KidsDODance! Summer Program
2017 Summer Program Dates available early 2017
Dance Making Classes for Children
Each weeklong program will challenge the children through fun, active dance classes building skill and technique, nurture the child's choreographic voice and individual artistic expression through composition studies, and develop each child's artistry and connections to professional dancers in residency at the Yard, and to the community of Martha's Vineyard.
Directed by dance educator and choreographer Deborah Damast and assisted by graduate students from the NYU Steinhardt Dance Education Program, the children will develop their own choreography and enjoy creating original work. Weeklong classes culminate in an exciting family share day on Fridays where siblings, friends, and parents get to join in the fun! Open to all levels of experience and ability.
Available Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
For ages 6 - 11
$200 Martha's Vineyard residents | $250 non-residents (per week)
No movement experience necessary. To pay with check or in person, please print out this form and mail it/bring it to the office. Please call in advance (508.645.9662) to make sure there is still availability, as a space for your child cannot be assured until payment is received.
Mailing Address: PO Box 405, Chilmark MA 02535
Physical Address: 1 The Yard, Chilmark MA 02535
MAKING IT is The Yard's dance-making curriculum and creativity initiative that is available to all Martha's Vineyard Public, Charter, Home Schools, and The YMCA. MAKING IT is a model that uses dance as an outlet to connect curricular themes, build student collaborations, spark creativity, and support critical thinking. The Yard achieves this through multi-week workshops with a team of professional staff members and nationally acclaimed visiting artists. All workshops are designed on a individual basis; discussions with administration heads and classroom teachers work closely with a MAKING IT staff member to design the program for their specific classroom needs. The Yard is committed to the success of MAKING IT and has pledged to absorb 100% of the program's cost. MAKING IT is currently supported by The Doris Duke Charitable Fund, The Tower Foundation, Ford Fun, Permanent Endowment of Martha's Vineyard, Farm Neck Foundation, and The Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank.