CORE Camp

Virtual CORE Camp 2020

Due to COVID-19, we are transitioning CORE Camp 2020 to be a fully virtual event. Please see below for all the details on Virtual CORE Camp this year.

Intensive Artistic Summer Camp for Figure Skaters

Thursday – Sunday, July 23 – 25, 2020 | Virtual 3-Day Event

Core Body. Core Self. Core Choreo. This summer virtual artistic figure skating training camp from American Ice Theatre will help skaters develop the “Mind-Body-Movement Connection” in keeping with AIT’s values, with off-ice classes and instruction from a faculty of nationally- and internationally-recognized coaches and choreographers. All groups in the Virtual CORE Camp will have the opportunity to work with every faculty instructor over the course of the 3 days.

Adults are encouraged to join! CORE Camp is for all levels Freeskate 1 & above and all ages 6 & higher. Small groups will be organized by age to encourage the most engaging and connected discussions. 

Virtual Camper Registration is now open and available. The virtual CORE Camp registration deadline is Monday, July 20th!

Coaches Registration is available! Coaches with 1 or more skaters registered can attend or observe all Virtual CORE Camp classes for free! If you do not have a skater attending, it is $25 for Coaches to participate. Coaches can register at any time prior to Wednesday, July 22nd.

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Virtual Schedule at a Glance

We are working with our CORE Camp national and international faculty to confirm the exact class schedule, but here is a sample schedule below. All classes will be divided by age group, and at the end of each day, we will have small group discussion & artistic expression led by our engaging Virtual CORE Camp Counselors. We will provide breakout rooms for these smaller groups, allowing participants each day to share and connect with their peers in a more intimate way after their virtual classes of body awareness, strength & flexibility, and movement expression!

Class Schedule

*Exact times will vary depending on the group) for Thursday – Saturday, July 23 – 25th:

Day 1: Thursday

  • 10:00 – 10:45 AM – Yoga
  • 10:45 – 11:00 AM – Break
  • 11:00 – 11:45 AM – Hip Hop Dance
  • 11:45 – 12:30 PM – Lunch Break
  • 12:30 – 1:15 PM – Limer Isolation Technique
  • 1:15 – 1:30 PM – Break
  • 1:30 – 2:00 PM – Small Group Time Discussion & Artistic Expression

Day 2: Friday

Day 3: Saturday

  • 10:00 – 10:45 AM – Mindfulness
  • 10:45 – 11:00 AM – Break
  • 11:00 – 11:45 AM – Contemporary Dance
  • 11:45 – 12:30 PM – Lunch Break
  • 12:30 – 1:15 PM – Improvisation Techniques
  • 1:15 – 1:30 PM – Break
  • 1:30 – 2:00 PM – Small Group Time Discussion & Artistic Expression

*All times listed are in the Eastern Time Zone daily. 

Virtual CORE Camp 2020 Tuition & Fees

Full Camp Tuition & Daily Rate

The fees for this summer 2020 virtual artistic figure skating training camp: 

  • For camp skaters:
    •  3-Day Registration: $150 by Monday, July 20.
    • 1-Day Registration: $75 by Monday, July 20.
  • For coaches and choreographers:
    • Free tuition for all coaches who have any skaters join us for Virtual CORE Camp!
    • No deadline to register.

Refund Policy

After July 1, no registration fee refunds will be available for any reason except a doctor’s note for injury or illness.

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AIT Faculty Coach, John Mucko © Kat Vitaro

CORE Camp Faculty

Directed by PSA Master-Rated and AIT-Certified choreographers, CORE Camp also features top-notch faculty, including nationally- and internationally-recognized coaches and choreographers.

CORE Camp 2020’s faculty list includes:

  • Garrett Kling: Improvisation Techniques Instructor. AIT Co-Executive Director / PSA Master-Rated & AIT-Certified Choreographer
  • Kate McSwain: Improvisation Techniques Instructor. AIT Co-Executive Director / PSA Master-Rated & AIT-Certified Choreographer
  • Drew Meekins: Contemporary Dance Instructor. International & National-Level Coach & Choreographer
  • Chiquita Limer: Limer Isolation Technique Instructor. AIT-Certified Choreographer / Director of AIT NYC
  • Molly Olson Poniatowski: Storytelling & Theatrics in Movement Instructor. AIT-Certified Choreographer / Director of AIT Chicago
  • John Mucko: Storytelling & Theatrics in Movement Instructor. Master-Rated Choreographer / Director of AIT Grassroots Development
  • Carey Tinkelenberg: Mindfulness Instructor. National-level Master-Rated Coach
  • Angela Como: Ballet for Figure Skaters Instructor. Certified Instructor of Ballet for Figure Skaters/Authentic Vaganova Methodology for classical ballet
  • Da’Rius Malone: Modern Dance Instructor. Professional Modern Dancer and Instructor with the James Sewell Ballet
  • Anna Matuszewski: Hip Hop Dance Instructor. Touring dancer and choreographer for Macklemore; professional choreographer for AT&T, Sonos, and Nordstrom commercials; professional dancer.
  • Lauren J. Williams: Yoga Instructor. Certified Yoga Guide, Writer, and Figure Skater. 
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CORE Camp Directors: Katie Luburich, Kate McSwain, & Garrett Kling
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© Kat Vitaro
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AIT Co-Director, Garrett Kling

Want to be part of the CORE Camp contemporary skating community and learn from world-renowned choreographers, dancers, and coaches? Join us!

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Looking Ahead: Travel & Accommodations for CORE Camp 2021

Travel to CORE Camp in 2021

Nearby airports serving the area include:

  • Chicago O’Hare (ORD) – 45 minutes
  • Milwaukee (MKE) – 35 minutes
  • Chicago Midway (MDW) – 90 minutes

Camp is held at the RecPlex Ice Arena in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

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  • Camp Rink Address: 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie WI, 53158
  • Camp Rink Phone: 262-925-6754 (Office) | 262-925-6755 (Front Desk)

Looking Forward to Next Year! Hotel & Room Block for Campers for 2021

Need accommodations for camp? We have a block of rooms reserved at the Doubletree by Hilton Pleasant Prairie Kenosha, which is just a 5-minute drive to the rink.

  • The special group rate for CORE Camp is $149/night.
  • The group rate dates available for booking will be announced next year.

Register Now for Virtual CORE Camp 2020

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