Session: Summer 2020
Chapter:  Dance-ST
Location:  ONLINE
Time:  12:00am - 12:00pm
Day:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
Starts:  06/01
Ages:  8-18
Tuition:  $150.00

Camp Description

Open Level Track (For any level dancer)  - The Open Level Dance Track will offer classes for any level of dancer! From Ballet to Hip Hop to Musical Theater Dance, this track is sure to offer variety and fun for all dancers!
  • Monday @ 3:30 (June 1, 8, 15) - Tap - Hope (Ages 8-18) - This class will focus on endurance, skill, core, and tap technique.
  • Monday @ 6:00 (June 1, 8, 15) - Strength and Flexibility - Chelsea  (Ages 8-18) - This class focuses on the body's center; the core is where all movements begin and end. Improving balance, flexibility, body alignment, and strength allows a dancer to perform at their full potential. 
  • Tuesday @ 3:30 (June 2, 9, 16) - Hip Hop - Hope  (Ages 8-18) - This Intro Hip Hop class will focus on the basic steps of hip hop choreography that can be seen recently all over the world on both stage and screen!
  • Wednesday @ 2:15 (June 3, 10, 17) - Jazz - Hope (Ages 8-18) - Jazz Dance is based on the techniques of ballet, modern, and African dance and is always fun for any dancer at any level!  If you are new or just getting comfortable with Jazz, this is the class for you.
  • Wednesday @ 4:45 (June 3, 10, 17) - Musical Theater Dance - Hope (Ages 8-18) - This class will focus on learning choreography and dance for the theater! If you have ever wanted to know what a choreographer is looking for when planning dances for a show, this is a great class to learn!
  • Thursday @ 6:00 (June 4, 11, 18) - Ballet - Chelsea  (Ages 8-18) - Ballet is the foundation of all dance, and we have fun with ballet! If you are new or just getting comfortable with Ballet, this is the class for you.
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Hope Goertzen

Hope Goertzen began dancing at age 6 with AngelFeet Dance Studio in south central Kansas. Here she trained in ballet, tap, jazz, pointé and was member of the touring Ministry Team. After interning at The Washington Ballet at THEARC in Washington D.C., Hope found her calling to teach dance while assisting with the DanceDC program. While pursuing her bachelors at Kansas State University she performed at many venues including the Kansas Dance Festival in 2013, The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, the Kansas State Fair, and many others. Hope was a member of the K-State Tap Dance Ensemble, the Kansas State Theater Organization and received her bachelors in theater with a concentration in dance. Hope has taught for CYT in the dance studio since 2015 and has choreographed four CYT shows: James and the Giant Peach, Wizard of Oz, Annie Warbucks & Madagascar. She looks forward to growing with the CYT family and whatever opportunities come in the future!


Chelsea Shaffer

Chelsea started dancing at the age of four, competing with various studios until she started training at Studio J School of Dance under the direction of Stephanie Judah and Crysti Miller in Independence, Missouri. She attended many competitions competing in tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop, and musical theatre. During this time Chelsea also trained in ballet 3 times a week and took pointe. She was invited to various dance intensives including GoPro, a pre-professional summer workshop where she was able to take class from renowned choreographers such as Don Mirault, Helene Phillips, and Janet Langer while performing at the Clay Cooper Theatre in Branson, Missouri. She also attended a ballet intensive, Ballet JG, in Chicago directed by Jennifer Grapes. Chelsea recently graduated from the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment at Oklahoma City University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Dance Management with a double minor in Business Entrepreneurship and History. She trained in ballet five days a week under Jo Rowan, Kay Sandel, Veronica Wilcox, Jessica Fay, and Ty Love. Chelsea also trained in jazz under Brian Marcum, Alana Martin, Tiffany van der Merwe, Tiffany Warford, Kelli Stevens, and Kari Shaw. And tap training under Diana Brooks, Brian Marcum, Sherri Hayden, Cassandra Mora, Patricia Oplotnik, Kari Shaw, Tiffany Warford, and Aaron Pomeroy. Chelsea hopes to pursue a career traveling the world as a professional dancer. She feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to share her passion for dance with so many young minds and looks forward to the CYT dance season!