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Summer camps now open for registration
Justin Sears-Watson, artistic director of Phoenix Rising Dance Company, is leading two new dance camps this summer at the Center. (photo by Litzfilm)
CARMEL, Ind. – Registration is now open for this year’s youth summer camps at the Center for the Performing Arts, with topics that range from music fundamentals for preschoolers to street-savvy dance moves for teens.
For information and registration, visit TheCenterPresents.org/Camps2020, call (317) 843-3800 or email Outreach@TheCenterPresents.org.
The offerings include:
Jungle Jams Music Camp
June 8-12, 9-11:30 a.m. daily
Recommended for ages 5-7 Jungle Jams is a creative summer camp experience that teaches children about rhythm and groove through activities with drums, percussion, guitars, ukuleles and movement props. During the week, campers will make and bring home three different musical instruments. Family and friends are invited to join the Community Drum Circle Celebration on the final day. No musical experience is necessary.
Anyone Can Dance day camp
July 20-24, 9 a.m.-noon daily
Recommended for ages 5-8
Inspired by the children’s book Giraffes Can’t Dance, this immersive class experience helps kids build character and confidence, embrace individual differences and find their own voices through dance. Led by Justin Sears-Watson, artistic director of Phoenix Rising Dance Company, the camp culminates in a closing performance for family and friends.
Hip-Hop Dance Camp
July 27-31, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. daily
Recommended for ages 6-18. Participants will be grouped by age and skill level.
Students will gain a broader cultural perspective by exploring freestyle dance, party dances, popping, breakdancing and other styles arising from the hip-hop movement since its origins in 1970s New York City. Led by Justin Sears-Watson, artistic director of Phoenix Rising Dance Company, the camp culminates in a closing performance for family and friends.