Dance at Frenchwoods Summer Camp
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The Dance department at French Woods offers dance classes for any camper at any level; from having no prior experience to the advanced dancer. Shortly after arrival a class placement audition is held to determine the camper's experience and ability, and they are grouped into classes accordingly. Our five large dance studios, equipped with air conditioning, ballet barres, and audio players allow for a full comprehensive schedule.
Experienced dance teachers and dance professionals come from all over the world to expose the students to a variety of dance styles. Aside from all levels of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, and Hip Hop, other dance forms have been offered including Pointe, Pas De Deux, Afro-Caribbean, Swing, Fosse, Belly Dancing, Camper Choreography, and Boy's Dance.
Throughout each three-week session a camper will work on both technique and improving their performance abilities, culminating in a Dance Concert performed on visiting day. Many dancers will be showing off their brand new skills, and others will look more professional, all are confident and encouraged to shine on the stage and enjoy the experience. Dancers return year after year to grow within this positive and unique dance environment. Dancers also have the opportunity to perform in many of the Theater Department productions, giving the campers multiple opportunities and venues in which to expand their dance skills.
The Afro-caribbean dance class performs their routine as part of our visiting day dance concert.