Dance & Cheerleading Camp
Gymnastics, Hip Hop, Stunts, Jazz, Cheerleading, Contemporary, Show Time!
Dance and gymnastics are a fantastic way of helping youngsters develop self confidence, communication and listening skills, discipline, creative thinking, team work, health and fitness awareness, positivity, musicality, coordination, strength and so much more. Camp is fully inclusive combining dance and cheerleading with roles and activities to suit every level of fitness and physique, from stunts to tumbling to dance. Every camp covers conditioning and flexibility, hip hop, jazz, street dance, gymnastics, stunts, cheerleading chants and performance skills, with a show at the end!
2020 dates on hold.
Ages: For ages 5yrs - 14yrs, split into groups based on age, ability and where possible, friendship groups.
Example Daily Schedule
9:30am -10:15am: Warm up, conditioning & flexibility
10:15am- 11:00am: Stunts
11:00am-11:10am: Break time
11:10am-12:00pm: Hip Hop & Commercial Dance
12:30pm -1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm -1:20pm: Concepts of Choreography
1:20pm - 2:00pm: Contemporary Dance / Jazz Dance
2:00pm - 2:10pm: Break
2:10pm - 2:45pm: Jazz Dance / Contemporary Dance
2:45pm - 3:00pm: Daily revision and recap
3:00pm: Carriages Home
Natalie Hunt - Camp Director
Natalie has trained in dance since she was three years old, and has over a decade of stage performance, event production and studio teaching, dance camp management and choreography experience across the UK and Asia.
She currently has studios in Fulham, Hammersmith/Barnes and St Margaret's and teaches at Sadler's Wells and The Urdang Academy.
She holds UKCA and BGU level 5 cheerleading and gymnastics coaching credentials as well as IDTA, Laban and Reebok dance teaching qualifications in ballet, jazz, contemporary and street jazz. She has fitness certification in Barre Concept, Myofascial Release Technique and PiYo from Beach Body.
Previous Guest Teachers:
What Does Camp Cover?
Full group warm up and dance sessions bringing all students together at the start of each day.
This will be followed by smaller group work divided both by ability and where possible friendship groups
Individuals will develop an understanding of warm up, strengthening and flexibility exercises designed to help them develop the correct technique for dance and cheerleading.
Safety and injury prevention techniques will be introduced for safe dance, cheer and stunt practice.
Individuals will build up skills over the four days ready for a display at the end of camp.
Rehearsals and training will be filmed for Individual video analysis and feedback.
Concepts of choreography will also be introduced including formations, transitions, canons, levels, directions, dynamics, motifs and variations.
Group work will help individuals develop interpersonal skills, team work, diplomacy, compromise and creativity as well as self recognition and development.
Awards and certificates.
What to bring:
Comfortable, stretchy legins, shorts or dance trousers.
Close fitting comfortable dance style tops, vests, fitted T-shirts etc.
Light soled, clean and flexible trainers or dance shoes.
Hair neatly tied up off face and out of eyes without any stray strands
Costumes for show time: dance clothing in black, gold and green
Show time shoes: plain black footwear is preferable wherever possible
Packed lunch, snacks and drinks
Pen & note pad
Please note: Baggy clothing is dangerous during cheerleading stunting. Rough and heavy soled shoes and trainers are unsuitable for stunting or tumbling. Hair is dangerous if it is falling in eyes or dangling over shoulders during stunts.
For any further details please contact camp organiser Natalie Hunt:
Mobile 07866 833040 • Email: Natalie@mamparadance.com
BARNES / HAMMERSMITH:
Barn Elms Sports Centre
Marathon Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, London SW13 9SA - 5 minutes from Hammersmith Bridge.