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PhAT Camp Finale rocks Glesby

By Robin Dudgeon, Portage Daily Graphic

Kids in the Central Plains got a chance to show their new skills to parents and grandparents, Friday, during the Physical Arts Training (PhAT) Camp finale at the William Glesby Centre.

All week kids had been training from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily in a variety of different classes such as dance, drawing, film making, musical theatre, and martial arts.

Friday they got a chance to host a recital for their loved once filled with live performances and videos of their work. Afterwards there were refreshments in the arts centre.

Eddie Miller, executive director of X-Company Physical Arts and Fitness, said that this weeks camp was definatley a success.

The camp not only gives kids something fun to do over their summer holidays but it tries to instill in them some positive values such as accountability, discipline, patience, and service. The children also get a confidence boost from the camp and the new skills they have learned.

“Every day as they figure out a move, or they get a technique down, or the perform it for their peers the confidence goes up and up,” said Miller. “And then Friday they have the big show with the big lights – and some of these kids have never done that before – they come out different. The confidence just explodes.”

Visit or contact Portage and District Arts Centre (PDAC) for more information.



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