August 7 -13, 2016 (August 6-12, 2017)
Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA
Immerse yourself in dance!
Presented by Seattle Theatre Group and Centrum, The DANCE This Camp at Centrum provides an opportunity for high school students to study a wide range of dance styles and techniques in a supportive, yet challenging atmosphere.
“I loved the technique and being around other dancers. I also learned better confidence.” – 2016 Dance This Camp Participant
Students participate in Bollywood (new for 2016!), Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Modern dance classes with professional dance instructors from the Seattle area and beyond.
Each day includes technique classes and repertory sessions, with time for meals and exploring the Fort Worden campus. At the end of the week, students share their work at a Saturday showcase for friends and family.
WHO: The DANCE This Camp at Centrum is open to students entering grades 9-12 in Fall 2016 at all levels of dance experience–from beginner to advanced.
LOCATION: Centrum is located at Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA. Perched on the Northeast tip of the Olympic Peninsula, Fort Worden offers 450 acres of sandy beaches, wooded hills, wetlands, and a historic campus, with stunning views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic and Cascade ranges. Renovated Fort buildings, including classrooms, dormitories, performance and studio spaces, serve as students’ homes during their time at Centrum. Dorm wings are supervised by experienced dorm counselors.
COST: Tuition, room and board for the week is $850 per participant.*
*A limited number of scholarships are available. Scholarship Deadline: July 11, 2016; Notifications on a rolling basis.
2016 CORE ARTIST FACULTY
Prashanthi Chitre (Bollywood)
Prashanthi Chitre is dancer teacher, and choreographer who runs her the Prashanthi Chitre Institute of Performing Arts (PCIPA) in Redmond. She started as a Kuchipudi (Indian Classical Dance form) dancer but her passion for the art led her to explore dance forms from Indian classical to folk, from traditional to contemporary and from Bollywood to Western. She believes in teaching dance both as a dance form and as a tool to LIVE and EXPERIENCE LIFE TO THE FULLEST.
With her dance troupe, Prashanthi has partnered with different non-profit organizations to raise funds for a variety causes, primarily focused on bringing empowerment and opportunities for children in need. In 2015, she collaborated with Seattle Theater Group (STG) for the Dance This performance and will teach at the Dance This Seattle intensive as well as Dance This Camp at Centrum.
She says, “Bollywood Dance has a beautiful mixture of fun, culture and learning to lively music that makes one want to dance. Learn and enjoy the Bollywood dance elements with a blend of Indian classical, folk and fusion dance styles to popular Bollywood tunes.”
Hannah Wintrode (Hip Hop)
Hannah Wintrode found her love for teaching at the age of 16 when she began fusing multiple genres of dance in her own unique way. Hannah is known for her hard hitting, clear and flavorful style of hip hop.
From a small town in Ohio, Hannah moved to New York City and trained at Broadway Dance Center and performed in shows in both New York City and Boston.
Seattle was her next stop! She taught at Westlake Dance Center, one of Seattle’s most prestigious studios, and was also a member of several Seattle based crews including: BoomKatz, Potion and Cruz Control.
Christy McNeil (Jazz)
Christy has danced since age three, training at a studio just outside of Seattle. At fifteen, she traveled to Kazan, Russia to perform in the Rudolf Nureyev Ballet Festival with the Evergreen City Ballet. She was then honored with the Kreielsheimer Scholarship from Cornish College of the Arts where she earned her B.F.A. in Dance.
Christy holds an M.F.A. from the University of Washington and is currently an Assistant Professor at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
She most recently directed “Transcend” by the Cal Poly University Orchesis Dance Company, of which she is the director. Company dancers performed the works of Guest Artists, Wade Madsen and David Dorfman, as well as Cal Poly faculty and students.
Ellie Sandstrom (Modern)
Ellie, a Seattle Magazine “Spotlight Award Winner,” is originally from Minneapolis, where she began her movement training with Minnesota Dance Theater and BalletArts Minnesota. She has studied various forms of dance technique, body conditioning, composition, improvisation and performance at dance festivals and schools across the country including Cornish College of the Arts, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance.
Ellie worked and toured with the dance companies locust and Scott/Powell Performance from 2000-2010. Her choreography, under the name SANDSTROMMOVEMENT, has received funding from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and from Artist Trust. Her work has been produced by organizations such as On the Boards, Velocity Dance Center and Perpich Center for the Arts.
Ellie currently teaches ballet to young adults and beyond at Velocity Dance Center and contemporary styles and dance performance to middle school and high school students at Northwest School in Seattle, where she is the Dance Department Chair.
Instructors Subject to Change
Seattle Theatre Group is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit arts organization.
This program is generously funded by the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Additional sponsors include the Washington State Arts Commission, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, The Baker Foundation, ecotrust, The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, The Forest Foundation, Rayonier Foundation, Jubilation Foundation, McEachern Foundation, JCCF Fund for Women and Girls, the Congdon Hanson Family, and nearly a thousand individual donors whose generosity celebrates the power of creativity to change lives.