Rocky MountainDance Project

Please note, RMDP 2020 has been cancelled due to Government restrictions on mass gatherings. But we are looking forward to seeing you all next summer and have more time to plan some amazing activities and classes!

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Dates:

August 1 - 6, 2021

Location:

Jasper Activity Centre

303 Bonhomme Street, Jasper AB, T0E 1E0

Registration Deadline

July 6, 2021

Check out the Pricing tab for early bird pricing and deadlines

Rocky Mountain Dance Project is a week long summer dance camp held in beautiful Jasper, Alberta. This will be our 19th year returning to Jasper for the camp yet we are always excited to meet new people and try out new activities and classes. 


RMDP includes 5 days of dancing, meals and accommodation. Dancers arrive on the Sunday for registration and camp orientation with dinner provided and fun evening activities to break the ice and get campers settled into their dorm rooms. Dance classes start Monday morning with some of the industries leading professionals. The week also includes some nice breaks from dancing with activities such as white water rafting with Jasper Rafting Tours, hiking, swimming and more. After a week of learning, the dancers will perform some of their combinations and skills on Friday 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) 768-7202 for information or questions.

 

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Christie Lee Manning 

Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre

Character

Christie’s latest role was playing Queen Elenora in UnTitled Dance Company’s third full length production, ‘Astoria’. Prior to that she played the iconic Shirley MacLaine in the premiere of ‘Welcome To The Grand’, a jazz theatre production celebrating 100 years of cabaret. Christie also shined as a leading actress and dancer in ‘How To Solve A Problem Like Murder’, an immersive phenomenon currently entering its fifth season, and ‘1.9.2.7’, a smash hit 1920s immersive prohibition production.

Christie has worked commercially with such artists as Jack Whitehall, Lenny Kravitz, Michael Buble, Nelly Furtado, Miike Snow, and Suzie McNeil. Other credits include The Voice, Netflix, New Balance, Telus, Nickelodeon, Ikea, Equinox,‘Package Deal’ (TV), ‘Warehouse 13’ (TV), and Sky 1's 'Got To Dance' Season 5, mentored by celebrity judge Adam Garcia.

Christie has worked extensively with Lukas McFarlane’s contemporary company, UnTitled. In the past three years, Christie has been a principle dancer in the company’s last four major projects, ‘Got To Dance’ Season 5, ‘Exposed’,  ‘The Suffocating Truth’, and ‘Astoria’.  Before that she spent two years working with Canadian company Lamondance, touring Brazil for two seasons and performing annually in Vancouver, BC.

Creative

Christie is the Artistic Director of two theatre companies, UnCorked Theatre and Jazz House Theatre. UnCorked Theatre has produced two five-star productions that have sold out five years running, and was most recently described as “immersive theatre at its best.” Jazz House Theatre premiered its first full length production in May 2018 and is currently working on their next project.

Coach

Christie is the winner of Dance London’s ‘Inspirational Teacher Award’ 2015. She sees herself as a storyteller, and strives to create work that not only challenges the boundaries and stereotypes of jazz, but leaves the viewer with a conscious or subconscious sense of self-discovery. She is also the artistic director of House Of Jazz: Artist Development Program, a four week post graduate jazz theatre program residing in London, UK. For more information please visit christieleemanning.com.

 

Leah Silva

Tap & Body Percussion

A native of Southern California, Leah Silva is a sought out International Dance Adjudicator and Instructor, Award-Winning Choreographer, Artistic Director, Producer and Critically Acclaimed Performer.  

Leah is well known for her enthusiastic and technique driven teaching style as well as for her expressive, impactful and dynamic choreography. Leah is also recognized for teaching and mentoring some of the nation's elite and up and coming young tap dance artists. Featured in various publications such as Dance Teacher Magazine, some of Leah’s credits and accomplishments include choreographing for the EMMY Award's Governors Balls, performances for Mattel Toys, vocal and dance performances for American Idol top finalists, was the featured pre-show entertainment for Broadway’s hit touring show- 42ND Street, choreography for Nestle international dance campaigns, appearances on national television shows, international performances with Tap Music Project and was the Choreographer and Artistic Director of Southern California's professional tap dance companies: Encore Tap Company and Reverb Tap Company.

Leah’s hit and award-winning choreography has also been featured across the U.S. at acclaimed film festivals, prestigious venues, dance concerts, and events such as the acclaimed Newport Beach Film Festival (Official Selection), Symphony Space in New York, Angel Stadium, Beverly Hills Wilshire Hotel, AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, TX, University of D.C., Tempe Center for the Arts Theater, Weinberg Center for the Arts and at the Barclay Theater to name a few. 

Leah’s most recent projects include being the Founder and Artistic Director of Reverb Production Company which is also comprised of acclaimed pre-professional and youth tap companies. Her companies have performed across the United States and have become recognized for their various production pieces which combines dance and film, in which they became a 2018 Official Selection for the renowned Newport Beach Film Festival. Leah is also the Founder and Director of the Orange County Tap Festival- a fulfilling tap dance festival where dancers from all over the world come to study and network.

 

Francis Aranton

Hip Hop, Contemporary Hip Hop, Strength & Conditioning
Francis began dancing at PraiseTEAM Studios at the age of 8 and has trained in several Hip Hop funk styles and Contemporary. One of his several teaching styles is an incorporation of hip hop and contemporary. Francis has traveled and taught classes in Toronto, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Mexico and Hawaii. Some of his work includes choreographing for the World of Dance Philippines Network, commercial work for Google Play and shadow dancing for KPOP artists “BTS”, “EXO”, “VAV” and "Stray Kids".
 
Francis is an original member of the Brotherhood Dance Crew, an all male crew founded in 2011 that travels to perform and compete internationally. Brotherhood is back to back World Hip Hop Dance Champions and has been featured on NBC’s World of Dance Season 2. In 2019, they performed for the NBA Dallas Mavericks in Texas and won the Vibe Dance Competition in California. Francis is currently studying Kinesiology full-time at Simon Fraser University.
 

Bobby Knight

Acro, Hand Balancing & Partner Work

Robert has been a gymnast since he was four years old. He has competed in artistic men’s, trampoline and tumbling, and acrobatics. He has been with Pegasus since the beginning of 2018. As an acrobat, he trained and competed in the mixed pair category with Taya Vliek at the Okanagan gymnastics centre in Kelowna. The partnership claimed gold at every competition they attended, achieving a perfect season.He has been a coach since he was 14 years old and has experience with high level women’s, acro and TNT. His goal is to create long lasting, versatile athletes, capable of using everything they learn at Pegasus to their advantage for their respective future careers.Asides from gymnastics he has competed in pole vault and was city champion twice in high school. He is taking a degree in health and physical education at Mount Royal University. His educational interests lie in anatomy and biomechanics, as well as sports medicine and biology.

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Jasper Activity Centre

305 Bonhomme Street
Jasper AB, T0E 1E0

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RMDP Uses 3 Buildings for the camp. The Jasper Activity Centre (JAC), the Jasper High School and the Jasper Elementary School.  All three buildings are on the same block and do not require the dancers to cross any roads to access them.

 

 

Jasper Activity Centre

This is the main building and where dancer registration and pick up occurs at the start and end of the camp. The main hall is used as one of the dance studios for classes, as well as where most evening activities occur and all meals are eaten here. This building also houses the gymnastics center where the acro classes are held and some of the dorm rooms which are in a private basement area, some of these rooms have bunk beds. There are also dorm rooms upstairs in this building.

 

Jasper High School

This is a brand-new building approx. 200m from the JAC. There is a very large gymnasium used for dance classes as well as some dorm rooms in this building. These dorm rooms are in emptied out classrooms with the foam mats provided to dancers if they wish to use them.

 

Elementary School

This building is used for dance classes only and is approx. 200m walking distance from the JAC across the main field.


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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. 

 

Which Camp Experience Do You Want?

*New for 2020*

You can choose what kind of experience you want from camp. Here is a brief description of the two options below - choose which ever style better suits your personality! 

The Camp Experience

This is classic RMDP, you have dance classes during the day but the focus is on having fun and making new friends as well as learning new skills outside of dance with fun activities and exploring the great outdoors that Jasper has to offer!

This experience will have 3 - 5 dance classes per day depending on the activity schedule with extra fun activities added to your evenings and days so you can really bond with all the new friends you make here. 

The Intensive Experience

Still the same amazing fun that you always find at RMDP but with this experience we will include more technique and dance classes packed into your daily schedule with a focus on learning as much as you possibly can from the great faculty we bring to you.

This experience will have 4-7 dance classes per day depending on the daily schedule with a focus on improving your technique and abilities. 

 

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

Each dorm room holds approx. 10-25 kids with volunteer dorm parents assigned each room. If a room is larger there will be multiple dorm parents assigned to one dorm room.

Dorm parents must complete a criminal record check and submit prior to camp to ensure your child’s safety and we hire a night shift security guard every single night.

The JAC and High School provide thick 4” foam mats for the dorm rooms. Some rooms have bunks; others will make their beds on the floor. Dancers need to bring their own bedding with them (sleeping bag and pillow) and if they would rather a small air mattress or their own camping gear such as padding etc they can bring whatever will make them feel comfortable. 


Meals

The JAC provides catering campers with three well rounded, healthy meals daily. The meals are buffet style for breakfast, lunch and dinner with usually include vegetarian options. The catering staff can accommodate any meal preferences or allergies including special diets set aside if needed. Please inform us of any preferences or allergies on  your registration so that we can pass the information to the catering staff for you. 

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]ions.com
 

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Responsibilities

As a dorm parent, your job is to make sure the dancers are safe and sound. Your main job is to be in the dorm room the evening and at bedtime with the dancers. But you also become their honorary mom/dad for the week and are responsible for their well-being throughout the week. You are responsible for their attendance and knowing where they are at all times.

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 classes at the camp for free
  • Dorm parent’s get an evening off during the group movie night
  • White water rafting for free with the dancers

If you are interested in being a Dorm Mom or Dad for 2019 please contact us at [email protected] or by phone 1 (250) 768-7202 for more info.

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Basic Pricing Information

Camp Registration $725/person
Includes All classes, activities, white water rafting fee, welcome package (includes a t-shirt, swag bags and goodies).
Meals and Accommodation $250/person
Includes
  • Welcome dinner on Friday, 3 meals daily and snacks
  • Meals are prepared by fantastic catering staff with healthy, well rounded meals
  • 5 nights’ dorm room accommodation
Payment Plans and Customization

We offer customized payment plans.

You can also customize your experience including Day Camper options (no meals or accommodations), or just meals, drop in class rates and day rates. 

Please contact us for more information: [email protected] or call: (250) 768-7202

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Early Bird Discounts

Tier 1

15% Discount

Register by December 25, 2020

15% Discount is applied to Tuition only 

Total amount after discount: $616.25

Tier 2

10% Discount

Register between: December 26, 2020 and February 15, 2021

Discount applies to Tuition only

Total amount after discount: $652.50

Regular Pricing  Regular Tuition Pricing Begins on all registrations and payments received on February 16, 2019 and later.

*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.*

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