KEVIN MICHAEL RAPONEY - Jazz

​@raponeydanceandtheatre

Keven Michael Raponey is originally from Bristol, CT now residing in New York City! He studied dance at University of the Arts in Philadelphia. During school, Kevin performed at theme parks such as Hershey Park, Sea World San Antonio, and Six Flags Great Adventure! After school, Kevin jumped on Holland America Luxury Cruise Liners as a Singer and Dancer traveling around the world! After, Kevin made the big move to New
York to pursue a Musical Theatre career.

You may have seen Kevin in the National Touring companies of The Radio City Christmas Spectacular Starring the Rockettes, Nice Work If You Can Get It, A Chorus Line, Legally Blonde; The Musical, and The Who's Tommy! Kevin has also performed multiple times at the Tony Award winning Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ as well as Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington DC... just to name a few. You can catch Kevin teaching multiple styles of Dance in and around New York City and choreographing productions for a musical theatre workshop on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, APPLAUSE NEWYORK! 

Jill Kenney - Tap

​@JillKenneyDance

Jill Kenney is a New York-based tap dancer, teacher, and choreographer. In addition to her work at Broadway Dance Center, she is currently on faculty at the 92Y and teaches children and adults throughout Long Island. Jill has also taught at NYU Steinhardt, Ballet Tech, and Steps on Broadway. She has been on the faculty of numerous tap dance festivals including The Big Apple Tap Festival, Tap Ties Dance & Fitness Festival, and the Motor City Tap Fest. As a choreographer her work has been seen in New York venues such as Symphony Space, 54 Below, 92Y Buttenweiser Hall, The NYC Choreographer’s Forum, ATDF’s Something’s Afoot, The Tank, and The Long Beach Public Library. 
 Jill worked with Germaine Salsberg for many years, as her tap assistant at Broadway Dance Center and as a member of her company, Les Femmes. With this company, Jill has performed at Symphony Space, Lincoln Center, The Friars Club, Brooklyn College, and Boston’s Regent Theatre. She has appeared as a dancer in numerous festivals including the Dumbo Dance Festival, Tap City, Stam-Pede, and the Tap Extravaganza. She has been a team leader for ATDF’s outdoor event Tap It Out and has performed choreography by Lynn Schwab in Rhythm in Motion. Other performance highlights include the Highline Ballroom, LG Electronics, Career Transitions of Dancers Gala at Citi Center, and Disney Cruise Lines. 
Originally from Rhode Island, Jill grew up training in various forms of dance with a focus on Ballet and Tap. She has studied at the 92Y Dance Education Laboratory and holds a B.A. in Dance Performance and Education from SUNY Empire State College, as well as an A.A. in Dance from Dean College in Franklin, MA.

Anthony Maneri - Hip Hop

​@anthonymaneri

Anthony Maneri is a dancer and choreographer from CT, now living in MA. Growing up, Anthony competed on all-star hip hop teams and danced for the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun. In high school, Anthony trained under the instruction of one of Beyoncé and Britney Spears’ former backup dancers, who introduced Anthony to the commercial dance style of hip hop.

While in college, Anthony was the Founder, Head Coach and Director of Renegade All Stars where he recruited the best dancers from CT to train with him and his staff. With his all-star program, he earned over 20 national titles and choreography awards. Since then, Anthony has worked with many renowned all-star, high school, and collegiate teams from all over the country, choreographing their competitive routines for the season, and recently choreographed for the NDA Summer Camp Curriculum.
Anthony’s style of hip hop is a unique fusion of traditional street dance and commercial dance and has many cultural influences. His passion for choreography and dance education shines through with every team he works with. Anthony’s competitive edge and love for dance transfers into his choreography, and he is excited to continue providing exciting, fresh, and new choreography to teams from all over the nation!

REGISTRATION:

  • ADT-NJ Member Priority Registration begins September 19, 2021*
  • Open Registration for Non-Members begins October 3, 2021+
  • Registration ends October 16, 2021  (or whenever a room fills to capacity)


This Workshop will have two (2) dance rooms:

  • Dance Teachers and Studio Owners, age 19 and up
  • Senior Students & Assistants, age 13 and up

​There will be no junior or tween rooms at this event


WORKSHOP FACULTY: 

  • Kevin Michael Raponey (jazz)
  • Jessica Epting (ballet)
  • Jill Kenney (tap)
  • Anthony Maneri (hip hop)


WORKSHOP FEE: 

  • ADT-NJ Member Teachers:  FREE
  • ADT-NJ Member Students: $60
  • Non-Member Teachers: $80
  • Non-Member Students $75​​​​

​​​​​​Upcoming ADT-NJ Senior & Teacher Workshop

Sunday, October 31, 2021

​at NJ School of Ballet - Florham Park, NJ

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm



Workshops

*ADT-NJ Member Dues must be current in order to receive the Priority Registration Link via email
+ Subject to Availability.  We reserve the right to close the class as it becomes full or cancel class with insufficient enrollment.  Absolutely no changes or refunds will be allowed after the workshop registration closes two weeks prior to the workshop.

FACULTY BIO - October 2021, 2021

RELEASE FORM
All participants must sign the ADTNJ Workshop Release Form. One waiver form per studio must be handed in at the ADTNJ Registration Table upon check-in.

JESSICA EPTING - Ballet

​@ZekeDancin

Jessica Epting received her classical ballet training on full scholarship at the Omaha Academy of Ballet under the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) training methods.  Mrs. Epting performed with Creighton University’s Company of Dancers, Omaha Modern Dance Collective, and Central
Dance Theater.

In 1995, she founded En L’Air Dance Academy in Omaha, NE where she served as the director and master teacher for six years. She has served as a principal faculty member teaching classical ballet at Omaha Academy of Ballet (Omaha, NE), Metropolitan Ballet Theater (Rockville, MD), Ballet Royale Academy (Columbia, MD), NewDance (Rye, NY) Ballet Hispanico (New York, NY), Ballet Arts (Pelham, NY), Boden Performing Arts Center (New York, NY) and The D’Valda and Sirico Dance Centre (Fairfield, CT). She is currently on the teaching staff at Broadway Dance Center’sChildren and Teen Program (New York, NY). In 2013 Mrs. Epting founded Mott Haven Ballet where she serves as principal ballet instructor. 
Mrs. Epting teaches as a guest master teacher for such conventions as Broadway Dance Center’s Teacher Workshop,Dance Teacher Web Conference, and International Teachers of Dance.

ADT-NJ SCHOLARSHIP FUND RAFFLE:

  • $5 for 1 raffle ticket
  • $10 for 3 raffle tickets
  • $20 for 10 raffle tickets

Winner will be announced at our Winter Workshop.
Money raised from our raffle will go to our ADT-NJ Scholarship Fund.