BAC In-Studio Intensive brings Broadway Musical Theatre training to YOU!

Co-Founders and Directors, Alexis Carra and Chryssie Whitehead, grew up training at their local dance studios—Chryssie at Southern Strutt Dance Studio in South Carolina, and Alexis at Centerstage Dance Academy in Florida. Alexis and Chryssie went on to have careers as professional dancers, actors, singers and educators spanning 20 + years and have directed & choreographed for film, television and theatre. They have guest starred in over 25 television shows, including, series regular roles, leads in movies, as well as 8 broadway shows combined. Their careers, together with their primary training as dancers, have led them to create a distinct musical theatre program designed for dancers. They understand how scary it can be to sing and act, and are masters at helping dancers develop their performing skills and confidence. BAC In-Studio Intensive also includes working with live accompaniment and vocal teacher. Students work in all three disciplines–acting, singing, and dancing–a true intro for what it takes to be on Broadway!

HOW IT WORKS

3 DAY INTENSIVE SAMPLE SCHEDULE*

FRIDAY 4:00PM – 8:00PM
  • Meet and Greet and Dance Warm up/across the floor technique – ALL
  • Broadway Original Choreography
  • Warm down meditation and journaling
SATURDAY 10:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Dance warm up – ALL or Improv games – ALL
  • Vocal Warm up/Learn Ensemble Music- ALL
  • Divide into age groups
    • Juniors: Learn music and vocals for their number
    • Seniors start staging, style work and learning the story of their number
  • “Storytelling a Song” a BAC exclusive tool on how to breakdown a song and learn how to approach any role as an actor, as well as individual coachings for those students who want to sing or do a monologue – ALL
  • Meditation/Journaling wrap up – ALL
SUNDAY 10:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Dance warm up and staging of group numbers for each group
  • Finish learning music and review
  • Individual musical theatre “Acting a Song” sessions with the whole group if a few students wants to sing on their own
  • Final Review and put the “Work” Case together
  • “Work”case 4:00pm for parents and friends
  • Q&A Talkback with parents about the process and any other question
  • Eligible for scholarships and discounts for future BAC Programming, including our 2020 Summer Roots Experience in Los Angeles.
* Times are adjustable according to your needs

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Katherine tokarz

Original Broadway Choreography

“Rock of Ages” & “White Christmas”

Katherine Tokarz is an actress, dancer, and singer originally from Massachusetts. On Broadway she could be seen in the original cast of ROCK OF AGES (Constance, Justice/Regina cover), the original cast of IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS (Rhoda), A CHORUS LINE (Kristine), and WICKED. She also sang a duet with Alan Menken at his Songbook Concert at Lincoln Center, and participated in the Workshops and Pre-Broadway version of LEAP OF FAITH at the Ahmanson Theater. Before Broadway, Katherine performed in Japan at Tokyo Disney and then in Paris at The Moulin Rouge, only after her glamorous start: dancing at Bar Mitzvahs and singing at weddings as a teenager. Since moving to LA, Katherine has been a recurring character on DON’T TRUST THE B– IN APARTMENT 23 and THE NEIGHBORS, both on ABC. Most recently, she galavanted around as the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler characters in THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF MEAN GURLZ as well as “Annie Herman” in UMPO: TROOP BEVERLY HILLS and “Emily” the sharp-tongued Brit in UMPO: DEVIL WEARS PRADA at Rockwell Table & Stage. Other TV credits include: FAMOUS IN LOVE, GRANDFATHERED, SHIMMER AND SHINE, IT COULD BE WORSE, BLOOPERS, MERCY, THE TONY AWARDS and MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE.