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Children ages 4-6 invited to explore the world of dance with ‘K’Motion’


April 01, 2003

WHAT: The Herberger College of Fine Arts Department of Dance at Arizona State University invites children ages 4-6 to explore the world of dance through a series of innovative and exciting workshops entitled, “K’Motion.”
Different dance themes and activities let children try something new each week, prepare them for later schoolwork and provide creative exploration. All camps feature creative dance, artistic expression, stories, games and crafts, and are led by experienced dance teachers. A snack will be provided each day. 

Flower Power
June 2-6, 9:30 a.m.–noon
Why do plants come in different shapes and sizes? How can plants defend themselves from hungry predators? How do plants move? Stretching, twisting, wiggling are movements of plants and people. Explore the motion of plants, learn how sunlight and water become food, needles protect and create a glorious dancing garden. Campers will have the opportunity to grow their own plant sculptures and create dancing flower murals to take home.

Ocean Motion 
June 9-13, 9:30 a.m.–noon
Who lives in the ocean? Where do stingrays hide underwater? What do starfish eat for dinner? From sea-diving dolphins to slippery squid, this camp will excite children to learn about swimming creatures, underwater life, ecology and create motion ocean dances. Children will research and embody creatures swimming, diving, dancing and floating as underwater animals and fish. Campers will have the opportunity to experience the “Rainbow Fish Boogie” and the “Swimmy Shimmy” and create their own deep-sea fairy tales to take home.

Color Dance
June 16-20, 9:30 a.m.–noon
Young campers will experiment with light, color and shadow as they create their own color dances. Campers will learn properties of color theory and make their own dazzling color wheels. They will learn how artists use color to express emotion, and have the opportunity to experience the mixing of color to develop action prints and create 3-D dancing sculptures to take home.

Wonderful Wings 
June 23-27, 9:30 a.m.–noon
Learn how bees communicate, build homes and help flowers grow. Find out how caterpillars change their shape four times as they transform into beautiful butterflies. Investigate our flying friends, metamorphosis and create life cycle dances. Campers will have the opportunity to experience the “Soaring Sonata” and the “Caterpillar Sneak” and create fuzzy-wuzzy creatures and glimmering mobiles to take home. WHERE: Classes will be held in ASU’s Physical Education Building East, Room 190, on the ASU campus in Tempe. Metered parking is available just outside the dance studio.

HOW MUCH: Tuition is $100 per week or $360 for all four weeks (a 10 percent discount). Registration fee is $15.

CALL: For registration information, contact Mila Parrish at (480) 965-2512 or e-mail mila.parrish@asu.edu

Media Contact:
Megan Krause
480-965-8795
megan.krause@asu.edu