EMU Spirit Dance Team to host dance camp on Feb. 4

by Geoff Larcom, Published January 31, 2012

 YPSILANTI  – Prepare for a day of lively stepping and movement at Eastern Michigan University, when the 2012 Eastern Michigan Dance Camp is held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Feb. 4, at the Convocation Center.

The camp is geared to individuals and school dance teams from grades K-8. The day of activities will conclude with an on-court presentation with the EMU Spirit Dance Team at halftime of the EMU women's basketball game that afternoon.

The clinic will include instruction on technical skills, routine retention and step proficiency.  Nutrition, stretching and core-strength as life skills will be touched upon.  Novice choreographic language will also be introduced.  A camp T-shirt will be provided, along with snacks and hydration.  Two tickets (one for the dancer) will be part of the registration package for the EMU women's basketball game vs. Miami, to be held that afternoon at 2 p.m.

Performers should wear black slacks or black dance pants, black jazz shoes or black tennis shoes.  There is a $20 fee and check-in starts at 9:30 a.m.  There will be a post game photo session with Swoop, the EMU mascot. 

Saturday is also National Girls and Women in Sports Day.  The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance is helping to promote activities this week to draw awareness to women's sports.  For any questions or more information email Jenna Williams at  jwilliams@emich.edu or Jenny Scherer at (734)-487-7859 

The EMU Convocation Center is located at 799 North Hewitt Road, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197   



Geoff Larcom



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