Where else can your child sharpen their Dance and Choreographic skills, hone their Theatrical prowess, create original Fashion, delve into the world of Filmmaking, create an Art portfolio, learn the art of Comedy and so much more? At Spoke the Hub Camp Gowanee of course! Please join us for one spectacular week, or make art and new friends all summer long!

Dates: July 1 – August 31, 2018
Location: 748 Union St. @ 6th Ave, 234 Butler St @ Nevins
Ages: 5 and up



MASTERPIECE THEATER July 9-13 & July 16-20
Back by popular demand, Mike Durkin and Laura Livingston of FREESTYLE REPERTORY THEATRE will take young thespians (ages 8-12) on a Shakespearean journey that includes voice, movement, stagecraft and an informal performance.

MOVE OVER PICASSO July 9-13 & July 30- August 3
Explore the fundamentals of drawing, painting, printmaking and multi-media work w/ Derrick Cross, Gail Flanery, Liza Cassidy and other guest teachers. Students will create their own portfolio to take home and pieces to show at a “Young Artists” exhibit to be displayed in the fall.

GREEN FASHIONISTAS July 16-23 & July 23- July 27
Iliana Quander returns to lead STH’s own “Project Runway”, where young designers (ages 8-12) learn to sew and create their own unique clothing with an emphasis on sustainability. Campers will model their designs on a pop-up “catwalk” in our camp fashion show.

Using Yoga, Capoeira, Tai Chi and other martial art forms, campers will explore techniques to calm the body and the mind.This is where the “peaceful warrior” emerges and finds expression in the movement and discipline of the martial arts. Dalienne Majors, Ryan Johnson and other guest teachers

DO YOU SPEAK DANCE July 30 – August 3
Travel the globe through the dance & music of Africa, Japan, Latin America and Hawaii. Kwabena Safo-Agyekum, Kaina Quenga, Bethina Flores, Sachiyo Ito and other guest teachers

ONCE UPON A TIME August 3 – 10
Explore the Art of Storytelling, through creative writing, spoken word, puppetry and illustration. Mark Mauriella and other guest teachers

FUNNY BUSINESS August 13 – 17
Make people laugh, including yourself, through Clowning, Cartooning and writing and performing Stand Up Comedy! Sarabesque, Gabe Pacheco and other guest teachers

LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! August 20-24 & August 27-30
Dive into the world of filmmaking! Students will get their hands on cameras, make props, storyboard, scout locations, star in and edit their own original films. No experience with film necessary. Rebecca Shapass and other guest teachers.

Ages: 8-12
Dates: Monday – Friday, Aug 6 – 10
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Location: STH ANNEX: 234 Butler, Brooklyn, NY @ Nevins St
Registration: $485 For 5 days, (Materials included)
Early Registration Discount: Save 10% if you register before May 1


July 9 – August 31
PRE-K ARTS EXPLORERS: Ages: 3-4* & 4-5  

Full day program (Ages 5-8):
Monday – Friday,  9:30am – 5:00pm 

All curious young artists are invited on a creative adventure this summer where they will explore Dance, Music, Storytelling, Fun With Food, Arts & Crafts, Gardening, Altruism, Yoga and so much more! Led by our multi-talented and devoted STH staff, every week offers a smorgasbord of different indoor and outdoor arts activities as well as visits to our favorite local playgrounds. Come for a week or adventure with us all summer long!

Location: STH Re:Creation Center 748 Union Street @ 6th Ave.
Registration: $475 For 5 Full days, $125 for Single day
Early Registration Discount: Save 10% if you register before May 1

Half-day program (Ages: 3-4* & 4-5)
Monday – Friday,  9:00am – 12:00pm
Let your tiniest artists get fired up in a full morning of singing, dancing and make-believing activities, along with story-telling, music-making, and arts and crafts projects taught by some of the neighborhood’s finest master PreK teachers including Sarah Pope and Mark Lamb.

*We ask that campers are potty-trained by the time camp begins.

Sample Schedule
9:00-9:30am – Drop-off, Sign-In and Free Play
9:30-10:15am – Sing, Dance & Make Believe Movement Class
10:15-10:45am – Snack & Bathroom Break
10:45am-12:00pm – Arts & Crafts
12:00pm – Pick-up

Location: STH Re:Creation Center 748 Union Street @ 6th Ave.
Registration: $300 for 5 days Save 10% if you register before May 1 (full weeks only)
$275 for 4 days, $250 for 3 days, $225 for 2 days (Space Permitting. No Online Registration)

STH members: 10% off, 15% off siblings. Call for details.
Early Drop Off (8:30am) & Late Pick Up available. Please call to secure a spot.
* Students should bring healthy snacks, a lunch and a bottle of water.
Please call 718.408.3234 to indicate any food allergies that your child may have.


Open to serious dance students, ages 8-15* with some previous dance training. (*Morning technique classes will also be open to teen and adult dance students as single classes if room is available.) STH’s full day “Young Artists Summer Dance Intensive” program is limited to 16 students.

Full Day Program (9:30am-5:00pm): $575 per week
Single Morning Technique Class (space permitting) $20 per class
3 Week Afternoon Performance Workshop Only (2:00-5:00pm): $775

(3 Week Program: August 6 – 24) 
(by invitation or with permission of instructor)
The afternoon “Performance Workshops” with STH Director/ Founder Elise Long, is limited to 8 choreographer/directors, with permission of the instructor. Participants must take all 3 weeks of workshop. Although helpful, previous dance or performance experience is not necessary to take this workshop. Participants may take this afternoon workshop by itself or as the 2nd half of the full day intensive program. The workshop culminates in public performances of student’s original work at the end of the 3 weeks; concert will also be performed again as part of a STH Encore Performances in September.

9:30-12:30pm Modern Dance, Ballet & The Dance of Isadora Duncan Technique Classes taught by Jacqueline Dugal, Faith Kimberling & Guest Artists
2:00-5:00pm Modern Dance Repertory Project w/ Guests Artists
2:00-5:00pm DIY Performance Project w/ Elise Long

TAP DANCE WEEK August 13-17
9:30-12:30pm Ballet, Tap & Jazz Dance Technique Classes
Classes taught by Jacqueline Dugal, Ann Dragich & Guest Artists
2:00-5:00pm Tap Dance Repertory Project w/ Ann Dragich & Co.
2:00-5:00pm DIY Performance Project w/ Elise Long

WORLD DANCE WEEK August  20-24
9:30-12:30pm Afro-Diaspora Dance, Latin Dance & Japanese Dance Technique Classes taught by Kwabena A. Safo-Agyekum, Bethina Flores & Sachiyo Ito
2:00-5:00pm World Dance Repertory Project w/ Guests Artists
2:00-5:00pm DIY Performance Project w/ Elise Long

9:30-12:30pm House, Hip Hop, Popping, Waacking & Break Dancing Technique Taught By Miki Tuesday & Eugene “Spydey” Jorgan
2:00-5:00pm Street Dance Repertory Project w/ Miki Tuesday & Eugene “Spydey” Jorgan
2:00-5:00pm DIY Performance Project w/ Elise Long


Teaching Artists

Laura Livingston and Mike Durkin love of theater propelled them to start Freestyle Repertory Theateralmost 30 years ago. Freestyle Rep’s mission is to combine the immediacy of improvisation and apply that to the rehearsed “spontaneity” needs of live theater.

Gail Flanery, is a working artist and member of the 440 Gallery in Brooklyn. She loves teaching and collaborating with young artists. She has taught hundreds of kids Art through Studio-In-The-Schools for many years and is also one of CAMP GOWANEE’s favorite master teachers!

Derick Cross (aka D-Cross) is a multi dimensional visual & performance artist who has been featured in venues around the globe. As an Arts Educator he has worked extensively with young people offering instruction in Fine Arts, Illustration, Painting, Sculpture, Poetry and vocals.

Liza Cassidy is a visual artist and teacher in Gowanus Brooklyn who loves working with students of all ages and looks forward to the creative exploration with Spoke The Hub’s campers.

liana Quander is an independent women’s clothing designer based in NY. She produces mostly one-of-a-kind, custom and short run clothes for women and on occasion wholesales to specialty boutiques. She shows regularly in the NYC area and seeks to educate the public as well as designers on sustainability in fashion.

Dalienne Majors has taught Yoga for over 25 years. She has an extensive career as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher and currently inspires students of all ages at STH and throughout Brooklyn.

Ryan Johnson “Pastor” has been teacher of ABADA-Capoeira for 10 years. Capoeira is a fusion of music, defense, strategy, rhythm and culture that one must experience in order to fully grasp.

Michela Deidda also known as “Miki Tuesday” was born and raised in Italy. After dancing different styles, Michela fell in love with the urban dances at the age of 17 when she started studying Hip-Hop. She graduated from the M.C. School of Dance in Italy in 2000 and she became the technical director of the school in her own town Cagliari. Since then she has been working as a dancer, teacher and choreographer.

Kwabena A. Safo-Agyekum, is dancer, choreographer and teacher, specializing in West African, Afrobeats, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Modern, Soca and Stepping. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Kwabs has recently left his decade-long career in high finance to launch his own dance company and pursue his art full-time.

Rebecca Shapass is a filmmaker and multimedia artist based in NYC. Her art and image-making practice revolves around an undying love for fleeting moments. Rebecca has directed dozens of short films and video art pieces that have screened in festivals and galleries and has been privileged to hold several artist’s residencies in NY state. She has also taught young people around the world the art of filmmaking, and is happy to share her love this summer in Brooklyn with young artists!

Bethina Sayegh is a professional dancer, who perfected her Mambo, Salsa and Cha Cha Cha when touring with Tito Puente and Celia Cruz. Trained in Afro-Caribbean, Flamenco, Jazz, Waltz, Hip Hop, Belly Dancing and Ballet, Bethina shares her broad knowledge and love of dance in her high energy classes.

Sachiyo Ito is a master teacher and dancer who has brought together East and West through her delicate and powerful performances of classical, traditional and contemporary Japanese dance for over 40 years. She founded Sachiyo Ito and Company in 1981 as a not-for-profit educational organization, and continues to teach and perform throughout the NYC area and beyond.

Mark Mauriello has been performing since a young age. Inspired by the power in the relationship between character, performer, and audience member, his work moves through the worlds of theater, music, performance, and nightlife. Mark is a graduate of Harvard University, with a Special Concentration in Theater Arts and Performance.

Gabe Pacheco is a multi-cultural entertainer whose comedy explores race, education, allergies, life in NYC, and adventures in various countries. A ubiquitous fixture in the NYC comedy scene, Gabe hosts Funhouse Comedy, contributes to the Katie Halper Show on WBAI and performs sketch comedy with the Story Pirates.

Kaina Quenga, a native of Hilo, Hawaiʻi has been dancing hula professionally for over 20 years. She performs widely as a freelance Polynesian dancer in the tri-state area at themed parties, community events, schools, and senior centers. She is a true ambassador of Aloha and devoted to sharing and perpetuating the traditional dances and culture of Polynesia.

Sarah Pope is a Brooklyn-based dance artist who enjoys clowning around. She performs regularly with Mark Lamb Dance, and is currently collaborating on a new dance work with Renee Gerardo.

Mark Lamb, teaching students of all ages and abilities for over 2 decades, follows the philosophy that everyone is born a dancer and it’s his job as a teacher to reveal and foster what is already there. Mark has been teaching at Spoke the Hub for many years and is a returning favorite.