TEEN DANCE CAMP INTENSIVE
AUGUST 16-20, 2021
MONDAY THRU FRIDAY from 10AM TO 1PM
33 HAWLEY ST, NORTHAMPTON, MA
sliding scale $200-$400
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Unique in the Pioneer Valley, this program offers training in contemporary dance forms such as Modern, Improvisation, Contemporary Ballet, Hip Hop, African Diaspora forms, Composition and Dance Production. SCDT's summer dance camp is a good fit for you if you love to dance, move, create, and perform in a non-traditional and non-competitive environment.
SCDT accommodates young artists at a range of levels, where creativity, curiosity and enthusiasm is central, and company members become articulate, dynamic and skilled performers and directors. SCDT's Dance Camp Intensive aims to cultivate personal artistic growth, while striving for excellence in the arts. Teen artists are offered opportunities in diverse styles of dance and performance art that challenge their abilities, while inviting their own creative process to emerge. It is our commitment to recognize that each young artist brings their own unique artistic integrity to the company. Each artist not only feels valued, but is valued.
This intensive will be IN PERSON in the Workroom at 33 Hawley St in Northampton, MA. Please wear clothes that are comfortable to move in, we recommend layers including long sleeve shirts and long pants in case we are rolling on the floor. Sneakers are recommended, though the dancers will be primarily barefoot.
Please bring water, snacks, and just in case, a mask.
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Contemporary Modern- with Kate Martel and Jen Polins
This morning technique class is a highly physical class working towards a grounded and direct approach to movement, infused with somatic principles and experiential improvisations. We will focus on the volume and weight inside the body and its relationship to the floor, bring awareness to the feet, spine, and pelvic floor, encourage the feeling of release in the limbs, and articulate falling and suspending off-center. Class work explores sensation, instinct, and the inherent musical phrasing inside the body. *Showing of work on FRIDAY AUGUST 25 at 1 PM!
Composition and Dance Making with Kate Martel and Jen Polins
Let's make dances with bodies and objects and our imaginations!! During these sessions, we will learn basic composition skills and use sound and props both as duet partners and as source material. We will study relationship, emotion, texture, weight, permeability, and more as we create short dances together. *Showing of work on FRIDAY AUGUST 25 at 1 PM!
Contemporary Ballet with Kate Martel and Jen Polins
This is your hour to breathe, sweat, and dance! The class combines experiential and somatic explorations with the traditional ballet barre format set to pop tunes. Open to all levels who want to train together in a supportive environment. This class is for anyone who loves ballet, especially the people whom ballet has left out. Reimagine the standard components of a ballet class and prioritize joy, generosity, play, curiosity, and virtuosity.
Hip Hop with Taionna Pope
This class will be focused on memory of choreography, bringing power to the moves, and individual style. Even though we are on screens, we'll be implementing activities to bring us together as a class. We will be working on a new song every two weeks! So bring your sneakers, some water, and your energy for this 1 hour class of hip hop!
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