Are you looking for an affordable one day dance workshop for dancers of all ages and abilities? Then check out the popular KAR Dance convention!
Our convention classes in tap, jazz, lyrical, musical theatre and hip hop taught by some of the best teachers in the country! Yes, teachers who understand students of all ages and abilities because they actively teach at dance studios like yours!
Our faculty is know for being enthuasiastic and interactive with students to help them be better dancers.
Your dancer will also love our faculty because they bring the hottest and latest styles to our convention! So don’t miss out on the fun and be part of what everyone is talking about. Your dancers will thank you for it!
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A Saturday Workshop
at Hermitage Dance Academy
ONLY $99 per dancer
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Chad McCall – Jazz
Chad McCall began his dancing career at the age of 16 in South Carolina and moved to Los Angeles in 2005 after graduating high school. Chad can be seen in the motion picture “The Marc Pease Experience” starring Ben Stiller & Jason Schwartzman, choreographed by Joey Pizzi (Chicago, Hairspray) & Zach Woodlee (GLEE) along with being a featured dancer in the film “Bolden!” starring Anthony Mackie and choreographed by Hinton Battle (The Wiz, Idlewild). He can also be seen as a soloist in Bob Sinclar’s music video “What A Wonderful World”. Chad also had the honor of being a part of Erica Michelle Sobol’s LA based company, collidEdance, as both assistant choreographer and dancer, plus he has performed in countless choreographers carnivals for many of LA’s most sought after choreographers. In 2010, Chad danced in a special performance for Disneyland’s California Adventure park for the closing of “Glow Fest”, choreographed by Mark Swanhart (Celine Dion). After moving back to South Carolina in 2010 Chad has been teaching and choreographing around the country non-stop. He has had the honor of choreographing solos for two, top 30 dancers on So You Think You Can Dance, being named Kid Artistic Revues 2010/2011 teacher and choreographer of the year, and his choreography and dancers placed fifth in the world at the 2011 FDC World Dance Championships. Chad’s key mission statement in his class is that all movement is born of music, passion and personal experience. He is unspeakably excited and honored to share his movement with the KAR Convention!
Anjuli Bova – Lyrical
Anjuli Bova hails from Long Island, New York and has over a decade of performance, teaching and choreography experience. Ms Bova received her B.A. in Dance Performance and Psychology from Hofstra University. During her years at Hofstra, she studied under the direction of Lance Westergard, Robin Becker, Michael Blake and Cathy McCann. She took part in many National Dance Festivals, including the American College Dance Festival where her choreography was featured, and the Dancers Responding to Aids Benefit in NYC. Professionally, Ms. Bova was a four year member and Captain of the New York Dragons “Firedancers” (AFL). Her choreography has been featured on “Good Morning America”, the “WB Morning Show” and “Fox Sports”. She has performed with Bon Jovi, 98*, the Venga Boys, and was core dancer on Club Jam TV featured on ABC. One of Anjuli’s greatest accomplishments was opening up her studio, The Dream Center Dance Academy in 2004 with co-owner Cheryl Freund. Over the last decade The Dream Center Dance Company has been awarded numerous Regional and National titles, and is currently ranked one of the Top Ten Studios in the Northeast by the FDC. Ms. Bova has been awarded numerous choreography awards, Teacher of the Year recognitions, and studio excellence awards. Her students can been seen modeling for top costume catalogues, are on scholarship for prestigious Conventions, and have gone on to pursue dance degrees at prominent Universities. Owning the studio has given Ms. Bova the opportunity to judge Nationally for Kids Artistic Revue and Rainbow Dance Competition. She has taught workshops at numerous studios, The Dance Masters Convention in New York, and is currently on faculty for the KAR Dance Convention. She is thrilled that she is able to spread her love and joy of dance to the younger generations and hopes to continue to inspire and motivate dancers for years to come.
Keith Turk – Hip Hop
Keith Turk was brought into the world of entertainment at the early age of 8, with RIngling Bros. & Barnum Bailey Circus.Faliceano learned most of his hip-hop skills and his dance technique,as well as his Vibrant character which he displays from lifes courses of ups and downs. His hard hitting energetic style is what keeps his kids at the top of the list in all major competitions far and wide. Partnered along with wife Summer Turk they have created the name K.A.S.T.(Keith and Summer Turk) Performing Arts that has taken a multitude of 1st place, top 1st, highest in catagories, and countless title awards.
Faliceano has worked with artist such as Busta Ryhmes, Missy Elliott, Napolean and Tabitha dumo. Choreographed for new and Up coming artist, Bollywood top artist Sukshindar Shinda and more! Landing top nationwide commercials along side of good friend D-trix (quest Crew) he has also grabbed the attention of directors to score a part in the award winning bi costal hit “WICKED”.
Meeting with and Audtioning for artist such as Marah Carey,Rihanna,Missy Ellott,Madonna, Faliceano continues to push his students to the L.A. level to land jobs and gain knowledge of their future industry.
Faliceano says “Dance with no limits, leave the floor buzzing with your name on it.”
Mark Orsborn – Tap
Mark Orsborn is a tapper, choreographer and master teacher. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Mark began his dance career at the age of five. After receiving numerous accolades and national recognition, Mark left competitive dance to begin focusing on his performing career. He took classes with tap legends such as Henry Letang and Maurice Hines and studied privately with Joseph Webb. He was invited to perform as a soloist with the Tap America Project (TAP) and was featured in such events as the Kennedy Center 25th Anniversary and Smithsonian 150th Anniversary. Mark then joined Knock on Wood to become a member of the tap group, Tappers With Attitude (TWA). During his time with TWA, Mark had the opportunity to perform on a regular basis on stages and theaters up and down the east coast. Shortly thereafter, Mark was cast in the Debbie Allen production of Brothers of the Knight and performed two successful runs of the show at the Kennedy Center. At the age of 16, Mark began assisting Laurie Johnson on the Tremaine Dance Convention circuit. He parlayed that experience and extensive training to begin teaching and choreographing. Mark quickly built a following and became an in-demand choreographer and master tap teacher. For years Mark has choreographed and taught for numerous dance studios and companies. His choreography was featured at the 2011 University of Maryland Choreographers Gala and has been nominated and recognized on a recurring basis throughout the country. Mark currently teaches at different studios, conventions and festivals such as Starpower Power Pak and the D.C. Tap Festival. He also has had the opportunity to co-teach with Laurie Johnson at Tremaine Dance Conventions. Recently, Mark started his own company, The JaM Project, to help spread the love of tap dancing through tap education.
Molly Orsborn – Tap
They say that Molly Najmolhoda was ‘born in tap shoes’. She has been dancing since the age of two, and has trained in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, and musical theater. She has received top honors on both regional and national levels.
Throughout her career, she has studied under some of the leading instructors in the industry. In addition, she has trained with the Grand Rapids Ballet Company and has performed several roles during her five years as part of their annual production of The Nutcracker. Molly has been an instructor at Kathy’s Dance Company in Grandville, Michigan since the age of 14. Throughout her teaching career, her students have been recognized with numerous regional and national titles.
Molly has also received multiple choreography awards and has been named ‘Teacher of the Year’ for the past three years. In addition to being a dance instructor, she has also coached an award winning dance team at her local high school.
Dance is who Molly is. She looks forward to working with KAR and appreciates the opportunity to work closely with young dancers who share her passion for dance.