Stoneleigh-Burnham is a place where students can explore many ways to use their voices and express themselves. Dance and dance-making are great ways for students to investigate the world around them, to process life events, and to cultivate meaning in their lives. At SBS, all dance forms are welcome, and all dance forms are valid. Dance at SBS is for everyone – for the beginner, the more advanced dancer, and everyone in between! At SBS, dance is community-oriented, nonhierarchical, body-positive, and culturally relevant. This summer, students will take technique classes in contemporary, ballet, and jazz dance forms. They will practice improvisation and learn basic composition skills. At the end of the week, students will share their learnings in an informal performance for their family and friends. Students will forge meaningful relationships with each other and most importantly, have fun!
Through participation in the Stoneleigh-Burnham performing arts camp, students will also spend time learning and rehearsing a fun program of choral music together that they will perform at the end of the week. Throughout the week, students will have the opportunity to learn about vocal technique and vocal health, work on acting and emoting while singing through a variety of acting games, and practice musicianship skills, such as ear training and sight singing. Campers will work to improve upon skills that are important in both solo and ensemble (choral) singing.
Stay tuned for more information about the theater component of our Performing Arts camp!
About Our Faculty
Cat Wagner is the Performing Arts Department Chair at Stoneleigh-Burnham School. She holds an MFA in choreography and performance from Smith College and a BA in theater arts from Brandeis University. Cat joined the SBS faculty in 2017 after working as a teaching artist in NYC for Mark Morris Dance Center, New York City Ballet, and Brooklyn Arts Exchange. In addition, she has been a visiting artist at Mount Holyoke College, adjunct dance faculty at Amherst College, and a teaching fellow at Smith College. Cat also works as a houseparent on our 11/12th grade hallway.
Morgan Rubin is the vocal music teacher and a houseparent at Stoneleigh-Burnham. She earned her B.A. in music (vocal performance) and psychology from Emory University and her M.M in choral conducting from Georgia State University.