Wednesday, April 27, 2011

All kinds of dance, stretching the limits

Footlight Dance, Sun Valley Ballet


By SABINA DANA PLASSE
Express Staff Writer

Footlight Dance Centre will present several dance camps throughout the summer for dance enthusiasts. Courtesy photo by Manon Gaudreau

Footlight Dance Centre Director Hilarie Neely offers a series of summer dance camps for passionate dancers.

Dance in the Mountains will take place June 13-15 at the Community Campus Studio in Hailey. This summer dance intensive three-day camp is for intermediate and advanced dancers ages 12 through adult.

All-day classes will include ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop and Pilates. Classes will be led by guest instructors Chanel DaSilva and the world-renowned Trey McIntrye Project, which is based in Boise.

Footlight Dancer Centre will offer two sessions of DANCEcamp, which will take place July 11-15 and July 25-29.

Each session is a five-day camp for students entering second through fourth grade in September 2011. DANCEcamp will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day at the Community Campus Studio in Hailey with activities including ballet, hip-hop, tap, creative, dance history, choreography, craft activities and dance videos.

Footlight Dance Centre will present the Cecchetti Ballet Elite Camp from July 18-22. The ballet camp is a workshop in the Cecchetti Ballet Method for students 8 years and older with more than two years ballet experience. The Cecchetti Ballet Method levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be available. The Cecchetti Ballet Elite Camp will take place at the Community Campus Studio in Hailey.

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The August Dance Refresher will take place Aug. 15-19. The one-week workshop will allow middle school and high school as well as intermediate and advanced dancers to prepare for fall classes. Classes will be offered in ballet, pointe, Pilates conditioning, modern and hip-hop. Hip-hop guest teacher Jaime Moore will be teaching.

For registration and details, call Neely at 578-5462.

Summer Ballet Camp

The Sun Valley Ballet School in Hailey will hold two summer ballet camps for dancers ages 4-9. Two-week camps will be held from June 13-24 and July 25-Aug. 5. The classes will take place Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Guest teacher and former Sun Valley Ballet ballerina Nina Hirner will lead each camp. Included are dance and art classes and a performance at the end of each camp.

Sun Valley Ballet School camps fill up fast. Register by calling 806-1441 or visit www.sunvalleyballet.com.




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