Rocky MountainDance Project

 

Dates:

July 25th - 29th, 2022

Location:

Creekside Theatre

10241 Bottom Wood Lake Road
Lake Country, BC V4V 1Y7

Registration Deadline

June 30th, 2022

Check out the Pricing tab for early bird prices & deadlines  

 

Rocky Mountain Dance Project is a week long summer dance camp dedicated to bringing the most talented dance instructors to provide an incredible learning opportunity for all of our participants! This will be our 19th year running our dance camp, and we couldn't be more excited! Previously held in beautiful Jasper, Alberta, this year we are very excited to announce an even more amazing venue in the gorgeous Okanagan Valley! This is an opportunity for you to visit one of the most sought after destinations in Canada, and have a wonderful time pursuing your greatest passion - dance!


RMDP includes 5 days of dancing, meals and accommodation! This year dancers will arrive on Monday for registration and orientation, and a beautiful welcome lunch. Then dance classes in the afternoon, followed by an amazing dinner with fun evening activities to break the ice and get campers settled into their dorm rooms. Dance classes begin again Tuesday morning with some of the industry's leading professionals. The week also includes a Dance & Pizza Party Cruise on Lake Okanagan, and special guest instructors! After a week of learning, the dancers will perform some of their combinations and skills on Friday after lunch, for parents and family before heading home!

Check out the tabs above to learn more about our summer camp including faculty information, pricing, payment options and more!

Email us: [email protected] or call us at 250.769.9014 for information or questions


A very special welcome to this year's Camp Instructors & Guest Instructors!
 

Camp Instructors

 


Scott Augustine

Scott is originally from Vancouver, B.C. and now resides in Calgary dancing his third season with the professional jazz company Decidedly Jazz Danceworks ( DJD ). He has many theatre credits which include playing Riff in West Side Story ( Vancouver Opera and Rainbow Stage), Neleus in Mary Poppins ( Arts Club ) and Tulsa in Gypsy ( Arts Club ). Other favourites include Hello Dolly ( Vancouver Playhouse ), Chicago ( Mayfield ) and Beauty & the Beast ( Arts Club ). Scott has danced for numerous TV and Film projects such as Hellcats, Once Upon a Time, The Flash, Psyche, Dudley Do Right and Totally Awesome to name a few. His choreography credits include the musicals Once ( Arts Club ), Oliver! ( Vancouver Playhouse ), Beauty & the Beast ( Arts Club ) as well as for numerous dance teams and special events. Scott was a principal dancer for the show Encore! ( Disney Sea ) in Tokyo, Japan which is still one of his most memorable achievements. He has worked with several contemporary companies such as Wen Wei Dance, Company 605, Radical System Art and Move the company. Scott has been a part of many teaching faculty including Harbour Dance Centre, Groove Street Productions, Evolve and Sole sharing his knowledge and experiences while embracing the fun and fulfilment of this art form we call dance.


Keiran Bohay

Keiran Bohay was raised in the small town of Wainwright, Alberta. At age 8 he strapped on his first pair of tap shoes and quickly discovered his love of performance. At the age of 13 he took a brief break from dance to perform in The Citadel Theatre’s production of Peter Pan and Oliver!, giving him his first taste of professional work. 
 
After graduation Keiran moved to Edmonton, Alberta to advance his dance technique under Shelley Tookey. Progressing quickly he made his move to Vancouver to train with The Source Dance Company, under direction of Joanne Pesusich. His talent did not go unnoticed and after only a short time in Vancouver, he began to teach drop-in classes at Harbour Dance Centre under Pam Rosa and Moe Brody. 
 
Throughout his time in Vancouver he has gone on to Choreograph Tap, Contemporary, Broadway, and Jazz for local Vancouver training programs such as ITP (Intensive Training Program), Source Dance Company, Platform, and Aviary. He has performed Musical Theatre with the Arts Club (Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast) and Drayton Entertainment (Newsies), Contemporary work with Shay Kuebler's Radical System Art (Telemetry, Epilogos, M.O.I.), and has gone on to dance in many hit tv series and movies (Paramounts Sonic 2,NBC’s Zoeys Extraordinary Playlist, CW’s the Flash, Disney’s Descendants 2, ABC’s Once Upon A Time, etc.) Known for his energy, comedic personality and unique style, Keiran has gone on to perform and choreograph throughout the world. He is so excited to be adjudicating for Showtime Dance Productions, the competition that he announced for all those years ago!



Michael Ward

Michael Ward has been dancing for as long as he can remember. Forced into dance by his two older sisters, it didn’t take long for his love of movement to take hold. Born and raised in Barrhead Alberta, Mike began studying Jazz and Ballet at his local studio at the age of nine.

Throughout his dance life, Mike has had the opportunity to share his talents worldwide. Either through teaching or traveling with two rhythm based performance groups “Rhythm Extreme” and “Light Force". Mike loves nothing more than sharing what he loves, and entertaining while he’s at it.

Mikes television appearances include revisiting prom on ABC’s “The Real O’Neals, dancing with Miss Piggy on “The Muppets”, and performing in Disney’s “Descendants”. Some other television appearances include: Showtimes “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Pilot, Performing in Oscar Promos with Ellen Degeneres, Playing the “Wolf of Wall Street” on a Comedy Central Spoof Video, Episodes on Nickelodeon’s “How To Rock”, ABC Families “Secret Life Of The American Teenager”, Fox’s “MOBBED”, Disney’s “Shake It Up”, and performing with Justin Bieber in his X-Factor Finale show.

Mike has also worked on other projects such as: Derek Hough’s “Kairos” Ft. Lindsey Stirling, Shaggy’s Music Video “That Love”, Promo Performances and Music Videos for Victoria Justice, The 2010 Vancouver Olympic Opening Ceremonies, Cirque Du Soleil “Cabaret”, Jamie Kennedy’s “Kickin It Old Skool”, and many more.

After 12 years living and dancing in Los Angeles, Mike has moved back to Vancouver where he continues to teach and train at the Harbour Dance Centre.
 


Lexi Cox

Lexy is a diverse performer, choreographer and instructor specializing in a variety of dance styles. She is a graduate of Ryerson University’s BFA program, majoring in Theatre Performance and Dance. Her additional dance certifications include, the Canadian Dance Teachers' Association, the Performing Arts Educators of Canada, Alixa Flexibility, the Acro Dance Teachers Association, and Acrobatic Arts Canada. Lexy is also a qualified dance adjudicator with the Professional Adjudicators Alliance and a proud member of Youth Protection Advocates in Dance.

As a choreographer Lexy has worked across Canada and the US on projects such as World Performers Canada National Dance Team (Spain, Portugal), Mini Pop Kids, Mirvish’s Matilda (Travelling Stage Artist Educator), Mirvish Musical Theatre Summer Intensive, Shrek The Musical (Rainbow Stage), Toronto Dance Teacher Expo, One Night Only Musical (Dora Award Winner- Now Audience Choice), Capilano University, Port Hope Capitol Theatre Company, New York City's Theatre Arts Centre, City Dance Corps, CNE Rising Star Talent Competition, Illuminite Toronto, Bravo Academy Toronto, and Google Learning Mini Series.

Her performance credits include; Bound For Broadway (NYC Theatre Arts Center), A Chorus Line (Rose Theatre), Cory Lee’s Cruel Intentions Music Video, ET Canada, Much Music’s Best Dance Crew Commercial (New Music Live), Madonna Bazaar (Opera House), High School Musical 2 live on Stage (Jonathan Randall Productions), Peter Pan (Royal City Musical Theatre Vancouver), as Velma Kelly in Chicago (Treehouse Theatre), and as Bombalurina in Cats (Stanley Theatre Vancouver).

Currently Lexy is the Artistic Director of Full Out Dance, Managing Dance Attack

Acro Convention, Directing Move With The Beat Dance & Acro Competitions, The Vice President of Operations and The Certifications Director of the Acro Dance Teachers Association's Acro Teacher Training Programs, training and certifying competition adjudicators through her Acro Dance Adjudicator Certification Program, and adjudicating competitions/ guest teaching for dance companies across Canada.

 


Guest Instructors



Bobby Bovenzi - African Drum & Dance

Bobby has been a student of ethnic percussion and dance since 1994. He began studying the drum with Khalid Abdul N’Faly Saleem at the SUNY Brockport in upstate New York. “Khalid introduced me to the power of rhythm and it’s ability to unite communities. His philosophies and thoughtful teaching changed my life, and allowed me to explore an artful way to promote understanding, acceptance and appreciation for the arts and their impact on creating a society in harmony.”

As part of his MS Ed. at Brockport, Bobby studied and teamed with Clyde Alafiju Morgan bringing music and dance into the classroom. “Going to the schools with Clyde and seeing how the kids opened up to his passion and creative style gave me the confidence to begin a program for the school I was doing my internship work. The attendance rates and overall enthusiasm of the students notably increased. It was then I realized my Life work.”

Bobby Majxe’ now lives in Okanagan Falls, BC with his wife Theresa May, sons Amani Sage, Moses Azul and daughter Malaika Rose.



Anisah - Introduction to Middle Eastern Dance

Anisah is a professional dancer and actress with several years of experience teaching and performing in South America, Europe, Middle East, and North Africa, with a solid dance career in Dubai. Passionate about arts & culture, she has an extensive study background, which includes Law, Theatre, Dance and Event Planning. Her Master research and thesis was about applying theatre training methods to improve the performance of dancers, focusing on enhancing expressiveness and communication with the audiences. Anisah is a lifelong learner and explorer. She has lived in 7 countries and travelled to more than 20 countries.



Tascheleia - International Dance - Movement VS Style

Tascheleia is a professional dancer & artist who resides in Kelowna, BC. She began her studies in dance at the age of 3, and boasts over 40 years of training and experience as an instructor, studio owner, choreographer, performer, and producer of dance from over twenty genres, including classical dance styles, and cultural dance, focusing on her passion for Dance Ethnology!

She has had many incredible highlights during her dance career: from appearing several times on television, to choreographing for other dancers and troupes, directing her own dance troupes, owner of two different dance studios, creator of more than one dance syllabus, contributor to interdisciplinary art expos, and an instructional DVD, to name a few.

Tascheleia is incredibly versatile in the number of dance genres she can teach, choreograph, and perform, and learns new dance styles quickly. Her personal dance style is most heavily influenced by Ballet, Jazz, Middle Eastern & North African Dance, a variety of Spanish and Latin dance forms, and as a whole by International Folk Dance worldwide.


10241 Bottom Wood Lake Road
Lake Country, BC  V4V 1Y7

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The Creekside Theatre is Lake Country's own entertainment venue. Hosting live theatre productions, musical performances, films and festivals, and so much more, this 250-seat venue, co-located with George Elliot Secondary School, provides a wide variety of entertainment events for the whole community!

The Creekside Theatre is known for its intimate seating structure that ensures every seat in the house has a great view and incredible sound.

All Public Health Office orders and protocols are in place to minimize the spread and impacts of COVID-19, and will be followed for all live performances and film events.  

Location

The theatre is easily accessible from Highway 97 with ample free parking for those in attendance. It is co-located within George Elliot Secondary School at 10241 Bottom Wood Lake Road, Lake Country, BC.


Welcoming ages 6 - 18!

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Levels: 

Junior Recommended for dancers with 1 - 3 years of overall dance experience starting at the age of 6. 
Intermediate 1 Recommended for dancers with 3 - 6 years of overall dance experience starting at the age of 6. 
Intermediate 2 Recommended for dancers with 6 - 9 years of overall dance experience starting at the age of 6. 
Advanced Recommended for dancers with 9 years or more dance experience starting at the age of 6. 

 

If you have any questions about which level or experience would be best for you, please send us an email: [email protected] and we can help you find the right choice. 

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Dorm Rooms

Dorm accommodations will be within the gymnasium at Creekside Theatre!
Enjoy rustic indoor camping with your dance friends!
Along with personal items, students should bring a blowup mattress, sleeping bag, and pillow.

 
Meals

Meals will be catered by Relvas Catering!
We offer the best quality food and catering services for weddings, events and private gatherings. As a leading catering provider, we are dedicated to serving the needs of our customers each and every event. Our Company was voted in the Top 3 for Best Caterer in the Central Okanagan by Okanagan Life Magazine in 2017!  Our chef Adam Relvas was also voted Chef of the Year by the Okanagan Chef's Association in 2018.   With a passion for great locally sourced ingredients we strive for excellence in every service we provide.


Not staying in the dorm rooms? No problem - you can still pay separately to add meals to your camp experience, just email us with your request: [email protected]


 

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Responsibilities

As a dorm parent, your job is to make sure the dancers are safe and sound at all times! Your main job is to be in the dorm room every evening, and at bedtime. You become their honorary Mom/Dad for the week, and are responsible for always knowing where they are, their attendance, and overall well-being.


Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age minimum
  • Must complete a criminal record check and submit prior to camp
  • Must be able to handle children from ages 6-18 confidently


Perks of being a dorm parent!

  • Accommodations and meals fully paid for
  • You can take any of the camp classes for free
  • Dorm parent’s get an evening off during the group movie night
  • Camp activities also free


If you are interested in being a Dorm Mom or Dad for 2022 please contact us at [email protected] for more info.

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Basic Pricing Information

Camp Registration

$725

Includes

All classes, All activities, and Welcome Package
(including camp t-shirt, and swag bag)!

Meals and Accommodation

$250

Includes

  • Welcome Lunch & Dinner on Monday, 3 meals and snacks daily, Breakfast and farewell Lunch on Friday!
  • Healthy, well-rounded meals prepared by our fantastic catering staff.
  • 4 nights’ dorm accommodation.

Customization and
Payment Plans

You can customize your experience:
Day Camper - no meals or accommodations - $725
Day Camper plus meals - $725 + $200
Full Camp Package - $725 + $250

Day rate: 1 day classes only $150
Drop-in rate: $25 per 1 hour class

We offer customized payment plans.

Please contact us for more information: [email protected]

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Promotions

Beginning March 1st
Refer a friend:
When you refer a friend to register for RMDP, both of you will receive $75 in campbucks to use against your registration.
Contact: [email protected]com
 

Early Bird Discounts

Tier 1

15% Discount

Register by January 31st, 2022

15% Discount is applied to Tuition only

Tier 2

10% Discount

Register between: February 1st and February 15th, 2022

Discount applies to Tuition only

Regular Pricing 

Regular Tuition Pricing begins February 16th, 2022 until final deadline of June 30th, 2022.

Final
Deadline

Any registrations submitted after the final deadline of June 30th, 2022, will only be allowed based on availability, and subject to additional fees.

*Please Note: In order to qualify for discounts, full payment must be completed within the dates for each Tier. You may still receive discounts on payment plans as long as the last payment of the payment plan is done prior to the deadline.*

*All prices are subject to applicable taxes.*

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Our very special Featured Event for the 2022 RMDP summer dance camp is...

Dance & Pizza Party Cruise on beautiful Lake Okanagan!

 

All costs for this are included in your registration fee.


For Parents!

 

Where to Stay...

Wondering where to stay while your dancers are at camp, here are some options for you with special rates:

 




Wood Lake RV Park & Marina
Rate: $63 to $100 per night plus GST (depending on size and location of site)
How to book: Showtime Dance Promotions - block hold

250.766.1881
woodlakerv.com
2930 Woodsdale Rd, Lake Country, BC V4V 1Y1

Campground information
- We are located in Lake Country on the south end of Wood Lake with 182 full service sites (power, water
and sewer).
- We are pet friendly, and have a dog park onsite complete with pet waste bags.
Pet fees are $3/night/pet.
- Kids activities for the summer months (Covid permitting).
- Beach house boat rentals are available on site for motorized and non motorized watercraft rentals.
- Private marina and boat launch.
- Sandy beach with swimming area and platform.
- Coin operated on-site laundry.
- Token operated showers (with washroom facilities) open 8 am to 8 pm.
- On-site store with all your camping needs.
- We have had food trucks in the past, looking at adding an ice cream shop this summer!
Policies
- RV's must be fully self contained with flushing toilet.
- 50% deposit required when booking is made.
- Maximum of 6 guests staying overnight per site.
- No stand alone tenting.

 




Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton
Rate: $205 per night
How to book: Showtime Dance Promotions - block hold
250.765.9042
Reservation Link
1665 Innovation Drive, Kelowna, BC V1V 2Y9
Complimentary breakfast, pool

 

What to Do...

Wondering what to do while your dancers are at camp, here are some exciting options for you with special discounts:

 



Vivid Wine Tours!

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022
2:30 - 6:30pm
West Kelowna Half Day Wine Tour - Mt. Boucherie!

Includes:
4 wineries, 5 tastings at each winery, for a total of 20 tastings
15% discount, and complimentary champagne at end of tour!
How to book: Visit this link and use discount code SHOWTIME

Thursday, July 28th, 2022
5:00 - 8:00pm
The Threesome Tour!

Includes:
Brewery, Cidery, and Distillery stops
15% discount, and complimentary champagne at end of tour!
How to book: Visit this link and use discount code SHOWTIME

"Providing the best Okanagan wine and beer tour experiences for your senses!  From the incredible views of the Okanagan, to the incredible tastes of the region, the Vivid Tours experience is second to none. Meticulous attention to detail, dynamic and knowledgeable guides and tour partners that will have your senses tingling!  Wine, Spirits, Beer, Cheese… it’s all about making your senses pop. We’ve partnered with the top Okanagan producers to offer unparalleled experiences that will have you craving more! Enjoy our luxurious brand new touring vehicles, custom audio that you control, complimentary chilled bottled water throughout the day and a guaranteed amazing time!"

 




The Okanagan Golf Club
250.765.5955
okanagangolfclub.com
3200 Via Centrale, Kelowna, BC V1V 2A4
Sarazen's Restaurant: open for lunch and dinner during golf season

The Okanagan Golf Club, a 36-hole facility consisting of The Bear and The Quail courses, is nestled amongst spectacular ponderosa pine forests and emerald greens.
Our inviting Clubhouse is a perfect match to the two magnificent championship golf courses - The Bear and The Quail - gracing The Okanagan Golf Club in Kelowna. Designed and decorated in the Southwest Spanish style, consider our Clubhouse your “casa” on the links. Located in the heart of Okanagan wine country, and nestled among the Ponderosa Pines, the Clubhouse is a beautiful and relaxing retreat after a round of golf, and makes a gorgeous setting for special events.

Camp Bucks Promos

 

Weekly Social Media Camp Bucks Contest

Contest runs on Thursdays, Winners announced on Wednesdays!

Week 1 - February 3rd

First person to name this year's camp faculty will win $100 in camp bucks!

Week 2: February 10th

Share a favourite memory and photo from RMDP for a chance to win $200 in Camp Bucks!

Week 3: February 17th

Submit your entries for original t-shirt design for RMDP Okanagan.
Selected winner will receive $300 in camp bucks, and their design will go on this year's camp t-shirts!
**This contest will run from February 17th - May 17th**

 

 

*Only one campbucks coupon per person, and all campbucks are non-transferrable.


The Dancers' Fundraiser

This year dancers will have the opportunity to raise money for our feature charity - Little Warriors, and win incredible prizes!

1st Place
First dancer to raise $1000 for Little Warriors will receive 1 FREE spot for our summer dance camp RMDP! (value $975)

2nd Place
First dancer to raise $500 for Little Warriors will receive $500 Campbucks to use toward RMDP!

3rd Place
Anyone who raises $100 for Little Warriors will receive $100 in Campbucks to use toward RMDP!

To enter into this fundraiser, please visit this link!

 

*Contest runs from March 1st to June 30th, 2022
*Only one campbucks coupon per person, and all campbucks are non-transferrable.