Musical Theater Intensive – June 15 to 19
Dance with a Rockette, Act with a Golden Globe Nominee (+ optional discounted private voice lesson)
Rising 6th thru 10th graders, Mon to Fri, 10 to 2:30, small and personalized!
(We are open to organizing a younger/older group if there is demand, and Zoom does allow for a wider age range, so email us if your student doesn't fall in this age group)
10 – 11 Tap with former Rockette Stevi Van Meter. First half of class will cater more to beginners, second half will be more advanced—suggested modifications will keep everyone tapping and happy throughout! (Any small open area in your home will do and tap shoes are more fun, but you definitely can "tap" without them.)
11 to 11:15 Break (Zoom will remain open for socializing)
11:15 – 12:15 Musical Theater Dance with Stevi Van Meter. Get some exercise and polish your skills for upcoming auditions with Stevi's super fun choreography!
12:15 – 12:45 Lunch Break (Zoom will remain open for kids to chat)
12:45 – 2:15 Acting with Fame Star Cynthia Gibb, including improv games, scene study, and audition technique.
2:15 – 2:30 Wrap up, ask questions, unwind, hang out :)
+Optional Discounted 1/2-Hour Voice Lesson with Cynthia Gibb (Price TBD based on enrollment. The more students enrolled, the bigger the discount. Spread the word and we will pass the savings on to you! If we reach 12 students, the private voice lesson will be comped – value $65.)
Full Camp – $440 (Register on this page. Please add your child's name and age in the Notes section on left at checkout.)
Dance-Only Option – 10 to 12:15 (stay for Zoom lunch if you like) – $250
Dance Registration Link
Acting-Only Option – 12:45 to 2:30 (join for Zoom lunch if you like) – $250
Acting Registration Link
Steve Van Meter – Tap & Musical Theater Dance Teacher
Stevi Van Meter is originally from Michigan, where she began her studies in dance at the age of 9. Her extensive career spans over 30 years in the entertainment business throughout the United States and Europe. Some of her favorite credits include: Kid of The Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Broadway: Timon of Athens with the late Tony Randall’s National Actors’ Theater and Sinatra (His Voice, His Words, His Way) at Radio City Music Hall. Regional credits include: Damn Yankees starring Tony Randall, Bubbling Brown Sugar with Diahann Carroll, 42nd Street in the role of “Annie Time Annie," My One And Only, Mame and Will Rogers Follies to name a few…all of which she served as Dance Captain. Stevi appeared in over 10 national commercials, including Diet Coke with Elton John and Paula Abdul as well as L’Oreal, Jockey, Cadillac, the “Broadway Stamp” for the U.S. Post Office, and Coke with original C&C Music Factory. She has had the good fortune of working with many stars, including Liza Minnelli, Bette Midler and Bill Cosby. Stevi and her Dance Group, “Anonymous," won 5 shows on Star Search and went to the semi-finals hosted by the late Ed McMahon. Stevi has appeared in over 20 MTV videos as well as Independent films and was the Assistant Choreographer for Showtime’s The Red Shoe Diaries. Stevi choreographed The Fantasticks for Gateway Playhouse in Long Island and was the Assistant Choreographer for Damn Yankees at The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. She also choreographed the 2009 Season for the “Queen Elizabeth 2”! Stevi was a Radio City Rockette for 15 years and just retired in 2010.
Cynthia Gibb – Acting & Voice
Westport native Cynthia Gibb has over 60 film, TV and theater credits. She received a Golden Globe® nomination for her portrayal of Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy, opposite Bette Midler. She also starred in the Karen Carpenter Story. And anyone who ever donned legwarmers remembers her as the star of the TV series Fame! She also starred with Shirley Jones, Dick Van Dyke, Donna McKechnie, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, James Woods, Dabney Coleman, Burt Reynolds, Christopher Lloyd and many others. Cynthia has worked with Oliver Stone, Stephen Sondheim, Jule Styne, Arthur Laurents, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan (producers of the Academy Awards, Smash and Chicago), as well as choreographers Jerome Robbins, Debbie Allen and Jaime Rogers. She has over 30 years professional experience as an actress, singer and dancer. Her TV credits include Law and Order/SVU, Criminal Minds and Without a Trace, among many others. Cynthia is a member of the prestigious Actors' Studio and has taught hundreds of singing and acting students in Connecticut, L.A., and in master classes across Italy.