Ballet & Modern Dance for ages 8-10 and 11-14
The Ballet portion of this camp will include daily barre, center, stretching, adagio and allegro work. Class will focus on both a physical and intellectual understanding of how and why each movement should be executed. Strength, flexibility, balance, poise and musicality will be developed along with an understanding of the principles of Ballet technique. The Modern Dance portion will include a warm-up to build strength, stimulate core connections and body awareness, followed by phrase work focusing on directional and weight changes, rhythm and Laban Fundamentals (i.e. time, space, effort, etc.) Each day will finish with some great, innovative choreography to keep students’ minds and body in tip-top shape. Students will become more self-confident in their ability to create and more comfortable collaborating and expressing ideas – key leadership skills. Students will experience an overall sense of fluidity, strength and confidence in their everyday movement. They will expand their movement vocabulary, sweat, laugh and have fun! On the last day of camp, parents are invited for the last half hour for a presentation showing what the students have learned.
Attire for girls is leotard and tights or a snug top and leggings, ballet slippers for Ballet and bare feet for Modern. Boys wear T-shirt, tights, dance pants or shorts. Ballet slippers for Ballet and bare feet for Modern. Feel free to check our swap box to see if there are any ballet slippers that fit.