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Dance Theatre Northwest Summer Dance Camp
University Place, Washington

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2811 Bridgeport Way West #24
University Place, Washington 98467


TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Monday thru Thursday 11:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

Dance, Musical Theater, and more. Daily Dance Technique Classes & Workshops. Basic Sewing & Art Supplies Provided

TOP WASHINGTON SUMMER CAMP: Dance Theatre Northwest Summer Dance Camp is a Top Summer Camp located in University Place Washington offering many fun and enriching camp programs.

CAMP LOCATION: Two studios in beautiful University Place, WA

CAMP FACILITIES: Two beautiful studios in University Place, WA with raised wood-dance step Marley floors, ballet, barres, free weights, balls, resistance and stretch equipment, mirrors, dressing areas and all amenities for personalized training

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: This comprehensive summer intensive will not only improve your dance technique with ballet, jazz and musical theatre classes but will also give you dancer tools for increasing your stage presentation, strength and flexibility with injury prevention, special skin care survival tips, dance history, nutrition, stage and professional make-up, dance art science, choreography, and music concepts.

Directed by Melanie Kirk-Stauffer, DTNW's Artistic Director, former professional dancer and TV fitness expert. Earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dance from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York; has numerous certifications in dance and fitness; is a former adjunct faculty member of Western Washington University and former part-time faculty member of Tacoma Community College. DTNW has received several awards of excellence from the City of University Place has become a city partner and was recognized for over 26 years of service to the community in a “Proclamation” by the City Council and Mayor in 2012. Awards and Honors... DTNW's solid foundation of professional artistic tradition and continued development as a positive force in the community and the arts draws regional and national attention and support.

DTNW was one of the few studios in the nation to be included in Dance Magazine's special supplement “Secrets of Successful Studios” in June of 2007. DTNW's Community Outreach projects have grown in popularity and scope each year, generating several positive media reports including, articles in University Place Life, Goodlife Northwest, Showcase, Dancer and Dance Magazines.

Various awards and honors bestowed on the school and company include the 1998 Margaret K. Williams Arts Award from Pierce County Arts Commission, a Cultural Diversity Award in 1999 from Access Broadway of New York, and by the BRAVO film and arts network. In addition to regional and national awards as a choreographer and director, Melanie Kirk-Stauffer has been the recipient of numerous schoalrships in dance including Joffrey and San Francisoc Ballet, Banff School of Fine Arts and Interlochen Arts Academy. She was honored locally In 2003, in A Celebration of Women--a travelling photo exhibit organized by Ruthann Reim (McCaffrey) as well as in the Mt Tahoma Alumni’s Hall of Fame.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: DTNW provides YEAR ROUND performances and training in classical ballet, tap, jazz, musical theater and dance fitness at the Dance Theatre Northwest studios at 2811 Bridgeport Way West Suite #24 and participates in several educational collaborations in the region.

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August 8th thru 11th $200 with 10% discount if paid in full by July 10th.

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