Dance Camp for Every Type of Dancer

My girls have been dancing at RPAC (Ridgewood Performing Arts) for years. Yep, that’s her in the middle. The smile says it all! Although my daughters are at difference stages in dance: my older daughter is passionate about dance. She’s very focused and dedicated to it. My younger daughter is a free spirit; she likes to leap and laugh and just wants to have fun. Both of them have found a place for themselves at RPAC. When they arrive home on dance days, they are energized joyful. RPAC has built up their confidence in their abilities, in their bodies and in who they are.

Here’s your chance to give RPAC a shot in case you haven’t already–or–to keep you on your toes (literally) during the summer. RPAC offers a wonderful variety of classes that are 3-5 days long for all ages.While my daughter might not want to participate year round in all styles of dance, the summer is the chance dip their toes into something new.

Princess Camp
Little ones ages who are 3 years old by September 30, 2017, can be Princess for a Day…or 3.
Dance, dress-up, movie clips, arts and crafts and more! 3 day sessions are $150 if you register by May 15. 5 and 6 yr old dancers can extend their day, have lunch and then add on Dance Explosion Camp.

Dance Explosion Camp
Dancers who are 5 -8 years old have a chance to experience several styles of dance in this camp. And they’ll be dancing to songs THEY KNOW–from Kidz Bop, Disney, and Nickelodeon. Not only do they do exercises to increase their coordination, spatial awareness, and flexibility, their day is sprinkled with art projects, games and movie clips. Register by May 15 and sessions are $260

Junior Dance Intensive
If you’re looking for a camp that’s a little more intense for your 5-8 year old, RPAC offers 4-day Junior Intensive camps where dancers can experience everything from ballet and jazz to hip hop. They’ll learn about dance history, costume/ headpiece design, and even explore choreography. Register by May 15 and sessions are $260

Dance Intensive
For older dancers 9 yr and up the 4 and 5-day, Dance Intensive let’s them explore more deeply the fundamentals of ballet, pilates, contemporary, jazz, fusion, hip hop, broadway jazz, (tap, pointe, partnering for select dancers) for this longer 5.5 hour/day session. My daughter loves these camps to keep her literally on her toes between spring and fall sessions. Campers in this camp can also learn choreography for our Holiday show and will be excused from auditions in September should they choose to perform. Sessions start at $320.

Ridgewood Performing Arts, 215 Chestnut, Ridgewood NJ.

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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