Energizers Creative Arts Camp
Dance Place’s seven-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 2012 Camp:
Energizers Afterschool Club
Every day afterschool, youth 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. Pick up is available for youth attending charter schools located on 8th Street NE.
The Energizers Afterschool Club meets Monday through Friday from 3:30-6:30pm at Dance Place’s Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Creative Education Center (3305 8th Street, NE, #102).
Energizers Junior Staff Program
In this leadership program, teens ages 13-19 are provided with work training shifts as office aides, teaching assistants, theater tech assistants, front of house staff and facility maintenance. Junior Staff work with Dance Place staff members in departments such as youth programs, marketing, development, box office and production. In addition, Junior Staff take part in free weekly arts electives (visual arts, dance, drumming and more) and Monday life skills sessions (financial management, communication skills, team building, college readiness).
Teens receive an honorarium for positive participation 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.