Our Summer Dance Camp introduces children to an exciting world of creativity, movement, and fun through Bharatanatyam, Carnatic music, Indian folk dance, stories, and yoga. We will be inviting experts to conduct our activities. The week-long workshop is also designed to encourage creativity by exploring a theme using arts, crafts, and food. For further information, please email aalokam.ny@gmail.com.

                           

Ages 3 - 5

Our youngest dancers will explore different stories from Indian mythologies. The children will use improvisation, basic movement concepts, and basic Bharatanatyam and Indian folk dance principles to recreate the great stories, and the camp will culminate on Friday with a performance for family and friends. The children will design and construct costumes, masks, and scenery to enhance productions. A light snack will be served daily.

Ages 6 - 8
 

A specially modified dance camp to fit the ability and endurance of young children eager to spend their summer dancing. This camp offers a sampler of Bharatanatyam, Indian Folk Dance, yoga, and elementary exploration into body conditioning. The camp will culminate on Friday with a performance for family and friends. The children will design and construct costumes, masks, and scenery to enhance the productions. The camp will include showcasing a documentary on Bharatnatyam and a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of arts. We will explore Indian Classical arts through paintings and Bronze statues from different periods. A light snack will be served daily. 

Ages 9 - 15

A full day intensive that focuses more on nuanced theory and technique of Bharatanatyam - from understanding the muscles required for proper posture, learning abhinaya, and conditioning through Yoga. Also, we will concentrate on Music and rhythm patterns, which they will be learning from experts, and the camp will culminate on Friday with a performance for family and friends. We will also showcase a documentary on Bharatnatyam and a field trip to the  Metropolitan Museum of Art. We will explore Classical Indian techniques through paintings and Bronze statues from different periods. A light snack will be served.


Kids have to bring their own lunch. We will only serve light snacks. Please inform us of any allergies before the camp.