Summer Intensive and Camps
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Summer Recreational Camps for Ages 3 to 6
We have 2 fun dance camps for our mini's! Ages 3-7 with dance, singing, crafts, tumbling, and more. They are 3 days a week Monday through Thursday. A great chance for your child to try different styles of dance. Each camp session is 3 days long. All summer camps go from 10:30am-12pm.
Session 1: Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs Camp July 19th through June 21
Session 2: Animal/Lion King Dance Camp- July 26th through July 28th.
Mini and Junior Stars Summer Dance Intensive
Ages 6 to 9
Our super, fantastic Dance Intensives have beginner and Intermediate classes for your Junior or Mini Dancer. They are highly recommended for dancers wanting to try out for dance team or performance team this year, but also open to all recreational dancers as well. May include classes such as Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary/Modern, HipHop, Lyrical, Creative movement and more. They will learn team building skills and have a movie day. They will also get to make a cool dance craft to bring home. Come get immersed in dance and trial many genres of dance. Includes free summer intensive t-shirt with tuition.
Mini and Junior Stars Intensive- July 5th through July 9th. Tuesday Through Saturday.
Time: Tuesday through Friday 5-8pm for Junior and 5:00-7:30pm for Mini's
Saturday 10-2pm (everyone includes movie day)
Our Ballet Summer Intensive is a great way to get ahead in your technique and prepare for tryouts or if you are a recreational dancers just improve your skills. Make fun ballet crafts and play ballet movement games. Each day will be themed after a different ballet and you will get to try crafts, moves, dances, and games from that ballet.
Ballet Summer Intensive July 12,14,15th
Time: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 5:30pm-7:30pm
Tween/Teen/Senior Summer Intensives and Camps Ages 10-18
Tween/Teen/Senior Summer Intensive /Camps
Ballet Day Camp is June 13th-17th
Time: 8:45am-2:30pm Monday through Friday for 1 week
This camp will be filled fun and allow ballet students to learn more about ballet and improve their technique. Students sometimes will be together and sometimes separated by level. Classes will include a technique class everyday, ballet games, or craft, and ballet dance repertory (choreography). If not on pointe or in pre-pointe you will take pre-pointe on flat. There will be separate classes for pre-pointe. The camp classes may also include PBT (Ballet conditioning, Stretch/Flexibility, Dance Anatomy, and more. Students will get a chance to go on a field trip to take ballet headshots and arabesque headshots to use for their own personal use or for ballet auditions for shows such as the Nutcracker or for other ballet intensives from ballet companies. A ballet summer intensive tank will be included with tuition.
Placement for Pointe/ Pre-Pointe for Ballet Summer Intensive: Please notify us via chat or email if wanting to go to pointe or pre-pointe , but never have been on pointe before. You must attend ballet twice a week to be in pointe class and you must have a pre-pointe assessment at the studio prior to intensive if wanting to take pre-pointe class. Please identify if you are an advanced or intermediate dance in your registration form. Please note if you are advanced in Jazz for example and beginning ballet or Intermediate. We will place you in the correct class after the first day. It is possible if a junior student is advanced to take pre-pointe at age 11 and advance to senior classes
Dance Boot Camp June 20th-25th
Time: Monday 7-9pm, Tuesday through Friday 4:30pm-9pm
Saturday Parade starts at 9am.
Our dance boot camp os loaded with fun and will keep you on your toes with a 5 star team of amazing teachers. They are highly recommended for dancers wanting to try out for dance team or performance team this year, but also open to all recreational dancers as well. Your dancer will learn team building skills, be challenged in all styles of dance, take technique classes, learn skills to stay a healthy dancer, auditioning skills, and more. Not to mention, all the summer fun activities like dance games, crafts, and even a dance movie night where they can bring their sleeping bags. All dancers will receive a Stunning Dance Studio Summer Boot Camp 2022 t-shirt and will perform Jazz Choreography taught by Jaimee Beard in the Taylorsville Dayzz Parade on Saturday, June 25th.
Ballet Intensive July 11th, 13th, and 15th.
Time: Monday,Wednesday, Friday 5:30-9pm (10+)
Session 1: $50
Session 2: $50
Session 3: $50
Mini's and Junior's Intensives:
Session 1 Mini's & Junior's Stars Dance Intensive: $150
Session 2:Ballet Intensive $100
Session 1 Tween/Teen Junior Ballet Camp $200-includes ballet skirt for end of session parent showing and a ballet photo shoot.
Session 2 Dance Boot Camp $160- everyone gets a T-shirt with Tuition!
Session 3 Ballet Summer Intensive $150- everyone gets a ballet tank included with tuition.
Please follow all the steps below.
Step 1: You must fill out the summer liability/release form below to register for all Summer Intensives and Camps.
Step 2. You must make a deposit before June 1st to hold your spot. Spots will fill up fast so be sure to register as soon as you can. Then you will receive an emailed invoice. Make a deposit by clicking on the link in the invoice. Cash or check payment in person at the studio is also accepted. You can also pay via venmo @Alicia-Manica. Registration isn't complete till payment is made. Full payment is due to prior to start date to avoid a late fee. You may also choose to pay in full online, in person or through venmo.
Step 3. Choose and Book your summer intensive below!
Location & Contact Details
3478 S Cozy River Pl West Valley UT, 84119
CHILDREn's classes, PBT, WELLNESS, YOGA, BALLET, IMPROV, MODERN, AnATOMY FOR DANCERS
Alicia Manica is the Director of Stunning Dance Studio. She grew up in Greenfield, MA and began dancing at Karen’s Dance Studio. From junior high to college she was a member of the Greenfield High School chorus and later a select choir member. At Berkshire Community College she continued her love for music and dance by being selected into the select choir there as well. After High School, she went on for further study at the Hartford Conservatory in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Tap, Improv, Music for Dancers, and Somatics with a concentration in Dance Pedagogy and Performance. She graduated from the Hartford Conservatory in 2007, with a diploma in Dance Pedagogy and Performance. She has been teaching dance and Acro for over 18 years for children age two to adult. Alicia also has experience in choreographing and performing for local theater, choral groups, and for circus routines at French Woods Performing arts Camp. She is a former member of Crazefaze Hip Hop Crew from Massachusetts.
After studying Kinesiology at the Hartford Conservatory, she went on to further he interest in rehabilitation and anatomy at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, MA. In 2012, Alicia graduated from Berkshire Community College with an Associates in Science; Physical Therapist Assistant Degree. She has been practicing as a licensed PTA for 7 years now. Her interest in teaching the geriatric population and people with neurological disorders has stemmed from her work in Physical Therapy with a focus in Orthopedics and Neurology. Alicia’s greatest passion is teaching dance to the adults with disabilities and has an immense compassion for those living with autoimmune diseases. She teaches a dance class she created for those living with MS and other Neurological disorders called, Dance Fusion in the summers and volunteers for the Healing Motion Ballet Barre class for Neurological Disorders at the Skaggs Wellness Center for the University of Utah. She is a former volunteer teacher of two years for the Dance for Parkinson’s program through the University of Utah, under the direction of Juan Carlos.
She is a 2019 graduate of the modern dance program at the University of Utah, School of Dance. Throughout her time at the University of Utah, Alicia has worked with the faculty in residency and performed in Jackie Lopez’s piece, “Warriors of Light,” as a member of the Performing Dance Company performance. She recently premiered new work in progress for the Senior Making Dances show. She performed in the Modern Senior Concert under work by Lauren Edson and showcasing her finished work, “Paths least traveled,” which incorporates dancers of all abilities. She also performed in RDT's production of, Regalia, in a piece by Dimitri Peskov.
Upon graduation, she spent the summer as Program Assistant for AXIS Dance Company in Oakland, California. She is a former teacher for Elements Dance Academy, Fierce Dance Academy, and Children's Ballet Theater in SLC,Utah. She is a former teacher for Minding In Motion, a program that helps the aging population reach their fullest potential through dance. Through dance she worked to help alleviate the symptoms of medical conditions by increasing cognitive function, range of motion, balance, and strength to liberate participants. She taught for Minding in Motion throughout SLC county at many nursing care facilities and senior centers until COVID hit.
She currently teaches workshops and is a guest teachers at many studios and schools in the SLC area. Last year she received certification as a PBT (Progressing Ballet Technique) teacher, which is a conditioning program for ballet, contemporary dancers, and athletes of all ages and levels. She most recently performed in SLC Ballet's production of the Nutcracker in the "Snow," scene. She just completed her 200-hour Wellness, SEL, and Yoga Teacher Training, to teach inclusive and trauma-informed yoga classes to adults and young people. Alicia continues to perform and produce choreography of which have one high point and overall awards at local competitions. She also enjoys being a photographer in her spare time and loves to photograph dancers and the great outdoors! She has two cute tuxedo kitties that she treats as her children. She loves working with kids and teaching all genres of dance. She can't wait to continue to continue to share her passion and love for dance and movement as the studio continue to grow. Alicia believes that dance is for everyone and seeks to create an inclusive, positive, and welcoming dance community where all can be their best selves!
CHOREOGRaPHY, Creative MOVEMENT
Hunter Hazard is a Salt Lake-based dance artist. He started his training at Pioneer School for the Performing Arts in 2013, attended Utah Valley University from 2014-2015, and recently graduated from the University of Utah's modern dance program in 2020. Some of Hunters achievements include: consistently producing independent works, dancing as a member of Oquirrh West Project (2020-2021), dancing with professional Denver-based modern dance troupe Hannah Kahn Dance Company (2015-2017), and an 8 week residency with Kearns High School dance company. In his spare time, he also enjoys participating in academic movement research projects. Hunter has nearly a decade of dance instruction experience, and hopes one thing his students can take away from his classes is a sense of curiosity.
This is Hunter's second year teaching with us, and we couldn't be happier to have him on our team of teachers this summer and fall.
Jaimee Beard, Utah born and raised, has been dancing for over fifteen years. She first started out as a competitive Irish dancer but then discovered her love for all styles of dance. Jaimee has performed throughout the years in a variety of projects including performing at the Stadium of Fire, Real Salt Lake, Disneyland, and Universal Studios. Jaimee is trained in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and various forms of dance from around the world. Jaimee has choreographed and taught dance for over ten years throughout Central Utah, Utah and Salt Lake counties, and Idaho. In 2018, Jaimee graduated from Snow College (Ephraim, Utah), Magna Cum Laude with an Associates of Science in Dance. While attending Snow College she was awarded the Dance Department Scholarship and was President of Snow College's Dance Ensemble under the direction of Dmitri Peskov. She also attended Utah Valley University (Orem, Utah) as a part of the Dance Education program, creating work and participating in student choreography. Jaimee received a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Dance in 2021. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Westminster College (Salt Lake City, UT). Having a passion for progressing the arts, she has pursued the field of arts administration managing events and concerts as the Programming Director for Salt Lake City-based professional dance company, SALT Contemporary Dance. After a three year run with SALT (2018-2021), Jaimee chose to focus her time on progressing the arts through her students. Jaimee currently dances for the Salt Lake City Senate Football Team and teaches various forms of dance at Balance Studio (Alpine, UT). Jaimee continues to be a guest instructor, choreographer, and adjudicator for studios and companies throughout Central and Northern Utah.
Tap, Jazz, Musical
For the past five years Kaeli has been teaching tap, jazz, hip hop, musical theatre, and contemporary in Washington and Utah.
Last year she originated the role of Sally in a contemporary dance musical called 1820, co-choreographed Singin’ in the Rain, and assisted Adam Dyer in choreographing a dance film “Unseen” for BYU’s Kinnect Dance Company. In 2019, Kaeli performed in 6 shows a day as a clogging soloist in Nauvoo, Illinois. As a child she trained in tap under Josh Scribner, took that love of tapping to West Yellowstone where she soloed in Newsies, and now teaches at BYU.
Recently Kaeli was selected for a six-week London theatre study abroad where she delved into the world of West End choreography and blocking at The Globe. Kaeli is still dancing when she is off the clock- teaching her friends country swing and making TikToks (one of which reached 1.3 million views).
We are very excited to have Kaeli teaching Tap, Jazz, Musical Theater, and Team building during our summer intensive and also teaching in some of our summer classes.
Devin, originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, received her pre-professional training from the Ballet West Academy for 10 years prior to joining Ballet West as a Trainee. During her time as a trainee, Devin trained with Ballet West II, where she was mentored by Ballet West II Director Mark Goldweber. Devin also toured around the state of Utah with Ballet West II, performing educational outreach programs in Productions of “The Nutcracker” as Clara and “The Sleeping Beauty” as Lilac Fairy, White Cat, and Princess Aurora. She also attended summer intensives at Walnut Hill School For The Arts, Orlando Ballet and Ballet West on scholarship. Devin has danced professionally with Ballet Memphis, Oklahoma City Ballet, Central West Chrysalis Ballet, and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. Devin has performed works by renowned choreographers such as George Balanchine, Dennis Spaight, Agnes De mille, Marius Petipa, and many more!
We are very happy to have Devin teaching at our summer ballet dance camp for tweens through Seniors and teaching our dancers choreography.
Ballet, Pointe, Ballet,
Ballet Repertory &
Intermediate/ADV Contemporary,MODERN, Improv
Caitlyn Murray is a soon to be University of Wyoming graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. She is originally from Cody, Wyoming where she grew up dancing and teaching dance classes at Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre. Throughout her childhood and experience at RMDT, she has had a number of lead roles in different ballets and has been trained in many different styles including ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, pointe, musical theatre and tap. In 2018, she began her college career at the University of Wyoming where she majored in dance. During her time at UW, she performed in several shows, and earned a lead role in a year long production in A Midsummer’s Night Dream as Puck. She’s worked with several guest artists, including the Limón Company and the Paul Taylor Dance company. She was also able to further her dance training at UW in ballet, modern, jazz, and vertical dance. She spent half of her time at UW working with Big Brothers Big Sisters at an after school program specifically for at risk youth at the elementary level.
LeGrande Lolo began his formal dance training at Utah Valley University under the tutelage of faculty members like Angie Banchero-Kelleher, Sarah Donohue, Kathie Debenham, and Doris Trujillo. Growing up in Samoa he was raised in a rich surrounding of cultural dance and art and as a senior in high school, found dance as a recreational activity for exercise. With this seemingly small introduction, his love for the art form grew rapidly. Originally an intended Creative Writing major, he quickly found that his hobby was now his passion and began pursuing a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Modern Dance, graduating in the spring of 2022. While working his way through the program from the beginning classes he was ultimately awarded performance scholarships for both of their modern dance companies: Synergy and Contemporary Dance Ensemble.
While at UVU he attended ACDA multiple times, received a full ride scholarship to LINK, Salt Dance’s summer dance intensive, and worked with guest artists like Andy Noble, Bret Esterling, Mike Esperanza and Francisco Gella. Additionally he was a founding member of Atlas Dance Collective and danced with them for three years. Having worked with Repertory Dance Theatre, Ririe Woodbury, Wasatch Contemporary and many more, it’s evident that his hunger for growth and artistic expression remain the key catalyst for his success.