Cultivating A Passion for Dance
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For Summer Dance

Why Dance?

Dance is more than just movement. It is the friendships made, the time management skills gained, the creativity developed, and the ability to accept and work with the uniqueness in others, both independently and as a group.  Dancers are active all week long with both physical and mental challenges.   Dancers are challenged to problem solve and to make quick thoughtful decisions.  Think of the skills your child can build while having a blast!

Why BDCS?

During the school year, our students work their hardest in order to learn new principles of technique and terminology based on their age group. During the summer students are able to take their newfound knowledge and make it their own. Creativity flourishes during these camps and workshops, and it’s always so exciting to look into the studio and see students pushing the boundaries of their technique and working towards becoming the best dancers they can possibly be.
Meet Our Instructors
Ms. Maureen Rafferty
 

Maureen Rafferty  is a graduate of Montgomery County Community College where she was the Vice President/Choreographer/Dancer for the school’s Dance Ensemble.  In the spring of 2012, she was honored to have her choreography adjudicated at the American College Dance Festival at Penn State University.  She has performed in several plays and musicals at theaters in and around the local area. She also has been a part of numerous films shot in the Philadelphia area.  

Ms. Chijioke (ChiCHi) Robinson

Chijioke Robinson has a BA in Human Service Counseling and Dance Performance from Old Dominion University. Ms. Robinson also had her MA in Education and Mental Health Counseling from UPenn. She has an extensive performance career and performed with Miss America Pagent, Operation Smiles, Todd Rosenlieb’s Second Company,  Dancers and Mina Estrada (D.A.M.E), Philadanco II, and Danse4Nia Dance Ensemble.

Mrs. Heather Wrubel-Director
Heather has trained in Europe and has a BFA in Dance Education from the University of the Arts.  Mrs. Wrubel has performed in the touring Nutcraker in Germany,  and Paul Taylor's Esplande in the 2000 Feet Festival in Philly.  She has directed dance programs for military rec departments and a performing arts elementary school in Georgia prior to opening BDCS.  She is passionate about the growth and development of children through the art of dance.
2018 Camp & Workshop Weeks and Themes
Moana Themed Camp
7/23/18-7/27/18
5:30 -7:00 PM
Let’s face it. The dancers that are ages 2-5 are absolutely the most adorable, no contest. These students are always showstoppers in our performances, as they wow the audience with their surprisingly sassy (and sometimes charmingly shy) personalities, their ability to dance and shout the lyrics to a song, and their ridiculously cute and flouncy tutus. We love to celebrate our mini dancers here at Bowman Dance Company & School, which is why our Moana Dance Camp is going to be so much fun!​​​​

Your dancer will explore Polynesian culture with Disney’s beloved Pacific Islander Princess. In this week-long adventure, dancers will escape to the tropical corners of their imagination, sing along with their favorite new Disney Classics, create fun Moana-inspired arts and crafts, and learn brand new dance steps, including the basics of Polynesian dance!

By the end of the week, you’ll agree that there’s just no telling how far your dancer will go. What can we say except you’re welcome...
Leap Themed Camp
7/30/18-8/3/18
6:00 - 8:00 PM
When Leap! was released in 2016, dance instructors everywhere were so thrilled, because the film partners non-fiction dance history with a fantastical and inspiring fictional story  that beautifully captures the feeling of what it’s like to be in love with dance. We hope that this movie will serve as a springboard for creativity and imagination during our Leap! camp for dancers ages 6-11.

Your dancer will enter the mysterious and beautiful world of Paris in the 19th century, right at the height of The Paris Opera Ballet’s rise to success. During this week-long departure to the City of Lights, students will brush up on their French ballet terminology and dance history knowledge, design exquisite crafts, and dance the evenings away with a sampling of all styles of dance offered at BDCS including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, and acro. 
p, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, and acro.
The Greatest Showman Workshop
8/6/18-8/10/18
6:00 - 9:00 PM

Prepare to enter into the spectacular world of show-life. Spotlights beam down on glittery costumes. The air is thick with the scent of warm hard boiled peanuts and sugary clouds of cotton candy. The audience is on their feet, and music envelops the room and sends electric shocks of anticipation through your veins. There’s nothing left to do but dance.

Students will celebrate the fantastical circus, as portrayed in the new musical hit, The Greatest Showman. With an emphasis given on acrobatics, musical theater, hip-hop, and jazz dance, your dancer will leave the week feeling inspired and more confident. The possibility for fun is exponential, and our teachers are hard at work preparing crafts, choreography, and the incorporation of musical elements that will challenge and motivate dancers of all levels.

As the greatest showman P.T. Barnum famously said, “The noblest art is that of making others happy.” We hope you’ll join us for a week of joy and laughter!

Pricing Options

Programs run  daily, Monday through Friday.   Each day, dancers need to bring a bottle of water, wear appropriate dance attire and shoes.  Snacks are provided by Bowman Dance.   We are excited to get started with your dancer and design the perfect Summer Dance Adventure!

Moana Themed Camp 
7/23/18-7/27/18
5:30 - 7:00 PM
$190 
Leap Theme Camp
 7/30/18-8/3/18
6:00 - 8:00 PM

 
 
$200
The Greatest Showman Workshop
8/6/18-8/10/18
6:00 - 9:00 PM
$300
See What People Are Saying...
"Alyssa truly enjoys Bowman summer camp and asks to return each year. It is a combination of her 3 favorite things- dance, friends and crafts that make it so much fun!"
-Krista Gydosh, Parent
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"Margo loves dance camp. She absolutely loves to dance and show off so this camp is where she can definitely shine! "
-Maggie Kincade, Parent
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"Each summer, my daughter looks forward to camp at Bowman Dance Company & School. The days are active and she has a ton of fun. These are great camps to finish the summer!" 
-Carrie Gorn, Parent
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"They have tons of fun things to do outdoor and indoor like: crafts, dancing, water games and more! What a great camp, very safe and secure."
 
-Maria Mykytiouk, Parent
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Questions?
Still have questions?  Need more information?  We are here to help!  Complete the form below and one of our Dance Specialist will contact you to design your customized dance adventure.
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