Synergy Dance Studio Summer Dance Camps

Come join Synergy at our Summer Dance Camps. We offer pre-school camps for ages 3-5. School age camps for ages 4-10 and intensive camps for beginner, intermediate and advanced dancers age 7-18.

More information on our website at: http://www.synergydancestudio.com/summer-dance-camp

Broadway Today – Hard Knock Life

Our 8 to 10 year olds singing “Hard Knock Life” from the Annie Broadway show. We’ll be putting on more Broadway workshop shows so be sure to check the Synergy Dance Studio website for details!

 

 

New Studios

Have you had a chance to see our new studios? Marley dance floors, wall to wall mirrors and colorful walls lends to a creative, fun, and comfortable dance environment!

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Spring 2014

Synergy Dance Studio - Extreme

Synergy Dance Studio is excited to announce our expanded space and class offerings!

Our new Fall 2014 Schedule is posted and registration is open.  Register before June 16th to receive our early registration discount!

Check out our class schedule, online registration or call 512-327-4130 for more information.

Our second annual musical theatre workshop with Danny Herman and Rocker Verastique will begin in October and end February 2015.  Registration information will be available August 1.

 

Rebeca Gamborino

Rebecca Gamborino

Rebecca Gamborino

Rebeca has 25 years of dance training and has worked and choreographed for award winning companies and studios. She was the Competitive Dance Director for Frisco Dance Force and assistant Company Director for the Dance Zone. She is a well rounded dancer and teacher and has experience teaching ages 2yrs and up. She has won multiple choreography awards as well as entertainment awards and special judges awards.

As a performer, Rebeca has had the opportunity to be a part of several Faculty and New Choreographers Concerts at the University of North Texas as well as Austin Community College. While at the University of North Texas she was a part of the choreographer/ composer collaboration class and helped produce/choreograph and performed in their concert, “Trial and Air.” She’s also had the privilege of choreographing and performing in her own work at various Texas Dance Festivals including 10 Min Max in Austin as well as choreographing for The Dance Project, an Austin based professional dance company. She was a member and performed with Muscle Memory Dance Theatre, a contemporary dance company based in Dallas. She is now performing with the Andrea Torres Dance Company, a commercial contemporary dance company based in Austin.

Rebeca holds an Associate of Arts and is currently pursing her Bachelor of Arts, Dance. She brings with her charisma and energy as well as new training techniques to build stronger dancers. Her choreography is both athletic and artistic and full of energy from beginning to end.

Leslie Garcia

Leslie Garcia

Leslie Garcia

With over 35 years of experience, Leslie has studied under many master instructors and choreographers in Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop/Funk, Ballet, Tap, Breakdancing, Whaacking, House, and Cardio-Fitness.

Working with children as young as 2 ½ years old to senior adults, Leslie is widely known for her unique cutting-edge dance style, award-winning choreography and unique music mixes with amateur and professional dance/drill team across the U.S. and dance competitions nationwide. She has made a huge name for herself as an instructor and choreographer in Texas for her incredible musicality and creativity in all aspects of Urban dance and traditional styles.

Leslie was the first ever UT Dance Team Coach and now is the Artist Director for the Concordia High School Flight Crew. She owns Cutting Edge Dance and Music as well as her studio company Urban Dance Empire. She is also the creator, director and owner of the 3 time Grand National Award Winning and 5 time National Winning team, 2 Hype Hip Hop Company. Leslie also created past performance teams called Contagious Dance Force and 210 Hype, as well as a choreographer and dancer for Planet Funk Entertainment, Atomic Productions, Urban Dance Movement, Austin Dance Works and 24 Hour Fitness. She was also master instructor for American Ballet Theatre Intensive Program for many years and for the past 15 years has been working independently with school districts in the state of Texas. Leslie works at studios all over the U.S. teaching dance classes, camps, specialized choreography, and judging competitions and try-outs. On top of her dance talents, Leslie also creates specialized music for individual studios, camps, and performance groups for competitions, recitals, and industry shows and has been a local DJ in Austin for many years.

Her extreme passion for music and dance, comedic teaching style, and dance knowledge makes her one of the most sought out dance instructors and choreographers in the U.S.. Leslie was nicknamed the “First Lady of Hip Hop and Street Jazz” in Austin, TX where she resides. You can catch her teaching at a regular basis throughout the Austin area.

Maureen Slabaugh

Maureen Slabaugh

Maureen Slabaugh

Maureen began her classical ballet training at age eight with the Santa Rosa Ballet Company in Santa Rosa California. She studied with Julien Herrin, Russian trained and a former soloist with the Imperial Ballet and San Francisco Ballet, and Emily Stubbs, an accredited R.A.D. instructor. Maureen passed all her children’s level exams up to Professional Intermediate and this blend of Russian and R.A.D. training is the foundation of her instruction. During her teenage and young adult years, she was a member of The Santa Rosa Ballet Co., Ballet en Ronde and Redwood Empire Regional Ballet. Maureen also has a strong Jazz dance and Musical Theatre background having studied in Los Angeles with Joe Tremaine, Bob Banas and D.J. Daniels. Maureen has been a dance instructor for over 25 years and is also an accomplished actress often involved in theatrical productions in the Austin area.

Amanda Strassburg

For Amanda Strassburg, dance is not just what she does, but who she is. Dance has continued to be the driving force in her life since the age of three. Growing up she took classes in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, and contemporary dance at Candy Crocker School of Dance in Tyler, Texas. During that time she participated in a number of competitions and performed at many Dallas Cowboy’s pre-game and half time shows. At Robert E. Lee High School Amanda served as Captain of the Southern Belle Drill Team. She continued her dance studies at Kilgore College where she was a member of the Rangerettes. Amanda was chosen to be a part of the dance group, the “Swingsters,” and honored with the prestigious leadership role of “Lieutenant.” As a Rangerette she had an opportunity to perform at the AT&T Cotton Bowl, the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade, the Connecticut Thanksgiving Parade, the Indy 500 Parade, and the Crystal Charity Ball in Dallas. Amanda has spent five years working for MA Dance traveling across the United States teaching dance camps including the 2011, 2012, and 2013 AT&T Cotton Bowl Pageantry Staff.

Amanda is a graduate from Texas Women’s University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. She currently teaches dance in Austin, Texas where she strives to create an environment in which students feel safe to express themselves. She currently dances for Third Coast Contemporary, a company driven by sharing all kinds of dance with Austin.

Ellen Thomas

Ellen Thomas

Ellen Thomas

Ellen Thomas has been dancing since the early age of 2. She began her dance career at Barbara Scott Dance Company in Corsicana, Tx. Ellen was on her high school dance team for 4 years. She was Captain her Senior year. After graduation she enrolled in Sam Houston State university’s Dance program. At SHSU she had the opportunity to train under very talent artists such as Kista Tucker, Cindy Gratz, Dana Nicolay, Hillary Bryan and Andy and Dionne Noble. She also had the chance to perform under Kyla Olson, China Cat Productions, and Amy Llanes. Ellen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and a minor in Spanish. After moving to Austin, Ellen became a member of Borealis Dance Company for 2 years. Now, Ellen is teaching and still dancing whenever an opportunity rises. Ellen’s future plans include, receiving a masters in Dance Movement Therapy, and owning her own performance arts academy and a movement based summer camp.