Dance Summer Programming: What is it and why do it?

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New to HAC this summer is our full-day dance program. Instead of a camp format, this program will run more like an all-day pre-season for a high school sports team.

Dancers will arrive in the morning, then focus on specific techniques throughout the day so as not to over-tire the muscle or the dancer, but to give an opportunity for the dancer to practice and perfect each technique before moving on to the next. Choreography in each discipline will be taught for a mini performance at the end of each week.

There are three styles of week-long instructional courses, including:

June 12th – 16th | Hip Hop/Lyrical Intensive – Ages 6-15

June 19th – 23rd | Ballet/Improv Intensive – Ages 6-15

June 26th – 30th | Acro/Ballet Intensive – Ages 6-15

July 5th – 7th | Acro/Ballet Intensive – Ages 6-15

This might sound intense for young dancers, but it’s actually just the boost they need to take their skill to the next level. Dancers will leave not only with more refined skill, but further lessons in discipline, commitment, self-esteem, and teamwork.

The programs typically run from 9:00 am-5:00 pm, though before and after care are available for working parents who need a longer schedule. Dancers are requested to stay for the entire 9:00 am-5:00 pm day to get the full benefit of the conditioning and so as not to disrupt the learning of their classmates when practicing routines.

Also convenient: you don’t have to be a member of HAC to attend. (Though membership has got some pretty great benefits!)

For more information, click here for the brochure: Dance Summer Programming or contact Angie Craft at acraft@hachealthclub.com.

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The dance summer program was designed by Dance & YES Program Director, Angie Craft. Angie has been teaching dance for over 20 years. Miss Angie, as she is known to her students, had her own studio for 7 years before coming to HAC to run the Dance Program. Miss Angie has 7 award winning performance teams and 12 teachers who lead with her in running a top quality program that consists of ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, musical theater, lyrical, acro, and pointe. 

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