2019 Summer Intensive

A M P

Ambition

Motivation

Perseverance

Monday August 5th – Thursday August 8th

$300/student – Juniors, Teens, Seniors
$230/student – Minis

The DC Intensive will not only AMP us up for the upcoming year, reminding us of the ever important concepts of Ambition, Motivation and Perseverance, but it is intended to broaden The DC Company dancers’ knowledge of dance while pulling from the depths of their potential to push them to their maximum abilities, in an uplifting and supportive environment! The DC AMP Intensive promises a unique and challenging dance experience, one that will help dancers grow technically, artistically, and personally, and that will help them make connections with their teammates! They will enjoy an exciting set of classes from a renowned faculty in various styles of dance that will expose them to lessons that they will take with them for the rest of their dance careers as students AND/ OR as professionals! Read on to see the Bios on the fabulous staff that you will have the opportunity to train with over these 4 incredible days, and view the daily schedule for each level below! We are looking so forward to seeing you all come together for this special week at DC as the perfect “kick off” to what will surely be a stellar year for the DC Company ! LET’S GET AMP’d!

Dancers Corner also offers weekly classes in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Tap in the Summer.

If you are interested, please inquire with the front desk, and we will be happy to assist you with more information regarding these classes.

SCHEDULE & DETAILS

Katelyn Prominski

originally from Washington, DC, now lives in New York City. Danced with Boston Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, & Suzanne Farrell Ballet. NATIONAL TOUR: Flashdance the Musical and Dirty Dancing. REGIONAL: Kennedy Center’s Little Dancer (Étoile), MUNY’s A Funny Thing Happened… Forum (Panacea), Reagle’s Singin’ in the Rain (Girl in the Green Dress), Westchester Broadway Theater’s Annie Get Your Gun. Ms. Prominski is an adjunct professor of dance at the Steinhardt School at New York University. She is an inaugural teacher for the Joffrey Ballet Musical Theater summer intensive. Her master class and judging credits include Broadway Connection, Greater Buffalo Youth Ballet, Dance Cavise, Shake the Ground, and Dance Masters of America. Katelyn also served as ballet master for Joffrey Elite, a Youtube docu-series featuring students at the Joffrey Ballet School.

Melissa Miles

Melissa has been working in the LA commercial dance industry as a dancer and choreographer for many years now. A former Millennium Dance Complex and Debbie Reynolds instructor, She currently teaches an advanced jazz class at The EDGE in Hollywood. She was also asked to be the new international instructor at Broadway Dance Center Tokyo. Melissa performed on the AMA’S with Swizz Beatz, Chris Brown and Ludacris. Other artists she has danced for include European superstar Little Boots, Lil Mama, Kirk Franklin, TATU, Lil’ Bubba, and Gloria Gaynor. She has danced on the hit tv show 90210, The Latin Grammy’s, Miss USA Pageant, and the Mtv Movie Awards. She has also danced for Adidas, PlayStation, Armenian Music Awards, Med Assets, and a USO European Tour for our U.S. Troops. You can also catch her dancing in the new national commercial for Dish Network. Melissa has choreographed an industrial for Ducati, a commercial for Jacuzzi and multiple music videos. Melissa is a choreographer and former performer of “All Wheel’s Extreme,” a high energy extreme sports show you may have seen on America’s Got Talent. Melissa is also one of their rehearsal directors. Melissa was dance choreographer for Aerial Ice, who was also showcased on America’s Got Talent. During her time as choreographer at Knott’s Berry Farm, Melissa choreographed The Haunt stage shows “Psycho Circus of Magic and Mayhem” part 1 and 2, “Ed Alonzo’s Funhouse”, “The Hanging” and “Bloomination.” She had the opportunity to work with Tyce Diorio preparing choreography for So You Think You Can Dance season 8 top 20 routine. Melissa has traveled internationally dancing, teaching, and choreographing throughout France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Korea, Mexico and Canada. She spent the last decade spreading her passion as a member of the faculty on The STREETZ dance convention. Melissa will be the first technical instructor and judge for World of Dance (WOD) Panama.

 Melissa’s choreography reel

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Macy Swaim

is a young creator working to make her mark in the industry. She is an extremely versatile dancer who has trained and worked in the styles of contemporary, hip hop, heels, jazz and jazz funk. Originally from Jacksonville, FL, Macy moved across country to Las Vegas where she trained vigorously in ballet, contemporary, and aerial work. Since moving to LA at the age of 19, she has worked with choreographers such as Kyle Hanagami, Galen Hooks, Parris Goebel, Brian Friedman, Nappy Tabs, HiHat, Janelle Ginestra and more! She has performed for artists such as, Jennifer Lopez, Zedd, Maren Morris, Kanye West, Juliane Hough, Vanilla Ice, etc. You can spot her in the Target commercial “The Middle”, and see her getting pranked on Disney XD “Walk The Prank”.
As a teacher and educator, Macy uses her versatility in applying a fusion of styles to challenge her students and show that education in more than one style is extremely useful. She loves to incorporate her flow and athleticism of contemporary with energetic and hard hitting hip hop technique. She also loves to express true passion when she dances, spreading positivity and confidence to help influence the community to support one another and dwell into what they love most about moving and dancing, pulling out individuality while maintaining a collective class.

Tom

Tom Alexander

a native of Thomasville, NC, resides in Washington DC. Tom teaches Jazz, Tap, Lyrical and Musical Theater as well as Judges and choreographs nationwide for Dance Makers Inc., Southern Association of Dance Masters, Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, Spark Intensives and Dance Teachers United. He began dancing at age 12 with Master Teacher, Ray Hollingsworth and has worked with stars such as Debbie Reynolds, June Allyson, Van Johnson, Anne Miller, Cyd Charisse, Dolly Parton, Rita Moreno, Marie Osmond, Ella Fitzgerald and Bob Hope. First professional experience, Tom danced in stage productions at Carowinds, Busch Gardens, Tokyo Disneyland and Sanrio Puroland Theme parks. He has taught in Japan for Shojiku Kageki Dan and Osaka Kageki Dan National Dance Companies and performed, assisted his Artistic Directors and trained dancers for Crystal Cruises Luxury Cruise Ship Productions, where he co-choreographed many lavish productions. Dance Studio Life Magazine has featured Mr. Tom in May/June and September/October 2014 issues in two articles about Judging Dance as well as describing how dance has changed in the 30 plus years he has been in this business. Also in 2014, Tom was commissioned by CNADM (Chicago National Association of Dance Masters) to choreograph a jazz piece that would open their banquet show honoring legendary dancer, performer Anne Reinking with their Artistic Achievement Award. CNADM awarded Tom the prestigious award of Artistic Achievement in 2017. Mr. Tom has taught for Buffa’s Dance Studio Ltd in Burke, VA since 1984 and full time since 1996. Being a part of the DanceMakers Family since 1997, Tom takes pride in knowing that he is not only teaching dance steps, but giving valuable life lessons to all of his students in Responsibility, Discipline, Integrity, Respect, Dedication, Team Work and by paying back what was given to him countless times! Start Each Day with the mindset of Being GRATEFUL!

Orialis Ashely

Orialis Ashley is from Puerto Rico and has been dancing since the age of seven. She has trained extensively in all genres of dance from ballet to hip hop, and through her training has earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from The Florida State University. After receiving her degree, Ms.Ashley joined the Denver based Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble in 2003. With the company she toured nationally and was a featured soloist in works by Talley Beatty, Christopher Huggins, and Alvin Ailey. After relocating to Los Angeles, Orialis expanded her dance career from concert work to commercial work. There she performed in music videos, stage shows and various industrials. She also had the privilege to work with Southern California dance companies including the Mark Goodman Tap company, Lula Washington Dance Theater and Liz Imperio’s Instincts Live Media. Her extensive background has enabled her to Instruct set award winning choreography all around the US. She presently resides in Southern California where she continues not only to train and perform as a professional dancer with the “Syncopated Ladies” but also shares her love of dance with her students.

 Check Orialis out!

SCHEDULE

*this schedule is subject to change in terms of class styles/teachers, however days of the week, and start/end times are set in place! Remember, Dancers should be prepared to being choreography by Aug 1st! choreo schedules coming soon*

MINIS

*ALL CLASSES ARE HELD IN STUDIO D

MONDAY

10:00-10:45- Ballet with Katelyn

10:45-11:30- Contemporary with Melissa

11:30-11:45- snack break

11:45-12:30- Jazz with Tommy

TUESDAY

10:00-10:45- Ballet with Katelyn

10:45-11:30- Contemporary with Melissa

11:30-11:45- snack break

11:45-12:30- Jazz with Tommy

WEDNESDAY

10:00-10:45- Musical Theater with Katelyn

10:45-11:30- Tap with Orialis

11:30-11:45- snack break

11:45-12:30- Hip Hop with Macy

THURSDAY

10:00-10:45- Musical Theater with Katelyn

10:45-11:30- Tap with Orialis

11:30-11:45- snack break

11:45-12:30- Hip Hop with Macy

JUNIORS (JR I & II)

*ALL CLASSES ARE HELD IN STUDIO D

MONDAY

1:00-2:00- Contemporary with Melissa

2:00-3:00- Hip Hop with Macy

3:00-3:30- break

3:30-4:30- Ballet with Katelyn

4:30-5:30- Jazz with Tommy

TUESDAY

1:00-2:00- Contemporary with Melissa

2:00-3:00- Hip Hop with Macy

3:00-3:30- break

3:30-4:30- Ballet with Katelyn

4:30-5:30- Jazz with Tommy

WEDNESDAY

1:00-2:00- Jazz with Melissa

2:00-3:00-Tap with Orialis

3:00-3:30- break

3:30-4:30- Musical Theater with Katelyn

4:30-5:30- Contemporary with Macy

THURSDAY

1:00-2:00- Jazz with Melissa

2:00-3:00- Contemporary with Melissa

3:00-3:30- break

3:30-4:30- Musical Theater with Katelyn

4:30-5:30- Tap with Orialis

TEENS (TEEN I & II)

*ALL CLASSES ARE HELD IN STUDIO 1

MONDAY

9:00-10:00-  Ballet with Katelyn

10:00-11:00- Tap with Orialis

11:00-11:30- break

11:30-12:30- Contemporary with Melissa

12:30-1:30- Jazz with Tommy

TUESDAY

9:00-10:00- Ballet with Katelyn

10:00-11:00- Tap with Orialis

11:00-11:30- break

11:30-12:30- Contemporary with Melissa

12:30-1:30- Jazz with Tommy

WEDNESDAY

9:00-10:00- Musical Theater with Katelyn

10:00-11:00- Jazz with Melissa

11:00-11:30- break

11:30-12:30- Tap with Orialis

12:30-1:30- Hip Hop with Macy

THURSDAY

9:00-10:00- Musical Theater with Katelyn

10:00-11:00- Contemporary with Macy

11:00-11:30- break

11:30-12:30- Jazz Funk with Melissa

12:30-1:30- Tap with Orialis

SENIORS

*ALL CLASSES ARE HELD IN STUDIO 1

MONDAY

1:30-2:45- Ballet with Katelyn

2:45-4:00- Tap with Orialis

4:00-4:30- break

4:30-5:45- Contemporary with Melissa

5:45-7:00- Jazz with Tommy

TUESDAY

1:30-2:45- Repertory with Katelyn

2:45-4:00- Tap with Orialis

4:00-4:30- break

4:30-5:45- Contemporary with Melissa

5:45-7:00- Jazz with Tommy

WEDNESDAY

1:30-2:45- Musical Theater with Katelyn

2:45-4:00- Jazz with Melissa

4:00-4:30- break

4:30-5:45- Tap with Orialis

5:45-7:00- Hip Hop with Marcy

THURSDAY

1:30-2:45 Stretch and Conditioning with Katelyn

2:45-4:00 Tap with Orialis

4:00-4:30- break

4:30-5:45- Fusion with Macy

5:45-7:00 Lyrical with Melissa

  • This intensive is absolutely mandatory for all DC company dancers. All company members are required to take ALL classes for their level and FULLY participate at all times. Not sure which level of classes your dancer shoud be taking? e-mail whittney@dancers-corner.com
  • Make Checks payable to Dancers Corner ;due on the first day of intensive or before 🙂 Pay at the front desk.
  • Dancers should be wearing form fitting dance attire for ballet, jazz and contemporary. Hip Hop classes allow for baggier attire.
  • Dancers should have appropriate footwear for classes if possible (split sole ballet slippers for ballet, jazz shoes for jazz, tap shoes for tap, bare feet for contemporary and clean soled sneakers for Hip Hop)
  •  If you don’t have tap shoes, you can tap in sneakers or jazz shoes, but tap shoes are recommended. You can get very inexpensive tap shoes here:
  • Dancers should bring plenty of fluids (Water/sports drinks), and healthy snacks/meals to eat on their scheduled breaks each day.

TEAM PHOTOS/HEADSHOTS

We will be including our team photos/headshots photoshoot in AMP this year on Tuesday, Aug 6th! Each dancer will have an individual headshot taken, as well as a team photo with their team, and finally, a full company shot! The schedule is listed below, as well as all of your “need to know” info! We realize that this will involve some “coming and going” for some of you this day, but during AMP is an ideal time to have our shoot, as we know that everyone will be present. We are very proud of our DC CO, and it is an honor at the studio to be a part of it! We want to celebrate you, and commemorate our 19-20 season with all of you, and this is one of the ways that we do that! Your very special photos will be displayed on our “Wall of Fame” hallway gallery at DC, as well as on our website! Low cost professional prints will be offered online for purchase as well for your convenience! Read on! :).

SCHEDULE

*shoots will take place in studio C, except for the full Company shot; which will take place in Studio A*

Minis 4:00-4:45
Teens (I and II)-4:45-6:00
Juniors (I and II)- 6:00-7:15
Full Company Photo– 7:30-8:00 (Studio A)
Seniors/Assistants– 8:00-9:15 (Studio A)

DC Company Headshot /Team photo details

  • Procedure/ordering: On the day of your shoot, go to the sign in table in the lobby. Here you will sign in or sign your child in (for younger dancers) and pay a $10 sitting fee. You will provide dancer’s name, parent name, phone number and the email address to which you would like to receive your proofs! Within 2-3 weeks, you will receive an email directing you to your online gallery of proofs for you to view and purchase what you like. You will be able to view your images online and then decide if ,and how many you would like to purchase! Mini and junior parents, please go ahead and send your dancers into his/her shoot, and sign in while they are being photographed. Teens, come just a few min early to sign in. After you sign in, head into the studio for your headshot. Seniors, you will have to take the full company group shot promptly after you’re finished with classes. After the group shot, you can go and quickly sign in before taking your headshots.
  • Pricing: All will pay a $10 sitting fee upon arrival on August 6th at the time of sign in. In the days following the shoot, you will be emailed by Madeline Photography to view your proofs! The $35 Digital Package A includes: 1 headshot, 1 team photo, and 1 large group (all company) digital photo. Affordable Digital and Print Packages are also available: The $55 Digital & Print Package B includes: 1 headshot, 1 team photo, 1 large group (all company) photo AND the following prints: (1) 5×7 OR (1) 8×10 of each digital photo. (Total of 3 digital photos and 3 prints). The $70 Digital & Print Package C: 1 headshot, 1 team photo, 1 large group (all company) photo AND the following prints: choose a total of (4) 5×7 prints and (3) 8×10 prints from all digital images (Total of 3 digital photos and 7 prints of your choice). Additional prints are available to add-on to your digital/ print package. If you are not interested in purchasing any images, you are in NO way obligated to do so! Your dancer’s image will still be displayed on the wall! Any ordered prints will be delivered to your dancer in classes when the fall schedule commences (late Aug/early Sept)!
  • What to wear/hair/make up: Dancers should wear all black dance attire, of choice. Hair and makeup are your preference! Hair accessories are permitted as well (i.e. bows, headbands, flowers,etc. as long as they are black/primarily black. Earrings are also your preference. *note* Light makeup is strongly suggested, as there will be lighting involved and the images for the wall will likely be printed in black and white, so some definition to the face will help dancers in not looking “washed out” in her /his images. If you are new to the DC CO/ want some ideas, feel free to check out the photos currently hanging in the hallway at DC from our 18-19 season!

Questions? contact Lori Madeline at 864-430-5286 (text or call) or lori@lorimadelinephotography.com (email)