Summer Faculty and Class Descriptions
Princess Johnson is the Founder of Royal Expressions School of Dance. She is energetic and enthusiastic about teaching dance. Her passion and love of art and people is apparent the moment you meet her. This summer she will be the lead teacher of all summer camps and intensives as well as the following classes:
Tumble for Kids - a high energy, fun class that takes children ages 2 - 7 through the basics of tumbling, flexibility, strength, and balance.
Acro for Dance - a class that introduces students ages 8 - 14 years to acrobatic moves that work well in dance!
Create-a-Dance - A fun, creative class for ages 5 - 10 years where students work together to create a dance by using their imaginations and rhythm.
ChoreoLab - This class is designed to teach ages 11 and up how to choreograph a dance.
Jade Donnell has been teaching dance for four years and joins us this summer. She recently graduated with a Dance Degree from UNCG and is currently an Arts Admin intern at Royal Expressions. Jade is a studio favorite with all the kids. She will assistant teach our Camps and Intensives. She is also the lead teacher of the following classes this summer:
Dancer Boot Camp - a fast-paced workout designed for dancers.
Adult Ballet - an open level ballet class for adults.
Adult Contemporary - an open level contemporary class for adults.
Summer Evening Classes (2 - adult)
We offer a six week session of summer evening classes, June 17 - July 30. Each class is $60 per session. Tuition is due by June 10, 2019. New students must pay a $35 registration fee. There is no registration fee for returning 2018-19 students. Any students returning from a previous year must pay a $25 renewal fee. Payment plans are available, but must confirm registration by April 1 to sign up for a payment plan.
Summer Day Camps (5 - 14 years)
Each camp has been designed with your child in mind. Summertime is the best time to activate your child's creativity and imagination. What better way to do that than dance!! We use dance as a tool to teach children about health and fitness, African American heritage, and develop their dreams.
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Happy, Healthy Kids is an initiative to promote health and wellness to children in a fun, supportive environment, that focuses less on outward appearance and more on lifestyle changes that not only improve health, but also happiness in children! The camp includes dance, fitness, and nutrition classes. Children enrolled for the full day will enjoy a healthy lunch each day! We also provide a daily, nutritional snack.
African to American Rhythms of Dance is an exploration of dance rhythms and styles from Africa to America. Children will learn how African rhythms impacted tap, jazz, and hip hop dance styles. Students are encouraged to dress up for each lesson unit from African Dance attire to 90s Hip Hop fashion and more! This camp includes snack for all students and lunch for full day students.
Summer Dance Intensives (11 - adult)
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Ballet Dance Intensive - Royal Expressions School of Dance is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 9 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Pre-Primary through Level 3 will be taught by ABT® Certified Teacher, Princess Johnson, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. The Ballet Intensive is for Levels 2 and 3 only. Students must be at least 11 years old and have at least 2 years of ballet training to participate.
Broadway/Commercial Dance Intensive includes training and choreography focused heavily on Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, and how to create dance videos for Youtube, Instagram, and Facebook.
Prepare your child for a career in dance! Summer intensives give your child consistency, discipline, and stamina that is required to survive a professional dance career. Your child will learn audition tips, experience hours of dancing, and build their technique at a rapid pace! Our dance intensives are for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students who have an interest in a professional dance career on Broadway, Commercially, or for a Ballet/Contemporary Dance company. There is no audition to attend our intensives. It is our goal to create a nurturing environment to prepare students for professional dance training. Our intensives include a smaller group for more one-on-one attention. The intensives include focused dance training, stretching and conditioning, and a showcase at the end of each full day session. Lunch will be provided each day for students registered for a full day. Housing is available for $475 per week at Extended Stay.