DANCEArts SUMMER CAMP 2017
(Please note: You must create a Mindbody account to register. Once you have registered YOUR CHILD, Go to ENROLL store to purchase.)
A summer camp as well rounded as our world, Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center’s DanceArts Camps engage kids who have a passion for creativity. Our weeklong camps explore world cultures through dance immersion, art & craft, in depth and age appropriate learning, and lots of FUN!
Children explore the world through the DanceArts and creativity. This year we embark on a journey through Indian Dance with Antara Bhardwaj (Kathak) ,West African dance with Mandjou Kone and baliphone storyteller and musician, Salif Kone and finally to Brazil to explore Capoeira with Papiba Godinho and Afro-Braziilian forms with Dandha de Hora .
Children connect to the places where dance is created and the teaching artists that carry on its tradition. Each week offers extraordinary opportunities to build skills in a dynamic environment, grow artistically with TWDCC artists, and meet new friends.
Register for 1 week, mix & match, or register for all three weeks.
REGISTRATION BEGINS February 25th.
WHO: Ages: 5 – 10yrs
Monday- Friday / 9:00AM -3:00PM
WHEN: 3 WEEKS OF CAMP
JUNE 26TH – JUNE 30TH / INDIA
JULY 17TH-21ST / WEST AFRICA
AUGUST 7TH 11TH / BRAZIL
COST : $300 PER WEEK / ALL 3 WEEKS: BULK DISCOUNT ($720)
REGISTER BEFORE APRIL 1ST AND RECEIVE 10% OFF WEEKLY PRICE ($270)
Camps fill FAST! Early Registration advised!!
Each week of camp explores a country and its culture through dance. Children begin each day with activities and games that encourage group participation and fun, while allowing each child to express themselves and SHINE! Campers spend their first hour each day working on their weekly crafts; From mask making to making beats, students have a hands on experience while exploring a new part of the world.
Dancers then have their first dance class of the day, a Modern dance class taught by professional dancer Micha Scott. These classes teach basic dance technique in a fun, creative, and energetic atmosphere. Lessons include floor and standing warm up, as well as progressions through the dance space. Dancers will have the chance to become movement inventors through the use of structured improvisation, as well as learning set choreography.
Campers then head over to the Ebb and Flow Mosiac park, (adjacent to the Arts Council offices) to roar like lions, chirp like birds, have some lunch, and relax.
By early afternoon, DanceArts camp is visited by our guest teaching artist of the week. The campers have an opportunity to learn from world artists who have spent their lives studying and performing their work. The artists teach students movement, where the dance comes from, how it is danced traditionally, and choreography the students perform at the end of the week for family and friends.
At the end of each week on Friday, campers showcase all that they have learned with a “mini show” for families and friends between 2:30-3 PM. We encourage parents to come out and see what amazing work the campers and artists can accomplish in one week!
*TWDCC’s teaching staff and guest dance artists are professionals who have had many years of teaching experience in Santa Cruz and Bay Area Schools. We take the highest of care when hiring staff and require backround checks, fingerprinting and all camp staff must complete a CPR training course. Our two staff helpers are chosen for their experienced work in the education and childcare field. All staff are adults who understand the care and safety we take very seriously with each child who visits our center.