July 9 – 27
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Take your dancing and circus skills to the next level in CC&Co.’s Summer Intensive. Classes in contemporary dance, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, acrobatics, stilts, aerial sling, silks, trapeze, rope, Spanish Web, conditioning, improvisation and choreography.
Daily Schedule: 9am – 5pm
July 27: Summer Intensive Showcase for 2-3 week students in our studio theater with costumes and lighting
Summer Intensive: Ages 12+
Summer Intensive are for students interested in that extra push and who either have dance, acrobatic and/or aerial dance experience. Participants are expected to fully participate in every class and adhere to our dress code. Prices are higher for Summer Intensive weeks than our camps because students will have guest and faculty teachers along with the opportunity to perform in our studio theater with costumes and lights.
Summer Intensive Teacher Schedule
July 9 – 13: Pauline Legras, Caroline Calouche, Sarah Small, Becca Carson
July 16 – 20: Skyla Caldwell, Caroline Calouche, AJ ‘CrazzyBeats’ Glasco, Sarah Small, Becca Carson
July 23 – 27: Caroline Calouche, Alissa Getz Waller, Byron McDaniel, April Skleton
Caroline Calouche (CC&Co. Faculty | Dance & Aerial Arts) has taught contemporary dance, Pilates, Gyrokinesis and ballet at UNC Charlotte, Winthrop University, The Belmont School of Ballet, Gaston Dance Theatre and The School of North Carolina Dance Theatre. Her dance and fitness teaching background has allowed her to become a sought after aerial dance instructor. Not only has Caroline developed a safe method and syllabus of teaching Aerial Silk, Sling, Trapeze, Lyra, Corde Lisse and Spanish Web, she is able to teach students how to incorporate floor work with their apparatus to seamlessly move from the ground up and back again. With her strong anatomy and physiology background, Caroline focuses on proper alignment in the air and on the ground to prevent injury and promote efficient movement. Caroline’s aerial and dance training is diverse. In the air, she has worked with Juliana Hane, Nicole Merman, Elsie and Serenity Smith, Christine van Loo, Caroline Wright, Jamie Hodgson, Tanya Burka, Kevin O’Connor, Allie Cooper, Nancy Smith and Susan Murphy. While on the ground, Caroline’s influential teachers range from Leah Cox (Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company), Elizabeth Corbett (Forsythe Composition), Libby Farr (Ballet), Andrew Harwood (Contact Improvisation), Fernando Bujones (Ballet), Elizabeth Gillaspy (Ballet), Susan Douglas Roberts (Contemporary), Brenda Daniels (Modern Dance) to name a few on an endless list of amazing teachers!
Becca Carson (CC&Co. Faculty | Handbalancing) is from Athens, GA. She graduated from Athens Technical College with a Cosmetology Degree in 2011. Becca began as a competitive gymnast when she was a teenager and fell in love with the artistry of it. She was Georgia state champion on floor during her final season in 2011 and has performed in multiple musicals, as a dancer and singer through Cornerstone Productions (‘Christmas at the Five and Dime’, ‘Shenandoah’ and ‘All in a Christmas Night’). She started her aerial and dance career with CC&Co. in the Fall 2014. She loves being able to use her skills from gymnastics in a new and fun way and also doing it a little higher up in the air!
Skyla Caldwell, A.R.A.D. (Guest Faculty | Ballet) trained at the Charlotte School of Ballet under Gay Porter Speer and The Point Park Conservatory in Pittsburgh, PA as a scholarship student under the direction of Robert Munoz. Skyla has danced for NCDT as an apprentice under Salvatore Aiello and Jerry Kumery. Caldwell has also danced at the National Ballet of Cuba under Laura Alonzo in Havana, Cuba, and is associated with the Royal Academy of London. Caldwell has danced with the Moving Poets Theater of Dance for the last eight years and is currently serving as the Ballet Mistress of the Union County Youth Ballet.
Albert J. (AJ) Glasco is a 25-year–old aspiring choreographer based in Charlotte, NC with dreams to inspire others to reach their goals both in and out of the studio. He comes from the small town of Asheboro, North Carolina, where he started his journey. From birth, his love for music and the arts created a curiosity to expand his talents and learn new crafts. He began dancing in middle school after being influenced by musical theater and watching music videos on T.V., while also being in band to keep his musical roots. Once AJ got to High School, he continued to play instruments in concert band, and also joined his high school choral ensemble and developed his singing abilities. In his spare time, AJ joined a dance studio his sophomore year of high school (Studio J Dance Center) to discover and hone his dance abilities as well as to make new friends and connections. It was during his dance training that he began to realize his desire to become a full–fledged professional dancer/choreographer. AJ is currently Creative Director of his own dance company by the name of CrayzeeCollective. where the motto is “Live The CrayzeeLife”.
Pauline Sylviane Legras, at the age of 15, attended the ballet-training program in Geneva, Switzerland. Then, she received a scholarship from the Foundation of Princess Grace de Monaco at the Monaco Dance Forum. Later on, she went to Mexico to perfect her knowledge in contemporary dance at the Colegio Nacional de Danza Contemporanea and was also teaching ballet. Pauline joined the Martha Graham Center in New York City in 2006. On full scholarship, she became a member of Graham II and received her certificate of recognition as a teacher of the Martha Graham technique. She was a Graham teacher at the school, among others in NYC and continued to teach ballet at the New York Theater Ballet and Park East Day School. Pauline received awards in choreography in Mexico, NYC and in 2014, she had the honor to be the artist in residence at the Lycée Français New York. She is also a certified GYROTONIC® instructor and the Artistic Director of Caliince Dance.
Byron McDaniel is professional ballet and jazz dancer as well as instructor. For 10 years, he has trained dancers of all levels in ballet, jazz, lyrical and more. His dance training began at a very early age and over the years he studied under notable dancers and instructors as Patricia Barker, Sandra Neels, Miriam Barbosa, Robert Lingram and more. Byron is a member of DMA. Overall Byron believes that dance is for everyone and should be accessible to all.
April Skelton (Guest Faculty, Aerial Dance) is an aerialist, educator, and dance trapeze evangelist based in Asheville, NC. Born and raised in the land where Appalachia melts into the Deep South, April has been working in aerial arts since 2005, after beginning her own training at Canopy Studio in Athens, Ga., under the direction of Susan Murphy. Her training and experience as a movement educator includes her background as a physical therapist assistant, serving as a longtime instructor at Canopy, a teacher trainer for Born to Fly, and being education director at one of the nation’s foremost aerial dance schools, Frequent Flyers, in Boulder, Colorado. She has performed and staged work across the country with the international Aerial Dance Festival, for which she is also a recurring faculty artist, for Apogee Aerial Dance Festival in Seattle, and for companies and clients including Flight Collaborative (NYC and Boulder), Aerial Estuary (Charleston, SC), Asheville Aerial Arts, The Georgia Aquarium, and Harrah’s Casino. Among others, she has studied under Aimee Hancock and Elsie Smith of NECCA, Rain Anya of Paper Doll Militia, and her mentor, Susan Murphy. April has choreographed and performed works on aerial silks, bungee harness, invented apparatus, static trapeze, pole, and lyra, but her favorite work is on the dance (aka single-point or low-flying) trapeze. Out of the community of artists at Canopy Studio, April adopted and helped develop the particular dialect of dance trapeze she speaks most fluently: a merging of vertical skills borrowed from aerial fabric and sling with the dynamic precision of static trapeze. She is currently a faculty member at Empyrean Arts in Asheville.
Alissa Getz Waller (Guest Faculty | Conditioning) received her early dance training from world-renowned Cecchetti master teacher, Rose Marie Floyd in Royal Oak, MI. As a young classical dancer, she received several scholarships and awards and was chosen out of a nation-wide search to model for the 1990 Dance Magazine poster ‘Arabesques and Attitudes’. Known as a dancer with strong technique, clean ‘line’, and a good eye for detail – Alissa naturally gravitated to teaching dance as a means of supplementing her training and studies. Besides her Cecchetti roots, Alissa furthered her training with the Cleveland Ballet, the Atlanta Ballet, New School of the Arts in Amsterdam, Cecchetti Summer School in England and the Joffrey School of New York. In 1997, she received her BFA in Dance/Ballet Concentration from the University of Arizona. Alissa has danced with the Detroit Contemporary Civic Ballet Co., Chicago Ballet, and Elements Contemporary Ballet. A certified ballet teacher, Alissa is a Fellow Member of the Cecchetti Council of America and currently serves on the south-east board of the CCA. In 2015, Alissa passed her Advanced Professional Teachers exam in the Cecchetti Method of Ballet with honors. Alissa is also an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.