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Welcome to 2010 & Reporting Back from the OC Dance Camp

January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!  I’m looking forward to an abundant year to come filled with dance and joy.

I just finished up attending the OC Dance Camp this year.  What a great event!  The organizer, Takashi, made full efforts to put together yet another amazing event.  Four days straight of classes from morning to dusk, learning until we were bursting at the seams with information.  I really enjoy this particular camp because there is a great deal of focus on technique.  I always walk away with a ton of learning and lots of fundamentals I can put to work in my dancing right away. Because the classes are small, you get plenty of feedback from the teachers as well.  I’m impressed with the caliber of dancers who attend – both in the quality of their dancing and the quality of who they are as people.  This year I made new friends, danced in the formation for New Year’s for the first time, and had fun dancing with the wonderful people I met last year.  If you couldn’t come this year, I highly encourage you to attend next year and discover for yourself what is one of the best dance camps in the Los Angeles area.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 2, 2010 1:47 pm

    Wonderful! Thanks for sharing! What kinds of classes did you take?

  2. Vanessa permalink*
    January 4, 2010 12:16 pm

    Classes were divided by style per day. A full day each of smooth, standard, rhythm and latin. I attended all but the rhythm day (due to scheduling conflicts). During each day there is one set of instructors, usually competitive partners, who teach 4 classes – each class covering a different dance and focusing on some aspect of dancing such as musicality or partnering. Each class is 1.5 hours long, which gives enough time for them to dig in a little deeper. There is usually a short piece of choreography as well, designed to help you learn both the technique and/or aspect they are teaching about plus give the dancers a little challenge while moving around the floor.

    It’s a very effective format because of the longer class length and the fact that you spend the whole day with one set of teachers and on one style.

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