Editor’s note: High Pointe Dance is a paid sponsor in the featured section of our 2018 Northwest Arkansas Summer Camps & Activities Guide. This story offers additional information about High Pointe’s summer camps, the owner and more!
Camp name: High Pointe Dance Camps
About our camps: At High Pointe, it’s all about fun this summer! We’ll offer two camps for kids: Trolls Trolls: The biggest, the loudest, the craziest party EVER and a fun Princess Tea Party! Each camp includes cool makeovers!
Address of camps: 3201 NE 11th Street Suite 7 Bentonville, AR 72712
Phone number: 479-802-5322
About Trolls Camp:
Each dancer will begin camp by getting their face painted, then moving into class to work on flexibility and technique. Each dancer will learn two routines to perform in front of parents and friends, June 28th at 11 a.m. Snacks and crafts will be provided each day.
Dates: June 25th-28th 9-11:30am
About Princess Tea Party Camp:
Princesses begin camp by getting their hair and makeup done, then we will be focusing on technique, poise, and flexibility. Princesses may dress up each day to camp. Snacks and crafts will be provided each day. Princesses will learn a ballet and a jazz routine to perform in front of parents and friends, July 26th at 11 a.m.
Dates: July 23rd-26th 9-11:30am
About High Pointe’s owner and director:
Arissa Sanders is the owner and director of High Pointe Performing Arts Studio. She started teaching as a sophomore in high school and gained a huge passion for working with dancers.
Arissa is a graduate of Bentonville High School and has a degree in Exercise Science. She was Miss Arkansas Valley in 2008 and went on to compete for Miss Arkansas. Arissa was selected as a VIP (very important performer) for Dance Olympus and toured nationally with them working with amazing instructors including, Sarah Jo Fazio, Sam Fiorello, and Ian Klein. She was also selected for Junior and Senior dancer of the year throughout her competition years. Arissa had the pleasure of working with the great Ms. Peggie Wallis where she grew a love for ballet. Arissa went on to dance with the Tulsa Ballet Company and performed in their world premier of the newly choreographed, Nutcracker and in the North Carolina Dance Theatre version of Snow White, as the Blue Bird. She was then offered a spot and participated in their summer intensive. Arissa was a UDA (Universal Dance Association) Staff member and had the wonderful opportunity to work with multiple dance teams and amazing instructors from all over the country.
Arissa has won numerous choreography awards and her students have won technique awards and top overall placements at competitions. She has choreographed for Bentonville and Rogers dance teams and is currently the Lincoln Junior High Dance Team Assistant Coach. Arissa continues her dance education by attending Broadway Dance Center over the summer and takes multiple convention/workshop classes throughout the year.