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By ROCHELLE MOORE A Step of Class Dance Studio has several summer camp programs planned for different ages, Wednesday dance classes as well as a seminar planned in late July. Owner Tammy Evans said the camps and other opportunities offer dancers an opportunity to continue building skills and having fun during the summer months. "It keeps kids involved in dance and it gives them a fun way to express their emotions," Evans said. A Step of Class, located at 2732 Graves Drive, will begin its summer camp programs in June. The Princess Camp for children ages 3 to 6 will be offered during two, weeklong sessions. The camp, which costs $150, includes dance lessons, a story time, crafts and snacks. The first session starts June 12 and continues through June 16. The sec- ond session will be offered July 24 through July 28. Camp days start at 9 a.m. and continue until noon. The Acro Camp also starts in June and offers two sessions for children age 8 and older. Participants will be able to do a variety of mat exercises, from basic front rolls and handstands to aerials and handsprings, based on their skill level. Session one is June 12 through 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. Session two is July 10 through 14, from 9 a.m. to noon. The camp costs $150 per week. The third summer camp — "Frozen" — will center on the popular children's movie and include all things "Frozen," including characters Elsa, Anna and Olaf. Campers will be able to dance, sing, play and create in a magical world. Space is limited, and early registration is suggested. The camp is for children age 3 through 6 and will be held June 19-23. The dance studio is also bringing in professional dancers with the Flow 40 Dance group, based in California, in July. "It's actually a dance seminar where guys from all over the country come in," Evans said. "They're dance professionals. Some have been in 'Glee,' different TV shows and videos." The seminar is planned for July 31 through Aug. 3. The cost is $275 and includes 16 hours of dance classes for participants. Dancing will include ballet, tap and hip hop with the Flow 40 group, Evans said. "We're bringing in Flow 40 to improve the technique of our dancers and give them the experience of work- ing with well-known professionals," Evans said. The seminar is open to ages 8 and older. Beginning and intermediate dancers will participate in the morn- ing, and older kids will participate in the afternoons. Summer dance classes are also available on Wednesdays at the dance academy, starting June 21 through July 26. A variety of classes are available, starting with tots for children age 2 and 3, kinderdance for ages 3 and 4, beginner, intermediate and company technique classes. Classes at the beginner level and above include bal- let, tap, tumble and jazz. Registration is needed for the camps, classes and seminar. Registration forms are available on the website, The business can also be reached at 919-778-5098. 16 — Destination Summer Thursday, May 25, 2017 Photo submitted An instructor reads a story to girls attending last year's Princess Camp at A Step of Class Dance Studio. Dance camps are planned Discovery Camp will be in June By PHYLLIS MOORE Wayne Country Day School will hold its annual "Discovery" summer pro- gram, open to children in the communi- ty during the month of June. The program runs from June 12 through 22 at the school. It is filled with opportunities for fun as well as creative activities, enrichment courses and sports clinics. Open to children from age 3 up to ris- ing sixth graders, the two-week camp operates Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon. There are three options for children entering grades 1-6. The first period is from 9-9:50 a.m.; second period is 10-10:50 a.m.; and third period is 11:10 until noon. There is a fee of $50 per course. Enroll in just one or two, or for only one week. Cost is $50 for one course, $100 for two, $150 for three, and $85 for one week only. A $50 deposit is required, with the balance due June 2. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Boys and girls ages 3, 4 and 5 will be able to participate in the Preschool Potpourri program. Cost is $150 for two weeks, or $85 for one week only. The full morning program features singing, playing, creativity and educa- tional activities. For rising first- through sixth-graders, the options are more expansive — any- thing from art and science to cooking and sports. Here are some of the things your child can check out: •Mixed Plate, a cooking session to learn about nutrition as well as the safe- ty and science of cooking. Children will work together to prepare treats. •Sports Galore offers up exercise and learning the skills and rules of basket- ball, soccer, ultimate frisbee, kickball and flag football. •S.T.E.A.M. Challenge, or Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math affords teams the chance to solve prob- lems in those areas. •Around the World shares what kids in other countries do for fun, exploring different cultures, games, music and crafts. •Snowflakes in the Summer is a chance to make at least one decoration or jewelry item in each session. •Innovations is a friendly competition using science and math, while building objects. Photo submitted Discovery Camp will be held June 12 through 22 at Wayne County Day School. See DISCOVERY CAMP, Page 17

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