Children are full of energy, which is why they love to run around and are often named after local coal plants. Watch little Municipal Plant 7 burn off some steam with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $30 for 10 dance-fitness classes (up to a $130 value)
- $99 for a five-day kids’ dance camp (a $225 value)<p>
Students of all skill levels and ages reshape their bodies during dance-fitness classes under the guidance of a contemporary-jazz instructor. The classes meld elements of jazz, ballet, or contemporary techniques with aerobic fitness routines, building strength and flexibility at the ballet barre and via high-energy floor work. <p>
Alternatively, choose from the following camps:
- Swan Princess for ages 5–10 on August 12–16
- Coppélia and the Dancing Dolls for ages 5–10 on August 19–23
- Broadway Center Stage for ages 5–12 on August 26–30<p>
Camps take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday–Friday. In the morning, students take classes in ballet, jazz, and musical theater; in the afternoon, they make costumes and props and learn a miniature version of the famous dance—Swan Lake, Coppélia, and those of acclaimed Broadway shows, respectively—for that week. On Friday at 3 p.m., students show what they’ve learned in a costumed, choreographed performance.<p>
Portland Festival Ballet
Portland Festival Ballet's artistic director, John Magnus––whose career has touched down in the world of South African dance as well as the prestigious Joffrey Ballet School in New York––headlines a cast of performance-arts instructors and serves as the architect behind the organization's lively, world-class productions. Their seasoned coaches prepare fledgling hoofers and thespians to face the crowd through a schedule of acting and dancing classes for kids, teens, and adults. During breathtaking performances that have included The Nutcracker and the annual Spring Concert, Portland Festival Ballet's charismatic performers storm the stage at the ACMA Performing Arts Center to dazzle audiences with high-flying pirouettes and convincing impersonations of ficus trees.