KICK IT DANCE CAMP
Kick It Dance Camp launches the last week of July each summer on the Lyndon Institute campus. It was started by LI's award winning dance teacher and Vermont State Dance Festival Founder/Coordinator, Rebecca McGregor in 2009. The week-long dance intensive is geared for students in grades 7-12, boys and girls, who have had dance training, are very comfortable moving in their bodies, and lead an active lifestyle. It ends with a student dance showcase on the final Friday late in the afternoon in the LI Alumni Auditorium. The showcase is open to family and friends of dance camp participants as well as the general public.
“Summer dance camp is a great way to improve a dancer’s physical and mental self,” said McGregor. “For one week they can eat, sleep and live dance. They have a chance to improve their skills, brush up on the fundamentals, and learn new styles and techniques.”
Every day begins with Yoga and/or Dance Conditioning. Then, students take technique or stylistic exploratory classes - ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip hop, musical theater, etc. The afternoons include the opportunity to explore choreography more deeply, study improvisation and composition, and on multiple days, students will have the chance to work with special guest artists. On the final day of the week, Friday, students have the chance to rehearse in the Auditorium for their evening showcase.
Camp begins at 8:30 am everyday and ends at 3 pm Monday through Thursday with the showcase Friday at 5 pm. Students should plan on bringing plenty of water, appropriate clothing and footwear, healthy snacks and lunch each day. A special lunch will be provided by LI the final day for the dance participants.
Admission to the Friday performance is by donation with proceeds supporting the next year's summer dance camp.
The 2019 LI Kick It Summer Dance Camp will run from July 22-26. Registration closes July 12th and space is limited.
Sessions are located in the Town House on Back Center Road. The cost of camp is $175 for a day student and $375 for a boarding student. Camp fee is due by the first day of camp. The day student dancers may participate in breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as evening activities with the dance boarding students.