Summer Camps – Rising 6th-12th Grades

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ACTING

½ Day Acting 
July 19-23 | 9:15 AM – 12:15 PM | Mia Phillips | $170 Sold Out
July 26-30 | 1:15 – 4:15 PM | Traysie Amick | $170

More of a curriculum-based Process Acting camp. 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.

Write/Direct/Act/Design/Produce
July 19-23 | 1:00 – 5:00 PM | Mia Phillips | $190

How did we make that play?! Find out through an all-encompassing process-based class! Students will explore writing, directing, and acting by working together to create a one-of-a-kind performance. What do you love most about theatre? Is it the magic of seeing the stories in your imagination come to life? Maybe you like putting the picture together as a whole? Perhaps it is becoming a character and discovering their world? Try on each hat- playwright, director and actor- and see which one is the best fit for you. You won’t know until you try! If your child is “not an actor,” we can accommodate him/her in this class and they can focus on the non-performance elements for the production while still gaining social and collaborative skills.

Students who come into this class should already have experience with basic theatre concepts and terminology. This will allow the group to hone performance skills through high-energy theatre games, improvisation, and challenging activities without having to start at the beginning. But we’ll also explore playwriting, design and directing while learning what goes into producing a play.

Improv Bootcamp
August 9-13 | 1:00 – 5:00 PM | Traysie Amick | $190

Be bold! This class is focused on improvisation training and performance. The objective is for the actor to become comfortable in acting without a script. Benefits for the beginning, intermediate, new and returning student actors are:

  • Working as an independent actor, exploring all areas of acting without a script
  • Working in groups and learning how to “think on your feet” and perform without self-judgment.
  • New game formats are introduced for those with previous improv experience

A good class for those who want to further their scene study skills, character development skills, and stretch and explore their imagination and creativity. Improvisation training improves performance skills– allowing students to receive all information around them before making choices of their own. Be prepared to laugh and to laugh at yourself too!

Intermediate
August 2-6 | 1:15 – 5:15 PM | Traysie Amick | $190

Before moving into an Intermediate level class students should be able to: name the parts of the stage, use abbreviations for stage directions and blocking notation, be able to define basic theatrical terms, understand CROoWw, be familiar with Lessac energies and Laban qualities. Intermediate students seek more responsibility and welcome at-home assignments that include writing, reading, and memorization that will be completed within the week. Your current SCCT teacher is always the best reference for whether your child is ready to move up and you should email to them regarding your child’s progression if you have questions.

The INTERMEDIATE LEVEL expands on training concepts presented in our Fall & Spring semester Process classes. If your child is really ready for more serious training (which will require reading plays, doing script analysis, researching plays based on historical era, evaluation of the overall themes and messages in plays, participating in class discussion and working independently), this higher-level class may be right for you. Please do NOT rush class progression. Intermediate and Studio level classes are less about having fun performing and more about developing the individual’s artistic voice, learning to peer-coach effectively and working collaboratively as a group.

Before enrolling for an Intermediate Level class, the student will need to take a Pre-test to evaluate their working knowledge—please email [email protected] to schedule. The test can be administered during our regular camp/class hours anytime before Friday, July 23 and typically takes about an hour to complete.

10-Week Process Class
Wednesdays June 9-August 12| 5:30 – 6:30 PM | Nathan Pittack | $170

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.”

Rise Up! Newsies & Hamilton
August 9-13 | 9:00 AM – NOON | 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 musicals Hamilton & Newsies, singing and dancing our way to rebellion. It is recommended to be familiar with the shows and lyrics prior to enrollment. Lyrics will be altered to keep material appropriate for all audiences.

DESIGN & TECHNICAL THEATRE

Stage Lighting
July 19-22 | 4:00-6:00 PM | Genesis Garza | $75

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

Students will be hands on learning about the different lighting equipment and computerized lighting consoles that make the magic happen. Students need to come in clothes that can get dirty and they must wear closed-toe shoes.

Evening Camps

Evening Camps meet Monday-Thursday — no class on Friday.

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

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.

Musical Theatre: Dance
August 2-5 | 6:30-8:30 PM | Lauren Imhoff | $75

Need the basics of dance to get you thru musical theatre auditions/shows and you just haven’t taken the years of dance everyone else seems to have taken? This class is for you!

Dance shoes are not required but they are much easier to move in than standard tennis shoes. Basic jazz slip on shoes tend to cost between $10-$25 – sometimes they are even available used for less.

Advanced Improv
August 9-12 | 6:30-8:30 PM | Traysie Amick | $75

For previous Adliberation members only! This class is only available to actors who have participated in Adliberation, SCCT’s Teen Improv Team. Seasoned improv players will find new game formats and advanced storytelling concepts in this intensive setting. With no need to review the basics of improv, these students are able to push into complex character development, commitment to setting, and clarity in storyline. This fast-paced camp will offer a wonderful opportunity to dust off improvisation skills before Adliberation auditions this fall.

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.