MACON, Ga. — Kids are dancing like they have never danced before this week at Dance Arts Studio's Ballerina Camp. The week-long program teaches girls ages 4 to 6 all things ballet.
Campers learn creative movement and how to stretch and dance like a professional. According to the studio owner Laura Lengel, the program is many of her campers' first experience with ballet.
"I like the discipline of the ballet classroom because the children learn etiquette and they learn decorum," Lengel said. "They learn self control and I think that posture is very important. Whether they become a ballet dancer, whether they take a long time or a short time, that can help their life going forward."
Lengel says that she is used to teaching more experienced students, but her younger dancers are fun to work with.
"They have a lot of imagination and a lot of creativity," Lengel said. "They're not so worried about who's watching them or whether they're doing it right. That's the fun part."
At the end of the camp, Lengel's dancers will put on a performance for their parents and take home their own tutus.
Dance Arts Studio is located on Vineville Avenue and teaches everything from ballet to jazz and tap.
To learn more about the studio, you can visit their website here.