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Dance Intensity

Date: Aug 8-9, 2014
TIME: 8:00 Am - 3:00 pm

LOCATION: Roosevelt HS, Auditorium, 5110 Walzem Rd.

NEISD will host its twelfth annual Dance Intensity workshop from 8 am to 3:00 pm August 8-9.  Dance and drill teams from the seven high school campuses and the North East School of the Arts will participate in this workshop featuring six choreographers from throughout the United States. The workshop will be held at Roosevelt  High School. 

  Dance Intensity  


The instructors this year are:

  • Kelly Beamish–is a graduate of Oklahoma City University. While in Los Angeles, Kelly has appeared in Bo Bice’s video “The Real Thing” and Ice Cube’s comeback video “Race Card” Kelly also performed in Disney’s “The High School Musical” Most recently she toured with “Curtis Adams Magic that Rocks Show” and appeared in NASCAR California Speedway commercial.

  • Sarah Fazio– from New York City is one of the foremost master teachers and choreographers in the country. Sarah has choreographed in Las Vegas as well as for The Carman Heart of Champion Tour which aired on Pay Per View and the Dino Christmas Spectacular which aired on QVC> She teaches for Dance Olympus, International dance Challenge, Dance America, Tam Jams and Starstruck. She won The America’s Young Choreographer Award and also choreographs for Six Flags Productions.

  • Brian Mason–From Atlanta GA is a graduate of OCU and has been a featured dancer in the TV shows Vampire Diaries, Drop Dead Diva, and the feature films Footloose and Pitch Perfect.

  • Lauren Smith –is a graduate of NESA/Lee and Columbia College Chicago. In Chicago she was a member of the hip hop company BoomCrack! Lauren has been featured in the Bollywood film Dhoom 3 and was a soloist for promotional events for the film Step Up Revolution. She danced with Beyonce on the Oprah: the Farewell Spectacular. Lauren lived in Los Angeles and recently signed with MSA Talent Agency.

  • Chip Abbott- lives in New York where he currently teaches at The Broadway Dance Center. He has performed in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and also with River North Dance Company and the Chase Brock Experience. He recently did the National Tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He is the associate choreographer and dance captain for the upcoming Broadway Production of “On The Town”

  • Tyler Hanesresides in New York City and has performed in 7 Broadway shows and 2 National Tours. Tyler choreographed and was featured in a number starring Kristin Chenoweth on Dancing With The Stars. This past year he has been seeing playing diverse roles throughout the country from Enjolras in Les Miserables to Bert in Mary Poppins. We are thrilled to have Tyler back to share his Broadway perspective and choreography.

For more information, contact Diana Schumacher at (210) 407-0354


Posted on May 30, 2014