JC SummerArts 2017
Program Full - Waiting List Only: Call (201) 377 - 0718
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
Ages 4-11(Drop off & Pick up @ Nimbus Studio)
Nimbus Studio: 209 3rd St. Jersey City, NJ. 07302 (ages 4-11)
Early drop off: 8:00am (Nimbus Studio)
Camp: 9:00am-3:00pm (Nimbus Studio)
Late Pick up: 4:00pm (Nimbus Studio)
Camp Showing Fridays: 2:15pm (Nimbus Studio)
Dates & Themes:
Week 1: Dancing through the Decades - July 24 - July 28
The twist, disco fever, the thriller, voguing, hip hop, house...dance your way through time in Week 1 of JC SummerArts. Learn classic moves and songs associated with the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s. The week will culminate in an epic performance overflowing with style and groove.
Week 2 : The Wizard of Oz - July 31 - Aug 4
Follow the yellow brick road to a week of creativity and fun. Students will be immersed in the colorful, magical land of OZ as they make friendships as strong as Dorothy, Cowardly Lion,Tin-man and Scarecrow. A fully produced adaptation of Frank Baum’s original Wizard of Oz will be performed through spoken word, song and dance at the end of the week.
Week 3 : Pop Star Week - Aug 7-Aug 11
Channel your inner diva in Week 3 of JC SummerArts! Learn the upbeat, catchy songs and perfect the signature dance moves of stars like Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Britney Spears and many others. By the end of the week you will be ready to shine in a spotlight of your own!
Week 4 : 1001 Arabian Nights - Aug 14 - Aug 18
Adventure, intrigue, mystery are in full force during Week 4 of JC SummerArts. Escape the hot summer sun and become spellbound by the entrancing stories of 1001 Arabian Nights. Students will navigate their way through these literary narratives with dance and song in a theatrical retelling of these beloved tales from the Middle East and South Asia.
Week 5 : ¡Vamos a Bailar! / Let's Dance! - August 21 - 25
Your moves will be muy caliente after this Espanol/English dual-language week at JC SummerArts! Learn dances like Salsa and Rhumba to the music of current latin pop stars like Selena, JLo and Marc Anthony. Every day is a party when you get to dance, sing and act! Hablamos Espanol y Ingles in this dual language camp week.
Week 6 : Beauty and the Beast - Aug 28 - Sept 1
Be enchanted by this tale as old as time! Just like Belle and the Prince, go through a transformation of your own as you grow leaps and bounds as a dancer, singer and actor. By the end of the week, students will be twirling and trilling their way through this classic tale of integrity and friendship!
Weekly Price: $400
Full 6 Weeks: $1,680
Early drop off:$ 75 a week
Late pick up: $ 75 a week