WDA Summer Programs 2021

Beginner/Intermediate Youth Ballet (In-Person and Online)

1109201847d.jpgAges 8-14   (WDA levels 3, 4, and 5)
Wednesday 5-6:30 PM 
8 weeks one day a week. June 23 – Aug. 11
$128 for 8-week program or $17 per class on a drop-in basis
Keep developing your ballet skills and enjoy learning choreography
Christina Castro-Tauser instructor

 

 

 

Castro-Tauser.Christina photo-by-Scott tauser-name.jpg 300 dpi or larger.jpgChristina Castro-Tauser earned her MFA at Temple University and was the recipient of the Rose Vernick MFA Choreographic Achievement Award. Excerpts of her Thesis ¿Que Pasa Ahora? were showcased at the ACDA 2018 Mid-Atlantic North  Conference, and as part of the Artist Bash at the Barnes Foundations. Recently her essay “Embodiment in the Public Art of Jody Pinto” was published in Dancer-Citizen. Christina is also the founding director of Expansions Contemporary Dance Ensemble, adjunct faculty at Temple University and Teaching Artist for Taller Puertorriqueno. Prior to her years in Philadelphia, she was the Director of the Gainesville Ballet Junior Company and an Instructor for the Gainesville School of Ballet for eight years. Christina received her BA in Dance from Point Park University. She was an apprentice at the Colorado Ballet where she choreographed Cafe con Leche for the Colorado ballet studio Company. She has trained with Laura Alonzo at Centro Pro Danza Havana Cuba, Minnesota Dance theater and Milwaukee Ballet Summer Intensive.
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Jazz -Teens and Adults (In-Person and Online)

jharris02343smaller.jpg6-week course
Thursday 5:30 – 6:30 
June 17-July 22
$96 for 6-week course
Fun and invigorating!  Move your body to upbeat music
Karina Banks instructor 

 

 

Karina E. Banks was raised in Harrisburg, PA. She started her dance career at the age of three years old at Sharon's School of Dance where she competed nationally until the age of eighteen. Her dance background includes Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Hip-Hop, and gymnastics. She later went on to study at Temple University where she acquired her BFA in dance. Ms. Banks has also had the opportunity to study modern jazz in Rome, Italy. She is currently a choreographer and artist developer in Philadelphia for many hip-hop and gospel artists.

 

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Adult and Teen - Open Intermediate and Advanced Ballet 
(In-Person and Online)

100_0030.JPGTuesday and Thursday 9:30 – 11 AM
ongoing now thru 8/12 
$17 per class or $165 for a class card of 10 classes
Yosbel Delgado summer instructor
Elena Tiuriakulova instructor during the year
Stay in shape…. Study this beautiful art form with WDA’s highly trained professional faculty

 

 

 

Yosbel Delgado-Hernandez -A native of Pinar del Rio - Cuba, began his training at age 9 at the E.V.A. (vocational school of arts).His first professional ballet position was at the Camaguey Ballet in Cuba where he remained for two years performing their repertoire including several works by Osvaldo Rivero.In 1998 he was hired by the Ballet Nacional de Cuba under direction of Alicia Alonso where he performed featured roles including: Von Rothbart and pas de six in Swan Lake, Don Quixote, toreros and sword dance in Don Quixote. In 2003 he joined the Pennsylvania Ballet and has performed numerous featured roles including the jester in Cinderella, chocolate and sugarplum cavalier in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Spanish dance and other roles in Swan Lake, as well as featured roles in Taming of the Shrew,Dracula, Firebird,GiselleSleeping Beauty, The ConcertKazimir’s colours, Carmina Burana,Five Tangos, Nine Sinatra Songs, Western Symphony, Messiah, Fearful Symmetries, The Four Temperaments, Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer Night’s Dream and Carnival of the Animal

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Beginner / Intermediate Adult Teen Tap (In-Person and Online)

jharris04548sm.jpgA six week series of tap classes 
Tuesdays 6:30 to 7:30 PM
June 22 – July 27, 2021 
$96 for the six-week session
Taught by Master Teacher, Corinne Karon

For six weeks over the summer, adults and teens will have fun exploring the great American Art form, Tap Dance. This class will be for adults and teens who have had little or no experience in this style of dance. We will introduce the basic steps of tap while allowing the more advanced students to build on the technique they already have. Each class we will do a center warm-up, travel across the floor, and work on a combination. Combinations can be done through "Poly-rhythms" so that each dancer is able to work at their own level and at their own pace. 

CorinneHeadshot_small.jpgCorinne Karon, a professional tap dancer and dance teacher, graduated from The University of the Arts with a B.F.A. in Modern Dance in 1996. Since then she has danced on every continent in the world, including Antarctica. Corinne is executive director of Tap Team Two and Founder and Artistic Director of Uniting Colleges Through Tap. She is an active presence in the international tap community and hosts open discussions about the history of Tap in Philadelphia as well as teaching classes and performing. Corinne teaches on a regular basis at the University of the Arts, Rowan University, Bryn Mawr College, the Chester Valley Dance Academy, and the Wissahickon Dance Academy.

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Beginner Dance Camp (In-Person and Online)

lateafternoon-resized.jpgA special camp for children ages 7 and up who have little or no training in ballet and other dance forms taught by WDA’s very popular teacher, Karina Banks.

Instructor: Karina Banks
Dates – July 19 - 30, 2021
Time - 9 AM to 12PM

Fees - $200 per week or $375 for two weeks

In two action-packed weeks of camp, children will learn the basics of Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Modern dance in a fun and creative atmosphere, focusing on basic positions and movements and allowing for creativity. Each day will include a warm-up, dance phrases in four styles, improvisational exercises, and a break for a snack during which we will learn about some of the greatest dancers and dances of all time. At the end of camp, we will perform our new talents for family and friends.

Karina E. Banks was raised in Harrisburg, PA. She started her dance career at the age of three years old at Sharon's School of Dance where she competed nationally until the age of eighteen. Her dance background includes Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Hip-Hop, and gymnastics. She later went on to study at Temple University where she acquired her BFA in dance. Ms. Banks has also had the opportunity to study modern jazz in Rome, Italy. She is currently a choreographer and artist developer in Philadelphia for many hip-hop and gospel artists.

 

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REGISTRATION: Click Here: Send a $25 non-refundable deposit to Wissahickon Dance Academy, 38 E. School House Lane, Phila, PA 19144