2015 Summer Intensive August 17-21
Open to all dedicated students.
Classes include Ballet, Tap, Jazz,
Jumps and Turns, Hip-Hop,
Contemporary, Modern and Lyrical . Classes are taught by dynamic teachers who are the best in the industry.
Mandatory for all AYDC Members
to attend the entire workshop.
Petites, Juniors, Jr Teens,Teens
(ages 9 & up)
Cost: $550 plus $30 reg. fee
Mini-Petites (ages 5-8)
Cost: $275 plus $30 reg. fee
Mahwah ~ Wanaque
Meet our teachers and guest teachers:
Jenn Aedo is trained in jazz, lyrical jazz, Fosse, hip hop, ballet and voice. She has toured internationally in China as “Mimi” in Miss Saigon. She has also toured regionally in Miss Saigon, All Shook Up, Cats, Smokey Joe’s Café, Pippin, Seasons of Love: Selections from Rent, Aida, Footloose, Flower Drum Song 5oth Anniversary, West Side Story , The Full Monty, Little Shop of Horrors, A Grand Night for Singing, The Rocky Horror Show and in Disney parks for Disney’s Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular. She has also had numerous film credits including the 2005 Rose Parade, the web series Mental Issues, MaDonna Grimes “Just Wanna Dance!”, William Hung’s “Hangin with Hung” and Passions.
Jay Barrett‘s professional experience includes Catanach Ballet Theater, Company of Dance Arts, Delaware Dance Company, City Ballet of Los Angeles, Disney’s Hercules and the New York City Opera. Jay’s television credits include a PBS special “Spirit Dance”, Saturday Night Live, and the 20th Century Fox special “Anastasia.” Jay is now teaching full time at MOBA Dance Academy and has been choreographing and judging for the last ten years prior to winning the title of “Mr. Dance of America 1996.”
Judy Ann Bassing is an international artist in great demand as a Choreographer/Director & teacher. Recipient of six Los Angeles Drama-Logue Awards for outstanding choreography and directing a San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award for the production of “Sugar” presented at the Lawrence Welk Theatre. France, Germany, Switzerland, Scotland, England, Yugoslavia, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, Czech Republic are countries where she choreographs, directs and teaches. While in Essen, Germany choreographing “Company”, Judy directed and choreographed Gala for the President of Germany, She recently choreographed “Me and My Girl” at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, starring Bruce Adler, Tony nominee for “Crazy for You”. Theater credits include: “Nunsense”, “Funny Girl”, “Cabaret”, “Sweet Charity”, “Peter Pan”, “Man of La Mancha”, starring Doug Carfare, “She Loves Me”, “Panama Game”, Singing in the Rain”, “The Unsinkable Molly Brown”, “Promises Promises”, “Oklahoma”, starring Tony nominee Alice Ripley, “Hello Dolly”, “Guys and Dolls”, “l do, I do” starring Richard Kline of the TV series “Three’s Company” and Belle Calaway, “Bells are Ringing”, “Dames at Sea”, “Anything Goes”. Industrial credits are: Merrill Lynch, ‘Dance in America”, and M & M Mars. Television: BBC ‘”Special on Dance”, Scotland. “Production Numbers” European International Sports Competition. Judy recently choreographed “Crazy for You” in Las Vegas and was the choreographer for the opening number for the “1999 World Ski Cup Championships”. Judy just returned from Prague, where she was one of the guest artists invited to participate in workshops and performances celebrating American National Tap Dance.
Kristen Behrens is an alumna from The King Centre as well as the American Youth Dance Company. She has her Bachelors in Business Management from Southeastern University located in Florida where she also performed on the Dance Team. She has performed in many shows, appeared in a national commercial, performed in Disney, and has won several dance titles including Little Miss Dance of PA, Petite Miss Dance of NYC, Miss Dance of PA, and Miss NADC (North American Dance Championship). She has taught at The King Centre and several other locations in Florida, and is currently the Director for King Centre Kidz.
Karyn D. Collins, a professional journalist since 1984, writes about features, fashion and entertainment. Her specialties include dance, the arts, fashion and lifestyle issues. She is also currently an adjunct professor at Bloomfield College in Bloomfield, NJ where she teaches print journalism and public speaking.A native of Chicago, Illinois, Ms. Collins also has experience writing about municipal issues, women, and education. She is also a part-time dance instructor and is certified by Dance Masters of America. In addition to her work as a journalist, Ms. Collins has demonstrated leadership, leading staff training workshops at the Asbury Park Press, serving as president of the Dance Critics Association and also serving as president of the New York City chapter of Dance Masters of America.
Kenneth A. Corrigan Kenneth graduated from Point Park University in 2009. He is trained in ballet, jazz, modern and tap. He has performed with the Buglisi Dance Theatre in the Premier of “Sacred Landscapes”, in Rasta Thomas’ Best of Rock the Ballet as a lead dancer, Bad Boys of Ballet on America’s Got Talent, Bad Boys of Dance, Rasta Thomas’ Rock the Ballet II, a European tour of Romeo and Juliet, DREAMscape at Lincoln Center, Destiny Rising, Jazz Dance World Congress and as a company member of the Texture Contemporary Ballet.
Karla Garcia has appeared on Broadway in West Side Story and Hot Feet. She has made television appearances in Smash, Comedy Awards, Divas Live and was a finalist on So You Think You Can Dance. She has also toured with Wicked, Addams Family, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular and was the female lead on the Australian tour of Rasta Thomas’ Rock the Ballet. As a teacher and choreographer, Karla combines her technical foundation in modern, jazz and ballet with different textures of musical theater, contemporary and hip hop. Inspired by the greats Jerome Robbins and Bob Fosse, she emphasizes the value of strength, musicality and honesty in a performance.
Adam Gericke currently lives in Brooklyn, New York where he divides his time between teaching dance and music production. He started his career as a member of Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago and from there performed at Disney in both Orlando and Tokyo. Adam can be seen as a featured dancer in the hit movie, Step Up, and has appeared several times in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and National Campaigns for Nike shoes. He now teaches frequently at Joffrey Ballet NYC. His love for music has now taken him to producing/composing music for several upcoming artists in the NYC and Miami area. Music and dance have always been a driving force in his life, and he hopes that he can pass some of that enthusiasm and artistry along through his choreography and music.
Natalie King Smith attended Point Park University and has performed on Broadway in the Tony Award Winning “42nd Street” and in New York City as a Radio City Rockette. Natalie’s performances include On and Off Broadway Shows, television, films, Industrials and National Commercials. She is nationally recognized for her Teaching, Performing, and Choreography by institutions such as Dance Masters of America, American Dance Awards, Starbound, United States Tournament of Dance, Dance Excellence, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. She has won many National Choreography Awards for her outstanding, unique, and eclectic choreography.
Reggie “TapMan” Myers started his career at his mother’s dance school in 1988 and continued training in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Modern, Fitness, Latin, Ballroom and African. He has had the opportunity to perform for various professional artists such as Mya, Imajin, Missy Elliot, Jason Derulo, Chris Brown, Usher, Alicia Keys, Brian McKnight, Roxanne Shante, Blacksheepdres, Philadelphia 76ers halftime show, and was mentored by the likes of Savion Glover, Jason Samuels-Smith, Chloe Arnold, Dormeshia Sumbrey-Edwards, Dianne Walker, Maurice Hines, and Robert Burden. Reggie has been inspired and mentored by Mr. Wiggles, Buddha Stretch, Spex, Rennie Harris, Brandon Peace Albright, Don Campbell Lock, Popin Pete, Skeeter Rabbit, Suga Pop Crazy Legs, RokaFella and Kwikstep, Pop Master Fabel, Cris Judd, Rhapsody James, Cleo Parker Robinson, Dave Scott, Shane Sparks, Anthony Burrell from Dance Moms, Tweetie, and Brian Green. Over the years, he has won many tap competitions and auditioned for So You Think You Can Dance Season 6 and Americas Got Talent. Reggie currently resides in the New York City Area. Teaching for the past 15 years, he has instructed students from ages 3 to 80 in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Acrobatics, and Hip-Hop. He is a dance competition Judge for Dancers-inc as well as a Hip-Hop & Tap Choreographer for Milennium Dance Complex Philadelphia. Myers has been touring with Illstyle & Peace Productions from Philadelphia who have taught and performed worldwide for the past 16 years. They are the Cultural Ambassadors of the world in Dance of 2014, and the second Hip-Hop dance company to receive that honor. “Dance is me, I am TapMan”.
Erin Pride graduated from Montclair State University with a B.F.A. in Dance and is currently attending New York University for her M.A. in Dance Education. Since graduation, Erin has danced for companies all over the Tri-State Area. She has worked with The Philadelphia Soul, Midget Dance, The Well Project and Gehring Dance Theater and she currently dances for Moe-tion Dance. In 2008 she toured Italy with Vissi Dance Theater. Her choreography has been presented at The Henry Street Settlement Theater, St. Marks Church, Dance New Amsterdam, The Outlet, Greenspace Presents, Silk City Arts Festival-Mix It Up and Silk City Summer Arts Festival. Along with choreographing and dancing Erin has produced shows in the Tri-State Area. Her mission is to help rebuild the arts in inner cities and rebuild the New Jersey Arts community. She has produced shows such as Silk City Summer Arts Festival, Silk City Arts Festival – Mix It Up and is in the process of co-producing EDP Dance Project and Moe-tion Dance presents Halloween Cabaret. Erin, a New Jersey native, is the Director of Dance at Rosa Parks High School of Fine and Performing Arts, the Co-Founder/Artistic Director of Silk City Arts Festival and EDP Dance Project all located in Paterson New Jersey. Erin believes that everyone needs and deserves the arts. Sharing the Arts helps unite the community; it not only exposes the arts to disabled and non-disabled children, but it also encourages and supports them working together. Erin Pride graduated from Montclair State University with a B.F.A. in Dance and is currently attending New York University for her M.A. in Dance Education. Since graduation, Erin has danced for companies all over the Tri-State Area. She has worked with The Philadelphia Soul, Midget Dance, The Well Project and Gehring Dance Theater and she currently dances for Moe-tion Dance. In 2008 she toured Italy with Vissi Dance Theater. Her choreography has been presented at The Henry Street Settlement Theater, St. Marks Church, Dance New Amsterdam, The Outlet, Greenspace Presents, Silk City Arts Festival-Mix It Up and Silk City Summer Arts Festival. Along with choreographing and dancing Erin has produced shows in the Tri-State Area. Her mission is to help rebuild the arts in inner cities and rebuild the New Jersey Arts community. She has produced shows such as Silk City Summer Arts Festival, Silk City Arts Festival – Mix It Up and is in the process of co-producing EDP Dance Project and Moe-tion Dance presents Halloween Cabaret. Erin, a New Jersey native, is the Director of Dance at Rosa Parks High School of Fine and Performing Arts, the Co-Founder/Artistic Director of Silk City Arts Festival and EDP Dance Project all located in Paterson New Jersey. Erin believes that everyone needs and deserves the arts.