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Students complete dance camps

Young students recently attended and completed dance camps at The Dancer’s Extension in Saluda, N.C. Camps included instruction in ballet, jazz and contemporary dance technique and phrases. Students also listened to dance stories, learned about famous dancers past and present, worked on crafts, and enjoyed a healthy fruit snack each day.

The highlight of each dance camp was the creation of the students’ own dance story, complete with props and music. The introductory level camp created the dance story, “Winter Turns Into Summer For All the Creatures,” in which a unicorn, angel and veterinarian have to help save the creatures after a severe winter storm.

The elementary level camp created the dance story, “The Mystery of the Missing Bows and How Forgiveness Pays Back,” in which the police and friends discover who is taking the hair bows from a local shop.

Each group performed their original dance story on the last day of their camps for the community during an impromptu performance in The Dancer’s Extension studio.

In addition, Kennedy Huddleston was the student assistant for the introductory camp, and Autumn Jones was the student assistant for the elementary camp. For Kennedy and Autumn’s volunteerism and leadership, they both earned points towards induction in the National Honor Society for Dance Arts.

The Dancer’s Extension offers instruction in creative movement, ballet, pointe, jazz and contemporary dance, and focuses on an academic approach to dance education. For more information and to register for classes, contact the studio at 828-749-9398 or find us on Facebook under The Dancer’s Extension.

– article submitted by Sonya Monts