LEARN A LITTLE MORE ABOUT
THE 2013 SUMMER INTENSIVE
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE!
Q: WHAT AGE LEVEL CAN ATTEND?
A: The average age is high school. We have 4 studios and divide dancers by level. We typically take no one under 12. The younger dancers that attend love to eat and sleep dance and are used to a rigorous training regime.
Q: CAN I ATTEND IF I HAVE GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL?
A: YES! College teams have used the Just For Kix Intensive as a fun and low stress atmosphere for their season training. Many studio owners attend as a retreat for themselves and as a way to gain exposure to choreography and technique.
Q: DO I HAVE TO TAKE BALLET?
A: We can’t MAKE you take ballet, but strongly encourage you to participate in a daily ballet class while at the intensive. Carlos Stroia, our ballet teacher is kind and knowledgeable. Originally from Romania, he teaches classical ballet. If you’ve never taken a Ballet class you will do just fine. Carlos is patient. Go in with a great attitude and make sure to take the Intermediate Class.
Q: HOW DO I KNOW WHAT LEVEL I AM IN?
A: When you arrive we will explain the levels before each class. You may choose different levels depending on the styles. For instance, you may be Elite in Ballet and Intermediate at Hip-Hop. Dancers are allowed to switch classes if they feel overwhelmed or not challenged. Our end goal is to make sure you are comfortable!
Q: WILL I BE CHAPERONED?
A: Dancers who are still in junior high (and high school) will be bed checked each night. We take attendance in the morning and periodically during the day. We work off a buddy system. Dancers are expected to be on their best behavior and are required to follow our code of conduct. If you are coming as a group of dancers, we encourage you to send a chaperon. If you cannot, Just For Kix will assume that duty. We have managed and chaperoned summer camps and bowl games since the early 80’s and we are known for running a tight ship. A Just For Kix Staff member is on call each night.
Q: WHEN IS CHECK-IN?
A: Check-in is the evening of June 17th at the Lodge Hotel for those staying there. Commuters check-in at the studio on the 18th. The intensive officially starts the morning of June 18th.
Q: WHAT MEALS ARE INCLUDED?
A: There are 11 meals included. Breakfast is severd at the Lodge Hotel, Lunches and Dinners are served at the Just For Kix studio, buffet style.
ARRIVAL DAY- no meals
DAY 1 -3 meals
DAY 2 - 3 meals
DAY 3 - 3 meals
DAY 4 - 2 meals
Q: DO I NEED TAP SHOES?
A: We only offer Tap on a limited basis; one Master Tap class for Advanced/Elite and one for Beginner/Intermediate. Please bring tap shoes if you intend to take a tap class. We will also have them available for purchase. (Let us know ahead of time so we make sure to have your size.)
Q: IF I AM COMING BY MYSELF WHO WILL I BE ROOM WITH?
A: We try to place dancers of similar ages together if possible. All dancers are encouraged to bring a friend from their hometown, but we will happily place you.
Q: IF MY PARENT/GUARDIAN(S) COME WHAT CAN THEY DO ALL DAY?
A: Brainerd is a tourism area. There are several options: Seven world class golf courses, spas, shopping galore,beaches, boating, fishing and more!
Q: WHAT IS OFFERED?
A: Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Kick Line, Tap (on a limited basis), Ballet, and Pilate’s
Q: WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
A: Be prepared! After a long day of dancing, you are going to want to hit the water park! So, don’t forget your swimsuit.
YOUR SIGNED MEDICAL RELEASE & CODE OF CONDUCT FORM (DO ONLINE AHEAD OF TIME)
Dance Attire & Undergarments (sports bras, socks, etc.)
Athletic & dance shoes (Tap, jazz, hip-hop, athletic. Let us know if Pointe is an interest.)
Extra spending money for treats and sales items @ the Just For Kix Studio Store.
I-pod, CD Player, Camera (optional)
Notebook and pen
Swim Suit & Personal toiletries
Pre-paid calling card and/or cell phone
Dance bag to carry your items in from hotel to class
Any medications needed
Athletic tape/ace wrap if used frequently