Summer camp, to most, means a time of growing with peers in a more fun way than school. To successfully tie [EDUCATION] and [ENTERTAINMENT] together is to truly teach. The Kamp portion of the Arena week is the time for those who study [URBAN DANCE] to do just that. Learn and be taught by some of the best at what they do.
This year’s lineup not only included masterclasses from masterful magicians of [MOVEMENT]. But there were [HISTORY] and [KNOWLEDGE] filled panels as well. [THE KINJAZ] recorded a live Podkast, alongside some special guests, and students were even treated to a mix of half choreography half history lesson as a part of the legendary [ARNEL CALVARIO]’s class.
Each teacher not only brought their own [STYLE] and [SWAG] to their choreography but to their teaching as well. Between the eight counts, students could be found deep in thought as their mentors and heroes dropped gems, helping them push through their personal dance journeys. Choreographer [BRIAN PUSPOS] offered this advice, "Don’t rush things. Don’t rush. Don’t expect results because we live in an era where people want results fast. There’s really no shortcuts, maybe for a moment, but you wanna go for [LONGEVITY].” His class gave students a feel for technical yet fun choreography. It’s understood that most dancers would enjoy a level of success Puspos has reached. So he reminds them to be true to their personal [JOURNEY] and get things right before reaching a level they may not be ready for.
[PAT CRUZ], a member of the Kinjaz, brought a similar vibe in the sense of not allowing students to get stuck in their heads. "Just keep remembering to have [FUN]. I feel like its very easy to get caught up in just the rumble of everything but you gotta remember to enjoy what you’re doing otherwise why are you doing it?”, Cruz stated. The Kinjaz Koreographer wanted to remind dance students to be conscious of what their [PURPOSE] is.
Instructors and choreographers taking steps past the eight count is what really makes them teachers. That aspect is also what Kamp relies on to give the students all they need to continue succeeding. The versatility of the roster and ability to offer unique classes, like a dance video production breakdown by [VIBRVNCY], is what sets the standard for Arena’s dance Kamp. True [PASSIONATE STUDENTS] guided by true [PASSIONATE TEACHERS].