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Afro-Brazilian Dance Workout Auditioning Boot Camp: How To Be Fantastic on the First Take
Model Citizen: Role Models Who Model Vocal 101

Teens Count offers excellent programs that make a real difference in students' lives. Studies have shown that students who participate in arts programs do better in school, score higher on standardized tests, and are more socially adept and community-conscious than those who do not. Our fall programs engage in the theatre process, teach cooperation, channel creativity, and build self confidence. Won't you join us?


AFRO-BRAZILIAN DANCE WORKOUT. Don’t let the Fall cause you to fall into “couch potato” mode. Keep the bodies moving! The Afro-Brazilian Dance Workout is a safe and fun way to exercise and improve your overall health. It will help you burn calories and unwanted fat. The Afro-Brazilian dance workout is a high-energy dance aerobic class that incorporates movements and rhythms like samba, salsa, merengue, calypso, soca and much more. This workout will make you feel good about yourself inside and out. This workout is all about expressing yourself and your energy – and it's the only workout that does not feel like you are working out. It’s that much fun!

Ages: 8-80 Cost: $125 Limit: 30

Schedule: Ten week workshop – Saturday’s beginning October 16th

Saturday Mornings: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

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AUDITIONING BOOT CAMP: HOW TO BE FANTASTIC ON THE FIRST TAKE. Students will learn to handle auditioning disasters with poise. Learn to give professional, polished auditions from entrance to exit; industry standard resume writing; monologue, and music selection to get the part. To complete this interactive session, students will implement their new skills in a simulated audition for critique from the class. At the conclusion of the seminar, students use their monologues to audition for the Actors Showcase. All students who audition for the Showcase receive substantial roles.

Ages: 12-16 Cost: $100 Limit: 25

Schedule: 3 Day Boot Camp – October 18, October 25, November 8

Monday Evenings: 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

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MODEL CITIZENS: ROLE MODELS WHO MODEL. This unique and interactive 10-week workshop dives into the world of fashion and modeling! Some of the techniques students will learn during the workshop include poise and posture; skin care; makeup artistry; nail care; personality development; speech and voice projection; runway techniques; professional photo movement; and industry terms. This workshop will end with a graduation fashion show!

Note: Models may be asked to participate as still models in windows of stores located throughout Laurel Mall. Models may be selected to participate as Mall Greeters during Holiday Season.

Ages: 8-18 Cost: $190 Limit: 50

Schedule: Ten Week Workshop – Tuesday’s, Beginning October 19th (Note: Additional training session(s) and guest speakers will be scheduled on Saturday mornings throughout. Students will be given advance notice.)

Tuesday Evenings: 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

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VOCALS 101. This workshop will educate singers in developing proper vocal technique. Learn essential practice tools and increase your confidence. You will learn breathing exercises, diction and releasing facial tension, the proper way of vocalizing and why it’s important, and the basic scale. Serious students only.

Ages: 8-18 Cost: $65 Limit: 35

Schedule: One Day Workshop

Saturday, October 23 – 12:00 noon-2:30 p.m.

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Teens in the Performing Arts


WHAT: Teens Count is sponsoring a one day symposium entitled, "Teens in the Performing Arts: A Symposium for Parents." The Symposium is an interactive and experiential program designed to facilitate information exchange among parents of teens in the performing arts and encourage support about important issues affecting both.

WHEN: Saturday, November 13, 2004 – 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Teens Count headquarters, located on the second level of Laurel Mall, in Laurel, Maryland.

WHY: All young people are subjected to stress from factors over which they often have little or no control. Stress from these factors—either internal or environmental—impact the way in which teens behave in the home and in school. For teens engaged in the performing arts, however, stress may be further compounded by their unique and special gifts and the inability of others to understand what motivates them. As parents we must find ways to support our talented teens and each other.

HOW: Working in small groups, parents of teens engaged in the performing arts will participate in facilitator led discussions to exchange information about how some issues have been successfully – or unsuccessfully – handled in the past, and generate a list of recommendations to assist parents in mitigating the impact of stress in the future.

Interested parents will also participate in a 30-day follow-up to share their experiences applying the recommendations, examine how some issues could have been handled differently, and revise the list of recommendations as appropriate.

ANTICIPATED OUTCOME: A list of parent approved recommendations, developed in conjunction with Teens Count, to be included in orientation packages, and otherwise made available to interested parents and teens who participate in Teens Count programs.

COST: Donations of $20.00 per person will be accepted to cover the cost of materials and light refreshments.

LIMIT: Participation is limited to 20 parents. Please RSVP to 202-413-2950 or via email to

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