Celebrating its 18th year, Latin Ballet of Virginia proudly provides art education camps in an exciting and unique format. Inspiring children’s self-expression for intellectual growth, Latin Ballet’s Arts in Education Summer Camp series is designed to boost self-confidence and enhance cultural interests in an environment that is fun, engaging, and always rewarding.
The Latin Ballet of Virginia strongly believes in the arts’ ability to inspire children – and their one-of-a-kind summer camp dance programs do just that. Through the Arts in Education camp series, students develop notable self-confidence, gain a sense of discipline, and learn the joy of sharing skills. Likewise, by the end of the camp, your child will discover a greater regard for dance and be able to connect dance forms to specific languages and cultures.
Unique Class Offerings
All camps include classes that explore various dance techniques including classical ballet, flamenco, Latin American and Spanish dances, contemporary dance, gymnastics, and hip-hop. In addition to dance technique, Latin Ballet of Virginia provides special opportunities for students to develop a deeper appreciation of dance as an art form with classes such as dance history, creative movement, drums and percussion, arts and crafts, and storytelling. To enrich students’ cultural understanding, each camp focuses on a cultural theme such as legends, myths, history, or literature in the Hispanic culture.
The Latin Ballet of Virginia’s program is taught by professional dancers and musicians who have years of performance and teaching experience to share with each student. As members of the Latin Ballet of Virginia company themselves, they are not only able to teach theory, but they offer personal experience, as well. Classes are held in professional dance studios and art rooms and each of the sessions culminates in a performance by the students, incorporating what they have learned throughout the camp.
Classes are divided by level of technique, dance experience, and age. The first day of classes is taken as an audition to place each group, allowing students to receive a targeted level of training in a peer group where they can feel comfortable and confident.
About the Latin Ballet of Virginia
Since its inception in 1997, the Latin Ballet of Virginia has served as central Virginia’s pre-eminent Hispanic dance company, performing throughout the State and at select venues in North and South America. Their award-winning education programs have been recognized throughout the state of Virginia, as well as in other national and international circles. In addition to countless awards and recognition for their artistry and skill, The Dance Teacher international magazine reported the Latin Ballet as one of the only three arts organization in the US offering an English as a Second Language program.
If you are looking for a summer camp program that will not only allow your child to grow in their ability, but also in their understanding, appreciation, and passion for dance, the Latin Ballet of Virginia’s Arts in Education Summer Camp is truly like no other.
Arts in Education Summer Camp
Artistic Director: Ana Ines King
Camp Instructors: Melissa Perez-Obregon, Teri Miller Buschman, Marisol Cristina Betancourt, DeShon Rollins and Kevin Davis.
June 18-29th (2 weeks) at Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
2880 Mountain Rd, Glen Allen, VA, 23060
July 16-27th (2 weeks) at Dominion Energy Center
July 30-August 10th (2 weeks) at Dominion Energy Center
600 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219
June 11-15th (1 week) at St Catherine School
For this camp, please contact St Catherine School directly.
For more information, please visit https://www.latinballet.com/arts-in-education-summer-day-camp/ or email us at LatinBallet@LatinBallet.com or call us at (804) 356-3876.
This article and its contents were provided by the Latin Ballet of Virginia.