This girls-only camp is designed for novice dancers ages 6 through 13. In an uplifting environment led by an all-female teaching staff, the camp uses dance as an artistic medium for reinforcing positive images of women. Emphasizing the principles of ballet and modern dance, the camp includes a dance- making component that reinforces self-respect and self- confidence while awakening one’s creative potential. Also included are insightful and humorous workshops with guest mentors, all of whom are accomplished women in the arts. Each week ends with an in-studio presentation for family and friends.
Please call (407) 695-8366 should you need assistance with camp selections and to schedule a trial class.
June 19 – June 30 (Monday-Friday)
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. • Ballet Principles
Proper body placement, flexibility, balance, alignment, strength and technique are achieved through barre and center floor work. Students will also expand their knowledge of ballet terminology and develop an appreciation for the history of ballet. A daily reflection that emphasizes the strength, power and wisdom of women is included.
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. • Modern
This class provides instruction in the fundamental mechanics and techniques of great female innovators of modern dance, including, Martha Graham, Isadora Duncan and Katherine Dunham. Emphasis is placed on the application and history of modern dance techniques, performance skills, musicality and spatial relationships. Dancers also practice fearlessness and intuitive choice-making.
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. • Lunch
1:15 – 2:45 p.m. • Creative Storytelling & Dance-Making
With support from talented guest mentors—all of whom are accomplished women in the arts—students are introduced to the principles of creative storytelling while witnessing firsthand the influence of women in the arts. Students will also practice connecting personal stories and emotional intentions to self-developed choreography that highlights self-respect, confidence and intuitive choice-making. Participants will walk-away with a piece of choreography that articulates an aspect of their personal history.
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. • Improvisation and Performance Quality
Spontaneous movement exercises challenge students to expand their personal dance vocabulary while enhancing confidence and performance quality. Students also use this time to practice collaboration and critical thinking as they integrate concepts and skills learned during the day into a final showcase, to be presented at the end of the camp week.
Final Showcases: 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 23 and June 30
Early Drop Off/Late Pick Up
7:30 a.m. Early drop-off (optional)
6:00 p.m. Late pick-up (optional)
Not included in tuition are early drop-off/late pick-up fees of $5 per hour. Payment for this service can be made on the first day of the program. Please indicate your need for early drop-off/late pick-up on the Registration Forms. A $1.00 per minute late fee will be charged when picking up beyond 6:00 p.m.
How to Register
1. The program is open to girls ages 6 to 13 with little or no experience in dance. Students may attend one, two or all camp weeks and may register at any time during the program.
2. If you are a new student who has not yet attended class at the School, you may schedule one (1) free trial week (excluding voice and music lessons). Please call (407) 695-8366 should you need assistance.
3. Please read the Policies and Procedures thoroughly and contact a School Adviser with any questions by calling (407) 695-8366 or emailing email@example.com.
4. Fully complete the enclosed Program enrollment forms on pages 8-10 of the Handbook and return with the non-refundable tuition and registration fees to the lobby service desk (Mon-Fri, noon-8pm; Sat 10am-1pm) or mail to:
The Center for Contemporary Dance 3580 Aloma Avenue #7
Winter Park, FL 32792
5. Please refer to the Program Schedule on page 2 of the Handbook for program dates and class times.
Call (407) 695-8366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the Program.