ABC Center for Performing Arts 2017 Summer Programs
We are excited to announce our summer programs we will be offering this year! There are many reasons why you should dance over the summer. It’s both fun and great exercise, and there are many more benefits as a dancer to continuing your dance education over the summer!
The summer is a great time to try out new dance genres. Summer classes and camp only require a short term commitment and you get a chance to try out a new dance style. Summer classes are typically smaller than usual and you are bound to get more individualized attention. Because classes are smaller, sometimes different ability levels are intermixed. You might not only be challenged by this but you could also make new friends that aren’t typically in your classes. Your instructors pay attention to who takes summer, extra classes, workshops, etc. When they have to choose someone for a role or opportunity, and want a dedicated dancer, these dancers are the first they will look to. An advanced dancer relies on muscle memory to execute more difficult steps. It takes thousands of repetitions to create muscle memory and so much can be lost in a few short weeks of not dancing. No matter what you do over summer break, be sure to squeeze in some dance! You have worked too hard and long to let it all go. Most importantly, dance over the summer because it’s fun!
We will be offering our camps a little differently this year. Rather than squeeze them into a week, we will spread them out throughout the summer. Since some of us will be travelling to Florida to perform at Disney World in early July (So excited!!!!), we will not begin our dance programs until the week of July 17. Please see below for summer program descriptions.
Dynamite Disney! Pre-Dance Camp: This pre-dance camp is for students ages 4-6.
This camp will include ballet, tap, jazz and tumbling, along with the use of props, stories and crafts. Each week will focus on a different Disney theme, such as, Beauty and the Beast, Moana, Cars, and more! There are 2 options for this camp. You can choose 1day a week for 4 weeks or 2 days a week for 4 weeks.
Dynamite Disney Dance Explorers! Camp: This camp is for students ages 7-12.
This camp will include ballet, jazz, theatre and hip-hop, incorporating the use of props, games and crafts. We will use Disney themes such as Beauty and the Beast, Moana, Cars, Gigantic, and more! There are 2 options for this camp. You can choose one day per week for 4 weeks or 2 days per week for 4 weeks.
ABC Intensive Camp Level I: (Company requirement) This camp is for students ages 7-12.
This camp will include ballet, tap, theatre, jazz, conditioning, ball class, and team building.
We will join with Intensive camp II for a special project day! This camp will be 1 day a week for 4 weeks, plus project day, plus another week for choreography.
ABC Intensive Camp Level II: (Company requirement) This camp is for students ages 10-18.
This camp will include pre-pointe, pointe (both by teacher recommendation), ballet ball, conditioning, combinations (jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, etc.), tap, theatre, improvisation, yoga, team building, and more! We will also have a special project day! This camp will be 2 days a week for 4 weeks, plus project day and another week of choreography.
Creative Movement: This class is for ages 2-4.
This class is a wonderful way for children to explore movement through music. With the use of music and various props, we will focus on large motor skills, following basic directions, and encouraging creativity in a fun and caring environment.
Acrobatics: We will offer a beginner class (level I) for ages 6 and up, as well as an intermediate/advanced class (level II) for ages 10 and up.
The classes will include conditioning and work on tricks from basics to more advanced tricks. Each student will work at their individual level.
Solos: We will offer summer solos to those who are signed up for both classes and a solo at ABC for the 2017-18 season.
If you’re interested in a class that you don’t see on our schedule, let us know! We may be able to add more classes if there is interest!