March Break and Summer Camps

March Break and Summer Camp registration is now open!

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Danse Chelsea Dance March Break Camp, March 4-8th, 2024

Dance, Theatre and Visual Art taught by artists from our community. For campers ages 5-9 for the March Break Camp and 5-11 for our Summer Camp.

Welcome to the Danse Chelsea Dance Magic of Nature Camp, where the magic of nature meets the beauty of dance! Our camp offers a unique blend of ballet, jazz, visual art, theatre, and contemporary dance. Our experienced instructors will guide you through a transformative journey, helping you discover the magic within yourself and the world around you.

Location: La Fab sur Mill, 8 Chemin Mill, Chelsea Quebec.

  • Cost: $350, art supplies included
  • Time: 9:30-3:30 pm.
  • Early drop off at 8:30 am and post camp care is free until 4pm.
  • Campers will be divided into two groups.
  • We will go outside for lunch each day, please dress appropriately.

Schedule

  • 9:00-9:30 am: Drop off
  • 9:30-12:00 pm: Opening Circle, Dance, Theatre workshops
  • 12:00-1:00pm: Lunch
  • 1:00-3:30 pm: Dance and Visual Art workshops and Closing circle
  • 3:30-4:00 pm: Pick up

We want to  ensure a child’s first experience of art and art making is a great one and hope, through our camps, to instil a love of the creative process, a deep connection to imagination and to bring the community together through the practice of making art through dance, theatre and the visual arts. No previous experience is required!  Programming will be taught in both English and French.

Dance with Elly: Dance Through the Seasons

Embark on a magical journey through the seasons with Dance Instructor Elly! Dancers will explore ballet and jazz techniques while connecting deeply with the natural world. At the start of the week, dancers will be whisked away to a Winter wonderland, where the music and props will evoke the crisp air and glistening snow, allowing them to strengthen like icicles and twirl like snowflakes. As the week progresses, dancers will transition through Spring’s awakening, Summer’s warmth, and Fall’s golden hues, drawing inspiration from the rhythms of nature in each season. By the end of the week, dancers will not only have honed their technical skills but also developed a profound connection to the magic of nature through movement.

Theatre with Kelsey: Nature’s Storytellers 

Step into the enchanting world of theatre where kids explore the magic of nature through imaginative play. Within a kind and inclusive space, kids will bring their ideas and stories to life through storytelling, tableaux work, vignettes, soundscapes, and more. With nature as inspiration, each child will uncover and play out the stories that have been bubbling up inside of them.

Visual Arts with Kelsey: Nature’s Palette 

Join Kelsey for a week of experimentation inspired by nature! Kids will unleash their creativity as they experiment with colour, texture, collage and creative risk-taking! They will be supported in colouring outside the lines and following their creative impulses, inside the studio and out in fresh air. This is the art class where you get to be MESSY! PLAYFUL! UNIQUE!

 

Contemporary Dance with Catrina: In Tune with Nature’s Elements

Enter a realm of experimental and process-oriented dance with Catrina, where students are invited to embrace the magic of nature through movement. In this class, dancers will embark on a journey of self-discovery, taking physical and creative risks through improvisation inspired by the elements of nature. From the fluidity of water to the strength of earth, dancers will explore the qualities of movement and their relationships with the natural world. Through structured improvisations and developing scores, students will find personal ways of moving and creating, tapping into the infinite creativity and energy of the world around them.

What to Bring

  • A nut-free lunch and two nut-free snacks
  • A labelled water bottle
  • Loose-fitting clothing that allows for freedom of movement and which can get dirty
  • Weather-appropriate clothing: we will go outside at lunch time so children should be prepared for mud, snow and rain.

Camp readiness guidelines

Children will be encouraged to explore new ways of moving, creating and exploring through the arts. To do this all must feel safe and welcome to express themselves in their own unique ways and be free to take risks in a trusting atmosphere.

To encourage a safe and welcoming place for all, please talk with your child prior to coming to camp to ensure they are:

  • comfortable taking direction and following direction from staff
  • staying with their group
  • being comfortable in both large and smaller groups of children they may not know and being able to get along with them.
  • understand the importance of snacks, lunch and water and be able to manage them on their own with supervision of a counselor
  • being able to dress themselves, knowing and asking when to use the washroom
  • be able to apply sunscreen or be able to ask a counselor for help
  • be able to keep track of their belongings with the help of counselors

We hope to make camp a positive experience for all children and will work with you to help your child transition to camp. Please share any concerns you may have so that we can help your child thrive at camp. If we have exhausted all means to ensure their success at camp, we reserve the right to refund the remaining fee and ask that they return in another session when they are more prepared for a camp experience.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

In the event of illness or other unforeseen circumstances, any changes to and/or cancellation of your child’s registration must be done in writing no later than three weeks prior to the start of camp in order to receive a full refund less an administration fee of $50. Refunds requested with less than 3 weeks before the first day of camp will be subject to a $150 administration fee. If your child becomes ill before camp starts and is unable to attend, the administration fee of $150 will be waived with a doctor’s note.  Once camp has started, days missed for any reason cannot be refunded or made up.