Over the Easter holidays, we delivered our second successful Urban Dance Camp for children aged 6-16. Across an intense 5 days and a total of 32.5 hours, the children had fun learning 10 different street styles, some which were familiar to them and some which were brand new. Those children who were new to Elevate Arts had a lot to absorb in 5 days! Even those who are regulars were challenged with new moves, styles and concepts and we saw an amazing amount of growth over the course of the camp.

On the first day, the children who had previously attended our Urban Dance Camps were excited while the newcomers were slightly nervous! This all changed though once we played a few games and everyone got socialising. Even the newbies felt like part of the furniture! The children couldn’t wait for lunchtime every day for a chance to play with their new friends.

In each style, the children learned about the culture and history and learned key foundation movements. They then were encouraged to explore and develop them creatively, both individually, in partners and small groups, helping to encourage social skills such as teamwork and communication. This led to the children creating their own choreography as well as developing their freestyle and battle technique. The children also learned a fun routine for each style which we combined with their own choreography and freestyle to create our 16 minute end of week performance piece for friends and family.

Although the week was intense and we could tell all children were exhausted by the end of each day (and especially by the end of Friday), they all had smiles on their faces and some of them were already asking about the next camp before this one ended!

Our next Urban Dance Camp will run in the summer holidays from Monday 30th July to Friday 3rd August (9am-3:30pm) at the same location. If you would like your child to receive 6 months worth of training in just 5 days and transform their dance skills, as well as growing in confidence and making new friends (not to mention getting them off the Xbox!) contact us today, email info@elevateartsuk.co.uk 10% discount when booked by July 1st. FREE t-shirt to 1st 10 bookings!

Did you attend Easter UDC? How was your experience, what did you learn? Let others know below!