Welcome to the Nebraska Summer Dance Camp!
The Nebraska Summer Dance Camp invites you to be part of our 26th year! Join us for seven exciting days of intensive dance – plus outdoor recreation at the Nebraska National Forest – with top Midwest teachers plus our featured guest instructors, Sandra Organ Solis, Dalienne Majors, and Roxanne Nielsen!
This year’s camp dates are:
June 23 – 29, 2013
Nebraska State 4-H Camp View Map
How to register:
Right-click here to download a printable copy of the 2013 camp brochure and registration form. Complete the registration form (including your dance teacher’s recommendation) and send it in with your $200 deposit. We recommend registering early to assure your place!
If you have questions or need more information, contact the Omaha Academy of Ballet by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us and leaving a message at (402) 346-0469. We look forward to seeing you at camp!
About the camp: Exciting, intensive, affordable summer dance!
This fast-paced program will provide a rewarding challenge for dancers at moderate to advanced levels Enrollment is limited to 70; students will be grouped by ability to assure individual attention. Minimum requirements: age 10 and two years of ballet. Students will take three to four classes daily.
In order to achieve balanced enrollment, we limit the number of students in each age bracket – so to avoid disappointment, please send in your application early. When an age bracket is filled, a waiting list system will apply. Waiting-list applicants will be informed.
All students will have one classical ballet class each day, plus 2–3 other classes providing a balanced program for each level:
Pointe – Works on developing the strength and technique needed to allow the female dancer to dance on pointe. (For advanced students only.)
Modern dance – Includes exposure to various techniques, repertory, and specific strength, balance and flexibility training to assist in every form of dance.
Jazz/theater dance – Full warmup, center work, progressions across the floor, and dance combinations.
Modern camp facilities and exciting activities amid spectacular scenery at the Nebraska State 4-H Camp
The State 4-H Camp is located on the edge of the nation’s largest man-planted forest, near Halsey. The camp location combines the best of a forest setting with the great Nebraska Sandhills. Go ‘tubing’ down the Middle Loup River, try your skill on the Challenge Course, walk the forest trails and enjoy the range of animal and bird life on view.
A quality program, affordably priced
The total cost for the summer dance camp is only $430, including tuition, room & board, all activities, and camp T-shirt. Please enclose a check with your registration form, payable to Omaha Academy of Ballet. Register today to assure your place. Registrations will be due June 10.
2013 Camp Faculty
Sandra Organ Solis was taught the Royal Academy of Dancing syllabus by Valerie Roche in Omaha, Nebraska, where she graduated from Duchesne Academy, and entered Houston Ballet Academy on scholarship. After 15 seasons under Ben Stevenson as Houston Ballet’s first Black ballerina, (twelve as a soloist), she founded Sandra Organ Dance Company (SODC), now EARTHEN VESSELS. Her international career with the Houston Ballet encompassed a diverse range of roles in the classical and contemporary realm, from choreographers George Balanchine, and Sir Kenneth MacMillian to Christopher Bruce and Paul Taylor. She has choreographed nearly 90 ballets in the last 13 years and has served as Trustee for Dance/USA.
Dalienne Majors is a native of Omaha. She began dance lessons at the age of four with Betty Jean Assmann and continued her professional dance training with Valerie Roche at the Omaha Academy of Ballet, the Juilliard School in New York City and the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Dalienne currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY where she is Chair of the K-12 dance program at the Berkeley Carroll School.
Roxanne Nielsen served as choreographer and director of education and outreach for the Omaha Community Playhouse and currently is a free-lance choreographer and dance instructor. Roxanne has received numerous awards for choreography and performance and has worked at many local theaters and schools. She has many years of teaching experience and has taught for the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Creighton University, Omaha Dance Teachers Association, The Moving Company, and the Omaha Dance Project.
Plus top Midwest teachers – Barbara Hartmann, Karen Jamieson, Lynne Nevin, and Patti Zukaitis.