High School Dance Team Audition Prep
Are you ready for Dance Team Auditions?
Taught by Professional Choreographers & Instructors
2 Original Routines (Jazz/Pom & Hip Hop)
Technique & Hip Hop Skills
When? Saturday, May 11, 2019
Where? West Potomac High School
6500 Quander Rd
Alexandria, VA 22307
Who? Middle School and High School students planning on auditioning for a high school dance team
Cost? $40/ dancer online ; $50/ dancer walk-in
Christie is a professional dancer, choreographer, fitness instructor, and business owner located in Washington, D.C.
Christie is the proud Owner and Founder of Powerhouse Danceworks, LLC. Christie has always loved choreographing since she was a young dancer; she started choreographing professionally in college when her dance team Coach and Mentor, Dawn Walters, inspired her to take her first choreography job. Powerhouse Danceworks came to life in 2015. Powerhouse Danceworks prides itself on innovative choreography, hands-on technique and skill drills, and positive team building exercises taught by talented and enthusiastic dance choreographers. Christie now travels across the country to choreograph routines for over 20 middle schools, high schools, colleges and pro teams per year. She loves inspiring performance showmanship and developing the skills of passionate dancers.
Christie recently completed her 5th year as an NBA dancer for the Washington Wizards. Christie served as Choreography Captain for the 2018-19 Wizards Dancer season, and Co-captain for the 2017-18 Wizard Girl season. The Wizards Dancers have performed 3 routines choreographed by Christie in-game during the Wizards seasons. She coaches the Kids Dance Teams for the NBA Washington Wiz Kids and the WNBA Washington Mystics Mayhem (2015-2019). Christie's traveled to London, England (2019), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2016), Chengdu, China (2017), Las Vegas, NV and Atlanta, GA with the Wizards Dancers. Christie’s grateful to have earned the Rookie of the Year (2015) and Performer of the Year (2016,17, 18) awards during her tenure on the Wizards.
Christie graduated honors from the University of Kentucky in 2014 with a dual degree in Business Marketing and Communications. She danced on the UK Dance Team for four years, competed in Hip Hop and Pom at UDA College Nationals and led the team as captain her senior year. She traveled to China with the UKDT in 2013 for a USA Basketball league tour. Christie earned the Dancer of the Year, Coaches Award, and MVP Awards while she danced on UKDT. Christie proudly choreographs for the UKDT currently. UKDT’s 2019 UDA Game Day Routine earned 5th in the Nation.
Christie’s favorite quote is “dreams don’t work unless you do.”
Daniella Celia began her dance training under the direction of Lisa Tingle. She danced competitively for fifteen years, participating in many workshops and studying with master choreographers. Starting out her college career at Frostburg State University, Daniella was a part of their dance company and hiphop team. After transferring to Salisbury University, she became apart of their dance company for four years and achieved "Outstanding Dancer of the Year" for 2014. She has taken classes from Paul Taylor, Alvin Ailey, Misty Copeland, and the Moscow Ballet. She choreographed three pieces in SUDC’s fall concerts.
Daniella was also Salisbury University Poms Co-Captain where she choreographed for basketball and football games. One summer, she worked at the Dance Teacher Summit in New York City where she experienced the business side of the dance world. While dancing her way through college, she became a part of a woman's organization called "WINK", dancing and choreographing for the awareness of women for three years. Daniella was awarded "Winking Star" at the Celebration of University Leadership (CUL) for her creativity and dedication.
Daniella made a performing dance company in Maryland, where she performed in two professional shows. After graduating college, Daniella continued to teach at Seaside Dance Academy and for the after school academy at Snow Hill High School. She was also honored to return to Salisbury University and choreograph for their fall and spring showcases.
Daniella is now living her dream in Washington, D.C., where she was selected to be the choreographer for Nick Cannon's “Wild n' Out” Live Tour with performances by Wale and Yo Gotti. She is currently on her second season as a NBA dancer and her first season as an assistant coach for the new senior dance team. During her rookie season, she was awarded “Rookie of the Year” and “Miss Congeniality”. When she is not dancing on the court, she loves teaching master classes and choreographing for schools and studios. Daniella hopes to be an inspiration to dancers of all ages and share her passion to the world.
9:30am: Registration — Walk-ins Welcome
10am: BEGIN — Stretch
10:15am: Across the floor technique & hip hop skills with feedback
10:50am-11am: break & continued feedback
11am: DANCE 1 (learn/ choreography by Christie)
11:45am: DANCE 2 (learn/ choreography by Daniella)
12:30pm: Break & Freshen Up
12:35pm: Mock Audition
12:55pm: Feedback delivered
1:05pm: Wrap up & Pictures
1:15pm-1:30pm: CONCLUDE EVENT
West Potomac High School
6500 Quander Rd
Alexandria, VA 22307