What A Summer: Thomas Armour Youth Ballet’s Outreach Summer Camps 2017

They came, they saw, they danced. Another summer camp season has passed, leaving behind a plethora of memories and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

We welcomed over 250 campers across our four outreach sites this past summer and for the first time ever offered music, art, spoken word and cooking classes! Of course, with 8 hour days, the kids were still able to participate in reading and dance classes- which by the way,  included Bollywood, Salsa, Flamenco and Musical Theater, Hip-Hop and West African in addition to ballet, modern and tap.

Thomas Armour Youth Ballet’s  amazing staff went above and beyond to make sure the kids were not too bummed about the reading…. Ms. Deborah turned her classroom into the setting of “The Hideout” novel by Peg Kehret which made her classroom look like a hotel room, enchanting all the students. On some days, they took the books outside and read under a tree while drinking cold lemonade… oh to be 10 again….

As if that wasn’t exciting enough, students participated in field trips to an African Drumming Workshop, the Frost Science Museum, Key Biscayne Nature Center and Seminole Theater. 

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Non-field trip days were exciting too though! Campers received visits from Gabie’s Bus, Oral Health Institute and YES Institute throughout the 8 weeks.

We are so happy with the success of our camps, and beyond thrilled about all the memories and friendships that were made all while improving reading scores, gaining life skills, and DANCING.

Still want to hear more about the summer camp we had this year? Check out the video below!