Summer at Wellspring

Join Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers in Summer 2017 for our Summer Intensives and Summer Dance Camp! 

Wellspring’s Summer Intensive offers a unique and challenging dance experience for all levels, including technique, repertory and choreographic workshops daily.  Dancers will participate in workshops with Wellspring’s professional company members,  Rachel Miller and Jasmine Statzer. 

A highlight of this year’s intensive schedule is that Wellspring founder and Artistic Director, Cori Terry will be leading masterclasses as well. 

All classes take place in the Wellspring Theater located in the Epic Center in Downtown Kalamazoo. This professional theater space was created for Wellspring and provides the perfect spot for focused dance instruction. 

The Summer Intensive exists to provide serious dancers exposure to modern dance technique and artistry and give participants the opportunity to show what they have learned in an end-of-week “informance”. 

Summer 2017 Schedule:

Epic Broadway! Musical Theater Camp (ages 13-18)

June 26- 30th
9 am-4 pm
In Collaboration with Crescendo Music Academy

Epic Broadway! musical theater camp is a week long day camp for kids age 13-18, running from June 26 – June 30 in the Epic Center. This program is a collaboration between Crescendo Academy of Music and Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers. Class will be held daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, with a half-hour for lunch; instruction includes dance, vocal technique, and performance coaching each day. While Wellspring dance technique is rooted in the modern tradition, multiple types of dance will be explored. Students will also learn several aspects of effective acting technique as it pertains to Musical Theater performance. They will work on how to interpret the lyrics, researching and developing the character, blocking and stage movement. Each student will also receive private vocal instruction.

At the end of the week, participants will perform in an Epic Broadway! Showcase (Friday, June 30) in the Wellspring Theater.

Click HERE to learn more and to register for this program. 

Cost: $275

Youth Dance Camp (ages 3-11)

July 10-14th
9 am-12 pm
Led by Jasmine Statzer

This 5 day camp runs from 9 am -12 pm in the Wellspring Theater in the Epic Center downtown Kalamazoo. The day begins with a warm-up and stretches for all participants. Then the group is divided by age and each group will have dance classes and art class.Dance class consists of creative movement and basic modern and ballet elements, along with learning choreography for Friday's demonstration. Art class involves many various projects learning basic drawing, painting and decorating skills to help create set pieces and costume parts for the show.

There is a mid-session break for snacks and games. 

The older participants will also participate in some basic composition exercises and will contribute to the choreography performed at the informance on Friday.

Click HERE to register for this program. 

Cost: $150 (includes snacks and a Wellspring T-shirt) 

Students will be divided into age groups

Youth Summer Intensive (ages 12-15)

July 17-21st
9 am- 12 pm
Led by Jasmine Statzer

The Youth Summer Intensive is a 5-day workshop that takes place in the beautiful Wellspring Theater where the Wellspring company rehearses daily and performs several times per year. Participants will have daily technique, repertory, improv, and composition classes. A highlight of this year’s intensive will be a Hawkins masterclass taught by Ms. Terry. The experience is capped off with an opportunity to share the work learned through the week at an open performance.

The day will begin with technique class combining modern elements from well-known traditions, to give students a firm base of technique and to be ready and warmed up for the day of dancing.Next, participants will learn choreography from Ms. Jasmine's repertory and, depending on the level of the participants, Wellspring repertory to prepare for the Friday informance. For improv, they will experiences a somatic approach, and will utilize a different exercise every day to help students feel their own movement expression, and begin to feel comfortable with their own unique way of moving. 

The day ends with composition which will again be a different exercise every day, incorporating solo and group work. It will be structured it in a way that they can keep building on what they create so as to have a finished piece for demonstration on Friday.

Click HERE to register for this program. 

Cost: $150 plus a $10 registration fee (registration fee will be waived for registrations received by June 1st)

Adult Summer Intensive (ages 16+)

July 24-28th
9 am- 1:30 pm
Led by Rachel Miller

The Adult Summer Intensive is a 5-day workshop that takes place in the beautiful Wellspring Theater where the Wellspring company rehearses daily and performs several times per year. Participants will have daily technique, repertory, improv, and composition classes. A highlight of this year’s intensive will be a Hawkins masterclass taught by Ms. Terry. The experience is capped off with an opportunity to share the work learned through the week at an open performance.

Technique Class: This class uses traditional modern dance technical concepts taken from Limón, Bartenieff, Hawkins, and Graham to inform contemporary movement styles. The instructor teaches from a somatic approach, and will incorporate floor work, center floor work, and across the floor work to create movement phrases that focus on fluidity, detail, specificity, and fully-charged movement. 

Repertory: Dancers will learn a section of a Wellspring piece which will be presented at the Friday performance. 

Improv: This class will be informed by concepts from the Gaga Technique, sensory inspiration, contact improv, and spatial awareness. Each day will bring new improvisation exercises culminating in creating an improvised movement score which will be presented at the Friday performance.

Composition: Dancers will create their own works inspired by specific thematic elements under the instructor's guidance. The instructor will encourage movement invention, site-based works, and collaboration. Dancers will also critique each other's work using Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process. Dancers will present their final choreographic creations at the Friday performance.

Click HERE to register for this program. 

Cost: $200 plus a $10 registration fee (registration fee will be waived for registrations received by June 1st)

 All summer programs will take place in the Epic Center in Downtown Kalamazoo.

 

The registration fee will be waived for all registrations received by June 1st.