CAMPS. INTENSIVES. CLASSES.

This summer, have your child join our camps for dance, drama, and music!

WCFA is still planning Summer Camps, Classes, and Intensives! We are flexing to the new restrictions and advisements in order to help keep our families healthy. We are implementing a social distancing/health and safety plan with limited class sizes so that we will be able to be in classes at the studio together this summer.

 

Summer Day Camps for Ages 3-11! 

July 20-24   /  Ballet Favorites:

Cinderella, Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, and Swan Lake

July 27-31   /  Broadway Camp:

Broadway Dance, music, crafts, and games

Music, dancing, singing, games, arts/crafts, and more! Ages 3-11 years.

Half day camp  9:30am-1pm at $175 a week

Full day camp 9:30am-3:30pm at $225 a week.

Sibling discounts available.  

Reserve your space now with a 50% deposit.

 June Dance Intensive with guest artists, 

Cheryl Cutlip and Brielle Rathbun 

August, 2020 – 9am-4pm

We are so excited to have Cheryl Cutlip and Brielle Rathbun back at WCFA in 2020! Ms. Cutlip will be teaching Jazz, Tap, and Musical Theatre. Ms. Rathbun will be teaching Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, and Hip Hop. (This Intensive is being moved from June to August! We will share dates and more information soon!)

The Intensive is geared for ages 8+. Invite your friends! Instructors will help with level placement. 

There are two level classes to choose from:

* Beginner to Intermediate Level (Ages 8-13) 
*Intermediate to Advanced Level (Ages 12+) 

Technique Intensive for Intermediates/Advanced – August 3-7

The Technique Intensive Week has been created to help prepare students for their fall classes through instruction in Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Tap, Jazz, Choreography, Acro/tumbling, Progressing Ballet Technique/Conditioning, Dancer Anatomy lessons, Dance History instruction, and more. The Technique Intensive Week is MANDATORY for Levels 4-Company for placements/auditions. Level 3 students can come by invitation only according to instructor recommendation. All WCFA faculty will be instructing and will make recommendations for student placements for the 2020-2021 school year. Cost: $375 / week for approx. 32 hrs instruction.

Monday-Friday, August 3-7, from 9am – 4pm

Students should wear leotards, tights, warmups/coverups, ballet, tap, and jazz shoes. Students en pointe should bring their pointe shoes. Dancers will need to bring a peanut-free lunch, water to drink throughout the day, and a notebook with pencil/pen for taking notes.

Summer Session

Easy and flexible pay as you drop in week by week! Times TBD. Stay tuned for more info! 

Summer Class Session for all levels / July 6 – July 31, 2020

 

Private lessons/coaching is available as well as studio rentals.

INTENSIVES and CAMPS

Technique Intensive for Intermediate and Advanced Dancers

Rising Level 4 to 5 / 9 years & up

Advanced (Apprentice – Company)
August 3-7

August Dance Intensive with Cheryl Cutlip

and Brielle Rathbun

Rising Level 4 to 5 / 9 years & up
Advanced (Apprentice – Company)
Moved to August 2020 – Dates TBA

August 3rd-7th • Tuition: $375/Week
Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
Level 4 & up / 9 years & up

Technique Intensive for Intermediate and Advanced Dancers

with Cory Smith, Lesa Broadhead, and Heather Wells

August 3rd-7th – Technique Intensive for Intermediate and Advanced Dancers (rising Level 4-5)/Advanced (Apprentice-Company)
Ages 9 years and up
 
9am-4pm
(classes in ballet, pointe/variations, contemporary, modern, jazz, Progressive Ballet technique/Pilates and injury prevention,  dance history/appreciation, and more!) 
This intensive will be led by WCFA’s Cory Smith, Lesa Broadhead, and Heather Wells. Expanding upon WCFA’s current curriculum, this week long summer intensive will focus on the following techniques:
  • Lesa Broadhead will focus on the modern technique of Lester Horton, stressing Horton specific vocabulary and progressions. She will also present a History of Ballet, focusing on five aspects of the historical significance of this timeless genre.
  • Cory Smith will focus on fundamental ballet technique through a Vagonova approach with Classical Variations.
  • Heather Wells will focus on Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT), an innovative learning tool to develop muscle memory and enhance ballet training.
  • The Technique Intensive is mandatory for rising level 4 students through Company level. Auditions and placements will take place this week. 
July 22 – 26 
Monday-Friday
9am – 4pm, Level 4 and 5,
$375 per student
9am – 4pm, Apprentice and Company, $375 per student

Class sizes may be limited for social distancing

 

Level 4 & up / 9 years & up

Dance Intensive for Intermediate and Advanced Dancers

with Cheryl Cutlip & Brielle Rathbun

 August 2020 – Dance Intensive with Cheryl Cutlip and Hip Hop Artists Brielle Rathbun 
This intensive will incorporate Cheryl Cutlip’s Broadway styles and Brielle Rathbun’s hip hop technique to create a dynamic and energetic week.  Ms. Cutlip will nurture each student’s “triple threat” in order to sing, act and dance their way into our hearts and hold to WCFA’s high standards.  Brielle Rathbun will be presenting multiple styles of hip hop and will provide a broad overview of this modern art form.

Brielle Rathbun

Brielle Rathbun was born into a family of performers.  Her formal dance training began with classical ballet at schools such as:  Boston Ballet, Kansas City Ballet and Atlanta Ballet.  As a summer alumnus of Walnut Hill School of the Arts, Big Muddy Dance Company, The Culture House, BuildaBeast and Word in Motion, she incorporates a unique versatility to her view point as a choreographer and dancer. 

During her early education, her choreography repertoire became noticed by local artists and schools. This created opportunities for nationwide travel, setting solos for dancers competing in the CCA – Florence, Italy finals and eventually touring with Project Dance in Paris, France.

Most recently, she had the opportunity to dance with Alonzo King Lines Dance Company in San Francisco, California and aired on the 2018 season of American Idol as a musician.  Her knowledge, love of musicality and rhythm has enabled her to set choreography for over a dozen musicals.  In 2018 alone, Brielle choreographed and directed two full-length contemporary dance productions with casts of nearly 200 dancers.

Currently residing in Atlanta, GA, Brielle is passionate about bringing inspiration to dancers in a way that truly lasts.

Cheryl Cutlip

Cheryl Cutlip is the founding director of THE PROJECT DANCE FOUNDATION, an arts and education organization dedicated to performing with integrity to inspire.  Project Dance was formed as an outcry following the events of 911 and today Cheryl, along with more than 500 volunteers produce events across the globe in cities like London, Penang, Sydney, Hong Kong, Washington DC, Atlanta, and New York City.

A native of North Carolina, Cheryl’s dance career began in Nashville, TN at OPRYLAND USA. After working on a cruise ship, living in Japan while dancing at TOKYO’S DISNEYLAND, and performing in the European tour of 42nd STREET, Cheryl moved to New York where she became a RADIO CITY ROCKETTE.Cheryl enjoyed performing with the ROCKETTES for 15 years where her duties included dance captain; assistant choreographer and spokesperson for nationally televised appearances including one-on-one interviews with Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer, and Larry King. She was the co-choreographer for KICK INTO FITNESS; and choreographer for CHRISTMAS ACROSS AMERICA promotional tours, THE YANKEE PENANT PARADE and NBC’s ROCKEFELLER CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING special.

Other career credits include the Broadway National Tour of CRAZY FOR YOU and the Broadway benefit to the stars version of MACK AND MABLE starring Jerry Herman and Donna McKechnie. Cheryl also danced with the jazz company, WALKERDANCE under the direction of Chet Walker where she performed in a benefit concert for lyricist and composer, Stephen Schwartz. Cheryl currently directs a precision dance company called The Carolina Snowbelles (www.thecarolinasnowbelles.com)

While Cheryl is very busy with Project Dance and other related projects, her top priority is family.  She is celebrating her 22nd year of marriage and has two young children ages 12 and 9.

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