Summer Camp Spotlight: The Dance Foundation

It’s time to start thinking about Summer Camp options for your kiddos and The Dance Foundation has lots of options for all ages! Registration is going on now, so make sure to get in before those spots fill up!

The Dance Foundation Summer Camps

Classes will not meet July 1-8
Students must be class age by June 1, 2018.
Classes through first grade are accompanied by live music.
All classes have two-way mirrors for parent observation.
Moving Together  [12-24 month olds with a grown up]  |  $145

This class is especially for toddlers and their favorite grown up.  Share this interactive movement and music class designed to enhance your child’s motor abilities and social skills, led by a creative team of dancer and musician.
Wed 10:10-10:55

Movement to Music  [2-4 year olds]  |  $145

Movement to Music classes are an active and engaging introduction to dance for preschool age students. Live music, stories, songs and fun props help children move creatively, develop confidence, and build skills – coordination, concentration, rhythm, and more. Choose one session:

2 year olds:
Wed 11:05-11:50
Sat 9:15-10:00

2 1/2 year olds:
Mon 11:05-11:50
Tues 10:10-10:55
Sat 10:10-10:55

3 year olds:
Mon  10:10-10:55
Tues 11:05-11:50
Thurs 10:10-10:55
Thurs 11:05-11:50
Sat 9:15-10:00
Sat 11:05-11:50

4 year olds:
Wed 1:30-2:15
Sat 10:10-10:55

GET Moving!  Dance for Children with Special Needs [4-18 year olds]  |  $75  [Discounted tuition possible by support from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.]

This class provides a creative environment for having fun, improving gross motor skills, building strength and coordination, and working together with friends.  It’s great for children with Down Syndrome, Autism or other developmental delays.
4-10 yr olds – Thurs 1:30-2:15
11-18 yr olds – Thurs 2:30-3:15

Ballet  [entering Kindergarten or First Grade]  |  $145

Students gain an understanding of proper posture and alignment while practicing basic ballet and gross motor skills that develop imagination, poise and grace.
Choose one session:
Wed  2:30-3:15
Sat 11:05-11:50

Ballet  [entering 5th grade and up]  |  $145

This class will focus on strengthening barre work, center combinations and traveling steps.
Group A [entering 5th grade and up, just completed at least two years of Ballet]  Mon  4:30-5:45
Group B  [entering 8th grade and up, just completed at least three years of Ballet]  Mon 5:50-7:20

Adult Contemporary Dance  |  Drop-in $15/class

Four weeks of inspired dancing with guest teaching artists in a variety of contemporary dance styles.
June 4, 11, 18, 25
Mon 6:00-7:30

To Register for Summer Camps, Click HERE

The Dance Foundation Summer Day Camps

All camps are led by caring, enthusiastic professional staff in our studios in Downtown Homewood.
Early drop-off, at 8AM, is available for Dance Explorations and Theatre Explorations camps.
All campers should bring a lunch each day. Snacks provided for full-day campers.
All campers receive a T-shirt.

Once Upon a Fairytale

Daily adventures from classic fairytales are inspired with a trunk filled with costumes and creative artifacts.  Each day, campers dance, create art, and explore the day’s fairytale.  4K Camp fairytales include Cinderella, The Girl Who Wore Too Much, The Snow Queen.  5K Camp fairytales include Sleeping Beauty, Living Quan-Yin, Robin Hood, Twelve Dancing Princesses, Peter and the Wolf.

entering 4 K  | Tu-Th 9am-1pm  |  $135/session  |  Choose one or more sessions:  June 12-14  |  June 19-21  |  June 26-28  |  July 17-19

entering 5 K  |  M-F 9am-1pm  |  $180/session  |  Choose one or more sessions:  June 4-8  |  June 11-15  |  June 18-22  |  July 9-13

Adventures in Enchanted Lands

Use your imagination and create a mermaid story, let your hair down and dance with the trolls, and design your own unicorn horn.  Each day is an adventure with magical creatures and creativity. Campers explore the theme each day through dance, art, and drama classes.

entering 1st – 3rd graders  |  M-F 9am-1pm  |  $180  |  June 18-22

Once Upon a Ballet

The perfect camp for your budding ballerina!  Campers will discover the familiar folktales of ballet and learn classical dance steps and gestures of famous characters.  Make costume pieces, explore the use of props, and dance along with the traditional music of Giselle, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Rodeo and Coppelia!

entering 1st – 3rd graders |  M-F 9am-1pm  |  $180  |  June 11-15

Dance Explorations

Explore the art of dance through technique in a variety of styles as well as lessons in dance history, sewing, music, and hair and makeup for the stage.  Daily classes include Ballet, Modern Dance, and Choreography.  The week ends with an informal showing for family and friends.

entering 3rd – 6th graders  |  M-F 9am-4pm   |  $245  |  June 25-29

Theatre Explorations

Campers will use their imagination and creative skills to invent a whole new world with the elements of theatre. Theatre games, technique, and character work offer a creative week of building communication skills, teamwork and confidence.  The week ends with an informal showing for family and friends.

entering 3rd – 6th graders  |  M-F 9am-4pm  |  $245  |  June 25-29

To Register for Summer Day Camps, Click HERE

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