JC SummerArts 2018

With instruction in various styles of dance, theater, choral music, and fine art, JC SummerArts provides an in-depth experience in the arts from process to refinement to performance. Classes are taught by working professional artists, including members of Nimbus Dance Works' 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 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, headshot photos of each student, and more!

CONFIDENCE

The School of Nimbus Dance Works firmly believes that the process of working towards a performance teaches discipline, confidence, responsibility, teamwork and work ethic. Prolonged attention to a product not only shows how pride and care in one's work will lead to better results, build awareness of the community around you and develop an understanding of how your actions affect those around you.

LEADERSHIP

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.

EXPERT INSTRUCTION

JC SummerArts and the School of Nimbus Dance Works require that all faculty members are caring individuals who have worked or are currently working professionally in their field. This ensures that students get high quality and safe instruction in each subject.

GLOBAL AWARENESS

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.

CREATIVITY

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.

 

THEMES

Week 1 (July 23-27): Lights, Camera - DANCE! - Music Video Week

Learn the start-to-finish process of choreographing, filming, and producing and entire dance and music video. Students will learn camera techniques, storyboard creation, film editing, and will celebrate their finished products with a video release party at the end of the week!  

Week 2 (July 30-Aug 3): Frida Kahlo & Arts of the Americas: Dual Language Week

"Who needs feet when you have wings to fly"- Frida Kahlo. In JC SummerArts' dual language week, students will learn about the famous female Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and other hispanic cultural icons through dance, theater, music and art. 

Week 3 (Aug 6-10): Pop Star Week!

"Guess who's back, back again?" - Pop Star Week! Channel your inner diva in week 3 of JC Summer Arts! Learn the upbeat, catchy songs and perfect the signature dance moves of stars like Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars and many others. By the end of the week you will be ready to shine in a spotlight of your own!

Week 4 (Aug 13-17): Once Upon a Time: Create Your Own Fairytale Week

Pirates who dance? A Princess who saves the kingdom! A dragon who just wants some friends! Let your creativity run free in JC SummerArts' 'Create Your Own Fairytale' week! Come with your most fantastical fantasy and see it come to life in dance, theater and music. 

Week 5 (Aug 20-24): "Grease!" 

Travel back to the 1950's and Hand Jive with Sandy, Danny, and the rest of the gang, in this exiciting blast to the past! Poodle Skirts and leather jackets encouraged.

Week 6 (Aug 27-31):  Under the Sea with The Little Mermaid

"Life is the bubbles," under the sea in the final week of JC SummerArts. Find your voice (and tail!) through the classic story and unforgettable tunes of The Little Mermaid. 

 

 

Ages:

Ages 4-11(Drop off & Pick up @ Nimbus Studio)

Location:

Nimbus Studio: 165 Newark Ave. St. Jersey City, NJ. 07302

Time:

Early drop off: 8:00am 

Camp: 9:00am-4:00pm 

Late Pick up: 5:00pm 

Camp Showing Fridays: 3:00pm

Dates:

July 23rd,2018 - August 31st, 2018

Price:

Early Bird: $325 until 3/1

Advance: $375 until 4/1

Weekly Price: $425 

Full 6 Weeks: $1,750

Early drop off: $75/week

Late pick up: $75/week