Vancouver, WA

7 Day Camp

June 29 - July 5
A whole week is enough time for even your home instructor to see your improvement and for you to make some new friends. This camp is 7 days long with the final day being a half day. If you like to perform, the Vancouver camps provide the opportunity. Classes are held at the Columbia Dance Center in Vancouver, Washington, which is just outside of Portland, Oregon. The facility has three bright studios. It's one of the nicest facilities in the area. We will offer levels 3A through 4 only. Sorry, there is no advanced beginning level here. If you are not sure you are at least intermediate level, please send a video audition for confirmation. The town of Vancouver is quiet and picturesque. It's an up and coming bedroom community of Portland. There are many mom and pop shops and restaurants within a reasonable walking distance. If you want more of an adventure, Portland is a short drive away and having a car would be a nice. Vancouver takes pride in celebrating the Fourth of July. The largest celebration in the country takes place within walking distance of our hotel. On the Saturday evening before camp starts there is an optional Meet and Greet dinner at 6:30 pm for those who arrive early. We have a great bunch of instructors that vary from camp to camp. A list for your camp will be provided in your Welcome Packet. Class size varies but is usually about 15 students per level.

Curriculum

There are three intensities of study: Short Day, All Ballet and Full Day.
Short Day is great if you just want the morning classes which are Pilates or other warm-up, ballet technique, pointe or men's technique, pirouettes and men's or women's variations. You'll have the opportunity to perform the variation you learn if you wish.
All Ballet is more encompassing and to the Short Day we add the Repertory class each day, pas de deux on two days, two workshops and three stretch classes. Plus, you learn three pieces for the performance.
Full Day includes the All Ballet program plus jazz, character, modern, and stretch class everyday except Friday.

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Schedule

Short Day Option

Day 1
8:30 - 10:30 pm Check-in
10:30 - 11:30 pm Orientation
11:30 - 1:00 pm Body Alignment/EBAS
1:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 pm Placement classes
3:15 - 4:00 pm Men's class, Pointe
Day 2 to 6
9:00 - 9:30 am Pilates or EBAS
9:30 - 11:15 am Technique classes
11:30 - 1:00 pm Men's class, Pointe & Pirouettes or Variations
1:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch
3:00 - 6:00 pm Performance (Friday only)
Day 7
10:00 - 11:15 am Technique
11:30 - 12:15 pm Pirouettes
12:15 - 1:00 pm Men's class, Pointe, or Stretch
1:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 - 5:00 pm Dance photos for Individuals
Add Pas de Deux - approximately 3 hours total.
Add Performance Class - approximately 6 hours total.

All Ballet Option

Day 1
8:30 - 10:30 pm Check-in
10:30 - 11:30 pm Orientation
11:30 - 1:00 pm Body Alignment/EBAS
1:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 pm Placement classes
3:15 - 4:00 pm Men's class, Pointe
Day 2-6
9:00 - 9:30 am Pilates or EBAS
9:30 - 11:15 am Technique classes
11:30 - 1:00 pm Men's class, Pointe & Pirouettes or Variations
1:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 - 3:30 pm Performance Class and Pas de deux
3:45 - 5:00 pm Workshops two days
5:00 - 5:45 pm Stretch two days
3:00 - 6:00 pm Performance (Friday afternoon)
Day 7
10:00 - 11:15 am Technique
11:30 - 12:15 pm Pirouettes
12:15 - 1:00 pm Men's class, Pointe or Stretch
1:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 - 5:00 pm Dance photos for individuals (additional)

Full Day Option

Day 1
8:30 - 10:30 pm Check-in
10:30 - 11:30 pm Orientation
12:00 - 1:00 pm Body Alignment/EBAS
1:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 pm Placement classes
3:15 - 4:00 pm Men's class, Pointe
4:00 - 5:15 pm Modern Technique
5:15 - 6 pm Stretch
Day 2-6
9:00 - 9:30 am Pilates or EBAS
9:30 - 11:15 am Technique classes
11:30 - 1:00 pm Men's class, Pointe & Pirouettes or Variations
1:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 - 3:30 pm Performance Class and Pas de deux
3:45 - 5:00 pm Character, Jazz, Workshops and Pas de deux
5:00 - 6:00 pm Stretch
Day 7
10:00 - 11:15 am Technique
11:30 - 12:15 pm Pirouettes
12:15 - 1:00 pm Men's class, Pointe or Stretch
1:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 - 5:00 pm Dance photos for individuals (additional)

Lodging

Vancouver, WA

The Comfort Inn & Suites of Downtown Vancouver will ensure that your visit is pleasant and within walking distance of downtown. The hotel is located 10 miles north of Downtown Portland with easy access to the I-5 and I-205 freeways. The hotel is less than 7 miles from Portland International Airport. It is a scenic 45-minute drive to the striking volcano Mt. St. Helens and a beautiful 50-minute drive to Mt. Hood. There is complimentary shuttle service within a 5 miles radius (M-F) if you call ahead. The hotel features a complimentary hot breakfast buffet daily. Guests of our group will have a fridge and microwave in their room.

Non-Smoking Standard 2 Double Beds: $77
Non-Smoking 2 Queen Beds: $84
Non-Smoking King Suite: $90
Non-Smoking King or Queen Jacuzzi Suite: $100

Reservations must be made three weeks in advance to guarantee a room at the group rate. For more information, contact Joe Johnson, General Manager at vancouverhotel@mkmhotels.com or 971-246-0122 , 360-696-0411. The hotel address is: Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown Vancouver, 401 E 13th St., Vancouver, WA 98660

Hotel Amenities:

Free wired and wireless High Speed Internet
Hot Breakfast Buffet
Heated pool, Sauna, & Fitness center
Environmental Friendly Hotel
Free local phone calls
Guest laundry
ESPN, SHO, Pay-Per-View Movies
MP3 Player hook-up
Free bus, truck and RV parking
Restaurant & Lounge adjacent
Free Wall Street Journal Newspaper
Business Center
Hair dryer
Iron and Iron Boards
In room coffee and tea
Pillow Top Beds
32" Flat screen TV
Pay Per View movies
Pet Friendly (fee)
Free Parking

Lunch

Lunch is included with your tuition. Our caterer will provides a wide selection of lunches, including vegetarian, low carb. and vegan lunches. We can accommodate special diets for medical reasons.

Getting to Camp

The closest airport is Portland International, which is only 7 miles away. For transportation from the airport, call Bluestar Shuttle. It is about a $20 fee from the airport to the hotel. To make a reservation call 1-800-247-2272.