With instruction in various styles of dance, theater, music, and fine art, JC SummerArts provides an in-depth experience in the arts from process to refinement to performance. Under the direction of Nimbus Teaching Artist Talissa Bavaresco, JC SummerArts classes are taught by working professional artists, including members of Nimbus' acclaimed professional dance company.
Emphasis is placed on individual student attention and small class sizes, providing engagement with process and foundation for technique and artistry. Our top priority is creating a positive and fun environment for our young campers!
Each week culminates with a final performance showcasing the work that camp students have accomplished. In addition to focused studio time, students spend outdoor time at the park (cooling off in the water sprinklers!). Other highlights include Ice Cream Fridays, head shot photos of each student, and more!
The School of Nimbus firmly believes that the process of working toward a performance teaches discipline, confidence, responsibility, teamwork, and work ethic. Focus on the collaborative artistic process demonstrates how pride and care in one's work leads to better results, builds awareness community, and develops an understanding of how one’s actions affect other individuals.
Classes are determined by age to ensure positive social interactions among and across peer groups. This provides older students with opportunities to practice leadership skills and give younger students positive role models to look up to.
JC SummerArts and the School of Nimbus require that all faculty members are caring individuals who have worked or are currently working professionally in their field. This ensures that students receive high quality and safe instruction in each subject.
Every theme of JC SummerArts points towards cultural enrichment and social awareness. Nimbus promotes art as a means of communication and is a strong believer in the power that the arts and arts education can have in creating strong, informed, and diverse communities.
JC SummerArts is packed full of fun that will engage and challenge students in a rewarding way. We recognize and value the creativity inherent in every student. This creativity will be accessed and stretched in many activities throughout the week.
Week 1 (July 22-26): Hairspray!
Take a trip back to the 1960s in Baltimore with Tracy Turnblad, Penny Pingleton, Seaweed, and the rest of the gang on “The Corny Collins Show.” Learn trend-setting dance moves, unforgettable songs, while forming new friendships!
Week 2 (July 29-Aug 2): Pop Star Week!
"Guess who's back, back again?" - Pop Star Week! Learn the upbeat, catchy songs and perfect the signature dance moves of stars like Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Lady Gaga, and more. By the end of the week you will be ready to shine in a spotlight of your own!
Week 3 (Aug 5-9): Pablo Picasso (Dual Language week)
In JC SummerArts' dual language week, students will learn the legacy of the inimitable Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, one of the leading pioneers of Modern Art. Students will learn about the phases of his work, techniques in color usage, and Cubism while practicando el Español.
Week 4 (Aug 12-16): Mary Poppins
As the newest member of the Banks family, students will wonder at the arrival of magical nanny, Mary Poppins. Join Jane and Michael Banks in this classic tale of curiosity and adventure, and enjoy “A Spoonful of Sugar” and feeling “super‐cali‐fragil‐istic‐expi‐ali‐docious”!
Week 5 (Aug 19-23): Soul Train
On the cutting edge of music, dance, and soul in the 1970s: Soul Train! Students will recreate and perform an episode of the hit American TV show, singing with Earth, Wind, and Fire, and dancing with the Electric Boogaloos all down the Soul Train line.
Week 6 (Aug 26-30): Circus
The Circus is coming to town, and it’s time to play. Get ready for the main attraction of the summer with animals, games, and music for all to enjoy! Students will create the first ever Nimbus Circus from creating their own acts and interactive games to providing the crowds with musical entertainment never heard before.
Ages 4-11 (Drop off & Pick up @ School of Nimbus)
School of Nimbus: 165 Newark Ave. (Entrance on Barrow Street), Jersey City, NJ 07302
Early drop off: 8:00 am
Camp: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Late Pick up: 5:00 pm
Camp Showing Fridays: 4:00 pm
July 22nd, 2019 - August 30th, 2019
Advance: $425 until 6/1
Weekly Price: $475
Full 6 Weeks: $1,850
Early drop off: $75/week~Late pick up: $75/week
Scholarships are available for JC SummerArts. For more information, please e-mail email@example.com. Click below to download the scholarship application.