Storytime Explorers


August 24 - 28, 2020

Boys & Girls Ages 5-8

Read - Dance- Create

ONCE UPON A TIME, in a land not far from where you stand right now, there was a summer arts camp where children from all over the region came to learn, play and grow.

Neglia Ballet's Storytime Explorers is a creative arts summer camp (ages 5-8) connecting stories, art, music, movement and fun! Our talented staff create a nurturing environment for children to apply their imaginations. Over the course of a week, children will read children's books, create costumes, scenery and dances allowing them to retell a story, together, in their own way. At the end of the week, parents will be invited to a special performance and reception to watch their child's creativity come to life!

This year camp is lead by dance educator Mary Grace Sullivan and arts educator Clare Poth.

COST: $195 - includes daily snack


LOCATION: Neglia Ballet Studios, 6th Floor of TriMain Center


DATES: August 24-28, 2020


TIME: 9:30 AM - Noon (drop-off starts at 9:15, pick up by 12 PM)

About the instructors:

Mary Grace Sullivan - DANCE

Mary Grace Sullivan is a third year MFA Dance student at the University of Buffalo. Her teaching and choreographic practices are student/dancer-centered, providing an open environment for creativity, self-awareness and confidence to flourish. As a classically trained ballet and modern dancer, Mary keeps a rigorous practice of technique and form while incorporating contemporary elements of play and sematics which include improvisation, floorwork, and Bartenieff Fundamentals. This past year, Mary has choreographed several works for various venues. Feedback Loop: Art Practices in Constraint is a site-specific evening-length piece she conceived and directed but made in collaboration with dancers, musicians, and media artists. She set an original piece on eight undergraduate dancers titled, “Melody in our memories of night” as well as performed two duets and one trio that she co-choreographed with her fellow graduate students. Her latest work, “Minding Her Pockets” was performed in December 2018 on six undergraduate dance majors. She is currently working on a duet with Dahye Lee that will be performed in UB’s ChoreoLab this April. Mary is also a Core Dynamics Pilates teacher.

A Typical Storytime Explorers Day:

9:15 - 9:30 am   Arrive at Neglia
9:30 - 10:15 am   Dance Class
10:15 - 11 am   Art Class
11 - 11:15 am   Snack and Story
11:30 - 11:45   Theater Games
12 pm   Pick up

Students should wear comfortable play clothes. Smocks are encouraged.

Friday August 28, 2020 Performance Day

11 am - Parents and Guests arrive
11:15 - 11:45 Performance in the big studio
11:45 - 12:15 pm - Refreshments in the waiting room

 *Deposit: Hold your child's place with a non-refundable $50 deposit

**For more information please contact our studio:, 716.477.0401

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