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Summer Camp Frequently Asked Questions

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Dance Camp-Structure and Policies

HOW DO YOU TEACH MULTIPLE AGES AND ABILITIES AT ONCE?
Corrine Nagata’s 15 years as an acclaimed dance teacher have helped her develop methods that keep dance class accessible and fun for younger dancers, while inspiring more experienced dancers to stay engaged. For example, at Dance Camp, older dancers are encouraged to be role models and, occasionally, are challenged with special dance sections. All Nagata Dance instructors have the knowledge and tools to keep your child excited and engaged in dance class whatever his or her age or ability!
WHAT IF MY CHILD HAS AN ALLERGY OR A SPECIAL NEED?
Let us know! We pay close attention to all of the comments in your registration form. Our faculty and staff are committed to ensuring your child’s safety at Dance Camp, and prepared to accommodate any unique concerns so that your child has a happy dance experience!
ARE ANY SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?
There are no scholarships available for Dance Camp at this time, but we do offer a discounted rate per week when you sign up for multiple sessions! See our Dates and Rates page for more information about Dance Camp discounts.
WHAT IF I DO NOT WANT MY CHILD TO BE FILMED OR PHOTOGRAPHED?
No problem! Please send a written note with you child on the first day of dance camp indicating that you do not want your child to be in photos or the videos.  We will remove your child from the camera’s frame whenever we take photos and videos of the dancers.

CAMP REFUND POLICY.

If you cancel your registration in writing 30 days or more prior to your first day of dance camp and we are able to fill your child’s reserved spot with another dancer, you will receive all money back except a non-refundable administration fee of $75. If for any reason you decide to discontinue your camp with less then 30 days written notice or we are not able to fill your child’s reserved spot, we cannot offer any refunds. However depending on the circumstance, we may be able to offer you a 50% credit good for one year.

Especially since dance camp has fewer spots available, please review carefully the dance camp dates and times before signing up.

Dance Camp-Daily Routine

HOW DO I DROP OFF AND PICK UP MY CHILD FROM DANCE CAMP?

WHERE: Under the Torii (gateway) on Sutter Sutter Street at Buchanan..

WHEN: 8:15-8:30 for morning drop off and 3:00-3:15 for afternoon pick up. We return to the studio at 8:30 and 3:15 and cannot meet you once we have left. We understand if you are running late, but please find parking and walk to the studio if you arrive after the designated drop off or pick up time.

AFTER CARE PICK UP:  Early pick up is at 4:30 and regular pick up is at 6:00 p.m at the corner of Laguna and Sacramento.  Please be in close contact with the After Care leader to arrange pick up time at your convenience.  

Dancing Attire

Some helpful guidelines for choosing dance-friendly clothing:

  • Wear stretchy materials and removable layers to stay comfortable while dancing.

  • Tie hair away from face.

  • Avoid dresses, skirts, and loose jewelry to help dancers move freely

  • If you wish, pack sunscreen for outdoor activities, such as lunch and after care

  • Please note any specific dance shoes or attire required for your session (ballet, tap or jazz shoes)

Clean, Comfortable Socks

The Nagata Dance studio has a special floor just for dancing, which means we can shrug off our shoes and dance in socks or bare-foot at Dance Camp!

WHAT KINDS OF SNACKS DO YOU PROVIDE?

Every midmorning, we take a snack and water break to refuel. The snack varies depending on the day, but in the past, we have offered finger foods such as Goldfish, apples, vegetable chips, grapes and pretzels. We diligently accommodate all allergies and food concerns mentioned in your registration form!

WHEN DO THE DANCERS REST OR NAP?
Campers always nap or creatively rest inside after lunch. Then, we transition gently into afternoon dance class by starting with slow, peaceful movements that build to the energetic quality characteristic of Nagata Dance classes. In addition to this after-lunch rest time, instructors insert mini-rests into dance classes throughout the day, depending on dancers’ energies and needs.
WHAT IF MY CHILD NEEDS MORE REST?

We are happy to accommodate your child’s needs! If your child needs more rest time than the amount detailed above, let us know both in your registration form and one week prior to your child’s Dance Camp session and we will plan accordingly.

HOW DO THE DANCERS STAY HYDRATED?

Drinking lots of water is important—especially while dancing! At Dance Camp, we take at least five water breaks throughout the day (and more when we’ve been dancing especially hard!): snack time, lunchtime, and three times during dance classes.

WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD BRING TO DANCE CAMP?

Pack for success with these essential Dance Camp items!

Water Bottle

Water bottles help us ensure that your dancer stays healthy and hydrated at Dance Camp by preventing long lines to the water fountain and allowing one group of dancers to sip water while watching another group dance.

Lunch/Snack

We provide a light, mid-morning snack but encourage campers to bring their own as well. We do not provide lunch, so please remember to pack a large healthy lunch! We are dancing all day. Nagata Dance does not have a microwave; please pack accordingly.

Dance Camp-Performance Questions

WHEN IS THE PERFORMANCE?
Performances are at 2:30 p.m. on certain Fridays. See our Dates and Rates page to find the exact performance date for your child’s session. After each performance, stick around for a celebration with finger food! This after-performance party usually finishes by 3:15 p.m.
WHAT IF I CAN’T GO TO THE PERFORMANCE?

We know that parents, friends, and family members are busy and sometimes cannot attend Friday performances. That’s why we provide private videos on the For Students/Parents page of our website! At the beginning of each session, we send campers home with a special code to access videos of their dancing, so all of the dancers’ loved ones can watch them dance!

WHERE CAN I PARK FOR THE PERFORMANCES?

There are several parking options within walking distance of the Studio:

  • Metered parking on Buchannan between Sutter and Bush

  • Metered parking on Post

  • Limited two-hour free parking on Sutter, Bush, Pine, Webster and Laguna

  • Parking Lot (enter on Post at Webster)

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