Monroe Dance Academy 838 Main Street Monroe, CT 06468 in Tollgate Plaza

Summer Dance Intensive

Experience amazing master classes with professional artists from NYC! See our daily schedule, faculty bios, and class descriptions below.

July 18th – July 22nd
9:45 am – 3:45 pm
Ages 10 & up – Intermediate/Advanced Levels
Fee: $400/Entire Session or $30/Single class
Classes:  Ballet, Jaz, Musical Theater, and Contemporary
Techniques as well as conditioning for dancers>
Schedule (tentative):
9:45-11:00 – Ballet
11:00-12:15 – Jazz
12:15-1:15 – LUNCH
1:15 – 2:30 – Musical Theater
2:30 – 3:45 – Contemporary

Click Here For Summer Registration Form


2016 Summer Intensive Staff Bios and Class Descriptions

Allison Sale


Allison Sale is an NYC based freelance artist. She began her training at Dancensations Dance Center in Alexandria, VA, and continued at The Kirov Academy of Ballet, Washington, D.C. Ms. Sale graduated with Honors and Excellence Awards from The University of the Arts. In college she was featured in works by Twyla Tharp, Paul Selwyn-Norton, Christopher Huggins, Ronen Koresh, and MOMIX. Additional performance credits include Amsterdam (Dansgroep Amsterdam), Costa Bravo Spain (American Dance Company), Cali Colombia (Diversity in Dance), and Santiago, Chile (UArts); as well as with choreographers Debbie Allen (Kennedy Center), Itzik Galili, Earl Mosely, Troy Powell, and Nathan Trice. She recently performed at Jacob’s Pillow with Nicholas Andre Dance, and with Alexis Convento + Artists at many NY venues. She is currently touring with Seattle based company, zoe|juniper and with Dance Iquail the past seven years. She is scheduled to be in the opera Prince Igor, at the Met this winter. She has been teaching Contemporary, Ballet, and Jazz for the past three years at Dance Dimensions, in New Milford, New Jersey. She has also taught adult classes at Peridance Capezio Center (NYC), Koresh Dance Company (Philadelphia), and Velocity Dance Center (Seattle), and taught master classes in Lancaster, PA, Ridgefield CT, Ashburn VA, Alexandria, VA.


Eric Otto Photo

Eric Otto Bio


Shannon During


This triple threat performer holds the title of longest run starring as Tracy Turnblad in the hit Broadway musical Hairspray! She can also be seen in recurring roles on Disney Channel’s Handy Manny & Jonas LA.


Born and raised in Overland Park, KS, Shannon grew up with a desire to entertain. Now, splitting her time between New York and LA, Shannon is thriving as she continues to realize that dream. Shannon is an actor who has been featured on Television, in Films and Commercials, and on Stages nationwide.


Shannon has also found success in many other areas of the entertainment industry; working as a choreographer, dance, singer, dance competition judge, and as a passionate and inspirational teacher.


Brandon Cournay Photo

Brandon Cournay Bio