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Summer Camp Intensives At the Quick
Summer 2024

Summer Intensives at the Quick are a great platform to delve into exciting art forms! Crash courses in cool and exciting subjects, such as acting, dancing, and art-making, led by amazing local artists. Have your kids expand their world and try something new!

Available Sessions

Hip Hop

It’s time to feel free, let loose and have fun as Miss lex takes you to “different places” moving to various genres of music and styles of dance! Learn how to connect your movement to a beat, story, feeling, and much more. This is an interactive space where fun dance activities will be introduced and taught to help the students explore the many ways to move your body with the music! Each session will typically include a warmup, dance game, and a short piece of choreography to “show off” at the end of class. Are you ready to hit the dance floor with Miss Lex?

  • Instructor: Alexa Nicoli
  • Dates: July 8 - 11 | 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Ages: All ages
  • $180/week


Instructor: Alexa Nicoli

Alexa Nicoli is a dancer and college graduate from a local university in Connecticut, with a Bachelors in Psychology and minor degree in Dance. She has been dancing for 17 years starting off in a local studio training in various styles, but especially enjoys contemporary and hip-hop. From the age of 11, she began gaining recognition at regional and national competition tours through the age of 17. As of 2018, she was a member of the Sacred Heart University’s Pre-Professional Dance Company and former dancer on their Professional Track of Hip-Hop, “Inception Dance Crew.” As of summer 2019, she began her journey with professional company Team Leggoo. Nicoli has worked and performed with rising artists such as Ali Berke, Sam Diem, Olivia Bargoli, on stages like the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA, and more, as she dreams of experiencing more of bigger stages around the world. She has been seen on international TV, dancing behind artist, Pia Vasquez in her official music video “Ahora Lloras”. One of her many joys is to constantly share her passion for dance with others. Nicoli is intrigued by the psychology behind the creative mindset within a dancer and utilizes it to create art that acknowledges the various life perspectives.


Singing for the Stage

Learn a singer’s secrets to earning the golden ticket. Do you have what it takes to turn her chair around? Led by a local Juilliard-trained soprano with a critically acclaimed debut at Carnegie Hall, campers will discover how to wield their voice to project and perform.

Session One

  • Instructor: Lucia Palmieri
  • Dates: July 22-25 | 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Ages: 8-11
  • $180/week

Session Two

  • Instructor: Lucia Palmieri
  • Dates: July 29-Aug 1 | 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Ages: 11 and up
  • $180/week

Acting and Audition Prep

Have you ever considered going on a Broadway audition? Have you ever wanted to be the voice of radio commercials or the voice actor for cartoons and video games? Learn how you can be prepared for auditions for all types of acting, including film, stage, and voice acting. This intensive will help you prepare a monologue for auditions for plays and films, and introduce you to voice acting.

  • Instructor: Lucia Palmieri
  • Dates: Aug 5-8 | 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • All Ages
  • $180/week

Instructor: Lucia Palmieri
A soprano opera singer and trained at Juilliard, Lucia Palmieri has sung internationally with televised performances and huge audiences at the world's biggest concert halls following her debut at Carnegie Hall.

Step Right Up! An Introduction to Circus Skills

This intensive has a little bit of everything, for every-body. Are you an athlete? Come try the balance board or stilts! Problem-solving and puzzles more your thing? Juggling and plate spinning will blow your mind! Maybe you’re a daredevil? Test your courage on the tightrope! A little bit of each and more? You’ll find it here! This physical theater class is based on international circus skills and one rule: if you believe you can do it, you will. At the end of the session participants will host a skill-share workshop for friends and family. No experience necessary.

  • Instructor: Cynthia Rauschert
  • Dates: August 12-15 | 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Ages: 8 and up
  • $180/week
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Instructor: Cynthia Rauschert

Cynthia Rauschert has been a practitioner of social circus education for nearly two decades and founded Circus Moves after a brief tour with Cirque du Soleil. She holds an MS in Therapeutic Recreation and can be found all over New England teaching circus skills to young and old, and training youth program staff to create positive social-emotional programs, and promoting circus arts as the future of inclusive programming. Cynthia is co-chair of the American Circus Educators Association Social Circus Committee and serves on the Young and Emerging Artist advisory committee for the American Circus Alliance. She is a staunch advocate for the transformational power of circus arts on individuals and communities. Cynthia has brought her coaching and performing skills to nineteen states, five countries, three continents, and one great big ship. For more information about Cynthia and Circus Moves, please visit www.circusmoves.com

Lyrical and Improvisational Dance

Let the music take the lead and feel the emotions this summer. Lyrical is one of the many beautiful styles of dance where dancers connect with the lyrics of the songs instead of just the rhythm and melody. This intensive will teach you how to express storytelling through the body. We will also focus on improv and just letting yourself feel the music.

  • Instructor: Julianna Patterson
  • Dates: August 12-15 | 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Ages: 8+
  • $180/week

Instructor: Julianna Patterson

Julianna Patterson has been dancing since the age of 3. Attending locals studios, she found her passion while training in ballet, lyrical, tap, jazz and many other styles. From the age of 10 to 18, she competed at many local competitions receiving many awards and acknowledgments. Patterson has been assisting with the younger students also starting at the age of 10. During her first year of college, she was a part of her school’s dance company. Currently she is pursuing her BS in business.

Cancellation Policy Summary*

A $50 fee will be charged in the event of any cancellation. Payments are transferable but subject to a $50 transfer fee. No transfers may be made without Box Office consent. A refund of the remainder of the tuition fee is subject to session replacement by another applicant. No cancellations or refunds are possible within one week of the session or once the session has begun.

Registration Process Summary

Registration may be completed on-line, in-person at the Box Office or over the phone by calling the Box Office at 203-254-4010. You can also complete the registration form, cancellation agreement and the promotional release form and return them by mail along with the full tuition payment. Quick Members can start registration on January 29 and get guaranteed session enrollment until February 4. All other registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis starting February 5. All registrants will receive a confirmation e-mail notifying you of your session placement. 

If you have any questions regarding the registration process or you are in need of any additional forms, please call the Box Office or send an email to quickboxoffice@fairfield.edu.

Please note that full tuition payment must be included with registration form.