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Meet Our Instructors
Hello scholars! My name is Sydney Vail and I will be your dance teacher this summer! I am a UF graduate (Go Gators!), former Tampa Bay Rays Cheerleader, and currently a 3rd-grade teacher in St. Pete. I have been dancing for 20 years and trained in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, and hip hop (my favorite). When I’m not teaching in the classroom or dance studio, I love traveling with the people I love and playing with my dog, Norah. I’m looking forward to sharing my love of dance with you all this summer!
Karla C. Moore
As a business instructor, my goal is to integrate plans to develop foundational skills, develop projects/assignments that enhance students’ knowledge and creativity, and utilize resources that reflect the diverse educational background of the students served.
- Business Technology Instructor – 22 years of experience
- Skills/Certification – Florida Department of Education Business Instructor/ Microsoft certified in Word, PowerPoint and Excel (MOS) Bundle, proficient in Adobe software.
- Education – Bachelor of Science Degree – Bethune-Cookman University
- I believe that even the slightest positive influence has the potential to change a child’s life.
- Educational quote – “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” Nelson Mandela
- Subjects taught
- Computer Fundamentals
- Digital Information Technology
- Digital Design
- Accounting 1 and 2
- Financial Operations
Shantay “DJ Tayy” Stagger
11 Years of Experience
“I love working with kids because it gives me the opportunity to introduce them to a fun and different career opportunity they probably would have never even imagined was possible!”
High School: Miami Southridge Senior High
College: Bachelors of Arts / University of South Florida c/o 2014
A letter from DJ Tayy:
To Whom It May Concern,
Thank you for enrolling your child in DJ Bootcamp! I am so excited to be working with the kids, teaching them essential DJ skills while simply having some fun! Over the course of the week the campers will be learning everything from the history of the DJ to the career choices available within the industry.
Since my start as a DJ, over 11 years ago, I have learned many skills that I never thought this art would teach. These skills are implemented throughout the course and will allow the campers to learn creative and critical thinking skills, time management, organizational skills and simply how to have fun while expressing themselves through art!
Here is a short glimpse of what we will be learning throughout the week:
Monday – Camp Overview, DJ History, Q/A
Tuesday – Intro to DJ Equipment & Software, Building a Music Library, DJ Language
Wednesday – DJ Skills & Techniques, Scratching, Crowd Control
Thursday – Jobs Available to DJs, week in review and practice
Friday – Recap of Week, Q/A, Student Showcase
Finally, parents/guardians you are more than welcomed to join us on the last day as your future dj will showcase to the class what they’ve learned! This is the time to support and see what we’ve learned all week!
If, at anytime, you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.
Carnival Cruise Line Pro DJ
HCC DJ Bootcamp Camp Instructor