14 | FifeMagazine | Spring/Summer 2019 Planning Ahead W hen the City of Fife Public Arts Commission began considering what kind of camp it wanted to host this summer, Arts Commissioner Lisa Daniel said a camp combining the arts with some type of movement seemed the best choice for a summer activity for children. “Since the last summer camps we had were all visual arts, we thought dance would be different than we’ve done before. For one thing, because it’s different. And two, kids can get out of the house and burn off some energy,” said Daniel. She added, “I feel like connecting the commu- nity to art is vital for the city’s growth. And you gotta mix it up.” In the past, the commission hosted camps focusing on visual arts, such as painting and collage making. This year’s camp, held July 15 to 17 at Dacca Barn, will be all about movement. Specifically, children who attend the free three- day summer camp will learn the basics of hip- hop dancing. Anne Merry Ysasi, a fitness instructor who teaches Zumba at the Fife Community Center, will lead the three days of classes that will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Wanna dance? Check out the Arts Commission's free Dance Camp Snacks and water will be provided to attendees, who will participate in the camp’s content. The plan is to invite participants to vote on the songs and students also can contribute to the choreography they’ll learn. The camp is geared toward children ages 7 to 12. Dress in comfortable clothing and wear shoes that are appropriate for dancing, camp organizers suggest. Register online early. Space is limited.