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BETTER YOUR BEST
DISCOVER THE DANCER YOU CAN BE
6/21-6/24 | Brainerd/Baxter, MN
This summer,
discover the dancer you can be.
With an inclusive approach to our 4-day summer intensive, we design intensive that not only challenge and motivate, but that believe in every dancer. The Just For Kix Summer Intensive is a must for every dancer that wants to reach their full potential. Like our Camps, our Intensive provides dancers unrivaled value. Affordable, with a curriculum that goes above and beyond. Our staff is pulled from a wide pool of talent. The 2015 Just For Kix Intensive will feature a new energetic and exciting curriculum full of strength and flexibility, core building & technical training. Our talented staff will work with you to give you the best dance experience of summer.
What does our INTENSIVE feature
This 2016 Just For Kix will feature a new energetic and exciting curriculum full of strength and flexibility training, core building, technique and intense dance. 

A dancer can choose from a varied curriculum, including Ballet, Modern, Jaz, Lyrical, Kick, Hip-Hop, Tap, Contemporary and Musical Theater
Motivating Learning Environment
Our staff are experts at knowing how to motivate each dancer and to challenge them to take their dancing to the next level
Intermediate through Elite levels
Designed for dancers with a sufficient amount of dance training prior to coming to the intensive. 
Nationally Acclaimed Teachers
Our teachers are brought in from around the United States to bring you the top training and cutting edge choreography from the industry.
Leading Curriculum
With 8 years of experience offering dance intensives, our curriculum has proven to be successful. It expose dancers to different styles while getting technique and strength training.
Beautiful State of the Art Studio
Built in 2007, the Just For Kix studio boasts unique architectural beauty featuring 4 large studio spaces, a dance store, and plenty of room for lounging.
Four nights of Super fun at the hotel
Dancers will stay at the Arrowwood Lodge Hotel in Baxter, MN that features spacious rooms and a massive water-park!
Nightly Activities
We offer fun nightly activities for our overnight dancers.  Choose to be apart of our talent show, take a tour of the corporate office, shop, and relax at our outdoor BBQ and dance party!
Pilates & Reformer Training
To take it to the next level, dancers can sign up to do private lessons on our Pilates Reformer machines to enhance strength and balance coordination.
A Beautiful Studio in a Beautiful Location.
The Just For Kix Intensive is held in beautiful central Minnesota. Brainerd, MN is known for it’s lakes and is considered one of Minnesota’s premier vacation destinations. The Brainerd Lakes area is considered an “outdoor paradise”, boasting more than 500 lakes and rivers, as well as parks and forests.
The Studio
What makes our Summer Intensive one-of-a-kind is our superb and state-of-the-art studio music capabilities. Located in the USA’s heartland, our studios are bright, feature HARLEQUIN floors and are safe.
The Hotel
The Intensive lodging will be at The Lodge Hotel, a facility equipped with a restaurant, water park and near local shopping. It's steps away from the Studio.
Intensive Teachers Unlike Most. Real. Friendly. Approachable.
Dancers depend on their teachers to reach new levels and accomplish great feats with their dancing. We take pride in our staff. Highly talented, they are committed to challenging you, but also recognize the need to let loose and have a little fun!
Sample ClassesE-NewsletterCoaches Classes
The Outback Bowl Auditions.
The Outback Bowl Auditions are held to audition dancers for the Just For Kix Outback Bowl Performance Tour 2016-2017. Thrilling performance and 7 days & 6 nights of fun awaits!
About Outback Bowl
FAQ
Learn a little more about the 2016 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: WHAT'S THE CANCELLATION POLICY?
A: Due to hotel, facility and other expenses, camps are not fully refundable.

• 1 month or more before camp starts: $30 non-refundable fee*
• 1 month – 2 weeks prior to camp: $150 non-refundable fee*
• 2 weeks before camp: NO REFUND
*Fee will be taken off your camp payment

Q: DO I HAVE TO TAKE BALLET?
A: It's not required, but we 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: HOTEL DANCERS: Check-in at the HOTEL is Monday June 20th at 4pm. You would not need to arrive at the studio until 9am Tuesday morning.
COMMUTER DANCERS: Check-in/Registration is between 8am - 8:30am Tuesday June 21st at the Studio. Intensive officially begins at 9am.

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 offer tap classes to each level so we strongly encourage you to bring your tap shoes! If you wish to try tap for the first time, we have tap shoes 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 at 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

BETTER YOUR BEST
This summer,
discover the dancer you can be.

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