Six One-Week Sessions. Varying themes/lessons each week!
Week 1: June 1-5
Week 3: June 15-19
Week 2: June 8-12
Week 5: June 29-July 3
Week 4: June 22-26
Week 6: July 6-10
Auditorium, Classroom, Playground
9A.M. - 3.PM
(Extended care available
8am - 6pm) @$7/hr due last day
Recommended for 5-12
Full class collaboration and smaller group activities to challenge campers from beginner to advanced movements.
- Student showcase each Friday
- Creative drama and improvisation
- Lots of outdoor playtime at our beautiful and
safe Montclair school campus
- Small camp size (15-20 campers), nourishing attention to every kid
- Multiple professional educators
- Always something new to learn and improve upon no matter age.
- Sibling and multi-week discounts
- Great for beginners as well as more
experienced performers and athletes
- High energy fun with down time in a
- Storytelling last half hour of each day
- Student diversity
- Uplifting energy through dane, music, sports and art making.
20-30 minute student showcase every Friday at 3:30pm!
Dance & Capoeira
- Freestyle games
- Partner & small group activities
- Dance battles
- Tumbling on padded mats
Drumming & Beat Making
- Beat making with drum machine and live recordings (samples) that campers create and dance to.
- Writing poetry/raps for beats
Arts & Crafts
- Instrument Making
- Costume & Prop Making
- Percussive instruments
- Individual toys
- Two 15-20 minute breaks
- 1-hour lunch break
- Soccer, basketball, frisbee, jungle gym, hoola hoops, jumprope
Movement & Music
Campers learn many ways to move their bodies. Lessons include hip hop and break dance moves, Afro-Brazilian, contemporary-ballet, capoeira martial arts. Students play a variety of instruments learning various rhythms, while also learning about beat-making, sampling their voices and environments to create original music. We will collectively design a new beat each week!
Arts & Crafts
Create visual art and craft projects from a variety of materials including recycled items, markers, paint, strings, beads and more! Students will create their own decorated drums and costumes such as bracelets and headpieces.
Curriculum & Philosophy
Our goal is to offer children a fun and inspiring experience through movement, music and visual arts in ways that engage them as creative and critical thinkers, movers, listeners, musicians and artists of all kinds.
This year we are offering 6 one-week sessions combining dance lessons, movement improvisation, non-competitive games, friendly competition dance battles, choreography, fitness exercises and stretches, beat making and arts & crafts projects.
Individual expression is encouraged and collaboration cultivated. Campers at any dance, music or artistic level will evolve through visual, auditory and kinesthetic activities. By combing art mediums, students balance their energy throughout the day between active movement, playing music, art making and free play time. Lessons are presented to nurture kids innate creativity and teach values of respect, originality and authentic self-expression, giving them tools to confidently communicate non-verbally, think critically and solve problems imaginatively.
Hip hop is the cultural lens and movement practice through which kids explore the relationship between movement and sound. Students learn about the history of hip hop from the 1970’s to present day encompassing music, dances and social movements that evolved into a global community.
Campers learn about the fundamentals of several styles including breakdancing and litefeet from New York, TURF dancing from the Bay Area, Jookin' from Memphis, TN and more - giving historical context for moves popular amongst the youth today.
Students practice foundational movements and patterns including body isolations, footwork, coordination, power, balance, strength & flexibility. They learn also about rhythm, rhyme, melody, cadence etc. They'll improve auditory and visual focus enabling them to be more aware, conscious and reflective.
Students are encouraged to implement other movement practices too, including ballet, jazz, gymnastics, sports, martial arts, etc. all of which Andre is well versed in. They won't be simply learning dance moves, but engaging in the creative process to rethink and feel those moves in ways unique to each student. The skills developed through visual, musical and movement arts helps children explore their creativity by making cool things out of ordinary materials, and by building the confidence needed to problem solve and find appreciation in anything.
"Art encourages children to think, developing skills and confidence as they go."
- MaryAnn F. Kohl & Barbara Zabarouwski
We believe in encouraging students to explore limits and take chances, by using the world around them to create stories, while building spacial awareness through kinesthetic activities.
Curating the polymath in childhood curiosity and imagination