Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Axelrod Performing Arts Academy offers Summer Programs at Bell Works


Summer Dance Intensive for Pre-Professional Students 11+ 
Primary Summer Camp for Children 8 -12 

WHEN: July 2—August 11
Classes are held at the Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater (AXCBT) Studio at Bell Works, in Holmdel, NJ.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: To register, click here and for additional information email or call 732.378.9948. 

Axelrod Performing Arts Academy’s (APAA) 2023 Summer Educational Programming which offers dance and musical theater classes and experiences for kids ages 8+ will soon be underway.  

Created by APAA Director and AXCBT Artistic Director Gabriel Chajnik, the Academy was established to offer year-round programming providing children and adults extensive dance training through a unique performing arts experience. The Academy shares AXCBT’s mission to cultivate an environment rooted in diversity, inspiration, encouragement, and equality.  

APAA Summer Programs  

Pre-Professional Summer Dance Intensive 

The Pre-Professional Summer Dance Intensive offers kids ages 11+ daily ballet and contemporary classes and weekly Master Classes. The curriculum is designed to immerse students into the world of professional dance and to foster their growth both artistically and technically. AXCBT’s Pre-Professional Dance Intensive features a world-class faculty lineup, bringing in accredited guest artists from Radio City Music Hall, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story and more.

WHEN: July 17 - August 4, 2023; Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Monmouth University, Lauren K. Woods Theater & Bell Works 
TUITION: 1 week - $525; 2 weeks - $1000; 3 weeks - $1450; Day Pass - $120 

Primary Summer Camp 

The Primary Summer Camp is an all-encompassing program designed to teach kids 8 -12 the ins and outs of the performing arts world. Coursework includes dance, choreography, vocal technique, commercial acting, audition prep with workshops introducing the technical aspects of theater. Students will receive professional training from actors, dancers and singers with extensive experience in the business. 

WHEN: July 5-28, 2023; Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.Showcase on Friday, July 28  
1 week - $650; 2 weeks - $1250; 3 weeks - $1800; 4 weeks - $2250; Day Pass - $150; Half-day Pass - $75 

Lane Napper Experience 

Television's Lane Napper (Victorious, FBI, iCarly) will conduct a week-long summer fun TV-Dance Experience at AXCBT Studios at Bell Works! During the week-long experience, Lane will take students through different forms of script and scene study. Students will learn aspects of performing onstage, television, film, and commercial. They will also work on choreography and movement. 

To top off the experience, students (along with our awesome videography crew) will shoot an actual ACTING scene and then break into a DANCE using Bell Works as our location! 

At the end of the week, parents are invited to witness some of the behind-the-scenes filming, as we all experience the energy and excitement together! 

WHEN: August 7 - 11; Ages 8-12, 10am - 1pm; Ages 13+, 2-5pm  

2023 APAA Summer Faculty 

Mary-Kate Schmidt, Director 

Nicolas de la Vega, Broadway’s Cabaret and Radio City Music Hall 

Fredi Walker-Browne, Original cast of Rent, National Tour, The Lion King 

Lane Napper, Nickelodeon’s Victorious and iCarly 

Quincy Southerland, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Former AXCBT 

Kathleen Pearlberg, New Jersey Ballet 

Gabriela Soto, Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story and Broadway’s Wicked 

Michaela Greco, Rhythmic Gymnastics 

Alyssa Harris, AXCBT  

Lindsay Jorgensen, AXCBT and Ballet Nepantla 

Andrea Kron, Anatomy Workshop 

MaryAnn Massa, Complexions Contemporary Ballet 

Olivia Miranda, AXCBT and Ballet Hispanico 

Lane Napper, Nickelodeon’s Victorious and iCarly 

Kathleen Pearlberg, New Jersey Ballet 

Gabriela Soto, Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story and Broadway’s Wicked 

Jessica Totaro, Movement Arts Project 

Michael Trusnovec, Paul Taylor Dance Company 

To register for any of the Axelrod Performing Art Academy’s Summer Programs visit here or for other inquiries, contact or call 732.378.9948 

About Axelrod Performing Arts Academy: 

Axelrod Performing Arts Academy offers students unique and comprehensive training in dance and theater arts, emphasizing performance as an essential part of education and education an essential part of performance. 

About Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater:
Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater strives to cultivate an environment rooted in diversity, inspiration, encouragement, and equality where all are welcome and heard. Listening and learning is at the heart of our commitments to change policies, attitudes, and habits that do not align with our core values. 

About Bell Works:  

Bell Works is the reimagination of the historic former Bell Labs building in Holmdel, N.J. Today, the building is a one-of-a kind destination for business and culture, complete with a blossoming ecosystem of technology, traditional offices, retail, dining, hospitality, and much more.