‘Step’ documentary screening
MARQUETTE — DocuMonday presents a screening of the 201 documentary “Step” at 7 p.m. July 9 in the Peter White Public Library’s Business Reference Room.
In this 2017 documentary, Director Amanda Lipitz focuses on the lives of the members of a high school dance team in inner-city Baltimore. Striving to become the first people in their families to attend college, these girls look to the success of their dance team as a way of dealing with the social unrest that exists in their city. Rated PG, it runs for 84 minutes.
This film was the 2017 winner for feature documentary at the AFI Docs Festival, was named the best documentary from the African American Film Critics Association, and received the special jury prize for inspirational filmmaking of a documentary at the Sundance Film Festival.
There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Acting, dance camps to be held
MARQUETTE — Superior Arts Youth Theater will offer acting and dance camps this summer.
Camps are open to youth interested in performing who would like to expand their abilities and meet new friends. Acting Camps are open to youth ages preschool to 12 years old. Dance camps are open to youth ages 6-18 and will focus on building skills in preparation for SAYT’s 2019 spring production of “Newsies.”
The week-long dance camps focusing on jazz and tap will be taught by Jill Grundstrom at the Northern Michigan University Dance Studio (McClintock 125). Youth will learn dance combinations, proper technique, and terminology. A free final performance open to the public will be presented by each session at the Northern Michigan University’s Panowski Black Box Theatre (McClintock 105) on the Friday of each camp.
Girls Dance Camps are offered the week of July 9-13 at the following times: Ages 6-7, 9-10 a.m.; Ages 8-12, 10-11:30 a.m.; Ages 13-18, noon-1:30 p.m.
Boys Dance Camps are offered the week of July 16-20at the following times: Ages 6-8, 9-10 a.m.; Ages 9-11, 10-11 a.m.; Ages 12-18, 11 a.m.-noon.
A Co-ed camp will be offered Aug. 20-24 at the following times: Ages 6-8, 9-10 a.m.; Ages 9-11, 10-11 a.m.; Ages 12-18, 11 a.m. to noon.
Acting Camps will take place Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to noon at the Marquette Hope Connection Center (927 W. Fair Ave.) and are open to youth interested in acting and dance. A free public performance will be presented on the Friday of each camp noon to 1 p.m. at Northern Michigan University’s Panowski Black Box Theatre (McClintock 105). Acting camps will focus on building confidence and performance skills through improvisation, acting games, and character development. Each Acting Camp session will work with a different script. Campers are encouraged to register for multiple sessions. Session One, Aug. 13-17; Session Two, Aug. 20-24; Session Three, Aug. 27-31.
Registration for SAYT Summer Acting and Dance Camps is $75 per week. Financial aid is available for all SAYT summer programming. Register at www.saytheater.org/events2018/.