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Shore Dance 2014: Ready for Prime Time

Algonquin Arts Theatre welcomes Starbound founder and director Sandra Coyte who has recruited top dancers and choreographers from prime time television and the world-wide stage for this year's week-long Shore Dance intensive. Instructors' credits include shows like "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Glee" and the program will focus on getting participants "Ready for Prime Time" with training in floor barre, lyrical, Broadway jazz, hip hop and contemporary dance. Through the week, dancers and instructors will work together to choreograph a final public performance in which they will appear side by side on the stage.

Dress Code:

Due to the nature of the exercises and activities within the dance workshops, proper clothing and shoe attire is mandatory. It is suggested that students wear to each class: leotard and tights or t-shirts and leggings. Please make sure that your child is prepared for class in clothes that will allow them to move around freely. For safety and comfort, no dresses, loose jewelry, flip-flops, crocs, nor Uggs. Students should wear clothes that will allow them to be comfortable in full range of motion. No loose fitting clothing. Proper footwear must be worn; flat jazz shoes, ballet slippers or jazz.

2014 Class Schedule:

August 18 – 20 (Monday through Wednesday)

Beginner / Intermediate Intermediate / Advanced
9:00-10:00 Warm-Up, Stretch and Strengthen (all levels)
Eileen Juric
10:00-11:15 Floor Barre
Eileen Juric
Lyrical
Caitlin Wheeler
11:15-12:30 Lyrical
Caitlin Wheeler
Floor Barre
Eileen Juric
12:30-1:30 LUNCH
1:30-2:30 Contemporary
Caitlin Wheeler
Contemporary
Caitlin Wheeler
2:30-4:00 Choreography
Caitlin Wheeler
Choreography
Caitlin Wheeler

August 21 – 22 (Thursday and Friday)

Beginner / Intermediate Intermediate / Advanced
9:00-10:00 Warm-Up, Stretch and Strengthen (all levels)
Catlin Wheeler
10:00-11:15 Broadway Jazz
Eddie Bennett
Hip Hop
Joshua Allan
11:15-12:30 Hip Hop
Joshua Allan
Broadway Jazz
Eddie Bennett
12:30-1:30 LUNCH
1:30-4:00 Showcase Repertoire
Hip Hop, Contemporary, Broadway Jazz
Joshua Allan, Eddie Bennett & Catlin Wheeler
Showcase Repertoire
Hip Hop, Contemporary, Broadway Jazz
Joshua Allan, Eddie Bennett & Catlin Wheeler

Meet the Talent:

Eddie Bennett

Eddie Bennett

Eddie Bennett has established himself as a professional entertainer with over 16 years of working continuously in the theatre industry. His first professional credit landed him in the lap of well known, L.A.-based choreographers, Helene Phillips and Barry Lather. He moved on to national tours and regional theatre credits soon after. His portrayal of Paul in the Jefferson Performing Arts Society production of A Chorus Line left "few dry eyes in the audience" and earned him critics praise quoting him as "a new talent we will see more of in the future." During that time Eddie continued to exceed by joining the Broadway show CHICAGO: The Musical. He has toured and still continues to work with the Broadway company. This past year, marked Eddie's 14th year with CHICAGO. He has played every male ensemble role in the Broadway stage production still running at the Ambassador Theatre in NYC.

In 2008 Eddie debuted as a choreographer. Credits include: Deborah Gibson's, Pop Goes Broadway, starring 80's pop sensation Debbie Gibson, at Harrah's in Atlantic City and The Flunky. Eddie received rave reviews for his choreography for "Pop Goes Broadway" by The Courier Post and The Daily News calling his work "superb" and "wonderfully animated". The show was hailed as "the very best" in production shows featured in all of Atlantic City in 2008. Choreographer for The Flunky: A New Musical Eddie worked with top L.A. director Kay Cole on this hilarious new musical. A show that can only be described as "Entourage" meets "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". This marked Eddie's first show that is in pre-production for Broadway!

Other credits include: "Mira Quien Baila" star Bianca Marroquin's sold out show "Luz". He choreographed his first major film "FISH: A Boy in a Man's Prison" based on the acclaimed novel by the same name. He choreographed his first major concert "Debbie Gibson and Tiffany: Journey through the 80's" which kicked off the tour on "GMA: Summer Concert Series". He choreographed his first music video "Electric Youth: Reloaded" which debut on the season finale of the popular "The Jace Hall Show". He was also featured on Season 5 of "Celebrity Apprentice" and has been a guest judge on the widely popular "Dance Moms" series.

Recently, Eddie returned home from Chile after choreographing and dancing for Debbie Gibson's featured concert in "Bizzaro's: Hit Parade". This performance sold out Santiago's famed Movistar Arena, a 12,000 seat venue.

Eddie has had the chance to work and dance with a slew of celebrities including: Patrick Swayze, Patti La Belle, Angela Lansbury, Usher, Debbie Gibson, Wayne Brady, Lisa Rinna, Bebe Neuwirth, Michelle Williams (Destiny's Child), Wendy Williams, Billy Ray Cyrus, Chita Rivera, Jerry Springer, George Hamilton, Robin Givens, Harry Hamlin, Kevin Richardson, Ashlee Simpson, John O'Hurley, Gregory Harrison, Tom Wopat, Marvin Hamlisch, Lillias White, Carol Woods (who is also his son's Godmother), and Roz Ryan.

Eddie's biggest pride and joy is his family. He became a father in 2007, welcoming his now 7-year-old son Raz into his life. He continues to work hard and focus on the important things.

Eileen Juric

Eileen Juric

Eileen Juric, a soloist with the Chicago Lyric Opera Ballet. Under the direction of former New York City Ballet prima ballerina Maria Tallchief, she performed Balanchine repertoire with such notable dancers as Jacques d’Amboise, former NYCB principal, Academy and Emmy Award winner, and founder of the National Dance Institute, Ronald Perry, formerly of American Ballet Theatre and the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Tony Award–winner and Broadway and screen actor, Hinton Battle, and Daniel Baudendistel, principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet Company. "Miss Eileen" trained on full scholarships at the Joffrey Ballet School and the School of American Ballet (school of the New York City Ballet). She also had the great honor of studying with prominent New York teachers Finis Jhung, David Howard, Robert Joffrey, Maggie Black, Zena Rommett, and Lawrence Rhodes.

After her performing career, Miss Eileen returned to the Joffrey Ballet School to pursue a teaching career and train, assist, and substitute teach in the children’s program. She was a faculty member of the Princeton Ballet School (official school of the American Repertory Ballet), and she toured throughout the country on the convention and competition circuit. For fifteen years she owned and operated her own studio, Basically Ballet, in New Jersey. Her students from this school have received scholarships to the famed Joffrey Ballet School; attended the North Carolina School of the Arts; ranked among the top four finalists on an Emmy-nominated dance reality TV show; trained at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles; served on the faculty of the Alvin Ailey and Boston Ballet Schools; and started their own companies. In addition, she has recently created the BalletBarreNone program and the 3-DVD series called "The Children’s Hour of Power." The series has now sold in over 16 countries throughout the world.

Last summer, Miss Eileen had the great honor to be on the faculty of the internationally acclaimed Dance Teacher Summit in NYC where BalletBarreNone was received with rave reviews. In addition, she has just returned from Italy where she took her innovative approach to teaching ballet to the Florence Summer Dance Intensive. She will be returning to the Summit this year as well as to FSDI in Italy next year.

Barrette Widell

Barrette Widell

A native of Laguna Hills, CA, Barrette Widell began her dance training at age three atvcSaddleback Dance Center in California. In the following years, Ms. Widell had the opportunity to train with such notable teachers as Cynthia Gregory and Ann Marie D'Angelo. In 1998, at age 14 and after attending The School of American Ballet summer program for two consecutive summers, she was offered a scholarship to attend the year-round program at SAB, where she danced for five years. During this time, she also completed summer programs on scholarship at Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Houston Ballet, and Miami City Ballet. While studying at The School of American Ballet, Ms. Widell performed in choreography workshops and New York City Ballet lecture demonstrations, dancing principal roles in Stars and Stripes, Who Cares?, Rubies in Jewels, and Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux. She also performed principal roles in Teleman Overture Suite in E Minor, Ballo della Regina, Sleeping Beauty, Napoli, and The Flower Festival at Genzano for the SAB Workshop Performances. Ms. Widell became an Apprentice with Pennsylvania Ballet in September 2003, and was promoted to Corps de Ballet in August 2005, and to Soloist for the 2008-2009 Season. Since joining the Company, she has danced numerous featured roles in ballets such as in John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet, Val Caniparoli's Lambarena, Marius Petipa's Giselle and The Sleeping Beauty, Paul Taylor’s Company B, Twyla Tharp's Nine Sinatra Songs and Push Comes to Shove, Matthew Neenan's As It's Going, Robert Weiss' Messiah and Octet for Strings, Peter Martins' Fearful Symmetries and Barber Violin Concerto, and George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™, Ballo della Regina, Who Cares?, and Serenade. She also originated a featured role in Benjamin Millepied's This Part in Darkness. Also in 2008, Ms. Widell was featured in Philadelphia Magazine along with Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, and Philadelphia Phillies 2nd baseman Chase Utley as one of the most influential people in Philadelphia. In 2010, Ms. Widell received the title of the Janis and Stephen Goodman Soloist Dancer. Later that year, Mentor Me Community Support honored Ms. Widell with a Community Impact Award for her work with underserved children in Philadelphia.

Caitlin Wheeler

Caitlin Wheeler

Caitlin Wheeler a fresh and exciting professional dancer from Melbourne Australia, who has relocated to pursue her career in Los Angeles. Caitlin's extensive training begun at the age of 5 and includes; Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Lyrical.

Caitlin has been fortunate to perform in both Australia and the US. Credits include: So You Think You Can Dance, Nike "Let's Move" with Michele Obama, Mandalay Bay New Years Eve Spectacular, Miss. Angola Beauty Pageant: Miss USA, Miss World Tourism: Paulina Rubio, Starbound National Tour: Cobra Starship, Gypsy Kings: Guy Sebastian, Swing Kings: Nickelodeon, Stila: Nike, Adidas: Flashmob YPO/WPO Annual Gala, Direct TV, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines: UNICEF, Carnival Los Angeles, Bridgepoint Holliday Bowl, Debbie Reynolds Showcase, Vertical Shadows Contemporary Company and JADDCO Contemporary Dance Company.

Caitlin is also an established Teacher and Judge having taught all levels and styles all over Australia, Canada and the United States. Caitlin is a lead judge & National Choreographer for Starbound National Dance Competition highlighted on My Lifetimes "Dance Moms Miami". Caitlin's other passion lies in Fitness. Caitlin is a National Level Bikini Fitness Competitor and a Sponsored Athlete. Caitlin teaches Pop Physique a Ballet Barre based fitness class in Los Angeles California, and is also a Nutritionist and Personal Trainer.

Shore Dance Performance:

Dancers and instructors will work together to choreograph a final public performance in which they will appear side by side on the stage.

Friday, August 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Coming Soon! Tickets will be sold online and at our box office.

Regular: $25.00 (Adults) $20.00 (Seniors) $15.00 (Students)

Groups of 10 +: $20.00 (Adults) $18.00 (Seniors) $13.00 (Students)

To register and for more information:
call Julie Nagy 732.528.9224
email: julie@algonquinarts.org

Payment is due in full at time of reservation. Payment plans can be arranged with Julie only through credit card. All reservations are final and no credits or refunds will be issued after the first day of camp.

Receive 10% off multiple classes registered. Discounts cannot be combined with any other offers.

Shore Dance 2014: Ready for Prime Time
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SESSION EIGHT: 2014 Summer Stage
August 18 - August 22
Ages: 7 and up / Time: 9am to 4pm / Cost: $295

All classes meet Monday through Friday. Final performance on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Algonquin Arts Theatre welcomes Starbound founder and director Sandra Coyte who has recruited top dancers and choreographers from prime time television and the world-wide stage for this year's week long Shore Dance intensive. Instructors' credits include shows like "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Glee" and the program will focus on getting participants "Ready for Prime Time" with training in floor barre, lyrical, Broadway jazz, hip hop and contemporary dance. Through the week, dancers and instructors will work together to choreograph a final public performance in which they will appear side by side on the stage.

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