Meet the Guest Artist

We’re excited to welcome (back) CJ Cunningham as a Guest Artist in Residence this summer during our Musical Theatre Bootcamp: Hip Hop Hamilton camp in July!

CJ Cunningham is a Howard Community College Dance Company Alumni. He has been dancing for most of his life and teaching since he was 18! As an up and coming dancer and choreographer you can find him all over the Maryland and DC area. He calls Carroll County Dance Center his home, but can be found at Studio Dans, Kinetics Dance Theater, Howard Community College, Carroll Community College and many other dance studios. CJ has had the privilege to be able to learn various styles of hiphop from some of the best in the business including the choreographers that work for Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Americas Best Dance Crew and So You Think You Can Dance. He is currently a member of Kinetics Dance Theater’s professional dance company and also works prolifically with dance companies and competition teams around the area. His style mixes many kinds of dance into hiphop to create a unique look for his shows and dancers. He has had the privilege to choreograph not only hiphop dances but also musicals, wedding dances and modern dances. His constant high energy demands everyones attention, dancer and audience member alike!  

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Mr. CJ is no stranger to DLC! He contributed choreography to last June’s TYA production of Bring It On the Musical and taught the original “Hip Hop Hamilton” workshop class this past February. We’re thrilled that he’s able to take some time out of his busy choreography schedule to help our students hone their Musical Theatre Dance skills while learning combinations set to some of Broadway’s most popular music! Please join us in welcoming back CJ as a visiting DLC Teaching Artist. Musical Theatre Bootcamp: Hip Hop Hamilton camp runs July 5-8, and is open to students in grades 6-12. Registration is currently open until the session fills. We’ve expanded the Musical Theatre Bootcamp series by popular demand this year. Students will be able to focus on a different area of skill each week to help them ace their next audition. Don’t forget to check out the Vocal Audition Prep and Monologues & Cold Reads sessions running from June 20-24 and June 27 – July 1st, too. Secure your spot today!

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Upcoming Important Dates at DLC

 

We’ve got a lot of things coming up soon at Drama Learning Center. Mark your calendars for these important milestones on DLC’s calendar!

  1. June 1st – Summer T-Shirt Deadline
    Complimentary summer camp t-shirts are only available and guaranteed for students registered on or before June 1st. These commemorative shirts are a collector’s item, and campers love sporting them at DLC for years to come. Check out last year’s design below, and make sure you don’t miss out on your chance to get your piece of DLC history. Register for Summer Camp today!
  2. June 20 – First Day of Summer
    The last day of class for Howard County Public School System students June 17th. DLC Summer Camps start on the official first day of summer with DLC Beach Week (Grades K-5), Musical Theatre Bootcamp (Grades 6-12), and Broadway Babies: The Doctor is In (PreK). Kick off summer with drama fun and enrichment. DLC is also historically one of the only providers in the area that offers camp through the last week of summer. Best of Broadway and Doctor Who’s Time Lord University will cap off another engaging season of summer camps from August 22-26. They fill early every year, so secure your space soon!
  3. July 1st – Fall Season Announcement
    We announce our Fall titles and open registration for Production & Beginning Acting Classes, Broadway Babies, and Fall School’s Out Workshops on this day every year. Mark your calendar and register early to save big. We always have an Early Bird Discount promotion for those who register early. Make sure that you check the website that day for our big announcement. We also announce the titles on our Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as to our eNews list. Have you subscribed to our list yet? See what we’ve done in seasons past and cast your vote for what you think we’ll produce in Fall 2016.
  4. August 18 – Area Premiere of School of Rock the Musical
    DLC has a strong history of being the first performing group to bring new musical theatre titles to the area. We’re excited to continue that tradition with our summer camp production of School of Rock! Still running on Broadway and nominated for 4 TONY Awards (including Best Musical), DLC’s campers will spend three weeks bringing this rocking story to life on our stage. Space is still available for talented student actors and musicians in this one-of-a-kind rock & roll musical adventure. Register today to be a part of this exciting new area premiere.

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  5. Right Now – TYA Professional Training Program’s Parade Tickets on Sale
    Drama Learning Center’s Professional Training Program presents Jason Robert Brown’s TONY Award Winning Parade next month. Tickets are on sale for this powerful and thought-provoking musical. Get your tickets today!

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More Summer Camp Titles in the News

Our exciting topics for DLC’s Summer Session continue to heat up the headlines. Here are some more news nuggets and pop culture tidbits that have passed our screen lately.

  1. Check out the video of this squirrel stealing nuts from a Doctor Who Cyberman bird feeder.

    Join us August 22-26 for Doctor Who’s Time Lord University (Grades 6-12) for some more Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Travel Time back by popular demand!
  2. Hamilton Creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda Sings with Star Wars director J.J. Abrams to Honor Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with YOU!)

    Jam out to the infectious music from the groundbreaking TONY Award-nominated Broadway musical Hamilton in our Musical Theatre Bootcamp “Hip Hop Hamilton” session July 5-8.
  3. Teen Beach Movie’s star Ross Lynch cast as lead in upcoming film comedy Status Update.

    Get in full-on summer mode with songs and scenes from summer favorites including Teen Beach Movie and others with DLC Beach Week from June 20-24.
  4. Fans keep their fingers crossed for a Camp Rock throwback as Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato gear up for their new tour.

    Get ready to ROCK with our three-week production session of Disney’s Camp Rock (grades 1-5) from August 1-19.
  5. Doc McStuffins inspires real-life society to promote diversity in the medical field.

    Join us with the trailblazing Doc McStuffins in our Broadway Babies: The Doctor Is In Preschool Camp (ages 3-5) from June 20-24.

Join us next week for a new installment of your summer camp topics in the news and pop culture. Summer drama camps are filling up fast, so register early to get your first choice of summer camps!

Questions about which summer camp is the right one for you? Send us a message so that we can help you make the best selection for your student!

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Meet the Guest Artist

We’re excited to welcome Sarah Pencheff as a Guest Artist in Residence this summer during our Cosplay Creations camp in July!

Sarah Pencheff is a NYC-based Costume Designer, Special Effects Make-up artist, and Certified Cosplay Enthusiast.  Sarah regularly attends New York Comic Con, and nearly always starts building her cosplay at the absolutely last possible minute.  In 2015, her Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy) Cosplay made it onto the Rotten Tomatoes Best of NYCC blog (twice!).  Other favorites include Andrea from “The Walking Dead” (comic book version, of course!), Julie Winters from “The Maxx” (proof that you can cosplay with just your own wardrobe and a pair of scissors), and being bodypainted as Batman V. Superman.  Her ultimate cosplay goal is to build a screen accurate Battlestar Galactica flight suit.  In addition to creating cosplay ensembles, Sarah has also created several original characters for stage and new media productions.

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Please join us in welcoming Sarah as a visiting DLC Teaching Artist. Students in the Cosplay Creations camp will learn about costume design and creation, special effects make up, and character development. Whether you’re prepping for a local convention or for Ren-Fest, Ms. Sarah and the rest of the staff will be sure to help you shine at your next appearance! Cosplay Creations camp runs July 25-29, and is open to students in grades 6-12. Registration is currently open until the session​​ fills. Secure your spot today!

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UPDATE: Ms. Sarah Pencheff will officially return in 2017 to lead our Cosplay Creations campers in another great session of costume creation. Register today to secure your spot in this highly popular camp.

Summer Camp Titles in the News

We’re very excited our summer camp topics for this session of DLC! Have you seen or heard yet of any of these news nuggets or pop culture tidbits?

  1. Charlize Theron’s 4-year-old son, Jackson, became a huge fan of Emily Blunt’s character on the set of new movie The Huntsman: Winter’s War…. because he thought she was Elsa from Frozen!

    Join us from July 5-8 for Frozen Fever (grades K-5) or Broadway Babies: Frozen Fever (Pre-K)!

  2. The Jungle Book is a beast at the box office and points to more Disney live-action re-makes… whether we want them or not.

    DLC goes to the Jungle from July 11-22 with The Jungle Book (grades 3-5)

  3. Minecraft creator Microsoft announces release of special “Education Edition” in June to teach kids about navigation, collaboration, social skills and creating reusable projects for their classes.

    We’re entering the squarish world of Minecraftverse with Minecraft Mayhem (grades K-2 and 3-8) from June 27-July 1.

  4. Nickelodeon’s new School of Rock sitcom reboot has been renewed for a second season!

    We’re ready to rock ‘n roll with the area premiere of School of Rock (grades 6-12) from August 1-19.

  5. Smash hit musical Hamilton wins the Pulitzer Prize for drama— the 9th musical to do so.

    Musical Theatre Bootcamp is going HIP HOP HAMILTON (grades 6-12) from July 5-8. Hone your musical theatre dance skills to this exciting contemporary music!

Join us next week for a new installment of your summer camp topics in the news and pop culture. Summer drama camps are filling up fast, so register early to get your first choice of summer camps!

Questions about which summer camp is the right one for you? Send us a message so that we can help you make the best selection for your student!

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