Howard County Recreation & Parks offers dance programs and, camps for all ages. Regardless of your experience, we offer programs and camps for beginner, intermediate and advanced level dancers. Dance styles range from Ballet; Jazz; Tap; Creative Movement; Hip-Hop; Ballroom; International; Line Dance and Swing. We offer programs during the daytime, after-school, evening, and on weekends. Camps run on a weekly basis, half-day and full-day options available.



Check back soon for descriptions of our 2019 camps. 


To register call 410-313-7275 or Register Online.


Check back soon for fall programs.


To register call 410-313-7275 or Register Online.


Check back soon for fall programs.


Tween & Teens

To register call 410-313-7275 or Register Online.


Check back soon for fall programs.


To register call 410-313-7275 or Register Online.

For more info: Karen Ehler, Recreation Coordinator: 410-313-4635 or KEhler@howardcountymd.gov

Full listing of current Adult Programs (18 yrs +): https://www.howardcountymd.gov/adultprograms 

Encore (55+)

For more information, please contact Ruth Coleman at rucoleman@howardcountymd.gov or (410) 313-7311.

Senior Tap Classics- Ever dream of dancing like Ginger Rogers or Fred Astaire? It's never too late to start! This beginning-level tap class progresses slowly and is designed for adults. Wear comfortable clothing, grab some tap shoes and join us!

Inclusion Services

Howard County Recreation and Parks strives to make programs available to all individuals with disabilities and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Inclusion Services provides a variety of supports to individuals with disabilities who choose to participate in any recreation program or class offered by the department. Inclusion accommodations may include financial assistance, accessibility, companions, additional training, medical, and interpretive services for the deaf or hearing impaired.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to register for general recreation programs of their choice. Howard County Recreation and Parks Department has developed an inclusion process to better accommodate citizens with disabilities. To ensure that we meet your program needs, please call 410-313-4628 or 410-313-4708 at least two weeks before the program begins.

The Inclusion Process:
Look through the brochure and find a class or program you like.
Register for the program. Let us know what you need to participate on the registration form or when you call to the person taking the registration.
Examples may include effective communication for the deaf or hearing impaired, improved signage, activity modification, additional staff training, companions, accessible equipment and facility features, and/or individualized planning for program or class participation. 
Therapeutic Recreation Staff will contact you to discuss strategies for inclusion and to offer an opportunity to share additional accommodation information. You will be asked to complete this confidential survey to help us better serve you.
Each request is assessed on an individual case by case basis. Additional information may be needed to address the request.
Modifications or accommodations will be made as needed.

Companion Services are not guaranteed.

Come live, learn, and choose your fun!

Contact Us

To register call 410-313-7275 or Register Online.


Preschool: Cindy Ochs, Recreation Supervisor: 410-313-4681 / cochs@howardcountymd.gov


Youth: Adam Wienckowski, Manager: 410-313-4714 /awienckowski@howardcountymd.gov or 

Scott Corning, Coordinator: 410-313-4622 / SCorning@howardcountymd.gov


Tween & Teen: Holly Harden, Recreation Manager: 410-313-4625 / hharden@howardcountymd.gov


Adult: Karen Ehler, Recreation Supervisor: 410-313-4635 / kehler@howardcountymd.gov


Camps: Melissa Calleri, Recreation Supervisor: 410-313-4721 /mcalleri@howardcountymd.gov


Financial Assistance is available by application on an individual basis. Please call 410-313-4659 for details.