Kick -Off Summer
June 16 - 18
This is an EXCLUSIVE 3 day intensive for dancers age 11 to Adults. Read below about our amazing teachers this year! Classes specialize in a variety of disciplines & you can choose to drop in for 1 class, a day or all 3 days. Dancers end the Intensive with a showcase on Saturday at 1:00 where friends & family are asked to join us for the conclusion!
3 Day Access Cost - 1 Dancer - $215.00
3 Day Access Cost - 2 Dancers - $340.00
3 Day Access Cost - 3 Dancers - $460.00
1 Day Access Cost - $105 Per Person
Drop In Class Price - $40 Per Class, Per Person
You must register online - BELOW.
$50 non refundable deposit is required to hold class placement. You must register online for 1 Day Passes and for 3 Day All Access Passes. If you have multiple children, please register each child and you will be automatically charged one $50 family deposit.
You do not have to be a registered student to attend. You do not have to register to drop into a class.
If you registered online, payments are due in full by June 16th, prior to first class starting. If you are dropping in to a class, payments are due prior to class starting. Registered dancers may click here at any time to make online payments to your registration before June 16th.
Parent Showcase will be held Saturday June 18th at 1:00pm and will last about 30 to 45 minutes. A combination from each class will perform in the Saturday Showcase. *If you dropped into a class or have a 1 day pass, please make arrangements to attend the Rehearsal & Show Class on Saturday from 11:00 - 1:00 and then stay for the Showcase at 1:00.
Registration Deadline - Monday June 13th
*We do not provide Lunch and/or Snacks. Please pack a lunch for 30 minute break.
You are required to wear dance or athletic clothes, easy to move in. You do not need to purchase shoes. Hair must me up out of face secured tight to the head. No gum or candy. Cellphones and electronic devices must be put up, out of sight and turned off while Intensive is in session.
*Space is limited. NASD holds the right to without notice, cut off registration early if Intensive fills to capacity.
10:00 - 10:30 Warm up - Ashley
10:30 - 11:30 Lyrical - Rachel
11:30 - 12:30 Contemporary - Josie
12:30 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 Stretch & Strength - Rachel
2:00 - 3:00 Jazz Technique - Maryanne D
10:00 - 10:30 Warm Up - Ashley
10:30 - 11:30 Lyrical - Maryann D
11:30 - 12:30 Street Jazz - Marion
12:30 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 Acro & Dance Tricks - Maryann
2:00 - 3:00 Hip Hop - Stevo
11:00 - 1:00 Rehearsal & Show Prep Class - Ashley Rutherford
Showcase - 1:00
*Doors open to Friends & Family 12:45
Maryann DeAngelis has been an instructor for over 23 years in jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, stretch and strength, tumbling and acrobatics at many different studios all over the United States and is certified in Acrobatic Arts. She recently started Innovative Fusion, an in studio dance convention and travels all over the US with multiple faculty members. Maryann has worked at Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and Capones, just to name a few! She appeared in the American Idol movie "From Justin to Kelly" and also in a celebration for Kelly Clarkson in Texas, performed at Superbowl XXXVII with Styx and Sting and choreographed for Kat DeLuna for a concert in Florida. Maryann has also been a judge/convention instructor for ADA, NTG, VIP, Heat, Motiv8 and Bravo. She is on the sub list at Broadway Dance Center in NYC and has worked with the hit TV show Dance Moms at Candy Apple's Dance Center. She also occasionally works with Olympic Ice Skating and Gymnastic hopefuls on choreography. Maryann has been collaborating with musical artists to offer special contemporary classes with a live vocalist, musicality for dancers and recently choreographed a music video for an upcoming singer in Nashville. Her choreography has won top honors at Regional and National competitions for the past 20 years. Maryann's style & positive energy have made her classes very popular wherever she goes!
Stephen “Stevo” Jones is a professional dancer, choreographer and actor most well known for his role as the antagonist in Step Up All In. The vast part of his career has been spent touring much of the globe and/or performing alongside superstars such as Kelly Rowland, Neyo, Becky G, Luke Byran, The Weeknd and Lindsey Stirling. He has performed at The Super Bowl, The Orange Bowl, CMT, BET and Teen Choice Awards and on renowned tv shows such as Regis and Kelly, So You Think You Can Dance, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Showtime at the Apollo, TRL Live and 106 & Park. On the big screen you can find Stephen dancing in the films Trolls, Footloose, Step Up 3D and on the TV series Timmy Failure, Tell Me a Story, I Love You America and most recently filmed on ABC’s “Queens” which is set to come out this year. Stephen can currently be found in his most recent acting venture on the movie “Lazarus” a Tubi exclusive. Stephen has choreographed for American Pie 4, The Atlanta Falcons Halftime Show, Georgia Lottery, Atlanta Hawks, R&B artist Lloyd and Jacob Latimore to name a few. Now an entrepreneur based in Atlanta Georgia, Stephen is building several businesses as he continues to add to his entertainment resume. He is continually sought after as a teacher and has expanded his lessons nationally and internationally for over a decade.
Ashley Rutherford began training in dance at age 2. She competed with Studio West Dance, No limits Dance and Dance Attack. At the age of 10, Ashley performed with children’s artist Linda Arnold in "Circus Magic" and is a featured singer on the "Circus Magic" CD along with several live shows touring California.
Ashley has trained in Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary and Ballet and has trained with renowned teachers and choreographers across the country. She was a member of The Dance Company of San Francisco under the direction of Sonya Tayeh and Chris Jacobson. She started her own dance business at the age of 15 “Gotta Dance" and worked with private schools, after-school programs and preschools bringing the joy of dance to the younger students throughout the bay area.
Ashley has directed a pre-professional dance company for over 10 years. Her dancers have earned high point awards and are nationally recognized. Ashley has set choreography and directed several shows for the Salvador Dali Museum. She has worked with the Arts Council of Monterey including directing the "Champions of Arts" event where she choreographed a live show to honor Allen Sylvester. She has students that have majored in dance at colleges such as Juilliard, Chapman, Berkley and several other distinguished schools. Ashley has also judged for several regional dance competitions.
Ashley is very dedicated to her students. She continues to educate herself, to provide her students with not only dance training but also self esteem, confidence, and life skills.
Josie Moore is a versatile and emerging artist from Newberry, South Carolina. In her early years of dance training, she attended the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. During her summers she has trained at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Josie’s dancing experience ranges from Classical ballet and Modern all the way to musical theatre. Currently, she is enrolled at The University of North Carolina School for the Arts majoring in contemporary dance. During her time at UNCSA she has performed a variety of works including, Robert Battles’, Battle Field and many works by Josée Garant.
Aside from her dance courses, Josie enjoys teaching dance to younger students, and gaining experience as an emerging choreographer. Upon graduation, Josie is interested in a deeper exploration into dance on film as the pandemic has forced us to look at the art form in different ways.
Marion Leger was born in Angers, France and felt in love with dance at the age of 4 when her parents took her to her first dance class. She seriously began her dance education at the National Conservatory of Angers where she trained and graduated in Jazz but her love for Hip Hop led her to also train with local street dancers at the time. She began her professional dance career in France at the age of 15 joining “La compagnie des spectacles enchantés” and toured France during two summers. She pursued her dance education in Italy and booked several national tv shows, summer tours, videos and movies as a dancer as well as modeling gigs. She consistently performed in a dinner theatre company in Florence for 5 years and had then the honor to be asked to step in as a choreographer.
She also performed with The Meltin Pot Dance Company / Italy who won numerous rewards in national and international dance competitions (Juste Debout / Paris, Dance Delight / Paris, Pinerolo Choreographic awards / Italy…) and was invited to perform one of their piece in New York City.
Marion first stepped into teaching by assisting her mentors and quickly developed her ability to transmit her passion and energy to others. Training is an important part of her dance life and she has been regularly travelling to learn from the best studios in Paris (Studio Harmonic, LAX Studios...), Italy (Opus Ballet, IALS Roma..) and more recently in the United States after she moved in with her husband to open their own business. Her training in America includes Broadway dance center and Alvin Ailey Dance in New York City, Millennium Dance Complex in Los Angeles and Chicago, Gotta Dance Atlanta, Dance 411, Groove2musik studios, Dance 101… in Atlanta, GA as well as Ballroom with Ballroom in Motion in Augusta.
Marion believes anyone with the passion for this art can learn how to dance and helps her students develop their creativity while building strong basis. She has been teaching kids and adults Hip Hop, Street Jazz, Modern and Heels for the past 12 years. She actually teaches and choreographs for The North Augusta School of Dance competition team and her choreographies have won numerous accolades. Finally, her love for performance led her to create her own dance crew called “Miscellaneous” which performs for local events and shows.
Rachel Griffin has been dancing for as long as she can remember. She can’t tell you at exactly what age she started, but what she does know is that as a small child she purposely failed her piano and clarinet lessons just so she could spend more time in ballet class. It was a passion that manifested early on and only continued to grow as the years progressed. Throughout her childhood, she trained in ballet, tap, modern, jazz, lyrical, and contemporary dance. She grew up training at many local studios in the Augusta and North Augusta area. On occasion she traveled for further training and participated in various programs in New York, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. These programs included the privilege to participate in the summer dance program at Disney World, Carowinds Paramount, as well as multiple Atlanta and Columbia-based intensives. She fondly remembers participating in seasonal performances at the Augusta Ballet. At the impressive age of 14, she started assisting with classes and went on to teach her own classes at only 15 years old. Since then, she is well known for teaching at various studios throughout the South East. She specializes in teaching jazz, contemporary, lyrical, acrobatics and ballet. Rachel’s career has presented her with many exciting opportunities. She has had the chance to work alongside highly-respected instructors and dancers in the industry and many opportunities to train and dance with various competition companies throughout the United States. She was awarded the WRDW News 12 Time to Care Award in May 2016 for her leadership in the community. In addition to being the director of The North Augusta School of Dance, Rachel locally works with athletic teams, theaters, daycare programs and donates her time to non-profit organizations in the area. She continues to travel teaching master classes, coaching competition teams and theater festivals. Rachel takes a great deal of pride in the relationships she builds with her students and is recognized for developing dancers to reach their highest potential. She finds it fulfilling to help dancers realize what they are truly capable of accomplishing. She’s incredibly grateful to be able to do what she loves and it’s evident in her students’ adopted passion and talent.