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North Carolina Dance Institute
2004 Summer Programs

( This page is a 2004 archive)
See info. about the 2006 Summer Dance Camps!

In addition to evening dance classes, North Carolina Dance Institute offers a variety of summer performance workshops, intensives, and dance camps for children and teens of all levels. Registration begins March 1. Payment is due at the time of registration or by May 1. Camp costs are shown for each camp, and the annual NCDI registration fee may apply. Refunds can be issued up to 2 weeks prior to the start of any camp, workshop, or intensive. Please fill out a Summer Registration Form and submit payment when registering. Our summer camps fill quickly - register early to reserve your spot!

Summer Dance Explosion
Dance and Perform This Summer!

The North Carolina Dance Institute Summer Dance Explosion is a three-week intensive summer dance camp that culminates in a live theatrical dance production and serves as the NCDI bi-annual dance production. The Summer Dance Explosion will be a collaborative choreographic effort by Kirstie Tice and the excellent staff of NCDI instructors and several NCDI students. It is a great performance opportunity for NCDI dancers and other dancers in our community, and each production is unique and original. See the 2004 SDE web page or postings at the studio for more information.

Summer Dance Explosion
Time: June 7-27 (Mon-Fri) with performance Sunday, June 27
Dancers 9-12 yrs rehearse 9:00am-12:00pm Mon-Fri
Dancers 13-17 yrs rehearse 1:00pm-4:00pm Mon-Fri
Full day rehearsals Thu & Fri, June 24 & 25, 9:00am-4:00pm
Performance Sunday, June 27, 6:30pm
Ages: 9-17 yrs
Level: Intermediate/Advanced (by audition only)
Instructors: Kirstie Tice and NCDI staff
Cost: $400

Summer Ballet Intensives

Summer Ballet Intensives are very popular at NCDI. The Children’s Ballet Intensives will inspire the young dancer with fun and creative concepts. The Children’s Ballet Intensive culminates in a performance showcase for the parents at NCDI. Classical Ballet Intensives will consist of a concentrated program with two-hour technique classes. Emphasis will be on coverage of classical ballet fundamentals in a fun and fast-paced environment. Required attire for Ballet Intensives include any color leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes with elastics. Hair should be worn in a bun. NCDI encourages all students who wish to be in higher placement classes for the fall semester to participate in a Ballet Intensive. Ballet Intensives are for the beginner to the serious minded ballet student and strive to develop the complete dancer.

Children's Ballet Intensive
Ms. Caroline Krähe leads this fun ballet camp for children 5-7 yrs. This three-hour a day camp will cover ballet fundamentals and stagecraft exploration with stage make-up for children and costumes. Creative choreography based on a theme will be presented in a showcase for parents at NCDI. The performance will be held on Friday at 11:45am. Any color leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers are required. Skirts are permitted. Please provide a mid-morning snack for your child.
Time: July 5-9(Mon-Fri) 9:00am-12:00pm (early drop-off at 8:30am available)
Ages: 5-7 yrs
Level: Beginner (Minimal or no ballet experience required)
Instructors: Ms. Caroline Krähe
Cost: $180

Classical Ballet Intensive I
Classical Ballet Intensives are for the serious minded student. One or two weeks of intensive ballet fundamentals and exciting combinations fill these high-energy intensives. Each Ballet Intensive features a different teacher from our Ballet department and can be attended as a one-week or two-week program of study. Students should come prepared for a packed three hours of barre work, centre work and choreography. Please bring a mid morning healthy snack. Classical attire is required and hair should be worn in a bun.
Time: July 12-July16 (Mon-Fri) 9:00am-12:00pm
Ages: 11-16 yrs
Level: Intermediate/Advanced (2-4 yrs ballet experience required)
Instructors: Ms. Caroline Krähe
Cost: $180

Pre-Pointe Primer

Get your feet ready for the fall! Our Pre-Pointe Primer takes the new pointe student through all the steps needed for starting Pointe. A one-hour ballet class warms the body and is followed by a 45 minute Barre only (on pointe) session. Pointe shoes are required and should be fitted properly and sewn before the Pre-Pointe Primer begins. Please contact NCDI via email with inquiries about pointe shoes.

Pre-Pointe Primer
Time: July 26 - July 30 (Mon-Fri) 1:00pm-3:00pm
Ages: 11-14 yrs (NCDI Instructor approval required for Pre-Pointe Primer)
Level: Intermediate (2-3 yrs ballet experience required)
Instructors: Courtney Koch
Cost: $125

Choreography Workshop
Contemporary Modern

Learn new and exciting choreography and modern techniques in this fast-paced workshop with North Carolina School of the Arts graduate, Karen Harvey and Modern Instructor, Angela Foster. Karen brings a wealth of exciting choreography from her years of study at the prestigious North Carolina School of the Arts and Angela will cover current trends in Modern techniques. Intense morning technique classes and choreography sessions culminate in performance showcase at NCDI. Only 25 students will be accepted for this intensive workshop.

Choreography Workshop
Time: July 5 -9 (Mon-Fri) 9:00am-12:00pm (early drop-off at 8:30am available)
Ages: 12-16 yrs
Level: Intermediate/Advanced (2-4 yrs dance experience required)
Instructors: Karen Harvey and Angela Foster
Cost: $180

Kids and Teens Hip-Hop Camps

The coolest camp for your kid this summer! Learn the hot moves seen on TV and videos. Shonica Bowling, NCDI Hip-Hop Instructor, will lead these fun and funky camps. Due to popular demand for Hip-Hop for Teens, we have added evening Hip-Hop camps for beginner and intermediate teens. “Shake it” like Outkast and get your child registered. NCDI Hip-Hop camps sell out fast! Don't delay, sign up now. Only 30 students permitted.

Kids Hip-Hop Camp
Time: July 12-16 (Mon-Fri) 9:00am-11:00am (early drop-off at 8:30am available)
Ages: 9-12 yrs (boys and girls)
Level: Beginner
Instructors: Amber Bowling and James Alsop
Cost: $125

Teens Hip-Hop Camp I
Time: June 28 - July 2(Mon-Fri) 6:30pm-8:30pm
Ages: 12-15 yrs
Level: Beginner
Instructors: Amber Bowling and Shonica Bowling
Cost: $125

Teens Hip-Hop Camp II
Time: July 26-30 (Mon-Fri) 6:30pm-8:30pm
Ages: 12-Adults
Level: Intermediate (1-2 full years of formal dance training in Jazz or Hip-Hop)
Instructors: Qui Moore
Cost: $125

Broadway Tap Intensive

Tap away to Broadway Tunes in this one-week Tap Intensive with Ligon Arts Tapestry Ensemble Director and local choreographer, Freddie-Lee Heath. Freddie-Lee will create new choreography covering both Broadway and Rhythm Tap sequences in this fun and fast-paced Teen Tap Intensive.

Broadway Tap Intensive
Time: July 19-23 (Mon-Fri) 12:30pm-2:30pm
Ages: 10-14 yrs
Level: Intermediate (2 years of tap required)
Instructors: Freddie-Lee Heath
Cost: $125

PlayDance Creative Arts Camps

North Carolina Dance Institute offers an imaginative and creative PlayDance Arts Camp for 3-4 yrs. Children will dance along with their favorite fairy tales and create dance-related artistic crafts. Each fun-filled day will consist of a 45-minute dance class, a creative reading snack break, and followed by the completion of their very own craft. All craft materials, costumes and snacks are supplied by NCDI. Pink leotards, skirts and leather ballet slippers are required for PlayDance Creative Arts Camp. Tights are not required during the summer months. This is an inspiring summer camp experience for the budding young artist who loves to dance! Only 10 students permitted.

PlayDance Creative Arts Camp I
Time: July 5-9 (Mon-Fri) 9:00am-11:00am (Early drop-off at 8:30am is available)
Ages: 3-4 yrs
Level: Beginner
Instructors: Ms. Sharon Ardolino
Cost: $140

PlayDance Creative Arts Camp II
Time: July 12-16 (Mon-Fri) 10:00am-12:00pm
Ages: 3-4 yrs
Level: Beginner
Instructors: Ms. Sharon Ardolino
Cost: $140

Summer Dance Camp

NCDI Summer Dance Camp is a fun dance camp designed for the beginner level student (7-10 yrs). Ms. Jennifer Menge leads a full week of Jazz, Ballet, and Hip-Hop basics for beginners and dancers with minimal experience. Students explore different dance styles, learn dance terminology and of course, dance to upbeat music. Popular current dance styles make this dance camp fast-paced and fun.

Summer Dance Camp
Time: July 19-23 (Mon-Fri) 9:00am-11:00am
Ages: 7-10 yrs
Level: Beginner
Instructors: Ms. Jennifer Menge
Cost: $125