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Welcome to the Nebraska Summer Dance Camp
 
June 18-24, 2017                                                                              
Nebraska State 4-H Camp
Halsey, Nebraska 
 
 One full week of intensive dance classes, fun and exciting camp activities and a lifetime of memories!
Dance classes include Ballet (including pointe work) plus jazz, modern, lyrical and choreography
featuring top midwest teachers and special guest teacher Sandra Organ Solis!
  
 
Now in our 30th year of 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 dancers and 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 register 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,
including pointe work for those at that level, plus 2-3 other classes,
providing a balanced program for each level. Other dance classes will include
modern dance, jazz/lyrical, choreography, and tap.
 
 

Modern camp facilities and enriching activities amid spectacular scenery at the Nebraska 4-H Camp

The State 4-H camp is located on the edge of the nation’s largest man planted forest, near Halsey, NE. It’s location combines the best of a forest setting with the great Nebraska Sandhills.

There’s a lot more to Dance Camp than just dance! Enjoy walking the forest trails, challenge yourself on the TRUST course and zip line, and get creative making your own tie-dye shirts. Water activities include games, water slides, mud pit, and tubing down the Middle Loup River. At night, gather around the camp fire and enjoy evening programs in the main lodge including cabin skits, talent show, and other special group activities.

The rustic yet lovely and modern accommodations at the State 4-H camp include cabins with bathrooms and showers, air conditioned main lodge and grand ballroom and updated dining facilities with nutritious and tasty meals to nurture your active bodies.

 
 
The total cost for camp is just $440, including tuition, room & board, all activities and camp T-shirt.
(Add $60 for optional bus transportation to and from camp - leaving from Omaha) 
 
 
Camp Faculty
 
Sandra Organ Solis 

Sandra Organ Solis is a native Nebraskan, born to Dr. and Mrs. Claude Organ, Jr. and trained in all levels of the Royal Academy of Dancing as a student of Valerie Roche at the Omaha Academy of Ballet and with Creighton University’s “A Company of Dancers” while attending Duchesne Academy. After graduating valedictorian, Sandra was contracted by Houston Ballet as its first African American ballerina, dancing there for 15 years and as a soloist under Ben Stevenson. She worked with internationally renowned choreographers Christopher Bruce, James Kudelka, and Jiri Kylian, while dancing in the works of MacMillian, Balanchine, Tudor, and Ashton, to name a few. She then founded her own contemporary ballet ensemble, Earthen Vessels, The Sandra Organ Dance Company, for which she created 100 ballets and employed more than 120 dancers over sixteen seasons of programming in theatres and sacred spaces.

Ms. Organ Solis has served on the boards of Dance USA and Dance Source Houston, as a panelist for Houston Arts Alliance(HAA), and has received grants from HAA, Texas Commission for the Arts, Mid America Arts Alliance, and the Nebraska Arts Council. She has participated in Urban Bushwomen’s Leadership Institute in New Orleans, and with Liz Lerman’s Dance Exchange Institutes as well as in Regional Dance America’s Craft of Choreography Conferences. Ms. Organ taught in the Adult Ballet and Parkinson’s for Dance programs at Houston Ballet Academy for 18 years, and has returned to Nebraska as a guest artist, master teacher, and choreographer for Creighton, OAB, and Nebraska Dance Camp. Ms. Organ continues to choreograph ballets and speak on behalf of the field nationally, living in the hill country of Texas, where she instructs adult ballet at Ballet Austin, as well as yoga and water fitness for the Austin YMCA, and has just completed her Bachelor’s of Arts in Human Services Administration from Antioch University.

 
Plus top midwest teachers: Barbara Hartmann, Karen Jamieson, Lynne Nevin and Patti Zukaitis