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MID ATLANTIC SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE (MASDI)

July 20-24, 2020

Presented by Motion Mania Dance Theatre

About

Immerse yourself into the world of dance, come to the Mid-Atlantic Summer Dance Intensive and live your dream for a full week. Broaden your scope of dance with genuine, professional, and empowering faculty.  Be inspired to gain more strength and diversity in your movement as you grow into the dancer you know you can be.

Each morning you will warm-up in ballet and modern classes that will enrich your studies and get you ready for the day of dance technique and choreography. Dancing, learning, challenging yourself as if you are a working dancer on Broadway, dance company or a back-up dancer for your favorite artist.  You will study with our highly acclaimed professionals in the dance field that will help to nurture your passion for excelling in dance.

MASDI offers very small classes and individualized attention for maximum growth.  We guarantee that you will be a better dancer after attending our immersion into the world of professional dance.  Live Your Dream!  

Special Guest Teacher: Kesha Milenkovic

Learn from the Best!

Amelia Lowe is most famously known for her time on So You Think You Can Dance Season 9 as a member of their top 20. In addition to this she made it into the top 12, allowing her the opportunity to perform across the country with the So You Think You Can Dance tour. Since her time on the show, Amelia has appeared as a principal dancer in episodes of Boardwalk Empire and Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. She’s also been featured in multiple commercials including a nationwide commercial for Wendy’s, Target, the New York Stock Exchange, General Electric and American Express.  Amelia got the chance to be a featured dancer at the premiere for The Great Gatsby. She has performed for emerging choreographer, Lindsay Nelko at the Capezio Ace Awards and Warren Carlysle at the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards. She is currently living in New York and dancing for fellow So You Think You Can Dance alum, Ellenore Scott in Ellenore’s up and coming company, ELSCO.

 

Our Dance Program

At MASDI, you’re not just a number, you are an important part of the dance company. Class sizes are small and personal (10-15 dancers per class), so you’ll receive lots of personal attention.

The MASDI dance instructors are of the highest level of dance educators in the industry — teachers who have professional experience as:

  • International Choreographers: 7th European Youth Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies
  • Broadway Dancers: Chicago, Fosse, The Producers (movie)
  • Dance Company Choreographers: Giordano Dance Chicago, River North Dance Chicago, Motion Mania Dance Theatre
  • Commercial Dancers: Verizon, Capezio,JCPenney and
  • University Instructors: WCSU, JMU, City University of New York, Montgomery College, Western Michigan University, and others!

We understand what it takes to be a professional dancer, and share this knowledge to provide an amazing time in the study of technique, choreography, performance, and audition skills. The MASDI faculty combines the knowledge of technique with a down-to-earth teaching method and a first-hand professional understanding of what it takes to be professional dancers and choreographers. Your experience at MASDI will prepare you to dance for all venues (stage, television, and contemporary dance companies).

Classes consist of: Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Theatre Dance, Ballet, Hip-Hop, and Tap. Your dance days are spent in technique classes developing your technique and strength. Each dancer will finish camp a better dancer with many new friends and a fierce wealth of dance knowledge about the business of dance.

NOTE: MASDI IS FOR DANCERS WITH TWO OR MORE YEARS OF  DANCE TRAINING  Teen/Adult and Children over 9.  Classes are divided by age and level. (CALL FOR INFO 301-515-8908)

WE UNDERSTAND WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A PROFESSIONAL DANCER

Out of town Dancers stay at the Fairfield Inn

A MIX OF DANCE AND FUN.

LOOKING FOR A DANCE CAMP THAT'S EXCITING, CHALLENGING, AND PROFESSIONAL, WITH LOTS OF PERSONAL ATTENTION?

FACULTY

THE MASDI DANCE INSTRUCTORS ARE OF THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF DANCE EDUCATORS IN THE INDUSTRY.

BONNIE SLAWSON, 
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR / FOUNDER

Born in New York City, Bonnie studied with master teachers such as Phil Black, Frank Hatchett, Danny Daniels, Shimon Braun, Andrea Brown, Mia Michaels, Doug Caldwell, Jackie Sleight, A.C., Slam, Choe, Madame Darvash and Luigi. Bonnie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from Mercyhurst College. Bonnie has taught and choreographed for a number of colleges including Stephens College, Perry-Mansfield, Dickinson College, Temple University, Penn State, and Elizabethtown College. Her roster of Master Classes includes James Madison University, Crickets Performing Arts Center, Georgetown Day School, Sandy Spring Friends School and New Cumberland Ballet. Bonnie performed in Summer Stock Theatre and was dance captain for Equity Theatre productions in L.A. She danced for A&M Records in MTV videos and choreographed a number of fashion videos while teaching in L.A. studios. In Washington, D.C. Bonnie danced with numerous professional dance companies. Teaching all throughout the DC Metro area she continued to choreograph stage shows, industrials and concert works. Bonnie was chosen as a “Critic’s Pick” by The Washington Post, was honored to be a part of the National Dance Institute’s Washington residency and received the Governor’s School for Visual and Performing Arts Outstanding Educator Award. Bonnie created Motion Mania Dance Theatre in 1988. They have performed for twenty years for entities such as the Corcoran Gallery of Art, AT&T, Xerox and The Kennedy Center’s Open House.

 

Derrick Alfonso Evans

Derrick Alfonso Evans, originally from St.Thomas U.S.Virgin Islands, began dancing with the Ballet Theatre of the Virgin Islands. He continued his dance education at Western Michigan University where he was named a Presidential Scholar in Dance. Derrick’s performance credits: Wellspring Dance Collaborative, Joel Hall Dancers, James Kelly Choreography Project, Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago (rehearsal director), River North Chicago Dance Company, Cecilia Marta Dance Company, Michael Jackson HBO Special and History video, Monte Carlo Sporting Club, Sweet Charity (Big Daddy and dance captain), and numerous industrials, fashion shows, award shows and commercials (Intel, JC Penney, Swatch, Culligan). Derrick has also assisted on numerous projects including award shows, industrials (NIKE, Pathmark, Paul Mitchell), commercials (JC Penney, Heineken starring John Leguizamo), recording artists (Enrique Iglesias, Lou Bega) and musicals (off-Broadway HOLA nominated Four Guys Named Jose). Choreography credits include: 7th European Youth Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies, Motion Mania Dance Company, Shippensburg University Dance Team, Giordano Chicago Dance Company, River North Chicago Dance Company (one of four choreographers featured in River North’s Emmy winning PBS Special), Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Ltd., Sweeney Todd, Chorus Line, and numerous industrials. Derrick has taught master classes throughout the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. He has been on faculty at St.Thomas School of Dance (U.S.V.I.), Broadway Dance Center, Stepsnyc, Monthey Dance Center (Switzerland), Virginia School of the Arts, West Virginia Dance Festival 2008, Mid-Atlantic Summer Dance Intensive (JMU/MMDC), Gus Giordano Dance Center and Western Michigan University (Assistant Professor). In 2006, Western Michigan University named Evans the 2006 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient. Evans continues to teach master classes and choreograph in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean.

KESHA MILENKOVICH

KESHA MILENKOVIC is originally from Gaithersburg Maryland. She started dancing at the age of nine at Motion Mania Dance Center. For many summers she attended Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive, Bates Dance Festival and many more. She also got the opportunity to perform at the Kennedy Center under the direction of Debbie Allen in two productions called “Dreams & Pearl”. Kesha attended Columbia College Chicago and got her Bachelor of Arts in Dance. After graduation Kesha got a scholarship at Gus Giordano Dance school and later on accepted into Giordano second company. In 2010 Kesha got hired as a dancer/vocalist for the Broadway musical Chicago on the largest cruise ship in the world “Allure of The Seas”. Kesha is currently on faculty at North Shore School Of Dance in Highland Park IL and Director of North Shore Repertory Dance Ensemble. Kesha passion has always been to perform but now she would like to expand her knowledge and start
teaching/choreographing. 

JULIO AUGUSTIN MATOS, JR.

Julio MatosAssistant Professor @ University of Miami Julio Agustin is an assistant professor of theatre at the University of Miami. He has performed in six Broadway shows (Chicago, Fosse, Steel Pier) and runs a monthly audition studio in New York City, The Transition Workshop (JulioAgustin.com). His book The Professional Actor’s Handbook was released in February 2017 and is available through Rowman and Littlefield. Member: AEA, SAG-AFTRA, SDC, VASTA, ATHE.

AT MASDI, YOU'RE NOT JUST A NUMBER, YOU ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE DANCE COMPANY.

REGISTER FOR MASDI NOW!

MID ATLANTIC SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE

Please fill out and send all forms to: INFO@COMMOTIONDANCE.COM
OR MAIL TO: MASDI 13097 WISTERIA DR. GERMANTOWN, MD. 20874                   

Mid Atlantic Summer Dance Intensive

Camp Location:
13097 Wisteria Drive, Germantown, MD.  20874

 

Contact Us
(+1) 301 515 8908
info@commotiondance.com
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