7 Day Camp – Vancouver WA
Not being held in 2017
This camp is 7 days long with the final day being a half day. If you like to perform, the Vancouver camp provides the opportunity. Classes are held at the Columbia Dance Center in Vancouver, Washington, which is just outside of Portland, Oregon. The facility has three beautiful, bright studios. We offer levels 3A, 3b and 4. Sorry, there is no beginning level 1 or 2. If you are not sure your are at least intermediate level, please send a video audition for confirmation.
The town of Vancouver is quiet and picturesque. There are many mom and pop shops and restaurants within a reasonable walking distance. If you want more of an adventure, Portland is a short drive away.
Vancouver takes pride in celebrating the 4TH of July holiday. The largest celebration in the country takes place within walking distance of our hotel. On the Saturday evening before camp starts there is an optional Meet and Greet dinner at 6:30 pm. We have a great group of experienced instructors that vary from camp to camp. A list for your camp will be provided in your Welcome Packet. Class size varies but is usually about 15 students per level. A video of the performance and a photo of your entire class is included with your tuition.
5 hours per day
Morning classes include Elemental Body Alignment System, ballet technique, pointe, men’s technique, pirouettes, and men’s or women’s variations. There are also three afternoon workshops to help you integrate concepts into your technique. Workshop topics vary each year. On Friday, you’ll have the option to perform a variation from class. Add Repertory or pas de deux to this curriculum on your application.
Schedule Day 1
7 hours per day
In addition to everything included in the Short Day, you will take a daily repertory class, two pas de deux classes, a character class, and an additional pointe class or men’s class. You will learn three pieces for the performance; a variation, a group piece and a pas de deux piece.
The Comfort Inn & Suites of Downtown Vancouver will ensure that your visit is comfortable and within walking distance of downtown. Guest of our group will have a fridge and microwave in their room. The hotel is located 10 miles north of Downtown Portland with easy access to the I-5 and I-205 freeways. The hotel is less than 7 miles from Portland International Airport. It is a scenic 45-minute drive to the striking volcano Mt. St. Helens and a beautiful 50-minute drive to Mt. Hood. There is complimentary shuttle service within a 5 miles radius (M-F) if you call ahead. The hotel features a complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet daily.
Reservations must be made three weeks in advance to guarantee a room at the group rate. For more information, contact Joe Johnson, General Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 971-246-0122 , 360-696-0411. The hotel address is: Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown Vancouver, 401 E 13th St., Vancouver, WA 98660
Our caterer provides a selection including vegetarian, low carb. and vegan lunches. We can accommodate special diets for medical reasons. Lunch is included with your tuition.
Getting to Camp
The closest airport is Portland International, which is only 7 miles away. For transportation from the airport, call Bluestar Shuttle. It is about a $20 fee from the airport to the hotel. To make a reservation call 1-800-247-2272.