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Danse Chelsea Dance Summer Camp, July 8-12th, 2024

Dance, Theatre, Visual Art and Yoga classes. A full filled week for campers ages 5-11 years.

 

Our summer camp offers a unique blend of dance, visual art, theatre and yoga. 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.

Dancers will be divided into two groups- 5-7 and 8-11.

Schedule

  • 8:30-9:30 am: Drop off
  • 9:30-12:00 pm: Opening Circle, Dance and Yoga workshops
  • 12:00-1:00pm: Lunch
  • 1:00-3:30 pm: Theatre 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.

Playing with Yoga though games, movement and music

Laura’s playful style of yoga encourages children to explore their senses with movement and imagination. Her light-hearted approach introduces yoga through cooperative games and songs and incorporates many innovative props. She invites children to connect to themselves and strengthen the mind-body connection. Children learn yoga through dynamic physical movement and creative relaxation imagery. Simple and calming breathwork techniques are encouraged to cultivate a positive self-image, bolster self-confidence and build peaceful awareness. The connection to movement and stillness helps support an overall sense of well-being.

Theatre with Kelsey

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. Inspired by our theme of the week, each child will uncover and play out the stories that have been bubbling up inside of them.

Visual Arts with Amanda Pierce

Calling all young artists! Join us at Art Camp with Amanda Pierce this summer for an immersive experience in intuitive art. Dive deep into the world of creativity as we explore the enchanting Wabi Sabi philosophy, celebrating imperfection and crafting perfectly imperfect masterpieces. Get hands-on with recycled materials and ephemera, and learn the art of letting go while unleashing your inner artist. Don’t miss out on this inspiring journey!

Contemporary Dance with Catrina

Enter a realm of experimental and process-oriented dance with Catrina, where students will embark on a journey of self-discovery, taking physical and creative risks through improvisation inspired by the camps theme of the week. 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.

Our Teachers

To find out more about Danse Chelsea Dance teachers Catrina and Kelsey click here.

Introducing our Guest Camp Instructors:

Amanda Pierce

Amanda is a resident artist and instructor at La Fab sur Mill, nestled in the serene surroundings of Chelsea, Quebec. A dedicated Canadian Cree Métis contemporary abstract encaustic artist, sculptor, and workshop facilitator, Amanda’s artistic endeavors have been described as “hauntingly beautiful.” Her creations are characterized by rich textures, captivating 3D elements, and a distinctive incorporation of nature-inspired, recycled materials, and found objects. Amanda’s workshops focus on guiding participants to create authentic art that comes from the soul. Amanda’s approach is intuitive, emphasizing a letting go process that allows individuals to connect with their inner creativity in a meaningful way.

Laura Fowler Massie ECE M.Ed. RCYT

Laura is an experienced Early Childhood Educator (ECE) with a BA in Psychology and an M.Ed. in teaching and learning. She is also an 800hr RYT Hatha Yoga Teacher with specialized training in children’s yoga, restorative yoga, and infant massage. With more than 30 years in the yoga and early education sectors, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her children’s yoga classes. Laura is also a college professor specializing in child development and play-based learning theory and the creator of the Calm Kids Yoga© Teacher Training Program.

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.