(BOWIE HIGH SCHOOL -- July 25, 2019) — EPISD’s Fine Arts Department had its first-ever Summer Dance Camp recently at Bowie High School. Dance teams from all 11 district high schools learned and engaged with visiting professional artists that included a cheerleader from the Dallas Mavericks, a Cuban dance master, a dance artist from the Austin Dance Company and professional dancer from Juárez. Nearly 250 participating students also received instruction from local dancer and Broadway veteran Eddie Carrillo, as well as yoga guru Jen Ramos.
EPISD dance teachers had a chance to speak to the visiting artists one-on-one where they learned what their views are on choosing music and choreography, as well as movement interpretation. The District hopes to make this dance camp an annual event for dancers in the District.
District photographer Leonel Monroy spent an afternoon following the dancers and capturing their day of learning.