Summer camp kids are movers, shakers
DADE CITY - About 56 Blackwood Studios campers put on a show featuring scampering bunnies, Sleeping Beauty, hula dancers, fanciful fairies and a creative routine inspired by Cirque du Soleil at the Blackwood Studios Summer Camp Show on Friday afternoon at the studio on Meridian Avenue in Dade City. It's a two-week camp for students in kindergarten through high school. During the camp they have an opportunity to take lessons on a variety of dance types as well as learn some theater and do arts and crafts. It all ends with a show where the children can demonstrate what they have been learning in theater arts and dance. The campers are encouraged to be creative, and some of the older children have opportunities to come up with their own choreography. "We've had a summer camp for almost 40 years," said Sally Blackwood, owner of the dance studio. "It gives the kids a chance to be here all day, and they get to know all different kinds of dance that they don't get to take during the school year."In addition, she said. "it's hard for more advanced dancers to go for 2½ months without any dance."