Artistic Dance Conservatory
Are you looking for something for your child to do during the day this summer?
We have weekly workshops that will help your child work on individualized styles while having fun.
These classes run Monday thru Friday 8:45am-4:00pm and change styles weekly.
Or are you looking for a way to keep up with your dance training or just to try a new class? Are you wondering if your toddler may be ready to start taking class? We have classes for ages 3-18 from
July 10th-August 11th.
Don't wait too long to sign up because classes fill quickly!
July 10th - 14th
Dance! Dance! Dance!
Join us for a fun filled week of dance classes and activities.
Enjoy dance classes in Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, Contemporary and more. Show off your stuff with a show at the end of the week!
August 1st - 5th
Pop Star Passion
Do you dream of singing and dancing for audiences? We have the week long adventure for you! Come join us and take classes in singing and dancing, prouction and more.
August 7th- 11th
Scheduled based on the number of participants.
Composition and Choreography class
Performance in our blackbox theater
(ages 11+ with directors permission)
Exciting Last Week
August 15th - 19th
Special Guest Artists
$35 per quest artist!
Open to all ages 7 and up
Guest artists from all over the country, will be teaching a
variety of styles and levels.
Matt Lopez Hip Hop
Monday, August 14
Matt Lopez first started dancing at the age of 10, performing for a Filipino dance troupe in New Hampshire. He attended Northeastern University majoring in theatre. Lopez later transferred to the University of Central Florida where he danced at Walt Disney World. Matt had the opportunity to perform with Hillary Duff in the Christmas Day Parade televised on ABC. Upon graduating from Central Florida, he landed a job as the mascot for the New England Patriots. In the spring of 2010, Lopez was featured on Live with Regis and Kelly’s Go-Go Segment. His other notable past stage/television performances include dancing for Sean Kingston and Wyclef Jean on a kids programming show on PBS, as well as artists Yulya and Matt Palmer.
Matt now lives in New York City where he is currently dancing with his crew, DEF-C, and choreographing flash mobs to raise awareness for non-profit organizations. In April 2012, Lopez was the audition facilitator for a Nicki Minaj performance and chosen as a lead dancer in Times Square for the debut of her album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. Matt is now choreographing for R&B/Pop artists, Kyle James and Sid Haywoode, whose song, No Excuses is #6 on Europe’s dance hit chart.
Lopez teaches hip-hop/funk master classes abroad including the Philippines and the United Kingdom. He is currently teaching hip-hop and street jazz at Broadway Dance Center and other prominent drop-in studios in New York City.
Jeff Spade Musical Theater
Tuesday, August 15th
Jeff Shade is happy to be serving his 2nd year as the Dance Director for the BROADWAY ARTISTS ALLIANCE. Mentored by Bob Fosse, Jeff Shade has danced on Broadway in Sweet Charity (directed and choreographed by Mr. Fosse), Chicago (dance captain w/ choreography by Ann Reinking) and Teddy & Alice. He has been a guest on the "Rosie O'Donnell Show", "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood", "HBO Christmas", "The Today Show", and numerous other tv specials. He has also been featured at Radio City Music Hall!
His choreography has received critical acclaim, including a rave in Variety, a New York Musical Theater Festival BEST CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD, and a nomination for a Carbonell Award. His choreography (both musical theater and concert work) has been seen off-Broadway (Atlantic Theater and Chelsea Playhouse), regionally on American and Japanese television, and on stages around the world.
Jeff has been on the faculty of Harvard University, the Boston Conservatory, Marymount Manhattan College, Montclair State University, Point Park University as well as at STEPS ON BROADWAY. He has an MA in dance therapy (psychotherapy that includes the creative arts), and an MBA in marketing from Columbia University. Jeff is the founder of the House of the Roses dance-based outreach network (helping to build self-esteem and confidence in hundreds of NYC homeless children every week). He is here to make dances, train dancers, and DANCE IT FORWARD! Jeff is available for private coaching, master classes, residencies, directing, and choreographing.
Elizabeth Parkinson Ballet
Wednesday, August 16th
Elizabeth Parkinson is a highly acclaimed performer recognized for her outstanding contribution in multiple genres of the dance world. Ms. Parkinson has performed worldwide as a principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, Feld Ballet, Peridance Contempary Ballet Company, Donald Byrd/The Group, Mark Dendy and Dancers and Twyla Tharp Dance. In 1999, she segued to Broadway and received tremendous praise as a lead in “Fosse” and later in the hit Twyla Tharp/Billy Joel musical “Movin’ Out,” where she earned the 2003 Tony Award nomination and highly coveted Astaire Award for Best Female Dancer on Broadway. She has appeared in the films, Stay, Romance and Cigarettes, and Every Little Step. As a freelance artist, Ms. Parkinson has performed at Carnegie Hall with Clint Holmes and at the American Dance Festival with Martha Clarke. She teaches Master Classes and Workshops nationwide. Her teaching credits include but are not limited to West Coast Dance Explosion, North Carolina School of the Arts and Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensive. She is currently on the Musical Theatre Faculty at Western Connecticut State University and Director of AIM, a not-for-profit youth dance company. Ms. Parkinson lives to dance and hopes to pass on her passion, love and strong work ethic to the next generation of dancers. Along with her husband, Scott Wise, she is the Co-Owner and Co-Director of Fineline Theater Arts in Connecticut.
Rory Freeman Contemporary
Thursday, August 17th
Rory Freeman is currently touring with Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound on the brand new show “After The Curtain.” He has toured with the company for the past 3 years across the nation as well as performing on The Ellen Degeneres Show. Most recently, he had the honor of performing in Sonya Tayeh’s first full length show in New York City called “You Still Call Me By Name.” You may have seen him as a Featured Dancer on the hit television shows America’s Got Talent Season 11. Rory has worked with some of the top music artists such as: Taylor Swift, Paula Abdul, Earth, Wind, & Fire, and Jack Wagner. Music video credits include: Taylor Swifts’ “Shake it Off’ and Paula Abdul’s’ “Check Yourself”. In 2014, he was part of the skeleton crew to create a number as part of the Opening Ceremonies for the Winter Olympics. Rory is blessed to have been able to perform all over the world with the world renowned dance company, MOMIX. Before his career started he proudly earned his BFA in Modern Dance from SUNY Purchase (NY) in 2010. This gave him the opportunity to perform pieces by Bill T. Jones, Paul Taylor, Bella Lewitsky, and Luca Veggetti. At the age of 18, he received the prestigious Silver Award in Modern Dance from the National Foundation for Advancements in the Arts (NFAA). Rory is a part of the faculty and judges for various national conventions and competitions. He has taught & choreographed at numerous studios across North and South America. Rory is also the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Move: The Initiative, a Dance Intensive based in Rhode Island.
Keith Leonhardt Tap
Friday, August 18th
Keith Leonhardt is a choreographer, performer, tap educator and has made a mark on the Connecticut dance scene as a professional tap dancer. Keith’s work and artistry has taken him all over Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and abroad. As a hoofer he has been mentored under the american tap dance community. He has been seen at FOXWOODS Resort & Casino, OD'N'TAP, The Make A Wish Foundation Fashion Show, CONNetic Dance, The Ted Hershey Dance Marathon of Charter Oak Cultural Center, The Invisible City Project of Hartford, and The WE CAN 2014 Fashion Show at The New County Mercedes Benz Motor Center of Hartford hosted by Project Runway's Mondo Guerra to name a few. As a hoofer, Keith dedicates himself to preserving and spreading the American form of tap dance and questioning the idea rhythm as we look at it today. Keith is a supporter of the tap community and is just one of many who are pushing the art form to the next limit.
Looking for a way to keep up with your dance training or just to try a new class? Are you wondering if your toddler may be ready to start taking class? We have classes for ages 3-18 from
July 10th-August 11th. Don't wait too long to sign up because classes fill quickly!
4:45-5:30 Dancemix (ages 3-4)
5:45-6:15 Technique (all levels)
5:30-6:15 Ballet/Jazz/Tap (ages 5-7)
6:15-7:30 Ballet/Pointe (adv)
6:15-7:30 Modern (int)
7:30-8:45 Modern (adv)
7:30-8:45 Ballet/Pointe (int)
4:30-5:15 Dance Exploration (ages 7-10)
5:30-6:00 Technique (all levels)
5:15-6:15 Acrobatics (beg)
6:00-7:15 Ballet (adv)
6:15-7:15 Hip Hop (int)
7:15-8:15 Hip Hop (adv)
7:15-8:15 Ballet (beg/int)
8:15-9:15 Acrobatics (int/adv)
4:45-5:30 Bal/Jazz/Acro (ages 5-7)
5:45-6:15 Technique (all levels)
5:30-6:15 Dancemix (ages 3-4)
6:15-7:30 Ballet/Pointe (adv)
6:15-7:30 Jazz (int)
7:30-8:45 Jazz (adv)
7:30-8:45 Ballet/Pointe (int)
8:45-9:30 Tap (ages 11-18)
5:00-5:30 Technique (all levels)
4:45-5:30 Dance Exploration (ages 7-10)
5:30-6:30 Ballet (adv)
5:30-6:30 Contemporary (int)
6:30-7:30 Contemporary (adv)
6:30-7:30 Ballet (int)
Does your dancer like being part of a team? Does your dancer want to take their dancing to the next level? Auditions for our competitive teams is:
Friday, May 19th, 2017 4:30-6:30pm
Dancers between the ages of 6-18 can sign up in the studio to audition for placement. We have teams for Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap, Contemporary and Modern styles
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