$50 Deposit due upon registration to save your enrollment.  Remaining camp fee will be due on the first day of camp.

SPACE IS LIMITED in all summer camps! Register early to secure your spot!

 

 

 

Tiny dancers will say Bonjour to an amazing adventure that’s double the fun with their favorite dollie in this fun Ballet, Tap and Creative Movement dance camp! Together, they’ll tour all the magical sites of Paris and make fun memories with their dollie along the way: painting and tapping at the Eiffel Tower, twirling with pastries and tea in the gardens, and doing the can-can with their new friend Fifi the poodle!  Don’t forget all the trés chic Parisian crafts & the closing performance on Thursday at 11:30 am featuring your dancing duo!

AGES: 3 - 6 | Dancers will be grouped by age and ability

DATES: JUNE 24th - 27th

TIME:    9 am - 12 pm

COST:  $140*

* Craft supplies & thematic T-shirt included in camp fee.

 

$50 non-refundable deposit due upon registration to hold your space. Remaining balance will be due on the first day of the intensive.

                                        PASSPORT to 

  An                                            in Paris

Say Aurevior to the lazy days of summer and get ready for a Parisian excursion that will have your dancer  and their favorite American Girl doll singing the songs from the Broadway Classic, An American in Paris, dancing along the imaginary streets of the River Seine, creating Parisian inspired crafts, and preparing to perform an excerpt from An American in Paris at the closing show on Thursday at 11:30 am. During their Parisian excursion, dancers will also enjoy a chance to step back in time as they "Dance through the Decades" with beloved American Girl characters from the past. They will have fun learning popular time period dance steps such as the Hand Jive, Charleston, Salsa and more!  As their Parisian excursion comes to an end, your dancer will be cheering Bravo! for a week filled with scrapbook worthy memories to last a lifetime! This Music Theatre camp is presented in partnership with Music Theatre Wichita and Amy Menas  (see details below).  

AGES: 7 - 12 | Dancers will be grouped based on age and ability

DATES: JUNE 24th - 27th

TIME:    9 am - 12 pm

COST:  $155*

*Craft supplies, T-shirt, MTW "behind the scenes" tour and up to four FREE passes for camp participants and their family to attend the Dress Rehearsal of MTW's An American in Paris included in camp fee.

$50 non-refundable deposit due upon registration to hold your space. Remaining balance will be due on the first day of the intensive.

This camp brought to you in partnership with

Music Theatre Wichita is collaborating with MDM to provide our camp participants (ages 7 and up) with a "behind the scenes" peek into the stage production of An American in Paris at Century II!  On Monday after camp, there will be an optional backstage tour at Music Theatre Wichita and an opportunity to observe part of the live rehearsal for their performance of An American in Paris.  To encourage dancers to attend the MTW performance and further their knowledge of music theatre, camp participants will receive up to four FREE passes to attend the Dress Rehearsal of  MTW's An American in Paris production.  

About Vocal Coach, Amy Menas:

Amy graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelor  of Music in Voice. She has been teaching private voice for over 25 years. Amy has worked in the Catholic schools as vocal music teacher (Pre-K through 8th grades), taught and continues to teach musical theatre classes, workshops and has directed musicals for Wichita Children's Theatre, Music Theatre for Young People and as musical director for Music Theatre Wichita’s yearly fundraiser, Curtain Up.  Amy owns The Studio which provides vocal coaching to young people ages 7-18.  Focusing on musical theatre voice and performance, her students have performed in Matilda on Broadway, cast numerous leading children's roles for Music Theatre Wichita and won multiple vocal competitions. She currently has 9 students pursuing a BFA in musical theatre/theatre at top college programs around the country.  Midwest Dance Mechanix is proud to partner with Ms. Menas to bring her talent and experience to the camp participants!  Visit her Facebook page for more information!

**$50 non-refundable deposit due upon registration to hold your space in the camp. Remaining balance will be due on the first day of camp.

 

 

 

 

Trip a little light fantastic, step in time, and get ready for a practically perfect summer dance camp featuring a variety of dance styles, crafts, games and fun!  Your Mary Poppins fan won’t want to miss this interactive week of singing and dancing to the famous Mary Poppins soundtracks. Dancers will treat parents and friends to a mini performance on Thursday at 11:30 am to top off a week of supercalifragilisticMDMidocious fun! 

AGES: 3 - 12 | Dancers will be grouped by age and ability

DATES: JULY 29th -AUGUST 1st

TIME:    9 am - 12 pm

COST:  $140*

* Craft supplies & thematic T-shirt included in camp fee.

$50 non-refundable deposit due upon registration to hold your space. Remaining balance will be due on the first day of the intensive.

 

 

 

 

Technique - a skillful or efficient way of doing or achieving something.  Are you ready to hone your craft and focus on the skill, precision and mastery that dance requires?  Come dance with us and elevate your technique.

Midwest Dance Mechanix is thrilled to offer a week of high level training with our talented in-house instructors as well as esteemed master ballet professional, Shawn Stevens, and master tap instructor, Courtney Runft.  Having the opportunity to train with these guest master instructors is an opportunity that serious dancers will not want to miss! The knowledge, experience and instruction that Ms. Stevens and Ms. Runft offer, along with that of our own MDM instructors, is exceptional and we are grateful for their willingness to join us in Wichita for a week of high level training.  Please read the impressive bio's below for more information about both Ms. Stevens and Ms. Runft.  

Dancers will take class in a variety of styles, including Neo-classical Technique (Ms. Stevens), Classical Ballet (Mr. Stan Rogers & Miss Trudy Souba), Tap (Ms. Runft), Contemporary Technique (Ms. Stevens), Neo-classical Variations (Ms. Stevens), Choreography (Miss Jana Owen), and Jazz Technique (Miss Amy Faimon).  This camp will be divided into two age divisions so that the instruction is age and skill level appropriate.  All dancers will participate in a mini-performance on Thursday at 2:45 pm and parents and guests are invited and encouraged to attend.

Don’t let your technique take a summer break… join us and take you dancing to the next level!  

AGES: 10 - 18 |  Dancers will be grouped by age and ability

DATES: JULY 29th -AUGUST 1st

TIME:  12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

COST:  $160*

$50 non-refundable deposit due upon registration to hold your space. Remaining balance will be due on the first day of the intensive.

ABOUT SHAWN STEVENS

Shawn Stevens is originally from Houston, Texas. At age 14, she attended Walnut Hill School of Performing Arts under the direction of Sydelle Gomberg. She then continued her training at the School of American Ballet. In 1982 Ms. Stevens was chosen by George Balanchine to join the New York City Ballet. During her time with the Company, she performed principal roles in Balanchine's ballets including Symphony in Three Movements, The Four Temperaments and Symphony In C. She also danced in the original cast and performed principal roles in Brahms - Handel which was choreographed by Twyla Tharp and Jerome Robbins. Ms. Stevens has worked with many other choreographers such as Peter Martins, William Forsythe, Edward Villella, Ib Andersen and Joseph Duell.

During the ten years Ms. Stevens performed with the New York City Ballet, she danced in the TV show Live from Lincoln Center with NYCB and Dance in America. Ms. Stevens has also appeared as a principal dancer with the New York City Opera in Cinderella.

In 1991 Ms. Stevens joined Twyla Tharp's Company where she performed for five years. With Tharp's Company she performed repertory works as well as new works as a principal. Ms. Stevens was also asked to dance in the Cutting Up tour with Twyla Tharp and Baryshnikov. Her film credits include, I'll Do Anything and In The Upper Room all choreographed by Twyla Tharp. Ms. Stevens was personally invited to perform in Twyla's hit Broadway musical Movin' Out.

At present, Ms. Stevens teaches ballet at several different schools, universities and companies. Ms. Stevens is approved by The George Balanchine Trust to restage George Balanchine works; she also stages works by Twyla Tharp through the Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation.

ABOUT COURTNEY RUNFT

Courtney Runft, a native of Wichita Kansas, received her early dance training at Rogers Ballet with Sharon Rogers. She continued her training with Stan Rogers at Friends University and, while there, had the privilege of working with choreographers such as Melonie Buchanan Murray and Francisco Martinez. She moved to New York in 2005 to pursue a career in the dance field and has since studied with Brenda Bufalino, Derick K. Grant, Jared Grimes, Michelle Dorrance and Lynn Schwab. She is the former American Tap Dance Foundation Registrar and Director of the Tap City Junior Ensemble as well as the General Manager for Dorrance Dance. Courtney has a passion for teaching and has been on faculty at the American Tap Dance Foundation and Tap City, the New York City Tap Festival and has been a guest teacher at Broadway Dance Center. She can be seen in the April 2010 issue of Dance Spirit Magazine and is featured in the May 2013 issue of Dance Teacher Magazine. Courtney was one of Mable Lee’s Dancing Ladies and was the Assistant to the Choreographer of Cirque du Soleil’s Banana Shpeel. Currently, she is the Dance Teacher at St. Luke’s School and on tap faculty at Rosie’s Theater Kids in New York City.

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