Collaborator’s Edition

DateS: September 6-8, 2019

Location: Camp Kupugani (6644 W White Eagle Rd, Leaf River, IL 61047)

2.5 hours from Milwaukee, WI & 2.5 hours from Chicago, IL (Carpools available)

After registering, please pay via our online store


Kindred Dance Camp takes place at a real campground with fellow kindred spirits. Escape from distractions. Breathe fresh air. Improve your artistry. Work on you inner & outer self.

Our mission is to bring dancers closer to nature, each other & their goals. We believe that we’re all kindred spirits, & having a strong sense of community can brighten futures & encourage humans to be better humans.

What to expect in 2019

How can we be better leaders, members, friends & impactful creators?

We believe it starts with collaboration, active listening & real connections.

This September, we’re going “full Kindred.” Still expect the same boundary pushing adventure through our camptivities & dance training, but with a new spin that will give you real tools to build communication skills & your own self-confidence. You will:

  • Explore new movement

  • Define your purpose as an artist

  • Step outside your comfort zone in an outdoor setting

  • Create a piece of original choreography alone & collaboratively

  • Discover tools to achieve your personal objectives & dance ambitions


Registration starts at $175

NEW THIS YEAR: Payment plans spread out over six months! Click here for more info.

kdc is all-inclusive at a value of over $600!

We work hard to keep costs low for our campers. Our staff is made up of volunteers committed to providing a one-of-a-kind experience accessible to all income levels. Your registration includes:

  • (6) fully catered meals | $75 value

  • (10+) hours of urban dance training | $200 value

  • (5+) hours of non-traditional dance workshops & sessions |$100 value

  • (2) nights lodging in 10-person heated cabins with bunk beds | $50 value

  • (10+) hours of activities including archery, canoeing & hiking | $200 value


Who can come to camp

  • Open to intermediate to advanced dancers

  • Accepting ages 16+ (under 18 with parental/guardian consent)

  • Experience in urban choreography strongly recommended

  • It is the policy of Kindred to ensure equal opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


How do we spend our time at camp

(2019 schedule to come)

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Leaving inspired and happier than before!
— Justin Algee, June 2018 Creator's Edition
Thank you Kindred! I have never been to camp before and this has been life changing! I’ve also never experienced urban movement in such a well-rounded mental, physical, emotional and spiritual way, all while bonding and making these amazing connections! LOVE LOVE LOVE
— Jacob Buerger, June 2018 Creator's Edition
Thank you for an amazing opportunity to get out from the city and to enjoy the weekend with friends and nature :) I’m grateful to be a part of a special place surrounded by talented people. Adventure, fun, and peace were the theme this weekend for me. This will be forever in my memories.
— Eliazar Jr. Mena, June 2018 Creator's Edition