This will be the 16th year for RMDP and we are more excited that ever! RMDP is a 5-day dance camp that features 5 hours of dance classes a day as well as other creative and fun activities so that the dancers can explore Jasper including white water rafting, hiking, and more.
This year’s theme will be The Hollywood Experience and will include specialty classes such as: How to audition, modelling and how to walk the red carpet in heels. New for 2017 we have a bunch of new faculty members! Check out Their mini-bios below. We will also be introducing new and fun activities to add more variety to each day. Keep your eyes peeled for updates on new activities, classes and the schedule as we get closer to the event.
Dates: Sunday July 30, 2017 to Friday August 4, 2017
Location: Jasper Activity Centre, 303 Bonhomme St., Jasper AB, T0E
Registration Deadline: July 15, 2017
Jordan is most well known for her role as Giselle from The Next Step and “Canada’s Favorite Dancer” from So You Think You Can Dance Canada Season 4.
She also has stage credits to her name including Ross Petty’s 2014 Pantomime, The Little Mermaid and Peter Pan in Wonderland where she played Alice. This will be Jordan’s 3rd year at RMDP teaching Acro, Heels and other classes. You don’t want to miss out, she is such an amazing teacher and so fun at camp! Check out her official website: www.jordanclarkofficial.com
Michael has been an Emcee with Showtime for longer than we can even remember. He’s also making his mark on Hollywood and most recently can be seen in a very cool music video for Derek Hough and Lindsey Stirling: Kairos.
Aside from his talent in dance, Mike is also a very talented Calligraphy artist and designs custom footwear! Last year was Michael’s first year as a faculty member at RMDP and it was awesome! Aside from his amazing Tap classes, Mike also taught body percussion! Check out the website for his custom shoes: www.customswaves.com
Christie-Lee is a Canadian dancer, now working in London, England. She is the creative director of two UK based companies: Uncorked Theatre and House of Jazz. She has also worked with artists like Nelly Furtado and Michael Buble. This will be her first year with RMDP and we are so excited to learn from her! Check out her official website: www.christieleemanning.work
Shawn grew up in Edmonton before moving on to The Source Dance Company and then went on to Royal Caribbean International as an aerialist. He also has guest appeared on The Next Step and worked for many companies including Audi, Intel, Samsung and Lululemon. This will be Shawn’s first year with RMDP and we can’t wait to take his classes! Here is his website for more info: www.shawnbracke.com
Teya is from Vancouver but now she lives in LA where she works professionally as a dancer and actor. You may have seen her on Step Up 5, Make Your Move and So You Think You Can Dance Canada! She has also worked closely with some leading hip hop choreographers including Luther Brown, Nappytabs and Aakomon Jones. You can watch some of her youtube videos here: teyawild
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.
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.
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.
This building is used for dance classes only and is approx. 200m walking distance from the JAC across the main field.
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 background 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 may bring their own air mattresses, pads etc. as well as their own bedding.
|Includes||All classes, activities, white water rafting, welcome package including t-shirt, swag bags and goodies.|
|Meals and Accommodation||$250/person|
Do you need a ride?
If you can get to Edmonton, Showtime will give you one for a small fee. This year we are trying out a shuttle bus that will take dancers and dorm parents from Edmonton to Jasper on Sunday and return them back to Edmonton on Friday. We have reserved an ultimate bus that includes leather bucket seats and flat screen TVs! This might save you from having to make multiple trips back and forth to Jasper to drop your dancers off for the week.
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.