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Experience Dance (ages 6-11) will take place July 16-20, 2018 FULL

Peak Dance (ages 11-18) will take place July 9-13, 2018


Experience Dance is a dance program designed for ages 6 to 11 years and all skill levels. From morning to early afternoon each day, the program consists of dance training in ballet, contemporary, urban- and ethnic-inspired styles. Students have the chance to develop their technique as dancers, and also explore musicality, creative story-telling through movement and a variety of choreographic styles. Over the course of the week dancers co-create with their instructor a performance dance piece to showcase for family and friends.

2017 Cost: $125 (plus $30 registration fee)


Peak Dance is a more intensive dance program from morning to mid-afternoon which is designed for ages 11+ years. All skill levels are welcome, although some physical stamina and focus are expected. Each day consists of intensive dance training in ballet, contemporary, urban- and ethnic-inspired styles. Students do warm-up exercises, explore theatrical dance styles, learn across the floor sequences and combinations in various styles of dance. Students get a chance to work on choreography set by the instructor, explore musicality and try some choreography of their own. At the end of the week, students proudly present their moves in a show for family and friends.

2017 Cost: $150 (plus $30 registration fee)

2017 Dance Instructor: Slava Doval

11823013_396015363927391_5337831318801236004_oSlava Doval is the Artistic Director and founder of DanceFusion, a Nelson based dance school with eight teachers and over two hundred and fifty students. She is a passionate performer; teacher and choreographer who infuses her globally minded movements with grace and presence while exploring the common thread in dances from around the world. Inspired globally, created locally.

Doval is an adventurous lifelong dancer who continues to study and perform dance internationally and locally.  For several consecutive years she has travelled to San Francisco for The Bay Area International Dance Week to participate in a wide variety of events there.  She also makes several trips through out the year to Vancouver to stay current with dance events, classes and conferences. Doval is enthusiastic about sharing these learning experiences with her local students. 

Slava Doval is the current dance sector representative on the Cultural Development Committee for the City of Nelson.