Contemporary Dance Summer Camp: Ages 9-16
ArtCamp504 offers week long art workshops taught by professional teaching artists and culminate in a Friday performance or gallery walk for family and friends. Workshops are held at Art Klub. High School & College students may apply to volunteer through our Teacher-Guide Program.
Each day has a morning art workshop, afternoon art workshop, and outdoor activities. Thanks to our partners at New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tours, we are bringing the campers to Stallings Recreation Center twice a week to swim.
ADDRESS: Art Klub - 1941 Arts St, New Orleans
HOURS: 9am - 3pm, Aftercare 3-5pm
COST: $225/week. Includes material fee and snack. Campers must bring own lunch. Aftercare: $15 drop in, $60/weekly.
Morning Session: Yoga Flow/Intro to Hip Hop Dance - Taught by Sophia Rabinovitz
The first hour will focus on Yoga where we will warm up, stretch, and strengthen our bodies in preparation for the day. The second hour will focus on a variety of different Hip Hop dance techniques including Breaking, House, and Waacking. In this half students will work on rhythm, inversions, and freestyling with an emphasis on lifting each other up and building community through dance.
Afternoon Session: The Sweet Spot -Taught by Reese Johanson
The Sweet Spot - Dance theatre techniques and composition for performance. Students will individually and collaboratively explore improvisational exercises to develop character and story that will to be performed at the end of the week.
Lead Teacher: Sophia Rabinovitz comes to New Orleans after traveling around the world dancing her heart out! She has performed in London, Rome, New York City, and Philadelphia and is trained in a variety of different dance styles. She loves Hip Hop and particularly enjoys infusing Whaacking and BGirling into her performance. Sophia holds a BFA in Dance and a BA in Anthropology from Temple University along with her Masters in Dance Cultures from the University of Surrey. She strongly believes in the power of movement to express ideas, educate, and encourage growth. Coinciding with her love of dance is her love of all things physical! Sophia is an ACSM certified personal trainer and a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor. She loves accomplishing new feats of strength and exploring all the amazing ways our bodies can move, ideally while wearing cheetah print (or maybe a superwoman costume)!
Lead Teacher: Reese Johanson is a producer, performing artist, writer and fundraiser for the arts. Graduating from the National Shakespeare Conservatory NYC, she was inspired by the physical theater techniques, “Footfalls”, under Joan Evans. She was a company member of Chard Gonzalez Dance Theatre for 5 years. In 2012 Reese Johanson Collective emerged producing the ambulatory, UNROUTE, and award nominated shows, Flashback and THEY DON’T EAT CORN HERE, among others. She’s worked with producers Nari Tomassetti and Bremner Duthie, choreographing and performing in their shows and with Ann Glaviano’s, Known Mass. She is a featured columnist with Art + Design Magazine. In REBOMIJO she merges live music, poetry and dance with Susan Millar Boldissar, and with Daneeta Jackson in DJ/RJ Co-Lab, theatre, dance, and film interact. She was a teaching artist with KIDsmART, is a teaching artist at Upturn Arts and Music Box. Most recently she has opened the Art Klub, an arts and community center in the St. Roch neighborhood of New Orleans where she offers is a platform for creative expression in all ways.