August 22 - 25, 2019
Thursday 5:00-9:00 pm
Friday 4:30-9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am-5:30 pm
Sunday 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Two Divisions for dancers 10-19
JDC Company: Sapphire, Emerald, and Topaz divisions attend the full Intensive.
Ruby Division partial participation schedule - see Company calendar
Participation by recommendation only - email info@jennysdancecentre to request
full intensive $400
daily rates: Thursday $75 Friday $85 Saturday $130 Sunday $120
Scheduled classes include Ballet, Ballet/Variations, Ballet Hispanico rep, Broadway Jazz Tech, Contemporary, Ethnic Dance, Fosse Tech, Leaps & Turns, Jazz, Modern, Musical Theater, Partnering, Tap, Hip Hop, and Audition Prep..
All classes are not scheduled in both divisions.
Scheduled master instructors include Greg Begley, Jack Halbert, Lindsey Katsetos, Susan Lamontange, Michelle Manzanales, and Terry Turner.
Classes & instructors subject to change.
Born in Flint, Michigan, Greg began his professional career while still in high school, working in summer stock productions, teaching dance and choreographing high school musicals. He spent four successful years as a member of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and performing for professional summer theater companies, all while obtaining a college business degree on a full dance scholarship. Early in his career, Greg feels fortunate to have learned so many historical ballets working with some of the most notable and legendary artists of the famed Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Leonide Massine, Vitale Fokine, Edward Caton, Ruth Page, and Frederic Franklin a master of the romantic ballets,are all only a few names of the great teachers he studied with. Solicited by Ruth Page, Greg moved to Chicago to become a principal dancer with the Chicago Ballet. His career flourished, a strong presence on stage, he became an audience favorite, and excelled performing all styles of choreography. He frequently toured, performing in festivals, as a guest artist, and teaching workshops. By invitation from Lou Conte, founder of the recently formed company Hubbard Street Dance, Greg became an original member, a featured performer, and the company’s ballet master. They were an overwhelming success, and the company was soon touring throughout the United States, Europe, and South America, receiving recognition as a “Chicago Jewel” For many years, Greg has been a guest teacher for Chicago’s professional dance companies, and is on staff at several of the professional schools in the area. He is a choreographer, coach, and rehearsal director for annual productions. Greg teaches the classics, and has restaged Ruth Page’s ballet “Frankie and Johnny” on both the Joffrey and Kansas City ballet companies. Most recently, hosted by the Chinese Foreign Affairs Office, Greg traveled to China teaching in the cities of Beijing and Suzhou, at the Guangxi Arts Institute in Nanning, and working with a performance group in Shanghai at the World Expo.
Jack Halbert began his dance training at the age of five in his hometown of St. Louis, MO. Over the years, he has trained extensively in ballet, jazz, tap, and modern. In 2013, Jack accepted a scholarship to continue his training with the University of Arizona School of Dance. While at the U of A, he was privileged to perform works by Michael Williams, Sam Watson, James Clouser, Sherry Zunker, and Jose Limon. Jack also performed with WATSon dance in Germany and Italy. Since graduating summa cum laude with a B.F.A. in dance in May 2017, Jack moved to Chicago where he is currently a company member of Giordano Dance Chicago after two years in the second company. With the company, he continues his training and has performed at the Harris Theater and Auditorium Theatre. In addition to Giordano performances and training, he has performed in the Ace Awards, the Schaumburg Nutcracker and the Harvest Festival for Contemporary Dance. Jack also teaches ballet, jazz, tap, and contemporary dance at several studios in the Chicago area.
Contemporary, Hip Hop
Lindsey received her early training in Ballet, Jazz, and Tap while growing up in Green Bay, Wisconsin. In 2006 Lindsey moved to Chicago, Illinois where she was a member of the Lou Conte work-study program for 3 years. During her first year in Chicago, Lindsey debuted with dance company Hip-Hop Connxion Chicago under the direction of Trae Turner and Suave. She was a dancer, choreographer, and named assistant director to
HHCC for 3 seasons. In 2009 she joined Hip-Hop Dance Company Design, under the direction of Karlo Familara and Angelina Grima. While dancing with Design they were
named best in the Midwest for 2 consecutive years at the Prelude Midwest Dance Competition, as well as 2nd and 3rd place finishes at the World of Dance Competition, and 10th in the US at the Hip Hop International Dance Competition. Lindsey has performed in some of the Country’s biggest dance festivals including Dance Chicago, Hip Hop International, Prelude Midwest, World of Dance and Carnival. She had the privilege to help create one of the world’s biggest, and perhaps most referenced flash mobs to date as an assistant choreographer and dancer for the “O Project,” which aired on the Oprah Show in September 2009 featuring the Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Hudson, and the Rascal Flatts.
Additional credits include: the McDonalds International Convention in Orlando, Krewella, the B96 summer B Bash performing for DJ flipside, as well as up and coming Chicago artist, Adero, and Cox Cable TV commercials. Not just a performer Lindsey has taught and choreographed all over the Mid-West and East Coast receiving many
choreography awards for her work. Her students have gone on to some of the most
reputable college programs in the country, many receiving partial or full dance scholarships while some went on to start their professional careers in both dance companies and Broadway shows. Some of her teaching credits include, the Lou Conte Dance Studio (Hubbard Street Dance Chicago), the DARE Dance after school program, Visceral Dance Chicago, and Company Manager to the Dance Ensemble at the School of
Performing Arts. Lindsey is currently the Community Outreach Director and Teacher at NEW Fusion Dance and Performing Arts in Green Bay, WI. A firm believer in constant growth, Lindsey continues to train in order to give her students the best possible class experience.
Ballet/Variations, Broadway Jazz Tech, Fosse Tech, Audition Prep, Musical Theater
Susan M Lamontagne is so excited to be visiting and teaching with Jenny’s Dance Centre! Susan over the years has trained ballet, Jazz, Musical theater, Modern and tap basically anywhere she could find class anywhere in the world from Cincinnati to NYC to Japan and beyond! She comes from a professional career spanning for over 20 for years. She was in the original Broadway cast of the Tony Award winning Best Musical Fosse where she was blessed under the mentorship of the amazing Gwen Verdon, Ben Vereen and Anne Reinking and many others as they shared Bob Fosse’s original work. Her 20 years professional performing career included Broadway, Nat’l and Internat’l Tours and of course cruise ships!
Professional Credits: Fosse, Cats (Demeter - Broadway, Nat’l Tour & Germany), Red, Hot & Blue (Papermill Playhouse w/ Andy Blankenbeuler), West Side Story (Gratziella - Nat’l & European tours), Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby (Original Tiger Lily) and Starlight Express (Ashley, u/s Dinah Europe & Las Vegas), A Chorus Line (Christine) & 42 nd Street (Lorraine, Phyllis u/s Peggy Sawyer). After taking a break from performing Susan has been directing, choreographing and teaching for many years in many forms of dance.
Directing credits include Cats, On the Town, The Wizard Of Oz and Agatha Christie’s, The Mousetrap.
Choreography Credits include Cabaret, CATS, The Rocky Horror Show, On The Town, Once On This Island, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Beauty and the Beast, 42 nd Street, My Fair Lady, The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan.
Susan considers it an honor and responsibility to pass on the techniques and styles of the many amazing choreographers and mentors she’s had the privilege of studying with.
Michelle Manzanales Ballet, Pointe,
Ballet Hispanco rep, Modern, Partnering, Contemporary, Audition Prep, Leaps & Turns, Ethnic Dance, Musical Theater
Michelle Manzanales is the Director of the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance in New York City. Manzanales was in the midst of her seventh season as the Rehearsal Director & Artistic Associate of Ballet Hispánico, when she transitioned to Director of the School in 2010. Michelle began working with BH CEO & Artistic Director, Eduardo Vilaro, in 2003 as a dancer for his company Luna Negra Dance Theater of Chicago, where Manzanales later became Rehearsal Director in 2006 and eventually served as Artistic Director 2009-2010. A choreographer and dance educator originally from Houston, TX, Ms. Manzanales was commissioned to set an original work entitled Con Brazos Abiertos on the main company of Ballet Hispánico for its 2017 spring season at the Joyce Theater. This “savvy but deeply sincere meditation on her Mexican-American background” (-Marina Harss, New York Times) has since toured extensively to critical acclaim including its recent inclusion in New York City Center’s 2018 Fall for Dance Festival. Other works by Manzanales have also been recognized including her 2010 homage to Frida Kahlo, Paloma Querida, that was hailed a "visual masterpiece" by Lucia Mauro of the Chicago Tribune and was described by the Chicago Sun-Times as a “gorgeously designed, richly hallucinatory, multi-faceted vision of the artist.” Ms. Manzanales has over 25 years of teaching experience serving on the faculties of Lou Conte Dance Studio (home of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago), University of Houston, Rice University, Houston Metropolitan Dance Center, Regional Dance America, Festival de Danza Cordoba-Youth American Grand Prix, as well as master teacher for numerous other dance studios, schools, and college dance.