Vancouver, WA

7 Day Camp

June 28 - July 4
This camp is 7 days long with the final day being a half day. If you like to perform, the Vancouver camp provides the opportunity. Classes are held at the Columbia Dance Center in Vancouver, Washington, which is just outside of Portland, Oregon. The facility has three beautiful, bright studios. We offer levels 3A, 3b and† 4. Sorry, there is no beginning level 1 or 2. If you are not sure your are at least intermediate level, please send a video audition for confirmation.

The town of Vancouver is quiet and picturesque. 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. Vancouver takes pride in celebrating the 4TH of July holiday. 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. We have a great group of experienced 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. A video of the performance and a photo of your entire class is included with your tuition.

Curriculum

There are three intensities of study: Short Day, All Ballet and Full Day.
Short Day

Classes included in the Short Day program are Elemental Body Alignment, daily ballet technique, pointe or men's technique, pirouettes and men's or women's variations. We have just added two afternoon workshops to this program. These will really help to improve your understanding of technique. On Friday, youíll have the opportunity to perform a variation from class if you choose. Lunch is provided each day.

All Ballet

The All Ballet program is more encompassing. In addition to the Short Day program, there is a Repertory class each day, two pas de deux classes, a character class, and an additional pointe class or menís class. You will learn three pieces for the performance.

Full Day

The Full Day includes all of the above classes. In addition there is a restorative workshop, and stretch class everyday except performance day. Restorative and stretch will help your body recover more quickly and reduce soreness.

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Schedule

Short Day Option

Day 1
8:00 - 9:30 pm Check-in
9:30 - 10:30 pm Orientation
10:30 - 11:45 pm EBAS
1145 - 1:15 pm Placement classes
1:15 - 2:15 pm Lunch
2:15 - 3:30 pm Workshop
Day 2 to 6
9:00 - 9:30 am EBAS
9:30 - 11:15 am Technique classes
11:30 - 1:00 pm Men's class, Pointe, Pirouettes, Variations
1:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 - 3:30 pm Workshops on two days
3:00 - 6:00 pm Performance - Friday only
Day 7
9:30 - 10:15 am EBAS
10:15 - 11:45 am Technique
12:00 - 1:00 pm Pointe, Pirouettes or Stretch
1:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 - 5:00 pm Dance photos/open studio
Options: Add Pas de Deux - approximately 3 hours total.
Add Performance Class - approximately 6 hours total.

All Ballet Option

Day 1
8:00 - 9:30 pm Check-in
9:30 - 10:30 pm Orientation
10:30 - 11:45 pm EBAS
1145 - 1:15 pm Placement classes
1:15 - 2:15 pm Lunch
2:15 - 3:30 pm Workshop
3:45 - 4:30 pm Pointe, Menís class
Day 2-6
9:00 - 9:30 am EBAS
9:30 - 11:15 am Technique classes
11:30 - 1:00 pm Men's class, Pointe, Pirouettes, 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
2:00 - 6:00 pm Performance Class, Pas De Deux, Workshops, Performance - Friday only
Day 7
9:30 - 10:15 am EBAS
10:15 - 11:45 am Technique
12:00 - 1:00 pm Pointe, Pirouettes or Stretch
1:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 - 5:00 pm Dance photos/open studio

Full Day Option

Day 1
8:00 - 9:30 pm Check-in
9:30 - 10:30 pm Orientation
10:30 - 11:45 pm EBAS
12:00 - 1:00 pm Pointe, Pirouettes or Stretch
1:15 - 2:15 pm Lunch
2:15 - 3:30 pm Workshop
3:45 - 4:30 pm Pointe, Menís class
4:30 - 5:30 pm Restorative
Day 2-6
9:00 - 9:30 am EBAS
9:30 - 11:15 am Technique classes
11:30 - 1:00 pm Men's class, Pointe, Pirouettes, Variations
1:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 - 3:30 pm Performance Class and Pas de deux
2:00 - 6:00 pm Performance Class, Pas De Deux, Workshops, and Stretch, Performance - Friday only
Day 7
9:30 - 10:15 am EBAS
10:15 - 11:45 am Technique
12:00 - 1:00 pm Pointe, Pirouettes or Stretch
1:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 - 5:00 pm Dance photos/open studio

Lodging

Vancouver, WA

The Comfort Inn & Suites of Downtown Vancouver will ensure that your visit is comfortable and within walking distance of downtown. Guest of our group will have a fridge and microwave in their room. 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.

Non-Smoking Standard 2 Double Beds: $TBA
Non-Smoking 2 Queen Beds: $TBA
Non-Smoking King Suite: $TBA
Non-Smoking King or Queen Jacuzzi Suite: $TBA

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

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

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.