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Another Summer at Dance Place! Energizers Summer Camp Newsletter Issue 1

Monday July 1, 2013

What’s New Summer is finally here! Another year at Dance Place Summer Camp will be lots of fun. We are so excited to have you all back at camp. This year we plan to have more and more fun with you guys. We have added lots of more and exciting classes such as Ballet, Zumba, Jewelry Making and Hip-Hop Kulture etc. Your own Jr. Staffers will be responsible for informing you in the newsletter on the interesting things happening here every week. So let’s have a great summer, we hope you guys enjoy it!

Two truths and a lie with SEARAH WISE

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1. I have 14 siblings 2. I used to be a camper 3. I am going to grad school in the fall

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Check Out the New Classes at Summer Camp! New Zumba Class!! Written by: Yaa Ade Cunningham Kiley Pogas is now teaching classes every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:25 to 2:25! She is a Staff Member at Dance Place that has been teaching for about three years. Kiley is now 22 years old (almost 23 J). Her goal for this summer is to demonstrate and teach us how to see dance from a different perspective. She will show us how dance can be used for fun but can also be a source for healthy living and exercise. Kiley will be teaching “Zumba” this summer. Zumba is an aerobic fitness class that includes different genres of dance such as Hip Hop, Samba, Salsa, etc. Zumba is also an international form of fitness; meaning that it is practiced all

Question of the week… How well do you know your Dance Place history? What year did Dance Place move to Brookland?

over the world to keep many people fit and healthy. It will be a

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great experience for all of us. So, hope to see you there! ;)

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Ballet Comes to Camp Written by: Funmi Lawal

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This summer there is a new addition to the Dance Place Summer Camp Staff and her name is Ms. Judy Estey. Ms. Judy is 25 years old and works in the Development office. Along with being the Director of Grants, Ms. Judy is the new ballet teacher here at Summer Camp. Even though Ms. Judy has been teaching ballet for four years, this is her first year here teaching ballet to the 5 and 6 year olds here at summer camp. In addition to teaching at summer camp, Ms. Judy teaches Ballet and Tap on Thursdays and Saturdays for the Kids on the Move program. When Ms. Judy was asked what she is most excited about in teaching ballet here at summer camp she replied “I am most excited about the videos we will be watching such as Swan Lake and the different moves and terms they will be learning”. Ms. Judy also added that her students are doing very well so far, they are behaving well, and they are filled with lots of energy!

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Hip Hop Kulture Written by: Mikalah Davis

Hip-Hop Kulture is a new class this year to the summer camp. It will be taught by Lewis every Tuesday and Thursday @9:20-10:30. Lewis is now 26 years old. Lewis has two goals for us this summer. His goals for the summer are

Jewelry Making

to have us understand that hip-hop is in you and

Written by: Kayla McCoy

also make us notice that it is extremely important

Shannon will be teaching a new class this summer called jewelry making this year. She is also the head director the summer camp. I asked her a couple of questions to see what the class was about.

that we understand the meaning of the lyrics our

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favorite rappers are trying to say. Hip-Hop Kulture has a variety of meanings. First it means our collective

What are you most excited for in your class?

consciousness, inspires create our arts and

-“My Class is making different jewelry to sell for the “Through the Years “end the year show. And that I get to show the children different techniques that they might use outside of summer camp.”

sciences. Second it means the development of

What kind of jewelry will you be making in your class?

music product and things associated. This class

-“Well today we made bracelets and necklaces but throughout the year the class will make earrings.”.

and overcome our fears. See you there! J

Hip-Hop’s artistic/intellectual elements: such as emceein, breakin, beatboxin, dejaayin, graffiti street knowledge, street fashion street entrepreneurism. Lastly, Hip-Hop means rap will be so fun, we all get to learn about ourselves

How long have you been doing this? -“This is my first year teaching the class but I have been making jewelry for 3 years but never taught in summer camp.” What materials do you use in your class? -“We use beads, string and hoops.”

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Fun Times: Mikalah Davis S S O R R T A N S S W E E J R

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Bringin’ Down the House Party! Wednesday, August 7: 8:00-10:00pm At Dance Place, 3225 8th St NE, Washington, DC 20017 Join Dance Place for a final dance party before we begin construction for our renovated space! This is your last chance to party in the old Dance Place, so bring your friends and family to: • • • •

Dance the night away Share your memories and envision our bright future Name Your Space in the New Dance Place by purchasing a chair or brick Bring a memento for our time capsule!

Tickets are FREE! AFRICAN ART BALLET COMMUNICATION CREATIVE CULTURE FUN GARDEN GOAL HIP-HOP JEWELRY MODERN RESPECT SETTING STEP SWIMMING TUMBLING

Reserve your tickets now at danceplace.org

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