WHAT: Former Dance Theatre of Harlem ballerina and dance administrator Karen Brown’s team in collaboration with the City of Augusta, the Augusta Commission, the Richmond County Board of Education, and the Augusta Recreation and Parks Department will hold again this summer, a Free Virtual Summer Youth Program. This year’s theme is “Resiliency”.
The campers will explore the meaning of resiliency through the lens of “Still I Rise,” a poem by Maya Angelou. The free annual arts enrichment summer youth program, in its 3rd year is for students ages 10 – 14. For quality purposes the enrollment is limited to 40 students. This year’s culminating event will be presented on the Zoom platform. All participants will be provided with internet access cards and tablets or laptops as needed as long as supplies last.
WHEN: Week 1 Starts July 20 through July 24, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Week 2 Starts July 27 through July 31, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. We’ll host a Zoom Information Call for Parents to meet the instructors, learn about the curriculum and ask questions on Thursday 7/9/2020 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Online via Zoom
WHO: Karen Brown, is the Creative and Program Director of the Sand Hills Community Center 2020 Summer Youth Program.
Instructors include Sala Adenike, Visual Artist. A.K.A. “Sister Sala,” is a multi-faceted artist who creates through painting, writing, dancing, singing, teaching and learning; Kwaku Nlongo, Lecturer and Moderator reveals compelling historical references in his presentation entitled: “Black Panther”: Hollywood Fantasy or African Reality; Broadway actor Russell Joel Brown’s “Project: Inspire” which weaves content from “The Lion King” with valuable life lessons. En Pointe Plus Dance Mastery Institute will partner with Contemporary Ballet Theatre to produce the culminating event entitled “Rise Up…” Motivation in Motion” inspired by Maya Angelou’s poem, Still I Rise. The production includes song, dance, spoken word, literary and visual arts created by the campers as well as photos in addition to videos captured with their devices to show how technology is integrated into their creative as well as educational process.
The camp will run Monday through Friday. Instruction and activities will be scheduled in 2 hour blocks of time for each grade level with adequate breaks during the sessions. Level appropriate dance, poetry and vocal instruction will be given to each participant. Each child will have an opportunity to accumulate points for participation and creativity. Age appropriate awards will be given at the end of each day, each week and the grand prizes will be awarded during the final event. Pick-up and drop off of all needed supplies for the campers will be from the Sand Hills parking lot starting the week before the first session. In the week that begins Monday, July 13, 2020.
FOR INFORMATION: Call (510) 333-5265