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Summer Dance

Our summer dance classes are offered as an 8-week session of weekly dance classes in Children's Dance, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Dance for Musical Theater and Modern. FSPA also offers two Ballet Intensives. The Summer Ballet Intensives feature a final performance at THE BLACK BOX, and extra curricular classes in Alexander Technique, make-up, nutrition and injury prevention. The four-week Intermediate/Advanced Intensive and three-week Young Intensive provide training in classical ballet technique, pre-pointe/pointe, modern, dance history and character dance. 

 

Related Faculty

 

Casey Harkness Andrade

FSPA Dance Director, Dance Company Director; Instructor of Jazz, Contemporary, and Dance for Musical Theater

Casey Harkness Andrade is a professional choreographer, educator, and performer. She received  her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance  Performance from Rhode Island College where she trained and studied with  exceptional choreographers including Clay Talifaro, Sean Curran, Colleen Cavanaugh, and Mark Taylor. Casey has worked and performed with various artists throughout the Northeast. While dancing with the  Andary Dance Company, Casey had the opportunity to perform at the Cunningham School in New York City. As a member of the Franklin Performing Arts Company,  Casey has enjoyed roles such as Morticia  in The Addams Family and Mayzie in  Seussical. Casey has ten years experience being an adjudicator and choreographer for regional and national competitions such as Elite Dance Challenge and  Celebration Talent. She has been an  adjunct faculty instructor at Rhode Island College, where she taught jazz and worked with the RIC Dance Company as assistant rehearsal director. Casey is currently an adjunct professor at Dean College,  teaching courses in both jazz and tap.  A member of FSPA’s Dance Faculty since 2011, Casey is the director of the dance department and the FSPA Dance  Company. She teaches a variety of classes  in dance and musical theater as well as  creates and facilitates curriculum,  placement of students, and performances for the school.  

Amanda Dubois

Instructor of Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Musical Theater

Amanda Dubois has Bachelor of Arts degrees in Dance Performance and Communications from Rhode Island College. Her musical theater performance credits include Godspell, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and It’s All Your Parents’ Fault!  Dance performance credits include Triptych, Arms of Justice, ’Twas the Night Before Christmas, La Giornata Omicida and A Long Memory. Amanda joined the FSPA Drama and Dance Faculty in 2016.  

Cheryl Madeux

FSPA Ballet Director, Instructor of Ballet and Pointe

memberphoto Cheryl Madeux received her training at the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts under the direction of Sharon Dante and Donna Bonasera. Ms. Madeux has enjoyed a long professional career, dancing with such venerable companies as the Joffrey Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, and as principal dancer with the Hartford Ballet. Ms. Madeux has performed extensively throughout the US and Europe, worked with leading choreographers including Gerald Arpino, Kirk Peterson and Twyla Tharp, and she has been coached by such ballet luminaries as Igor Youskevitch and Eleanor D’Antuono. Her extensive classical repertoire includes all the full-length classical productions as well as principal roles in, among others, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Coppelia, The Firebird, Balanchine’s Serenade, and Spectra de La Rose. Among her accomplishments, Ms. Madeux was awarded first place in the National Society of Arts and Letters Ballet Competition at age 15, was a finalist in the Third Paris International Ballet Competition and the Prix de Lausanne, and was awarded a Level 1 Presidential Scholar in Dance. Many of Ms. Madeux’s FSPA Ballet Conservatory students have been accepted to some of the most prestigious summer programs available and a select few recently participated and advanced to the finals of the Youth America Grand Prix in NY. Ms. Madeux is a summer faculty member for the ABT® Young Dancers Program in NY and an examiner for the ABT® National Training Curiculum. She served as guest judge and teacher for the IV Connecticut Classic Ballet Competition. Ms. Madeux joined the FSPA Dance Faculty in 2002.  

Kellie Stamp

Director of FSPA Dance Ensembles, Instructor of Tap and Jazz

Kellie Stamp is a graduate of Stonehill College where she was an active member of the Stonehill Theater Company.  She served on their Board of Directors and competed at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.  After receiving her Masters of Performing Arts Education from Emerson College, she continued her tap and jazz training at the On Stage Academy for the Performing Arts, as well as with Rosemarie Boyden and at the Broadway Dance Center in NYC. Kellie has also studied Dance for Musical Theater with Broadway actress and choreographer, Leslie Woodies. In addition to teaching dance classes as FSPA, Kellie choreographs for Electric Youth, Broadway Bound, Broadway Light and many FSPA and FPAC productions. She is also the Director and choreographer of CenterStage and Next Step.  Kellie first joined FSPA in 2001. Her performing credits include lead roles in 42nd Street, West Side Story and Sweet Charity, as well as many roles in FPAC productions including Addams Family, Anything Goes, Into the Woods, Humbug!, The Miracle Worker and Little Shop of Horrors.  Her choreography credits include FSPA and FPAC productions of Humbug!, Anything Goes, 'Tis the Season, Cabaret and many others.

Clyde Nantais

Instructor of Ballet

Clyde Nantais joined the FSPA Dance Faculty in 1992. He holds a BFA from Boston Conservatory and a Master of Education from Temple University. He has performed leading roles in Equity Summer Stock and dinner theater productions. Mr. Nantais danced with Boston Ballet for seven years before teaching in its school for 17 years. He also was the principal ballet teacher at the National Institute of the Arts in Taipei. He has served as Ballet Master for the Boston Conservatory Dance Theater, the Berkshire Ballet and the Pioneer Valley Ballet. As choreographer, he has staged over 50 original works for more than 40 companies and schools worldwide. Mr. Nantais is the Executive Director of the Boston Dance Company Studios and Associate Director of the Boston Dance Company. He also teaches Advanced Ballet for Musical Theater students at The Boston Conservatory and is on the faculty of the Boston Ballet and Charlotte Klein Dance Centers.  

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