Dance camp teaches artistic ability

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Updated: 7/23/2013 6:48 pm
WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) -- Young girls are taking advantage of an opportunity to improve their bodies and health for the future.

It's called the Mississippi Academy of Performing Arts.

Three days a week, the girls are taking part in a camp at the Wellness Center on the grounds of the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.

The girls ages three and up are learning ballet, tap, musical theater, and tumbling.
 
The program helps the campers with coordination and improving their physical strength.

"Definitely makes them more aware of their body. [It teaches them] how their body connects and how to better do sports even it just helps with every day life such as posture being able to carry themselves more properly," said Betty Griffin, artistic director.

A new semester for the fall session starts August 19th.

At the conclusion, there will be a dance recital.
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