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Summer Dance & Creativity Camp for Kids

with the award-winning MamLuft&Co. Dance

Boys & Girls, Ages 5-10

One-week camps, July 27 – August21, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio

WINNER, BEST SUMMER DANCE CAMP, Cincinnati Magazine, 2012

All day options • Great for both boys and girls • Modern Dance • Kids Bop • Creative Movement • LOADS of crafts & other creative activity

Week 1 Theme
July 27-31, 2020

Groovy Galaxy

Wave hello from our twirling UFO! It’s out of this world!

Week 2 Theme
August 3-7, 2020

Shark Week

Dancing shark doo doo doo doo doo…

Week 3 Theme
August 10-14, 2020

Tutti Fruitti

Orange you glad for dance? This week will be one in a melon!

Week 4 Theme
August 17-21, 2020

Dancing Dinos

Taking it WAAAAY back!!! All Jurassic creatures are welcome! 

Dates & Times

Choose any number of weeks!

July 27-31, 2020
August 3-7, 2020
August 10-14, 2020
August 17-21, 2020

9am – 2pm

Drop off between 8:45am and 9:00am

Extended day available Mon-Thu:

$10/day ($40 total) for stay up to 4pm Mon-Thu
OR
$15/day ($60 total) for stay up to 6pm Mon-Thu

Extended Day Add-Ons appear on second registration screen

Location

MamLuft&Co. Dance

8222 Monon Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45216

Very conveniently located off I-75 exit 10B (Galbraith) or Ronald Reagan

Ages

Ages 5-10

must have already had 1 year of school that lasts 6 or more hours per day

Highlights

5-hour camp, or 9 hours with extended day 6pm add-on

Capped at 12:1 child:adult ratio

Instructor is a college-educated dance artist

Dance is for everyone! We de-emphasize pink & princesses, NO formal training is expected, and NO special clothes or shoes required!

End-of-week Friday afternoon performance!

Tuition

Regular Registration Rate

Register by July 1, 2020
$220 for one week

Late Registration Rate

Register on/after July 2, 2020

$245 for one week

Due to the current stay at home orders, we aren’t exactly sure what this summer looks like and for that reason, we are removing our refund policy. If you register and we are unable to hold summer events, we will refund your payment amount in full. Tuition is fully refundable up until the date of the events. However, we hope that we are able to dance with you soon!!

NEW! Health Precautions & Cleaning Policies

Your health and wellness is at our highest concern. We want each and every person to feel welcomed into our environment.


We have brand new cleaning equipment for our brand new space! We will be mopping the floors twice a day (morning and evening) and sanitizing all surfaces every 2 hours.


Each registrant will receive a FREE face mask that should be worn through out the day at camp


We are doing our best to navigate safely during the new normal. To make sure we are keeping our space a clean hygienic, we will be asking each person that enters the building to take a simple temperature check. If you or anyone in your home is experiencing a fever or cough, we may ask you to stay stay home. 


To make sure we are doing our part to flatten the curve, all of our summer programming will not include any physical touching among dancers. We know how crazy this may sound, but we would much rather dance nearby with you than not at all!

Fun, themed weeks designed to teach children to move creatively, cooperatively, and confidently!

For boys and girls, MamLuft&Co. Dance’s Cincinnati Summer Dance and Creativity Camp for Kids offers Modern Dance Technique and Kids Bop Classes.

Children will learn dance, make props and “scenery” to accompany their dances, and prepare for a Friday 2pm performance for parents.

Daily Schedule

8:45a-9:00a Drop-off
9:00a-9:20a Morning Craft / Prop-making
9:25a-10:05a Dance Class & Rehearsal (Kids Bop)
10:10a-10:20a Snack 1 (please pack snacks)
10:25a-11:05a Dance Class & Rehearsal (Modern Dance)
11:10a-11:40a Costume/Prop-Making
11:45a-12:30p Lunch & Free Outdoor/Indoor Playtime (please pack a non-refrigerated lunch)
12:35p-12:50p Dance Class & Rehearsal (Creative Movement)
12:55p-1:35 Costume/Prop-Making
1:40p-2:00p Snack 2 (please pack snacks) & Quiet Journal Time
2:00p-2:05p Pick Up

(On Friday, 2pm performance for family and friends!)

Extended Day add-ons for Monday-Thursday: $10 per day to stay 2-4pm, $15 per day to stay up to 6pm

One of the days will include outdoor water play (sprinklers, sponges, buckets) on grass. We will choose the day based on the weather that week and send home notes or send text messages to alert you to please pack a swimsuit, towel, and appropriate shoes for water play on a grass lawn. Thank you!

LOCATION

Location

MamLuft&Co. Dance

8222 Monon Ave

Cincinnati, OH 45216

Free parking!

REGISTER HERE

If you experience any problems with registering below, try this page to register.

(You can also try emailing dance@mlco.org or calling 513-494-6526, although you may have to leave a message since we are in the studio often.)

REFUND POLICY

Due to the current stay at home orders, we aren’t exactly sure what this summer looks like and for that reason, we are removing our refund policy. If you register and we are unable to hold summer events, we will refund your payment amount in full. Tuition is fully refundable up until the date of the events. However, we hope that we are able to dance with you soon!!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & IMPORTANT POLICIES

What's the camp focus and why is it unique?

MamLuft&Co. Dance’s Summer Dance Camp for Kids in Cincinnati is about the creative, empowering, expressive, and active practice of dance!

The camp is unique because, according to our research, it is the only camp in Cincinnati that offers Modern Dance and provides options for activities for the entire work day. It is not a 2 or 3-hour camp: activities run from 9am-3pm, with drop-off starting at 8:45am, and aftercare add-ons available up til 5:30pm!

We also DE-emphasize pink and princesses so that boys feel welcome and absolutely comfortable.

What ages are allowed?

Ages 5-10.

Children must have already had at least one year of school that meets at least 6 hours a day.

What is Modern Dance, and why is it good for children?

Historically, Modern Dance developed in the early 1900s and became a recognizable form by the 1950s, when it got its name from the Modern Era. It is different from Ballet because of its use of inversions, “free-er” use of the body (less restrictions), and a strong relationship with the ground. It has strong influences from many different forms of ethnic dance, as well.

Modern Dance is excellent for children because it encourages them to think outside the box, to be creative, to be expressive, to be physically aware, and to move freely.

What is Kids Bop?

Kids Bop is what we call a fun, energetic, and basic hip hop for kids!

What is Creative Movement, and why is it good for children?

Creative Movement is all about they joy of movement: in its creativity, freedom, and power to express! A pre-cursor to Modern Dance, Creative Movement is more about innovation and individuality, and less about traditionalism and rules. Think: barefoot, moving through space with different kinds of energy and flow, and nurturing your child’s individual creativity! 

What is the refund policy?

$50 PER CHILD of your tuition payment is a non-refundable deposit and cannot be returned for any reason, whether it be illness, injury, change of plans, or other reasons.

The remaining funds must be requested in writing to dance@mamluftcodance.org no later than 5:00pm on May 31st.

How do the payment deadlines work?

FIRST, see the refund policy above!

This online registration allows you to pay in full at the time of registration.

If you would like to make arrangements for a payment plan, please do not hesitate to contact us. You must be able to use a credit card via PayPal to set-up a payment plan.

You must pay in full by the registration deadlines to receive the appropriate discount.

LATE REGISTRATIONS may not receive a t-shirt, so please avoid the late up-charge and please register by May 31st!

What will the kids do?

Please see the schedule at the top of the page!

What should my child wear?

FIRST OFF, please do not send your child to our camp in clothes that you would be upset about staining. We do LOTS of arts and crafts including permanent markers, inks, paints, glue, paper mache, etc. Even though we provide aprons, they WILL get dirty!

We recommend children wear comfortable clothes, such as knits. Short shorts or open-leg shorts are not recommended. No jeans, skirts, or dresses, please. Children with long hair should be able to tie their hair back.

Children should wear sneakers they can be active in. If they wear sandals, they will have to take them off for their own safety; however, the floor is slippery, so we highly recommend sneakers!

We will have an outdoor water play day (sprinklers, sponges, buckets) and ask you to send a swimsuit, towel, and appropriate shoes for running and playing on a lawn.

What should I pack for my child?
  1. A labeled, nutritious lunch that does not require refrigeration.
  2. At least 2 nutritious snacks (please, no candy!). If your child is staying for extended day, we recommend a third snack.
  3. If your child has severe allergies, PLEASE pack an easy-to-find epi pen. We will also put a name tag on your child with ‘SEVERE ALLERGY.’
  4. Any authorized medicines separated and given to staff, labeled clearly with instructions (this includes epi pens). If you authorize us to administer medicine, you are also releasing any liability for errors in administering.
  5. A labeled change of clothes if he or she may have accidents.
  6. Children with long hair should have hair bands.
  7. Additional needs will be sent via email; please monitor!
When is drop-off and pick-up?

FOR DROP-OFF

  • Please arrive between 8:45am and 9:00am. If you arrive before 8:45am, we may not have doors opened.
  • The front doors will be open during this time to allow your child to walk in if they do not need you to escort them. The lobby is directly in front of these doors and they will be received immediately by one of our adults.

FOR PICK-UP

  • Camp is finished at 2pm. If you arrive after 2:10pm, you will be subject to to the $10 per child late charge.
  • Extended Day, which allows pick-up between 2:10pm and 4pm, is $40 per child for the week, Monday through Thursday.  Extended Day through 6pm is $60 per child for the week. (It is not provided on Friday due to the 2pm end-of-week performance for family.) If you arrive after the time you’ve signed up for, you will be assessed a late pick-up fee of an additional $10.
  • All late pick-up fees are due before the child can continue at camp.
  • Please inform us on your enrollment form of all pick-up times.
What are the terms and conditions?

When you register for MamLuft&Co. Dance’s Summer Dance & Creativity Camp for Kids, you are agreeing to the following release of liability and photo release.*

“I am a legal guardian of named child(ren) and give permission for said child(ren) to fully participate in the Mam-Luft and Company Dance Summer Dance and Creativity Camp for Kids, while fully recognizing the inherent physical risks involved in movement, crafts, games, and other camp activities. I do hereby release, forever discharge, and agree to hold harmless Mam-Luft and Company Dance, their trustees, staff, instructors, volunteers, employees, and agents and their heirs (collectively known as the “Indemnities”) from and against any and all liability and expenses of any kind that my assignees and representatives may have now or in the future including attorney fees, property damage, personal injury, or loss of life as a result of, in association with, or in relation to participation in said camp. I also hereby grant permission to photograph my child(ren) and release all rights into perpetuity to Mam-Luft and Company Dance for lawful purposes such as marketing, funding, publicity, and so forth.”

(*Photos of the camp activities are used for things such as: grant-writing purposes, public relations, marketing [like this website or fliers], social media, presentations, reports, fundraising, and so on.)