Summer Camps – Rising 1st-6th Grades

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ACTING

10-Week Process Class
Tuesdays June 8-August 11| 5:30 – 6:30 PM | Nathan Pittack | $170
VIRTUAL Mondays June 14-August 16 (9 weeks) | 5:15-6:00 PM | Lauren Wilson | $120

Get a taste of stardom and explore the process of theatre training through high-energy theatre games, improvisation and activities with very limited memorization required. Create characters, explore dramatic interpretation of classic stories, learn lingo and challenge your imagination and expression. Every class will include a variety of dramatic activities and training styles. Since there’s no play to rehearse, every class is fresh and exciting.

Hogwarts Primary
June 7-11 | 9:15 AM – 12:15 PM | Mia Phillips | $170 Sold Out
June 7-11 | 12:45 PM – 3:45 PM | Mia Phillips | $170
July 12-16 | 9:00 AM – NOON | Mia Phillips | $170 Sold Out
July 12-16 | 12:45 PM – 3:45 PM | Mia Phillips | $170
August 9-13 | 9:15 AM – 12:15 PM | Mia Phillips | $170 Sold Out

Develop acting skills while exploring characters and themes from J. K. Rowling’s wildly popular HARRY POTTER books. Learn to wield a wand, pick teams for Quidditch, avoid Boggarts and Dementors while exploring the world of Hogwarts. All the standard acting exercises will be used so performance skills are honed, but the students will be primarily exploring the world of Harry Potter in an interactive environment. We may visit Hogsmeade Village, study abroad at the American school, Ilvermorney, or even try to recapture some escaped Fantastic Beasts. So much to do and so little time (but we have some time-turners so we can all have even more fun)!

Seven Seas Voyagers
June 14-18 | 9:00 AM – NOON | Mia Phillips | $170
August 2-6 | 9:15 AM – 12:15 PM | Traysie Amick | $170
August 9-13 | 1:00 – 4:00 PM | Lauren Wilson | $170

Let’s sail into an adventure with all things sea related! We may board a pirate ship and sail to Neverland and meet some fairies, lost boys and native peoples. Or perhaps swim under the sea to explore the realm of Triton and the mermaids or sea turtles going with the flow. Or bravely voyage to new islands with Maui & Moana, this camp is a great way to immerse yourself in the big blue (on weeks when you can’t get to the beach)!

Family Trees
June 7-11 | 1:00 – 4:00 PM | Lauren Wilson | $170
July 19-23 | 1:00 – 4:00 PM | Claire Simpson | $170
August 9-13 | 1:15 – 4:15 PM | Claire Simpson | $170

Our families have a wealth of history to share. We’ll explore what legacy means taking our inspiration from movies like Coco, Mulan, Moana and Frozen. And sometimes as Descendants we need to blaze our own trail. When we connect to those who came before us, we can all accomplish impossible things.

Epic Explorers
June 21-25 | 9:00 AM – NOON | Lauren Wilson | $170
July 5-9 | 1:00 – 4:00 PM | Lauren Wilson | $170
July 26-30 | 1:00 – 4:00 PM | Lauren Wilson | $170

Encounter a variety of fantasy settings and enchanted experiences. Imagine being Rey (Star Wars), Lyra (Golden Compass) or Lucy or Edmund (Narnia) or even King Arthur. Maybe you have to lift a curse (Ella Enchanted) or you have to fight for your family’s honor (Mulan & Merida) or steal from a Dragon (Hobbit). Calling all brave or hope-to-be-brave kids…not for the faint of heart!

Animal Adventures
June 14-18 | 1:00 – 4:00 PM | Lauren Wilson | $170
June 28-July 2 | 1:00 – 4:00 PM | Lauren Wilson | $170
July 12-16 | 1:00 – 4:00 PM | Lauren Wilson | $170
August 2-6 | 1:15 – 4:15 PM | Lauren Wilson | $170

Calling all animal lovers! Unleash the animal inside as we discover how to personify animal characters for the stage. Slither, hop, and prowl as we explore areas of the stage. Growl, hiss and chirp through animal-inspired vocal exercises. Actors choose to develop a favorite animal character and from this, we dig up some great character interactions. Acting and play structure combined!

Fantasy Frolics
June 21-25 | 1:00 – 4:00 PM | Claire Simpson | $170
July 5-9 | 9:15 AM – 12:15 PM | Mia Phillips | $170
August 9-13 | 9:00 AM – NOON | TBD | $170

How many impossible things can you imagine before breakfast? Kids get to be kids and create the world they want to live in (at least for part of the day). Where dragons are friendly and giants bring you tea. We can fly to distant galaxies, we can swim deep under the ocean, or we can sit quietly in a secret garden with fairies, pixies and gnomes.

Machines That Move
June 21-25 | 12:45 – 3:45 PM | Lauren Wilson | $170
July 19-23 | 12:30 – 3:30 PM | Traysie Amick | $170

Ready to get mechanical and drive into the world of Cars, Transformers, Construction Site, The Little Engine That Could and BB8? We rely on so many machines in our day-to-day life and it’s easy to imagine them with human emotions and personalities. We can even build a time machine or airship and travel to other wheres and whens. Let’s rev our engines and Go, Go Go!

All Colors of the Spectrum | Grades 4-12
June 21-25 | 4:30 – 6:30 PM | Traysie Amick | $100
July 5-9 | 1:30 – 3:30 PM | Traysie Amick | $100

A drama experience for children on the autism spectrum or with other processing disorders.

By creating a safe environment built on ritual and discussion, students can explore means of expression. We will develop scenarios that explore cause and effect, expose and identify situations that involve nonverbal cues, and engage in group problem solving. These goals are then accomplished through games and activities that encourage cooperation, listening and creative problem solving. We will also address nonverbal communication focusing on recreating facial expressions and vocal inflections that indicate an emotional state. This is a great way for our teacher to assess your child for potential mainstreaming into the rest of the Summer camps or Fall session classes.

Inclusion Inspiration
June 14-18 | 1:15 – 4:15 PM | Claire Simpson | $170
August 2-6 | 1:00 – 4:00 PM | Claire Simpson | $170

A five-day session (Mon-Fri) that explores fun, movement & creative play. Theatre games, beginning character development, basic terminology, acting techniques & creative expression will be taught through acting, movement & games. We also stress the collaborative process, so students learn to show respect for other ideas.

Children’s literature gives us so many examples of giving selflessly – Charlotte’s Web, Lion & Mouse, One & Zero, The Invisible Boy, and Anna trying to save Elsa. This is a chance to channel your inner Joy & Sadness and teach them to work together! Examine how emotions drive characters to the choices they make. Let’s grow our capacity for unselfishness and good will.

Unscripted (=Improvisation)
June 28-July 2 | 9:15 AM – 12:15 PM | Hailie Gold | $170
July 26-30 | 9:15 AM – 12:15 PM | Traysie Amick | $170

A five-day session (Mon-Fri) that explores fun, movement & creative play. Theatre games, beginning character development, basic terminology, acting techniques & creative expression will be taught through acting, movement & games. We also stress the collaborative process, so students learn to show respect for other ideas.

Let’s get on our feet a devise a performance. No scripts, no reading, no lines to learn, just creative fun exploring theatre games and improvisation. The objective is for the actor to become comfortable in acting without a script. A good camp for those who want to stretch and explore their imagination and creativity. Be prepared to laugh and to laugh at yourself too!

An American Girl PJ Party | Grades 2-7
June 28-July 1 | 6:30-8:30 PM | Mia Phillips | $75
August 9-12 | 6:30-8:30 PM | Mia Phillips | $75

This camp meets Monday through Thursday – no class on Friday.

Explore the world of the American Girl dolls—from the historical dolls who viewed American history from the perspective of a 9-11 year old girl living in that time period, to the more modern My American Girls, there are stories to be shared. The basic principles of acting and theatre will be taught through exercises that encompass the ideas of stage directions, articulation, and movement. Students will use their imaginations to develop characters based on their American Girl.

Dolls are encouraged to attend too!

MUSICAL THEATRE

Our five-day Musical Theatre sessions (Mon-Fri) explore ensemble musical theatre training for performance—you don’t have to read music, but should enjoy singing and basic dance. We’ll spend the week working on ensemble vocal pieces with staging so we have something to share at the end. Due to social distancing guidelines, the choreography will be done primarily in place and really allow for each student to “sell the song.”

Hamilton
June 7-11 | 12:30 – 3:30 PM | Chelsea LaCourse & Jessica Smith | $190 Sold Out
August 9-13 | 12:45 – 3:45 PM | Chelsea LaCourse & Caitlin Browne | $190 Sold Out

Don’t throw away your shot to enroll in this awesome camp! Hamilton-nites, this one is for you. We’ll spend the week diving into the hit musical Hamilton, singing and dancing our way to rebellion. Please be familiar with the lyrics prior to enrollment. Lyrics will be altered to keep material appropriate for all audiences.

Little Mermaid & Rapunzel
June 7-11 | 9:00 AM – NOON | Kaitlyn Hamilton & Caitlin Browne | $190
July 5-9 | 9:00 AM – NOON | Chelsea LaCourse & Caitlin Browne | $190
July 26-30 | 12:30 – 3:30 PM | Kaitlyn Hamilton & Caitlin Browne | $190

Swim under the sea with Ariel as we sing the beloved songs from THE LITTLE MERMAID and climb up Rapunzel’s Tower to sing songs from TANGLED. You can be sure that by the end of this week your child will be “flippin their fins” to the calypso beat and “seeing the light” as we find the place we want to be. Come share your voice and be part of our world!

Annie/Matilda/Oliver
June 14-18 | 12:30 – 3:30 PM | Kaitlyn Hamilton & Caitlin Browne | $190
July 12-16 | 12:30 – 3:30 PM | Kaitlyn Hamilton & Caitlin Browne | $190
July 26-30 | 9:00 AM – NOON | Kaitlyn Hamilton & Caitlin Browne | $190

Please sir, can we have some more? You asked for it and you got it! Returning to our class offerings are the beloved orphan Annie, bold Matilda, and kind Oliver. Selecting songs from all three of these hit musicals, they’ll be dancing so much the floor will “shine like the top of the Chrysler Building”!

Sound of Music & Mary Poppins
June 21-25 | 9:15 AM – 12:15 PM | Chelsea LaCourse & Caitlin Browne | $190
July 19-23 | 12:45 – 3:45 PM | Chelsea LaCourse & Caitlin Browne | $190

Calling all Julie Andrews fans! We will select the best melodies from both of her beloved films allowing a new generation to learn classic tunes such as Do Re Mi, Edelweiss, Spoon Full of Sugar, and Step In Time! They’ll be skipping around the house in no time!

Beauty & the Beast and Princess & the Frog
June 28-July 2 | 9:00 AM – NOON | Chelsea LaCourse & Jessica Smith | $190
July 19-23 | 9:00 AM – NOON | Chelsea LaCourse & Jessica Smith | $190

Be Our Guest as we Dig a Little Deeper into these two widely popular musicals set in old and new France. We will sing and dance our way through our enchanted castle and bayou and let the transformations begin!

End-of-session camp “sharings”

We will record the end-of-session “sharing” and send parent’s the video link. Our “sharings” are informal performances. Our goal is to engage the students in preparing for the low-pressure performance, without causing undo anxiety and also not spending every minute of class time solely repeating rehearsals. The “sharings” will not be highly polished and will be very low tech as our primary goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable class experience, filled with group interaction and fun.