LTC Offering Dance Camps

Jun 12, 2024

The Arts at Lincoln Trail College is offering a trio of dance camps for students ages 14-18. Each class will be taught by a different instructor and will cover a different type of dance. Students will learn about the history of that style and have the opportunity to dance it during the camp.

The first camp is July 13 and covers musical theater choreography. The second camp is July 20 and covers jazz dancing and the final camp is July 27 and covers modern dance. Each camp runs from 12-4 p.m. and the cost of each camp is $20.

Jessica Cheeseman is teaching the musical theater choreography camp on July 13. She serves as the color guard coach for Robinson High School and has taken Winterguard Internation courses on dance technique, floor movement, visual display, and flag/rifle technique. She has also choreographed 10 productions at Robinson High School and Lincoln Trail College including Grease, The Music Man, Aida, The Little Mermaid, South Pacific, and Chicago. 

Keegan Tucker is teaching the jazz dance camp on July 20. Tucker has been dancing since he was a child, primarily focusing on jazz and tap. He started choreographing shows as a sophomore in high school and has served as the primary choreographer for Olney Central College for the last six years. In graduate school, Tucker took musical theater dance classes that focused on tap, ballet, and jazz for the musical stage. He’s taken dance classes with Broadway’s Ryan Steele (Newsies, An American in Paris) and Tony Nominee Robyn Hurder (Moulin Rouge, A Beautiful Noise).

Lincoln “Jake” Wright is teaching the modern dance class on July 27. He has been dancing and performing in musical theater for over 15 years and got his start choreographing during his senior year of high school. Wright has performed in South Bend and Indianapolis where he performed in several lead roles. Much of his focus turned to dance where he started in featured dancing roles, then became a dance captain, and then moved to assistant choreographer to lead choreographer. Wright considers Bob Fosse and Gene Kelly as inspirational figures.

Students interested in the camps can register by visiting the Learning Commons at Lincoln Trail College. Students do not need to register for all three camps – they can register for one or more of the camps.