Saturday, March 10th – Afternoon Showcase and Evening Concert
Sunday, March 11th – Master Classes
If you are a studio or dance company interested in performing, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.DNE 2018 Registration Forms
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Student Choreography Tech Form
Master Class Registration Form
Boston Community Dance Project
Boston Community Dance Project was created in 2011 by Sarah-Katarina (SKooJ CorE-O) to bring artistry to the next level! BCDP concentrates in Contemporary and Fusion based movements, but also inspired by Modern, Musical Theater, Hip Hop, Jazz Funk, and Cultural Dance! BCDP strives to showcase the true art of story telling through movies, novels, and historical events. Reaching out to the community with realistic concepts, that
connect all viewers emotionally is a mission for BCDP to help spread the positivity and the
release dance can give towards all.
For the past five years Boston Community Dance Project has guest performed at over 100
shows, hosted more than 20 workshops, and given out more than $1000 in scholarships for
our CONTEMPORIZE! 2 Day Intensive.
We are eager to strengthen the community, give
back to ones in need, and celebrate those who should be acknowledged for their talents,
acts of kindness, and love toward the performing arts! Happy Dancing!
Follow BDCP on instagram: @skoojcoreo & @BCDPArtistry
Check out some of BCDP’s work!:
The #TaplifeToo Company is a pre-professional tap dance company for those that feel connected to tap dance & would like to further their tap dance abilities, knowledge, and performance skills. They have been seen performing in Manhattan in “Sounds of a #Taplife: Homecoming”, Queensboro Dance Festival, on the “Intrepid”, the New Jersey & Big Apple Tap Festivals and were featured in their own Music Video performing the Shim Sham choreographed by legendary tap dancer Dr. Leonard Reed. Find out more about #TaplifeToo at taplifecompany.com.
Master Class Instructors:
Anthony Lo Cascio – Tap
This native New Yorker, has performed, taught and toured internationally as a tap dancer since 1994. He has opened shows for people such as, Shirley Bassey, Natalie Cole, Earth, Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder. Anthony has made appearances on, Regis & Kathie Lee, Good Day New York, and MTV Live to name a few. Anthony has been seen performing and teaching in all 50 states, as well as, Mexico, Canada, the Netherlands, and as far as South Africa and Monte Carlo on the French Riviera.
An original NYC cast member, Anthony is the first American to earn a standing role in Tap Dogs. He thoroughly enjoys being a well known veteran member of what is currently the longest running tap show ever. In early 2013 Anthony performed in his final tour with the International Cast of Tap Dogs and returned to NY.
Teaching, performing & choreographing is truly Anthony’s life passion and the combination of these things led him to the unexpected birth of his own tap company, #Taplife and #TaplifeToo, the pre professional “sister company” to #Taplife.
Once taking on the role of Artistic Director for #Taplife and #TaplifeToo, he started developing the show “Sounds of a #Taplife” and producing original music videos featuring #Taplife Company. Anthony’s current projects are not only dance related as he has a keen interest in technological developments that can enhance the dance studio industry.
You can often take class with Anthony at Broadway Dance Center in NYC or find him in rehearsals at American Tap Dance Foundation.
Staci Cousert – Musical Theatre
Staci grew up in Kansas City, started dancing (tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, acrobatics, and theatre) at the age of 2 and was already teaching others by the age of 13 through a Teachers’ Training Program. She was part of the Kansas City Dance Theatre Company which performed 2 full-length musical-dance productions a year. KCDTC and DMA rewarded her with scholarships that took Staci to NY, LA, Chicago and other locations across the country. Staci has studied with and been influenced by such teachers as Germaine Salsberg, Charles Kelley, Frank Hatchett, Gus Giordano, Pattie Obey, Roni Mahler, Susan Quinn-Williams, Crystal Chapman, and Finis Jhung among others.
The day after High School Graduation, Staci left to perform in a Regional production of “42nd Street” choreographed by Germaine Salsberg. Subsequently, she landed in one of the casts of “Sesame Street Live!” where she toured Internationally & performed on “The Today Show” with them before landing in Chicago. While in Chicago, Staci choreographed for various dance studios and musicals for Theatre programs. She currently resides in NYC and teaches at several local dance studios. Staci also enjoys choreographing musicals & serving as an adjudicator for various organizations. Staci is the Company Manager for and performs with #Taplife Company while also serving as Anthony Lo Cascio’s booking agent.
Staci is also a Licensed Massage Therapist with a keen interest in biomechanics, kinesiology, and anatomy.
Jacqui Young – Ballet
Jacqui graduated from the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary (NYC) with a Bachelor of Science degree with concentrations in Choreography and Creative Theory and Deviance and Victimization of Women. She also holds an Associates Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northern Essex Community College (MA) and a Master of Arts from John Jay College in Criminal Justice (NYC). She currently teaches at Plymouth State University in the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance teaching ballet, jazz, and performance. She also teaches online at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She has certifications from American Ballet Theatre, Progressive Ballet Technique and Giordano jazz technique.
Jacqui received the prestigious 92nd Street Y Harkness Space Grant and also was a Silo Residency recipient through DanceNow/NYC two years in a row. Both of these awards allowed her to premiere works in the New York City area. Jacqui’s choreography has been features at the International Dance Festival, the Ailey Citigroup Theatre, the Dicapo Opera House, Dance Harlem, The Pearl Theatre and the Duke on 42nd Street.
Some of her professional credits include: The Van Burch and Wellford Show, (Illusion and Comedy Show) (Branson, MO) choreographer, dancer, and magic assistant; awarded best new show, best dancers, and best choreography. Choreographer, on TNN, The Crook and Chase Show; Melinda: First Lady of Magic, Dancer and magic assistant, (Las Vegas, NV); Sh-Boom National Tour; performed in production shows at: Lady Luck Hotel, The Desert Inn, Colorado Belle & the Red Lion Hotel and Casino; The Rainbow Tribe, Dancer, Hip Hop Dance Company (Boston, MA); West End Dance Company, Dancer, Jazz Dance Company (Boston, MA); Director and Choreographer for the North American Premiere of Uncle Ebenezer, A Christmas Carol; Director and choreographer for World Premiere workshop of a new music-theatre-dance production titled Tree Story; Choreographer for professional productions of: Annie, Die Fledermaus, Grease, Hello Dolly, Man of La Mancha, Music Man, Oklahoma, Sound of Music, The King & I, The Wiz, Two for the Seesaw, and West Side Story.
Over the past 5 years Jacqui had also taught internationally in Italy for Dance Master Class where she taught classes and set choreography on pre-professional dancers from all over the world. She has worked with such dance masters as Angelo DeMello, Anthony Wright, Deborah Dobson Kage, Jonas Kage, and Jean Paul Comlin as well as Shaun Holms, pianist for the Royal Ballet Company in London. She has also worked with Summer Dance in Roma setting choreography on novice to intermediate students from around Italy.
After obtaining her Masters in Criminal Justice from John Jay College Jacqui began teaching dance classes inside prison. Her first job was at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York. An all male maximum security prison.
Jacqui has enjoyed an extensive career as a professional dancer, concert producer, stage director, artistic director, choreographer, studio owner and educator. She has devoted her entire life to the field of dance. She feels that dance is therapeutic and brings joy to all who experience it. Dance is life.
Mckhelen Alcindor of BCDP – Hip Hop
Mckhelen is a dancer based in the Boston area. With a love for hip hop, RnB, Dancehall, and pop, he loves to incorporate these types of genres into choreography. Mckhelen started dancing in early 2012 with Sarah-Katarina holding dance classes at Jeannette Neil’s Dance Studio. He began to feel more comfortable with movement and choreography, and started taking different classes. He’s been able to take classes with great teachers like Skooj, Tarikh Campbell, Sean Bjerke, Static Noyze. From then on, Mckhelen has been fortunate enough to dance with BCDP: Boston Community Dance Project in the summer of 2016, as well as joining Concept Artist in the fall of 2016.
Jessica Rose Flynn & Jenny Koenig of BCDP – Contemporary – SECOND CLASS ADDED!
Jessica Rose grew up dancing at North Reading School of Ballet. During her last three years at NRSB, she was also a Junior Apprentice with Urbanity Dance in Boston, MA. While with Urbanity, Jessica performed in various shows at locations such as the BU Tsai Performance Theater, SOWA Art Gallery, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Paramount Theater, LIberty Hotel, and the Boston Children’s Museum. After leaving NRSB and Urbanity’s Junior Apprentice Program, Jessica is currently continuing her professional dance career with Bosoma Dance Company, and Boston Community Dance Project. With Bosoma, she’s performed in various shows at locations such as the Peabody Essex Museum in the exhibit Rodin: Transforming Scultpure, Move for the Movement, the Plymouth Dance Premier, the Gloucester Theater Company, the Larcom Theater, Mayfair Festival and the Salem Arts Festival. With BCDP, Jessica has performed in various shows at locations such as New York City’s Choreographers’ Carnival at the Highline Ballroom, Move for the Movement, Boston University Dance Theater, and the Regent Theater.
Jessica has also choreographed pieces for North Reading School of Ballet’s competition team, pieces for Aurora Borealis Dance Company, and choreographed and performed in a contemporary piece with Urbanity Dance that was shown at Green Street Studios and at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.
Jenny Koenig has been a company member with Boston Community Dance Project since 2016. Throughout four seasons with BCDP, Jenny has performed all over New England and in a number of new works, including in BCDP’s annual charity benefit show HUMANIZE! (2017). Additionally, Jenny has served on the leadership team for BCDP as the logistics coordinator for the past three company seasons. Before moving to Boston, Jenny was the Artistic Director (2012-2013) and a company member (2009-2013) of Cardinal Ballet Company at Stanford University. During that time, she performed throughout the San Francisco bay area, including in new works created by Alonzo King (Alonzo King LINES Ballet), Muriel Maffre (Stanford, SFB), Garen Scribner/Quinn Wharton (SFB), and Diane Frank (Stanford, Douglas Dunn & Dancers, Merce Cunningham Dance Studio). Jenny has also performed as a guest artist with San Francisco Ballet (Role: Mini Cupid, 2003) and Kirov Ballet Company (Role: Bronze Idol Dancer, 2003) during their tours in Los Angeles, and has had multiple soloist roles in the San Diego Nutcracker (2005-2009). She has over 20 years of dance training in a variety of styles (from Jeannette Neill Dance Studio, Stanford University Dance Division, Anaheim Ballet, San Elijo Dance and Music Academy, and New West Ballet). When she’s not in the dance studio or on stage, Jenny is pursuing an MD/PhD degree from Tufts University in Boston. Jenny can’t wait to bring her talents, as well as the energy and passion of BCDP, to Dance Northeast!