WABI the Program
 

Dance for Singer/Actors, College Prep, Musical Theatre
WABI the Program in Charlotte, NC begins September 11-December 18
WABI the Program in Denver, CO
begins August 20-December 17

WABI the Program invites young Musical Theatre performers ages 12-18 into the studio to seriously train. This program is designed to strengthen the dance technique and style of singer/actors as well as coach the students on songs and monologues, college prep and auditioning. Students will be trained in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, and Theatre Dance. Strong movement and dance training is essential for a successful career in Musical Theatre. At WABI we welcome beginners and students that are starting dance late. We understand the process and nurture students through what sometimes can be a challenging situation. At WABI we make it fun and we have seen many students who literally have "hated" dance become strong, confident dancers that now have a movement practice for life. We also welcome dancers that need tap, jazz and theatre skills. Together we work to create success in the future.

 

Charlotte, NC classes will be held at Open Door Studios, 3706 Central Avenue Charlotte, NC 28205. Classes will meet on Sundays from 10-1. September 11-December 18, 2022. $750 for the entire semester. Please email info@wabitheatre-dance.rocks or call Caroline Younger with an questions 917 405 4969 Faculty includes Caroline Younger the director of WABI and Kevin Covert the Director of Musical Theatre at Shenandoah Conservatory.

Denver Classes begin Saturday, August 20th at Move, Dance Space and Arts Center. 1980 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, CO 80215. 11-2. Ages 12-18, Dance for the Musical Theatre Performer, Song and Monologue Coaching, College Prep and Martial Arts. Faculty includes, Caroline Younger, Kevin Covert, Kristen Lester, Alicia Karczewski, Whitney Popp, Anastasia Alderete and Molly Fickes. Semester runs August 20-December 17, 2022. $850 

About WABI 

WABI theatre and dance was created in 2015 in Denver following Ms. Younger’s move west from NYC. WABI shifted the landscape of training in CO by offering the young singer/actors ages 12-18 formal dance training in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap and Theatre Dance. The students were able to strengthen their third skill for Musical Theatre and gain success at local auditions as well as auditions for BFA Musical Theatre Programs. College Prep is also included in the WABI curriculum. Currently WABI is represented at these colleges; Boston Conservatory, PACE, NYU, Michigan, Texas State, Belmont, the Hartt School, Shenandoah Conservatory, PENN State, Montclair, Utah University, Carnegie Melon, Lipscomb and Molloy/CAP21.

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Caroline Younger

Caroline Younger is the creator and director of WABI theatre and dance which she launched in 2015 in Denver, CO after moving west from NYC where she spent 20 years working as a performer, teacher, and choreographer. The program filled a specific niche; serious dance training for young singer/actors ages 12-18 as well as College Prep and Intensives to prepare students for a career in Musical Theatre.

 

She has performed in six National Tours, one European Tour, a slew of Regional Theatre, TV Commercials and was cast on Broadway in Little Me in 1998. After an injury prevented her from doing the show, she dove in teaching, writing and choreography. She is a member of AEA and SAG. She has taught at Wagner College, Marymount College, Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway and many studios throughout NY, NJ, CT and CO. 

Caroline has choreographed for Musical Theatre and Concert Dance. In 2019 she won the Bobby G award for Outstanding Choreography for her work on Thoroughly Modern Millie at Valor Conservatory in CO.

 

As a teacher, Caroline believes in being a positive mentor for her students and inspires young artists to grow fully into their potential as well as instilling confidence, individual self expression, discipline and a reverence for the arts. Her students are in many of the top BFA programs for Musical Theatre including: Carnegie Mellon, Shenandoah Conservatory, PENN State, Boston Conservatory, PACE, NYU, Molloy/CAP21, Michigan, and Montclair. 

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Kevin Covert

Kevin Covert - As a Performer, Kevin has been seen in the Original Broadway casts of MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT (Sir Not Appearing), MEMPHIS (Buck Wiley and Martin Holton; Fred Astaire Nominee- Best Dancer on Broadway 2010), and the most recent hit revival of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (Mr. Johnson/TV Announcer) starring Daniel Radcliffe, Darren Criss and Nick Jonas.  Kevin can be heard on the Original Cast Recordings of all three Tony Award winning shows.  Off- Broadway Kevin garnered critical acclaim for his work in PIRATES OF PENZANCE (Sergeant of Police) starring Broadway’s Colin Hanlon and Tony Award Nominee Montego Glover. He has toured the Country with SOUTH PACIFIC, CATS, GRAND HOTEL, and the 50th Anniversary production of OKLAHOMA!  His extensive regional credits include LES MISERABLES, HELLO, DOLLY! and 1776 at Sacramento Music Circus. CALL ME MADAM, RED, HOT AND BLUE and originating the role of Mayor Fox in the World Premiere of JIM HENSON’S EMMET OTTER’S JUGBAND CHRISTMAS, all at Goodspeed Opera House. This past Christmas, he reprised his role in EMMET OTTER in the NY Premiere of the show. In addition to being a Broadway actor/singer/dancer, Kevin also serves as one of Tony Award Winner Christopher Gattelli’s (Newsies) associates, working with him on the Broadway revival of SOUTH PACIFIC at Lincoln Center, as well EMMET OTTER. In addition to being an Associate on Broadway, he has directed Regionally in Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York, Tennessee and Florida.  Kevin has had the privilege to study under Mike Nichols, Jose Quintero, and Craig Carnelia to name a few. Kevin is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association. Kevin is the proud Director of Musical Theatre and an Associate Professor of Theatre at Shenandoah University, where the MT program is regarded as one of the Top 10 in the US.