Summer Camps: By Kids-For Kids in Denver Colorado!

SUMMER CAMPSDance Exploration has always offered a fun variety of classes for our students in our after school program and summer time isn’t much different! For parents, there are always so many choices when it comes to summer programming and picking the right choice for you and your kids! How do you know what is best?

Here are some tips for picking the best summer camp for your family!

Fun for all Ages!

Make sure the programs you enroll your child or children in offers a little bit of something for everyone! Here at Dance Exploration we offer Summer Camps for preschool and elementary aged children alike! This way big brother or sister aren’t left out while baby sister gets to enjoy a magical summer dancing experience! For preschool aged children (ages 3-7), Dance Exploration creates a magical and imagination filled adventure with our Fairy Tale Princess Summer Camps and Super Hero Summer Camps! Complete with dancing, arts, crafts, obstacle courses and more, this three hour long dance adventures keep their imaginations peaked and their bodies moving! At the same time, our Elementary Aged (5+) Hip Hop and Cheerleading Camps allow for a physically challenging and creatively fun camp for older kids to enjoy!

Engaging Curriculum!

Find a program that has been proven to entertain and create lasting memories! Anyone can conduct a Summer Dance Camp, but at Dance Exploration we take it one step further! Take a look for yourself:

Fairy Tale Princess Camps- The Only Princess Camps in Denver where you can meet your own Princess!

FAIRY TALE DANCE CAMPSOnce upon a time, there was a group of dancing princesses. They danced in the morning, made beautiful crafts, twirled and spun in the prettiest dresses around, met other princesses just like them and some princes too! So many adventures they went on each day: they met a fairy Godmother who gave them princess crowns and glass slippers! They cast fairy spells for newborn princesses to protect her from evil. They had snowball fights with a hideous beast. They swam under the sea with the Little Mermaid. They kissed some frogs and built snowmen too! By the end of it all was a little rest and relaxation with a Princess Tea Party! Tea, muffins, cookies and cakes all served by a beautiful real-life princess!  The Princesses all gathered by the Princess Castle to talk about what being a princess is all about! Learn more about our Fairy Tale Princess Summer Camps

Super Hero Camps- Calling all Super Heroes on a Secret Mission to defeat Evil through Dance and Movement!

SUPER HERO CAMPSThe Super Heroes gathered to train in strength, balance and agility exercises to ensure the defeat of the evil villains that lurked to destroy their beloved city! Buildings, kryptonite and atomic threats were no match for the super heroes who jumped, kicked and spun their way to defeating the villains. They created flying disks, capes and other weapons and built tools to help them succeed. When they completed their victories they celebrated with a Super Hero Party! All in a days work! Learn more about our Super Hero Summer Camps

Hip Hop Summer Camps- By Kids – For Kids!

HIP HOP SLIDE SHOWFor boys and girls, Hip Hop Camps will teach children all details of the Urban street styles of Hip Hop dancing from break dancing, popping, locking, and free style. If you’re frequently captivated by the dancers on hit TV shows such as So You Think You Can Dance and America’s Best Dance Crew, then Hip Hop Summer Camps are right for you!  What makes our Hip Hop camps unique? Our ‘Dance to Learn!’™ Curriculum allows for dancers to provide input on their learning and creative process! Most dance classes are set up for the instructor to lead the class without input from students, with our Curriculum students’ are allowed to provide input and create in teams or individually. The end of the camps will include a performance for family and friends to witness all that the campers have learned. Learn more about our Hip Hop Summer Camps

Cheerleading Summer Camps- By Kids – For Kids!

CHEER SLIDE SHOWFocused on Team Work, Team Spirit and and Cheering for the Win, Dance Exploration’s Summer Cheerleading Camps are the perfect option for girls and boys who want to learn how to cheer, chant, stunt and  flip like the cheerleaders on their favorite sport teams! What makes our Cheerleading camps unique? Our ‘Dance to Learn!’™ Curriculum allows for dancers to provide input on their learning and creative process! Most dance classes are set up for the instructor to lead the class without input from students, with our Curriculum students’ are allowed to provide input and create in teams or individually. For example, our cheerleaders may be asked to write their own cheers and then will be given the chance to create choreography to coincide with this cheers! The end of the camps will include a performance for family and friends to witness all that the campers have learned. Learn more about our Cheerleading Summer Camps!

“D-A-N-C-E! Dance Exploration is where you wanna be! Where everybody has the chance, to Dance to Learn and learn to dance!”

Locations!

Find a camp program that offers services in multiple locations!

Dance Exploration, LLC’s Summer Camps for Kids are located at multiple locations in Colorado including:

Denver
Lone Tree
Aurora
Castle Rock

For more on our Summer Camps or to enroll, visit our website!

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Creating Super Hero Camps

This year Dance Exploration is very excited to be creating our very first Super Hero Dance Camps as a part of our wonderful Summer Dance Camp experiences. This camp will be for boys (and girls) ages 3-7. We’ve been having a blast brainstorming our ideas on how to make children become Bat Man, Spider Man and Super Man in the dance studio!

 

Super Hero Dance Camps

During the brainstorming process we asked questions like:

What qualities do Super Heroes have that humans don’t?

What are common types of Super Hero situations?

A reoccurring theme kept appearing! Super Heroes are most often saving civilians that are trapped in a building! That’s when we came up with the idea to have the kids punch out windows to a burning building to help the fireman put out the fire! Now where were we going to get a burning building?

We have to make one!

We wanted to share with you how we made our building from a box! Feel free to try this idea at your next Super Hero Themed Party! Hope you like it 😀

Make your Own Super Hero Building

 

What you will need for this project:

  1. Cut Down Box
  2. Box Cutter
  3. Scissors
  4. Silver Wrapping Paper
  5. Tape
  6. Yellow Tissue Paper
  7. Rectangular Stencil
  8. Sharpie

Supplies

In the picture there are a few additional items that we thought we would need but didn’t! 😀

 

Part 1: Making the Windows

Step 1: Drawing the Windows

Using your Rectangular Stencil and sharpie. Trace the pattern with the stencil and evenly place your windows down your box. We ended up tracing 16 windows total for our building.

Drawing Your Windows

Step 2: Cut Out Your Windows

Cut out Windows

With your box cutter, begin cutting out the windows along the lines you traced in the previous step. (We stayed a few centimeters within our trace mark.) We cleaned up the edges with scissors.

Clean Edges

 

Part 2: No Longer a Box- The Transformation

Step 1: Measuring the Paper

Wrap your building in wrapping paper. We chose silver, as we thought it’s the most like a building. First we measured our box to determine the amount of wrapping paper. We were lucky enough that we only needed one sheet of wrapping paper.

Wraps

Step 2: The Flip

Once measured, we flipped the box and paper so the outside of the box was now lying face down.

Flips

Step 3: Making Cuts

We cut the paper to match the folds of the box to prevent tearing when reassembling.

Cuts

Step 4: Wrapping

We then folded and taped the wrapping paper along all the edges of our box.

tapes

 

Part 3: Open the Windows!

We then were ready to cut out our windows!

Step 1: Poke a Hole

We poked a hole in the middle of each window with our box cutter.

Holes

Step 2: Cut Out

We then cut out the middle portion of wrapping paper keeping about 1″ of the paper still exposed.

Step 4: Corner to Corner

We cut the remaining paper to the corners of the window.

Corner 2 Corner

Step 5: Folding the Edges

We then taped the edges of all our windows creating a nice, clean line.

Folds

Taped Windows

 

 

Part 4: Breakable Window Panes

Now that our windows were made, we needed to make our breakable window panes.

Step 1: Measuring the Tissue Paper

Lay a piece of Yellow Tissue paper across your exposed windows.

Tissue

Step 2: Cutting the Panes

Cut the tissue vertically and horizontally along the window ledges.

Ledges

ledges2

Step 3: Tape Down

Tape each window edge separately.

tape edges

Part 5: Erecting the Building

Finally our building came to life when we taped it from the inside. We left the top of the building open so we could replace tissue as needed.

Finished

We are now going to test our building at our upcoming Dance Teacher Training! If all goes well, we will be adding some additional components before our Super Hero Campers get to play with it!

For more on our upcoming Super Hero Camps, or to enroll, visit: http://www.dancexploration.co/Super_Hero_Dance_Camps.html

Did you try this project? How did the building work at your event?