Global Dance Camp Offered for Youth this Summer at the Clifton Center
This summer, the Clifton Center will host its first ever Global Dance Camp, offering a special opportunity for children and young adults to learn about the dance and music of five different cultures from around the world - from India, Cuba, Hawaii, Lebanon and Mali.
The camp will be led by experienced local dance and culture experts including Ruric Amari, Kacey Frazier, and Harlina Churn-Diallo. Absolutely NO dance or musical experience is necessary. Participants will learn about the culture of music and dance of a particular country by listening to music and to the instructors, and watching live dance and documentary film excerpts. Then they will learn how to perform the dance of that culture with hands-on, active instruction in the rhythms and dance moves of the culture being presented.
The schedule is June 8-13 for Ages 9-12, June 15-20 for Ages 13-18, and June 22-27 for Ages 4-8. The fee is $250 and includes use of instruments, materials, a CD with the songs used for the dances learned, and free student ticket for all of the Clifton Center's world music performances next season.
The Global Dance Camp is supported by the Friends of the Clifton Center and the Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, also provides operating support to the Clifton Center with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
ABOUT THE CLIFTON CENTER
The Clifton Center, located at 2117 Payne Street, is an historic facility that serves as a gathering place for art, culture and ideas that enrich our community. Housed in a renovated former school building, the Center is home to the studios of artists Martin Rollins and Lucretia Beatty, the Ballet Arts and Ruric-Amari Dance studios, the Louisville Visual Art Association's LVAA @ the Clifton Center art education studio, a UofL off-campus classroom, and the administrative offices of the Colon Cancer Prevention Project.
In addition to Mini of Louisville Live at the Clifton Center events, the Clifton Center hosts hundreds of events each year in its role as a rental facility including weddings, conferences, business meetings, art shows and receptions.