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Benefits of Summer Dance Camp

Posted by Brittany, Dance To EvOLvE on Jul 11, 2013 12:58:00 PM

summer campsPreparing For Summer Dance Camp

As the weather warms up and schools let out for the summer, many parents find themselves searching for daytime activities for their children. There are so many choices available, it can sometimes be overwhelming to choose. Kids summer camp is a wonderful option for both boys and girls. With a variety of benefits: physical, mental, and social (we’ve listed four below)...why not find a dance summer camp near you today?

4 Benefits of Attending Dance Summer Campssummer camps

1. Improved Physical Health: Dance is a form of aerobic activity; it is a sure way to keep your child movin’ and groovin’ for an extended period of time. Regular dance practice can also increase your child's flexibility, range of motion, physical strength and stamina.

2. Improved Learning Skills: In dance class or summer dance camp, your child will develop the ability to focus and understand the concept of structure. These educational skills learned will stick with your child as he or she enters the new school year and will lead to an improved academic performance!

summer camps3. Improved Self-Confidence: Dance provides children with an outlet for self expression. As children master new skills, they become more aware of how their bodies work and move, they will feel more confident in themselves!

4.Improved Social Skills: As your child gains self confidence, he/she will also become more comfortable meeting new people and building relationships. As children learn new dancing skills and choreography together, they learn to work as a team and overcome shyness through fun performances often held at the conclusion of a camp session.

Seeing the benefits that summer camp has to offer, why not get signed up today?

Summer Camp Note: Don’t worry parents, most camps offered at local studios won’t be dance overload for your little one. Summer camps, especially those specifically for tiny tots, have been designed to incorporate crafts, games, and more to go along with the dancing.

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7 Tips To Prepare For Summer Dance Camp

Posted by Brittany, Dance To EvOLvE on Jul 2, 2013 11:59:00 AM

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7 Tips To Prepare For Summer Camp

We understand that going to summer camp for the first time can be a bit scary for both dancers and parents, so we we’ve compiled a few tips to help put your mind at ease and get you prepared for a summer of fun!

summer camps1) Bring your positive attitude! If you don’t think camp will be a positive experience for your child, neither will he/she. Remain positive, give him/her a pump up talk in the morning if nerves kick in and offer encouragement and a reminder of how much fun camp is! For young campers, remind them that attending camp is definitely something for “big boys” and “big girls!”

2) Share your own camp experiences! Did you go to camp as a child? Show your dancer pictures of yourself from when you were a camper, and explain to them how much fun you had and all the neat things you learned! This will excite children for their own camp experiences.

3) Head to summer camp with a friend! If you enroll your child with a friend, they already
have a connection with someone, which makes for an easier transition.

4) Learn as much about the camp in advance together. Learn the names of camp staff andsummer camps what to expect by reviewing camp videos, brochures, etc. Calm your own nerves by reading over camp safety policies or reviewing safety with the camp provider.

5) Understand that day one of summer camp can be a bit hectic, so allow yourself plenty of extra time to get checked in.

6) Resist the urge to tell your child over and over how much you will miss him/her throughout the day. This increases the risk of separation anxiety. Instead, recognize that it is just a few hours a day, and your child will be having so much fun, there won’t be time to get homesick!

7) What to pack: An extra change of clothes in a bag (just to be safe in case of accidents), healthy snacks (nothing too sugary!), water bottle, a list of emergency contacts to leave with the camp providers, and be sure to label everything with your child’s first and last name!

Summer-Camp.jpgLocal dance studios offer a variety of summer options, from music/creative movement, to choreography, to summer hip-hop dance camps and more. Start your research and be sure to get registered early! Secure a spot in the perfect dance summer camp for your child today!

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