Summer classes are a great opportunity for your dancer or tumbler to develop new skills as well as making sure they don’t regress. This summer we will be offering weekly leaps and turns classes as well as PBT (Progressing Ballet Technique), pointe, tumbling, technique camps and themed dance camps just for our younger dancers. Registration for all summer classes and camps will be open Friday May 14th at 9:00am. Enrollment is on a first come first served basis. Please register early to ensure your place in the classes and camps. If the class you wish to register for is full please make sure to add your name to the waiting list.  If we open a new class priority will go to those on the waiting list. We will not accept any registration changes/withdraws after June 7th; this will allow us time to offer any openings to those on the waiting list.  If a class has 6 or less students enrolled, we may cancel or combine the class with another.  You will be notified through email of any changes to your registration.   If you are currently enrolled at TDC there is not a registration fee for summer classes.  If you are new to TDC there is a $20 registration fee for summer classes that will be due with your first month’s tuition.  There won’t be a registration fee charged for the tinies theme camps.

 ***IMPORTANT*** If your dancer is planning to audition for a competition team, remember they are REQUIRED to attend at least two of the summer technique camps.  If they are undecided about auditioning, please still have them register to ensure they will have a spot.  If they decide not to audition, they can withdraw their camp registration as long as they do so no later than June 7th.

TINIES CAMPS (For our dancers ages 3-6)

These camps will give our younger dancers an opportunity to practice both jazz and ballet with a fun theme as well as snacks and crafts.  Tuition is $65 and will be automatically deducted on the 11th of the month. 

-Critters AM (Ms. Natalie)

June 22nd – June 24th     

9:30-11:00 – ages 3-4

11:00-12:30 – ages 5-6

-Critters PM

3:00-4:30 – ages 3-4

4:30-6:00 – ages 5-6

-Disneyland AM (Ms. Shelby)

July 20th – July 22nd    

9:30-11:00 – ages 3-4

11:00-12:30 – ages 5-6

-Disneyland PM

3:00-4:30 – ages 3-4

4:30-6:00 – ages 5-6

TECHNIQUE CAMPS (must be going into first grade or older)

These camps will be held three times through the summer. Each camp will have a ballet class, jazz class and a third genre that will be different for each camp. We will be hosting guest instructors (bios below) that will be teaching alongside our own teachers for these camps.   All team members are required to attend TWO camps this summer however, you don’t need to be on a team to enroll in the technique camps.  Technique camps are open to ALL dancers both recreational and team who want to improve their skills this summer. Tuition for Level 1 – $90, Levels 2, 3 and 4 – $185.  Tuition will be charged to the card on file on the 11th of the month.  You will only be billed for the camps that are scheduled in the current month.  So, the June camp fee will be charged on June 11th.  If you would like the July camp fees to be spilt into two monthly payments, please email billing@thedancecentreut.com

Dates / Guests

-June 15th – 17th

Guest instructor Bayli Thompson – Bayli will focus on connecting emotionally, acting/auditioning and squeeze in some improv if there’s time.

-July 13th – 15th

Guest instructor Jeffrey Louizia – The Louizia brothers will be in the house with all things hip hop! Derrick will be teaching day one and Jeffrey will be here for days 2 and 3.

-July 27th – July 29th

Guest instructor Candice Taylor – Candice will be teaching ballet for this camp and for our third class we will have ballroom!  Our own KJ Mills will be teaching ballroom for levels 2-4 and level 1 will be taught by one of our SHS ballroom team members!  

Times / Levels

Dancers should register for their summer camps based on the levels they are currently enrolled in. Please check your parent portal through the website to verify the level your dancer is enrolled in.  Those that were enrolled in a kindergarten or 1st grade combo class this year can enroll in the level 1 camp.  If your dancer wasn’t enrolled in ballet or jazz with us this year please email cduersch@gmail.com for placement. 

Level 1 (Beginning A, B and C levels)

9:00-11:25 – 5 minute breaks between each class.

Level 2 (Beginning D, Intermediate A, and B levels)

9:00-1:50 – 20 minute lunch break at 12:00.

Level 3 (Intermediate C and D levels)

12:15-5:00 – 15 minute snack break at 3:20.

Level 4 (Advanced A, B and C levels)

2:00-6:45 – 15 minute snack break at 5:00

WEEKLY CLASSES  

Remember once the class fills up the registration for that class will close, so register early.  Please add your name to the waitlist if the class is full and if a spot opens up you will be contacted.

Students should register for these classes based on the level they are currently enrolled in.  If you are new to the studio and need placement, please email cduersch@gmail.com

Tuition is $8 for the 45 min class, $10 for hour classes and $15 for classes that are an hour and a half.  Tuition will be charged to the card on file on the 11th of the month that the class is held in.  You must register for each date individually. There will be no refunds once you have enrolled in a weekly class so please be sure you can attend. 

-Leaps and turns   – Taught by Miss Jen

Classes will be held on the following Mondays: June 21st and 28th, July 5th and 19th, August 2nd and 16th  

Please register according to your current jazz or ballet class level.  Placement questions email cduersch@gmail.com

Times will be as follows:

4:30-5:30 – Beginning

5:30-7:00 – Intermediate

7:00-8:30 – Advanced

-Strength and FlexibilityTaught by Miss Jen

Classes are available for intermediate and advanced level dancers and will be held at 8:30pm-9:30pm on the following Mondays:  June 21st and 28th, July 5th and 19th, August 2nd and 16th 

-PBT (Progressing Ballet Technique) *class description belowTaught by Miss Alex

Classes will be held on the following Tuesdays and Wednesdays: June 22nd and 23rd, June 29th and 30th, July 6th and 7th, July 20th and 21st, Aug 3rd and 4th, Aug 10th and 11th  

Anyone is invited to enroll in the PBT classes, levels correspond with your current ballet or jazz class level.

Times will be as follows:

Tuesdays June 22nd, 29th, July 6th, 20th, Aug 3rd, 10th

3:15-4:15 – Beginning

4:15-5:15 – Intermediate

Wednesdays June 23rd, 30th, July 7th, 21st, Aug 4th 11th

4:00-5:00 – Advanced

-PointeTaught by Miss Alex

Classes will be held on the following Tuesdays and Wednesdays: June 22nd and 23rd, June 29th and 30th, July 6th and 7th, July 20th and 21st, Aug 4th and 5th, Aug 10th and 11th 

You must have been enrolled in a pointe class during the year to attend, levels correspond with your current pointe class level.

Times will be as follows:

Tuesdays June 22nd, 29th, July 6th, 20th, Aug 4th, 10th

5:30-6:30 – Beginning Pointe – $10 a class

Wednesdays June 23rd, 30th, July 7th, 21st, Aug 5th, 11th

5:15-6:45 – Advanced Pointe – $15 a class

-Tumbling

Classes will be held on the following Tuesdays: June 22nd, 29th, July 6th, 20th, Aug 3rd, 10th

Tumblers should register for the level they were enrolled in during the year. You do NOT need pre-approval to enroll in the preschool or beginning classes.  Placement questions email cduersch@gmail.com

2:00-2:45 – Preschool (ages 3-4)

1:00-2:00 – Beginning A (ages 5 and up)

2:45-3:45 – Beginning B (ages 5 and up)

6:30-7:30 – Intermediate A

7:30-8:30 – Advanced

8:30-9:30 – Intermediate B/C

*PBT class description:

A dancer’s instrument is their body. For optimal performance, dancers need to make time to work on refining and improving their instruments outside of their regular dance classes. Besides pilates, yoga, and strength training, we will be working with Progressing Ballet Technique, an innovative program for dancers to understand the depths of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in Classical Ballet.  PBT is already being taught in many dance schools across the country & the world– to target and strengthen specific muscles used for dancing, and to create muscle memory for good technique that will make dancers more productive in their regular dance classes.  This class is open and encouraged for any dancer, beginning through advanced.  Please select the appropriate level according to ballet class level. Materials needed:  Lacrosse ball, 9-ft long resistance band (6-inch width).  Both of these are available for purchase at the studio.

GUEST INSTRUCTORS’ BIOS

BAYLI THOMPSON

Blessed with a flourishing career as a dancer and choreographer, at 12-years-old, Bayli became the youngest principal dancer in Disney’s “High School Musical” and “High School Musical 2”, and was a cheerleader, principal dancer, and assistant choreographer for Disney’s feature film “High School Musical 3”. She has since gone on to be a choreographer for the Disney Channel and worked on countless films for Disney, MTV, Hallmark, and David Lynch Films. She has choreographed and danced in commercials for BMWNuskin, Vivint, Courtyard Marriott Hotels, Fabletics, Columbus Zoo, Twisty Girls,  Columbia Outerwear, Foundation For a Better Life, Sophos, and more. Outside of the film and TV world, Bayli has had the opportunity to work with Hans Zimmer, dance on world tours, and be on the creative teams for live shows in theme parks, industrials, and the half time shows for the Sugar Bowl, Liberty Bowl, Holiday Bowl, and Orange Bowl. These wide variety of experiences have given her the opportunity to educate and inspire thousands of young dancers worldwide. Her number one passion has always been to teach and inspire, and went on to become a Licensed Health and Life Coach as well. She has always been passionate about the development of dancers as whole, unique individuals and not just as performers and is always excited to share the wisdom she has gained over the past 16 years of working professionally. 

JEFFREY LOUIZIA 

Born and raised in Boston, MA.  Jeffrey Louizia discovered his love for dance right in the middle of his home. Being a part of a culture where dance is the center of our everyday life. He knew that it was written in the stars that dance was going to be a massive part of his life. Attending a performing art high called Boston Arts Academy. here he became Proficient in many styles of dance, Jeffrey has studied extensively in ballet, tap, modern jazz, modern, hip hop, krump as well as traditional Haitian Folk dance. He has studied with such dance masters as Dianne Walker of “Black & Blue”, Mark Morris, Bill T. Jones.and Mandy Moore He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance from Dean College. Mr. Louizia’s performances have taken him all across New England up and down the Eastern US seaboard, West Coast, and internationally.  His strong base in choreography has led him to choreograph for MC Hammer, the Disney show The Andi Mac show. carnivals in Los Angeles. and choreographing for a national touring band called the salamanders.   Jeffrey is the Director and founder of Lovolution A worldwide movement where love and self-worth are brought to awareness through dance. He also is the hip hop director for the millennium dance complex hip hop boom crew in Salt Lake City.  Since moving to Los Angeles, he has been in many music videos and industrials including featured Dancer in the movie dear dumb diary, Sketchers, Black Eyed Peas “Rock Your Body,” Taio Cruz “Dirty Picture,” Ace Hood ft lil Wayne and rick ross “Hustle” and American Idol winner Alexandra Burke’s “Start Without You.” Jeffrey Louizia has also performed with Odyssey dance theater for 5 years performing productions thriller and Romeo and Juliet, in Salt Lake City Utah and touring Europe.  Jeffrey Louizia loves to teach, motivate and inspire as well as being inspired by all who share and do not share his love for dance. He truly believes in using the platform of dance we can practice believing in ourselves and really understand our capabilities to grab a hold on our lives and not only discover but, understand our infinite worth!!.  Unapologetically being ourselves and vibrating to our max. Revealing what I call the realest version of you!!!

CANDICE TAYLOR

Hi everyone!  I am Candice Taylor.   For over thirty years I have taught ballet. I have an MFA from the University of Utah, I am currently continuing my education with Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Teacher’s Program, Alixa Flexibility, Progressing Ballet Technique and more. As a dancer, I was trained in the Vaganova, RAD and Balanchine styles.  I performed in Coppelia, Swan Lake, La Bayadere, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker and more. I have taught at the professional, university, ballet and jazz school levels, I love all ages and levels. I believe in teaching correct technique in a positive environment. I love to prepare children with the tools they need to find success!!