Junior Program Expansion Includes Dance and Visual Arts

Crescendo issue: December 2013
Interlochen Arts Camp is no stranger to phenomenal young artistic talent. That is why many of the Arts Camp's programs are expanding their offerings to Junior campers in 2014.

Interlochen Arts Camp 2014 is now accepting applications for enrollment. Those familiar with Interlochen's summer offerings will certainly recognize many programs: visual arts, creative writing, theatre, motion picture arts, dance and music offerings. One-week Institutes and other programs from two to six weeks in length. For summer 2014, there is also an expansion of opportunities for Junior and Intermediate campers, especially for students in visual arts, motion picture arts and dance.

"Each summer there have been younger students who are serious about dance and are more advanced working in conjunction with students who have had little or no training," says Interlochen's Dance director Cameron Basden. "It has been a challenge to provide each student with the best experience and training. A new junior dance focus will allow those students who are interested in expanding their dance abilities and want to focus more of their day in a safe dance environment to do so. This will also allow for junior students who are taking dance as an elective to have a richer experience."

"The expanded programming will offer ballet technique, modern/yoga, some alternative styles of dance and culminate in a showing at the end of the four-week period. It will be a fun and healthy environment - and a challenging one. I see these students as people who will aspire to be summer dance majors and possibly academy students. There will be live music for each class. As it will be a smaller program, attention will be very individual. Hopefully this is planting a seed that will encourage further exploration and curiosity in the dance world."

As mentioned in a previous issue of CrescendoMotion Picture Arts will also be offering expanded programming for Intermediate campers in 2014.

As any former Interlochen student knows, a plethora of new and exciting experiences await the 2014 Camper, made even more so by these new opportunities. For more information on Interlochen Arts Camp 2014, visit here.