Taylor Dance Program offers summer camp, workshop and classes

The Taylor Dance Program is offering a dance camp, workshop and classes during June and July.

The dance company – and its regional affiliate Ballet Americana – operates out of the Taylor Recreation Center, 22805 Goddard Road, and provides dance lessons for hundreds of students from 32 communities in Southeastern Michigan. The program has a reputation throughout Metropolitan Detroit as providing dance training of the highest quality at affordable prices in a family friendly environment.

Scheduled for the summer of 2007 are the following:

Summer Dance Camp – Open to children ages 5 to 8; camp time is 10 a.m. to noon July 23-27. Students will enjoy a fun-filled week of learning the fundamentals of ballet, tap, jazz/hip-hop and Hawaiian. The camp concludes with a mini-performance for family and friends from 11:30 a.m. to noon Friday, July 27. The fee is $40. Adult instructors are Julie Phillips and Kristen Zub.

Summer Dance Workshop – Open to children ages 9 to 12; camp time is 1 to 4 p.m. July 23-27. The workshop offers a week of fun as students learn ballet, tap and jazz/hip-hop. It concludes with a mini-performance for family and friends at 3:30 p.m. Friday, July 27. The fee is $60. Instructors are Patricia Squire Lorenz and Julie Phillips.

Supreme Hip-Hop 2007 – The program is scheduled for six Saturdays starting June 23. There are two age groups: 12 and under (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) and 13 and older (12:30-1:30 p.m.). Dance like your favorite stars in “High School Musical.” This is the perfect class for those involved in theater. The fee is $38. The hip-hop certified instructor is Kristen Zub.

Ballet Americana Company Class – Open to children 12 and older (with permission from instructor Patricia Squire Lorenz). Classes will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturdays. The fee is $100 for 10 classes, $180 for 20 classes and $240 for 30 classes.

Registration takes place at the Taylor Dance office located in the Taylor Recreation Center. Summer office hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information, call (734) 374-3904 or visit the Web site www.taylor-dance.com.