SUMMER
DANCE

 
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JUNE

Ballet Bootcamp Session 1

June 7, 8, 9

June 14, 15, 16

Level 1 and 2

Join us this summer for Ballet Boot Camp! We will be focusing on technique and conditioning. 

Each session meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for two weeks.

Level 1 - Ages 6+. Previously in Ballet 1 and 2. Meets for six sessions from 5:30-6:45pm. $124 per session.

Level 2 - Ages 10+. Previously in Ballet 3 and up. Meets for six sessions from 5:30-7:00pm. $152 per session. 

(Please register for a level based on your ballet class from last year.)

Register for pointe on Thursdays for an additional $20 (with teacher approval.) You must be enrolled in Ballet Bootcamp to register for pointe.

Ages 6+ 
Level 1- $124 per session
Level 2-  $152 per session

"Grease is the Word"

May 31, June 1,2

Musical Theatre Camp

You're the one that we want to help kick off our summer! Get ready to shake, rattle, and roll with Barefoot's musical theatre camp and take on the popular broadway musical Grease. Begin your summer with a week of singing, acting and dancing with our very own Mr. Justin. Become a "triple threat" while preparing for the stage. Learn level appropriate dance routines from popular Broadway shows. Learn or heighten your vocal performance and acting skills while performing scenes from hit musicals.

Level 1, Ages 7-11 - Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00am-11:00am

Level 2, Ages 12+ - Tuesday through Thursday, 11:30am-1:30pm

Ages 7+ 
Level 1- $164
Level 2- $164

Conditioning Mondays

Beginning June 6th

Spend your Monday evenings focusing on strength and technique. Bring a friend and keep up your conditioning over the summer. Maintaining a strong, healthy body is a key component of becoming a well rounded dancer. 

This class meets each Monday from 4:30-5:30pm. There will be no class on Monday, July 4th. 

Purchase a one time summer conditioning pass for $120

Ages 8+
Conditioning Punchcard- $120
Bring a friend for - $5

South Dakota Ballet Intensive

Beginning June 6th

Barefoot is excited to be hosting the South Dakota Ballet for their Rapid City summer intensive and performance. Virtual auditions for this intensive will be held on March 19th through the South Dakota Ballet.

Miss Andrea has been busy creating the "Verna Deiter Memorial Scholarship." This scholarship was created in memorial for Miss Andrea's grandmother to assist our aspiring Barefoot dancers. Our first scholarship recipients will be those planning to audition for the South Dakota Ballet Intensive June 6-16th in Rapid City, hosted at Barefoot Dance Studio. Applicants will be selected by Miss Andrea, Amy Beth Soyland (Verna's other beloved granddaughter), and Modern Dance legend Bill Evans. This is for any Barefoot Student aged 10 and up. Please refer to the information below on how to apply. Applications are due March 16th.

 

Learn more
southdakotaballet.org

Encanto Camp

June 20, 21, 22

Petite Dance Camp

Join us for a week of magical dancing, games and crafts. This magical camp will include all of your favorite Encanto characters and songs. 

Not only are our primary dance camps fun, they are great first time classroom experiences filled with locomotor movement and activities.

Monday through Wednesday - 11:00am-12:00pm

Pair this camp with our petite tap intensive!

Ages 3-5
$75

Encanto Camp Junior

June 20, 21, 22

Junior

Dance Camp

Encanto is one of the most popular movies for all age groups! Spend your week with Barefoot creating movement to your favorite Encanto songs. This is a perfect dance camp for you and your friends. 

Monday through Wednesday - 4:00pm-5:30pm

Pair this camp with our Junior Tap Intensive!

Ages 6-10
$120

Ballet Bootcamp Session 2

June 21, 22, 23

June 28, 29, 30

Level 1 and 2

Join us this summer for Ballet Boot Camp! We will be focusing on technique and conditioning. 

Each session meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for two weeks.

Level 1 - Ages 6+. Previously in Ballet 1 and 2. Meets for six sessions from 5:30-6:45pm. $124 per session.

Level 2 - Ages 10+. Previously in Ballet 3 and up. Meets for six sessions from 5:30-7:00pm. $152 per session. 

(Please register for a level based on your ballet class from last year.)

Register for pointe on Thursdays for an additional $20 (with teacher approval.) You must be enrolled in Ballet Bootcamp to register for pointe.

Ages 6+ 
Level 1- $124 per session
Level 2-  $152 per session

Tap Intensive

June 20, 21, 22

Guest Artist

Kristen Jost

Improve your rhythm, speed and musicality at our Tap Intensive. All experiences encouraged. Its going to be a great time! Times to be announced soon!

Petite- Dancers new to tap ages 3 to 5, 12:15-12:45pm

Junior Recreational - Dancers ages 6-10 or previously in tap level 1 or 2, 3:00-4:00pm

Intermediate Intensive- Dancers previously in tap level 3 and above, 12:30-2:00pm

Advanced Intensive - Dancers previously in tap level 4 through 6, 2:30pm-4:00pm

Meet our Tap guest instructor Kristen below

Kristen Jost is a lifelong dancer, trained at the Turning Pointe School for Performing Arts in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. She has received more than 15 years of training in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and lyrical. She continued dancing in college and was co-director of Frelon Dance Company at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She has attended and performed in several dance conventions and competitions, in addition to performing at the Detroit Lion’s Thanksgiving half time show. She currently works as a physician in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching tap, ballet, and pointe at Balleraena and being a member of the LiRa Dance Theatre Company. 

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Ages 3+
Petite Tap- $75
Junior Recreational- $102
Intermediate- $175
Advanced- $175

JULY

Lyrical Intensive

July 7, 8, 9

Guest Artist

Thomas Tu Nguyen

Let the music takeover your performance through lyrical dance. Learn how to express and tell a powerful story while also improving your technical skills.

Junior Recreational - Dancers ages 6-10 or previously in ballet level 1 or 2, 4:00-5:00pm (taught by Miss Lacee)

Intermediate Intensive- Dancers previously in ballet level 3 and above, 12:30-2:00pm

Advanced Intensive - Dancers previously in ballet  level 4 through 6, 2:30-4:00pm

Barefoot would like to welcome back a great guest artist- Thomas Tu Nguyen.

Mr. Thomas began dancing when he was 17 yrs old.  He has experience in the dance styles of ballet, jazz, contemporary/lyrical, hip-hop, and pom. In his high school years he participated on the WHS Dance Team and was a member of the The Dance Worlds All Male Championship Hip Hop Team. Mr. Thomas graduated from South Dakota State University where he studied a French language major and a dance minor. Mr. Thomas had the unique experience of participating in the local event “Dancing with the Sioux Falls Stars”, and helped raise funds for local families affected by mental illness. His second year participating he and his partner won the spinning disco ball trophy! Mr. Thomas has performed in a variety of productions including Snow White, The Wizard Of Oz, and has been a performer in LiRa Dance Theatre Company since 2016. He is also a Choreographer, and has an immense passion for learning and performing. Mr. Thomas has been teaching dance for 5 years. He has taught at various studios and worked with a variety of teams in the area. He is currently a coach to the O’Gorman high school dance team. Mr. Thomas is in his first year teaching at Dynamic.  His favorite thing about teaching dance is getting to work with so many inspiring youthful dancers! He also enjoys being able to show them his love for dance by dancing alongside his student’s.

Ballet Bootcamp Session 3

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Ages 6+
Junior Recreational- $102
Intermediate- $175
Advanced- $175

July 12, 13, 14

July 19, 20, 21

Level 1 and 2

Join us this summer for Ballet Boot Camp! We will be focusing on technique and conditioning. 

Each session meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for two weeks.

Level 1 - Ages 6+. Previously in Ballet 1 and 2. Meets for six sessions from 5:30-6:45pm. $124 per session.

Level 2 - Ages 10+. Previously in Ballet 3 and up. Meets for six sessions for 5:30-7:00pm. $152 per session. (Please register for a level based on your ballet class from last year.)

Register for pointe on Thursdays for an additional $20 (with teacher approval.) You must be in Ballet Bootcamp to register for pointe.

Ages 6+ 
Level 1- $124 per session
Level 2-  $152 per session

Contemporary Intensive

July 11,12,13

Combining an influence of jazz, modern and ballet, contemporary dance is a fun and challenging dance form that you are sure to love. This intensive will focus on contemporary practices and strength building. 

Intermediate Intensive, 12:30pm-2:00pm - Dancers previously in ballet level 3 and above 

Advanced Intensive 2:30pm-4:00pm - Dancers previously in ballet level 4 through 6

Pair this camp with all of our other intensives!

Intermediate- $175
Advanced- $175

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"Welcome to the Jungle" Dance Camp

July 18,19,20

Petite Dance Camp

Take a dance on the wild side. At this high energy creative movement camp we will jump, turn and move like our favorite Disney jungle characters. This week will be full of fun songs, dance, games and crafts. A roaring time. 

Ages 3-5, $75, 10:30am-11:30am

Pair this camp with "Tumbling Camp" or "Encanto Camp!" 

Ages 3-5
$75

Jungle Jam Jazz Camp

July 18,19,20

Expand your dance training with Jazz technique. Spend the week learning basic jazz steps, building strength, kicking, jumping and turning. This Jungle Jam dance camp will be a roaring fun time.

Ages 6-10, $75, 4:30pm-5:30pm

Pair this camp with "Tik Tok Dance Camp!"

Ages 6-10
$75

Jazz Intensive

July 19, 20, 21

This intensive will focus on core jazz technique and strength building. Learn to kick, jump and turn while building a strong technical foundation.

Intermediate Intensive, 12:30pm-2:00pm - Dancers previously in ballet level 3 and above 

Advanced Intensive 2:30pm-4:00pm - Dancers previously in ballet level 4 through 6

Pair this camp with all of our other intensives!

Intermediate- $175
Advanced- $175

 
 

AUGUST

Modern Intensive

Beginning August 1st

Guest artist 

lisa nevada

To begin August we have an incredible guest modern artist. Welcome back lisa nevada.

Junior Recreational - Dancers ages 6-10 or previously in ballet level 1 or 2, 4:00-5:00pm (taught by Miss Andrea)

Intermediate Intensive- Dancers previously in ballet level 3 and above, 2:00pm-3:30pm

Advanced Intensive - Dancers previously in ballet  level 4 through 6, 10:00am-1:00pm

lisa nevada is a naturalist, a dancemaker, collaborator & accomplice, and enthusiastic educator based in the pre-settler territory of the Canarsie aka Brooklyn, NY. her practice has led to gifts of opportunities to meet, listen, learn, and witness an array of humans and more-than-human kin. her encounters with these life forces bolster her deep desire to create offerings of performance and education that highlight our innate relationship to place/Earth, and an urgent commitment to the health and restoration of plants and trees, soil, water and animals. lisa organizes and facilitates opportunities to engage all peoples in the observation of ecosystems of the natural world and of our human interactions to ignite a kinship with Mama Earth, centered on gratitude. her current research delves into the sonic realms of lullaby and wailing in response to humanity’s active destruction of psyche and home. lullaby: an offering/ a cleansing/ a blessing and waiting for humanity are two solo choreographies that have emerged from this research. both works lean into the embodiment of Mama Earth’s trauma, resilience, and healing.

 

lisa is the Special Projects Coordinator and an Ensemble member with Dancing Legacy, a performing and teaching ensemble committed to enabling individuals to appreciate and participate in the rich dance heritage of the United States. she is an active member of Hungry Mothers, a trans-disciplinary collective developing modes of artistic practice that center remedial relations with Earth’s land & waters in envisioning a future of collective liberation. recent projects with HM include Hungry Mothers en la Frontera (december 2019) and contributions to HM’s Field Guide collaboration with LOAM Magazine (summer 2020). lisa is also the recipient of a month-long research residency at Ucross in Wyoming for spring 2021.

lisa received her MFA in Dance from the University of New Mexico with concentrations in land-based choreography and performance, embodied dance history, and teaching. in 2015 SHIFT | DANCE was founded and launched by Jacqueline García, Kelsey Paschich, and lisa nevada. the trio also instigated SHIFT DANCE | FESTIVAL, one of the only annual dance festivals in Albuquerque, NM to present contemporary, research-based, and experimental dance forms from artists across the nation.

as an independent artist, lisa has performed the choreography of Jacqueline M. García, Kelsey Paschich, Erika Pujič, Donna Jewell, Rulan Tangen, Danny Grossman, David Parsons, Robert Battle, Donald McKayle, Jose Limón, Martha Graham, Anna Sokolow, Bill Evans, Vladimir Conde Reche, Jessica Miller-Tomlinson, among others.  from 2006-2017 lisa was a core member of Ecotone Physical Theatre, a performance ensemble with a mission to mine the veins of improvisation: sonic, kinesthetic, textual, visual

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Ages 6+
Junior Recreational- $102
Intermediate- $125
Advanced- $225

Land-Dance Experience

August 4

Guest Artist

lisa nevada

land-dance: land-based dance practices for movers and makers, all levels welcome

Thursday, August 4th. 10:00am-1:00pm

 

land-dance: land-based dance practices for movers and makers is an outdoor dance experience that expands our ideas of where and when dance takes place.  together we will open our senses to the land that surrounds us and explore how the natural world influences our breath, our movement, and our impulses. we will play with taking class on uneven surfaces while expanding our focus to the layers of trees and sky, and work from lisa’s land score moving moments for mama earth to tap into land-based composition and gratitude for the earth. all are welcome. location tba

This is included in the registration for "Modern Intensive"
 

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Ballet Bootcamp Session 4

August 9, 10, 11

August 16, 17, 18

Level 1 and 2

Join us this summer for Ballet Boot Camp! We will be focusing on technique and conditioning. 

Each session meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for two weeks.

Level 1 - Ages 6+. Previously in Ballet 1 and 2. Meets for six sessions from 5:30-6:45pm. $124 per session.

Level 2 - Ages 10+. Previously in Ballet 3 and up. Meets for six sessions for 5:30-7:00pm. $152 per session. 

(Please register for a level based on your ballet class from last year.)

Register for pointe on Thursdays for an additional $20 (with teacher approval.) You must be in Ballet Bootcamp to register for pointe.

Ages 6+ 
Level 1- $124 per session
Level 2-  $152 per session

Tiny Tumblers Camp

August 15, 16, 17

Petite Dance camp

Roll, bend, jump and tumble with our introductory tumbling program! Taught in our tumbleroom with fun tumbling equipment. Spend your summer cheering for Barefoot and learning some new skills.

Ages 3-6, Monday-Wednesday - 11:00am-12:00pm

Make sure to pair with our petite "Encanto" camp!

Ages 3-6
$55

Acro and Cheer Intensive

August 15, 16, 17

Ages 7+
$175

Cartwheels, walkovers, ariels and more!! Learn new skills to add to your dancing or experience an introduction to acrobatics and cheer.

Ages 7+, Monday- Wednesday 4:00pm-5:30pm, $175

Pair with Monday conditioning! Three days filled with so much to learn!

Encanto Camp

August 22, 23, 24

Petite Dance Camp

Did you miss out on this awesome camp in June, or want to come again? Join us for a week of magical dancing, games and crafts. This magical camp will include all of your favorite Encanto characters and songs. 

Not only are our primary dance camps fun, they are great first time classroom experiences filled with locomotor movement and activities.

Monday through Wednesday - 11:00am-12:00pm

Pair this camp with any other petite camps!

Ages 3-5
$75

"Tik-Tok" Dance Camp

August 22, 23, 24, 25

Junior Dance Camp

We have brought back our highly requested, "Tik-Tok," dance camp! This Hip Hop and Jazz camp will get you to dance along with the latest trends in music and technology. Have fun with your friends your own outfit to wear for an informal performance at the end of camp! 

Monday through Thursday - 2:30pm-4:00pm

Pair this camp with Jungle Jam Jazz Camp!

Ages 6+
$120

"West Side Story"

August 22, 23, 24

Musical Theatre Camp

"West Side Story," is one of the most popular musicals of all time. With its recent heightening on the big screen, now is the perfect time to learn dance routines and songs directly from the hit musical. Become a "triple threat" while preparing for the stage. Learn level appropriate dance routines from popular Broadway shows. Learn or heighten your vocal performance and acting skills while performing scenes from hit musicals.

Level 1, Ages 7-11 -Monday through Wednesday, 4:00pm-6:00pm

Level 2, Ages 12+ - Monday through Wednesday, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Ages 7+ 
Level 1- $164
Level 2- $164