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Half-Day: $150     9:00am-12:00pm 

Full Day: $260      9:00am-4:00pm

3-day camps: $90 (half day), $160 (full day)

*With $25 Summer registration fee which also covers summer classes.

You’ve heard about them, experienced them and now it’s time to sign up! Little Leapers award winning summer dance camps are OPEN for 2023 registration. All camps include dance lessons in ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz, and tumbling, in addition to crafts, snacks, games, props, set design, and an end of the week performance! (Tap shoes not required)


Pop Star Camp

July 17th - 23rd, 2023 (Blacksburg)

July 31 - August 2nd ( Roanoke) sign up

Ages 6-12


In this high-energy camp, campers will learn how to perform like their favorite pop stars! They will learn dances to today's biggest Kidz Pop hits! We will focus on stage presence and how to sing, dance, and act for an audience! Campers will design and create their very own pop star look and learn how to embody that character. At the end of the week, their characters will come to life during a rockin' performance for the parents!


This camp includes:
Learn dances to today's biggest HITZ!

Film your very own music video!
Design your own pop star and bring them to life!
Pop Star inspired crafts
Stage Presence
Cool off outside with "Leaper" (our GIANT unicorn sprinkler!)
Learn about different pop stars throughout history and what sets them apart!




3 Full Day- Directors Camp

July 5th - 7th, 2023 (Blacksburg)

Ages 6-14

9am - 4pm

Has your child come up with their own productions? Have they ever dreamed of being the star of the show, or the director backstage? This camp is perfect for them!

The LEAP Performing Arts Academy is proud to present our first annual KIDS DIRECTOR CAMP, where the kids call the shots! This week is jam packed with LOTS of classes and workshops. 

The kids will create their own story, choose music, and choreography. They'll learn how to put on their own production from designing a show poster, casting, assigning backstage tasks, learning how to run lighting, calling shows, writing scripts, and management. The kids will create a full show.




LEAP Dance 

Level 4B+: Full Day

August 7th - 11th 2023 (Blacksburg)

Level 2-3: Half Day

August 7th - 11th 2023 (Blacksburg)

LEAP Performing Arts Program offers summer intensives for older and goal-oriented dancers. (Level 3+, not for beginner students)
This week is jam-packed with LOTS of classes and workshops to choose from. 

* Int-Adv Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz, Modern and Tap Technique Classes with master teachers

* Learn famous Variations 

* Choreography Workshop

* Strength & Stretch 

* Dance Photoshoot
* How to make and mend costumes
* Stage Hair and Make Up
* Stage & Backstage Tours

Lecture & Discussion Series
* Respect and Kindness for fellow instructors, peers, and studios
* Dance Terminology & Spelling
* Receiving Audition Results / Class Placements

* History of Ballet

* Classroom Etiquette

* Dress for Respect: Attire in the classroom and on stage* Nutrition for Dancers

Because this an intensive instructional program, all classes and workshops will be closed and private. We respectfully ask that parents refrain from waiting in the studio and/or watching workshops. This is for your child and the instructors' benefit.




Fairy Camp

June 12th - 16th, 2023 (Roanoke)

July 31st - August 4th, 2023 (Blacksburg)

Ages 3-8


Join us in our outdoor secret garden to learn all about the magical secret life of fairies! Join us for fairy inspired crafts, special choreography, nature lessons, a special fairy photo shoot and much more! 


This camp includes: 

Fairy inspired crafts including building your own fairy house and planting a secret garden! 

Learning special fairy choreography, like variation inspired by "The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" 

Nature Lessons

Read about famous fairies

A special fairy photoshoot 

Cool off with our own Unicorn Sprinkler, "Leaper" 

And MORE!! 


This camp is designed for ages 3-8. 




Mermaid Camp

July 10th - 14th, 2023 (Blacksburg)

July 17th - 21st, 2023 (Roanoke)


Ages 3-8 years 

Mermaid camp includes dance lessons, singing lessons, and yes you guessed it MERMAID lessons! 


Mermaid camp is packed with fun activities, field trips and LOTS of learning!  Together they would have dance lessons, learn choreography, share stories, play games, sing songs, learn how to swim like a mermaid in a real mermaid tail, do a mermaid photo shoot, and work on special crafts. 


During this camp we will have a day of field trips to the Pool and Hand-and-Hand Park (Blacksburg Camp). At the conclusion of camp on Friday, 15 mins prior to pick up, students will put on a performance for parents and friends!  

Kids will get a field trip to the park and pool (*trip to pool dependent on Covid regulations at the time of camp) and learn how to swim in real mermaid tails! Throughout camp they will have lessons, crafts, play games, and more. At the end of their camp week, they will put on a Splashing performance. They'll even have a surprise visit from a REAL mermaid!


Come spend a week exploring the world of mermaids dance, art, music, tumbling, play, swim, and other activities!

Prior swimming experience is not required. Swimmies are available to borrow for beginner swimmers. Specific pools and parks to be sent out to campers by Friday prior to camp. 




Musical Theater Camp

June 19th - 23rd, 2023 (Blacksburg)

Ages 6-12 years

Do you love to sing, dance and act? Explore the world of Musical Theater in a fun, exciting and supportive environment. This camp focuses on the music and dance from classic and contemporary Broadway Shows. Students will learn musical theater dance, be given vocal training, and learn acting and musical theater performance techniques. Most importantly this class is focused on developing a love and passion for Musical Theater. At the end of their camp week, they would invite special guests to their musical performance.




Villains vs Super Heroes
Descendants Camp

July 10th-14th, 2023 (Blacksburg + Roanoke)

Ages 3-7 years

Super Hero includes dance and tumbling lessons, a super hero photoshoot against a green screen to create your own comic book, singing lessons, and acting. Throughout camp they will have lessons, crafts, play games, and more. At the end of their camp week, they will put on an action packed performance. Super Hero Camp is for children ages 3-7 years.




Princess & Knight Camp

June 12th - 16th, 2023 (Blacksburg)

June 26th - 30th, 2023 (Roanoke)

Ages 3-7 years

Once upon a time in a land called Little Leapers princes and princesses traveled from near and far to attend Princess Camp. The Princesses were inventors, artists, dancers and most importantly friends. They were kind to others and always used their manners.  Together they would have dance lessons, learn choreography, share stories, play games, learn how to be a prince / princess, a photo shoot, and work on special crafts.

At the end of their camp week, they would invite special guests to their royal performance. They even had a surprise visit from a REAL princess!




Cheer Camp

June 26th - 30th, 2023 (Blacksburg)

June 19th - 23rd, 2023 (Roanoke)

Ages 6-12 years

Geared towards ages 4-12 (ages will be split based on age and level)


Give me an “F-U-N! What’s that spell? “FUN!” In this new camp campers will learn all of the cheer basics, including pom routines, drill downs, kickline, sidline chants, high-powered basic tumbling and TEAMWORK!


Join the Little Leapers Squad and Heather Leeper, former professional cheerleader with the Washington Capitals and captain for the Washington Nationals Spirt Squad!




Prima Ballerina Camp

July 24th-28th, 2023 (Blacksburg + Roanoke)

Ages 5-8


Join us as we follow the story of "The Secrets of the Prima Ballerina", written by our very own Miss Heather! Go on a journey through the magical forest and learn what makes up a ballerina. Everything from the magic shoes they wear, to their costumes, to the dance moves themselves.


This camp mimics our big kid "dance intensives". With a daily ballet class and variations lesson.  This camp is structured for students looking to not only have fun, but also improve upon their skill. 


These little leapers will learn about ballet etiquette in a fun and engaging way! 


At the end of the week parents will watch their child perform just like Prima in their very own show! If your child loves ballet, then this camp is for them! 



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