Energizers Programs

Energizers Creative Arts Camp Show 2013. Photo by Arianna Christensen.

Energizers Creative Arts Camp Show 2013. Photo by Arianna Christensen.

Energizers Creative Arts Camp

Dance Place’s six-week intensive summer camp offers exciting and challenging classes in life skills, African dance and drumming, modern dance, hip-hop, step, creative movement, tumbling, jazz, chorus, arts & crafts, swimming, journal writing and more.

The camp culminates in 2 public performances for family members and the general public in the Dance Place theater.

For children ages 5-13 with the first spots going to those already involved in NEXTgeneration programs, such as our Energizers Afterschool Club or Kids on the Move dance classes.

One of the most comprehensive arts, academic achievement and life skills camps in the region! Check out a video on our 2015 Camp:

 

 

Energizers Afterschool Club 2012. Photo (c) Serena Huang.

Energizers Afterschool Club 2012. Photo (c) Serena Huang.

Energizers Afterschool Club

Energizers Afterschool Club

Every day after school, youth ages 7-13 participate in a creative education curriculum that includes cooking, arts & crafts, horticulture, reading, writing and math. The program provides physical play, weekly dance class (as part of our Kids on the Move classes), community service, homework help, fieldtrips and more. A 4pm pick up is available for youth attending charter schools located on 8th Street NE.

The Energizers Afterschool Club meets Monday through Friday from 4-6pm at Dance Place’s Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Creative Education Center (3305 8th Street NE #102).

 

 

 

Energizers Junior Staff Program

In this artistic youth program, teens ages 14-19 engage in a variety of activities that nurture the whole self as a Junior Staff members. Teens gain exposure to the arts by taking part in free weekly art classes (dance, drumming and more). In addition, Junior Staff participants learn job readiness skills with work training shifts as office aides, teaching assistants, theater tech assistants, front of house staff and facility maintenance. Junior Staff work closely with Dance Place staff members in departments such as youth programs, marketing, development, box office and production. Teens are required to attend Monday life skills sessions (job training, financial management, communication skills, team building, college readiness) and receive an honorarium for positive participation and commitment in all aspects of the program.

Students are expected to maintain strong academic standing. During the school year, the Junior Staff work afterschool and on weekends (average of 6 hours a week); during the summer, teens work between 12-40 hours a week and participate in Summer Camp activities.