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Dance ART & Dance CREATE Summer Camps

Registration for 2024 is Open!

Sample Day at Dance ART Camp

8:30 - 9:00 - Arrival

9:00 - 10:00- Dance Creation or Dance Games

10:00 - 10:30 - Snack and Outside Play

10:30 - 12:00 - Art with Maggie

12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch and Excursion

1:00 - 2:00 - Ballet

2:00 - 3:00 - Contemporary or Jazz

3:00 - 3:30 - Snack and Games

3:30 - 4:15 - Crafts

4:00 - 4:30 - Pick - Up

Sample Day at Dance CREATE Camp

8:30 - 9:00 - Arrival

9:00 - 10:00 - Dance Warmup or Dance Games

10:00 - 10:30 - Snack and Outside Play

10:30 - 12:00 - Production Design (set/props/costumes)

12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch and Excursion

1:00 - 2:00 -  Dance Class (Jazz, Contemporary or Ballet)

2:00 - 3:00 -  Dance Creation

3:00 - 3:30 - Snack and Games

3:30 - 4:15 - Crafts

4:00 - 4:30 - Pick - Up

Teaching Artists

FCSD Faculty: Ashley Bishop, Marcia Dysart and Sarah Power

Teachers in Training: TBA

Guest Artist: Maggie Higgins

Information

Dance ART (Saint John)

When: July 8 - 12 ad August 12 - 16

8:30 - 4:30

Location: 156 Union St.

Who: 5 - 8 years and 9 - 12 years. 

Cost: $250

Dance CREATE (Quispamsis)

When: July 15 - 19 and August 19 - 23

8:30 - 4:30

Location: 80 Millenium Dr.

Who: 5 - 8 years and 9 - 12 years. 

Cost: $250

Registration is open. Limited spots available. Register online.

Dance ART

Dance ART is where the worlds of movement and visual expression seamlessly intertwine to create a unique and immersive experience for aspiring dancers. Dance ART is not just a camp; it's a celebration of the art process itself. This innovative program invites dancers to explore the intersection of dance and visual arts, fostering a deep connection between movement and creative expression. Throughout the camp, dancers engage in a diverse range of classes, including ballet, contemporary, and jazz.

The fusion of dance and visual arts allows for a holistic approach to artistic expression, encouraging dancers to find inspiration in their own creations and those of their peers. The collaborative spirit of Dance ART extends to the dance studio, where participants collectively engage in the choreographic process. Dancers become choreographers as they work together to craft unique dance pieces inspired by their visual creations. This fusion of movement and art creation enhances their understanding of the synergy between various forms of artistic expression. Campers are encouraged to push boundaries, experiment with new ideas, and celebrate the inherent connection between the art-making process and the world of dance. Whether through brushstrokes or dance moves, Dance ART empowers participants to become true artists through movement and through art.

Dance CREATE

Dance CREATE Summer Camp is where the magic of movement meets the thrill of creativity! This one-of-a-kind camp is designed for young dancers who not only love to dance but also gives the opportunity for campers to become choreographers, costume designers, and set creators. At Dance CREATE, we believe in empowering young minds to take charge of their artistic vision and bring it to life. But it's not all about the stage! Dance CREATE Summer Camp also values the importance of play and fun in the sun. Campers will take a break from the studio to enjoy outdoor excursions to local splash pads and playgrounds. These activities provide a perfect opportunity for dancers to relax, bond with their fellow campers, and recharge their creative spirits in the warmth of the summer sun. We believe that every dancer is a storyteller, and every story is unique. Join us for a summer of self-discovery, artistic exploration, and the joy of bringing dreams to life through the art of dance!

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Maggie Higgins

Maggie is a professional visual artist and educator with a BFA from Mount Allison University (2014) and a BEd from the University of New Brunswick (2016). She has worked as Education Coordinator with the Saint John Arts Centre and as the Drawing and Art History Instructor with the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. Maggie has been honored with such recognitions as the Fred Ross Scholarship, A Faces of Fusion Arts and Culture Award Nomination, Satin John Professional Visual Artist Fund Award, and The Originals Emerging Artist Award. Her work has been exhibited nationally in both group and solo shows. Maggie's work is currently represented in Saint John by Spicer Merrifield Gallery. 

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