Auditions for State Theatre Summer Camp coming up

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FARMINGTON — Auditions for the free State Theatre Summer Camp will be held Thursday and Friday, June 28 and 29 at 10 a.m.

This is the 15th year the State Theatre in Farmington has run the camp program in dance, singing, acting, sabre fencing and art.

The camp runs at the State Theatre, 231 Broadway, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily from June 30 to July 14. Tryouts are Thursday and Friday, June 28 and 29 at 10 a.m. The program rounds out with a show at the Emery Center Theatre on July 14.

The following teachers rotate in and out over the two weeks:

Krump: Russell Ferguson, winner of “So You Think You Can Dance,” a brilliant choreographer and dancer who performs and teaches world wide, from Europe to China.

Contemporary dance: Adrienne Hawkins, artistic director of Impulse Dance Company and co-artistic director of Bass-Line Motion, whose international career as a dancer and choreographer has included rock musicals, music videos and trade show productions and whose energetic teaching and mentoring has influenced countless Boston dancers and dance-makers.

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Poppin and tickin: Eric Cruz, who lives and dances within the hip-hop community, and teaches popping and hip-hop cultural dance styles fulltime throughout the Boston area.

Caribbean island workout: Hershey Bliss, winner of the “Dancehall Queen” contest in Virginia and a well-known Boston dance leader.

Classical Chinese dance: Chu Ling, director of the Chu Ling Dance Academy that focuses on Chinese folk, classical, and minority dances, to expose the American public to Chinese culture, and to use dance as a means of communication across cultures, with the aim of achieving better understanding and forging closer cross-cultural ties.

Artwork: Ron Passerello, local Farmington artist and muralist, teaching via t-shirt design.

Sabre, acting and vocal: Duggan Hill, director of Boston City Lights and City Lights North.

Russell Fergusson, a winner on “So You Think You Can Dance,” will teach a class in krump at the State Theatre summer camp in Farmington this summer.

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