Ballroom Dance Camp

Sponsoring organization: LHS Ballroom Dance Team

Ages: 6 - adult

Dates and times: May 31-June 4, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Location: Ryan Middle School Gym

Brief description of program: Ballroom, Swing, and Latin dance instruction.

Cost: $150 for 1 week 1/2 day, $250 for 1 week full day

Contact person and phone: Stefani Borrego, 452-4751, Ext. 13211


Fairbanks Bluegrass Camp for Kids

Sponsoring organization: Fairbanks Folk Fest, Inc.

Ages: 8-16

Dates and times: June 20-24, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily, student concert until 4:30 p.m., Friday

Location: Unitarian Fellowship Hall, 4448 Pike's Landing Road

Description: 13th Annual Bluegrass Camp features Americana music taught by great instructors in fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bass, vocals, songwriting and more. Students get first-hand experience in bluegrass, old-time, and country music, at beginning to advanced levels. Also included: square dancing, student concert at the end of the week, and optional private instruction. More info: and/or

Cost: $300 ($275 if payment before Fairbanks Summer Folk Festival on June 4)

Contact person and phone: Peter Bowers, 455-6528, 978-1980


Howling Bear Studios Fine Arts Camp

Sponsoring organization: Howling Bear Studios

Ages: Grades 4-8

Dates and times: July 11-15, 1-4p.m., Monday-Friday

Location: Bias Drive, 1/4 mile Chena Hot Springs Rd.

Description: Join Fairbanks artists Claudia Lively and Greg Gustafson in a week of creative fun. Each student will make art projects using clay, beads, fabric, glass and materials found in the woods. These sculpture, jewelry, glass fusing, and hand building projects will be displayed in an art show and party for students' families at the end of camp Friday.

Cost: $175

Contact person and phone: Claudia Lively, 456-2161


North Star Ballet Creative Dance Camp - Circus Under the Big Top

Sponsoring organization: Fairbanks North Star Ballet

Ages: 4 - 9

Dates and times: Two one-week sessions: May 31-June 4 and June 6-10, 9 a.m.-noon

Location: Tanana Valley Fairgrounds, 1800 College Road

Description: Creative movement, ballet, costume design, music appreciation, arts and crafts, story and activities all relating to a circus theme.

Cost: $185, current students; $210, for new students.

Contact person and phone: Kristina West, 451-8800



Sponsoring organization: Fairbanks Drama Association & Children's Theatre

Ages: 5-18 years

Dates and times: Registration begins May 1. Session 1 for 5 - 14 year olds: June 13 - 24; Session 2 for 5 - 14 year olds: June 27 - July 8; Session 3 for 13 - 18 year olds: July 11 - 31.

Location: The Hap Ryder Riverfront Theatre, 1852 2nd Ave.

Description: The Drama Project! is a fun, intensive theatre training program for youth. The faculty are professional theatre educators, and the training features voice, physicality, listening, rhythm and ensemble teamwork.

Cost: Sessions 1 and 2: $150/child. Session 3: $ 325/child. Session 3 is the Teen-aged Ensemble Theatre Class for students 13-18 years, and is a complete theatre production immersion class; 1-6 p.m., M-F. Heath Robertson, will direct the classic play “Kidnapped in London” which the students will perform for the public on July 29, 30 and 31.

Contact person and phone: Peggy Ferguson, managing director, 451-4378


Youth Summer FiberArts Program

Sponsor: Fairbanks Weavers & Spinners Guild

Ages: 6 to 15

When: Weekly sessions 9 a.m. to 12 and 1-4 p.m. for the following dates. May 23-27; May 31-June 3; June 6-10; June 13-17; June 20-24; June 27 to July 1; Aug. 1-5; Aug. 8-12

What: Weekly 3-hour sessions in the morning and afternoon that explore art-related projects that stimulate creative ideas, develop skills and techniques in drawing, watercolor, painting, basketry, a variety of beading techniques, loom weaving, paper-making, machine sewing, quilting and woodcarving.

Cost: $90 per session, two sessions per day; noon-hour supervision, $10 extra

Contact: Penny Wakefield 452‑7737


Summer Dance Camp

Sponsoring organization: Mo Holland Dance Studio

Ages: 7-14

Dates and times: June 6-24, M,W,F, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Location: 914 College Road

Description: Campers will learn ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, yoga, Zumba, choreography and musical theatre. there will be a presentation on the last day for family and friends.

Cost: $350

Contact person and phone: Mo Holland, 452-5678

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S.W.I.M. Sensational Worship In Motion - creative arts camp for kids!

Sponsoring organization: First Presbyterian Church

Ages: 6-12

Dates and times: July 11-16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Location: 547 Seventh Ave.

Description: Through the arts, children will explore the talents and gifts that God has given to each of them. They will have a choice of two tracks, either Dance, Drama, Vocals, Set Design, Media or Puppets. At weeks end, all workshops will come together and present a program highlighting each workshop.

Cost: $100 ($75. early bird special if registration paid by June 1)

Contact person and phone: Connie Arp, 452-2406