WDA Summer Programs 2022

6 great programs to choose from
All programs in person

Two Week Camps
Summer Ballet Intensive 2 Weeks from June 20 to July 1, 2022 from 9:30 - 3:30
Beginner Dance Camp children ages 7 and up, July 11 - 22, 2022 from 9 AM to 12PM

Classes, Once Weekly
Beginner/Intermediate Adult Teen Tap In-Person and Online, 6 week series on Tuesdays 6:30 to 7:30 PM June 21 – July 26, 2022 
Jazz/Modern -Teens and Adults  6-week course, Thursday 5:30 – 6:30 from June 23-July 28, 2022
Adult and Teen – Open Intermediate and Advanced Ballet Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 – 11 AM, ongoing now thru 8/18
Beginner/Intermediate Youth Ballet Ages 8-14 Wednesday 5-6:30 PM 8 weeks one day a week. June 22 – Aug. 10, 2022

Summer Ballet Intensive

20211218_120415.jpg2 Weeks  June 20 to July 1, 2022
$650 for 2 weeks,  $350 per week
The Summer Ballet Intensive is for intermediate and advanced ballet students ages 10 – 22 with at least two years training in ballet.  The program stresses the highly structured Vaganova syllabus and closely resembles the program of study adhered to in the former Soviet Union.
 
Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Character, Modern, Partnering, Hip hop, Historical dance, Yoga
 
With WDA professional faculty, Elena Tiuriakulova, Christina Castro-Tauser, Karina Banks, Quyne Rider and guest instructors, Donald Lunsford, Yosbel Delgado and Sarah Charlesworth
 
 
 
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Beginner Dance Camp 

20220115_115015.jpgDates – July 11 - 22, 2022
Time - 9 AM to 12PM
Fees - $450 for two weeks or $250 per week 

A 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.

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_Banks.jpgKarina 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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Jazz/Modern -Teens and Adults 

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6-week course
Thursday 5:30 – 6:30 
June 23-July 28, 2022
$102 for 6-week course
Fun and invigorating!  Move your body to upbeat music
Karina Banks instructor

 

 

 

 

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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 

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Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 – 11 AM
ongoing now thru 8/18
$18 per class or $175 for a class card of 10 classes
Elena Tiuriakulova instructor
Stay in shape…. Study this beautiful art form with WDA’s highly trained professional faculty

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elena_small.jpgElena Tiuriakulova graduated with excellence in 1975 from the world-famous Vaganova Choreography School (Kirov School) in St. Petersburg, Russia. She received her practical training at the Mariinski Theater of Opera and Ballet. She became Principal Dancer at the Kygyz State Theater of Opera and Ballet, dancing the lead roles in all of the major ballets for twenty years, including Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Kitri in Don Quixote, Aurora inSleeping Beauty, Nikia in La Bayadere and many more. She received many honors including “Honored Artist of Ballet of the Kyrgyz Republic” in 1982 and “Laureate of the Prize of Youth Union of Kyrgyzstan for Excellence in performance” in 1980. Elena joined the WDA faculty in 2003.

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

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A six week series of tap classes 
Tuesdays 6:30 to 7:30 PM
June 21 – July 26, 2022 
$102 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/Intermediate Youth Ballet 

1109201847d.jpgAges 8-14 Wednesday 5-6:30 PM 
8 weeks one day a week. June 22 – Aug. 10, 2022
$136 for 8-week program or $18 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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