Detroit Pistons to hold youth dance camp

Published On: Apr 25 2013 03:30:40 AM EDT   Updated On: Apr 25 2013 04:10:20 AM EDT

The Detroit Pistons announced that the club will hold its second one-day “Pistons Academy” dance camp on Saturday April 27 at The Palace of Auburn Hills. 

Three-hour programs for girls and boys ages 5-7 and 8-12 cost $75 and include a Pistons Academy T-shirt, Pistons wristbands, an autograph card and special performance by The Detroit Pistons Dancers and two dance classes – hip-hop and jazz. 

A four-and-a-half hour program for ages 13-and-older is available for $95 and includes a Pistons Academy T-shirt, an autograph card and special performance by The Detroit Pistons Dancers and three dance classes – hip-hop, jazz and hip-hop/jazz combination. 

Times for each camp:

Ages 5-7             8:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.    $75.00      The Palace of Auburn Hills

Ages 8-12          10:15 a.m. – 1:35 p.m.    $75.00      The Palace of Auburn Hills

Ages 13-older   12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.    $95.00      The Palace of Auburn Hills             

Ken Jimenez, entertainment manager for Palace Sports & Entertainment, has developed performers chosen to dance for top concert tours such as Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” Tour, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Chris Brown and Cirque Du Soliel. He will lead the camps along with The Detroit Pistons Dancers. 

“We are excited to host our second Pistons Academy dance camp here at The Palace of Auburn Hills,” said Harlan Hendrickson, Vice President of Marketing for Palace Sports & Entertainment. 

“We received a great response for our first camp back in February and look forward to providing a fun experience for youngsters looking to advance their dancing skills and knowledge.”

Participants are urged to register online at by Friday, April 26th.  Walk-ups will be available on the day of the event, but will be charged an additional $10.



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