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Summer Academic Enrichment Eligible Programs

Program Info
Program: Camp Resonance
Sponsoring Organization: Asian Media Access

Main Contact
Name: Ange Hwang
Title: Executive
Address: 2418, Basement
Minneapolis,, MN 55411
Phone: (612) 375-7715
Fax: (612) 375-7730
Web Site:
Curricular area: Performing Arts
Grades Served: 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11


With diverse cultural backgrounds, 6 artists will train 30 dancers about the importance of Civic Engagement and Asian dances (Bollywood, Chinese, Hmong and Thai Dances) to jointly create/present a new dance show – “Resonance”. Resonance inspires inner/outer connections to create sustainable impacts, it will serve as a communication bridge across cultural/racial lines, to mitigate racial tensions for Asian Americans, to illustrate the cross-cultural experience, and eventually promote Intercultural Harmony.

1. ACTIVITIES. • Daily Dance Lessons from Mon – Fri from 5 - 8pm to learn different Asian dance styles through choreographed dances, as well as time for students’ own reflections through movements; • Weekly Civic Engagement Learning and Discussion in different topics at every Wed 5:30 – 7pm; • Hosting Story-telling events for students and families to share students own creations, and break out COVID-19 isolation and anxiety; and • Showcasing the Dance Show “Resonance” throughout summer festivals.

2. PROJECT GOALS. • Address challenges of working across cultural lines, to foster a mutual respect through project creation and staging the “Resonance;” show; • Promote deeper, richer artistic and cross-cultural dialogues for 30 Asian American youth through learning Asian Dances; Asian American history; and civic engagement conversation; and • Overcome COVID-19 barriers and come together to create the Dance Show “Resonance.”

3. PROJECT OBJECTIVE. Our Students will: • Learn how to warm-up, stretching exercises and Asian daces; • Explore and discover how to use different parts of the body and create shapes for Asian Dances, focusing on Bollywood, Chinese, Hmong (Miao), and Thai Dances; • Learn about the Asian Dance histories and how cultures shaping on the different style of dances; and • Invent movements and create shapes in time to music or s


Our Camp will support the MN ARTS standards: • Demonstrate knowledge of the foundations of the arts area. • Demonstrate knowledge and use of the technical skills of the art form, integrating technology when applicable. • Demonstrate understanding of the personal, social, cultural and historical contexts that influence the arts areas.

Below is a sample of plan:

1. LESSON #1: Bollywood Dance 101 • Students will be taught a simple starter routine as a whole group to show their interpretation of the Bollywood theme. The movements should be traditionally Indian with Arm actions; Turning; Side to side; Head movement; and Facial expression. • Differentiate as appropriate for less and more able (use basic movements, more/less complex interpretation of theme, advanced movements). The purpose of this process is to develop creativity among students and apply cognitive thought to practical dance movements.

2. LESSON #2: Development of motif. • Understanding of choreographic elements and their uses within dance. • Cross cultural references made to dance actions and elements. • Students will begin to develop their motifs in small groups, using the Bollywood theme further. Relate to cross – culture differences where appropriate (Bollywood musicals vs. western style musicals). • Students will develop and understanding of the use of choreographic elements to show a variation of movements and actions. They will incorporate a range of elements into their motifs. • Motifs should be short, consisting of a range of movements all using the choreographic devices discussed. Students will discuss the different choreographic elements in dance and their uses. Suggested elements to include: 6 dance actions; Formation; and diverse Indian dance movements.

Program Dates

One 8 week Camp Resonance, from 6/17 - 8/9, 2024, Mon - Fri.

Can students reside on campus? No

Can students commute to campus? Yes

Can students take online classes? No

Estimated commuter cost per student
Tuition: $1,200
Fees: $0
Books: $0
Supplies: $200
Transportation: $0