Uncommon Charter High School
My passion is dance.
I first became interested in dance around the age of two. On Saturdays, my mother would put me in dance classes in order to run errands and find a way for me to make friends. Dance was more or less a hobby--until I saw the teen division working on choreography for the spring recital. Very interested, I sat in the back of the room and watched carefully. After paying very close attention to the counts, I danced along in perfect coronation with the older girls. Amazed at my moves, he asked if I wanted to do a number with the older girls. Later in June, the instructor introduced me to a friend from a dance school in Los Angeles who gave me a ticket to come and participate in a dance convention happening in Manhattan. Ever since that day, I discovered that dance was more than a hobby, it was my life.
Attending SOCAPA Summer Dance Camp would allow me to learn from the best of the best and improve on overall technique . Attending the program will open doors for myself because I will train with top notch instructors who have connections in the industry.
"In the past year, I've had the opportunity to work closely with Jenna through her participation in our school's Dance Ensemble. She is truly a joy to have in dance classes. She is always on time and ready to move! She is consistently engaged and can pick up movement easily.
Jenna is a great candidate for SOCAPA Summer Dance Camp. She is a young lady who is driven and has the capacity to grow even more as a dancer. She would be like a sponge absorbing as much as she can from her teachers and even serving as a motivator for her peers."
This summer was a summer experience that I would never forget. At the SOCAPA Dance camp, I learned much more than I anticipated in my two weeks attending. My first two days of camp were tough: the instructors evaluated our skills the same way that a casting director would audition dancers and the cardio was INTENSE. I had to learn four different types of choreography in those two days and master them with the little time I was given. After the Assessment Days, I was assigned to a teacher and a dance style. Within my first week, I had leaned choreography that we would later perform in a dance video. Along with making a dance music video, we also split up into groups to create student-choreographed pieces that would be performed at the two week showcase. For the music video, I danced to "Lean On" by Major Lazer and for the student pieces we danced to a master mix of "Jet Blue" by Major Lazer and "I'm Madonna" by Madonna and Nicki Minaj. On top of all these exciting experiences, I also had the chance to take a lot more classes that were out of my comfort zone, like a musical theater class and a Latin jazz class. With this experience I also made some AMAZING new friends who are from outside of the U.S.A. All in all, I gained so and really enjoyed my time there. I also miss some of the AMAZING people that I met and hope to see them again. SOCAPA was and still is the highlight of my summer. I can't wait to use what I have learned .
BEST SUMMER EVER !!!!!!!!!!
I would like to thank you for opening doors and allowing me to attend SOCAPA Summer Dance Program ! I am truly grateful and appreciate the support. My dream is to one day own a dance company or studio of some sort in Brooklyn so that kids of all ages who are interested in dance will be open to the opportunity without placing a financial burden on parents or forcing them to travel far distances for a well-rounded dance education. I believe that this program will be the first step on the path of my dream. Thank you all so much for this fabulous opportunity and for your support and donations; I would not be able to take these steps without your donations.
|Uncommon Summer 2015 Campaign||
|School of Creative and Performing Arts (SOCAPA)||
|Wishbone General Fund||
Scholarship ProviderSchool of Creative and Performing Arts (SOCAPA)
Sending Jenna to SOCAPA Dance Bootcamp will cost $2,395.
Learn more about SOCAPA Dance Bootcamp →
|Room & Board||$0|
|Mentoring & Guidance||$200|