The Conservatory for the Arts DANCE CAMP’s 2009-2017 were all HUGE successes with wonderful groups of campers each year. There were tons of talented Elementary, Middle and High School dancers, as well as new/beginning dancers of all ages! The camps of the past were a great summer hit in Tarpon Springs! The choreographed pieces were transformed into one spectacular production at the Thursday Showcase performance (which many parents look forward to each year!)
The Middle School and High School campers joined the Elementary campers for the final number which showcased the largest enrollment in the last 9 years… 175 dancers on ONE stage! Three years ago, the Conservatory for the Arts DANCE CAMP added a special camp in July for Color Guard members. In 2018, we will host our 4th annual Tarpon Springs Guard Camp for all to attend! We are looking forward to our 10th Summer Dance Camp as well as the 4th Guard Camp!
While attending the dance camp located at Tarpon Springs Middle School (for 2018 due to construction at the High School), the campers will learn various dance techniques and routines to exciting choreographed pieces. From ballet to hip hop, jazz to contemporary, each day will be an opportunity for your child to learn and perform multiple routines and partake in various events throughout the week. This exciting summer dance camp is instructed by teachers from the Tarpon Springs Leadership Conservatory for the Arts and will have special guest clinicians from the Pinellas County area. With such a wonderful opportunity we welcome all to learn and participate!!! Enroll your child today and spread the word about this wonderful summer dance camp located in Tarpon Springs. Please take the time to visit all areas of our website and don’t forget to register early to save money this summer!
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What camp should my child attend?
If your child is aged anywhere from 3-6 years old they are 100% in the Tiny Tots Dance Camp. Campers must be potty trained. The Tiny Tots will learn a routine which they will showcase at the Thursday’s Dance Camp Showcase Performance. To learn about the unique schedule of the Tiny Tots, click here. FEE $110
If your child is aged anywhere from 7-10 years old they are 100% in the Elementary Dance Camp with Ms. Barker and Ms. Jeannine. If they are attending 6th grade for the 2018/2019 school year they need to attend the Middle School Dance Camp. The Elementary group are the campers that participate in arts and crafts projects, tie-dye, and fun upbeat hip hop, jazz, and ballet routines. FEE $135
If your child will be attending Middle School for the 2018/2019 school year they will register under the “Middle School Dance Camp”. The staff will use Monday as a day to help students level themselves correctly as a students in Middle School could be on a competitive dance team, whereas another could be very new to dance. New inexperienced students are welcome, there will be routines at a slower beginners pace focused on technique! FEE $75
If your child will be attending High School/College for the 2018/2019 school year (or college) they will register under the “Junior Dance Camp”. The staff will use Monday as a day to help students level themselves correctly as a students in High School could be on a competitive dance team, whereas another could be very new to dance. New inexperienced students are welcome, there will be routines at a slower beginners pace focused on technique! Visa Versa, there will be classes that are challenging for the more advanced dancers. You are always more than welcome to move between the “Intermediate and Advanced” classes to correctly place yourself. FEE $75
In 2015, Conservatory for the Arts DANCE CAMP started a one day Guard Camp. For 2018, the guard camp will be two days similar to the 2016/2017 camps, which was such a huge success!! ***We have not locked in a facility and are unsure if 2018 will happen*** Ages 7 and up are invited to learn from the staff and students of the former World Champions Tarpon Springs Indoor Performance Ensemble! Never spun before? No problem as classes range from beginning to WORLD CLASS! Experience dance, flag, sabre and rifle from some of the best choreographers and instructors. Register early to save and register for both Dance and Guard camp to save even more! If you wish to attend both, fill out the “Dance Camp Registration” first and select Guard Camp as an Add-On. FEE $50
What is the Leadership Conservatory?
The Tarpon Springs Leadership and Music Conservatory is a nationally recognized pilot program that provides an integrated, seamless curriculum in academics, instrumental music, technology, dance, and leadership skills. The Conservatory program strives for excellence within each of its members and in every aspect of its curriculum. In 2008, the Conservatory earned county-wide magnet status allowing students from throughout Pinellas County to apply for acceptance. This program is open to all Pinellas County Schools students who wish to participate, subject to current school assignment and magnet program procedures. Each conservatory student is required to perform in at least two performance ensembles, participate in our annual solo and ensemble festival, complete a senior project and enroll in a leadership course. The leadership course will focus on problem solving, responsibility, self-directed learning, effective communication, and collaborative team work. The study of music and dance contributes to the quality of every student’s life in important ways. Every musical work is a product of its time and place; however, some works transcend their original settings and continue to appeal to us through their timeless and universal attraction. Through singing, dancing, composing and playing instruments, students can express themselves creatively. Knowledge of notation and performance traditions enables them to learn new music independently throughout their lives. For more information about the Tarpon Springs Leadership Conservatory for the Arts please visit their website at www.tarponspringsband.com.