We are so excited to announce our 2nd Annual MUSICAL THEATER SUMMER CAMP! Our theme is MOVIE MUSICALS! We are continuing the same theme as last year with new and exciting songs & choreography! The week will offer our campers a well-rounded experience filled with: dancing, music, acting, singing & art.
We are thrilled to bring you an exceptional faculty that will leave your dancers inspired and wanting MORE!
DATE: Monday July 29th 9:45 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday July 31st 10:15 am - 2:30 pm
Friday August 2nd 10:15 am - 2:30 pm (Performance & reception 2:30 - 3 pm)
AGES: 7 & up
WHERE: Studio Fusion
16401 Gothard St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
CAMP T-SHIRT: If registered by 6/15, participant is guaranteed to receive a camp t-shirt. We will have some extras, but can not guarantee a shirt or specific size if you register after 6/15.
PARENT SUPERVISION: Unlike our classes - parents are not required to stay. The only exceptions would be if your dancer requires assistance with the bathroom, medication, or food (please see below).
FOOD: Participant must bring a lunch & snack each day. Snacks should be in a paper, plastic, or reusable bag CLEARLY LABELED with the DANCER’S NAME. All food must be nut-free. Please do not send gum or candy. If your dancer needs assistance with food or eating, we ask that you please stay.
BEVERAGE: Please send water only. Must be CLEARLY LABELED with the DANCER’S NAME.
BACKPACK/TOTE BAG: Please have all your participant’s belongings (lunch, snacks, water, extra shirt if needed, etc) in a backpack/tote bag that is CLEARLY LABELED with the DANCER’S NAME.
BATHROOM: We are unable to assist participants with the bathroom. Participants must be able use the bathroom completely independently OR a parent/guardian must stay for the duration of the camp to assist the participant with the bathroom.
MEDICATION: We will not administer any medication. If a participant is requiring medication or medical assistance it must be administered by the parent/guardian.
**CANCELLATION POLICY: Minimum and maximum attendance requirements exist for this camp. Down For Dance reserves the right to cancel or change any scheduled activities due to lack of enrollment. If cancellation occurs, 100% of camp payments will be refunded. We will notify you of cancellation by July 15, 2019.
PERFORMANCE & RECEPTION:
Campers will spend the week rehearsing for their showcase that will take place on Friday 8/2 at 2:30pm. This show will include a debriefing session with our residential artists who will explain the art instillations that were created by YOUR ARTISTS! Your artists will also be performing their repertoire from the week. This performance will be followed with a casual & fun reception where you will have time to chat with the camp's faculty and explore the art instillations created by your innovative artists! It is free and open to family & friends of the participants.
SARI ANNA THOMAS
A native of Seattle, Sari Anna moved to Los Angeles on a scholarship to EDGE Performing Arts Center in the summer of 2000. After working professionally for 5 years, she decided to turn her focus to teaching, choreographing and directing. She joined the faculty at Los Angeles Ballet in 2010 and has since also become involved with Elevation Studios where she now currently directs and teaches. Sari Anna started teaching dance to the Down syndrome community in 2013, and brings her expertise to DFD both inside and outside of the classroom, while also serving as the Artistic Director. Providing high quality dance programming to populations that don’t normally get exposed to these sorts of opportunities is where her passion truly lies, and of all the projects on her plate, she finds her work with DFD to be the most rewarding.
AMBER L. CROMWELL
Amber L Cromwell, LMFT ATR is a certified art therapist and arts educator passionate for bringing children opportunities for positive self-expression. Amber is part-time faculty at Loyola Marymount University and the 2017/2018 director of ARTsmart, a community outreach program invested in providing underserved children an education in the arts. She also has a private practice in Los Angeles and contracts with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where she runs art therapy groups in LAUSD schools. Amber is psyched to join the faculty at the Down For Dance Musical Theater camp because dance was her first creative love and she is excited to explore the intersect where visual and performative arts intersect with Down For Dance students.
Dani grew up in Southern California and started dancing at age 9. At age 22 she left dancing professionally to follow her heart and teach and direct the Dance Department at Wilson High School in Long Beach. In 2007 she left Wilson H.S. to raise her family & currently teaches dance & fitness classes. This past February she was invited to a DFD performance. She loved the program and instantly knew she wanted to get involved with DFD. She has been volunteering in the LB classes and is so excited & grateful for the opportunity to share her love & joy of dance with these inspiring individuals!