WSPA Teen Intermediate Dance Intensive August 6-17
9-12 yrs M-F 9am-4pm
Previous dance or movement experience required . Call 206-935-3777 for a placement questions and private placement session.
Instructors; Christine Juarez, Director of WSPA, ( Dance) , and Guest Faculty
Camp Description: The Pre- Teen Advanced Dance intensive is total immersion in dance for two weeks concentrating on building technical skills and artistry. Our goal is to push the dancer past their current level and give them a boost up as the enter back into their fall classes. A strong focus on Classical Ballet ( Vaganova/Russian School) and Pre- Pointe or Pointe work will start the day. We understand the value of dancers being strong actors onstage and a theater experience focusing on building characterization will be included. Modern, Jazz and Hip Hop training have become the standard for all dancers and will be a strong part of the week. Thursday "Specialty Workshops" in turning and jumping will be offered as well as lectures in Anatomy, Dance Vocabulary, and Historical Figures in Dance. The day will culminate with a choreography class. Exposing the dancer to historical and new choreography. The last day, August 18th families will be invited to observe an informal culmination of classwork. Time TBD.
Sample Daily Schedule:
9:00-10:30 Ballet/ Pre- Pointe Intermediate
10:30-10:45 Break- Juice and fruit provided
10:45- 11:45 Contemporary Dance Techniques ( Modern, Lyrical)
11:45-12:15 Lunch ( Campers Bring Lunch)
12:15-1:30 Musical Theater MWF/ Acting T/TH
1:30-2:30 Hip Hop MWF/ Modern Partnering or alternate Conditioning T/Th
2:30-3:00 Lecture: History of Dance/Dance Anatomy/ Dance Vocab/ Dance Careers/ Famous Dancers/ The Future of Dance
Thursdays Specialty workshops in Turning and Jumping (2:15- 3:15)