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Musical Theatre Arts Camp

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Bringing you Broadway & Musical hits from the outdoors

June 25th-28th

10:00am - 2:00pm

Friday evening of camp each class will perform in a showcase

June 28th at 6:30 pm

Performer call time 4:30

Come join us this summer for a Musical Theatre arts experience!

 

For Ages 5 & up. All abilities are welcome - for Boys & Girls

Adults too! *Adult passes for use in older level classes only 

 

On the first day of camp, your performer will go through a mock audition where they will be split into one of two different levels. These levels are one they will be taught in for the rest of the week. Some classes are combined into all levels- see below. * levels are based on age and ability

 

This year's Musical Theatre arts camp is going to be a dream for your musical theatre dancer! 

 

Come learn the importance of dance in the theatre, along with: vocals, stage combat, props, set design and more! As well as guest teachers! All focused on your dancers' education in the musical theater world.

CAMP ONLINE REGISTRATION - CLICK HERE

$50 Deposit minimum required upon registering for this camp.

Fees are non refundable. Payment deadline: June 21st.

Future payments & balances can be paid here.

 

Price List: 

One performer $170

Two performers $305

Three performers $410

Four performers $545

Day pass $150

Adult only class pass $50

 

Attire:

Girls: Black leotard & black leggings/shorts. Jazz shoes, or can go barefoot. Tennis shoes for hip-hop/street jazz. Hair must be up out of face during the daily camps however hair must be in a high or low ponytail for the showcase on Friday. 

On Friday girls must wear black leotard and black leggings

Boys: Black pants, and black t-shirt or white. Hair out of face. Black, jazz shoes or can go barefoot. Tennis shoes for hip-hop/street jazz.

 

*your teacher will tell you what shoes they wish for you to wear to the showcase

*If a student has character shoes and/ or tap shoes, please pack and bring them.

 

Please also have your dancer pack a “Smock” shirt, or one that could get paint on it. 

Parent Showcase will be held Friday June 12th at 6:30 PM. Performer call time 4:30 PM

ALL Family & Friends are welcome to attend. ** Seating is limited and is first come first serve.

 

Schedule

Music and Song Choice is To be Determined 

** Schedule is subject to change**

Tuesday June 25th 

10 am- Drop Off

10-10:30am Morning Warm up 

Room A- 10:30-11:30 am Biggest Blame Fool-  Theatre Jazz-  with Mr. Grady

Room B-10:30-11:30 am Jungle Jazz with Ms. Josie 

11:30-12pm LUNCH/Snack and break time

Room A - 12-1pm- Kick up your Character heels- Character Jazz- With Mrs. Elle

Room B - 12-1pm Monkey Around- Musical theatre jazz- with Mr. Grady 

1-1:30pm-  Lets bring the outdoors in!-  Prop and set work

1:30-2pm - Day of run through and notes

2pm Pick up 

 

Wednesday June 26th 

10 am- Drop Off

10-10:30am Morning Warm Up

Room A - 10:30-11:30am FALLing for theatre - Theatre Jazz - with Ms. Josie

Room B - 10-11:30am Sing to the hills with Mrs. Hannah

11:30-12 LUNCH/ snack or break time

12-1pm Stage Combat With Mr. Krys Bailey (everyone)

1-1:30pm Lets bring the outdoors in! Props and set work

1:30-2pm Opening Number Choreography - Tap- with Mrs. Elle

 

Thursday June 27th

10am - Drop off

10-10:30am Morning Warmup

Room A 10:30-11:30am From the streets to the studio-  Theatre themed street jazz- with Mrs. Marion 

Room B 10-10:30am Climb every Mountain -Musical theatre jazz- with Mrs. Elle

11:30-12pm LUNCH/ Snack and break time

Room A - 12-1pm Tapping in the Rain -tap-  with Mrs. Elle 

Room B - 12-1pm Dancin on the farm- Theatre themed street jazz with Mrs. Marion

1-1:45pm - Use your outdoor voice - voice - with Mrs. Hannah (everyone)

1:45-2pm Day of run through and notes

2pm Pick-up

 

Friday June 28th 

10am Drop Off

10-10:30am Morning Warm-up

Room A - 10:30-11:30am Rehearsal and Run through with Mrs. Elle and Ms. Josie

Room B - 10:30-11:30am -Singing for the hills - Voice- with Mrs. Hannah 

11:30-12pm LUNCH/ Snack and break time

12-12:30pm Finale Choreography with Ms. Josie 

12:30-2pm Rehearsals 

2pm Pick-up

4:30 Call time for performers 

4:30-5:45pm Dress Rehearsal 

6pm Doors Open

6:30pm Showcase

Meet Your Teachers

Elle Starzec’s training began at Mrs. Betsy's School of Dance in Franklin, North Carolina. Her training included all types of dance as well as musical theater. As an advanced dancer she was invited to participate in the studios company where she performed in various locations. Because of this benefit she was able to attend many theaters and dance structured workshops, master classes, and intensives all over the United States. She also found, at an early age, not only did she enjoy dance but the theater as well. She has performed in many productions and choreographed many as well. She has also been trained in all areas of the theater from center stage to backstage. A few shows she has choreographed include: “White Christmas;” “Into the Woods;” and “25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Her specialty includes choreography in musical theater and various types of dance all over Georgia, South and North Carolina. She moved to Augusta Georgia in 2011 to attend Augusta University in that same year she began teaching around Augusta as well. As a performance arts director she teaches performance groups, beginner classes to advanced classes. She is also one of the founding teachers of The North Augusta school of Dance.

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GRADY McLEOD BOWMAN is originally from Fayetteville, NC and received a BFA in dance from North Carolina School of the Arts. After living in NY for 15 years he now resides in Atlanta, GA.

As a performer, Grady was in the original Broadway companies of Billy Elliot, South Pacific (2008 revival), Honeymoon in Vegas, Wonderland, and The Pirate Queen. He toured internationally with Fosse and Pilobolus Dance Theatre and also appeared in the films Forrest Gump and The Last Five Years.  Grady performed on the Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall as well the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

After an extensive performing career, Grady is currently a choreographer whose work has been seen around the world. Dance Magazine has recognized him as being "exceptionally versatile" and "on the rise."  His work has been seen on Broadway, off-Broadway, regional theatre, TV/film, opera, circus, and dance companies. Select credits include The Cher Show on Broadway (Finale Co-choreographer); Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Center; World's Got Talent on Hunan TV in China; and Olney Theatre Center's production of Singin' in the Rain for which he received a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Choreography. Grady has also produced, directed, and choreographed several dance on film projects as well as created 4 original contemporary works for NC School of the Arts including his latest, Before We Go, last spring.

These days, Grady is moving forward with his artistic partner and best friend, Ashley Lindsay, as the choreographic team of GRADY x ASHLEY.

For More info on him - https://www.gradymcleodbowman.com

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Hannah Walden has been singing all her life.  Coming from a musical family, she was raised from an early age surrounded by music and rehearsals.  Her performance and choir experience started at the age of 3 and has continued throughout her life.  Hannah began classical choral training at 11, attending Davidson Fine Arts School.  She was an auditioned Georgia Music Educators Association All State Chorus participant for seven years.  She continued her training with several gifted instructors throughout high school and college.  She has been a featured soloist and worship leader at Warren Baptist Church.  Also, she worked as a professional vocalist and actor for The Singing Princesses, a party and events company where she loved using songs to bring a little magic to children’s special occasions.  Hannah has been leading preschool worship for several years and began leading a preschool choir at Warren Baptist in 2018.  She earned a degree in Early Childhood Education and has experience as a classroom teacher.   

Hannah has a passion for singing and loves helping each new singer reach their goals.  Students in her class will learn fundamentals of correct singing that will help them have a solid foundation as future musicians.  She loves working with young students who are interested in growing their vocal abilities and reaching their full potential.  She believes it is very important to teach children to protect their voices and uses exercises and songs to help them sing in a developmentally appropriate way.  Singing exercises your heart and lungs and releases endorphins which make you feel good.  Voice lessons are also a great way to build confidence.  Learning the basics of music theory in voice class will help make students well rounded musicians. 

Hannah is married to her wonderful husband Kevin and they have two budding musicians, Aria and Kaydence.  Hannah loves serving at her church, spending time with her family, and singing along with musicals.  She is excited to be part of growing this new aspect of the arts at North Augusta School of Dance. 

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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.

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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. She is a graduate of 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. She has also worked in collaboration with Ashley Lindsey and Garen Scribner on separate short film projects.

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.

Josie prioritizes creating a safe space for all dancers when approaching work. She brings elements from her classical, modern, and contemporary training experience forward within each class. Exploring energetic pathways through space is an important principle as well in her class. Josie’s main goal is to allow dancers to feel comfortable with making artistic choices while forming a strong technical foundation.

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