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Registration is open for ACMA's Summer Academy

Dance and musical theater courses offered


The Arts and Communication Magnet Academy will offer non-credit Summer Academy classes in musical theater and dance to students in sixth through 12th grade.

Classes will run June 16 to Aug. 1, and range in cost from $200 to $400. Each course must have 12 students to be offered. Registration closes Thursday, June 12.

Courses offered include:

Musical Theater: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 30-Aug. 1. Interested in participating in a summer musical? Explore the world of musical theater with Brian and Alana Bertram. ACMA Summer Academy is looking for eager theater students during the month of July. This year, it is taking on a main stage show, Stephen Schwartz's "Children of Eden." We are looking for student actors/singers going into eighth through 12th grades. Covering not only performing, but the process of putting on a show. This is an opportunity to learn what it is to be a part of a theater production. By signing up, you guarantee a part in the show, with auditions for roles and vocal ranges to take place in early June. Audition notifications will be sent out in early May. There are a limited number of spots.

Advanced Beginning/Low Intermediate Dance — Contemporary Styles: 9 to 10:30 a.m. June 16-27. This course is designed to progress at a more challenging rate than beginning dance. The work will be focused on refining current skills and moving forward to the introduction of more complex footwork as well as leaps, turns and movement combinations. As an advanced beginner, students must have had one year of contemporary styles of dance or one year of ACMA beginning dance. If a student has been in introduction to dance and wishes to move forward in the summer, they may do so by teacher recommendation.

Advanced Beginning/Low Intermediate Dance — Ballet: 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. June 16-27. This course is designed to progress at a more challenging rate than beginning dance. The work will be focused on refining current skills and moving forward to the introduction of more complex footwork as well as leaps, turns and movement combinations. As an advanced beginner, students must have had one year of ballet training or one year of ACMA beginning ballet. If a student has been in introduction to dance and wishes to move forward in the summer, they may do so by teacher recommendation.

High Intermediate Dance — Ballet: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. June 16-27. This course is designed to progress at a sequential intermediate pace, challenging students in movement combinations designed to improve

rhythm, control and memorization of dance sequences. Students need to be the equivalent of ACMA's Intermediate Level 1, 2 or 3 Dance.

High Intermediate Dance — Contemporary Styles: 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. June 16-27. This course is designed to progress at a sequential intermediate pace, challenging students in movement combinations designed to improve rhythm, control and memorization of dance sequences. Students need to be the equivalent of ACMA's Intermediate Level 1, 2 or 3 Dance.

Advanced Dance — Ballet/Pointe: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. June 16-27. This course is designed for dancers who wish to further his/her dance skills through an intensified study of dance techniques at an advanced, pre-professional level.

Advanced Dance — Contemporary Styles: 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. June 16-27. Same description as above Advanced Dance-Ballet only the focus will be contemporary styles.

The first week of any dance class is reserved for ability level dance placement by ACMA dance staff. Students are responsible for providing dance shoes and dance attire appropriate to the styles they are studying.

For more information, contact Becky Salinas at 503-672-3700, ext. 9.



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