All students in grades 5-12 or ages 10-18 are invited to attend. All campers are welcome. Previous dance experience is not required and any level of dance experience is appreciated. Camp is directed by the Luther College Dance Program.
An outstanding group of professional dance faculty and experienced college dancers are selected for their ability to foster a welcoming and safe environment, encouraging creativity, and movement for all abilities.
Campers will be chaperoned around the clock by college dance students and stay in Luther campus residence halls. Classes will be held in the Center for the Arts, a state-of-the-art facility for performance training. Campers will learn from experienced dance professionals and educators and experience a variety of camp activities that will enrich artistic, creative, and collaborative skills in a positive, fun, and encouraging environment.
The camp will have a ratio of eight campers to one counselor allowing for individual attention. The camp will culminate with a closing performance open to the public.
This summer dance program will connect directly with the Movement Fundamentals (MF) curriculum within the Visual & Performing Arts department housed in the Center for the Arts, Luther College. The MF curriculum has been presented at national and international conferences and university dance programs throughout the U.S. and Europe. The MF curriculum was recently featured at Fostering the Future: Dance Curriculum Development Session for 2050 in New York City. This curriculum focuses on emboldening the body as an intelligent source for creation and expression.
If payment is received and you are unable to attend the camp, refunds will be granted minus a $25 administrative fee.
Each camper must be covered by his/her parent's insurance before participating in the camp. Each camper MUST turn in the Health Form and have proof of health insurance (photocopy of insurance card) provided to Luther College before check in to participate in the camp.