Summer of Dance Program Encourages Kids to Stay Active

School may be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean the learning stops. To help kids stay active throughout the summer, Berks Ballet Theatre Conservatory of Dance will host three new interactive dance programs for kinds aged 2-19.

“We are very excited for Summer of Dance to begin” says Director of Berks Ballet Theatre Conservatory of Dance, Nathan Bland “First up on the schedule is our raved about Princess Ballerina and Prince Camp.”

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Bland says the week long morning camp is filled with dance, music, story time and crafts. Princess Ballerina and Prince Camp is designed for 2-4 year old’s and will allow them to explore their natural love of movement and music.

“It won’t just be about fun, it will also be a nurturing learning environment that will incorporate educational tools as well.” says Bland. For those who cannot make the June session, Berks Ballet Conservatory is also offering a second session in August.

“We are excited to have alumni and sisters Lauren and Olivia Moyer return to run both the June and August Princess Ballerina and Prince Camp this Summer” Bland said. “The great thing is, at the end of the week, they get to show off what they’ve learned to their parents”.

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Lauren Moyer is a 2016 alum of Berks Ballet Theatre Conservatory of Dance and Company and a graduate of Exeter Senior High School. Lauren is a current junior in the honors college at Duquesne University. Olivia Moyer is a Berks Ballet Theatre Conservatory of Dance and Company alumni of 2018. After graduating from Exeter High School, Olivia is continuing her education at Villanova University.

For 3-9 year old’s, Berks Ballet Conservatory is offering Young Dancer summer sessions. The three 2-week sessions, in June, July , and August, are designed to help dancers learn new techniques.

“We do limit the size of the classes, that’s one thing we are known for. 12-15 is our max, which allows us to have more one-on-one time with the dancers.” says Bland “It’s a great way to get new students into dance, and showcase what we can offer to the community”.

For the more experienced dancers Berks Ballet Conservatory will also offer a summer Professional Dance program for ages 9-19. Bland says the professional Dance Experience sessions are week long, full day classes. “It’s a program designed to help dancers push and train for the next level”. With guest teachers coming in from as far away as Texas, the week summarizes with a showcase performance for family and friends.

The Princess Ballerina and Prince Camp will be held June 17-21st, and August 12-16th. Young Dancers Summer Sessions begin June 17, 19, 24,26, July 8, 10, 15, 17th, and August 5, 7, 12, 14th. The Professional Dance Experience program will be held July 22 and August 16th.

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