Children’s Art and Dance Summer Day Camps
June 10, 2019
This summer, take a trip around the world without leaving Glenwood Springs! Our summer day camps this year are infused with music and art from around the globe. Aiming to improve skills and expand the imagination through exposure to world rhythms/cultural dance, modern and jazz dance, and ballet, the camps also feature drawing, painting, sculpture, children’s literature, music by live drumming accompanists, and more. Plus, we’ll continue incorporating children’s yoga on Fridays. We have a great team of instructors looking forward to a fun and educational line-up of activities with your child this summer (see our bios below). Each camp will include an informal showcase.
These youth camps are a collaborative effort between the Glenwood Springs Arts Council, whose members developed curriculum and selected instructors, and CMC which is providing space, hiring the instructors, and handling registration.
Camps are listed below. Registration begins April 22 at CMC. Grade level is for the grade child is going into. Age groups will be divided into two levels.
Two-week camp: JUNE 10-21
Emphasis: Inspired by Brazilian/Latin Cultures
One-week camp: JUNE 24-28
Emphasis: Inspired by Island Cultures
Two-week camp: JULY 8-19
Emphasis: Inspired by African Culture
MAURINE TAUFER’s dance classes will integrate art concepts with the art of dance, including fun, guided, creative-problem-solving activities, building on imagination and self expression. She’ll help students improve skills and confidence in Modern Dance.
SOPHIE CARNOALI grew up dancing with Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts and choreographed the GSHS musicals for the past three years, winning a statewide Bobby G Award for her choreography. Her interests include jazz, hip-hop, and tap.
NATALIE SPEARS is a local musician excited to share her love of visual storytelling at CMC this summer. She is passionate about using Crankies (scrolling panoramic illustrations) as a vehicle for fostering community and personal expression.
LEEZA MONGE immersed herself in cultural dances while living in Guadeloupe, Hawaii, California, Paris, Miami, and in New Mexico where she attended the Blue Tribe School of African Dance, Drum & Music. She teaches Zumba and African Drum & Dance locally.
THELMA ZABEL delights in teaching young artists. She integrates art and literature and emphasizes the elements of art and design through drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture.
WHITNEY ROGINSKI, a native to Glenwood Springs, has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. She brings a playful yet meaningful balance of yoga and stories to her class, interweaving thoughtful lessons and mindful movement for all ages to enjoy.
DEB WILLIAMS is a retired preschool teacher and library storylady who loves to relate art activities to picture books.
JEZE FABIJANIC of this valley and Paonia is a senior at UC-Berkeley studying Dance and Performance Studies, with an emphasis in Modern Dance. She likes to work through improvisation and movement exploration to cultivate the inner artist.
EMILY IPSEN, a Nutritional Therapist and outdoor adventure enthusiast, came from the Boulder area where she danced professionally with Rogue Dance CO where she taught contemporary choreography, jazz, and ballet at studios all over the state since 2013.