Monday, July 2, 2012

Ballet Camp 2012

Here is some of what you can look forward to:
*Learning a lot of ballet, including names of positions and movements.
*Learning a ballet recital piece to the music of the Flower Festival in Gestano
*Lots of dance and movement including some yoga and some free dance time
*Creating a flower wand with streamers
*Making a flower frame for your picture from the week
*Making a flower skirt to wear during the recital on Friday (at 11:15)
*Coloring lots of different ballet pictures and learning the movements being portrayed in each
*Making a life-size ballet drawing of yourself in your favorite ballet position
*Making edible flowers and having a yummy snack each day

Ballerinas need to be at the Lookout Elementary School skating rink (the lower gym) each camp day at 9:30am.  Moms can either park and walk their girls into the skating rink or just drop off if you're comfortable with that. I'll be at the door each day to welcome campers.
Ballerinas should wear a leotard, tights and ballet shoes or something as close to those items as possible. (for instance a t-shirt, leggings, and ballet-like shoes) The Batterie on Broad, near the KFC, is a great place to find all of these items. If ballerinas are in leotard and tights, I suggest that they go without panties. They tend to show and often end up being uncomfortable as we wear our ballet clothes for almost 3 hours. Please make sure ballet shoes have laces that are tied in such a way that your girls will be comfortable for that amount of time as well. Ballerinas are welcome to wear skirts or dress up ballet costumes as long as these items fit well and are comfortable.
Ballerinas should bring a well-marked water bottle each day. There is a water fountain in the gym, but it can be warm and unpredictable. 

I can't wait 'til ballet camp begins!

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