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Let your kids act out at theater and dance camp in Tahoe City

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Learn to combine hip hop, jazz, acting and singing and musical theater in this action-packed, five-day camp with Katlin Zimmer and Shauna Righellis.

Dancers will learn jazz and hip hop style dances and put them to music from “Wicked.” A performance showcase will take place on Friday, July 26, 2:30 p.m. Other activities include stage make-up, an interactive study of the story of “Wicked,” and a lunch break at the beach. Camp participants have the option of performing together again during Tahoe Dance School’s 2014 Spring Performance (to be based on The Wizard of Oz) as the show opener.

Camp runs July 22-26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily, for children entering third grade or older. No previous dance experience needed.

Cost is $150. For registration information email TahoeDanceCC@gmail.com.

Shauna Righellis is the founder and director of the Tahoe Music Institute and has more than nine years of teaching experience. Her experience includes teaching general music, band, choir, and jazz band to students of all ages, as well as working at various music camps. Shauna has performed clarinet with the Reno Chamber Orchestra, Reno Philharmonic, and the Nevada Opera. She also served as principal clarinet for the Reno Wind Symphony and the Reno Pops Orchestra. Shauna is an active board member of the California Music Educators Association’s Northern Section, and holds a master’s degree in music education. This will be Shauna’s third year teaching voice for the Tahoe Dance School’s Musical Theater Camp. 

Katlin Zimmer is the artistic director of Tahoe Dance Competition Company and has been teaching jazz, tap and hip hop for Tahoe Dance School since 2010. Prior to joining the teaching staff at TDS, Katlin taught dance for the Ceres Unified School District and for the Modesto Junior College Recreation Department. She has studied dance since the age of 3. She continued her studies at the dance department of California State University, Long Beach. Katlin believes in continuous education as a performer and an instructor — she continues to take classes in San Francisco and attends Dance Masters of America Teacher Training School annually in New York. To increase her performance quality on stage, Katlin has taken classes and performed plays with the Merced Community College. She also took classes with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Katlin was a team member of the Reno Bighorns NBA-Development League in the 2009/2010 season. She continues to perform for various local productions.

Tahoe Dance School is located at the Lake Forest Creative Center, 2810 Lake Forest Road, Tahoe City.

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