Summer Camps – Rising 1st-6th Grades

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ACTING

Hogwarts Primary
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
August 2-6 | 9:15 AM – 12:15 PM | Traysie Amick | $170 Sold Out

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
August 9-13 | 1:15 – 4:15 PM | Lauren Wilson | $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
July 26-30 | 1:00 – 4:00 PM | Lauren Wilson | $170 Sold Out

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
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
August 9-13 | 9:00 AM – NOON | Hailie Gold | $170 Sold Out

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.

Inclusion Inspiration
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)
July 26-30 | 9:15 AM – 12:15 PM | Traysie Amick | $170 Sold Out

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
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!

10-Week Process Class
Tuesdays June 8-August 11| 5:30 – 6:30 PM | Nathan Pittack | $170 Sold out
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.

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
August 2-6 | 9:00 AM – NOON | Chelsea LaCourse & Eryn Woo | $190 Sold Out
August 9-13 | 12:45 – 3:45 PM | Chelsea LaCourse & Shelby Parker  | $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
July 26-30 | 12:30 – 3:30 PM | Kaitlyn Hamilton & Shelby Parker | $190 Sold Out

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!

Moana
July 26-30 | 9:00-12:00 | Kaitlyn Hamilton & Eryn Woo | $190 
Its summertime, so join us in the south seas as we explore the world of Moana & Maui. Lin Manuel Miranda has written hit songs that must be performed! We’ll embark on a musical journey, navigating through the film’s most popular tunes, “You’re welcome!”. Sign up now and see how far they’ll go!

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.