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Prima 2019 Summer Programs

Technique Tuesday & Thursdays

These classes are offered throughout the summer to help students at the Advanced Level, Advanced Intermediate Level, and the Intermediate/Junior Level keep their technique sharp.  Taking these classes will allow students to maintain the dance skills they have worked so hard to achieve.  Students planning on auditioning for Prima’s Company need to be registered for Technique. Training Group students are strongly recommended to take this class.

June 4th & 6th
  11th & 13th
  18th & 20th
  25th & 27th
July 9th & 11th
  16th & 18th
  30th
August 1st

Level A.

Minimum age 13 with multiple years dance experience.

Cost per week: $85.00

Cost for the summer: $425.00 (Includes 2 weeks free for when you are traveling or unable to come!)

5:30 - 7:00 pm Ballet
7:00 - 8:00 pm Jazz
8:00 - 8:45 pm Rotating Style

Level A.I.

Minimum age 10 with multiple years dance experience

Cost per week: $65.00

Cost for the summer: $325.00 (Includes 2 weeks free for when you are traveling or unable to come!)

6:00 - 7:00 pm Jazz
7:00 - 8:15 pm Ballet

Level I./Junior Level

Ages 8 - 10

Cost Per Week $57.00

Cost for the summer: $285.00 (includes 2 weeks free for when you are traveling or unable to come!)

4:00 - 5:00 pm Ballet
5:00 - 6:00 pm Jazz

Minis

2nd and 3rd Grade

Cost per week: $24.00

Cost for the summer: $120.00 (Includes 2 weeks free for when you are traveling or unable to come!)

10:00 - 10:45 am  

Pixies

Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Cost per week: $24.00

Cost for the summer: $120.00 (Includes 2 weeks free for when you are traveling or unable to come!)

10:45 - 11:30 am  

July

Ages 3 - 7

American Girl Doll Dance Party

Bring your American Girl Doll or your favorite doll for a fun filled dance party!  Along with dancing, party attendees will experience a craft they will take home as well as a variety of fun activities centered around the American Doll theme.  Please let us know of any food allergies upon registration as the students will be served a snack at the party.

  • Wednesday, July 10th
  • Cost: $35.00
Ages 4 - 5 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Ages 6 - 7 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Tinker Bell Craft and Dance Party

Don’t miss this fun new dance and craft party! Students will enjoy an exciting themed dance party, receive a little snack, and do a fun “fireflies in a jar” craft!  Please inform us of any food allergies upon registration.

  • Monday, July 15th
  • Cost: $35.00 
K - 2nd Grade 10:00 - 11:30 am

Move Like A Superhero

Calling all Superheroes!  This will be a fun week of movement for boys and girls.  On the last day students can come dressed like their favorite superhero.  This week students will have the opportunity to work on their balance, strength and dance skills.

  • Monday, July 15th - Thursday, July 18th
  • Ages 3 - 4 $52.00
  • Ages 5 - 7 $59.00            
Ages 3 - 4 10:00 - 10:40 am
Ages 5 - 7 10:45 - 11:30 am

July

Ages 8 +

Acro Summer Session

Acro is a style of acrobatics used specifically for dancers.  It seamlessly fuses elements of lyrical gymnastics, tricks, balancing, tumbling, and jazz.  There are age guides listed below but if you are new to Acro please check with our staff on the best level to start in.

  • Monday, July 8th
    Wednesday, July 10th; Monday July 15th
    Wednesday, July 17th
  • Cost: $69.00
Beginning Acro (Ages 7 - 10) 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Intermediate Acro (Ages 11 - 13) 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Advanced Acro (Ages 14 and up) 6:00 - 7:00 pm

American Girl Doll Dance Party

Bring your American Girl Doll or your favorite doll for a fun filled dance party!  Along with dancing, party attendees will experience a craft they will take home as well as a variety of fun activities centered around the American Doll theme.  Please let us know of any food allergies upon registration as the students will be served a snack at the party.

  • Wednesday, July 10th
  • Cost: $35.00
Ages 8+ 4:15 - 5:45 pm

August

Back to Dance Open House!

Mark your calendars for our second annual open house event! Come and get excited about the upcoming dance season with bounce houses, treats and more!

Saturday, August 17th
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

August

Ages 3- 7

Dance and Craft Summer Fun Days

This will be a great opportunity for siblings to come together at the same time! Dance and Craft will be a fun, up-beat activity for both girls and boys. Students can come for one day only, or get a package deal for both. There will be differenct dance activities and summer-themed crafts on each day. 

  • Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd
  • Cost one day: $35.00 per child 
  • Both days: $48.00 per child
Ages 4-5 & Ages 6-8 10:00 - 11:30am

Training Group Pixies and Minis Camp

The Mini and Pixies Training Groups provide a great opportunity for younger students who want to learn and perform in addition to their regular classes. This camp is for students who are in our Training Group Minis or Pixies level or are interested in being in one of these performance groups.  Students will be exposed to a variety of dance styles including pre-jazz and tricks for dancers.  They will also learn excerpts of choreography that will be used in their performance dance pieces throughout the year. This camp is required for the Pixies and Minis Training Group students.   

  • Tuesday, August 13th - Thursday, August 15th
  • Minis: $72.00
  • Pixies: $54.00
Minis (2nd-3rd grade)  10:00 - 12:00 am
Pixies (K-2nd grade) 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Pixies and Minis Guest Teacher Workshop

  • Monday, August 5th - Friday, August 9th
  • Cost: $75.00
  • 9:00 - 10:00 am Monday- Thurday (Amber)
  • Friday 9:00 - 9:45 am Warm up
    • 9:45 am Performance for parents

Nutcracker Audition Prep

The Black Hills Dance Theatre Biennial Nutcracker auditions will be this Fall. This workshop will be beneficial if you have never auditioned for the Nutcracker, or if you have auditioned several times before. Dancers will learn many helpful tips and tricks for a successful Nutcracker audition, and will experience a mock audition during one of the days.

  • Thursday, August 22nd and Friday, August 23rd
  • Cost: $30.00
Ages 6-7 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party

Students will enjoy delightful dancing, fun activities, and a tea party to feel like they are in the Nutcracker!  Students are welcome to bring a tea party dress to wear over their leotard and tights after the dancing portion of the party is finished.  Please inform us of any food allergies upon registration. 

  • Saturday, August 24th
  • Cost Ages 3-4: $35.00
  • Cost Ages 5-7: $39.00
Ages 3-4 10:00 - 11:30 am
Ages 5-7 1:00 - 3:00 pm

August

Ages 8+

Guest Teacher Workshop

Prima is excited to feature Amber Morain and Ellie Hadfield for our Guest Teacher Workshop

Level A.

Minimum age 13 with multiple years dance experience. 

  • Cost: $299.00

Monday, August 5th - Thursday, August 8th

Technique - Turns and Transitions (Amber) 10:00 - 11:30 am
Jazz (Ellie) 11:30 - 12:30 pm
Lunch  
Lyrical (Amber) 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Contemporary (Amber) 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Hip Hop (Ellie) 3:30 - 4:30 pm

 

Friday, August 9th

Warm Up and Rehearsal 11:00 - 1:00 pm
Performance for Families 1:15 pm

Leval A.I.

Minimum age 10 with multiple years dance experience. 

  • Cost: $250.00

Monday, August 5th - Thursday, August 8th

Technique - Turns and Transitions 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Jazz (Ellie) 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Lyrical (Amber) 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Hip Hop (Ellie) 4:30 - 5:30 pm

 

Friday, August 9th

Warm Up and Rehearsal 11:00 - 1:00 pm
Performance for Families 1:15 pm

Junior Level

Ages 8 - 10

  • Cost: $215.00

Monday, August 5th- Thursday, August 8th

Technique - Turns and Transitions (Ellie) 9:00 - 10:30 am
Jazz Fusion (Ellie) 10:30 - 11:30 am
Lyrical (Amber) 11:30 - 12:30 pm

 

Friday, August 9th

Warm Up and Rehearsal 11:00 - 1:00 pm
Performance for Families 1:15 pm

Bonus!

Tuesday, August 6th 

Advanced Level Choreography Session (Amber) 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Training Group Intensive

The “Training Group” is Prima’s premier performance group.  Being a part of this group allows students opportunities to perform at a variety of venues throughout the year.  Students will learn new dances and work to improve their dance ability.  This camp is required for all Training Group students.

Note: There is a minimum class requirement to be part of the Training Group year round.

*Changes this year: Junior, Pre-Teen, Teen, and Senior Training Groups will not be in session for November and December. This will allow our committed Training Group dancers to still be involved in our community outreach, Training Group Showcase, and end of the year recital features, but it will also give some extra time to our dancers during a busy season. There will of course be no tuition charge for Training Group for these two months they are not in session.  

Monday, August 12th - Thursday, August 15th

  • Cost: $125.00 for Junior-Senior
Juniors & Pre-Teens 3:00 - 6:30pm
Teens & Seniors 3:00 - 8:00pm

Nutcracker Audition Prep

The Black Hills Dance Theatre Biennial Nutcracker auditions will be this Fall. This workshop will be beneficial if you have never auditioned for the Nutcracker, or if you have auditioned several times before. Dancers will learn many helpful tips and tricks for a successful Nutcracker audition, and will experience a mock audition during one of the days.

Thursday, August 22nd and Friday, August 23rd

Ages 6-10 4:00 - 5:00pm Cost: $30.00
Ages 11-12 5:00 - 6:15pm Cost: $35.00
Ages 13+ 6:15 - 8:00pm Cost: $39.00

Prima Company Teen and Senior Choreography Week

Save the dates, Prima Teen and Senior Company students!  This will be a required choreography week for all Teen and Senior Company members.  Cost is TBA after auditions based on choreography fees. 

Thursday, August 22nd; Friday, August 23rd; Monday, August 26th; and Tuesday, August 27th

10:00 - 12:45 pm