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EDGE FLUX: Summer Camp focusing on Jazz, Contemporary, Modern + Improv

  • Creative Edge Dance Center 1190 Clements Ferry Road, Suite J Charleston, SC, 29492 United States (map)
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Embracing breath, musicality, and the flow of the dancers movement, EDGE FLUX will dive into different styles of jazz, contemporary + modern dance, as well as improvisational techniques.

Monday-Wednesday, July 8-10

Beg/Int (ages 10 and under) from 10am-1pm
Int/Adv (ages 11+) from 1pm-4pm

Price: $175 per dancer

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Chase Hudson, a Southern Strutt alumni, is now attending Pace University in New York City working towards earning a BFA in commercial dance. Aside from school, He has performed professionally and worked for artists such as Shannon Mather, Talia Favia, Kirsten Russell, Dee Caspary, and Jess Hendricks. His passion for choreography and working with kids sparked early, which has driven him to many choreographic opportunities at studios all over the United States. His choreography has been recognized and awarded at numerous dance competitions, including when he was named Choreographer of the Year at Kids Artistic Revue Nationals in 2017. He hopes to continue to inspire younger generations and share his passion as much as possible!

Caitlin trained at the Augusta Ballet School under the direction of Zanne Colton and Peter Powlus. In May 2012 Caitlin graduated from the University of South Carolina, earning a degree in Dance Performance and Choreography. While attending USC she had the opportunity to perform works by George Balanchine, Thaddeus Davis, Tanya Wideman-Davis, Twyla Tharp, and Helen Pickett, to name a few. Caitlin found her love for choreography while enrolled in class with Thaddeus Davis. Caitlin's senior piece, Four, was selected by the faculty to be the first student choreographed work adjudicated into the American College Dance Festival, representing USC Dance.

Caitlin spent her summers and winters furthering her education with Spectrum Dance Theatre, GloATL, LA Contemporary Dance Company and The American Dance Festival. She has also had the opportunity to dance professionally with Wideman Davis Dance Theatre, Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre, GloATL, and The Movement Union. Caitlin presented choreography professionally with Dance Augusta, Blabbermouth ATL, USC Dance Company, Kennesaw State University, Dance Lab, and The Movement Union.

Since moving to Charleston in 2014, Caitlin danced with Charleston Dance Project under the direction of Jenny Broe and Sara Sumner. She now dances with The Movement Union and is on faculty at Dance Lab and Creative Edge Dance Center. Her ballet and contemporary classes are filled with spacious movement and emphasize on movement quality and presentation.

Kasie Auten grew up as a “competition kid” in South Carolina. During her 15 years of dance, she was awarded many regional and national rankings, titles, and special awards. She also attended numerous conventions and master classes where she took from top ranked choreographers and teachers.

After graduating high school, she attended Converse College, where she minored in dance and was a principal in the dance ensemble for four years. While in college, Kasie wanted more, so she ventured outside of the college walls to gain exposure to anything and everything she could. She attended the American Dance Festival and also traveled to places including NYC and Atlanta to continue her dance education. During her four years at Converse, she was a teacher for the Lawson Academy where she worked to create a student teacher position for the college dance department, held a position as the only dance tutor for the college, and also choreographed for a competition company based out of a studio in Greer, SC.

Kasie later moved to NYC to continue her training. She worked as an intern at Steps on Broadway, danced in several showcase collaborations, and trained at Broadway Dance Center, Ailey, and Peridance. After moving back to South Carolina, Kasie took a position with Converse as a teaching artist and co-director for the dance ensemble while looking for her next step in the dance world. Shortly following that position, she stumbled across DanceFX Charleston where she danced as a principal with the Charleston Dance Project. During her time at DanceFx, she worked as a tap and jazz technique instructor, and also the director of the adult “Tap Crew.” She also taught at a local Mt. Pleasant studio where she took a position as the competition team director. She has guest taught at the Charleston School of the Arts and Rollings Middle School, choreographed for the Charleston SMART camp, and presented choreography and danced in the SC research symposium. She has held several residency positions and guest choreographed for the Wando High School Dance Department, has taught at the SC-dancing Festival, presented choreography at DanceAthens in Athens, GA, as well as several shows in Charleston, SC, has taught master classes at many studios around the southeast, taught at "Dance Master's of America" and "Gear Up" dance convention's on the east coast, and held a seat on the board as the lowcountry representative for the South Carolina Dance Association for two years. As well as teaching, she has performed in many full-length productions including the Charleston Dance Project’s “Mannequin,” performed in several site-specific pieces around the Charleston area, and is a current member of Sara Cart Sumner’s “The Movement Union.” She travels to NYC multiple times a year to continue her training and attend seminars, such as the Dance Teacher Summit, where she takes class with some of the leading instructors and choreographers in the country.

Kasie Auten has most recently opened her own studio, Creative Edge Dance Center, where her students are regionally and nationally ranked and recognized dancers. She and the studio were featured on the video series "Untapped Movement." She’s won numerous choreography awards, and prides herself and her staff in bringing the best technical and up-to-date training to her dancers while providing a positive environment that they can consistently grow, thrive, and be inspired in.

Jeanette Davis grew up in Cleveland, Ohio as a competitive dancer. While an undergrad at Bowling Green State University, she danced as a member of the BGSU Dance Team, was President of the BGSU Dance Club, was selected to perform with the University Dance Alliance, and trained under Colleen Murphy in the university's dance program.

Jeanette moved to Charleston in 2009 and instantly connected with the dance scene. She worked as an Assistant Director at a youth studio, co-directing the competition team, training and choreographing for the competitive, performance, and recreational programs. She has guest taught at various studios in the surrounding Charleston area, as well as Wando High School's Dance Department and Charleston County School of the Arts, and in other parts of the Lowcountry. Jeanette continued her love of performing from 2009-2015, casted as a principal dancer for The Charleston Dance Project, a professional contemporary jazz performance company. 2015-2017, she danced as a member of The Movement Union, a modern contemporary dance ensemble directed by Sara Sumner. Starting in 2015, Jeanette helped to open Creative Edge Dance Center with Owner/Director Kasie Auten, and is the Assistant Director of the studio. Training both recreational and competitive dancers, choreographing on nationally ranked pre-professional dancers as well as performance ensembles, and Co-Director of Vibe- CEDC's pre-professional youth modern and contemporary dance company.

Excited to continue contributing to Charleston's ever-growing art culture, Jeanette strives to bring edgy movement and boundary-pushing creative to her students, while inspiring their own artistic voice.

Bio coming soon!

Earlier Event: June 23
Edge Co 2019-2020 Auditions
Later Event: July 27
Fall Open House!