The North Augusta School of Dance Presents
Musical Theatre Arts Camp
The Broadway Variety Show
July 13 - 16, 2021 10:00 - 2:00
Show - July 16th
Come join us this summer for a Musical Theater arts experience!
For Ages 5 & up. All abilities are welcome - for Boys & Girls
This years 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!
Saturday each class will perform in this years theme
"A Broadway Variety Show "
All focused on your dancers education in the musical theater world.
Black leotard & black leggings. Jazz shoes or can go barefoot. Hair must be up out of face during the daily camps however hair must be in a high ponytail for the show on Saturday.
*If a student has character shoes and or tap shoes, please pack and bring them.
Parent Showcase will be held Saturday July 16th at 2:30pm.
All Family & Friends are welcome to attend.
Wednesday July 13th
10:00-10:30- Room A- Morning warm-up and mock auditions with Mrs. Elle and Ms. Annalese
10:30-11:30 Room A (Advanced) Theatre Jazz with Ms. Annalese - “Legendary” from “Bring it on: the Musical”
10:30-11:30 - Room B (Beginner/ Intermediate) - Disney musical Theatre with Mrs. Ashley - “I Just Can't Wait to Be King” from“Lion King: the Musical”
11:30- 12:00 Room A - Lunch
12:00-1:00 Room A (Advanced) - Fosse Jazz with Mrs. Annalese - “Steam Heat” from “Fosse’s Dancin’”
12:00-1:00 Room A- (Intermediate) Theatre turns, tilts and technique with Mrs. Ashley - “You can't stop the Beat” fom “Hairspray: the Musical”
1:00- 1:40 Finale Choreography with Ms. Annalese
1:40-2:00 Day Run through
2:00 Pick up
Thursday, July 14th
1:00-10:30- 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
- “I won’t grow up” from “Peter Pan: the Musical”
10:30-11:30 -Room A (Advanced) Musical Theatre with Mrs. Ashley - “Roxie” from “Chicago: the Musical”
11:30-12:00 - Room A - Lunch
12:00 - 1:00- Room A - (Advanced) Character Jazz With Mrs. Elle - “America” From “Westside Story: The Musical”
12:00-1:00 - Room B- (Beginner/ Intermediate) Musical Theatre Voice with Mrs. Hannah - “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from “Mary Poppins: the Musical”
1:00-2:00 Room A - Day run through
2:00 Pick up
Friday, July 15th
10:00 Drop off
10:00- 10:30- Room A- Morning Warm Up with Mrs. Elle and Ms. Josie
10:30-11:30 Room A (Beginner/ Intermediate) Theatre Voice with Mrs. Hannah “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from - “Mary Poppins: the Musical”
10:30-11:30- Room B- (Advanced) Musical Theatre Tap - “ Singing in the Rain“ from “Singing in the Rain: the Musical”
11:30-12:00 -Room A- Lunch
12:00-1:30 -Room A - (Group dances:All levels) Musical Theatre and Character Jazz with Mrs. Elle and Ms. Josie - “Bikini Bottom Day” from “ SpongeBob: the Musical” also “Merry Old Land of Oz” from “The Wizard of Oz : the Musical”
1:00-1:30- Room A - Finale and day of run through
2:00 pick up
Saturday July 16th
12:00 - 2:00 - Room B - Dress Rehearsal with Mrs. Elle, Ms. Josie, and Mrs. Hannah
2:00 - Room A - doors open
2:30 - Room A - Showtime
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.
Annalese Starzec is a current Musical Theater student at The University of Alabama. She began training in dance at a very young age. As she progressed, she danced under multiple studio’s training including Ballet Austin, American Academy of Ballet (NY), and Atlanta Ballet. After graduating from High School, she decided to pursue Musical Theater in college, and got into the selective program at The University of Alabama. She has undergone extensive technical training in dance, acting, vocal performance, music theory, and musical theater history. Some of her college show credits include Hand To God, Merchant of Venice, Spring Awakening, Pippin, and Legally Blonde. She has had the pleasure with working with various companies performing in Georgia, North Carolina, and New York. Last summer she worked as a dancer at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Ohio. Annalese is very passionate about performance and spreading the joy of collaboration. Her versatility as a performer and educator not only contributes to her success so far, but continues to feed her passion for the theatrical arts.
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.
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.