Summer Classes Begin June 5th!
Fall Classes Begin August 7th!
The North Augusta School of Dance Presents
Musical Theatre Arts Camp
Lights, Camera, Action! Theatre comes to the Movies
June 20th to 23rd 10:00 - 2:00
Showcase - June 23rd at 6:30 pm
Performer call time 4:30
Come join us this summer for a Musical Theater arts experience!
For Ages 5 & up. All abilities are welcome - for Boys & Girls
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 the 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.
One performer $165
Two performers $300
Three performers $405
Four performers $540
Day pass $140
Adult only class pass $50
TO REGISTER - Call us at 803-292-5370 or Register IN PERSON
$50 Deposit Required
This year's Musical Theater arts camp is going to be a dream for your musical theater dancer!
Come learn the importance of dance in the theater, vocals as well as guest teachers!
Friday each class will perform in this years theme
Lights, Camera, Action! Theatre comes to the Movies
All focused on your dancers' education in the musical theater world.
Girls: Black leotard & black leggings/shorts. Jazz shoes, or can go barefoot. Tennis shoes for hip-hop. Hair must be up out of face during the daily camps however hair must be in a high ponytail for the show on Friday.
Girls: Black leotard and black leggings
Boys: Black pants, and black t-shirt.
Hair out of face.
Black, jazz shoes or can go barefoot.
Tennis shoes for hip-hop.
*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 23 at 6:30 PM
Performer call time 4:30 PM
All Family & Friends are welcome to attend.
** Seating is limited
** Schedule is subject to change**
Tuesday, June 20th
10:00 AM drop off
10:00 -10:30 Room A - Morning warm-up and mock auditions with Mrs. Elle and Ms. Josie
10:30 -11:30 Room A - (Intermediate/Advanced) Theatre Jazz with Mr. Grady
10:30 -11:30 Room B - (Beginner/ Intermediate) Disney Jazz with Mrs. Rachel
11:30- 12:00 Room A - Lunch
12:00-1:00 Room A - (Intermediate /Advanced) - Movie Set Jazz with Mr. Grady
12:00-1:00 Room A - (Beginner /Intermediate) Theatre turns, tilts and technique with mrs. Rachel
1:00- 1:40 Room A - Finale Choreography with Ms. Josie and Mrs. Elle
1:40 - 2:00 Room - A Day Run through
2:00 PM Pick up
Wednesday, June 21st
10:00 AM Drop off
10:00 -10:30- Room A - morning warm-up with Mrs. Elle and Ms. Josie
10:30 -11:30 Room B (Beginner/Intermediate) Musical Theatre Tap with Mrs. Elle
10:30 - 11:30 Room A (intermediate/Advanced) Movie jazz with Mrs. Rachel
11:30 -12:00 - Room A - Lunch
12:00 - 1:00- Room A - (all levels) Voice with Mrs. Hannah
1:00 -1:30- Popcorn props and set
1:30 - 2:00- Day run through
2:00 PM Pick up
Thursday, June 22nd
10:00 AM Drop off
10:00- 10:30- Room A- Morning Warm Up with Mrs. Elle and Ms. Josie
10:30-11:30 Room A (intermediate/Advanced) character, jazz with Mrs Elle
10:30-11:30 Room B (beginner/intermediate) modern movie moves with Ms Josie
11:30-12:00 -Room A- Lunch
12:00-1:00 -Room A - (intermediate/Advanced) Musical theater tap
•12:00-1:00- Room B- (beginner/intermediate) Movie, love and hip-hop with Mrs. Marion
•1:00-1:30- Room A - (all levels) Opening Number Choreography with Mrs. Elle
•1:30-2:00- Room A - Day run through
•2:00 PM pick up
Friday, June 23rd
10:00 AM drop off
10:00-10:30 Room A morning warm up with Mrs. Elle, and Ms. Josie
10:30-11:30 Room A (intermediate/ advanced) movie, love and hip-hop with Mrs. Marion
10:30 -11:30 Room B (beginner/intermediate) Theater voice with Mrs. Hannah
12:00 -1:00 Room A (intermediate/ advanced) modern movie moves with Ms Josie
12:00- 1:00 Room B (beginner/intermediate) improve your improv with Mrs. Elle
1:00-1:45 Room A (all levels) theatre Voice with Mrs. Hannah
1:00-145 Room B - popcorn, props, and set with Mrs. Elle (this time is for any performer, who decides to opt out of, performing the all together voice number. Performers are encouraged to participate in the all together voice number)
•1:45 -2:00 Room A - week run through
•2:00 Pick up
•4:30PM performer call time
•4:30- 6:00 dress rehearsal
•6:00 PM doors open
•6:30 showcase time
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Rachel Griffin has been in the arts for as long as she can remember and is well known for being a professional dance instructor and youth technique coach. She grew up in Augusta, Georgia, and later traveled to further her training in ballet, jazz, contemporary and theater, participating in various programs all over the states. Some of these programs included an internships at Disney, Carowinds - Paramount, as well as multiple ballet companies, festivals and jazz intensives. She has worked alongside highly-respected professionals in the industry and over the past 20+ years has worked her way up to producing events and live shows. She has served as a judge for dance competition circuits, cheer competitions and college level festivals. With an additional background in graphic art design, stage sets and youth organization management she the owner of The North Augusta School of Dance. Rachel loves locally working within her community supporting non-profit organizations such as the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council and was awarded the WRDW News 12 Time to Care Award in May 2016 for her leadership in the community. 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. Outside of the dance studio, you can find Rachel keeping tabs on just about every Broadway show ever created, enjoying married life with her husband Daniel, and her daughter Mia.