Crystal Lake Dance Initiative

!!!CLDI 2017!!!

June 23 ages 5-10, June 24 ages 11 and up and a special ages 17 and up master class workshop on Sunday June 25!

We are so EXCITED to announce our 4 styles that will be taught at this years summer intensive!

Exclusively to our summer intensive this year will be :

taught by Sara Hoenes

This is a 3 hour master class taught by one of the World Famous Radio City Rockettes Dancers, Sara Hoenes, which includes a 2 hour class, a 30minute mock audition, just like they would hold in New York City and then a question and answer session with Sara to learn more about her experiences being a World Famous Radio City Rockettes Dancer!

(this master class is only offered to the Saturday June 24 CLDI participants)

taught by Sara Hoenes

Taught by Sara Hoenes, this class will teach CLDI dancers the styles and steps from some of Broadways most famous musicals and choreographers in a fun high energy environment…a more detailed  description about Ms Hoenes’s class structure coming soon.

On Sunday June 25, Ms Hoenes will be teaching a special 2 hour Musical Theatre master class for students ages 17 and up for those dancers and musical theatre majors in college who are looking to embark on a career in musical theatre. This will include a talk back where students may ask Ms Hoenes what it takes to audition in New York City and all of the tricks one professional can offer to a new group of aspiring Broadway singers and dancers!

taught by Thom Dancy

Taught by Thom Dancy, this class will explore Modern dance and the several different languages and techniques that apply to this dance style including improvisational exercises…a more detailed  description about Mr Dancy’s class structure coming soon.

taught by our very own Marc Petrocci

Taught by our own Marc Petrocci, CLDI students will learn how it is essential for each dancer to be able to use their body to its fullest potential. In this class they will stretch, strengthen and go through several cross training exercises that will  show them how far they can push their bodies to build strength and achieve a greater sense of total body awareness!

Registration is now open! Sign up today so you don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to learn, train and dance with these incredible teachers! Please go to our website to register and learn more about our impressive professional faculty!

 This intensive is not limited to Summers Academy of Dance
students, so please tell your friends as our intensions are to reach out and extend a hand to the community at large and get everyone enjoying DANCE together!

CLDI (formerly known as Corpo:Reality) is our new annual one day intensive offering participants ages 5 and up, the exciting opportunity to be immersed in multiple different ways of moving, broadening the students concept of what dance is and how they as members of this community actively engage with dance. Get ready to WORK!

Our 2016 Intensive held on June 16 & 17 was wonderful!  So much individuality and creativity was brought to these classes. Thank you to our instructors and all who attended…we can’t wait until next year!

Annia HidalgoCUBAN: street dance and culture
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Instructor: Ania Hidalgo – Milwaukee Ballet (photo by Jenn Mazza)


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Instructor: Rachel Malehorn – Milwaukee Ballet (photo by Nathaniel Davauer)

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VITRUVIUS: full body strength and conditioning

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Instructor: Marc Petrocci – Milwaukee Ballet (photo by Jessica Kaminski courtesy of Milwaukee Ballet)

COMPOSITION: Finding your inner choreographer, learn how to put dance together (Sunday workshop only ages 11 and up)             Co-taught by Rachel and Marc


Summers Academy of Dance Studios
5186 Northwest Hwy (Rt. 14)
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Comfort Inn & Suites
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Intensive located walking distance from train and hotel.