Rock Camp & Dance Intensive
Inspire • Learn • Create
I don't know where to begin...I wish I could put 10 stars! Steve, Taylor, Tyler, Mike, Sonia, and Nikki were all incredible instructors...and more importantly - warm-hearted, nice individuals! My son enrolled in 2 weeks of Rock Camp and it was not enough! He would have gone all summer if it was an option. This was the best camp experience of his life! And quite possibly one of the best times in his life all-around! - Liz G (Parent)
In Rock Camp, students study a large range of musical styles, learn how to improvise, play in ensembles, learn songwriting, read/write music, record with a laptop and microphones, learn music technology, and have lessons in the morning and afternoon. Students may study up to two instruments (including voice), and our students range in ages from 8-19. No prior experience is required. Students perform a concert at the end of every week for parents, friends and the public. By the end of camp, all students gain a whole new level of confidence in their musical abilities, in addition to having a week of fun and new friendships.
For our older and more experienced musicians, AP Rock Camp is offered, which prepares students for professional performances/recitals, and offers in depth classes in recording, reading, harmony and improvisation, song writing, and many other electives.
The faculty at RC are active performers, performing throughout the country and internationally, and are college/conservatory professors. We approach teaching from a variety of angles, encompassing the interests of the students into our style, to ensure every student reaches an entirely new level of understanding and ability on his or her instrument in a very social and fun environment!
Dance Intensive was created to help young dancers achieve greatness in dance while making new friends and having fun. Students in Dance Intensive study three areas of dance: ballet, hip hop, and modern in the morning session. In the afternoon session there are masterclasses and electives in jazz, tap, salsa, choreography, and improvisation.
Our guest artist this summer is Barry Kerollis. Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer and renowned instructor, bringing a diverse background to share with students and professionals across the New York dance scene.
In Dance Intensive, students work with professional dancers and choreographers to learn new skills, master the fundamentals, and rehearse a performance for the public. At the end of the week, there is a dance recital illustrating all that was learned during the week. Students will work with a variety of teachers and visiting guest artists to reach a new level of technique and artistry in dance. Students range in ages from 8-19.
For our more experienced dancers, AP Dance Intensive is offered, which dedicates time for the teachers and students to work on achieving particular technical and artistic goals.
Rock Camp and Dance Intensive bring the most talented musicians and dancers from NYC and New Jersey to work with young musicians and dancers who are either new to music/dance or wish to master their craft while having a summer of fun and friendship.
Our world class faculty bring their passion, enthusiasm, and expertise to students 8-19 years old, beginners-advanced, as well students with no prior musical experience. Our aim is to inspire students to greatness in our music and dance camps, all the while having fun and gaining new experiences.
Our NYC music camp is located at the Bloomingdale School of Music (W.108th, Broadway/Reiverside). Our New Jersey music camp is at Acorn Montessori in Lebanon, and our summer music camp in the Hamptons is located at the Bridgehampton School. Dance Intensive is located at the Bridgehampton School.
What makes our music and dance camps different? 1. All of the faculty are active performers and teachers. 2. Every student receives an incredible amount of attention throughout the week to ensure he or she is thriving, whether at beginner, intermediate, or advanced level. 3. Students gain an inner confidence that comes with public performance, playing in ensembles, learning choreography, and learning music/dance. 4. We think it's important to have an atmosphere that includes fun and friendship along side of music and dance.
Full House, a band formed by Rock Camp NJ students and their friends, will be playing at Milford Alive on Saturday, September 22nd! Spend the day enjoying music, food and fireworks, and support Full House on stage at 4:00 PM. For more information about Milford Alive, visit milfordalive.com.
Very excited to have Alison Wedding (voice teacher at Berklee College of Music) joining the RC faculty week of July 9.
Rock Camp and Dance Intensive are excited to be teaming up with Book Culture! Visit any of their four locations and you'll know why it's our favorite independent book store in NYC.
Stephen will be joining David Freeman, drummer/composer/rock camp NYC faculty member, for a concert in Brooklyn on May 24th. David will be releasing an album in the coming weeks called the "Overview Effect," featuring David (drums), Stephen (keyboards), Mustafa Bhagat (sitar), Jamie Reynolds (bass). Bric Arts Media, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217. Seating is limited, RSVP suggested. Click here for details.
Barry Kerollis will be joining our faculty at Dance Intensive in Bridgehampton, giving an afternoon workshop on Tuesday, July 17th. Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer and renowned instructor, bringing a diverse background to share with students and professionals across the New York dance scene. His works have been performed from New York City to Los Angeles, and his career credits include working as Artistic Director of Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing with Pacific Northwest Ballet, and recognition as "an innovator using unique media to connect with audiences" by Dance Magazine. Youtube.com
The Bloomingdale School of Music, where our NYC camp takes place, has concerts on Friday evenings. Click here to check out their upcoming performances.