The Baldwin Wallace Community Arts School Summer Dance Immersion is a unique dance experience designed to bring together dancers in grades 7-12, from studios across the region, to develop artistic growth, cultivate existing dance technique, and challenge new technical development. Students will work with master instructors and experience new dance styles to deepen their love of dance through their versatility. This dance camp will be a gathering place of excellence in dance, designed to complement, enhance, and further students’ own studio training.
Students will live on the Baldwin Wallace University campus and participate in a variety of dance and social activities. Activities provided during the camp experience will allow the students to foster lasting connections and powerful friendships with other dancers.
This Immersion is a dance event you do not want to miss!
Registration information for the next Summer Dance Immersion is coming soon!
Master faculty are at the core of the CAS Summer Dance Immersion. Faculty will consist of current BW University faculty, current BW Community Arts School faculty, and guest instructors from around the country. These master instructors will bring unparalleled knowledge and cutting edge material from different parts of the country to our Immersion students.
Stay tuned - Dance Immersion guest instructors will be announced soon.
Curriculum and Schedule
The curriculum for the Dance Immersion will include dance classes in ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, acro, hip hop, ballroom, and improvisation. Students will also experience classes in the areas of nutrition, kinesiology, recovery, and choreography composition. Students can expect to take 5-6 active dance classes per day and 1-2 lecture-style classes per day. In addition, dancers will have a daily recreational activity designed to promote friendship, fun, and bonding among the dancers. Camp activities include movie nights, photo shoots, bonfires and more!
A typical daily schedule might look like this:
8:00-8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00-9:30 a.m. Warmup
9:30-10:45 a.m. Jazz
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Ballroom
12:15-12:45 p.m. Lunch
1:00-2:30 p.m. Modern
2:45-4:15 p.m. Ballet
4:30-5:50 p.m. Hip Hop
6:10-7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00-8:15 p.m. Kinesiology Workshop
8:30 p.m. Bonfire at BW’s Circle of Warmth
10:00 p.m. Lights Out
All dedicated, serious dance students with a willingness to learn are encouraged to attend the Dance Immersion. While we will have a lot of fun during the Dance Immersion, interested students should be excited about, and focused on, growing their technique, learning new skills, and developing their artistry.
Students will be placed in classes based on their individual ability level.
We want to ensure that every student is in the classes that will benefit them most and allow them their greatest opportunity for growth and fun!
Placement will be based on dancers video submissions as well as the placement classes dancers will take on the first day.
Video submission instructions will be sent to dancers after their registration is completed. Videos DO NOT need to be professional quality. Videos should be 1-3 minutes in length and should show off the dancer in their personal best style. Submission videos should be only of the dancer registering and should not include a group of dancers. Dancers will be placed on technical skill level, not on the choreography of their submission video.
Placements are at the sole discretion of the Summer Immersion faculty.
The Summer Dance Immersion is a residential camp. Dancers will have the opportunity to live in Davidson Commons on the beautiful Baldwin Wallace University campus.
Dancers will be placed in rooms with other campers of a similar age. Dancers may request a specific roommate, but those requests are not guaranteed.