TINY TOES CAMP | AGES 3-5
June 4 – 7 | Monday – Thursday | 10:00am- Noon | $150
June 2018 will kick off our 3rd annual Tiny Toes Camp. Camp at Polaris is designed for students ages 3-5, and is a great way for kid’s to have fun while sampling all that Polaris Dance Theatre has to offer. A typical day at Tiny Toes Camp includes 2 dance classes of multiple disciplines including Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Aerial, and more! Students also have the opportunity to express their own creativity through improv classes, games and a daily art project.
KIDS DANCE CAMP | AGES 6 – 12
June 11-15 | June 18-22 | June 25-29 | Monday – Friday | 9:00am – 4:00pm
June 2018 will kick off our 10th annual Kids Dance Camp. Kids Camp at Polaris is designed for students ages 6-12 and offers a full or half day experience, Monday through Friday. Camp is a great way for kids to have fun while sampling all that Polaris Dance Theatre has to offer. A typical day at Kids Camp includes several dances classes of multiple disciplines including Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Aerial, Tap classes and more! Students also have the opportunity to express their own creativity through improv classes, games and a daily art project. End of camp performances will take place every Friday!
SPRINGBOARD PROGRAM | AGES 11 – 16 (Intermediate Dancers)
July 9 – 20, 2018 | Monday – Friday | 1:00pm – 5:00pm | Audition Required | $575
This summer program runs Mon – Fri, July 9 – 20, 2018 and is designed for the intermediate dancer who aspires to continue their diverse dance education and is interested in attending summer dance intensives in the future. Springboard will polish technical skills in the areas of Contemporary, Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap, Aerial and more. Finale performance on July TBD.
Springboard Audition Dates:
Saturday, March 10th
Ages 11-13, 12:00-1:00 (registration @ 11:30)
Ages 14-16, 1:00-2:00 (registration @ 12:30)
(NEW!) ACADEMY | AGES 11+ (Perfect to pair with SpringBoard!)
July 9 – 20, 2018 | Monday – Friday | 9:00am – Noon | $100/per week
Polaris will launch “Academy” this summer for the first year! This exciting new morning program is the perfect addition to the SpringBoard program! Academy is a 3-hour program designed to guide and educate the young dancer to its various facets not otherwise discussed in the studio during dance class. Academy will cover subjects such as self-care, dance vocabulary, anatomy, dance history and ideas for healthy eating and cross-training. Some time will also be focused on theatre basics and the process of constructing a performance. Each day will cover various topics with breaks in between. Every day will be different! Participants who are also enrolled in SpringBoard may use the noon hour for lunch time with staff on-site.
ADVANCED DANCE LAB | AGES 14 – Adult (Advanced Dancers)
July 23 – August 3, 2018 | Monday – Friday | 12:00pm – 6:00pm | Audition Required | $840
Our outstanding faculty has designed this program to specifically work with advanced pre-professional and professional dancers ages 14+ to help strengthen and hone existing skills and technique in multiple disciplines of dance challenging and preparing participants both physically and mentally for a career in dance.
ADVANCED DANCE LAB is designed to help dancers to refine their instrument through multiple avenues of dance disciplines led by professional dancers and instructors with multi-years experience in their fields. This collection of master classes during the intensive will include Ballet, Horton, Graham, Limon/release technique, floor work, aerial, classical, contemporary partnering and improvisational concepts. The lab experience will help put into practice real world concepts and principles of advanced tools and techniques that are very seldom taught or discussed in dance classes due to time constraints and other various reasons. Instructors will take an in-depth look at the kinetic, organic and non-organic movement principles with in these various techniques and movement styles.
Advanced Dance Lab audition:
AUDITION REQUIRED* If you missed auditions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for accommodations.
Start June 9th | Various classes from 10:00am-11:00am
The Saturday Summer Session offers a multitude of fun, creative, and engaging disciplines of dance, taught by the professional dance instructors at Polaris. Enrollment is available for all classes except for Adult Open Contemporary, drop-ins are welcome for all classes. There will be no class on August 5th, but you’re welcome to join us for free classes and performance at Galaxy Dance Festival in Director Park!
GALAXY DANCE FESTIVAL AUGUST 2-4 2018
August 2-4 2018 | Daily from 11:00am – 6pm | FREE | Director Park
Polaris Dance Theatre’s annual outdoor summer dance festival returns for its 8th year, and we can’t wait for you to participate in this year’s free events! Last year, over 1,500 people attended this much-anticipated event. Join us August 2-4, 2018 at Simon & Helen Director Park in downtown Portland as we host an array of Portland-area dance companies in this 3-day community gathering, including free classes and performances for the whole family!
Applications will be available soon for artists who would like to participate in performances or teaching classes.