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The Dance Conservatory (TDC) Half-Day Workshops

TDC Half-Day Workshops


Director: Ms. Natasha Cooper
Session I:
Monday, July 16-Friday, July 20
Session II: Monday, July 23-Friday, July 27
Times:
12:00-4:00 p.m.
Audience: Coed, ages 11-18
Cost: $195
Before Care: 8:00-9:00 a.m., $25 per week
After Care: 3:30-5:30 p.m., $50 per week
Both: $60 per week 


Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Taught by resident TDC faculty and expert guest artists from around the country, dancers will improve their strength, technique and flexibility. Styles include but are not limited to Ballet, Tap, Pointe, Modern, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop and Pilates. Students will be placed in technique-appropriate classes.


About the Director:
Natasha Cooper has been dancing for over 20 years and received a BA in Dance and Arts Administration from Elon University. She is an ABT® Certified Teacher Primary through Level 3. Additional credits include: Parsons Dance Company intern, Broadway Dance Center, Baltimore School for the Arts, Elmhurst Ballet School, UK, Baltimore Actors Theatre Conservatory, and The American Academy of Ballet. Natasha currently directs TDC’s Company, teaches Jazz and Ballet I-Ballet IV. Natasha also teaches Middle and Upper School dance at SPSG, directs Inertia, SPSG’s elite performance group, and is the choreographer for Upper School Musicals at The St. Paul’s Schools.

 

The Dance Conservatory (TDC) Full-Day Intensives

TDC Full-Day Intensives


Director: Ms. Natasha Cooper

Intensive I:
Monday, June 25-Friday, June 29
  • Audience: Coed, ages 5-10
  • Times: 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $375
  • Before/After Care: Not available
Intensive II: Monday, August 6-Friday, August 10
  • Audience: Coed, ages 5-10
  • Times: 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $375
    • Before-Care: 8:00-9:00 a.m., $25 per week
    • After-Care: 3:30-5:30 p.m., $50 per week
    • Both: $60 per week 
Intensive III: Monday, August 13-Friday, August 17
  • Audience: Coed, ages 11-18
  • Times: 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $375
    • Before-Care: 8:00-9:00 a.m., $25 per week
    • After-Care: 3:30-5:30 p.m., $50 per week
    • Both: $60 per week 


Intensives I & II
Intensives I & II will immerse students in multiple styles of dance, including, but not limited to, Ballet, Musical Theatre, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, and Tumbling.

Intensive III
Intensive III, taught by resident TDC faculty and expert guest artists from around the country, is designed for students to hone their technical skills from in Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, and Tap master classes.

About the Director:
Natasha Cooper has been dancing for over 20 years and received a BA in Dance and Arts Administration from Elon University. She is an ABT® Certified Teacher Primary through Level 3. Additional credits include: Parsons Dance Company intern, Broadway Dance Center, Baltimore School for the Arts, Elmhurst Ballet School, UK, Baltimore Actors Theatre Conservatory, and The American Academy of Ballet. Natasha currently directs TDC’s Company, teaches Jazz and Ballet I-Ballet IV. Natasha also teaches Middle and Upper School dance at SPSG, directs Inertia, SPSG’s elite performance group, and is the choreographer for Upper School Musicals at The St. Paul’s Schools.

The Dance Conservatory (TDC) Weekly Evening Classes

TDC Weekly Evening Classes


A dancer’s season is never over! TDC summer classes offer a continuation of technique training in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz and Contemporary. Classes are taught by resident TDC Faculty and guest artists from around the country. Please inquire about placement for Intermediate and Advanced levels.
Director: Ms. Natasha Cooper

Monday/Wednesday Class Options


Intermediate Ballet with Pre/Beginning Pointe 1
Dates: 
Mondays & Wednesdays, June 18-August 8
Times: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Audience: Coed, ages 11+
Cost: $250

Advanced Ballet with Pointe 2
Dates: 
Mondays & Wednesdays, June 18-August 8
Times: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Audience: Coed, ages 11+
Cost: $250

Tuesday/Thursday Class Options


Intermediate Jazz/Contemporary
Dates: 
Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 19-August 9
Times: 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Audience: Coed, ages 11+
Cost: $200

Advanced Jazz/Contemporary
Dates: 
Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 19-August 9
Times: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Audience: Coed, ages 11+
Cost: $200

About the Director:
Natasha Cooper has been dancing for over 20 years and received a BA in Dance and Arts Administration from Elon University. She is an ABT® Certified Teacher Primary through Level 3. Additional credits include: Parsons Dance Company intern, Broadway Dance Center, Baltimore School for the Arts, Elmhurst Ballet School, UK, Baltimore Actors Theatre Conservatory, and The American Academy of Ballet. Natasha currently directs TDC’s Company, teaches Jazz and Ballet I-Ballet IV. Natasha also teaches Middle and Upper School dance at SPSG, directs Inertia, SPSG’s elite performance group, and is the choreographer for Upper School Musicals at The St. Paul’s Schools.

Middle School Musical Theatre

Middle School Musical Theatre


Instructor: Mrs. Chris Kemmerer
Dates: Monday, August 6-Friday, August 10
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Audience: Coed, rising 5th-8th grades
Cost: $190
Before Care: 8:00-9:00 a.m., $25 per week


This week-long boot camp builds a strong foundation for young performers. Each day will begin with a musical theatre intensive where students focus on the three disciplines of musical theatre: song, dance, and acting. Students will learn about musical theatre, engage in voice training, receive song and scene/monologue coaching, learn dance techniques, and explore acting through song. This program will conclude with a student showcase. In the afternoons, students will experiment with improvisation, character work, movement, voice & speech, playwriting, auditioning, and stage makeup.

Each day will bring new warm-ups and exercises designed to spark creativity and build confidence onstage. The workshop is appropriate for beginners or experienced actors. Camp culminates in a sharing of work for friends and family.


About the Director:
Christina Kemmerer is the Upper School Theatre Director at The St. Paul’s Schools.  She has performed in regional theatres, including Cockpit in Court, ASGT, Colonial Players, Liberty Showcase, Spotlighters and Standing O Productions.  She was most recently seen in Shipwrecked (Colonial Players), where she was honored with the WATCH Award for “Best Featured Actress in a Play.” Mrs. K earned her MFA in Theatre from Sarah Lawrence College and a BA in Psychology from Loyola University.  She has trained in physical theatre at the Stella Adler Studio and in improvisation under comedian Jordan Peele at Boom Chicago in Amsterdam.  Mrs. K has been a performer and instructor for the Baltimore Improv Group since 2005 and is a member of the troupe GUS and the comedy duo Improvaret, with which she has performed in improv festivals in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Baltimore.

 

Upper School Musical Theatre

Upper School Musical Theatre


Instructor: Mrs. Chris Kemmerer
Dates: Monday, July 30-Friday, August 3
Times: 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Audience: Coed, rising 9th-12th grades
Cost: $375
Before Care: 8:00-9:00 a.m., $25 per week
After Care: 3:30-5:30 p.m., $50 per week
Both: $60 per week 


This intensive focuses on providing actors with strong performance-technique fundamentals in musical theatre and the tools to help them prepare a successful audition. Students will engage in voice training, song and scene coaching, and dance techniques and choreography. Additionally, participants will enjoy a workshop learning how to prepare for college and professional auditions as well as selecting appropriate audition material. This program will conclude with a student showcase of scenes and songs.
About the Director:
Christina Kemmerer is the Upper School Theatre Director at The St. Paul’s Schools.  She has performed in regional theatres, including Cockpit in Court, ASGT, Colonial Players, Liberty Showcase, Spotlighters and Standing O Productions.  She was most recently seen in Shipwrecked (Colonial Players), where she was honored with the WATCH Award for “Best Featured Actress in a Play.” Mrs. K earned her MFA in Theatre from Sarah Lawrence College and a BA in Psychology from Loyola University.  She has trained in physical theatre at the Stella Adler Studio and in improvisation under comedian Jordan Peele at Boom Chicago in Amsterdam.  Mrs. K has been a performer and instructor for the Baltimore Improv Group since 2005 and is a member of the troupe GUS and the comedy duo Improvaret, with which she has performed in improv festivals in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Baltimore.

Young Filmmakers Workshop: Explorations in Film

Young Filmmakers Workshop: Explorations in Film


Director: Mr. Steve Yeager
Dates: Monday-Friday, June 25-July 13
Times: 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Audience: Coed, ages 9-18
Cost: $1,250
Specifically designed for and targeted to the younger Filmmakers Workshop participants, this course gives students the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of filmmaking: design, production, acting, observation and analysis. Under the guidance of experienced professionals, students learn all aspects of filmmaking while working on projects and a feature film. Students study the history of film by watching, discussing, and reproducing the ways great filmmakers achieve the effects that captivate audiences. Participants work in each of the studios expanding their knowledge of, and skill-building in,the arts and crafts of filmmaking.

Instruction starts with beginning/intermediate elements moving forward to accommodate student need, including lighting, composition, camera movement, continuity and directing, while shooting a short narrative feature film. Best of all, the program culminates in a red-carpet premiere of student films at Baltimore’s Landmark Theatre in Harbor East – paparazzi, limousine ride to premiere for all students and catering of event included!

About the Director:
Steve Yeager, Founding Artistic Director for Young Filmmakers Workshop, is a film and theatre director in the Baltimore/Washington area. He received the 1998 Best Documentary Award at the Sundance Film Festival for Divine Trash, his film on Baltimore writer/director John Waters. He earned his M.F.A. in Filmmaking from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2013. For his thesis that year, Steve did a film calledThe Toy Soldier, which was a film dealing with his uncle’s death in WWII . Steve is also an adjunct professor at Stevenson University and Towson University.  Currently, Steve is editing a film on the Cone Sisters for the Baltimore Museum of Art.  His Young Filmmakers Workshop is in its 18thyear. 

Young Filmmakers Workshop: Production Design

Young Filmmakers Workshop: Production Design


Director: Mr. Steve Yeager
Dates: Monday-Friday, June 25-July 13
Times: 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Audience: Coed, ages 9-18
Cost: $1,250
This program is for those who love art and construction, costuming, make-up and visual design, and are interested in embarking upon or furthering their studies in filmmaking. Learn script and character analysis, design conception, location selection, and more. Create props, sets, make-up, and costumes for the YFW films. The small size of this class allows us to tailor the course to each student’s ability and to provide a hands-on opportunity to engage in these processes from start to finish.

Students spend the three weeks designing, building, and applying their work to a narrative film. Age and previous experience determine placement.
About the Director:
Steve Yeager, Founding Artistic Director for Young Filmmakers Workshop, is a film and theatre director in the Baltimore/Washington area. He received the 1998 Best Documentary Award at the Sundance Film Festival for Divine Trash, his film on Baltimore writer/director John Waters. He earned his M.F.A. in Filmmaking from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2013. For his thesis that year, Steve did a film calledThe Toy Soldier, which was a film dealing with his uncle’s death in WWII . Steve is also an adjunct professor at Stevenson University and Towson University.  Currently, Steve is editing a film on the Cone Sisters for the Baltimore Museum of Art.  His Young Filmmakers Workshop is in its 18thyear.

Young Filmmakers Workshop: Acting for the Camera

Young Filmmakers Workshop: Acting for the Camera


Director: Mr. Steve Yeager
Dates: Monday-Friday, June 25-July 13
Times: 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Audience: Coed, ages 9-18
Cost: $1,250
Taught by professional actors with strong dramatic training, Acting for the Camera covers the basics of character, motivation, script analysis, relationships, and more, using acting techniques including Meisner, Stanislavski and Strasberg. Emphasis is on developing on-camera dramatic skills in an environment where each student is challenged to stretch his or her abilities.

Students alternate between training, rehearsals and shooting scenes for a short film. Students gain a greater appreciation for the world of acting, learn the skills needed to create a believable character — and have a great deal of fun!
About the Director:
Steve Yeager, Founding Artistic Director for Young Filmmakers Workshop, is a film and theatre director in the Baltimore/Washington area. He received the 1998 Best Documentary Award at the Sundance Film Festival for Divine Trash, his film on Baltimore writer/director John Waters. He earned his M.F.A. in Filmmaking from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2013. For his thesis that year, Steve did a film calledThe Toy Soldier, which was a film dealing with his uncle’s death in WWII . Steve is also an adjunct professor at Stevenson University and Towson University.  Currently, Steve is editing a film on the Cone Sisters for the Baltimore Museum of Art.  His Young Filmmakers Workshop is in its 18thyear.

Young Filmmakers Workshop: Filmmaking

Young Filmmakers Workshop: Filmmaking


Director: Mr. Steve Yeager
Dates: Monday-Friday, June 25-July 13
Times: 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Audience: Coed, ages 9-18
Cost: $1,250
Students are trained by award-winning professionals in all aspects of the filmmaker’s craft. Students are rotated into each job of a working film crew, including an opportunity to direct.

Instruction starts with beginning/intermediate elements moving forward to accommodate student need, including lighting, composition, camera movement, continuity and directing, while shooting a short narrative feature film. Best of all, he program culminates in a red-carpet premiere of student films at Baltimore’s Senator Theater!
About the Director:
Steve Yeager, Founding Artistic Director for Young Filmmakers Workshop, is a film and theatre director in the Baltimore/Washington area. He received the 1998 Best Documentary Award at the Sundance Film Festival for Divine Trash, his film on Baltimore writer/director John Waters. He earned his M.F.A. in Filmmaking from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2013. For his thesis that year, Steve did a film calledThe Toy Soldier, which was a film dealing with his uncle’s death in WWII . Steve is also an adjunct professor at Stevenson University and Towson University.  Currently, Steve is editing a film on the Cone Sisters for the Baltimore Museum of Art.  His Young Filmmakers Workshop is in its 18thyear.


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