Performing Arts Intensive

Camp Details

2019 Dates:
2 Week Option:
July 14-26

1 Week Option:
July 14-19

Open To:
Ages 11-16
2-Week Tuition:
Residential: $1,800.00
Commuter: $1,325.00

1-Week Tuition:
Residential: $975.00
Commuter: $675.00

Katie Vickers '06
Albert Quesada
    • Performing Arts Intensive

Participants will spend two weeks mastering skills as they relate to dancing, acting, and technical theater. Participants will choose between a track that combines both Dance and Theatre courses, or they can focus on just Dance or just Theatre for the entirety of the two weeks. This 2-week intensive will culminate with a participant performance featuring both dance acts and theatre scenes.

Dancers will learn different movement styles and experience a range of multiple classes from ballet and contemporary to improvisation, yoga, and choreography. Expert instruction combined with creative and innovative workshops will ensure that dancers will leave Mercersburg’s state of the art Burgin Center with a renewed passion for dance.
Participants will gain skills in improvisation, stage presence, body movement, vocal techniques, character developments, ensemble work and problem-solving. Actors will also be exposed to the technical elements of lighting, sound, make-up and costume design. 

A one-week option is also available.

What to Expect

Campers will stay in Mercersburg’s first class dormitories where college aged counselors will supervise residential life and lead fun activities from swimming, hiking to a camp wide talent show. Campers will also have the opportunity to travel off campus and see live performances in addition to learn from guest artists from the world of dance. Not only will campers experience a new physically understanding of dance but also understand its influence on the outside world.Whether you are serious about improving and expanding your dance repertoire or just want to have a really fun week polishing your steps, Mercersburg Summer Dance Workshop will be a fun filled and unforgettable week.

Meet the Staff

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  • Katie Vickers, Co-Director

  • Albert Quesada, Co-Director

  • Denise Dalton, Mercersburg Academy Director of Dance

  • Laurie Mufson, Mercersburg Academy Director of Theatre

  • Caitlin Ewing, Instructor

  • Blaze Mancillas, Instructor


Financial Assistance

Our financial assistance provides students displaying strong desire, high merit, and financial need the opportunity to attend our programs. Download the Financial Assistance Checklist and Application along with your registration. Contact our office if you have any questions via email or phone.
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