Summer Dance Intensive

July 20-24, 2020 · 1PM-5PM

This week is for the serious dancer age 12-15 who wishes to study dance in a similar format to what is offered as a part of our curricular Upper School program. Students will take classes in ballet, modern, jazz, musical theater, and also have daily discussions about dance life! The week will culminate in a finale performance on Friday July 26th at 5PM in the Garland Auditorium. We believe that the arts are an essential part of a full and satisfying life. Exposure to the arts sharpens the skills of observation and opens young minds to infinite possibilities.This camp is designed to engage students intellectually, physically, and emotionally.

headshot of emily murray, summer teacher
emma campbell, director

Emma is Director of the Dance Program at Thornton Academy.  Emma graduated from Bates College in 2004 with a Bachelor's Degree in Dance and Anthropology and received a Masters in Arts Administration from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2016.  In addition to her students at Thornton, Emma teaches in private studios and choreographs regional musical theater. Recent shows include Mamma Mia, The Wedding Singer, Crazy for You, and The Addams Family  Emma is a sought after teacher and choreographer who firmly believes that dance is for everyone!   

Nolan Eisenhaur dancing
Nolan eisenhaur, teaching staff

Nolan will be starting his junior year at George Mason University in the Fall of 2020. He is pursuing a BFA in Dance.  Nolan was a student of the Thornton Academy Dance program where he participated in regional training and performance opportunities.  He primarily concentrates on contemporary and modern techniques.

Morgan Lamarre dancing on the beach
morgan lamarre, teaching staff

Morgan will be starting her junior year at George Mason University in the Fall of 2020. She is pursuing a BA in dance and a BS in bioengineering. Her training began at Portland Ballet in Maine, and continued with Thornton Academy’s Dance Company throughout high school. She has concentrated her studies on modern and ballet—however, also has a passion for jazz and musical theatre.

Zach Robinson dancing
zach robinson, teaching staff

Zach is a recent graduate of Keene State College where he graduated  Cum Laude with a BA in Dance Education with a K-12 certification. Zach is a fun, ambitious, choreographer and teacher who loves to think outside of the box. His main styles are hip-hop, jazz, contemporary, and modern. 

Sample Schedule for Dance Intensive