Summer Camps


Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Fee: $300 per week (a $150 deposit is required upon sign up to secure your spot)

Who's camp for?  The focus of these camps is fun and trying something new.   No experience in dance or circus arts is required. 

What will they learn?  Campers will have instruction in contemporary dance, creative movement, juggling and aerial silks.

Will I get to see what they have learned?  On Fridays from 4pm - 4:45pm, two family members can come for a 'Show n' Tell' where the participant will show what they have learned in camp.

To sign up:

  • Go to our Registration Site: VAMP

  • Sign in or create an account

  • From the Main Menu, under Classes and Registration, choose Register for Summer Camps 2021

  • Choose your desired weeks and process payment

*Musical Theatre Workshop

During this workshop, students will explore theatre improv games, ensemble vocal techniques, musical theatre dance techniques, circus, physical comedy, and acting. Students will have the option to perform 2-3 songs from various musicals at the end of this fun program.

Camp Info

For details on COVID-19 requirements, click here.

Lunch

Be sure to send a healthy lunch, 2 healthy snacks, a refillable water bottle,  and hand sanitizer.

 

Pick Up/Drop Off

Drop-Off:  Front Door: Please remain socially distanced as you drop-off.  Everyone's temperatures will be checked and we need space to allow that to happen.

Pick-up: Back Door: Drive around to the back of our row of suites and we are in the middle

Medication/Special Needs

If medication is being sent with your child, please provide clearly written instructions for dispensing and in the original container.

If there is anything that you would like us to know about your child/children such as allergies or behavior, please email us prior to the camp start date so our staff can be aware.

What to wear

·         Clothes that fit to the body that you can move in.  Leggings and tank tops are great or leotards and tights if you like.

·         Hair pulled back neatly out of their eyes.

-         COVID-19 Safety Precautions:  Until restrictions are lifted by heard immunity, we plan to keep our current COVID-19 Safety Precautions.  

What NOT to Wear

·         Jewelry (small stud earrings are fine) and watches

·         Long finger or toe nails (it tears the silks)

·         No baggie t-shirts or running/gym shorts

Expectations

We want to make sure all students have a fun experience.  We expect students to follow instructions of the teachers and treat other students with respect.  They are also expected to participate in all activities to the best of their ability.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

2 Weeks Notice: Full Refund of Tuition

Less than 2 Weeks Notice: 30% Refund of Tuition

During Camp: No refund.

Once you cancel, someone else might take your child’s space who is on the waitlist.

COVID-19

We will be monitoring CDC and state guidelines to determine best practices as we approach summer camps. COVID-19 safety protocols will be implemented if necessary.

If you have any questions, feel free to email Kristin Bridges anytime. info@cltcirquedancecenter.org

Dance School

Summer Camp Faculty

Avi Wolf Borouchoff began dancing at the bright age of eighteen after being inspired by Pilobolus Dance Theater. Becoming heavily involved in the theater program at Milwaukee High School of the Arts, Avi fell in love with dance after one of his mentors encouraged him to enroll in a Jazz class. He now holds a BFA in dance from Temple University and is eager to submerge himself into the world of performing arts. He has performed in NYC with Gunnar Montana Productions, as well as Montreal with Montreal Completement Cirque. Avi is a regular performer at Fabrika Fishtown in Philadelphia. Avi specializes in Aerial Straps but has heightened awareness of silks, rope and partner acrobatics. With a background in competitive cross-country, gymnastics, and swim, Avi wastes very little time in developing a unique blend of athleticism and dance.

Ashley Carter is passionate about her work as a dancer, teacher and choreographer, both internationally as well as in the U.S.  Primarily trained in New York, she has studied and worked in many different styles from ballet to lyrical, modern, tap, hip-hop, contemporary, and musical theatre.  She has had the opportunity to perform and/or choreograph at venues such as Jacob's Pillow, Teatro Madrid, Battery Dance Festival, The Barrow Street Theater, SummerStage, The Highline Ballroom, Webster Hall, and BB Kings. Ashley is also on faculty at Ballet Academy East, and Ellison Ballet in New York, various schools in Mexico and Spain; former faculty at Peridance, and has taught at Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, and Ballet Arts in New York City, the Barcelona Jazz Dance Festival, Lines Dance Center in San Francisco, Tony Williams Dance Center and Green St Studios in Boston; Punahou, University of Hawaii, Kailua Dance Academy and the Mid-Pacific Institute in Hawaii, Bender Performing Arts in Phoenix, and Tarrytown Dance in Austin.  Most recently she has worked with Michele Assaf, teaching for Broadway Teaches Kids.
 

Read Ashley's full bio here

Javier Gonzalez began his career in dance in 2008 studying hip-hop and various Latin Style Dances.  In 2009 He became a company member of Ballet Folclórico de las Americas and LeColours Latino Dance.  He was the principal dancer for the modern department at CPCC Dance Theater from 2010 to 2015.  He has also danced with ECHO Contemporary Dance Company and the Moving Poets of Charlotte as well as a guest dancer for Carnaval Carolina, Charlotte’s largest Latin festival.  He has been a backup dancer for Latin artist including Las Fenix, Jorge Celedon and former Miss Universe Alicia Machado.   On the side Javier enjoys teaching dance to Latin girls preparing them for their quinceañeras celebrations.

Cornell Freeney joined CircEsteem & The Chicago Youth Circus at the age of thirteen in search of excitement. He first took interest in tumbling and mini-trampoline. In 2005, Cornell started to train on the German Wheel. Preparing for The World Championships in Wheel Gymnastics, Cornell practiced every day before and after school. After two years of training, he competed in Salzburg, Austria. There he placed 7th all around, 6th in spiral, and 2nd in vault. Winning four gold medals, Cornell has also shown success in national competitions. 

 

Upon graduating from High School in 2008, he started his career in German Wheel on ice, performing for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. Understanding the importance of education, later that year, he enrolled into Illinois State University. Along with earning a degree in elementary education, he was able to grow his circus skills through Illinois State's Gamma Phi Circus program. 

 

Since graduating, Cornell has been coaching circus acts and performing on and at various stages and arenas.

Rachel Hipszer grew up in Hershey, PA where she was a competitive gymnast, finding aerial arts in 2008. In 2011 she moved to Columbia, SC to pursue a degree in Marine Science and Statistics. While in college, she was accepted into a local circus troupe, performing with them for 5 years. In 2016 she was accepted into NECCA's intensive program and moved to Brattleboro, Vermont focusing on hand-balancing and aerial fabric. Since then, she has stayed in Brattleboro, coaching and performing with troupes such as Nimble Arts, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Boston Circus Guild, and Wunderle's Big Top Adventures.

Michelle Mazzarella is an 'artistic chameleon' who thrives in roles both on stage and offstage.  She is a choreographer, aerialist, dancer, producer, director and educator. She started her career dancing around the living room performing for friends and family, but quickly graduated to more professional training opportunities. After finding her feet on the ground, she turned her focus to the air, and was accepted to the ProTrack training program at the New England Center for the Arts, focusing on aerial sling and cyr wheel. Michelle lives to tell stories through movement and pull her audience in to her world through musicality, texture, and human connection.

Rachel Peterson is very excited to join Caroline Calouche as a teacher this summer. She is a rising junior at High Point University where she studies dance performance and choreography. She graduated from Cox Mill High School and has been dancing for 18 years. She’s been very active in regional theater at CPCC and Children’s Theater. She just finished creating a piece for HPU’s spring dance concert and performing in Godspell. She cannot wait to share her knowledge of dance and bring some musical theater flair to the studio.

Sarah Small began dancing in high school’s musical theatre program at Rockdale County High School.  She has performed in the Georgia Thespian Conference as part of Opening Number and in the state-wide Main Stage winning show, Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) Teacher’s Convention and Columbus Symphony Orchestra Women’s Choir.  Sarah majored in Music Education at Columbus State University as a vocal performance and education student. She is currently a dance major at CPCC under the direction of Clay Daniel and Tracie Chan. She began as an aerial student with CC&Co. in 2011 and began teacher training in 2012. Sarah is thrilled to share her love of dance and aerial with all of her students.

Mary Wyant is a choral and theatre director with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and our current board secretary at CC&Co. In addition to teaching, Mary is also a voice coach and has adjudicated performances for Florida Vocal Association and Florida Theatre Conference. Mary’s musical theatre students have consistently earned Superior ratings at Florida District and State Thespian Festivals, and have performed at Universal Studios Orlando and Walt Disney World. A native of Tampa, FL, Mary previously worked for Pinellas County Schools where her interest in global arts advocacy grew. She is a past board member for Arts for a Complete Education, Pinellas Referendum Advisory Board, and served as District Coordinator with the Florida Vocal Association. Mary recently interned with the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, through which she collaborated on marketing, publicity, and fundraising campaigns for the Chorale’s 40th Anniversary Gala and concert series.  Mary supports the mission and vision of CC&Co. A fierce believer in Arts for All, she is passionate about this company’s continued commitment to the inclusivity of its students, patrons, and stakeholders, and strives to uphold CC&Co as stand-out community artists of Charlotte and beyond. 

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