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Children are born with oceans of creativity and love to express themselves through movement. Ballet Austin Kids Camps bring fun and imaginative worlds for children (ages 4 to 10) where they explore their innate creativity through the art of movement and music. Here’s a preview of what’s in store for this summer’s camps at Ballet Austin:
Imagination in Motion Camp: A Wildlife Safari (ages 4-8) | June 5–9: 9:30am–12pm
A journey through jungles, deserts, and forests where children discover exciting animals of the wild. Imagine running like giraffes, dancing bears, playful monkeys, lions, lizards, and more! Children will experience the natural world through games, crafts, animal fun, dance and movement activities.
The Broadway Kids Camp: Disney Classics (ages 5-10) | June 12–16: 9:00am–12:15pm
Children discover aspects of musical theatre as they learn kid-friendly choreography and favorite songs from well-known Disney Broadway musicals! Each day features singing, dancing, rehearsals and games, with a fun performance in the theater on the final day.
Dance Discoveries Camp: Favorite Fairies of the Ballet (ages 5-10) | August 7–11: 8:30am–12pm
Features classic ballet favorites such as The Sleeping Beauty, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Cinderella. Children learn about the different stories and characters that inhabit these classic fairytales, and learn some of the steps and other choreographic elements that go into creating these magical characters on stage.
Dance Discoveries Camp: Peter Pan! (ages 5-10) | August 14–18: 1:00pm–4:30pm
A journey to Neverland with Peter Pan, Wendy, and Captain Hook! Children learn about this magical fairytale, its music and characters while learning some of the steps and other choreographic elements that go into creating these playful characters on stage.
“Our camps are designed to give children the opportunity to explore dance movement and related art forms through music, story, dance, and the visual arts” – Vicki Parsons, Butler Center for Dance & Fitness Director
Children discover, create, and have fun while preparing for a special performance for family and friends on the last day of the camp. All camps are held at Ballet Austin’s Butler Dance Education Center located at 501 West 3rd Street. For registration information, visit balletaustin.org/kidscamps or call 512-501-8704.