About DSI

Dance Science Integration is a summer enrichment camp providing low income families with the opportunity to experience the art of dance and the science behind how it works. Through the styles of ballet and jazz, students from 6th to 9th grade will be able to learn how to be a safer dancer and apply scientific topics to see how dance works. Dance Science Integration is focused on inspiring the next generation of artists to find their voice and passion in a safe, inclusive, and non-discriminatory environment.

Our curriculum

Dance Science Integration strives to teach dance and the science behind it. In doing so students will learn the basic styles of jazz and ballet focusing on technique and creative, artistic expression. Students will also learn scientific topics such as physics, anatomy and kinesiology, nutrition, and mental health.


Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim
1260 N Riviera St, Anaheim, CA 92801
Highgrove Blossom Apartments
550 W. Center St Riverside, CA  92507
Monday and Tuesday – 2:00pm to 4:00pmTuesday and Wednesday – 10:00am to 12:00pm



June 18th, June 19th, June 25th, June 26th, July 2nd, July 3rd


June 17th, June 18th, June 24th, June 25th, July 1st, July 2nd

Meet THE Team

arielle dettmer

Arielle is a junior at the Orange County School of the Arts where she is a 5th year student in the Commercial Dance Conservatory. She has been dancing since she was 2 years old training in the styles of ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, hip hop, musical theatre, contemporary, modern, and ballroom. At 11, Arielle was a touring member of Debbie Allen’s Brothers of the Knight. From there she appeared in commercials and music videos for Kidz Bop and Awesomeness TV. After dancing professionally for 4 years, Arielle left the industry to pursue a performance career. She now is a 4-year member of OCSA’s premiere performing group Montage! and has performed in events for South Coast Plaza’s Tree Lighting, OCSA’s Annual Gala, and local OC businesses. In the future, she plans to continue dancing while also pursuing her passion in physics, photography, and political science.

Ekko Kunkle

Ekko is a junior at Santiago High School and has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She is trained in ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, and character dance. In the summer of her freshman year, Ekko was given the opportunity to travel to Russia for a ballet intensive where she trained in Voronezh for a month. Returning, Ekko was inspired to continue on her path towards ballet. Now in her 6th production of The Nutcracker, Ekko has danced the roles of Rat Queen, Snow Ensemble, Arabian, Spanish, and Party Scene. Besides performing onstage, Ekko is a model for dance wear company Myx Couture and substitute teacher for ballet in the Inland Empire area. In addition, she is a 3rd year member on Santiago High School’s dance team and plans to continue her passion for dance through education. After high school, Ekko wants to continue helping kids may it be through primary education or social work.