The Dance Program at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp is designed to challenge young dancers, enhancing their current level of training through a diverse curriculum. Dance Majors receive five hours of daily instruction that includes courses in ballet technique, contemporary/modern technique, pointe or pre-pointe, partnering, and exploration of a range of dance styles and genres. The program also provides opportunities to learn original repertoire that challenges a dancer’s movement vocabulary and ability to quickly learn choreography. Workshops in injury prevention, conditioning, choreography, improvisation, and dance history help to provide a well-rounded summer dance experience.
In order to accommodate each student’s level of training, faculty place dancers in classes according to proficiency. Evaluation takes place on opening day. While all dancers work together for morning conditioning classes, workshop classes, and final performances, students remain within their assigned class levels throughout the instructional day.