July 4th-8th, 2016, 

GYD Summer Camp is a 30-hour program that will provide training in Conditioning, Ballet and Contemporary Technique. Dancers will also begin a new creation with Kate Hilliard (Toronto). This creation will be continued to be developed and performed in the 2016-2017 company season and is therefore mandatory for all company members born in 2002-1997.   Please note that you do not have to be a company member to participate.

If you are a dancer born 2003 and earlier, please see Guelph Dance Camps http://www.guelphdance.ca/camp/summer-camps/.  The Dance Focus Camp, for dancers born in 2003-2005 is not mandatory, but is highly recommended for all Apprentice Company members as dancers will begin a creative process with Julia Garlisi which will continue in the 2016-2017 season.


Fee:  $240

To register, please fill out GYDTPCampForm2016, scan and e-mail to catrina@guelphdance.ca.  Registration fees can be e-transferred to this email or a cheque can be mailed to 42 Quebec Street, Guelph, On, N1H 2T4.  Your spot will only be reserved once payment has been received.

Guelph Youth Summer Camp Schedule

(for those born 2002-2001)

10:15-11:30am: Contemporary Technique with Kate Hilliard

11:30-12:30: Ballet with Michelle Debrouwer

12:30-1:15: Lunch

1:15-2pm: Conditioning with Michelle Debrouwer

2:00-4:30: Repertoire with Kate Hilliard

Schedule (for those born 2000-1997)

Noon-1:15: Contemporary Technique with Kate Hilliard

1:15-2pm: Conditioning with Michelle Debrouwer

2:15-3:30pm: Ballet with Michelle Debrouwer

3:30-6pm: Repertoire with Kate Hilliard

Teacher Biographies

Kate HilliardKate Hilliard is a Toronto based dance artist with a practice in creation, performance and teaching. She has worked with Ottawa’s Le Groupe Dance Lab, Montreal’s Fortier Danse-Création, Toronto’s Dancemakers, and Berlin’s Tino Sehgal performing his Kiss at the MoMA in New York City. Her choreography has been presented across Canada and abroad. Deeply committed to art education, Kate is thrilled to work with The Guelph Youth Dance.

Michelle DebrouwerMichelle Debrower was first introduced to formal dance training at the Town Hall of the farming community, Ridgetown, ON. Michelle became a member of the Windsor City Ballet Company and joined the company on both a tour of Italy and Japan. She graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honours B.A. in Dance, cut off her ballet bun and moved to Toronto to continue her dance training at the School of the Toronto Dance Theatre. In the area of modern contemporary dance, Michelle has had the pleasure of working with choreographers Susan Cash, Pamela Grundy, David Earle, Denise Duric, Janet Johnson, Shannon Cooney, Julia Aplin, Learie McNicols, Michael Sean Marye and Serge Bennethan. Company Blonde was the brainchild of Michelle and since its inception in 1999 she has acted as choreographer, dancer and producer.

Michelle is certified teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance and a Pilates instructor. Michelle is an enthusiastic dance educator teaching in various Schools as well as running her own dance school – Swansea School of Dance – in the west end of Toronto.