Summer Dance Institute 2021
DIVERSITY, TOLERANCE & IMAGINATION
THE ART OF UNDERSTANDING OURSELVES & THE WORLD WE LIVE THROUGH DANCE
July 12-30, 2021 - Monday-Friday - 9am-4pm
Join PMDI on this 3 week journey as we take a deep dive into understanding ourselves & the world we live in using dance as a catalyst for change. Summer Dance Institute is open to children ages 5-18 years. We look forward to holding safe, COVID conscious, in-person camps at our DC location.
Week 1: Dance Around the World
July 12-16, 2021
During Week 1 of camp, PMDI will take dancers on a journey around the world to explore diverse dance styles and cultural traditions. We will explore different ways in which humanity uses dance to communicate thoughts, ideas, emotions, history and to celebrate the passages of life.
Week 2: Dance As Protest
July 19-23, 2021
During Week 2 dancers will explore how to use dance as a form of protest. They will take a deep dive into how to analyze their thoughts, feelings and emotions in response to world events and their own personal experiences. Dancers will then begin the creative process of using dance to convey perspective.
Week 3: The Art of Choreography
July 26-30, 2021
During Week 3 dancers will learn what it means to be an artist with a voice! Over the course of a week we will tap into each dancer’s creative minds and teach them the art of dance composition. They will learn how to convert thoughts, feelings and emotions into gesture, movement and dance to tell a story and speak their personal truths.
1 Week - $300
2 Weeks - $600
3 Weeks - $800 ($100 discount)
1800 Perry St. NE
Washington, DC 20018
@ Perry Street Prep
Please enter through the rear parking lot entrance off 18th Street. The studio entrance is the 2nd door on your right and will be marked with PMDI signage.
Meet the staff and tour the studio before summer camp begins!
July 9, 5-7pm
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE
7:30am-9:00am Before Care
9:00am-10:00am Orientation to the day or camp week & ice breakers
10:00am-11:00am Dance Instruction
11:00am-11:15am Snack/Water break
11:15am-12:15pm Dance Instruction
12:15pm-1:00pm Lunch & Meditation/Rest
1:00pm-1:45pm Project: Arts & Crafts, Film & Discussion, Vision Board
1:45pm-2:00pm Stretch Class
2:00pm-3:45pm Choreography Rehearsal
3:45pm-4:00pm Camper Clean-up & Prepare for Dismissal
4:00pm-6:00pm After Care
The schedule will be adjusted to accommodate field trips.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY:
In addition to technique classes, rehearsal time will be added to the schedule. Dancers are encouraged to be present so that they can be featured in the Friday showcase.
Weekly showcases and take place 4-4:30pm! We encourage families to mark their calendars to see their dancers perform! Masks, social distancing, and COVID protocol will be in effect. More details will be provided in your weekly newsletter.
BEFORE & AFTER CARE
Before and aftercare packages are available at an additional cost of
$25 per day or $100 per week. We do not offer the option to prorate.
Before Care 7:30am-9:00am
After Care 4:00pm-6:00pm
MORE INFORMATION, WAIVERS, & RESOURCES
COVID Health Screening (conducted upon arrival)
Field Trip Permission Slip (studio will email the form, due upon arrival if applicable)