Program Director: Justin Greer
Dance DetailsWhy come to New York City? Because NYC is the center of the performing arts world, and our teachers here are working artists as well as excellent instructors! Our teachers represent the current performing community and can speak from recent, relevant experience. Our teachers are doing it nightly, and teaching you during the day. From Broadway to concert dance to choreography, our faculty represent today's performer, and we want to share that with you. IN ADDITION, we will offer you skills and techniques that will serve you in your upcoming auditions for colleges. Whether it is a college audition or a Broadway show, there is a way to approach the art of the audition that is unique and special...and we are going to share with you our secrets!
Broadway Dance IntensiveThis week will be completely different in content from the Dance Intensive, so you can extend your dancing for another week! For those dancers wishing to specialize in theatre dance, this week is full of the varied styles and genres of theatre dance, taught by those who currently perform it nightly...on BROADWAY. Emphasis will be on technique and style, and classes will consist of ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and of course, Broadway styles. We will attend a Broadway musical this week.
Housing is limited, please call our office at 888 497 3553 to add housing.
Directors and Faculty
Justin GreerJustin Greer is the assistant dance captain and swing for the Tony Award-winning revival of ANYTHING GOES. Other Broadway: SHREK THE MUSICAL (original Company), THE PRODUCERS (u/s Leo Bloom), URBAN COWBOY (Original Company), SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL (Original Company), ANNIE GET YOUR GUN and THE HERCULES SUMMER SPECTACULAR (Aladdin). Some of his favorite roles include the title role in BATBOY (BATCC Best leading actor nomination), Will Parker in OKLAHOMA, and Jinx in FOREVER PLAID. Find out much more about Justin at www.justingreer.net
Cristy CandlerCristy Candler came to New York City to pursue theater and dance in the Broadway realms, while miraculously finding her way to the little Laughing Lotus in the Village back in the day. Studying under Dana Flynn gave wings to Cristy's yoga teaching as well as her performing world, melding dance, music, yoga and art into the tapestry that informs her teaching, practice, and life. Deeply influenced and trained in Jivamukti yoga as well, Cristy strives to keep alive the teachings she is so grateful to her teachers for, with much love and humble respect. More at www.cristycandler.com
Margot De la BarreDelta Festival Ballet Company, New Orleans Youth Ballet Company. Currently in Evita on Broadway. Other Broadway: Anything Goes, South Pacific, White Christmas. Tours: The Boy Friend, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Regional: White Christmas (Wang Center, Fox Theatre), Hello Dolly! (Paper Mill Playhouse), Me & My Girl (Goodspeed Opera House), Singin' in the Rain, 42nd Street (Trump Plaza), My Fair Lady (Arizona Theatre Company), Singin' in the Rain, Dames at Sea, Meet Me in St. Louis, Titanic (Surflight Theatre), Brigadoon (Tulane Lyric Theatre).
James HarknessJames Harkness, performer and rising choreographer fresh off the Dreamgirls nat'l tour and currently in Chicago on Broadway. B'way: Chicago, Aida, The Color Purple, Guys and Dolls. Encores!, Actors Fund and BCEFA events. Received his first choreography award at BCEFA's Gypsy of the Year '07.
Mara NewberyMara Newbery just recently finished the national tour of A Christmas Story (asst. dance captain) directed by John Rando and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. Other credits include the national tour of Shrek the Musical (dance captain, swing), 42nd Street at North Shore Music Theatre (Anytime Annie, Dance Captain), and Grease at the PittsburghCLO (Cha-Cha). While working with Shrek, Mara also had the opportunity to travel to London to assist choreographer Josh Prince in mounting the show's west end incarnation.
Josh PrinceJosh Prince Broadway/US National Tour/West End: Shrek, The Musical (Dreamworks Theatrical; Outer Critics Circle Nomination) Off-Broadway: The Kid (The New Group). New York City: The Bridge Project (BAM/The Old Vic '09/'10, dir. Sam Mendes); The Jerry Springer Opera (starring Harvey Keitel) at Carnegie Hall; Camelot (starring Gabriel Byrne) with the NY Philharmonic at Lincoln Center (Televised on PBS); and All Singing All Dancing (Town Hall '09).
Location InformationEstablished in 1984, Dance New Amsterdam has provided dance education and performance opportunities for emerging and established artists. Dance New Amsterdam offers classes, certification courses, artistic residencies, and studio and administrative subsidies. Dance New Amsterdam, which was formally known as Dance Space Center, was created by five choreographers- Laurie DeVito, Michael Geiger, Danny Pepitone, Lynn Simonson, and Charles Wright who were committed to establishing a space where any artist could come, learn, develop, and perform.
Since its inception, Dance New Amsterdam has showcased work from some of the prominent dance artists today including Sean Curran, David Dorfman, Monica Bill Barnes, Wally Cardona, Nora Chipaumire, Robert Battle, Bill Shannon, Stephen Petronio, Jorge "Fabel" Pabon, Ronald K. Brown, Mark Morris, and Urban Bush Women.
Dance New Amsterdam's 25,000 square foot space located in The Sun Building in Lower Manhattan includes a 130-seat theater, six dance and rehearsal spaces, and two gallery spaces used for exhibitions and receptions.
*Tuition does not include one-time registration fee($150), weekend stays, or airport transportation.
If you have questions or need help registering, please call 888-497-3553
** USPA highly recommends that students secure travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, and/or medical emergency. For more on travel insurance, please visit: Assurance Solutions.
Dates, Prices, Directors, and Faculty subject to change without notice. The faculty is comprised of college professors representing their schools and professional industry artists. Images are of USPA programs, but may not represent actual program or location. Photos by Tito Deverya (UCLA TFT), Lauren di Matteo, and Chris Vanderhorst.
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