My feeling is that kids learn technique best in the service of their own creativity. Kids integrate technique into their own dances. It’s motivating —Lydia Johnson, quoted in South Orange Patch
Dance Camp For Kids and Teens 2013
July 8 – 26, 2013
Three weeks, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Burgdorff Center, 10 Durand Road, Maplewood
Best for Summer following Grades 1-10, the camp covers
Dance Technique (contemporary and ballet), Choreography Workshop, Dance History and Survey of Contemporary Dance with
Guest Artists teaching Jazz and Hip Hop.
Read what South Orange Patch has to say about the LJD Summer Camp. More here and here.
Staffed by professional dancers from
Lydia Johnson Dance.
Explore Dance in depth this summer with professional dancers from New York! Under the direction of Choreographer
Lydia Johnson, LJ Dance company members will lead small groups through a varied day of creative dance! Our schedule will include:
- Daily Dance Technique Classes Contemporary and Ballet Students will work at their own level to expand their ability to use these basic dance techniques. The classes will allow each child to develop at their own pace.
- Choreography Workshop This class will encourage kids to explore the unique process of developing dance phrases and thinking compositionally. The focus will be on dynamics, musicality, elements of design and spacing, use of levels and gesture, and stage design. The workshop will culminate in an opportunity for children to perform the phrases developed.
- Dance History and Contemporary Survey Taught through viewing and discussing a wide range of dance videos both current and historic, the class will give young students a broader sense of the amazing range of dance styles and choreography. The workshop will be used as a springboard for projects in the Choreography Workshop.
- Special Events Throughout our three weeks together dancers from the company will perform as guest artists, demonstrating partnering, phrasing and performing excerpts from LJD’s repertory. Our dancers all have extensive teaching experience love to work with kids!
Attend one, two or all three weeks.
- First Child Attending:
$910 total fee by PayPal for July 8-26
- 2nd Sibling Attending
$860 total fee by PayPal July 8-26
July 8-19 or July 15-26
$610 for first child total fee by Paypal.
July 8-12, July 15-19 and July 22-26
$310 per child total fee Paypal.
Enrollment is limited. Bring a bag lunch! (though watch for our special Pizza Day, to be announced!) Wear comfortable, non-baggy clothes or warm-up/dance wear. Ballet or jazz shoes are required as the stage floor is imperfect. Bring water bottles and a small spritzer if it's very hot.