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Dance Camp (gr. 1-5)

Dance Camp
2021 Dates: August 9 – 13 

rising 1-5 grades
$675

Dance Camps take place in Concord Academy’s state-of-the-art Dance Studio!

This full day program gives young dancers the opportunity to take various forms of dance including: Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and Hip Hop.   Dancers will have choreography class where they are given the chance to explore improvisation and choreograph their own dances.  Students will be able to make costumes for the dances they create.  They will be able to watch video on the dance forms they are taking and learn a little history about them.  There is a swim period and a camp choice activity each day. The week will focus on healthy dance technique and artistic expression in a vibrant and supportive team-orientated environment.


About the Instructor: Janelle Gilchrist
Janelle, a Concord Academy alum, developed her skills and expertise through studies at Harriet Hoctor Ballet School, Boston Ballet School, Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre, Broadway Theater Project, Concord Academy, Dance Theater of Harlem, and the Hartt School in Connecticut where she earned a BFA in Dance. Ms. Gilchrist’s training led to roles as a company and/or lead dancer at the Hartford Ballet, the New Jersey Ballet, Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre, and Tony Williams the “Urban Nutcracker where she made her debut as the Sugar Plum Fairy. She has taught at Tony Williams Dance Center, Step by Step, and Boston University’s Reach program, a dance intensive/service program for teens.

She currently works full time as a dance instructor at Boston Arts Academy and part-time dance faculty at Boston Conservatory.

Janelle also leads her own contemporary ballet company called: Janelle Gilchrist Dance Troupe.  To learn more about Janelle go to: www.janellegilchrist.com    &     www.janellegilchristdancetroupe.com

Theatre Camp (non-musical) - A Midsummer Night's Dream (gr. 6-10)

Theatre Camp (non-musical)
2021 Dates: July 12 – 23
(two-week session)
rising 6-10 grades
Cost: $1,380

Actors wanted!  Join us this year for our production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream!  Shakespeare at his best!!  We will be exploring all aspects of this comedy as we stage it creatively in our outdoor environment.  No previous experience needed as we discover the delights of Shakespeare- just a willingness to learn and have fun. 

We are hoping to invite family and friends to an evening performance (time TBD, likely 7pm) on Thursday, July 22nd, but this decision will be based on current COVID-19 restrictions at the time.


About the Director: Leslie Hackney received her BFA in dance from the Boston Conservatory of Music and has toured with such companies as May O’Donnell, Mary Anthony, Rod Rodgers and Pearl Lang. She taught at the Performing Arts High School in New York City, as well as professional dance studios in New York and New Jersey. She has directed and choreographed countless children’s productions over the course of her career.

Musical Theatre Camp - Disney's Aladdin JR. (gr. 5-10)

Musical Theatre Camp
2021 Dates: July 26 – August 6 
(two-week session)
rising 5-10 grades
Cost: $1,380

Join us for two weeks of fun as campers participate in this year’s production of Disney’s Aladdin JR! We will explore all elements of a musical including auditions, creating a character, choreography, music, costumes, props and sets in a positive, inclusive environment.

We are hoping to invite family and friends to an evening performance on Thursday, August 5th at 7pm, but this decision will be based on current COVID-19 restrictions at the time.

No experience necessary- just a willingness to learn and have fun!

About the Director: Leslie Hackney received her BFA in dance from the Boston Conservatory of Music and has toured with such companies as May O’Donnell, Mary Anthony, Rod Rodgers and Pearl Lang. She taught at the Performing Arts High School in New York City, as well as professional dance studios in New York and New Jersey. She has directed and choreographed countless children’s productions over the course of her career.

Visual Arts Camp (gr. 5-9)

Visual Arts Camp
2021 Dates: July 12 – 16
rising 5-9 grades grades
Cost: $690

Over the course of the week campers will explore many different approaches to art making using a variety of media. Campers will participate in landscape painting, printmaking, observational still-life drawing, illustration assignments and more. This week-long, art intensive specialty camp will help build students confidence using various drawing and painting techniques and serve as the foundation to their personal portfolio of artwork.

About the Instructor: Ryan Hannus
Ryan teaches arts and crafts during the rest of the camp season and teaches middle school art during the school year.

Concord Academy Summer Programs
166 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742

camp@concordacademy.org

Phone: (978) 402-2222
Fax: (978) 402-2210

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