Summer at The Center

Keep it COOL this summer at The Center Dance Studio!

The Center will be hosting 4 different week-long programs this summer for kids entering grades 1-5.*
*Ask about our Counselors-in-Training program for students entering grades 6-8.

Part reader/writer’s workshop, part dance your heart out/collaborative choreography, part cool down and dip at the town pool.

One hundred percent fun.

Week 1 – July 27th-31st: Picture Book Parade
In Picture Book Parade, The Center’s newest week-long summer program, kids in grades 1-5 will be immersed in the art and artistry of the picture book. We will dwell among the pages of time-honored favorites and explore the works of pioneering new authors (campers can expect a visit from at least one local author/illustrator!). We will craft our OWN picture books, practicing a colorful variety of illustration styles, DANCE our original stories as well as those of published authors, and close out the week with an “author reading” and performance in The Eric Carle Museum’s outdoor space, “Bobbie’s Meadow.” As always, hot sunny afternoons will lead us to the town pool! Register online.

Week 2 – August 3rd-7th: Midsummer Ballet 
Perfect your plié, design a tutu, paint like Degas. Adapt a scene from The Firebird, cool down with a flying leap into the town pool, then waltz over to Emily Dickinson’s Garden for some barefoot ballet! At The Center’s Midsummer Ballet program for children entering grades 1-5, young dancers will enjoy ballet-themed choreography labs, literature, arts and crafts AND daily technique classes. Register online.

Week 3 – August 10th-14th: Dance Around the World
This summer, your child can dance around the world without boarding one plane. At The Center’s Dance Around the World summer program, kids will learn traditional and contemporary dance styles from across the globe. Each day will land us on a different continent, where we’ll explore the music, literature, art and cuisine from different countries. Be sure to pack a bathing suit! Open to children entering grades 1-5. Register online.

Week 4 – August 17th-21st: Fairies & Folklore
At our Fairies & Folklore summer dance program, kids will read classic fairy tales, write their own, and DANCE them all! We’ll build gnome homes, brew ambrosia, scribble spells, and maybe even meet some water nymphs at the town pool. Open to children entering grades 1-5. Register online.

Drop-off: 9:00 AM at The Center Dance Studio, 321 Main Street in Amherst, MA
Pick-up: 4:00 PM at The Center Dance Studio (4:30 PM late pick-up option available)

To register, email, call 413-230-1944 or visit our Square Store.
$325/week. A $50 deposit secures your child’s spot (balance due by July 1st); OR pay in full now.

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