Learn from some of the best in the business!!!!!!!!
(Guest Instructors subject to change)
DENISE WALL, TRAVIS WALL, AL BLACKSTONE, TARA FOY ANTHONY MORIGERATO, TATIANA PARKER, LIZ ECKERT ROSS , and KRISTIN SUDEIKIS (BIO'S APPEAR BELOW!)
WHERE: Denise Wall's Dance Energy in Virginia Beach
Please contact the office immediately if you plan on attending so we can reserve your space! Payment is required at time of letting us know you plan on attending to reserve your space. Payment: Payment only by cash or money order please.
Non-D.W.D.E Students: Please print out and complete the registration form and personal waiver, and mail or bring both forms during regular office hours to register. No personal checks. Payment: only by cash or money order please.
NON- D.E. students ONLY REGISTRATION FORMS Please print both attached forms, complete, sign, and turn in to the main office upon registering for the Intensive.
Cash or Money Order only please. ALL Money orders should be made out to “Denise Wall”.
INTENSIVE PRICING $485 - if paid by December 14th, 2015
$500 – if paid between 12/15-12/20
$525 - if paid after December 20, 2015
December 27th class will begin at 4p.m. Please check in with the office beginning at 3:30p.m. Students will need to check in each day before classes begin. If you are a walk-in student, you must see the office before each walk-in class. A detailed class schedule will be provided upon check in on the 27th.
For your convenience, and for a nominal fee, lunch/dinner can be pre-ordered for your child. Also, for a nominal fee, Water, Energy drinks, and healthy snacks will be available throughout the intensive. Cash only for the snacks. It is recommended that all lunch and dinners are pre-ordered. Please mail or drop off the completed order form with check/cash to; Denise Wall Dance Energy, 4020 Bonney Rd, Suite 116, Virginia Beach, VA. 23452. Make check payable to "Denise Wall".
**Please note that money orders/checks must be separate for the intensive and the fuel station!
We can NOT accept them put together in one check/money order!!!
Denise Wall is the artistic director and co-owner of Denise Wall's Dance Energy. A respected teacher and an award winning choreographer for more than 30 years, Denise is devoted to the art of dance. Denise's students have gone on to perform on Broadway, television, commercials, film and in professional dance companies. The American Ballet Theatre, the Fox television show, So You Think You Can Dance, Susan Stroman's revival of The Music Man, Disney and Universal Theme Parks and the films Step Up, High School Musical 3, Footloose and Rock of Ages have all featured DWDE Dancers. Students in her pre-professional dance company consistently win scholarships and titles at conventions and competitions, as well as scholarships to attend professional dance schools and colleges.
Denise has worked with Grammy Award winning recording artist Teddy Riley, Blackstreet, Chauncey Hannibal, Monifah, the group 8th Ave., and many other professionals who come to her for private lessons. She travels throughout the United States and Canada teaching master classes and adjudicating for national conventions such as Nuvo Productions, Jump Dance Convention, and Dance Masters of America. Denise has taught for the New York City Dance Alliance Summer Intensive, and has been an ambassador and faculty member for the Dance Teacher Summit in New York City, since 2009. Her choreography has been featured in four Liberty Tax commercials. Most recently of which took place in Times Square for the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty, which featured American Idol singer Chris Richardson. Denise has worked with Debbie Allen and was on faculty for her summer workshops. She was the first recipient of the Humanitarian of Dance Award presented by the Federation of Dance Competitions.
Denise was recently honored to have her 2nd cover of Dance Teacher Magazine and was awarded the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dance Teacher Summit Gala in New York City. She also received the 2012 Presidents Award given by Dance Master of America in Anaheim, California.
Denise recently worked with her son, Travis Wall, and Shaping Sound Dance Company in Los Angeles on their first show "Come Together" , and made several appearances on Oxygen network’s new reality docu-series "All the Right Moves".
Travis Wall- A Visual Musician - has been dancing since he was 3 years old, starting at his mother's studio (Denise Wall's Dance Energy) training in jazz, lyrical, and contemporary. In his early years, Travis performed on the Showstopper American Dance Championships television show, where he, along with "Dance Energy" won the competition. He made his Broadway debut in the 2001 revival of The Music Man, playing the roles of Eddie Mason and Barney Hix and understudying the young male lead, Winthrop. Travis has won several regional and national dance titles, including “Outstanding Male Teen Dancer” (in 2003).
Travis was featured in the book Moving Still: A Live Performance, and later toured with the stage show of the same name. He has also performed with the American Dance Artists Company. In 2006, he became the runner-up in the search for America's Favorite dancer on So You Think You Can Dance, where he later toured with the top 10 dancers as the dance captain. While living in New York and LA., he assisted Wade Robson and Adam Shankman on many TV and movie projects. Travis has been asked back as a resident choreographer for So You Think You Can Dance where he has created memorable pieces. He was then also asked to choreograph for the TV show Dancing with the Stars. He was the assistant choreographer on the 82nd Academy Awards, and set a ballet on the Los Angeles City Ballet Company. Travis also choreographed the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.
Currently based in LA, Travis has collaborated with Nick Lazzarini and Teddy Forance, to create his dream; an LA based contemporary dance company called “Shaping Sound.” The company’s performance of “Without You” on Dancing with the Stars nominated Travis, Nick and Teddy for an Emmy nomination! Along with the dancers of Shaping Sound and his fellow creators,
Travis is starring on Oxygen network’s new reality docu-series All the Right Moves, which follows the creators’ journey as they launch their company and live together in Hollywood. Travis continues to keep opening up new doors to his career and leading a new generation of choreographers!
Al Blackstone is an NYC-based choreographer, performer, and educator, and the recipient of the 2011 Capezio A.C.E. Award for Choreographic Excellence. While working mostly in musical theater, his passion for contemporary and jazz dance enriches his unique approach to storytelling. In July of 2012 he directed, and choreographed the original dance narrative Happy We'll Be at the legendary Roseland Ballroom.
Other original works include; an upcoming premier at University of the Arts, Hello Dolly for Dancers Responding to AIDS’ Dance From the Heart, the solos performed on So You Think You Can Dance by season 8 finalist Jess LeProtto, and Defying Inequality: A Broadway Benefit (cast of The Lion King).
Theatrical credits include Sweet Charity at the John W. Engeman Theatre in Northport, Long Island (choreographer). Favorite performing credits: Wicked (Broadway and 1st National Tour), Carousel (Barrington Stages), the feature film A Winter’s Tale, NBC’s American Dreams, and TLCs Trading Spaces.
He is also on faculty at Pace University in NYC.
Tara Foy, international choreographer, director, teacher and performer. Born and raised in London England. Ms. Foy started her theatrical career as a child model and received her early training at the first Academy of Education and Arts. At 16 she was awarded a full scholarship to the prestigious Royal Ballet School studying with the finest elite teachers in the country. She was personally coached by Dame Ninette de Valois, founder of Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet where she performed all the major classics.
While there, she was selected to travel to Russia and studied with both The Kirov and The Bolshoi schools as an exchange student. She continued her early professional career with The London Festival Ballet directed by Natalia Markarova and was a Principal with The Dublin City Ballet in Ireland. She represented Ireland in the International Madame Ohya Ballet Competition in Osaka, Japan and was awarded the "Excellence in Art" title from the Northern Arts Council along with a key to the city.
Ms. Foy went on to perform at London's West End starring in the role of Tiger Lilly in the Musical "Peter Pan". Tara has also had the pleasure of performing in classic Las Vegas shows such as Siegfried and Roy, at The Mirage EFX, Hits, Comedy Cabaret, and Enter the Night at the legendary Stardust Hotel and The Tournament of Kings for the last ten years.
As an accomplished aerographer Tara has worked with artists such as David Bowie, The Backstreet Boys, Garth Brooks and Paula Abdul, creating the number "Blowing Kissing" for her Spellbound Tour.
In 2000, Tara was invited to choreograph and perform at The Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Tara is also the resident choreographer for the Paul Mitchell Symposiums, nationally and internationally.
She is a world renowned ballet mistress coaching principal dancers from New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, The National Ballet of Cuba, The National Ballet of Canada, The Bolshoi, and Kirov Ballet, just to name a few.
Tara is currently the resident ballet mistress for all of the Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas, most recently working on the new Criss Angel Cirque show "Believe". Tara is the Artistic Director of The Dance Center, the number one professional dance studio in Las Vegas. Home to the stars of such shows as Cirque du Soleil, Celine Dion "A New Day", "Cher", Bette Midler "The Showgirl Must Go On", "Jubilee!", "Follies Bergere", "Le Reve", "Phantom The Las Vegas Spectacular", "Spamalot", "Mamma Mia", "The Producers", Toni Braxton "Revealed", as well as the Donny and Marie Osmond show. The Dance Center is also home to The Elite Ballet Intensive, founded and directed by Tara, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary training the countries finest ballet students. As a Master Class teacher she travels extensively and has been the Ballet Mistress for West Coast Dance Explosion, Notre Dame de Paris, Havana Nights and Phantom of The Opera. She is also a guest teacher and currently a guest artist for The Nevada Ballet Theatre.
She is a certified Dance Medicine Specialist working at the DKK Physical Therapy Institute where she specializes in orthopedics, sports, dance and wellness cross training for professional dancers, gymnasts and athletes such as Cheetah Rivera, Tommy Tune, Gillian Lynn, Jason Giambi of the New York Yankees and the PGA's Tiger Woods.
Anthony Morigerato is the executive director and choreographer for the New York City based AM Productions (2007-Present). Anthony was also the artistic director of the AM Dance Project from 2006-2008. As a performer Anthony has been a soloist and member of Michael Minery's Tapaholics and is the lead tap dancer and choreographer for the musical group Matt and Anthony. He has performed on stages all over the world and on television on the Tony Danza Show and NBC's America's Got Talent. He is also the current Guiness World Record holder for most tap sounds made in one minute.
Anthony is an accomplished dancer in all disciplines having trained at Marymount Manhattan College where he performed the work of ballet and modern luminaries such as Robert Battle, Elizabeth Higgins, Jiri Kylian, Katie Langan, David Parsons, and William Soleu. He has served as an adjudicator and master teacher for dance organizations, competitions, theater schools, and dance studios throughout the nation since 1999, having students go on to perform in every medium of the performance industry on stages all over the world.
Anthony continues to travel the nation performing, teaching, and choreographing, while students flock to NYC to study with him privately.
Tatiana started dancing at the age of five and has since then been able to travel between Toronto and Los Angeles training with many of the industry’s top leaders. Her passion for the art was one she could not ignore. A career as a dancer and choreographer was inevitable.
Tatiana’ s credits include; So You Think You Can Dance Canada – season 2 – top 20, commercials – Much Music, Virgin Mobile, Disney’ s High School Musical, iSkin, music videos – Blake Mcgrath, Skye Sweetnam, Eva Avila, Addictiv, Thunderheist and more. She has worked with artists on numerous live and touring performances, some of which have enabled her to travel throughout North America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Some of these artists include Hillary Duff, Massari, Akon, Kardinal Offishall, George Nozuka, Shawn Desmand, Kim Davis, Dru, and more.
Tatiana is always looking for a new challenge. She is constantly improving, training and taking her dance skills to the next level. Her adoration for the performing arts translates into her enthusiasm when dancing, teaching or choreographing. Fully dedicated to her career, Tatiana is a strong believer that hard work pays off.
Elizabeth Eckert-Ross, recently released their first CD with the band Bourbon & Bliss, in New York City. Both are accomplished actors and singers in New York, with years of performance experience in the industry.
A choreographer, dancer, teacher, and producer, Kristin Sudeikisis a highly influential member of the dance community. As Artistic Director of Kristin Sudeikis Dance and as a commercial choreographer, Kristin creates work that is rooted in igniting social activism.
Kristin's commercial work ranges from screen to brand promotion, most notably the NIKE Blast women’s training event in Stockholm. Kristin and her choreography have also been featured on NBC’s30 Rock; with Mariah Carey on Good Morning America; in music videos and on tour; and in such publications as Marie Claire, Dance Teacher Magazine, and SHAPE.
Most recently, Kristin choreographed music videos for Chinese pop star Bibi Wu, expanding her cliental of recording artists to include international musicians. Kristin has also produced and choreographed four original, sold out productions in NYC. Her 2010, Even in Silence… and Even in Silence part deux, the light Remains… explore the poignancy of the unsaid, and in 2012, Sudeikis created the world premier work, I Am You for the Peridance Contemporary Company.
With social activism as a constant influence, Kristin choreographed and produced STAND, a benefit to promote awareness about human trafficking. Kristin Sudeikis Dance has also performed in festivals in NYC and throughout the United States. The company made its film premier in 2014, with an original dance film set to John Legend’s, “Made to Love”, and is currently creating their second series of dance films.
When at home in New York City, Kristin teaches at Broadway Dance Center. She also travels nationally and internationally, choreographing, performing, and presenting master classes. This year, Kristin also represented Women in Dance, a mentorship program for emerging choreographers. Kristin’s driving focus is always to allow others to experience the social impact that is created when music, time, space, and ‘the other’ connect.
Ultimately, Kristin encourages dancers to reach beyond any limitations they may perceive, “only then, can they tap into what they want to become. Dance is a gift. Study hard. Take care of it. Never cease striving to become the artist you want to be.”