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SUMMER

DANCE

JUNE

Guest Artist Workshop

June 10, 11

 

Tracie Stanfield and Eric Campros

Barefoot is excited to begin our summer with two incredible guest artists! Welcome Tracie Stanfield and Eric Campros. Tracie and Eric will be teaching a large variety of technique, and styled classes. This is a great opportunity for our students. Inquire with interest in private dance lessons.

Group A​ - Ages 8-12

Group B - Ages 13+

View schedule below

Learn more about our guests-

Tracie Stanfield is an award-winning choreographer, educator, creative consultant, and the founder/Artistic Director of SynthesisDANCE in New York City. Her work has been commissioned throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Latin America. Her signature voice as a choreographer has helped create and define contemporary lyrical movement in concert and commercial dance. Dance Magazine calls her classes "inspiring'” and the Huffington Post UK says Tracie’s choreography "thrilled and mesmerized with her masterful fusion of contemporary and classical dance forms.”  

Tracie’s choreography has been presented throughout NY at Symphony Space, Jazz at Lincoln Center, BAM Fisher, The Duke Theatre, Brooklyn Museum, Rose Nagelberg Theatre, Bryant Park, Brooklyn College, Dixon Place, Brooklyn Music School and Untermyer Park in Yonkers. Internationally, her work has been produced at the Benicassim Dance Festival (Spain), Edinburgh EICC (Scotland), SieteOcho (Mexico City) and Premiero Ato (Brazil). Stage commissions include Tec de Monterrey Universidad, Verismo Opera Company, Tapestry Dance Company, Kilgore Rangerettes, Brooklyn Dance Festival Company and Flux Dance Company, among others.

Beyond her work with the Spirit of Elan Award-winning SynthesisDANCE, Tracie served as the Resident Choreographer for the Booking Dance Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. She has been regularly featured in Dance Spirit, Dance Teacher and Dance Informa Magazines. She is the Founding Artistic Director of the Brooklyn Dance Festival and serves on the Advisory Board of the Young Choreographers' Festival and various dance organizations that promote the future of dance for all audiences. Tracie is the Educational Advisor for SIETEOCHO, a pre-professional training program in Mexico City. Film projects include The Studio School, Caseology watches online campaign, The Fairy Queen with Director Erin Levendorf, Emily Rose Laochua's documentary on water conservation (OutsideZoned: working title) and Dance4Camera projects with BT Films. 

One of the “Nine DanceMakers Making History” (Dance Spirit Magazine), Tracie travels the world teaching dancers, local dance educators and aspiring professionals. Tracie is on faculty at Broadway Dance Center in NYC and tours with Fluid Dance and Energy Dance Conventions. Recent teaching highlights include Joffrey Ballet, Yale University, Amarbailar in Paraguay, TDR Tour in Ixtapa, Encore Dance Camp in Dallas and Marymount Manhattan College. Her SynthesisDANCE Teacher Training Workshops have been produced in Mexico City, Monterrey Mexico and throughout the US (traciestanfield.com).

Eric Campros has enjoyed an illustrious performing career, including appearances in theater, films, commercials, videos, and tours with pop artists Aaliyah, The Backstreet Boys, and Usher. In 2012, Eric and Lynne Mariani had the privilege to create a dance based curriculum for 2 prestigious universities in China: Hebei Art Institute and Shandong Art University.

 

As choreographer, Eric's work has been commissioned across the U.S., Germany, China, Japan, and Canada. He continues to work with Carnival Entertainment, coaches actors for film, and 

recently worked for the Nickelodeon Network. He is on faculty at Broadway Dance Center in NYC, holds a B.A. in Marketing, and is the Youth Artistic Director for the Brooklyn Dance Festival.

Eric strongly believes the most beautiful thing about every dancer is their imagination and curiosity. It is his mission to create a safe space for exploration where mistakes are encouraged, allowing 

artists to realize their worth, their voice, and their possibility! (ericjohncampros.com)

Ballet Bootcamp Session 1

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Ages 8+
Group A- NOW ONLY $135!
Group B- NOW ONLY $135!

June 15, 16, 17

June 22, 23, 24

Level 1 and 2

Join us this summer for Ballet Boot Camp! We will be focusing on technique and conditioning. 

Each session meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for two weeks.

Level 1 - Ages 6+. Previously in Ballet 1 and 2. Meets for six sessions from 5:30-6:30pm. $108 per session. Tuition is $108 per session or only $385 if you sign up for all 4 sessions!

 

Level 2 - Ages 10+. Previously in Ballet 3 and up. Meets for six sessions for 5:30-7:00pm. $152 per session. Tuition reduced to $129 per session if you sign up for all four sessions.

(Please register for a level based on your ballet class from last year.)

Register for pointe on Thursdays after Level 2 for an additional $20. You must be in Ballet Bootcamp to register for pointe.

Ages 6+ 

Level 1- $108 per session

Level 2-  $152 per session

"Becoming Hamilton" 

June 14-18

Musical Theatre Camp

The Broadway musical sensation Hamilton is re-imagined in this exciting exploration through America’s historic beginnings. The Founding Fathers, among other famous early Americans, come to life with an exciting message of acceptance and hope through dance and drama!

Level 1- Ages 7-11, $225

Level 2- Ages 12+, $225

Welcome guest artist Justin Speck. Justin is an award-winning educator and theatre director with over twenty years of experience in musical theatre, choreography, acting and directing.  He studied theatre and dance in Minneapolis at the University of Minnesota and earned a BA in theatre art. Justin received his master's degree in directing at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University in Chicago. Locally, he has collaborated with the Black Hills Playhouse, Black Hills Community Theatre, Black Hills Symphony Orchestra, Black Hills Dance Theatre, and Advocates for Creative Theatre Students.  He has choreographed over forty musicals and directed nearly 70 productions in South Dakota, Minneapolis, Chicago, and New York. He is thrilled to be joining the staff at Barefoot Dance Studio and continue enhancing his career as an artist, dancer, and teacher. 

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Ages 7+ 

Level 1- $225

Level 2- $225

Hip Hop Intensive

June 21-23

Spend a week learning or growing in a fun style. Hip-Hop hits hard incorporating full body strength, rhythm, musicality, and footwork! Students learn age/level appropriate choreography. With the heightening popularity of hip hop these days, this is a great way to help your student to become a more well rounded dancer!

Level 1- ages 8+, June 21-23. 10:00am-11:00am, $92

Level 2- ages 12+, June 21-23, 11:30am-1:00pm, $115

Take all of our intensives this summer and receive a discount. Pair with Jazz, Tap, Modern, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, and Acro. Level 1 $489 for all! Level 2 $600 for all!

Ages 8+

Level 1- $92 per session

Level 2- $115 per session

Cheer and Tumbling Camp

June 21-24

Roll, bend, jump and tumble with our introductory tumbling program! Taught in our Tumbleroom with fun tumbling equipment. This camp is paired with an introduction to cheer. Start out the summer cheering for Barefoot and learning some new skills.

Ages 3-7, $108, 5:30pm-7:00pm

Pair this camp with "Frozen 2 Dance Camp", and "Welcome to the Jungle Camp." Take one camp for $108 or all three for a discount. All three camps bundled for $300.

Ages 3-7

$108

Ballet Bootcamp Session 2

June 29, 30

July 1, 6, 7, 8

Level 1 and 2

Join us this summer for Ballet Boot Camp! We will be focusing on technique and conditioning. 

Each session meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for two weeks.

Level 1 - Ages 6+. Previously in Ballet 1 and 2. Meets for six sessions from 5:30-6:30pm. $108 per session. Tuition is $108 per session or only $385 if you sign up for all 4 sessions!

 

Level 2 - Ages 10+. Previously in Ballet 3 and up. Meets for six sessions for 5:30-7:00pm. $152 per session. Tuition reduced to $129 per session if you sign up for all four sessions.

(Please register for a level based on your ballet class from last year.)

Register for pointe on Thursdays after Level 2 for an additional $20. You must be in Ballet Bootcamp to register for pointe.

Ages 6+ 

Level 1- $108 per session

Level 2-  $152 per session

Tap Intensive

June 28-30

Guest Artist

Kristen Jost

Improve your rhythm, speed and musicality at our Tap Intensive. All experiences encouraged. Its going to be a great time!

Int/Adv Tap- Ages 8+, $92

June 28, 29, 30 - 9:30-10:30 AM

 

Meet our Tap guest instructor Kristen below

Kristen Jost is a lifelong dancer, trained at the Turning Pointe School for Performing Arts in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. She has received more than 15 years of training in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and lyrical. She continued dancing in college and was co-director of Frelon Dance Company at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She has attended and performed in several dance conventions and competitions, in addition to performing at the Detroit Lion’s Thanksgiving half time show. She currently works as a physician in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching tap, ballet, and pointe at Balleraena and being a member of the LiRa Dance Theatre Company. 

Take all of our intensives this summer and receive a discount. Pair with Jazz, Tap, Modern, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, and Acro. Level 1 $489 for all! Level 2 $600 for all!

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Ages 8+

$92 per session

Jazz Intensive

June 28-30

 

Guest Artist

Kristen Jost

Our jazz intensive will focus on enhancing your core technique, with tricks, turns, jumps and more. We have a great guest instructor for this Intensive.

Level 1- Ages 8-11, $92 

June 28-30 10:30am-12:00pm

Level 2- Ages 12+, $115

June 28-30; 12:00-1:30pm

 

Meet our Jazz guest instructor Kristen below

Kristen Jost is a lifelong dancer, trained at the Turning Pointe School for Performing Arts in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. She has received more than 15 years of training in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and lyrical. She continued dancing in college and was co-director of Frelon Dance Company at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She has attended and performed in several dance conventions and competitions, in addition to performing at the Detroit Lion’s Thanksgiving half time show. She currently works as a physician in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching tap, ballet, and pointe at Balleraena and being a member of the LiRa Dance Theatre Company. 

Take all of our intensives this summer and receive a discount. Pair with Jazz, Tap, Modern, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, and Acro. Level 1 $489 for all! Level 2 $600 for all!

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Ages 8+ 

Level 1- $92 per session

Level 2- $115 per session

JULY

Lyrical Intensive

July 6-8

Guest Artist

Thomas Tu Nguyen

Let the music takeover your performance through lyrical dance. Learn how to express and tell a powerful story while also improving your technical skills.

Level 1- Ages 8-11, $92

Level 2- Ages 12+, $115

Take all of our intensives this summer and receive a discount. Pair with Jazz, Tap, Modern, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, and Acro. Level 1 $489 for all! Level 2 $600 for all!

Barefoot would like to welcome back a great guest artist- Thomas Tu Nguyen.

Mr. Thomas began dancing when he was 17 yrs old.  He has experience in the dance styles of ballet, jazz, contemporary/lyrical, hip-hop, and pom. In his high school years he participated on the WHS Dance Team and was a member of the The Dance Worlds All Male Championship Hip Hop Team. Mr. Thomas graduated from South Dakota State University where he studied a French language major and a dance minor. Mr. Thomas had the unique experience of participating in the local event “Dancing with the Sioux Falls Stars”, and helped raise funds for local families affected by mental illness. His second year participating he and his partner won the spinning disco ball trophy! Mr. Thomas has performed in a variety of productions including Snow White, The Wizard Of Oz, and has been a performer in LiRa Dance Theatre Company since 2016. He is also a Choreographer, and has an immense passion for learning and performing. Mr. Thomas has been teaching dance for 5 years. He has taught at various studios and worked with a variety of teams in the area. He is currently a coach to the O’Gorman high school dance team. Mr. Thomas is in his first year teaching at Dynamic.  His favorite thing about teaching dance is getting to work with so many inspiring youthful dancers! He also enjoys being able to show them his love for dance by dancing alongside his student’s.

Ballet Bootcamp Session 3

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Ages 8+

Level 1- $92 per session

Level 2- $115 per session

July 13, 14, 15

July 20, 21, 22

Level 1 and 2

Join us this summer for Ballet Boot Camp! We will be focusing on technique and conditioning. 

Each session meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for two weeks.

Level 1 - Ages 6+. Previously in Ballet 1 and 2. Meets for six sessions from 5:30-6:30pm. $108 per session. Tuition is $108 per session or only $385 if you sign up for all 4 sessions!

 

Level 2 - Ages 10+. Previously in Ballet 3 and up. Meets for six sessions for 5:30-7:00pm. $152 per session. Tuition reduced to $129 per session if you sign up for all four sessions.

(Please register for a level based on your ballet class from last year.)

Register for pointe on Thursdays after Level 2 for an additional $20. You must be in Ballet Bootcamp to register for pointe.

Ages 6+ 

Level 1- $108 per session

Level 2-  $152 per session

"TikTok" Dance Camp

July 12-15

Jazz and

Hip Hop Dance Camp

Come "tiktok it up" this summer at Barefoot! At this fun filled camp, students will be learning Jazz and Hip Hop dance styles inspired by the popular app TikTok, along with some fun dance activities. 

July 12-15 from 5:00-6:30pm. Ages 6+. $108

This camp is going to be a big hit!

Ages 6+ 

$108

Frozen 2 Dance Camp

July 19-22

Join us as we explore "Into the Unknown," with friends Elsa, Olaf and more. This creative movement dance camp is one you don't want to miss. Your young dancer will not only enjoy a week filled with dancing, but so many fun activities and crafts as well. We cannot wait to get to dance to the new soundtrack and create props and costume pieces to add to our performance.

Ages 3-7, $108,

 

AM Session 10:30-12:00pm

PM Session (Full) 5:30pm-7:00pm

Pair this camp with "Tumbling and Cheer Camp", and "Welcome to the Jungle Camp." Take one camp for $108 or all three for a discount. All three camps bundled for $300.

Ages 3-7

$108

AUGUST

Justice League of the Dance World

August 2-5

POW! BOOM! SMASH! Superheroes and super-villains clash in this fun-filled comic book world. Join us for a thrilling adventure with dance, acrobatics and superpowers!

Minis/Juniors- Ages 4-6, $108, 9:00am-10:00am

Level 1- Ages 7-11, $165, 11:30am-12:30pm

Level 2- Ages 12+, $165, 11:30am-12:30pm

Welcome guest artist Justin Speck. Justin is an award-winning educator and theatre director with over twenty years of experience in musical theatre, choreography, acting and directing.  He studied theatre and dance in Minneapolis at the University of Minnesota and earned a BA in theatre art. Justin received his master's degree in directing at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University in Chicago. Locally, he has collaborated with the Black Hills Playhouse, Black Hills Community Theatre, Black Hills Symphony Orchestra, Black Hills Dance Theatre, and Advocates for Creative Theatre Students.  He has choreographed over forty musicals and directed nearly 70 productions in South Dakota, Minneapolis, Chicago, and New York. He is thrilled to be joining the staff at Barefoot Dance Studio and continue enhancing his career as an artist, dancer, and teacher.

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Ages 4+

Minis- $108

Level 1 and 2 -$165

Ballet Bootcamp Session 4

August 10, 11, 12

August 17, 18, 19

Level 1 and 2

Join us this summer for Ballet Boot Camp! We will be focusing on technique and conditioning. 

Each session meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for two weeks.

Level 1 - Ages 6+. Previously in Ballet 1 and 2. Meets for six sessions from 5:30-6:30pm. $108 per session. Tuition is $108 per session or only $385 if you sign up for all 4 sessions!

 

Level 2 - Ages 10+. Previously in Ballet 3 and up. Meets for six sessions for 5:30-7:00pm. $152 per session. Tuition reduced to $129 per session if you sign up for all four sessions.

(Please register for a level based on your ballet class from last year.)

Register for pointe on Thursdays after Level 2 for an additional $20. You must be in Ballet Bootcamp to register for pointe.

Ages 6+ 

Level 1- $108 per session

Level 2-  $152 per session

Welcome to the Jungle Dance Camp

August 9-12

Take a dance on the wild side. At this high energy creative movement camp we will jump, turn and move like our favorite Disney jungle characters. This week will be full of fun songs, dance, games and crafts. A roaring time. 

Ages 3-7, $108, 4:00pm-5:30pm

Pair this camp with "Cheer and Tumbling Camp" and "Frozen 2 Dance Camp." Take one camp for $108 or all three for a discount. All three camps bundled for $300.

Ages 3-7

$108

Acro Intensive

August 9-12

Cartwheels, Aerials, Walkovers and so much more! Call it a bonus to your dance technique or your first steps into tumbling and acrobatics.

Level 1- Ages 8-11, $92, 6:30-7:30pm

Level 2- Ages 12+, $115, 4:00-5:30pm

4 days filled with so much to learn!

Take all of our intensives this summer and receive a discount. Pair with Jazz, Tap, Modern, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, and Acro. Level 1 $489 for all! Level 2 $600 for all!

Ages 8+

Level 1- $92 per session

Level 2- $115 per session

Modern Intensive

August 16-18

Guest Artist

lisa nevada

To wrap up the summer we have an incredible guest modern artist. Welcome lisa nevada.

Level 1- ages 8-11,

MONDAY and TUESDAY 6:30-7:30PM
WEDNESDAY  6:30-8:00PM

 

Level 2- ages 12+,

MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY 10:00am-1:00pm
 

Take all of our intensives this summer and receive a discount. Pair with Jazz, Tap, Modern, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, and Acro. Level 1 $489 for all! Level 2 $600 for all!

lisa nevada is a naturalist, a dancemaker, collaborator & accomplice, and enthusiastic educator based in the pre-settler territory of the Canarsie aka Brooklyn, NY. her practice has led to gifts of opportunities to meet, listen, learn, and witness an array of humans and more-than-human kin. her encounters with these life forces bolster her deep desire to create offerings of performance and education that highlight our innate relationship to place/Earth, and an urgent commitment to the health and restoration of plants and trees, soil, water and animals. lisa organizes and facilitates opportunities to engage all peoples in the observation of ecosystems of the natural world and of our human interactions to ignite a kinship with Mama Earth, centered on gratitude. her current research delves into the sonic realms of lullaby and wailing in response to humanity’s active destruction of psyche and home. lullaby: an offering/ a cleansing/ a blessing and waiting for humanity are two solo choreographies that have emerged from this research. both works lean into the embodiment of Mama Earth’s trauma, resilience, and healing.

 

lisa is the Special Projects Coordinator and an Ensemble member with Dancing Legacy, a performing and teaching ensemble committed to enabling individuals to appreciate and participate in the rich dance heritage of the United States. she is an active member of Hungry Mothers, a trans-disciplinary collective developing modes of artistic practice that center remedial relations with Earth’s land & waters in envisioning a future of collective liberation. recent projects with HM include Hungry Mothers en la Frontera (december 2019) and contributions to HM’s Field Guide collaboration with LOAM Magazine (summer 2020). lisa is also the recipient of a month-long research residency at Ucross in Wyoming for spring 2021.

lisa received her MFA in Dance from the University of New Mexico with concentrations in land-based choreography and performance, embodied dance history, and teaching. in 2015 SHIFT | DANCE was founded and launched by Jacqueline García, Kelsey Paschich, and lisa nevada. the trio also instigated SHIFT DANCE | FESTIVAL, one of the only annual dance festivals in Albuquerque, NM to present contemporary, research-based, and experimental dance forms from artists across the nation.

as an independent artist, lisa has performed the choreography of Jacqueline M. García, Kelsey Paschich, Erika Pujič, Donna Jewell, Rulan Tangen, Danny Grossman, David Parsons, Robert Battle, Donald McKayle, Jose Limón, Martha Graham, Anna Sokolow, Bill Evans, Vladimir Conde Reche, Jessica Miller-Tomlinson, among others.  from 2006-2017 lisa was a core member of Ecotone Physical Theatre, a performance ensemble with a mission to mine the veins of improvisation: sonic, kinesthetic, textual, visual

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Ages 8+

Level 1- $92 per session

Level 2- $115 per session

Land-Dance Experience

August 19th​

Guest Artist

lisa nevada

land-dance: land-based dance practices for movers and makers, all levels welcome

 

land-dance: land-based dance practices for movers and makers is an outdoor dance experience that expands our ideas of where and when dance takes place.  together we will open our senses to the land that surrounds us and explore how the natural world influences our breath, our movement, and our impulses. we will play with taking class on uneven surfaces while expanding our focus to the layers of trees and sky, and work from lisa’s land score moving moments for mama earth to tap into land-based composition and gratitude for the earth. all are welcome. location tba

THURS. 8/19, 10am-1pm, land-dance: land-based dance practices for movers and makers, all levels welcome, location TBD

10am-11am, class

11-11:15, break

11:15-11:45, acknowledge your surroundings improvisation (walk and explore surroundings)

11:45-1pm, moving moments for mama earth score (mmme) and intro to land-based composition, close with gratitude 

Ages 8+
$50 if registered for modern intensive
$60 for other participants