Welcome to ADTC’s VT Dance Camp!
At ADTC’s VT dance camp, you’ll take 4 – 5 dance classes per-day, Mon through Fri. Classes are taught by our professional choreographers. The core dance disciplines you’ll take are contemporary, hip hop and jazz (styles vary and may include Bwy or lyrical). Elective dance classes include ballet, tap & world dance.
No matter what your dance level or background, our VT dance camp curriculum is designed to challenge you. You’ll be organized into groups by age & ability and get to perform in a big Friday Show.
Life @ ADTC in Stratton, VT
Our VT dance camp home is the Stratton Mountain School, a beautiful, fully accredited boarding academy located near Stratton Mountain Resort. Parents, you’ll be happy to know that our school is accredited with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and is also a certified member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
At ADTC “ULTIMATE Green Mountains” in Vermont, campers and staff live together in traditional-style dorms. Hallway blocks are organized so that girls of similar ages are grouped together. ADTC staff is housed in rooms on each floor, providing campers with 24-hour supervision and support.
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AWESOME ACTIVITIES AT OUR VT DANCE CAMP
At ADTC’s ULTIMATE Green Mountains, VT dance camp you can enjoy awesome activities & extras like stand-up paddle boarding, horseback riding, kayaking, paintball, a beach trip, girl’s night out in the village, zip lining, and a trip to the Bromley Thrill Zone (alpine slides, water rides, trampolines, mini golf & more!)
Just Some of Our Amazing Stratton, VT Dance Camp Staff
Joanne Liebenberg is a professional performing artist and dance instructor from South Africa based in New York City. Joanne recently performed in ‘Unleashed’ as a dancer with Shade Productions in their cirque Halloween show.
Joanne is thrilled to have recently signed with Stefanie Talent Agency, a theatre and film Agency. Joanne danced, performed and was Dance Captain in the production of ‘The Thorn’ which toured Colorado earlier this year. This was also professionally filmed and will be released in cinemas across U.S.A in 2023.
Joanne completed two contracts cruising and performing for audiences around the world with Royal Caribbean International Cruise Lines. Joanne studied Dance and Musical Theatre through Trinity Guildhall, Trinity College London and graduated from the Waterfront Theatre College in South Africa. She then moved to New York City to complete a Professional Semester at Broadway Dance Center where she had the opportunity to train with many brilliant choreographers and artists, performed at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater and became BDC’s poster girl.
Before she booked her first contract with Royal Caribbean, Joanne performed in the show ’Another Day’ as Lead Dancer and Actress at the Kalk Bay Theatre in South Africa after being headhunted by Followspot Productions back when she was performing with the Waterfront Theatre Company. Growing up, she trained extensively at a high performance level, and represented her country in the World Championships for 5 consecutive years in Jazz, Modern, Ballet and Showdance winning Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.
Joanne currently teaches Hot Yoga and Sculpt classes at Corepower Yoga NYC as well as Dance and Choreography across many different studios along the east coast. She is also a certified Nutritionist, Choreographer and Adv PADI scuba diver. Joanne is a creative, passionate and life-loving artist who cannot wait to see where her future in the performing industry will take her next.
Sophia Michitson grew up dancing at her mom’s studio in Massachusetts where she started teaching when she was 14. She has participated in the Broadway Dance Center’s Professional Semester, and was a Joffrey Ballet School Trainee.
Sophia’s film credits include El Tigre Productions “306 Hollywood,” and Eryn Martin’s “BALLET” music video. Her performance credits include being a production cast dancer for Royal Caribbean’s “Rhapsody of the Seas” and “Voyager of the Seas,” as well as a featured dancer in Maria Caruso’s “Rearview Mirror” and performing with Hanna Q Dance Company & XY Dance Project.
Sophia currently teaches contemporary & hip hop at Shooting Stars Dance Company in New York City, in addition to continuing to teach at her mom’s dance studio and Center for Performing Arts in Methuen. Sophia was thrilled to join the ADTC team as an Instructor-Counselor Vermont & Maryland in 2022.
Gina Daugherty is a professional dancer and choreographer in New York City. She has taught ballet, musical theatre, jazz, contemporary and lyrical for the past 8 years in Minnesota, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Long Island.
Gina has studied at The University of the Arts, Peridance Capezio Center, Broadway Dance Center’s Professional Semester, Pushing Progress, Joffrey Jazz & Contemporary LA and Axis Connect.
Gina has been associate choreographer to Charlie Sutton on Evita and Broadway Bares: Game Night at ACT of Connecticut. She has also been associate choreographer to Brooke Wendle for the Broadway Dance Center AIM Invitational.
Gina has worked with world renowned choreographers including Tony Testa, Peter Chu, Mandy Moore, Jaci Royal, Michael Mindlin, and Ephrat Asherie. She has worked at ADTC in Vermont & North Carolina since 2018.
Gianna Torres is a recent graduate of Towson University in Maryland with a degree in Elementary and Special Education. While at Towson, Gianna was a teacher and choreographer for the Fusion Dance Team.
Gianna grew up dancing competitively at New Jersey Dance Academy, and at 17 she began assisting dance classes. Gianna loves working with children as much as she loves dancing.
Gianna started as a Junior Instructor Counselor (“JIC”) at ADTC in Vermont four years ago. In 2022, she stepped up as an Instructor-Counselor (“IC”). Gianna wants to teach campers that “regardless of level, they are all so special.” She wants girls to feel empowered and supported when they are with her and hopes they take this feeling and use it to make other campers feel the same way “so that our camp environment is inclusive and filled with good energy.”
Carissa Bellando is originally from New Jersey but she recently relocated to Vermont. Carissa holds a BA in Theatre from Wagner College and a MFA in Contemporary Dance from Case Western. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Wagner College. Carissa teaches ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, acro, lyrical, modern & contemporary. She is also a Registered Yoga Teacher and certified Zumba teacher.
Throughout her career, Carissa has taught and choreographed for numerous theaters, colleges and schools around the country. She has performed in Musicals and Concert Dance performances around the world, and was a Dancer and Singer for both Norwegian Cruise Lines, and Aida Cruises.
Carissa performed in Taipei, Taiwan in 2013 and spend over a year living in Hamburg, Germany. In Germany, she was a Professor at the musical theater conservatory, The Stage School Hamburg, and also taught at Tybas Dance Center, Tanzraum, Stage Up!
Some of Carissa’s favorite performance roles include Broom Queen in Wagner’s Busted Nuts: The Dance Project, Tumblebrutus in Cats, Carpet in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Die Hexe (The Witch) in Es War Einmal (Once Upon a Time), the Summer Fairy in Polaris, and Mandy in Zack Zack.
Some past choreographic credits include Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (2010) and Dance Project 2017 for Wagner College, Rivela and Sea Swept (both original Modern dance works) for Case Western Reserve University (2013), and Comeback! Das Karl Marx Musical (2015) in Berlin, Germany.
Carissa has worked at ADTC in Stratton, VT & Sparks Glencoe, MD. She loves bringing her high energy and extensive dance training and knowledge to dancers of all ages and levels.
Rebecca Morris is an Australian dancer, singer, and actor. She studied dance at Brent Street, completing her Certificate IV in Performing Arts in 2012, and Diploma of Musical Theatre in 2013. She has also studied at the Broadway Dance Center in NYC and EDGE Performing Arts Center in LA.
Rebecca’s live performance credits include Bachelor & Spinsters Ball, Big “W” Summer Fashion Show, eMerge Foundation Rugby Luncheon, and Hair Expo. Television credits include Ricki Lee “Do It Like That” film clip choreographed by Marko Panzic, “Everbody Dance Now” Promo choreographed by Jason Gilkison, and The Election Chaser CNN.
Rebecca has an extensive background in dance teaching, sand safe dance practice for the prevention of injury in Australia. She is also a Massage Therapist, completing a Diploma of Remedial Massage at The Australasian College of Natural Therapies.
Rebecca has worked at ADTC in Stratton, Vermont since 2019. She wants girls to realize their love of the performing arts and have so much fun at dance camp that they enroll in even more dance classes at home!
Dani Vernon was born and raised in central New Jersey, and began dancing when she was three. She is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and Broadway. Dani started dancing competitively at age nine.
Dani attended OCVTS Performing Arts Academy and graduated as a dance major. After high school, she continued her dance and theatre education at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York where she trained and worked with current and former Broadway performers, choreographers, and directors.
After graduating AMDA, Dani began her dream of teaching dance! Dani is obsessed with Disney and her favorite food is Mac N’ Cheese. She has been on staff at ADTC in Vermont & Maryland for five summers.
Samantha Bright (Sam) spent most of her young life in competitive gymnastics in Northern California. When her family moved back to her home state of Vermont, she became interested in hip-hop dancing.
At age 12, she began taking dance classes in Williston, VT and discovered her passion for dance. She was a member of the Varsity dance team at her high school all four years, winning the “Hip Hop State Champions” title her senior year.
Sam also auditioned for a traveling dance company called the Vermont Elements, and was awarded one of the lead roles in their Hip Hop version of Dirty Dancing. She has performed on stage with the Vermont Elements in many local productions, and you can also find her in a music video called “I Make Records” by a local Vermont Hip Hop Group, The Aztexts.
By 16, Sam became a teacher at two different dance studios where she has taught many different styles of hip hop dance ranging from Contemporary Hip Hop, Freestyle Classes, Hip Hop Technique classes, and Heels Classes. And for the past 3 years Sam has been training under Ernest “E-Knock” Phillips as his assistant and student, and he has been a huge inspiration for her.
Sam has been a Junior Instructor-Counselor, Instructor-Counselor and most recently Assistant Program Director at American Dance Training Camps’s Vermont, New Jersey and Maryland locations for the past 4 summers. Aside from dance, Sam works as a cosmetologist and enjoys drawing, photography, and working with kids and teens.
Sakina Ibrahim is a performer, teaching artist, and coach who received her Bachelors in Fine Arts from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she earned the “Dance Outreach” and “Excellence in Performance” awards. She has also received scholarships to the Bates Dance Festival, University of Illinois, and The Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. Most recently, Sakina earned a scholarship to the University of California, Irvine, where she received her Masters of Fine Arts.
Sakina has worked with choreographers such as Anthony Burrell, Christopher Huggins, Troy Kirby, Brian Sanders, Zane Booker, and the legendary Louis Johnson. She has also danced with Rennie Harris Pure movement as well as in videos for Jill Scott and Raheem Devaughn.
Sakina has used her research in African Diaspora Dance to present at academic conferences and to work with children in programs such as The Dance Theatre of Harlem and the Blues Babe Foundation.
She recently published a book to help empower young girls on the journey of self-discovery. Sakina has directed & taught at American Dance Training Camps dance camps in Illinois, New Jersey, Vermont & Maryland since 2010.
Nicole Bryant is an alumna from the College of Fine Arts at Ohio University with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography with an emphasis on Modern/Contemporary dance. For two consecutive years, she served as an intern for Urban Bush Women Dance Company in Brooklyn, NY and at their Summer Leadership Institute in New Orleans, LA.
Nicole is currently she is a company member of Bombazo Dance Company, an Afro-Puerto Rican Contemporary Dance Company that’s based in Bronx, NY.
Nicole has been a Modern/Contemporary dance instructor & Program Director at American Dance Training Camp in North Carolina & Vermont since 2010. Her favorite part about camp is white water rafting! Another major reason Nicole loves to dance because she enjoys telling a story with her body, emotions, and personality.
Michaela McGowan began her dance training at the age of five in Northern Virginia. She was an apprentice with Loudoun Ballet Company under the direction of Maureen Miller, performing such roles as Dewdrop, Arabian Soloist, and Snowflake (Nutcracker) and Odile (Swan Lake).
In New York University’s Tisch dance program (where she earned a BFA with honors in May of 2012), Michaela performed works by resident faculty members Cherylyn Lavagnino and Pamela Pietro and guest choreographer Aszure Barton. She also had the pleasure of performing in the 2010 Tisch Gala (choreographed by Josh Bergasse) and the 2012 Tisch Gala (choreographed by Greg Graham).
She performed for Phish at Madison Square Garden at their 2013 New Year’s Eve concert and in the 2013 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, both choreographed by Lisa Shriver. Michaela was featured in a 989 Energy Drink commercial and had the opportunity to workshop the Idina Menzel musical If/Then with choreographer Larry Keigwin. Michaela was also the executive choreographer for the Birdhouse Players Youth Theater’s 2013-14 production of West Side Story.
Michaela is currently on faculty at Broadway Dance Center as a ballet and jazz teacher in the Children and Teen Program, as well as various studios in the tri-state area. She dances with contemporary company solWEST Dance Collaborative and performs along the east coast with the LMproject under the direction of Alisa Claire.
McKinley Pierce is from Williston, VT where she works as a dance/fitness instructor and personal trainer. She also trains for the popular TV show, American Ninja Warrior, and is a Business Owner/Distributor for Qivana.
McKinley has taught hip hop dance with American Dance Training Camps since 2014 at our Stratton, VT; Squaw Valley, CA; Sparks Glencoe, MD; and Lawrenceville, NJ locations. Before ADTC, she worked at a theater camp for many summers as a counselor.
McKinley can’t wait to be back at ADTC for another awesome summer!
Martine Quigley (professional name, “La Pri”) is a native of Australia and began her teaching career at South Australia’s leading dance school, Barbara Jayne School Of Dance. Martine moved to the United States in 2000 and performed as a professional dancer in many films, music videos and live shows.
Martine trained as a dance professional at Broadway Dance Center, Millennium, The Edge, Rogers Dancesport and SDC. Certified with CSTD accreditation to examiners level in both jazz and tap, Martine is also certified in both Borovansky (BMAAD) and Checcetti methods of ballet. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild.
Martine teaches all realms of dance: jazz, tap, hip hop, modern, lyrical, ballet, and musical theatre. Martine currently travels as an adjudicator for the performing arts across the USA. Other teaching accomplishments include students being accepted to American Ballet Theatre, School of American Ballet, Broadway musicals – Mary Poppins and Billy Elliot, So You Think You Can Dance, and Votech schools and achieving strong competitive results internationally.
Martine’s performance and choreographic experience highlights include: Grammy Awards, The Lake Show with David LEtterman, Madonna, Mario, Juvenile, Fatman Scoop and Wycleff Jean. Film: American Gangster – Denzel Washington, Russell Crow, The Tourist – Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry – Adam Sandler, Disney’s Enchanted – Susan Sarandon, Patrick Dempsey.
Lexie Childers was born and raised in Columbus, OH. She began dancing, teaching and choreographing at age 14. After graduating high school early to pursue dance, Lexie moved to New York City to study at American Musical and Dramatic Academy.
After graduation, Lexie made her professional debut in the Off-Broadway Show, “Teen Angel” where, in addition to performing, she choreographed the opening number. Lexie is currently a company member with SynthesisDANCE under the artistic direction of Tracie Stanfield.
Lexie has recently performed with the Brooklyn Dance Festival, Young Choreographers Festival, and the JKing Dance Company, under the artistic direction of Joyce King. She has also appeared on hit television shows, commercials and print ads, including Smash (NBC), NYC 22, Powerade and Xenadrine.
In hopes of becoming the next Shirley Temple, Kimberly Fitch began dancing in her small hometown of Churchville, NY at 7 years old. At 17 Kimberly graduated from the prestigious Little Red Dancing School & headed to The Boston Conservatory ballet program. She has since gone on to perform in every area of the entertainment world, both nationally & internationally.
Just months after moving to NYC Kimberly was spotted in class at Broadway Dance Center and asked to dance for Britney Spears. After her first gig as the featured “Slave For You” dancer inTotal Britney Spears Live (MTV) she went on to dance in the MTV Upfronts at Madison Square Garden hosted by Jessica Alba and Kanye West, the internationally televised Bollywood Fashion Awards (airing in over 20 countries) & performed in music videos, concerts and tours with N’Sync, Avril Lavigne, Ricky Martin, Kimberly Caldwell, Wilmer Valderamma, Drake Bell, Runner Runner, Daddy Yankee, Ian Campbell, Chubby Checker, Earth Wind & Fire, Lisa-Lisa, MC Hammer & many more.
In the NYC theater world Kimberly originated the lead role in Derek Mitchell’s Off Broadway show Thin Line, played Graziella in West Side Story and Anne in La Cage Aux Folles (directed by Broadways Beauty & the Beast director, Sam Scalamoni). Her attention to detail led to her becoming dance caption of Cabaret, Brigadoon, My Fair Lady, Once Upon A Mattress and a dancer aboard Celebrity Cruiselines. She has trained closely & performed with such legends as Gregory Hines, Julie Andrews, Ann Reinking and Ben Vereen, as well as working with her mentors AC Ciulla, Andy Blankenbeuhler, David Marquez & Ray Leeper.
Along the way Kimberly ventured into the worlds of acting, modeling & voiceovers. The spunky New Yorker has been seen on screen in The Bold & The Beautiful, Law and Order, The Today Show, Broadway’s A Chorus
Line Workout, numerous commercials, independent feature films and magazines, including a feature in Dance Spirit Magazine. She starred in 13 episodes of the international drama series A Love Like This and is a busy voice-over actress. You may recongnize her voice not only from your competition critiques 😉 but from commercials and animation and as a reccurring guest host on Sirrius Satellite Radio’s Cosmopolitan Magazine Radio Show. She has worked extensively with Bill Farmer, the voice of Disney’s Goofy and thanks him for being such an amazing mentor.
When not performing Kimberly choreographs commercially (commercials, music videos, TV & film) in Los Angeles. She tours the US & Canada as Director of KFiNC Dance. She has been a guest jazz instructor at The Joffrey Ballet School, choreographed Santa Monica Ballet’s Spring 2011 contemporary ballet and is a guest artist at companies throughout America. She loves passing her passion and experiences on to the next generation of dancers is blessed to work with so many amazingly gifted & inspirational dancers!
You can also find Kimberly Fitch judging & teaching master classes at National Conventions and Competitions for Starquest Talent, American Dance Awards, Intrigue, Fluid Dance Convention, Dance Xplosion and more.
Katelyn Martin was born in New York State, but spent most of her life in New Hampshire. Her mother always encouraged her to be a performer and because of that she has been dancing and performing since she was three years old.
In addition to dance training during high school, Katelyn also started doing theater. She performed in both plays and musicals, including “Noises Off” and “Singin’ In The Rain”. She choose to attend Loyola Marymount University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with her B.A in both Communication Studies and Dance.
At LMU, Katelyn performed works by Marjani Forte, Holly Johnston, Paige Porter, Laila Abdullah, and J.T Hornstein, as well as dancing with Radix Dance Crew and Kuumba Beatz Dance Crew. While at LMU Katelyn also trainined with Jason Myhre, Chad Michael Hall, Tony Czar, and Rogelio Lopez.
Kate Kenyon is a professional dancer in Brooklyn & NYC. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance from the University at Buffalo, where she also won the Amanda Occhino Award for enthusiasm, commitment and dedication to the dance department, and was in the Golden Key International Honors Society..
Kate dances for Kristin Sudeikis Dance, Hutchinson Collective, and SynthesisDANCE. She is a Master Teacher and judge for Step Up 2 Dance, and is presently teaching at The Edge of Dance and Pure Barre Brooklyn.
Kate teaches all levels jazz, contemporary, musical theatre, Ballet, and modern. She wants to help campers improve in their dancing and work ethic, but most importantly, she want to inspire girls to be themselves. She loves the quote, “Self-confidence is the best outfit, rock it, and own it.”
Kate is thrilled to be back at ADTC’s ULTIMATE Green Mountains dance camp in Vermont for all three weeks this her summer.
Kambi Gathesha is a versatile New York-based dancer, choreographer, actor, and teacher. He began working as an Instructor-Counselor & Dance Choreographer at American Dance Training Camps in the summer of 2006.
Kambi Gathesha spent his early life in Kenya and the Middle East before settling In Maryland with his family. Upon graduating from high school, he enrolled at the world renowned Juilliard School.
At Juilliard, Kambi honed his acting and dance skills while simultaneously beginning his career. He appeared in guest spots for MTV alongside Pharrel Williams of the Neptunes and guest starred on Television shows like Sabrina, the Teenage witch.
Kambi soon discovered New York’s hip-hop dance community. He went on to meet, befriend, and study with some of the creators and innovators of hip-hop dance and freestyle like Jazzy J, Brian “Footwork” Green, and, his mentor, Chris “lil Shaik” Matthis. His prior training in various West African-based dance forms, Afro-Caribbean dance, modern, and jazz, coupled with his training in freestyle dance enabled him to develop a seamless fusion-based dance technique.
As a dancer, Kambi Gathesha has performed alongside Beyonce, Usher, Missy Elliot, and Rain. He has performed with Naganuma Contemporary dance, Hydroflo, INK West African Dance Company, and has guest performed with David Parker’s the Bang Group at Dance Theater Workshop(New York Live Arts).
His dance choreography has appeared at Cool New York, White Wave Dance Festival, Battery Park Downtown Dance Festival, Barnard College, and has been hailed by the New York Times as “compelling”.
Kambi continues to teach, perform, and choreograph nationally and, he recently graduated from Columbia University in New York.
Kambi’s dance classes expose dancers to the culture and history of hip-hop dance. Kambi teaches students the foundations of the dance and the original club-oriented party steps that defined the art form. In addition, dancers learn how hip-hop has evolved over time and what it looks like today, acquiring their own “style” within the dance.
Jessica Chen is the Founder and Artistic Director of J CHEN PROJECT. She is a global artist with a base in Santa Barbara and New York City. Chen received a B.A. in Global Studies from the University of California in Santa Barbara and continued her dance training in NYC at The Ailey School and Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts, where she received a full scholarship.
At the Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts, Chen worked with choreographers such as Sharon Wong, Juan Rodriguez of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Julian Barnett, Camille A. Brown and Darcy Naganuma.
She has taught master classes, workshops and seminars at institutions such as Columbia University – Barnard College, Semester at Sea, Yale University, Boston University, Do-One (Japan), Jazz DU Funk (China), Mt. Holyoke, and Orange County School of the Arts, as well as her alma mater.
As a commercial dancer, Jessica has danced in music videos such as Ecko Red with Vanessa Hudgens and “her Hair is on Fire” with Semi Precious Weapons. She also toured internationally with hip hop artist and judge of America’s Best Dance Crew, Lil’ Mama.
Chen was honored as Keynote Speaker at Cornell University’s Celebration of Asian American Women for her work empowering female leadership within the community. She presented “If I Can Dance It, Then It’s Possible” at the 2014 TEDx organized by Semester at Sea. Her work has been featured internationally, at the 2010 World Expo USA Pavilion- Shanghai, China and the Amnesty International Arts Festival- Washington D.C.
Iana McCalebb (“Sweizy”) is from Glen Burnie, MD. She has been a Junior Instructor-Counselor and Instructor-Counselor at ADTC dance camps in Stratton, VT; Lawrenceville, NJ; Asheville, NC and Sparks Glencoe, MD since 2013. She specialized in hip hop.
Heather Gaffin is a native of Philadelphia, PA where she trained in all style of dance since the age of 3. She grew up performing at dance competitions and pageants where she was awarded numerous titles and scholarships including the title of Junior Miss Pre-Teen New York.
As an Independent Study Program student in high school, she was able to train full-time in NYC and tour nationally with Tremaine Dance Conventions as an assistant for Desiree Robbins, Liz Imperio and Joelle Martinec. She received her Associates Degree from The Borough of Manhattan Community College where she was on a full academic scholarship.
Heather assisted at numerous Broadway Dance Center Summer and Winter Intensives also giving her the opportunity to perform in NYC since the age of 11. She moved to Manhattan at 18 where she trained extensively with Tracie Stanfield, Sheila Barker, Michelle Assaf and Wes Veldink at Broadway Dance Center and Joe Lanteri at STEPS.
She taught and choreographed at many studios in the NJ, NY and PA area and also joined the The Pulse on Tour and Broadway Dance Center as a Work-Study student. Heather’s performance credits include “Fly with Me Workshop” Tracie Stanfield/SynthesisDANCE, EOS Caseology Watches Industrial Commercial “How We Roll”, along with additional performances with numerous companies and choreographers in the NYC and Philadelphia area.
After 7 years of being based in NYC, Heather relocated back home to Philadelphia to direct the junior training/performance company, Transcendance. She also worked as a regional/national judge with Revolution Talent Competition. Heather was the Assistant Studio Director of Millennium Dance Complex Philadelphia, and taught Contemporary Lyrical/Jazz.
Heather currently lives in Miami, FL where she teaches for many studios. She is the founder of Appetite for Dance.
Originally from Northern California, Gabriella Blaney grew up a Nevada County native. At a young age she started competing as an elite gymnast, which in return led to the start of her career.
Gaby attended college at the University of California Irvine where she earned a full ride scholarship along with a degree in dance and education. Gaby is currently a member of SynthesisDANCE under the Artistic direction of Tracie Stanfield.
Gaby has performed at numerous venues including BAM, Jazz at Lincoln Center, High Line Ballroom, Ailey City Group Theater, and The Salvatore Capezio Theatre. In addition to performing, Gaby is on Faculty at Ridgewood Performing Arts Center where she teaches jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and acro.
Gaby has been Program Director at American Dance Training Camps since 2012, and on staff since 2010. She has worked at ADTC’s Squaw Valley, New Jersey, Vermont, and Chicago locations. She loves working with children and can’t wait for another amazing summer with ADTC!
Erica Messonnier is a professional dancer & teacher in NYC, fresh off the National Tour of Cinderella.
A Dallas native, Erica has a BFA in Dance from Point Park University. She has 8+ years experience teaching & choreographing for dance studios around the country.
Some of her performance credits include: Grease with the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Miracles at Busch Gardens, and both Shrek The Musical & Seussical the Musical at Pittsburgh Musical Theatre.
Erica wants girls to learn to push themselves to be the best they can be. This will be Erica’s third summer at American Dance Training Camps. She’s been an Instructor-Counselor in both Maryland & Vermont.
Erin Weinberger hails from sunny Sarasota, FL and has been dancing since age 2. She always knew she wanted a career performing, and studied theatre with a dance minor at Wilkes University in PA.
In 2013, Erin moved to the Big Apple and attended the Broadway Dance Center Summer Professional Semester. She has trained with Michael Mindlin, Richard J. Hinds, Al Blackstone, Billy Griffin, and Chip Abbot, to name a few.
Erin’s most recent theater credits include the National Tour of Cinderella, Beauty & the Beast, The Music Man, and Guys and Dolls. Her past dance performance credits include Broadway Backwards, Leg Up on Life, The Choreographer’s Canvas, and DanceHouseUSA’s Prepro.
Erin is thrilled to join ADTC in Vermont this summer! She wants to teach girls confidence and self-expression through dance. Erin believes that “if you love to dance, you’re good enough to dance!”
In addition to her “triple threat” performance resume, Erin is a licensed massage therapist and stilt walker in NYC!
Ellen Henry started dancing when she was three years old. Ever since then it has always been a passion of hers that will hold a special place in her heart. She began her training in Louisville, KY at 360 Dance Studio. At the age of seventeen she was chosen to take part in the Kentucky Governor’s School of the Arts summer program.
Ellen graduated from Point Park University in 2013 where she was majoring in Dance with a concentration in Jazz. While at Point Park, she performed in productions by Cirque Dreams, took classes from prestigious choreographers in Los Angeles and New York City and studied dance abroad in Paris, France.
Ellen has been on staff at American Dance Training Camps ULTIMATE Chicago Lakeshore dance camp in Lake Forest, Illinois since 2012. She has directed ADTC camps in Vermont and Illinois. She currently dances professionally in New York City.
Eileen Boyle is thrilled to be returning to ADTC for her 7th summer on staff, and 12th summer overall!
A true ADTC veteran, Eileen attended our ULTIMATE Green Mountains dance camp in VT, as well as our ULTIMATE Smoky Mountains dance camp in NC as a camper. Since joining our staff, she’s worked in Vermont, North Carolina & Maryland… and she’s held almost every position – Counselor-In-Training (“CIT”), Junior Instructor-Counselor (“JIC”), Instructor-Counselor (“IC), and Assistant Program Director (“APD”).
Eileen began her dance training at multiple schools throughout Virginia, and after graduating high school, she attended Joffrey Ballet School in New York City as a jazz and contemporary trainee. Eileen lives in NYC where she just completed the Broadway Dance Center Professional Semester. She is now teaching at several Tri-State dance studios & is delving into the world of professional performance.
Eileen wants campers to leave ADTC with the sense that dance is a safe place. She says, “I think some dancers come to camp from studios that put girls down for not rising to the level of others or for not doing well in competition. I would love to instill in all campers that dance is for everyone, regardless of ability.”
When Eileen is not dancing, you’ll find her reading about anthropology, drawing or napping. Her favorite animal is the manatee, and a good grilled cheese will always be her perfect food.
Darcy Naganuma is the Artistic Director/Founder of NAGANUMA Dance. Born and raised in Lihue, Hawaii, Darcy currently runs her company out of New York City. Her choreography has been presented in Hawaii, Salt Lake City, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York.
Darcy’s heart resides in the dance studio; she is constantly invigorated by the magic that emerges as her own ideas meet the unique strengths of her collaborators.
On faculty at both Dance New Amsterdam and Broadway Dance Center in new York City, Darcy also heads the modern program at the school of the Westchester Ballet Company. Her teaching credits include workshops/classes at SUNY Purchase, PMT Dance Studio, the Utah State Dance Conference, Salt Lake Community College, and Repertory Dance Theatre. She has appeared in works by Ron K. Brown, Doug Elkins, Alwin Nikolais (solo reset by Alberto del Saz), Viola Farber, Linda Diamond, and Donna White.
Since its inception in January of 2006, NAGANUMA Dance has been selected to appear in the PMT Seasonal Showcases, the 2006 – 2009 Battery Dance Company Downtown Dance Festivals, the Earl Mosley Masters of Dance Performance Series, the 2006 Dumbo Dance Festival, the 2007 – 2009 White Wave Cool New York Dance Festivals, SummerStage 2010 (NYC), and the 2011 New Sounds, New Moves program at Joyce SoHo.
Darcy joined American Dance Training Camps ULTIMATE Green Mountains dance camp in Stratton, Vermont summer 2007, teaching contemporary, jazz and hip hop dance.
Corinne De Beer
Corinne De Beer is from South Africa and has studied with the Cape Town City Ballet, Gaynor Harris School of Dance and Fantastic Flying Fish Dance Co in South Africa. She is classically trained in ballet, jazz, hip hop, modern and contemporary, and also well-versed in African, African Gumboot Dancing, African Pantsula, Broadway, Disco, Fusion and Street Dance. Corinne also has a Certificate of Higher Education in Contemporary Dance, Primary-Advanced 11 in Imperial Modern, and Primary-Advanced 11 in Cecchetti Ballet.
After graduating from St. Mary’s DSG, Corinne moved to London to train at the prestigious London Contemporary Dance School, where she studied under big-name contemporary choreographers like Richard Alstonand Matthew Bourne. She has since branched out into the commercial world, and teaches contemporary, hip hop, ballet, lyrical, street and jazz workshops in London and South Africa, and works with various international artists, shows and TV programs. Corinne has choreographed for London’s fashion week, So You Think You Can Dance South Africa, BBC’s “The Hussle,” the “Kylie Minogue Special,” and BBC’s “Doctors,” and performed for crowds of 30,000 + on famous world stages like Wembley Stadium and London’s West End Theatre. She has taught contemporary, jazz and hip hop workshops from Glasgow to Liverppol, Birmingham & beyond at numerous schools and studios, including Oxford University.
Christina Johnson (aka “CJ”) fell in love with dance back in the 1900’s in a far away land known as Oregon…
CJ began dancing professionally with BodyVox, Bent, and Kinetic Images in Portland, then moved to Seattle, where she spent quality time learning and performing with many prominent dance companies and choreographers, including Cheronne Wong; BetterBiscuit; XODO; Alethea Adsitt; Fusion; and Seattle Jazz, to name a few.
In 2003 CJ co-founded her own eclectic modern dance company, Jerboa Dance, where she choreographed, co-directed, co-produced, and starred in many successful shows, including a special guest appearance with Dance Masters of America.
CJ joined the NYC dance scene in 2005 and is proud to have shared the stage with The Love Show, Shir Dance Theater, Jordana Che Toback, Noemie Lafrance, Eva Dean Dance, Sambasa, Anahid Sofian Dance Company, Tara Quinn, Gilgamesh Theater, Witches in Bikinis, The Drum Café, and independentdancemaker/Kara Tatelbaum. She also choreographed and produced the Jerboa Dance NYC premier “Back from the Brink”.
CJ has performed with these companies and more on national and local television, and in the most authentic theaters in the big apple. CJ’s choreography was recently featured on Fox 5, America’s Got Talent, and “Loosen My Tie” video. She has has also recently performed for P Diddy, Beyonce, Martha Stuart, and was the opening dance soloist for Diana Ross.
CJ loves sharing her passion for dance. In rehearsal she shares with the dancers, on stage she shares with the audience, in class she shares with her students. For 12 years CJ has taught dance classes and workshops on both coasts in creative movement, pre-ballet, ballet, tap, jazz, modern, musical theater, acrobatics, hip hop, break dance, and samba. Her classes focus on technique within choreography and having fun!
Another love CJ has been sharing with students young and old is the practice of Pilates. CJ has been teaching Pilates for 5 years and has recently become one of the first certified instructors of Barrelates, which combines Pilates mat work and ballet barre exercises.
CJ joined the ADTC team in 2010; she started the summer teaching hip hop and finished as program director. CJ has directed and taught dance at ADTC locations in Vermont, California, Texas, New Jersey, Colorado & Wisconsin.
Charly Wenzel hails from Munich, Germany. She started dancing at the age of six and passed exams of the Royal Academy of Dancing. After graduating from the Iwanson School of Contemporary Dance in Germany, where she received a scholarship for studies at Ballet Academy Stockholm, Charly moved to New York to be a full-time student of the Alvin Ailey School. After completion of the program she became a scholarship student at Jennifer Muller “The Works” and atDance New Amsterdam.
Charly has danced at the Munich State Opera and performed for numerous independent choreographers in the NYC area. In addition, Charly has been touring internationally with Japanese singer Yoko Ishida, and has appeared as a dancer on MTV and for several recording artists. She has played lead and supporting roles in a number of independent films and was featured in Dance Spirit Magazine.
Charly is also the Associate Artistic Director of NAGANUMA Dance. She is simultaneously working on her own projects in collaboration with music and film artists. Her choreography has been featured in opera productions, culture competitions, and TV productions in Germany, and at The Cunningham Studio, Judson Memorial Church, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Interborough Repertory Theater, and at many other location in New York. Charly has taught ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, contemporary and theatre dance in Munich and at various locations in New York and New Jersey.
Carl Lation was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. He began his dance studies at the age of 15 at NOCCA (New Orleans Center for Creative Arts), where he studied all styles of dance (ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, and tap).
After graduating from high school, Lation moved to New York City to continue his studies on a full scholarship to the Juilliard School.
Lation is currently performing and choreographing around the world. He has performed in City Center’s version of ” The Wiz the Musical” featuring Ashanti and was Reggie in San Francisco musical “Lost.” He also performed with Japanese artist Yosko in Tokyo, Japan. In fall of 2009 he choreographed his first Tollywood movie which opened in Feb 2010, and he also choreographed his first all female cast Cabaret show in NYC.
Carl Lation has worked at American Dance Training Camps ULTIMATE Green Mountains dance camp in Stratton, Vermont, teaching jazz, contemporary & modern dance.
Ashley Peter is originally from Lakeland, FL where she performed with the Orlando Ballet. She has also performed with the Cecchetti International Summer Dance School, Thodos Dance Chicago, the Imperial Symphony Orchestra, Florida Dance Theatre, and the Broadway Theatre Project.
Ashley holds a BFA in Dance with a concentration in jazz and ballet from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. She is certified in the Cecchetti method of ballet technique.
She has choreographed and taught for many studios in the NY metro area and been on staff for Universal Dance association, DivaDance NYC and the Broadway Theatre Project. Ashley has choreographed for high school dance teams and performance companies across the U.S., and her choreography has received numerous awards.
Ashley is a member of the dance company, UrbanHumans and recently was asked to choreograph the first music video for singer/songwriter Joey Contreras.
Alli Slavin is from Indianapolis Indiana. She currently attends college at Purdue University of Indianapolis while also dancing. She is also busy teaching children’s theater.
This is Alli’s 7th year with American Dance Training Camps (she was a camper back in the day at our NC location). She can’t wait to be back for another awesome summer!
Aleksandra Wojda was born in Pretoria, South Africa, but grew up dancing in the Chicagoland area. She graduated from Northwestern University in June 2006 with dual degrees in Communication Sciences & Disorders and International Studies.
While attending Northwestern full-time for four years, she trained at the Giordano Dance Center as both a work-study and scholarship student. She has performed in Dance Chicago under the direction of Nick Pupillo and Tracy Marrion. In the summer of 2006, she was seen as a top twenty dancer on the second season of Fox’s hit show, So You Think You Can Dance.
After ending a run at the Lincolnshire Marriott’s production of All Night Strut, she joined Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago’s second company, which she enjoyed for a year. She has been featured in industrials for Jockey, Panasonic, Barton G., Sebastian/Graham Webb/Wella, Pepsi, and the Red Hawk Casino.
Currently residing in Los Angeles, she has kept busy working in music videos with such artists as Lady GaGa, David Cook, Kaskade, and Sara Bareilles.
ADTC campers love getting to know a “celebrity” at camp and learning all about her time on their favorite TV show!
Adrienne Riter was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and received the majority of her dance training at the Portland Ballet, where she performed numerous roles with their Youth Company and had the opportunity to attend summer intensives at ABT, Boston Ballet and Nashville Ballet among others.
After she graduated from Jesuit High School, she moved to New York to attend Marymount Manhattan College. After 3 years in NYC, Adrienne graduated in 2011 with a B.F.A. in Dance and a minor in Business Administration. Following graduation, Adrienne spent a year as a teaching artist at the Bodyvox Dance Center, where she had the opportunity to lead their school residencies in Portland-area public schools.
In September 2012, Adrienne returned to the East Coast, moving to Stamford, Connecticut, to take a position dancing with the Connecticut Ballet. She is currently still dancing with the Connecticut Ballet as well as teaching various dance styles at multiple studios in the Stamford area. Adrienne joined Ballet des Amériques this past September and is very excited to be working with the school as a teacher of modern dance.
Alli Gallant began Irish Step dancing at the age of four years old. She continued training in Irish dance throughout her childhood while adding other genres to her repertoire, including jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, contemporary, and musical theater.
Alli trained with the Duffin-Murphy School of Irish Dance and North Shore Dance Academy in Massachusetts, where she has also taught various styles of dance.
Alli minored in dance at Stony Brook University in New York before moving to NYC to participate in the Broadway Dance Center’s Professional Semester. She is currently the lead instructor at New Jersey Dance Academy.
This will be Alli’s thirteenth summer at ADTC in Vermont (7 years as a camper, 2 years as a Junior Instructor-Counselor, 1 year as an Instructor-Counselor, and 3 years as Asst. Program Director).
Inspiring VT Dance Camp Testimonials from Our Parent-Camper Surveys
We invite you to read the ADTC VT dance camp testimonials below (submitted by parents through our post-camp survey). Most testimonials below include an email for the alumni parent at the end of their review – please feel free to contact parents for more feedback about their ADTC experience.
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 based on 83 reviews.
“A wonderful experience overall! My daughter has attended two summers in a row – she dances most of her free time and this is the perfect camp for her. She makes new friends, gets to do what she loves (dance!) and learns new skills, both in dance and in life. The staff is great and so helpful all across the board. Communication is fantastic and we love seeing the daily photos! My daughter got a little homesick one weekend her first summer Read More
and the staff took great care to make sure she was ok (and to keep me updated). In fact, when she got home she said she was “camp sick” and wanted to go back to camp! ADTC provides excellent dance instruction and skill building, and allows her to broaden her experience in many dance styles. Equally important is the focus on interpersonal skill building and character development in an atmosphere of inclusivity, respect, dignity and fun. There are also non-dance activities to mix things up which she really enjoys. The shows are excellent! It is amazing to see what the girls accomplish in one week. You can tell they are having a great time. My daughter has kept in touch with new friends and can’t wait to attend camp again for her third summer next year. Thanks ADTC! firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ Kristen G., Framingham, MA
Best weeks of the year!
“Best weeks of the year! My oldest daughter has attended the VT location for 4 summers and my youngest daughter has attended for 3 summers. Three adjectives I’d use to describe ADTC are fun, challenging & accepting. email@example.com”
~ Amy S., Wayne, PA
Really Positive Experience!
“My daughter really had a positive experience with ADTC! She was a first-time camper in Vermont and can’t wait to go back next year for two weeks! Any interactions I had prior to the camp to ask questions etc., were handled courteously and professionally. She had a great time! I thought the location and size of the facility was perfect – not too big and not too small. The end of week show was well done for all they did that week. Very impressed with all the routines!”
~ Anita L., Jamesville, NY
More Independent & Confident!
“My daughter felt uncomfortable and wanted to come home the next day of camp. Staff contacted me immediately via e-mail letting me know of the situation and we scheduled a phone conversation with staff the next day. Reassuring us that our daughter was fine and the staff spending the extra time to listen to her concerns and fear, she ended up staying for the remaining time and now she’s more independent, more confident of herself and it crossed her mind to participate the next year as well.”
~ Kinga G., New Rochelle, NY
Love the Counselors!
“This is the second year my daughter has gone to ADTC in Vermont for two weeks. She loves the counselors, facility, quality of dance instruction and the friends that she makes.”
~ Tobi S., Frisco, TX
“ADTC Vermont was a great experience for our daughter. We combined English immersion together with dance and more dance everyday! Was easy to access from Montreal, great environment. Fun and sweat was on the daily menu and our daughter came back with fantastic memories, more confident talking English and ready for the next experience! She spent a week with new friends doing what she loves which is dancing 🙂 The VT Director and her team were the best! I was Read More
in great hands, felt comfortable even many miles away. When I had to communicate to get some info’s I got an answer very quickly from the Director and got a fantastic update about how my daughter was doing. My husband and I were impress with the show, the quality of the dance, the execution of the show, animation … everything was upscale 🙂 firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ Karine T., Carignan, QC Canada
“If my daughter could design a camp for herself I think it would look like this! ADTC was fun, challenging and welcoming. She had a great time!! Kobcholew@gmail.com”
~ Karen O., New Windsor, NY
We Love ADTC!
“My daughter has attended the Vermont location for 3 summers and this was the first time I was able to see the show in person. I was blown away! What they were able to accomplish in a week was amazing! To see my girl do Irish dance again was awesome. We love ADTC! It’s a great camp!”
~ Caryn M., Rhinebeck, NY
Experiences she will treasure!
“This will be my daughter’s third summer at the Vermont location. ADTC has given her experiences she will treasure. There are wonderful caring counselors to support her growth, incredible teachers that really focus on each child, and lifelong friendships. Stephajose@aol.com”
~ Stephanie J., Huntington Station, NY
Long Lasting Friendships!
“My daughter had such a great time at ADTC and felt welcomed from the moment she stepped foot on campus. ADTC was so great in helping my daughter find her confidence in herself, dancing and making long lasting friendships.”
~ Jaqulyn R., Highland Falls, NY
“My daughter had a great time at ADTC. She came home from camp ecstatic with a whole new confidence level. It was her favorite camp she has done so far!”
~ Amanda B., Danvers, MA
The Best, Very Professional!
“Very pleased with the overall experience, management quickly and thoroughly answered our questions and took care of our concerns. My daughter was nervous since she didn’t know what to expect and the counselors were all great. The best, very professional. thank you all very much for a great week for my daughter!”
~ William W., Chatham, NY
She Loved It All!
“Overall it was a really great experience, staff members were kind and welcoming along with the campers. Everyone there made my daughter feel really at home and motivated. She loved it all. email@example.com”
~ Yelena M., Westport, CT
Fun, Exciting & Educational
“Just an overall great experience. Fun, exciting and educational.”
~ Brooke B., Newburgh, NY
Really great time!
“This was my daughter’s first time at an overnight camp and she had a really great time. Three adjectives I’d use to describe ADTC are fun, instructive, and comfortable. firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ Erin N., Marblehead, MA
So pleased with ADTC!
“We were so pleased with ADTC. The instruction was excellent, the performances were incredible, and lots of friendships were formed. Non-dance activities were fun and there was plenty to choose from. The Stratton Mountain School was a beautiful location – we thought the accommodations were great and I was told that the food was very good. I never had any trouble getting in touch with the staff and everyone was very friendly. Our daughter will definitely return next summer!”
~ Paula J., Medfield, MA
“My daughter had an excellent time in all aspects of camp in Vermont this summer. Three adjectives I’d use to describe ADTC are welcoming, fun and challenging. email@example.com”
~ Kristine S., Bedford, MA
Exceptional 5th year!
“Dancers, CITs, JICs, Counselors, classes, choreography, culture/spirit of camp were all amazing & surpassed our already high expectations. It’s nice to come back year after year. I love Ashley and Alli as leaders. I think they are amazing role models for the girls. Exceptional year! firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ Michelle A., Sharon, MA
Big Fan of ADTC!
“I’m a big fan of ADTC. This will be my daughter’s third year in Vermont and second year attending for three total weeks. ADTC is great for girls who love to dance. My favorite part is the constructive and positive environment. My daughter also loves the food and the kitchen staff. ADTC is positive, healthy & fun. email@example.com”
~ Brent G., Dover, MA
Part of Our Summer Plan!
“This camp has become a part of our summer plan – four years & counting! The experience has been great and from 1 suggestion you now have over 6 families with multiple kids coming to the camp. Thank you for making our daughter feel like she has a second home – she can’t wait to return as a CIT! firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ Bill W., Easton, CT
6th Year at ADTC VT!
“This was my daughters 5th year at ADTC in Stratton, VT and the best in many ways. We appreciate a program that grows and develops stronger as our girls grow too. We’ve registered her for all three weeks next summer – year 6!! email@example.com”
~ Melany K. West Chester, NH
Very Well Run
“ADTC was very well run, professional and accommodating. Everyone we encountered was more than willing to help answer questions and super friendly. My daughter can’t wait to return to the Vermont location for three weeks next summer! Three adjectives I’d use to describe ADTC are fun, well-organized and firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ Tracey F., North White Plains, NY
Fun & Empowering for My Daughters!
“What a wonderful experience for my daughters. Both fun and empowering – let them be independent while at the same time building some great friendships. Both of my girls had a great time. Dance was wonderful but even more important they made really good friends and had a blast. They are already missing their friends and looking forward to returning next year. email@example.com”
~ Anne B., Wilton, CT
If It Were Up to Her, She’d Never Leave!
“My daughter has attended the Stratton, VT location for three summers. She loves camp, and if it were up to her she’d never leave. Three adjectives I’d use to describe ADTC are fun, learning & friendships. firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ Audrey G., Newburgh, NY
Perfect Blend – Dance & Fun!
“ADTC is the perfect blend of improving dance skills and having fun with friends. I liked how it was a mix of dance and other activities. My daughter can’t wait to attend the Vermont location for three weeks again next summer! I’d describe ADTC as fun, memory making, and diverse in activities. email@example.com”
~ Julie L., Pleasantville, NY
Not 1 Complaint.
“My experience as a parent was amazing. Communication was amazing. My daughter absolutely LOVED her first sleep away camp and cannot wait to return. She didn’t have 1 complaint. I was very happy with all of the staff. I talked to a few of them and I watched interactions with my daughter after the show and it confirmed all of my feelings about the camp. I knew that my daughter was in good hands!!! Three adjectives I’d use to describe ADTC are fun, variety & comfortable. We’ve already registered for next year! firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ Raquel T., Millstone Twp, NJ
“Great experience. My daughter attended two weeks in Stratton, VT and is signed up for two weeks again next summer. Adjectives I’d use to describe ADTC are fun & structured. email@example.com”
~ Marie A., Newtown, CT
Coming back for 3 Weeks!
“My daughter loves this camp! She’s coming back for all three Vermont weeks this summer. firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ Kelly L., Pleasantville, NY
No Problem Making Friends
“This was my daughter’s second year at ADTC. Both years she went alone and had absolutely no problem making friends that she still keeps near to her. The staff is energetic, engaged and inclusive with all the kids. It is something that my daughter looks forward to every year – they do an excellent job! The communication is great. The entire experience is great. For me from an administrative end as well as my daughter’s experience. Three adjectives I’d use to describe ADTC are inclusive, fun and well-run. email@example.com”
~ Carey O., Oxford, CT
First Sleep Away Camp
“Wow! What an amazing experience our daughter had. It was her first sleep away camp so we were a bit nervous…she couldn’t stop talking about the week the entire 3 hours we drove home on Saturday. She’s already planning on attending next year and wants to stay for 2 weeks. She met some fabulous girls and quickly made friendships that surely will last for years. She loved the food, and absolutely loved all of her instructors who pushed her hard (but in a good way). Everyone was very down Read More
to earth and very professional. She really enjoyed her contemporary class, and had a blast during her free time participating in almost all of the off campus activities (horse back riding was her favorite). She also loved taking an acting class with the special guest…Lane Napper! We loved the performance on Friday night – we definitely will be signing her up for next year. firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ Jennifer D., Stratham, NH
Uplifting & Inclusive
“This camp is wonderful! Very uplifting and inclusive. My daughter finds ADTC challenging & fun – it combines wonderful dance training as well as fun summer activities, which I think is important. Wonderful communication – we were asking questions prior to camp and always received helpful and timely responses. Some interpersonal issues happened with another camper that I feel were dealt with very well. The staff was wonderful! Caring, energetic and fun. And my daughter made some good friends, too – she can’t wait for next year! email@example.com”
~ Robyne T., Melrose, MA
“Communication, facilities, experience were ALL fantastic! She loved ALL her teachers and couldn’t pick a favorite! Three adjectives I’d use to describe ADTC are professional, motivating & empowering! firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ Erin H., Windham, ME
Everything was fantastic!
“ADTC was the best place for my daughters first sleep away camp experience (for both of us). Everything was fantastic! The registration was easy. The pre-camp information was sent a little at a time so easier to digest – it put me at ease and excited my daughter. Although slightly nervous upon arrival, she was quickly welcomed and was off and running – the positive energy and excitement was contagious. My daughter has several food allergies and the staff was super accommodating Read More
and made sure we were comfortable before I left. The staff were super sweet and helpful and put me at ease knowing my daughter was in good hands. I was very impressed with the Friday show and was filled with joy to see my daughter having so much fun with new friends. She is already talking about going back next summer for 2 weeks! email@example.com”
~ Erin H., Windham, ME
Absolutely Loved Every Minute!
“My daughter absolutely loved every minute of her first time at ADTC Stratton. She really enjoyed all the dance classes, and felt there was a good balance of electives and other activities. She made some good friends in the short week she was there and had only positive things to say about the counselors. And I thought the end of week show was very impressive for the short amount of time. When we picked her up, she said she is definitely going again next summer! firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ Jessica H., Needham, MA
“My daughter loves ADTC. She just finished her third year and is still talking about it. She always comes home with boosted confidence and great self esteem. Three adjectives I’d use to describe ADTC are independent, positive & challenging. email@example.com”
~ Maria G., Neptune, NJ
Absolutely Enjoyed It.
“It was my daughters first time at a sleep away camp and she absolutely enjoyed it. She met new friends and gained a lot of experience from her instructors. Three adjectives I’d use to describe ADTC are fun, inspiring & education. firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ Joanna H., Lane, NH
I’d Give the Friday Show an 11!
“We had a great experience. If i could give the Friday night show an 11 i would! Three adjectives I’d use to describe ADTC are focused, fun and supportive. email@example.com”
~ Brooke P., Danville, VT
Mom, I Want to Do It Again Next Year!
“Our daughter (10) attended ADTC as her first “sleep away camp”, which, of course, can be scary. While she was slightly homesick, I think the friendliness of the staff and the focus of the dance routines alleviated the homesickness. And she gave the best (and simplest) testimonial: ‘Mom, I want to do it again next year’ firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ Misty C., Palm Beach, FL
More Than Just Dancing!
“This was my daughter’s first year at ADTC and she absolutely loved it! It was well structured and kept her busy with more than just dancing. She loved that she had lots of choices of different things to do and made lots of new friends! She even loved the food and all the good healthy choices! The dinner rolls are excellent!! email@example.com”
~ Roberta T., Benson, VT
“ADTC is fun, exciting, and an adventure! My camper enjoyed her time and she hopes to come back next year! firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ Amy N., Freehold, NY
Show Was Wonderful
“This was my daughter’s 1st time attending and she loved it. We’ve signed her up for two sessions next summer. The show was wonderful. We truly enjoyed everything. Adjectives I’d use to describe ADTC are fun, friendly, caring & confidence-building. email@example.com”
~ Lynette L., Deerfield, NY
I Was So Happy!
“It was a truly amazing experience for my daughter. It was her first time at a sleep away camp – she is 12. She loves to dance so we decided to give this camp a try. She went with two friends. She absolutely loved everything about camp! Danced every day, made a ton of new friends. She wants to go for two weeks next year! There was so much information given to the parents before and so many pictures on FB, I was so happy! firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ Caryn M., Rhinebeck, NY
“My daughter had a wonderful time and loved everyone and everything about dance camp in Stratton, VT. She can’t wait to go back next year! email@example.com”
~ Kristin F., Portsmouth, NH
Appreciate the caring staff!
“This was my daughter’s 4th summer in Stratton, VT. All the staff were so nice and amazing to work with! Everything was well-organized and planned out. Three adjectives I’d use to describe ADTC are friendly, challenging (in a good way), and exciting. firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ Katherine J., Newton, MA
Enjoyed Doing New Activities She Can’t Do At Home
“My daughter had a wonderful experience. She enjoyed learning new dances, dance styles and doing new activities she cannot do at home. The dance teachers were all friendly and warm. The elective classes were wonderful. email@example.com”
~ Kimberly D., Oak Bluffs, MA
Great Experience – 2 Summers
“My daughter has had a great experience at ADTC the past two summers. I’d describe ADTC as fun, beautiful location, and full of activities. firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ Priti G., Lexington, MA
Very Cool Camp
“Great program, excellent communication, dance focused with some other fun on the side – a very cool camp that my daughter very much enjoyed. email@example.com”
~ Wren R., Southport, CT
Left Happy & Inspired!
“My daughter had a awesome time at camp. She left happy and inspired. The staff were all fantastic. Awesome performance! firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ Sandy F., Madison, CT
“My daughter had a great experience as a first-time camper and CIT. I was very impressed with pre-camp and during camp communication – always prompt and helpful. email@example.com”
~ Karen K., Beverly, MA
Loved the Experience!
“My daughter loved the experience! I’d describe ADTC as Fun, challenging and friendly. firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ Kimberly D., Gansevoort, NY
Can’t Wait for Next Year!
“Everything was great, my daughter loved her first time at ADTC. While my daughter went with a friend, I was happy to find out that she made new friends at camp. It is always a parental concern that a child’s experience with other campers can make or break their time at camp. Overall, she had a very positive experience in every aspect of ADTC and she can’t wait for next year. email@example.com”
~ Giovanna S., Rhinebeck, NY
Already Packing for Next Year!
“My daughter recently returned from her first ‘stay away’ camp at ADTC’s Stratton Vermont location. She attended with 3 friends, and they all had a blast! She has danced for 10 years and she enjoyed the fact she was able to learn new moves, befriend others, and have a lot of fun. She enjoyed all the dancing of course, but also the additional activities. The counselors and teachers were great, and she also appreciated that they were so thoughtful and accommodating of her food allergies. The Read More
communications by management were great prior to, and during the week. The day after her return home she posted… ‘already packing for next year!’. Can’t find a stronger recommendation than that. Maryane.firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ Maryane C., Monroe, CT
She is in great hands.
“ADTC is a wonderful dance camp experience! My daughter will be returning for her 4th summer in 2018! She spends 2 wonderful weeks making new friends, experiencing new activities, growing, laughing, making memories but above all dancing. The staff is caring and attentive. Communication is wonderful. I know when I leave her that she is in great hands. email@example.com”
~ Stephanie H., Fairfield, CT
“Lindsey, Dani, and Ashley went above and beyond to make my Little Sister’s ADTC experience FANTASTIC! It’s wonderful to see her come back glowing – she didn’t want to leave! I hope we can send her again next year. Thank you to ADTC for the generous scholarship, inspiring counselors, and wonderfully inclusive experience! #bigsisterboston firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ Alison R., Boston, MA
Friends from all around world!
“I was extremely impressed with the Friday night show, and what my daughter had learned in one week!! She made friends from all around the world that she has kept in contact with since home. She is looking forward to attending again next year!! email@example.com”
~ Jody I., Trumbull, CT
Dance camps of this caliber are rare.
“Dance camps are aplenty…dance camps of this caliber are rare. We feel lucky to have found them. It is the people, the kids who attend, the philosophy driving the program, the dance program itself, and the parental support by the camp pre/during/post camp that defines the type of experience you and your child will have. They are the brightest option I have found, they have separated themselves from the crowd in many obvious ways. My child absolutely loved it, made friends Read More
from as far away as the Cayman Islands and as local as a few miles away from our home. Her confidence in dance grew tremendously…we thank them for that. Most importantly, we had a divorced parents situation that surfaced during camp and they handled it with amazing aplomb and compassion…preventing any impact on either my child or the other campers….these are not things you can foresee in a brochure. When they are handled without and friction, you know you have a quality management team. Thanks for the experience! firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ James M., Stamford, CT
“I would absolutely recommend this camp! It is a welcoming and fun place for girls. My daughter felt welcomed by all of the teachers and campers from the moment we arrived. The dance program was superb. I cannot believe how much my daughter learned in one week. email@example.com”
~ Jodi B., Monroe, NY
So much more than just a dance camp!
“This was our daughter’s first year attending ADTC in Stratton VT, and her first extended stay away from home. She had a wonderful time and experienced many new things. To anyone thinking of attending, this is so much more than just a dance camp! The outdoor activities are a great addition as well as the focus of unity amongst the campers is a powerful message. The new techniques learned are so inspiring! It is worth every penny and every moment of missing your child, the returns are wonderful! firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ Kurtiss J., Rensselaer, NY
Bond with girls from all over!
“ADTC is an awesome and diverse dance camp! There are a variety of fun dance classes where you get to learn choreography to be performed in the final show, but you also get to do a lot of fun summer activities like kayaking, horseback riding and a ropes course! It is a great balance of dance and traditional camp activities! I love the special elective classes like African and yoga. It is a chance to bond with girls from all over and build friendships that will last a lifetime! I highly recommend this camp!”
~ Ashley C., Brooklyn, NY
Every day was new adventure!
“The staff at ADTC Vermont were so amazing and supportive. My daughter was a first year camper and she felt so welcomed by the staff and the other girls. My daughter loved learning choreography from the ADTC teachers- everyday was a new adventure. There was such a team atmoshere- all the girls encouraged one another. I highly recommend ADTC – especially to new campers!!! email@example.com”
~ April M., Claremont, NH
So many new friends!
“My daughter attended this camp last summer in Stratton, Vermont. She came home very confident and full of life. She made so many new friends that she still keeps in touch with and felt it was a really supportive environment where even the most seasoned dancers supported the less experienced and younger girls. She really enjoyed every aspect of the camp and was so proud of the show they put on at the end. I think the week made her more independent and gave her a great sense of self. Read More
She said she worked hard but felt she learned a lot and more importantly was surrounded by very supportive campers and staff. firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ Laurie F., Stamford, CT
“I Miss Camp”
“My daughter traveled to VT from CA. We were headed to Maine to see grandparents. This was her first camp away from home or a school camp and one where she did not know a single person. She was told, “You are going to a summer camp (resident). It can be about dance, archery, campfires, etc.” She found ADTC online and saw that VT was an easy 4 hr. drive from the In-Laws place. Other than what was online, we had no previous experience with ADTC. As an elementary educator, I was a little Read More
nervous. She attended the third week of the season. After a brief check in, we found her room. Within a minute, her roommate (on her third week of camp), entered and introduced herself. She was very friendly. Another min. and 5 more girls came running. They were asking my daughter questions and saying, “Hello.” I was impressed. My goal was for her to just have fun and gain confidence in herself and socialize. It was not about dance for me. The week was a BIG success. My child is one of those, “I’m here to dance,” and is a rule follower. She got along with others and plans to attend 1-2 weeks next summer. Within minutes of driving away, she stated, “I miss camp.” That’s about the best thing to hear as a parent. email@example.com”
~ Robert R., Goleto, CA
“Both of my kids ages 8 and 14 attended last summer to the Vermont program. I found the facilities to be a perfect setting for a camp. The girls made friends very easily because of their introductory type activities and want to go back next year for even longer! Their campers’ portal made it very easy to keep up with pictures and what activities they were doing as well as be able to send notes and care packages to them. I would highly recommend.”
~ Jessica H., Westwood, MA
“ADTC was a wonderfully diverse and empowering camp experience for my daughter! I like the mix of dance classes and afternoon outdoor activities. There is also a strong focus an girl empowering themes with we loved for our daughter. Highly recommend this camp!”
~ Corinne M., Chappaqua, NY
“My daughter has been attending American Dance Training camps in Vermont for EIGHT years. I can’t believe it’s been so long! She refers to ADTC as her “second home” she loves it that much and that is directly a result of the teachers and counsellors. The facility is fine, but certainly not luxurious. But the teachers and staff make the kids feel like they really belong there, regardless of their level. I’m always amazed at how much progress my daughter makes in a couple of weeks Read More
considering that this is not a competitive program and she dances competitively the rest of the year. I have to disagree with one of the other reviewers that they sort by age and not ability in the dance classes. That’s totally wrong. You will see teenagers in the beginner class and little ones in the advanced class and guess what? No one cares. They are all friends and super supportive of each other. One year they did put my daughter in a lower class than she expected. I was worried that she was upset, but she was actually fine with it. And they moved her up the next week. No big deal. Frankly, it’s such a breath of fresh air after the grueling competitiveness of the competition year. Again, that’s a tribute to the teachers giving each kid the attention and instruction they need. This last year my daughter was actually a CIT and it was a great experience for her. I think some day she’ll be a teacher there. firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ Heather G., Needham, MA
Definitely going back.
“My daughter enjoyed every minute of her dance camp. All the instructors were so amazing and she is definitely going back next year. She made such wonderful friends and learned about friendship and team work and most importantly being good to one another. In a world of such turmoil this experience is what she needed to see the good in girls. I can’t thank you enough for all of the support and love and guidance she received at ADTC dance camp in Vermont. email@example.com”
~ Sarah B., Belle Harbor, NY
“Great experience. The emails ahead of time helped greatly in preparing. Parisimb@aol.com”
~ Mary Beth P., Middletown, NY
“My daughter’s week at ADTC was a great experience. She thoroughly enjoyed all of the dance instruction and activity she participated in. Was so refreshing for her to experience dance with others that she doesn’t dance with all year round – same for the instructors. Great to have fresh pointers and views on her style and technique. firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ Wendy E., West Milford, NJ
I would highly recommend.
“Both of my kids ages 8 and 14 attended last summer to the Vermont program. I found the facilities to be a perfect setting for a camp. The girls made friends very easily because of their introductory type activities and want to go back next year for even longer! Their campers’ portal made it very easy to keep up with pictures and what activities they were doing as well as be able to send notes and care packages to them. I would highly recommend. email@example.com”
~ Jessica H., Westwood, MA
“My daughter attended the Stratton VT Camp this summer and I could instantly tell a difference in my her confidence level during the Friday Night Showcase in front of the parents…her shoulders were back, her posture was upright, and she had a huge grin on her face after each dance. I’m happy to say this new found confidence has continued over the months and she has become a bit of a social butterfly. We couldn’t be happier with our decision to send her to American Dance Training Camp and we have already signed her up for next year! Highly Recommend!”
~ Phil C., Charleston, SC
5 years – she loves it.
“This summer was our 5th at ADTC. Every year, without fail, my daughter says she wants to go back the following summer for a longer stay. Later in the summer my daughter was in 2 theater performances. One was a musical and she was asked to assist as choreographer. She said without her ADTC experience she probably would not have been ready to do that. She loves it. firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ Jami R., Montpelier, VT
“I knew very little about ADTC and picked the camp off the internet with no references just internet reviews. We were so delighted with our daughter’s experience. She learned a tremendous amount of dance and she has 10 years experience dancing. She made incredible friends. She had a fantastic week and can’t wait to go back. We loved the show at the end of the week. The girls learned 4 pieces and performed them. They were well choreographed and the girls had mastered them. It was a great week. email@example.com”
~ Patricia C., Stamford, CT
Loved pics on instagram!
“I was apprehensive having my daughter go to an overnight camp so far from home for her first overnight experience, but she had a great time, made new friends and adjusted well. She loved the classes and all of the instructors. The Friday night show was a great way to see how much she learned over the week! Seeing the daily pictures on Instagram helped me to see she was having fun. She will definitely be back next year (she’s already talking about 2 weeks)! firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ Pamela L., Easton, MA
Absolutely loved it.
“My daughter loved ADTC! She was honored to be chosen for a solo in the Friday night performance. This camp allowed her the opportunity to make new friends, and to also dance with other children who are just as passionate about dance as she is. She absolutely loved the experience, and can’t wait to be back next year! email@example.com”
~ Sue F., Milford, CT
Great time each year!
“This was my daughter’s third year at ADTC Vermont and she has had a great time each year. Highly recommend! firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ Elizabeth D., Cheshire, CT
10 years at ADTC!
“From a camper starting in 2007 to Counselor-In-Training, Junior Instructor-Counselor, and now Instructor-Counselor, ADTC has helped shape my daughter into a confident, kind and caring young lady! And, so strong, I should add! Thanks Lindsey and Shannon for your great leadership and offering this exceptional camp experience. You guys rock! Don’t forget to encourage folks to suggest ADTC to non-dancer friends. For five years, Alli attended with a friend who had switched to sports at home, but LOVED dancing for the fun of it – and FUN they have had! Love your Manifesto, too. What mother wouldn’t?”
~ Nancy G., Ipswich, MA
Perfect place for dancers!
“This was my daughter’s first year at ADTC. She spent 2 weeks in Stratton, Vermont and we couldn’t have been happier with the whole program. From the informative pre-camp emails to the friendly and awesome counselors to the impressive Friday night show…it is a perfect place for young girls that LOVE to dance!”
~ Jayme F., Natick, MA
“My daughter attended the camp in Vermont the summer of 2014. She was 11 and it was her first sleep away camp so we opted for 1 week. She begged us to stay for the remaining weeks! She truly enjoyed the other girls, the instructors, and the facility. She feels her dance skills have definitely improved. Everything was top notch from the food, the activities, and the professional instructors. Shannon is on top of everything! She is very responsive to any questions you have or any issues Read More
that might arise that she needs to make you aware of with your child. We have signed our daughter up for 4 weeks in 2015! Excellent job ADTC, keep up the great work!”
~ Andi R., Ridgefield, CT
Looks forward to it every summer!
“My daughter has loved her years at ADTC, she looks forward to it every summer. As a parent I know she is being well taken care of, the facilities are great, and she is doing what she loves to do most – dance. She has gained amazing friendships and grows each summer to be a better and better dancer. The staff ADTC are patient and caring and Shannon Fouts is AWESOME, super responsive and ready to help with all my emails questions!”
~ Sara J., Acton, MA
15 yo loved this camp!
“My 15 year old daughter loved this camp! I thought it was well run and the counselors were available, friendly and funny but not overbearing. They let the girls enjoy each other’s company. She can’t wait to go back.”
~ Wendy A., Granby, CT
Daughter loves this camp.
“My daughter loves the camp. This was her 2nd year and she’s begging to be able to attend more than one session. The Friday Night Show was fun to watch and it is clear the girls all had a great time by their expressions. I was very impressed in the quality of the numbers after such a short period of time to learn and rehearse. The instructors looked like they had as much fun as the girls Friday Night! email@example.com”
~ Paul D., Danbury, CT
Nothing but great things to say
“I have nothing but GREAT things to say about ADTC (American Dance Training Camps)! This past summer was my daughter’s second year at ADTC and again she came home wanting more, more, more! It is like her home away from home. She just adores the camp and the staff and we are so happy that she found her summertime dance home! One issue the first week was dealt with in a very professional manner – and of course no matter where you go there will be some issue – these are kids after all! Read More
Shannon the office manager is so hands on (she is based in CA) and has been wonderful in helping us plan our summers. She is so incredibly responsive as were the camp directors. My daughter is already signed up for this coming summer (2014!) firstname.lastname@example.org”
~ Debbie C., Wellesley Hills, MA
Good as it gets.
“Good as it gets. My daughter has been a camper at the Vermont location for 6 years! She loved it from day one. The dance instruction is up to par with her dance comp. studio. She made many friends that have kept in touch during the “off season”as well as those who have graduated HS and gone off to college and become staff. Each girl is very special and treated with the utmost respect & dignity. There are campers that love the dance, and other that just love camp and the friendships.”
~ Susan F., Bolton, MA