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AU Dance Camp: Just Dance!

Anderson University 1100 E. 5th St., Anderson, Indiana

In choosing the Just Dance! Summer Dance Intensive, know that your time spent at Anderson University will consist of new friends, great memories, and spectacular dance. This is just the beginning of what is sure to be an inspiring week of dance for you!

Just Dance! Summer Dance Intensive is open to middle school, high school, and college students, and includes training by Anderson University faculty as well as guest instructors and professionals. The week-long program focuses on developing well-rounded dancers through exposure to a wide array of dance disciplines – with an emphasis on ballet and modern techniques.

Students can expect to dance every day from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and revel in a comprehensive curriculum that includes ballet, modern, jazz, tap, yoga, Pilates, pointe, partnering, global dance, improvisation, and repertory. An informal in-studio performance highlighting their accomplishments will be offered at the end of the week for parents and friends to enjoy.

Rising 8th-12th graders and college freshmen are welcome.

June 16-21, 2024
Sunday – Friday

Students selecting the residential experience will arrive on Sunday, June 16 and depart on Friday, June 21. These overnight dancers will have class beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 17, and continue into the early evening, with a special repertoire class just for them once the day campers leave for the day.

For those selecting the day camp option, classes will take place Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21 beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m. Day campers will not have the option to participate in the repertoire class.

Residential/Overnight – $895 (rising 9th graders and older)
Day Camp Option – $675 (rising 8th graders and older)
Full tuition is due at the time of registration
Cancellation Policy:
Before May 1: 90% of tuition is refundable
Before June 1: 50% of tuition is refundable
After June 1: 25% of tuition is refundable
The scholarship deadline is May 1.
Questions regarding registration, housing, or meals contact

Questions regarding programming: AU Dance

7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9-10:30 a.m. Ballet
10:30 a.m.-noon Modern
Noon-1 p.m. Lunch
1-2 p.m. Pilates
2-3 p.m. Jazz
3-4 p.m. Global Dance
4-5:30 p.m. Repertoire/Rehearsal
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner
6:30-8 p.m. Repertoire/Rehearsal
8:30-10 p.m. Evening Activities
Other Activities

Movie night
Q&A session regarding college, auditioning, and life as a professional dancer
Coffee & conversation at Mocha Joe’s
Ballet — Women must wear tights and solid-color leotards, as well as ballet shoes. Men must wear tights and solid-color leotards or form-fitting solid-colored shirt/tank top, as well as ballet shoes.
Jazz — Women must wear tights or dance leggings/pants, as well as leotard or fitted shirt/tank top. Men must wear jazz pants/form-fitted pants, as well as leotard or fitted shirt/tank top. All dancers must wear jazz shoes.
Modern, World Dance, and Improvisation — Women must wear fitted pants or shorts and fitted shirts or tank tops. Men must wear fitted pants or shorts and shirts or tank tops. Bare feet will be the requirement for these classes.
Warm-ups will be allowed for the first minutes of class, but then must be promptly removed.

WEEM Radio Camp

Pendleton Heights High School 1 Arabian Dr., Pendleton, Indiana

Summer radio camp for students as young as Kindergarten. Students will go behind the scenes of broadcasting at WEEM, Pendleton's student run radio station. $75 registration fee to be paid by May 18th.

Bound to Books Adult Book Club

Pendleton Community Public Library 595 E. Water St., Pendleton, Indiana, United States

Welcome! We'd love to have you join our newest book club at PCL.
We will be meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm in Sycamore AB. Bring yourself and join us--we don't even care if you're late (or, didn't finish the book)!

Questions? Email Ashley at or check out this group's Facebook page.

Our 2024 reading selections, and their discussion dates, are:

June 19th: The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
July 17th: Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros
August 21st: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
September 18th: The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
October 16th: The Perfect Marriage by Jeneva Rose
November 20th: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
December 18th: Holiday Party / Book Exchange

Beginner’s Tree ID HIke

Falls Park; Parking lot at Sports Complex 460 Falls Park Drive, Pendleton, Indiana

Join Sheree for a 30-minute walk through the woods to learn about some of our most common native tree species and how to ID them. Meet at the Sports Complex parking lot.

Storytime – BEACH

Pendleton Community Public Library 595 E. Water St., Pendleton, Indiana, United States

Storytime is aimed for children 0-6. Come visit for snacks, songs, crafts, and playtime! Dive into storytime fun! There's a whole ocean of stories waiting to be read!

Golf Scramble for PHHS Cheer

Fall Creek Golf Club 250 Reformatory Road, Pendleton, Indiana

$240 per foursome to have a great time and benefit PHHS cheerleading! Prizes and contests. Sign up via webform.

Pendleton Indiana Farmers Market

Falls Park Falls Park Drive, Pendleton, Indiana, United States

Celebrating its 30th season in 2024, the Pendleton Indiana Farmers Market is located in Falls Park along the banks of Fall Creek at the heart of downtown Pendleton. Over sixty vendors set up each Saturday from May to September from 9am to 12:30pm.

Pendleton Historical Museum Open

Pendleton Historical Museum Falls Park Drive, Pendleton, Indiana

Explore local history on display at the free museum next to the Falls. Relax on the porch and strike up a conversation with one of the volunteer docents.

AU Orangehaus Music Business Camp

Anderson University 1100 E. 5th St., Anderson, Indiana

Ages: High school students ages 14-19
Dates: June 23-29, 2024 (Sunday-Saturday)
Times: This is an overnight camp.
All-inclusive Tuition: $695 (housing, meals, tuition)
For more information about the camp or to apply for a scholarship, contact: Dr. Rebecca Chappell at or call (765) 641-4461.

7-Day Immersive Music Business Experience
High school students explore hands-on classes in Finding the Fan Magnet, Recording a Demo, Killer Press Kits, Songwriting, Touring for Indie Artists, Concert Promotion, and more!
Original songs written by student songwriters will be selected for recording.
Awards presented for Outstanding Songwriter, Music Business Student, Producer, and Artist.
Students are assigned to sing/play in a band that will perform at the camp’s Orangefest.
Promo photos and professional headshots provided to every camper.
Open mic night opportunities for students to perform.
What to Expect
The Orangehaus staff will interview you immediately after check-in to make sure you are assigned to the right music business track based on your background and interest. After the interview, you may audition (optional) to be assigned to a band, and songwriters may perform an original song (optional) for our producer who will select students to record their songs at Gaither Studios.

If you plan to audition, be prepared to perform a couple of songs that best showcase your talent. We will have a drum set, keyboard, and amp on stage for you to use during the audition, and lockers will be provided for storing instruments during camp. You may audition on more than one instrument. Songwriters are encouraged to choose their best original song as one of their audition pieces, and if possible, bring a lead sheet of the song (melody, lyrics, chord chart). If you do not have a lead sheet, then just bring a printed copy of the lyrics.