2022 Summer Programs

Wednesday Classes

Session A: May 18th-June 8th: 4 weeks: $80 45min-1 hour class

Session B: June 15th-July 6th: 4 weeks: $80 45min-1 hour class

Session C: July 10th-Aug 3rd: 4 weeks: $80 45min-1 hour class

Session D: Aug 10th-Aug 31st: 4 weeks: $80 45min-1 hour class

9:30-10:15am Kicks for Kids/Showcasers (2-3.5 yrs)

10:15-11:00am Petite Performers (3.5-5yrs)

11:00-12:00pm Ballet/Jazz/Tap Combo (Open Level)

4:00-4:30pm Petite Performers (3.5-5yrs) 

 4:00-5:00pm Ballet Tech Beg-Int (7-12yrs) 

 4:30-5:00pm Hip-Hop (6yrs & Up) 

 5:00-6:30pm Workshop #1 (6-12yrs-En/Tr Co)

5:00-6:30pm Ballet Int/Adv (10 & Up) 

 6:30-8:00pm Workshop #2 (13 & Up-Co)

6:30-7:30pm Jazz Int/Adv (10 & Up)

7:30-8:00pm Tween/Teen Hip-Hop (Open)

Private lessons available. Call office at 609-953-0253 to set up.

Workshop Wednesdays

5-6:30pm Beg/Int Workshops

6:30-8pm Int/Adv Workshops

Camps at TDC

Children’s Camps: See our summer schedule for details

Summer Intensive/Choreography Week: Week of Aug 22nd-26th

*All Classes & Camps are first come, first serve basis and only run based on enrollment.

Valarie Amiss

TDC Summer Intensive Guest Teacher

Valerie Amiss began her training at age eight under Sue Millington at the Regency Ballet. She continued her instruction with Victor Moreno and Alexei Yudenich, and at age 12 joined the Pennsylvania Ballet School. At age 15, Ms. Amiss spent a summer studying in Saratoga Springs, NY with members of New York City Ballet, including Peter Martins, Heather Watts, and Jock Soto. She was nominated for the prestigious Princess Grace Award in 1994, and in 1995 performed at the Algur H. Meadows Award Ceremony to honor choreographer Paul Taylor. In the summer of that same year, she also performed with the Chautauqua Ballet Company, directed by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride, and, in 1997, performed at the St. Bart’s Music Festival.
Ms. Amiss joined Pennsylvania Ballet as an apprentice in 1992. She became a member of the corps de ballet in 1993 and was promoted to soloist in 1999. In the summer of that year, she also represented the company at the Sintra Festival in Portugal. And in 2005, Ms. Amiss not only performed at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, where she danced featured roles in Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake, but also performed Matthew Neenan’s 11:11 and Carmina Burana at New York City Center. Additionally, she had the honor of performing twice at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. as well as with Susan Jaffe and Nicole Hlinka for a Rock School benefit.
Ms. Amiss has performed numerous principal roles in the Balanchine repertoire, including Titania and Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Odette in Swan Lake Act II, and the Sugarplum Fairy in The Nutcracker. As well, she danced featured roles in such works as Giselle, Paul Taylor’s Company B, Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room, Christopher Wheeldon’s Continuum and Swan Lake, Janek Schergen’s The Sleeping Beauty, Alvin Ailey’s The River, Jerome Robbins’ In the Night and The Concert, and George Balanchine’s Rubies, The Four Temperaments, Western Symphony, Agon, and Serenade, among others. Ms. Amiss retired from Pennsylvania Ballet in June 2007. For the past few years, Ms. Amiss has been a full-time faculty member of The School of Pennsylvania Ballet. She resides in Mantua, NJ with her husband, former Pennsylvania Ballet Soloist Edward Cieslak, and their son Adam and daughter Lily.


Int/Adv level: 9:00am-3:00pm (Company levels)
Beg-Int Camp: 10:30-2:30pm (Ensemble Levels)
Weekly Intensive-Monday-Thursday
9:00-9:30am Stretch, Pilates, & Yoga (Int-Adv)
9:30-11:00am Ballet Technique (Int/Adv)
10:30-11:00am Stretch/Pilates, Yoga, Strength & Conditioning (BegInt)
11:00-11:30am Character, Variations, Pointe (Int-Adv)
11:00-11:30am Musical Theater/Tap Fundamentals (Beg-Int)
11:30-12:45pm Ballet Technique (Beg/Int)
11:30-12:00pm Musical Theater/Tap Fundamentals (Int-Adv)
12:00-12:30pm Lunch Break (Int-Adv)
12:30-1:00pm Strength & Conditioning (Int-Adv)
12:45-1:15pm Lunch Break (Beg-Int)
1:00-3:00pm Workshop (Int-Adv) Different genre each day
1:15-1:45pm Character, Variations, Pre Point (Beg-Int)
1:45-2:30pm Class: Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop or Musial Theater (Beg-Int)

Today's Dance Center

175 Route 70 Sharps Run Plaza,

Medford, NJ 08055

Phone. (609)953-0253