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Creative Dance Arts Workshops 2017

If you love to dance and create art then this is the program for you.

Creative Dance Arts invites you to explore dance, music, drama, art, and more. And, each workshop is designed with different themes so you can attend year after year for lots of creative fun.

The summer program combines different age groups which allows for students of all ages to learn from one another. This also fosters confidence in younger students who benefit from watching and imitating the older students, and encourages leadership in older students. In addition to combined age group activities in which all the students work together, dancers have the opportunity to work in smaller groups according to their age level.

Workshops are offered for children of all levels of experience. Join in the fun and discover the magic!

The creative arts help students to:

  • gain confidence and a positive self-esteem
  • learn problem solving skills
  • make discoveries about themselves, their friends, and the world around them
  • learn cooperation by working together as a group
  • learn to respect each other’s unique style
  • learn spontaneity, leadership, and self-control
  • develop creativity
  • gain physical strength, flexibility, and stamina
  • develop good posture, balance, and coordination through dance exercises and yoga postures

Workshop Descriptions

Creative Dance, Art, and Yoga (Ages 4-10)
July 17-July 21 (M-F), 1:15pm-4:15pm
Stow, MA
$180/5 days

The day begins with a creative dance class where children express themselves through movement. Students explore dancing to a variety of music and dance styles while developing age-appropriate skills and learning ballet and modern dance vocabulary. Dance class is followed by an art project integrating art and movement concepts. Each day will encompass a different theme. A special activity will follow, which may include drama and theatre games, dance history, yoga games, sing alongs, story time, music for dancers, outdoor play, or costume designing. Our program concludes with yoga and relaxation.

An Afternoon of Dance
Teddy Bearsí Picnic (Ages 4-7)
Tuesday, August 1, 1:15-4:15pm
Pepperell, MA

In this special three-hour workshop, dancers will have fun with teddy bears. We will dance and do yoga with our special friends, enjoy a snack together, make Teddy Bear tís, and create teddy bear themed arts and crafts. Dancers may bring their favorite teddy bear (or stuffed animal) to the workshop if they would like. However, it is not necessary to bring a teddy bear to join in the fun.

Dazzling 70ís (Ages 7-13)
Tuesday, August 8, 1:15-4:15pm
Pepperell, MA

In this special three-hour workshop, dancers will travel through time and place, inspired by the story of one of our favorite dolls from the USA. We will travel to California in the 1970ís. Think disco lights, peace signs, tie dying, and flower power. Dancers may bring their favorite doll to the workshop if they would like. However, it is not necessary to own a doll to join in the fun.

Create Your Own Summer Dance Program

So, you would like to attend dance this summer, but the other week doesn't fit in your schedule, or perhaps that program is full already, or you wish for a unique program that is designed especially for you...well, create your own!!! Gather a group of 8 or more students and create your own summer dance program to be held in Stow, Pepperell, or Harvard, MA. Pick an age group, when you would like to meet and a theme of your choosing. Whether a week long program, a one day workshop, or a class that meets once a week for a four week session, we can create a schedule that works for you. And the possibilities of themes are endless. Maybe you wish to learn more about dance history, or stories of the great ballets, a dance arts program for pre-school age children, an American Girl Doll theme, a performing dance workshop in which at the end of the week you put on a show for the community, summer fun themes, yoga for kids, or a workshop exploring the various styles of dance including modern, ballet, jazz, tap, and world dance. I am happy to work with you to create a program that meets your needs. Please contact me for details.

2017 Summer Dance Programs


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