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Plentiful summer camps in South Fulton
by Nneka Okona
April 10, 2013 10:19 AM | 1833 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print


It’s never too early to start making plans for the summer months to keep children busy during the dog days.

Below, the Neighbor has compiled a list of summer camps for children of all ages and interests to participate in.

Dance

The city of East Point’s Ballethnic Academy of Dance will host its annual summer camp June 3 through July 26.

Two separate camps will be offered: arts transition and dance diversity. Arts transition camp, for children ages 5 to 21, will feature activities such as arts and crafts, games drama as well as beginning dance elements. The arts transition camp runs for four weeks, from June 3 to June 28. The cost for children to enroll in the arts transition camp is $720 per child. Those who register and pay in full by the end of the month are eligible for a 20 percent discount. Dance diversity camp will be held July 1 through July 26 for ages 6 to 21.

The dance diversity camp is intended for those who are serious about strengthening and refining their ballet dance skills. Classes such as tap, jazz, African, modern, hip hop and dance history will be offered. Cost per student is $750. A 20 percent discount will be offered for those who register and pay in full by the end of the month.

Information: www.ballethnic.org.

Art at Work

For South Fulton county teens that need to artistically express themselves, the Art at Work program is gearing up for its four-week summer session. Art At Work, which runs year-round for students 14 to 16 who are at risk, will host teens Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To apply, students must visit www.fultonarts.org and fill out an application and include a recommendation from someone who can speak to the student’s artistic ability.

There is no cost if students are accepted into the program. All accepted students are paid a stipend.

The Art at Work program will be held at the West End Performing Arts Center, 945 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW in Atlanta.

Swimming lessons

Children who want to learn to do the doggy paddle, butterfly or backstroke will now have their opportunity at Miss Brencie’s Swim School. All classes are geared for beginner swimmers and toddlers. Swim technique will be taught to each student through a series of games and high energy activities.

Each class is $25 per session. Classes start June 1 and run through Aug. 1. Miss Brencie’s Swim School is at 2349 Rugby Avenue, Woodward Academy neighborhood, in College Park.

Information: www.collegepark.macaronikid.com.
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