If you are still looking to get moving this summer, don’t miss out on the opportunities listed below happening in July and August. Calling all beginning- advanced tappers,  kids who are looking for creative ways to integrate mindful movement and creativity into their day, and intermediate-advanced dancers who want to stay strong while waiting for the fall session of classes to start. We have something for you!

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Stay Strong Summer 2021

During this flexible session, classes are offered twice weekly for three weeks leading up to the fall session and Nutcracker auditions. Dancers can register for just the classes they plan to attend at the low rate $9 per hour.

Week One (July 26-30)

Monday, July 26

Ballet IV-VII  3-5 pm, Jessica Dienger

Fosse Jazz Technique  5:15-6:30 pm, Jessica Dienger

Wednesday, July 28

Ballet IV-VII  3-5 pm, Rachael Ryan

Pointe Technique and Conditioning  5:15-6:15 pm, Rachael Ryan

Week Two (August 2-6)

Monday, August 2

Ballet IV-VII (Pointe Barre, Flat Center)   3-5 pm, Jessica Dienger

Int/Adv Contemporary Dance   5:15-6:30 pm, Becca Braun

Wednesday, August 4

Ballet IV-VII (Flat Barre, Pointe Center)   3-5 pm, Jessica Dienger

Cardio Warm Up and Int/Adv Hip Hop   5:15-6:30 pm, Becca Braun

Week Three (August 9-13)

Monday, August 9

Ballet IV-VII  3-5 pm, Jessica Dienger

Modern Contemporary Dance Technique  5:15-6:30 pm, Jessica Dienger

Wednesday, August 11

Ballet IV-VII  3-5 pm, Rachael Ryan

Pointe Technique and Conditioning  5:15-6:15 pm, Rachael Ryan

Mindful Moves and Artful Journaling Camp

Kids will love this camp that infuses creative journaling, movement, yoga, and mindfulness. Campers will explore their senses as they create, listen to music, build their sensory awareness, while they enjoy the sunshine during this outdoor program. Parents will also breathe a little easier knowing that their kids are learning new tricks to regulate their emotions, build positive self-image and ways to explore with new art materials. Campers will be required to follow MCA’s COVID Code of Conduct.

Day/ Dates: Monday-Friday, Aug. 2-6

Time: 9am-12pm

Ages: 6-12 years (separated in groups)

Instructors: Megan Peterson & Brianna Haupt

Location: Outside Valencia Arts Center (moved inside if inclement weather)

Fee: $129*

* Campers will need to bring a mask, towel or yoga mat, water bottle, and snack daily. 

Tap Camp

Join us for an exciting week of rhythm!  TAP CAMP will include classes in tap technique, repertory, improvisation, body percussion, music theory, and concepts for the tap dancer, tap history, and tap in films. TAP CAMP will hold new challenges for beginning, intermediate, and advanced tappers. An informal demonstration for family and friends will be held on Friday. Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, come on dancers, it's TAP CAMP time! Campers (and friends and family on the last day) will be required to follow MCA's COVID Code of Conduct.

Dates: August 9-13, 2021  M-F

Time & Ages: Tap for Kids and Tap I: 10-Noon p.m. (ages 6+, no experience- two years experience)

Tap II-V: 9-12 p.m. (Intermediate & advanced Tap Dancers ages 11+ or MCA Tap levels II-V. Tappers will participate in a placement class on day one.)

Fee: Tap for Kids and Tap I: $99 

Tap II-V: $149 

*Dancers should bring a mask, water bottle, and snack each day.

**Please don't let the lack of tap shoes be a barrier, we have a tap shoes that can be borrowed in most sizes, just contact our office at mca@smumn.edu.