The Archbishop Spalding Dance Program will be hosting its sixth annual Summer Camp. This camp will cover all styles of dance including jazz, pom, hip hop, and lyrical. Campers will be divided by age and ability as dancers of all levels will be challenged. Safety mats and a perfection before progression philosophy will be applied to minimize the risk of injury.
The session will consist of teaching technique and performance skills. On the last day, instructors will give a recap of skills covered, and an honest assessment of how well that skill was mastered with suggestions for future growth. Also, there will be a showcase on the last day for friends and family to watch their camper show everyone what they learned throughout the week. All campers on Friday are to arrive at 9:00am and the showcase will be at noon. All campers will receive a t-shirt! This camp begins on time so please arrive early to make the most of your camp experience!
Carrie Smith not only is the head coach of the Archbishop Spalding Varsity Dance Team but also owns and operates the largest dancing facility on the East Coast, over 14,000 sq. feet with one of the largest student enrollments and a staff of 21 employees. C & C Dance Co. has been ranked amongst the “top 25 in the Nation” Competitive Dance Studios by Dance Spirit Magazine. As Studio director and coach, she works solely with all the families and staff to optimize their dance experience, to organize and to offer a fully professional and positive environment for their dancers. Ms. Smith has been trained and certified by Professional Dance Teachers Association with over 30+ years teaching experience in all areas of dance such as Ballet Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Acro, Contortion and even Hip Hop.
Carrie Attended the University Of Md. on a full four-year Kappa Scholarship in the Arts and Academics from the State of Md. where she graduated with a BFA as a double major in both Dance/ Dance Education and Interior Design. In her 30+ years in teaching, her dancers have gone on to dancing on Broadway, on cruise ships, on the #1 Nationally Ranked Dance Teams in the Country, on Nickelodeon, Dance Moms, Disney Channel and she have even choreographed for Team USA in the International Dance Championships in China. More choreo credits include a concert series for Playlist live, Laurie Berkner Band, Rock Your Hair and many more. Her proudest moment is to be
a spokesperson and on the board of the DANCE HOPE CURE foundation where we dance to raise funds for fighting childhood cancer. It is her hope and goal, that even as dancers or a dance team, these young adults are given opportunities like these to give back to their communities and to continue to use their dance in other positive ways .