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Join us Wednesday Evenings

This Summer for Some

AMAZING Dance Instruction!

Ages 12 and Up

$40.00 Per Wednesday

July 24 and 31

August 7 and 14

Check Out The Incredible Guest Instructors!

Each Wednesday Features a Different Genre!

Take One ... or Take Them All!

Wednesday, July 24 

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Kirsten Vera and Cam Costedio 

Contemporary and Lyrical 

Kirsten Vera (she/her) and Cam Costedio (she/her) are two working dance professionals. Together they share many years of dance experience. Training from cities nationwide; New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, and Canada; training with The Joffrey Ballet School, Peridance Capezio Center, Broadway Dance Center, and Miami City Ballet. Together they created Kirsten & Cam Creative Duo and Keepsake the Summer Mentorship Program. Kirsten & Cam currently teach weekly at places such as Millennium Dance Complex OC and Epicenter. The Duo travels to schools to train and generate choreography as one creative mind. Walking into Kirsten and Cam's classes you should expect a fun and free environment. Feeling safe to move and creating freely with confident direction. During class, you can expect a full warm-up and stretch, across-the-floor percussions, improv, and a combo to finish the class. All levels are encouraged to take class. You will find your confidence in your movement, feeling fulfilled and ready to conquer any class! 

Wednesday, July 31

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Lisa Kelleher 

Ballet and Musical Theatre 

Lisa D. Kelleher is a Dancer, Master Dance Teacher/ Theater Teacher, Director, Private Coach and Choreographer. She is a graduate of Smith College with a degree in Dance/Choreography and Theater, as well as a veteran of the Boston Ballet and Harvard Summer School's Intensive Advanced Ballet Program and Studio Owner. Lisa began dancing almost before she could walk - waltzing with her parents, in her playpen, and anywhere there was room - and started her ballet training at the age of five. At the age of six, she was Clara in Nutcracker, and in the ensuing years, participated in Nutcracker in various roles with the Boston Ballet. Since that first performance, she has been involved in or has seen Nutcracker every single year, and has continued her training with the Boston Ballet. She is also an accomplished, acclaimed performer and choreographer, working with local Dance Studios and Musical Theaters, both on and offstage, as lead dancer , choreographer, and director with both children and adults. She has studied and performed almost all forms of dance: classical ballet, musical theater/Fosse, tap, Isadora Duncan, Renaissance/Festival/Tribal, modern, jazz, fitness: zumba/barre fitness/aerobics, and various ethnic styles, to name a few. She is heavily influenced by George Balanchine, Agnes deMille, Bob Fosse, and Jerome Robbins. Lisa believes strongly in teaching the proper technique of dance and keeping her students - both children and adults - safe and encourages self-esteem to all. Regardless of style, she adores sharing her love and joy of dance with her students. She owes her love of dance to her parents, Betty and David Kelleher, who when they had nothing, had each other and a little girl who thought she had everything because she had them, music, and dance.

Wednesday, August 7

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Ashlee Rapoza 

Jazz and Contemporary 

Ashlee Rapoza is a dance educator from Warwick, Rhode Island. She is a graduate of New York University with her Master’s Degree in Dance Education. Ashlee also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance Performance and Choreography from Dean College. In addition, she is an alumnus from The Gypsy Project: LA contemporary dance training program in which she studied under Capezio ACE award winners Erica Sobel and Mary Grace McNally, as well as choreographers from Netherlands Dans Theatre and Batsheva Dance Company. Ashlee teaches at several dance studios all across New England and has taught at Gibney Dance in NYC for the Fortitude Dance Summer Intensive. Her work was recently presented at the New York State Dance Educator’s Conference in representation of New York University’s Graduate in Dance Program at Steinhart. In September Ashlee will be pioneering the K-5 dance program at Alma Del Mar Charter school. 

Wednesday, August 14

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Rodney Gore 

Conditioning and Progressions 


Originally from Tabor City, North Carolina, Rodney started his dance training at Amy’s Academy of Dance Arts in Chadbourn, North Carolina at the age of 12. Along with his extensive dance training, Rodney graduated with his BA in communications with a concentration in dance from Bridgewater State University. He was a national/international champion competitive cheerleader, dancer, and has performed with several dance groups, including Bridgewater State University’s Dance Company, Bridgewater State Dance Team, Joffrey Ballet, Impact Dance Company, and Bridgewater State Cheerleading and nonetheless commercial with Danity Kane. A phenomenal acrobatic, Rodney has received his tumbling certification from The United States All Star Federation and Building Blocks certified. His choreography has received many overall high scores on the regional, national and international competitive level. Rodney is also the owner of an awesome new dance competition “The Classic Dance Experience.” When he is teaching he brings an uplifting and fresh approach to his teaching style. To quote Rodney, “Aubrey Lynch stated, ‘To Touch, To Move, To Inspire, This is the true gift of dance.’ My passion for dance inspires me to teach others how to move their bodies and connect with the feelings and souls of others.”

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