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Summer Fun 2009: Perfect your dance steps or play an instrument

Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Summer Music Camps
Strings Camp: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., Salisbury. Education Director: Susan Trivette, 704-637-4730 or strivett@catawba.edu.
June 22-26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
This annual camp offers beginning, intermediate and advanced classes in violin, viola, cello and bass for children 8 years and older. Veteran instructors include Margaret Rehder, Anne Sellitti, Carter Bradley and Carrie Webster. A concert is held on the last day of camp. This camp is made possible by a grant from Akzo Nobel. Cost is $100; scholarships are available.
Arts, Music, and Movement Camp: Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., Salisbury. Contact Salisbury Parks & Recreation Department, 704-216-7529.
June 29-July 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., lunch provided.
A new collaboration among the Salisbury Symphony, Waterworks Visual Arts Center and the Salisbury Parks & Recreation Department has created this camp. Because of a grant from the Margaret C. Woodson Foundation, cost for this one-week, all-day camp is only $20 per child. Beginning instruction on the violin will be taught by Carter Bradley; instruments and music will be provided.
NC Shakespeare Festival Summer Youth Camps
NCSF P.O. Box 6066, High Point, NC 27260 or call 336-887-3001 between noon and 5 p.m. Visit www.highpointtheatre.com
Two-week session. July 13-24. Ages 8-12 attend 9 a.m.- noon; ages 13-18 attend 1-4 p.m.
Apprentice Company in Training, or ACT, summer youth camps will provide training and performing experience for young people aged 8 to 18. Morning participants will perform an excerpt production of “Midsummer’s Night Dream”; afternoon participants will perform an excerpt production of “Macbeth.” In addition to training and skills developed during rehearsals, students will work intensively with professional theater artists in three master classes exploring topics such as stage combat, voice and text work and clowning. The program concludes Friday, July 24, with an evening presentation of both productions. Participants also receive complementary tickets to the mainstage productions of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Macbeth,” including an exclusive behind-the-scenes event. Tuition is $225. Application, student statement of interest, and full registration is due by June 15. Early birds pay only $200 if submitted by May 15.
POP Starz Day Camp at Cannon School
Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord, 704-795-2787 or e-mail programs@ArtsExperience.orgJune 22-26. Rising kindergarten through first grade: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; rising second through eighth grades: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Creativity and talent will be “Burnin’ Up” this summer when Pop Starz sing, dance, act and hone their arts skills. Our Pop Starz are sure to shine at the showcase at the end of the week. Cost: $110 for half day, $185 for full day. Tuition includes camp T-shirt and DVD of performance.
To the Pointe Dance Company Camps
Camp Rockstar: Ages 3-9, To the Pointe Dance Company, 322 Depot St., Salisbury. 704-636-6336Age 3-5 years: Tuesday and Thursday nights, June 30-July 16, 4:30-6 p.m.
Age 6-9 years: Tuesday and Thursday nights, June 30-July 16, 6-8 p.m.
Come join us for an awesome summer camp experience you’ll never forget, featuring Hannah Montana, Camp Rock, Cheetah Girls and High School Musical themes. Rock star makeovers, rockin’ dances, kickin crafts, tumbling and more.
Summer Dance Intensives: Ages 10 and up, To the Pointe Dance Company, 322 Depot St., Salisbury. 704-638-6336.Two three-day sessions available: June 29-July 1, July 13-July 15. Both sessions 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Killer dance experience crammed in three days. Jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, including conditioning, flexibility, turns, kicks, leaps and jumps; technique, workouts, and pilates.
Cost per session: $100. Limited space available.
Salisbury School of Music Summer Youth Orchestra Camp
Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Salisbury, 704-633-8188The Salisbury School of Music will hold its first Summer Youth Orchestra Camp. The camp is open to rising sixth- through 12th-graders. Auditions will be made for a Youth String Quartet and Youth Chamber Group. Camps will be led by the strings faculty at Salisbury School of Music. Call for details.
Steppin’ Out Dance Company Mini Dance Camps
Steppin’ Out Dance Company 1402 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. 704-637-1222 or e-mail stepinoutdance@carolina.rr.comSteppin’ Out Dance Company will offer several mini- dance camps this summer for ages 2 through adult. Dates for the camps are June 15-24, July 6-15 and July 27-Aug. 5.
Students may attend class once or twice per week. The prices listed are for one time per week, or six total classes, or two times per week or 12 total classes.
– Age 2 ń Kindertots. Class meets Monday, 4:30-5 p.m., and Wednesday, 5-5:30 p.m. $50/$80.
– Ages 3 and 4 ń Kinderdance. Class meets Monday, 5:15-6 p.m. and Wednesday, 4-4:45 p.m. $65/$110.
– Ages 5-11 ó Hip Hop/Jazz. Class meets Monday and Wednesday at 5:45-6:30 p.m. $65/$110.
– Teens and Adults ń Hip Hop/Jazz. Class meets Monday and Wednesday 6:30-7:15 p.m. $50 (4 classes) or $80 (8 classes). This class is only being offered June 15-24 and July 6-15.
– Teens and Adults ń Basic Beginner Ballroom. Class meets Monday and Wednesday, 6:15-7 p.m. Learn the basics of waltz, cha cha, swing, salsa, foxtrot and rumba. $95/$165 couple, $55/$90 single.
Amadeus Summer Sessions Music Camp
At Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. Call 704-245-2302.Sponsored by Amadeus Youth Chorus, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Rowan Blues and Jazz Society and LGAC.
9 a.m.-3 p.m., July 6-10 and 13-17
Talent showcase 3 p.m., July 17.
Classes for ages 8-18.
The camp will consist of opportunities in instrument exploration, singing, drumming, dance, music theater, theory and composition. In addition to ensembles, campers will be grouped into teams according to age and musical interests.
Tuition: $150 for two weeks (Amadeus and LGAC family members $125). One week $100 (Amadeus and LGAC family members $75).
Campers must be present during second week of camp to participate in talent showcase.
Those who register by June 15 will be given an interest survey so that special classes can be planned for those musical topics which have the most requests.
Participants bring their own lunch and snacks.
To register, call 704-245-2302 or contact sfhall@carolina.rr.com.

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