Monday, Tuesday &Wednesday $125
Princess Dance Camp 1-AD July 8-10
Princess Dance Camp 2-AD July 22-24
A Ballet focused dance camp with a different Princess Theme each day!
Hip Hop Dance Camp-DN A Hip Hop focused dance camp with a different dance movie theme each day!
Explore Dance Camp-DN Try all the styles of dance! Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz and Tap!
Ballet Dance Camp- AD A Ballet focused dance camp with a different story ballet each day!
Summer Partnering Workshop
July 19-21, 2019
Saturday & Sunday 9am-12pm
Open to Levels 8, 9, and 10
Tuition is $150 for the workshop per student
Harper Dance Center is proud to announce a new summer venture with Cristin and Jay Jernigan of Savannah, Georgia. The workshop is intended to appeal to the advanced dancer, looking to further their dance studies in a serious, concentrated pre- professional environment. The workshop will focus on Classical ballet and Classical Partnering. Students will learn a variety of Partnering skills and some Classical repertory. Register today to be a part of this amazing experience!
Cristin Dressel Jernigan
began her training in Savannah, Georgia, at Ballet South, under the direction of Karena Brock & John Carlyle. She was also a student and company member at Hilton Head Dance Theater. After graduating from high school, Cristin attended the University of Georgia where she she was accepted into the UGA Ballet Ensemble under the direction of Joan Buttram and Janet Robertson. With the UGA Ballet Ensemble, Cristin had the opportunity to dance lead roles in the full ength La Sylphide, La Bayadere, Act II Nutcracker with the Athens Symphony, and Giselle. Cristin also was a guest artist in Savannah Dance Theater’s Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Stars and Stripes and Giselle. In 2002, Cristin re-staged and performed the full-length Giselle with Savannah Dance Theater and the UGA Ballet Ensemble. In 2002, she joined Atlanta Festival Ballet Company. She performed lead roles in their productions of The Nutcracker, Beauty and the Beast, Carmina Burana, and the US premier of Mr. Pacaña and Mr. Aaron’s The Little Mermaid. After leaving Festival in 2005 she has worked with Axam Dance Theater Experience and Metro Movement Ensemble, of Atlanta. For six years she enjoyed the position of Artistic Director/Co-artistic Director of The Cathedral Academy of Performing Arts, The Madison Dance Company, and Metro Movement Ensemble. During that time, she has staged Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, as well as choreographing full length originals such as The Who, Who Gained Hope (an adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s “Grinch”) and Snow White. From 2009 to 2011 she was a faculty member and choreographer in residence for the Ruth Mitchell Dance Theatre/Georgia Dance Conservatory in northern Atlanta. Upon moving back to Savannah in 2011, she has served on the faculty of Savannah State University, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah Ballet Theater, andThe Studio. She is excited to close her third year at Savannah Arts Academy.
his formal training and undergraduate degree, during his tenure at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina under the direction of Joseph Carow and Cindi Mancini. Since then, Jay has performed nationally including Universal Studios, Atlanta Festival Ballet, Gainesville Ballet, The Academy Dance Company, Augusta Ballet, Fayette Ballet, Dance South, Ruth Mitchell Dance Theater, The Madison Dance Company, The Ashland Youth Ballet, Dance Arts Inc., as well as numerous contemporary/modern companies, such as Big House Dance Theater, Axam Dance Theater Experience, and Randy James Dance Works. Jay’s choreography has been commissioned all over the United States. In 2004, Jay founded The Metro Movement Ensemble, often working in Classical, Neo-Classical, Contemporary, and Hip-Hop styles. In the summer of 2009, he was invited to join the instructional and artistic staff at Ruth Mitchell Dance Theatre/Georgia Dance Conservatory. He has truly enjoyed originating the roles of Peter Pan and the Grinch for some of the most renowned dance companies in Georgia. Jay is closing his eighth year as a member of the DanceFaculty at Savannah Arts Academy. He and his wife have co-directed/choreographed several full-length originals over the last few years including Aladdin, Peter Pan and Hocus Pocus. Many of their students have gone on to pursue dance at Juilliard, Pace University, Marymount Manhattan, New York University, Pointe Park, University of the Arts, University of South Carolina, Indiana University, Ohio State University, New World School of the Arts, and Florida State University, Wilmington Ballet Company, Columbia City Ballet, and Ballet Hispanico.
Summer Ballet Intensive with Nutcracker Variations and Student Choreography 2019
These Intensives are for serious Ballet Students who want to improve their ballet and pointe technique. Nutcracker variations will be taught and an audition will be held at the end of the week (Ballet 8,9,10). Students will also Choreograph their own solo which they will perform for friends and family at an in studio performance at the end of the week.
Ballet 8 1:00-5:00pm
Ballet 9 5:00-9:00pm
Ballet 6 1:00-5:00pm
Ballet 10 5:00-9:00pm