Detroit Dance City Festival’s Kids Dance Camp focus’ on our belief ‘dance is for everyone’. Our interactive dance camp gives young children aged 3-13 in our Detroit community an opportunity to explore their creative instincts, expand their imaginations and develop life skills like teamwork and self-discipline. Our camp is divided into three groups based on their age and each group will have the opportunity to perform at Artlab J’s Detroit Dance City Festival for friends and family to watch what they have learn. With a variety of dance activities, challenges and choreography this camp really is for everyone.

           

3 days dance classes + performance $100

(Festival t-shirt included)

 

Location

Detroit Institute of Arts

5200 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48202

 

Date & Time

August 18, 19, 20

cLASSES

Friday -Sunday 2:00 p.m - 4:30 p.m

performance

Sunday 6:00 p.m at Detroit Film Theater

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Green (3-5y)

2:00-2:45 Class

15min break

3:00-3:45 Class

15min break

4:00-4:30 Lab

Orange (6-8y)

   2:00-3:00 Class

   15min break

    3:15-3:55 Lab

     3:55-4:00 Break

             4:00-4:30 Lab        

Yellow (9-13y)

2:00-3:00 Class

15min break

3:15-4:30 Lab

Jaide King-Griffin is a dancer, teacher, choreographer and arts administrator who received her professional training in dance at Wayne State University. In 2015 Ms. King-Griffin graduated with her Bachelors of Science Degree in Dance and attained a completed internship in Arts Administration with ARTLAB J Dance. She has been a member of the Congolese style African Dance Company “To Sangana” and has professionally trained in ballet pointe, contemporary ballet, hip-hop, African dance, Horton and Graham modern dance, and improvisation. Her choreographic work includes that of music video “Let Your Light Shine” – by T.B.C. and her debut choreography of Out of the Blue has been showcased in the annual Detroit Dance City Festival. King-Griffin has also choreographed for a Lip Dub Video at Quicken Loans Inc. Jaide is a dance instructor to youths for the FitKids360 Program of WCHAP and YouthVille Detroit where she promotes fundamental dance education through technique, leadership, fun, physical health all to improve the quality of life for youths and their families residing in the Metro-Detroit Wayne County Communities and abroad. Upon Ms. King-Griffin’s graduation in 2015, she has instructed STOTT Pilates to Wayne State University’s incoming dance freshman and has received her certification as a STOTT Pilates Instructor in May 2017. Going on her fourth year, Jaide is excited to be joining the annual Detroit Dance City Festival as an Administrative Manager and first year dance teacher for the DDCF Education Kid’s Dance Camp.              

Jaide King-Griffin is a dancer, teacher, choreographer and arts administrator who received her professional training in dance at Wayne State University. In 2015 Ms. King-Griffin graduated with her Bachelors of Science Degree in Dance and attained a completed internship in Arts Administration with ARTLAB J Dance. She has been a member of the Congolese style African Dance Company “To Sangana” and has professionally trained in ballet pointe, contemporary ballet, hip-hop, African dance, Horton and Graham modern dance, and improvisation. Her choreographic work includes that of music video “Let Your Light Shine” – by T.B.C. and her debut choreography of Out of the Blue has been showcased in the annual Detroit Dance City Festival. King-Griffin has also choreographed for a Lip Dub Video at Quicken Loans Inc. Jaide is a dance instructor to youths for the FitKids360 Program of WCHAP and YouthVille Detroit where she promotes fundamental dance education through technique, leadership, fun, physical health all to improve the quality of life for youths and their families residing in the Metro-Detroit Wayne County Communities and abroad. Upon Ms. King-Griffin’s graduation in 2015, she has instructed STOTT Pilates to Wayne State University’s incoming dance freshman and has received her certification as a STOTT Pilates Instructor in May 2017. Going on her fourth year, Jaide is excited to be joining the annual Detroit Dance City Festival as an Administrative Manager and first year dance teacher for the DDCF Education Kid’s Dance Camp.              

Class Description
Dance genres that will be the focal point of class is ballet, modern, African Dance, hip-hop and improvisation. Classes will emphasize fundamental dance education, discipline through technique, dance achievement and fun. The chosen dance style for the performance will be based on the style best grasped by the students. The class will also include ice breakers, time for reflection, and freedom of dance expression. Dance genres will be taught per hour session to cover additional content per day. 
Each class will begin with an ice breaker game incorporating movement and for the students to get to know one another and become dance companions. This will include drawing and path making with the result of communicating this through dance. After we will start with center floor warm up and stretch to prepare students for broader movement. We will utilize the entire space. Center floor warm up and stretch will prepare students for across the floor movement. Students will then move across the floor with dance movement that will incorporate the performances’ choreographic theme. This will also prepare the students for the given combinations leading up to choreography. Class will conclude with a cool down and class reflection. 

Chelsea Radgens has been a metro-Detroit dance instructor for the past three years. As a student, she learned classical Vaganova technique under the direction of Ballet Detroit founder, Sergey Rayevskiy. She continued her dance studies at Alma College, where she had the opportunity to perform lead roles in both classical and contemporary ballets. She also participated in a dance exchange program, in which she was personally selected to perform in two collaborative pieces with the Tainan University dance program in Tainan, Taiwan. She currently teaches many styles of dance at Piazza Dance Company, in Northville, and is the primary instructor at the Novi Civic Center. Additionally, she has choreographed “Hairspray” and “Fiddler on the Roof” for Novi High School, and is a coach for Oakland Rhythmic Gymnastics. She loves passing on her passion for dance to students, and enjoys teaching kids and adults alike. She uses humor and creativity in the classroom, to ensure that her students enjoy learning proper technique, and aren’t afraid to have fun exploring dance.

Chelsea Radgens has been a metro-Detroit dance instructor for the past three years. As a student, she learned classical Vaganova technique under the direction of Ballet Detroit founder, Sergey Rayevskiy. She continued her dance studies at Alma College, where she had the opportunity to perform lead roles in both classical and contemporary ballets. She also participated in a dance exchange program, in which she was personally selected to perform in two collaborative pieces with the Tainan University dance program in Tainan, Taiwan. She currently teaches many styles of dance at Piazza Dance Company, in Northville, and is the primary instructor at the Novi Civic Center. Additionally, she has choreographed “Hairspray” and “Fiddler on the Roof” for Novi High School, and is a coach for Oakland Rhythmic Gymnastics. She loves passing on her passion for dance to students, and enjoys teaching kids and adults alike. She uses humor and creativity in the classroom, to ensure that her students enjoy learning proper technique, and aren’t afraid to have fun exploring dance.

Class Description                                   Students will begin class with fun cardio and stretching to get their hearts pumping, and engage their flexibility. In the center, we will do a short ballet demo to strengthen the muscles and find our centers, then learn modern based professions across the floor. Finally, the students will have the opportunity to create their own moves based off of the technique we learn earlier in class. We will also experiment with rhythmic gymnastics apparatus, including ribbons, which will be used in the final performance.

Chriselle Tidrick founded Above and Beyond Dance in 2007. She is a choreographer and producer of dance, aerial, and stilt work, all of which function in a modern dance aesthetic.  Chriselle has successfully produced four seasons of circus-infused dance:  Dreamscapes and Other Imaginings (2014), RAW (2011), Ascendance (2009), and Seeking (2008). In addition, she has appeared as a soloist and with her company, presenting work at a variety of venues in New York City.   Chriselle was a Spring 2014 Guest Artist in Dance at George Washington University where she taught aerial dance workshops and set two sections of her aerial dance work, RAW on student dancers. She holds an M.A. in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and has taught at Future Stars Summer Camp (circus), The Children's Academy at LIU Brooklyn (circus), the 92nd Street YM-YWHA (gymnastics), Spoke the Hub (dance), and Brooklyn Technical High School (English, and guest artist in dance). Chriselle is excited to share her dance knowledge and her ideas about moving with fabric with young dancers in Detroit.

Chriselle Tidrick founded Above and Beyond Dance in 2007. She is a choreographer and producer of dance, aerial, and stilt work, all of which function in a modern dance aesthetic.  Chriselle has successfully produced four seasons of circus-infused dance:  Dreamscapes and Other Imaginings (2014), RAW (2011), Ascendance (2009), and Seeking (2008). In addition, she has appeared as a soloist and with her company, presenting work at a variety of venues in New York City.   Chriselle was a Spring 2014 Guest Artist in Dance at George Washington University where she taught aerial dance workshops and set two sections of her aerial dance work, RAW on student dancers. She holds an M.A. in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and has taught at Future Stars Summer Camp (circus), The Children's Academy at LIU Brooklyn (circus), the 92nd Street YM-YWHA (gymnastics), Spoke the Hub (dance), and Brooklyn Technical High School (English, and guest artist in dance). Chriselle is excited to share her dance knowledge and her ideas about moving with fabric with young dancers in Detroit.

Class Description        

Dancing with Fabric – 3 day workshop

One of the key elements in my approach to aerial dance is the relationship between the dancer and the apparatus. In this workshop, we will explore the possibilities which lie in using an aerial fabric entirely on the floor. The incorporation of this length of fabric in a dance context will introduce new movement choices and will expand dramatic possibilities for dance creation and performance.

Each of our three days together will begin with an exploration of basic dance skills as part of our warmup, with emphasis placed on the use of dance technique as a means of expression. Dancers will also develop basic partnering skills such as counterbalance, weight sharing, and supporting the body weight of others. Students will then be encouraged to open up their imaginations and creativity as they share ideas for scenarios in which the fabric plays a role. As we move into improvising with the fabric, these imagined scenarios will inform the way dancers interact with the fabric and with each other. Movement vocabulary and sequences will be developed out of structured improvisations, and this material will evolve into the group's performance piece for Sunday, August 20.

In the process, participating dancers will be encouraged to contribute to an environment which fosters cooperation and mutual support, as dancers share ideas, share space, and collaborate.  Since we will be entrusting one another with our bodies in the partnering process, it is also important for participants to contribute to an environment which builds mutual trust and responsibility, as dancers must be mindful of others' well-being and take responsibility for making safe choices for themselves and others. As teacher, I serve as guide and director throughout the learning and creation process.