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Vashon Forest Clay Camp

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Vashon Forest Clay Camp
Ages: 8-12
Mon-Fri, June 20-24 | 10 am-2 pm
Tuition: $275 Member | $295 General (includes $35 materials fee)
Instructor: Laurie Thorpe
Location: Blue Heron Backyard

Join us for an artistic journey through the forests of Vashon. Build mushroom houses, textured “tree” vases, pinched feathered friends in their nests, silly coil slugs, bird/bee baths and more!

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Theatre Play – FULL

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Theatre Play - FULL
Ages: 5-8
Mon-Fri, June 20-24 | 10:30 am-2 pm
Tuition: $230 Member | $245 General (includes $20 materials)
Instructor: Joy Ghigleri
Location: Blue Heron Gallery and Downstairs Studio

Join us for a fun, creative, and imaginative introduction to the world of theatre. Play games and make crafts rooted in acting, dance, and story building. The goal of this camp is to expose children to the art of theatre and encourage the development of creativity, self-confidence, and collaboration all while having fun!

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Enchanted Meadow Art Camp – FULL

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Enchanted Meadow Art Camp - FULL
Ages: 6-9
Mon-Fri, June 20-24 | 2-4 pm
Tuition: $135 Member | $150 General (includes $15 materials fee)
Instructor: Gianna Ghigleri
Location: Heron Meadow and Blue Heron Backyard

Explore the magical Heron Meadow through art projects and games. Use paint to transform rocks into woodland creatures, create your own nature inspired stickers, make wildflower seed paper and invite feathered friends into your back yard with a whimsical handmade bird feeder. Play imaginative games that engage creative minds and active bodies.

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Salish Sea Clay Camp – WAITLIST

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Salish Sea Clay Camp - WAITLIST
Ages: 7-11
Mon-Fri, June 27-July 1 | 10 am-2 pm
Tuition: $275 Member | $295 General (includes $35 materials fee)
Instructor: Laurie Thorpe
Location: Blue Heron Gallery and Backyard

Have fun in this imaginative celebration of the waters that surround Vashon. Create slump mold sea stars and octopuses, pattern-cut flat flounders, crabby crabs made from slabs, and watery-hued coil pots.

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Natural Wonders Camp: Collaboration with VCA and Vashon Nature Center – WAITLIST

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Natural Wonders Camp: Collaboration with VCA and Vashon Nature Center - WAITLIST
Ages: 6-10
Mon-Fri, June 27-July 1 | 10 am-3 pm
Tuition: $335 Member | $355 General (includes $35 materials fee)
Instructors: Vale Martinez Espinoza, Paulina Barry
Location: Heron Meadow (Mon/Tues/Thu/Fri), Vashon Heritage Museum (Wed)

Campamento de verano “Maravillosa naturaleza” - LISTA DE ESPERA
Fecha: Del 27 de Junio al 1 de Julio
Horario: De 10 am a 3 pm
Dirigido a niñ@s de 6 a 10 años
Instructores: Valeria Martinez Espinoza, Paulina Barry y un mentor de estudiantes
Capacidad máxima del grupo: 15
Ubicación: Heron Meadow (Lunes/Martes/Jueves/Viernes), Museo del Patrimonio de Vashon "Vashon Heritage Museum " (Miércoles)

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Young Songwriter Camp – FULL (Join Waitlist)

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Young Songwriter Camp - FULL
Ages: 7-12
Tues-Fri, July 5-8 | 10 am-3 pm
Tuition: $255 Member | $275 General (includes $15 materials fee)
Instructor: Havilah Rand
Location: Blue Heron Gallery and Backyard

Fire up your creativity to write and record songs! Find inspiration for songs and lyrics through theatre games, word and picture collaging, listening sessions, journaling and outdoor adventures. As your songs take shape, record them using a basic recording unit and high-quality microphones. Camp culminates with a full-length CD and CD release celebration.

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Magical Kingdoms Ballet Camp

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Magical Kingdoms Ballet Camp
Tues-Fri, July 5-8
Ages 3-5 | 10:30am-12:30pm
Ages 6-8 | 1-3 pm 
Tuition: $140 Member | $155 General (Materials fee included)
Instructor: Elise Ericksen
Location: Downstairs Studio

Princesses, sorcerers and fairies! This creative movement, intro to ballet camp will have fun exploring the magical world of famous ballets such Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. Each day of camp includes games, dancing, storytime and crafts. Dancers will decorate fairy wings and create jeweled crowns! Ends with a short presentation for parents on Friday.

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Adult Ballet

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Adult Ballet
Ages: 13+
Tuesday class: July 5-26 | 2:15-3:15
Thursday class: July 7-28 | 6:30-7:30 pm 
Tuition: $65 Member | $75 General
Instructor: Kathleen Bonner

Our adult ballet classes are taught by VCD founding dancer/teacher/choreographer, Kathleen Bonner. Class focus is technique, choreography, comradery and fun.

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Ballet III 

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Ballet III 
Ages: 8-11 
Tuesdays, 4:00-5:30 pm 
Session 1:  July 5-July 26, $100 Member | $110 General 
Session 2:  Aug 2-Aug 23, $100 Member | $110 General 
Full Summer Session (8 classes): $180 Member | $200 General 
Instructor: VCD Instructors 
Location: Upstairs Studio 

Barre is followed by center work where steps are strung together in combinations.  Technique and terminology are infused with fun ballet history, and students will practice dancing together as a group. 

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Ballet IV 

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Ballet IV 
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00 pm 
Session 1:  July 5-July 26, $100 Member | $110 General  
Session 2:  Aug 2-Aug 23, $100 Member | $110 General  
Full Summer Session (8 classes): $180 Member | $200 General 
Instructor: VCD Instructors 
Location: Upstairs Studio 

Ballet IV combines elements of pre-pointe and beginning pointe work, as well as intermediate combinations, stretches, turns, and jumps.  

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Advanced Contemporary 

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Advanced Contemporary 
Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30 pm 
Session 1:  July 6-July 27, $100 Member | $110 General 
Session 2:  Aug 3-Aug 24, $100 Member | $110 General  
Full Summer Session (8 classes): $180 Member | $200 General 
Instructor: Madeline Morser 
Location: Upstairs Studio 

Advanced Contemporary includes a full body warm up with combos standing, upside-down, and on the ground followed by phrase work and some feel-good across the floor progressions. Let’s have a blast with our favorite music while taking apart and getting into the nitty-gritty details of timing, floor-work, inversions, and a powerful grounded center. We will also begin building a group piece in class. This is an advanced class open to level V dancers and above.

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Advanced Lyrical 

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Advanced Lyrical 
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 pm 
Session 1:  July 6-July 27, $100 Member | $110 General 
Session 2:  Aug 3-Aug 24, $100 Member | $110 General  
Full Summer Session (8 classes): $180 Member | $200 General 
Instructor: Madeline Morser 
Location: Upstairs Studio 

Hone your fluidity, expression, and grace in Advanced Lyrical! Lyrical dance is most often defined as a combination of ballet and jazz techniques, with emphasis on graceful, fluid motions that often mirror the lyrics or theme of the music. Class will start with a center warm up including both standing exercises and daily workshops for jumps, turns, and falls to be used in phrase-work. We will use the second half of class for traveling progressions as well as longer phrases/group dances. This class is an advanced level open to level V dancers and above.  

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Ballet V-VII – Thursdays

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Ballet V-VII - Thursdays
Thursdays, 10:00-11:30 am 
Session 1:  July 7-July 28, $100 Member | $110 General 
Session 2:  Aug 4-Aug 25, $100 Member | $110 General  
Full Summer Session (8 classes): $180 Member | $200 General 
Instructor: VCD Instructors 
Location: Upstairs Studio 

Students at this level are trained in intermediate to advanced pointe work, partnering, controlled adage, adept petit allegro, as well as advanced combinations, turns, and jumps.  

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Intro to Filmmaking Camp

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Intro to Filmmaking Camp
Ages: 9-15
Mon-Fri, July 11-15 | 10 am-3 pm
Tuition: $300 Member | $320 General
Instructor: Emalia Hinden
Location: Blue Heron Gallery and Backyard

Have you got a story you're itching to tell? Join us for this camp and explore the language of cinema, from writing and storyboarding to framing shots to editing a film. Develop an understanding of why certain shots feel the way they do and how editing techniques and shot composition create genres. Learn how to most effectively tell your original stories as you create a short film from start to finish during the week.

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Fantastic Animal Ballet Camp

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Fantastic Animal Ballet Camp
Mon-Fri, July 11-15
Ages 3-5 | 10:30am-12:30pm
Ages 6-8 | 1-3 pm 
Tuition: $170 Member | $190 General (Materials fee included)
Instructor: Elise Ericksen
Location: Downstairs Studio

Elephants, kangaroos, cats and more! This creative movement, intro to ballet camp, will explore animal themes from classical works such as The Carnival of the Animals, Peter and the Wolf and The Tales of Beatrix Potter. Each day of camp includes games, dancing, storytime and crafts. Crafts include making animal ears, tails and other accessories. Great camp for kids to get moving and familiar with classical music and dance. Ends with a short presentation for parents on Friday.

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Art and Spanish Camp – FULL

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Art and Spanish Camp - FULL
Mon-Fri, July 11-15
Ages 4-8 | 1-3 pm
Tuition: $140 Member | $155 General (includes $20 materials fee)
Instructor: Profe Victoria Paloma
Location: Blue Heron Classroom and Backyard

Sing, dance, create and learn! Each day includes art projects, Spanish songs and movement. Join in for fun with Spanish language, culture and creative play. Parents welcome.

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Intermediate Modern and Choreography 

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Intermediate Modern and Choreography 
Mondays, 4:00-5:30 pm 
Session 1:  July 11-July 25, $70 Member | $80 General  
Session 2:  Aug 1-Aug 22, $100 Member | $110 General  
Full Summer Session (7 classes): $150 Member | $160 General  
Instructor: Vanesa Wylie
Location: Downstairs Studio 

Miss Vanesa teaches students the movements that are the foundation for classical modern dance and helps students develop their creative voice.  Contractions, spirals, basic floor work, and the concepts of Modern dance (space, time and force) are the building blocks of Modern dance and are taught in a manner that is encouraging and fun.   

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Ballet V-VII – Mondays

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Ballet V-VII 
Mondays, 4:00-5:30 pm 
Session 1:  July 11-July 25, $70 Member | $80 General 
Session 2:  Aug 1-Aug 22, $100 Member | $110 General  
Full Summer Session (7 classes): $150 Member | $160 General 
Instructor: VCD Instructors 
Location: Upstairs Studio 

Students at this level are trained in intermediate to advanced pointe work, partnering, controlled adage, adept petit allegro, as well as advanced combinations, turns, and jumps.  

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Advanced Modern 

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Advanced Modern 
Mondays, 5:30-7 pm 
Session 1:  July 11-July 25, $70 Member | $80 General 
Session 2:  Aug 1-Aug 22, $100 Member | $110 General 
Full Summer Session (7 classes): $150 Member | $160 General  
Instructor: Vanesa Wiley 
Location: Upstairs Studio 

Modern dance is important training for all dancers. Miss Vanesa’s experience teaching and choreographing this style of dance is extensive, and her classes are fun and energetic. At this level, Graham, Cunningham, Limon and other modern disciplines are covered. 

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Advanced Jazz 

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Advanced Jazz 
Mondays, 7:00-8:15 pm 
Session 1:  July 11-July 25, $60 Member | $70 General  
Session 2:  Aug 1-Aug 22, $80 Member | $90 General 
Full Summer Session (7 classes): $120 Member | $140 General  
Location: Upstairs Studio 

Miss Vanesa gives a fabulous class for advanced dancers in our treasured American dance genre that includes a warm-up, stretching, across the floor combinations and fun choreography that builds every week.