Summer Dance Camps Schedule 2018

Check out our video from 2016!

 DomMini Dance Camp for 5-7 y/o ~ limited to 10 students

June 25 – 29, 9am-12pm (5 days)

$250, 20% discount before March 1st

Description: Half-day camps for children ages 5-7 provide opportunities for exploratory play through dance. Mini-campers dance with props, create obstacle courses, and make dance maps at these exciting, imagination-filled camps. Each week culminates with an informal presentation of student dances for families and friends.

Summer 2018 theme: Dancing Adventurers

In this half-day camp, dancers actively explore the elements of nature through improvisation and exploration of energy and space concepts. Jumping, stomping, and leaping over mountains! Dancing and slashing our way through jungles!

 

Children must have completed TK or kindergarten to participate.

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IMG_9022Luna Kids Dance Camp for 8-11 y/o ~ limited to 12 students

Session 1: July 9 – 13, 9am-3:30pm 
Session 2: July 16 - 20, 9am-3:30pm

$365, 20% discount before March 1st
10% discount if registering for both sessions

Interested in aftercare until 4:30pm for $20/day? Email anakagawa@lunadanceinstitute.org.

Description: Campers will choreograph their own performances and develop movement skills in a creative and collaborative context. Nature walks, prop & costume play, and improvisation games provide inspiration for their solo, duet & group dances.

Summer 2018 theme: Exploring Africa through Dance (week 1)

What type of dance is done in Peru? Ghana and Guinea? In this camp, students will learn creative dance and improvisation and how it connects to African-based dances. They will explore traditional dance steps and create their own versions. Dancers will gain a deeper understanding of these African-based dances, while learning about the elements of dance and improvisation.

Dancing Sorcerers (week 2)

Learn about all the ways you can move your body like a dancing sorcerer! We will study dance concepts that include magnetism, gravity, and counterbalance. Pulling from the famous dancing wizard, Rudolf Laban, campers will create dances using secret symbols. They will explore improvisation and choreography. By the end of the week campers will be dancing sorcerers moving through space, time and energy!

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TEEN Choreography Workshops 11-16  year olds – limited to 14 students

Session 1: July 23 – 27, 10am-5pm
Session 2: July 30 - August 3, 10am-5pm

$365, 20% discount before March 1st
10% discount if registering for both sessions

Description: Connect, collaborate, and practice the art of choreography.  Learn about yourself, make friends, and have fun. Explore the Berkeley Marina, outdoor play spaces, indoor sets, and Bay-Area choreographers as inspiration for dance-making. The last day, dancers show a lengthy group work to families and friends. Camp is open to new and experienced learners of dance.

 

Summer 2018 theme: 

Week 1: Tween/Teen dancers immerse themselves in choreography and multi-media in this fun dance-with-camera focused camp! Learn about making dances, applying choreographic tools such as retrograde and fragmentation, and translating these skills into video. Dancers explore perspective; production elements like lighting, staging and costuming; and collaborative site-specific dances. Dance films from past and present will inform our experience with dance and video editing.

Week 2: What stories are you interested in telling? Explore the world of memory, ground yourself in the now, and imagine the world of tomorrow.  Create dances inspired by historic or futuristic ideas. Make new friends, exchange ideas, collaborate, and learn all about the art of choreography.

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Find out more about what a day in this camp looks like here.