experience they will always treasure!
“My favourite thing in DOT is dancing as a group for a show!”
Sarah, dancer aged 12
There is more…
Tir na nOg wants to make this easy for parents!!
We are parents too and know how busy life can be!!
At Tir na nOg we want to make things easy for parents. That is why everything for camp is included in the camp tuition AND we are providing early drop-off and late pick-up for FREE!!
If you need to drop of your child early or pick them up late, we will provide supervised, unstructured play, at no extra cost.
8:30am – 9:00am
3:00pm – 3:30pm
What you get at Camp
Supervised early drop-off / pick-up
Various Dance Styles
A small snack daily Tues-Thurs.
2 tickets to our Dancing Once Upon a Time show
A value or over $400 for $260
There is an extra bonus when you register early!
Secure your child’s spot in camp before April 14th, 2024 and you save $30!
You’ll get your camp week for Only $230
“Thanks for doing events like these to create community. It’s one of the many things that make Tir na nOg so special.”
Tania Embree, parent
What to Bring to Camp
A Water Bottle
So that you can stay hydrated during the day. There is a sink for refilling on site.
Sunscreen and a hat
So that when we go outside campers will not turn into lobsters.
Bring all the dance shoes you have that fit you, any style!
Your Own morning snack and lunch
So that campers will enjoy the foods they are used. A light snack will be given in the afternoon.
A magical experience for dancers ages 5 – 18 this July!! They will learn choreography for their own main discipline as well as other dance styles, working as a group to bring fairy tales, folklore, and nursery rhymes to life!
Tir na nOg camps are committed to immersing children in the arts giving them joy through a magical experience as they learn and then bring it all together at the end of the week.
Tir na nOg studio is located in the heart of Kentville, with easy access to nearby shops and cafes, a walking trail, and Minar’s Marsh.
325 Main street is only 5 minutes off exit 13 from Hwy 101.
At the studio you will have the benefits of:
Beautiful, world class sprung floor, toped with Marley specifically designed for
Ballet, Tap, and Irish Dancers.
Large mirrors as a tool to help with corrections.
A bathroom onsite.
Not quite sure? Would you like to speak with someone?
Please fill out our contact form and we’ll be with you soon!