June 8 - 13, 2014

An intensive dance workshop for students and instructors of dance ages 11 and older.  The only criterion for enrollment is that students have studied classical ballet for at least two years.


Workshop Features:

  • Three levels of instruction (students are placed in levels during the placement class on Sunday)
  • Four hours of class each day for all levels
  • Instruction in Ballet, Modern, and Jazz Technique
  • Four hours of rehearsal each day for all levels
  • An in-studio demonstration on Friday, June 13th



A $50 non-refundable deposit must be submitted with the registration form by Monday, June 2, 2014 to hold a position in the workshop. The balance of tuition is due by Sunday, June 8th.  Tuition includes all classes and a t-shirt. 

Total cost (including the $50 deposit)= $475 per student.

No refunds will be given after the placement class.

A limited number of scholarships will be available. The scholarship application deadline is May 1, 2014.

Positions in the workshop will be reserved based on the postmark date of the registration form accompanied by the $50 deposit. The workshop will be limited to the first 60 participants.



  Modern: Derrick Minter

Mr. Minter is the Associate Artistic Director and Choreographer at The University of Oklahoma. He received his B.F.A. in Modern Dance Pedagogy and B.A. in Journalism from The University of Oklahoma. After moving to New York, he received a scholarship at both the Martha Graham School of Dance and the Ailey School, where he serves as a teaching artist for the Arts and Education program for the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. Mr. Minter also served as the Rehearsal Director for Ailey II for several years and the Artistic Director of Ailey Camp in Staten Island, NY. Mr. Minter continues to work closely with the Japanese celebrity, Yasko Nagamine in Tokyo. Mr. Minter has performed with Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theatre, Ailey II, The Martha Graham Ensemble, Pascul Roult Dance, and Milton Meyers Dance Company. Mr. Minter has conducted master classes at numerous institutions, including The University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Arts Institute, the National Dance Institute, Ailey Camp, and the American Dance Festival. He was a guest instructor in Guadeloupe, St. Thomas Virgin Islands, Australia, Holland, and China.


  Ballet: Charles Martin

Charles Martin received his primary ballet training from Penny Askew at the Western Oklahoma Ballet Academy in Clinton, Oklahoma. He also studied intensively at the American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet School in New York, and the Glenda Brown Choreography Project in Austin and Kansas City. He has performed extensively with the Western Oklahoma Ballet Theatre in addition to guest performances with Allegro Ballet of Houston, Texas, and Remix Dance Group touring Austria. Mr. Martin has also had 11 choreographic works selected for the Regional Dance America/Southwest Festival concerts, two receiving special recognition from the Monticello Foundation. With Kansas City Ballet, he has been featured in soloist roles in Brahms Paganini, Piano Concerto #2, Lambarena, Concerto Grosso, As Time Goes By, Nine Sinatra Songs, A Solo in Nine Parts, The Moor's Pavane, the Friar in Romeo & Juliet, Common People, and Huck Finn in William Whitener's Tom Sawyer - A Ballet in 3 Acts. This is his seventh season with Kansas City Ballet.



  Jazz: Jamal Callendar

Jamal Rashann Callender began dancing at Ballet Tech in New York City. He attended the Professional Performing Arts School/The Ailey School under the late Denise Jefferson, while dancing at The Restoration Dance Theatre and the Harlem School of the Arts. Jamal also attended Perry-Mansfield and Springboard Danse Montreal. He graduated from The Juilliard School under Lawrence Rhodes, and has worked with The Atlanta Ballet, Peridance Ensemble, Buglisi Dance Theater, Formal Structure Inc., and Hubbard Street 2. Jamal is a recipient of the 2012 Princess Grace Dance: Performance Fellowship.


Click here to download the Lorraine Cranford Summer Dance Workshop Registration Form.





Each camp features  ballet, jazz, or tap designed for the skill level of the students.  Each day features a dance class and study explorations about music, dance history, nutrition, creative expression, mime, dance vocabulary, and dance demonstration.




Ages 4-6

June 16-20, 2014

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Registration deadline:

 June 13

Ages 7-9

June 16 - 20, 2014

1:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.


Registration deadline:

June 13


 Ages 10 - 12

June 23 - 27, 2014

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Registration deadline:

June 20



 Jazz & Tap


June 23 - 27

12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

$30 for Jazz only. $55 for Jazz & Tap

Registration deadline:

June 20



June 23 - 27

1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

$30 for Tap only. $55 for Jazz & Tap

Registration deadline:

June 20



Click here to download the Dance Camps Registration Form.

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