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Presents Summer 2022 Theater Camps: Acting & Musical Theater

Monday, June 13th 9:00 AM Off Center Stage

  • $195.00 (includes all scripts and handouts)
  • Class Limit 12, Minimum 8 (for individual and quality attention)
  • For aspiring and experienced performers
  • Each session will include different songs and material (bring a nutritious snack and water)

 

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Session 1: June 13 – 17  (9am-12pm)

Session 2: June 20-24  (9am-12pm)

Session 3: July 25-29  (9am-12pm) **SOLD OUT** (contact us to be placed on a waitlist)

Session 4: August 1-5  (9am-12pm)

Ages 8 – 14 (no experience necessary; *younger children* accepted with previous class or performance experience, or attendance to first session)

 

Summer Theater Camp

 

Bring your curiosity or passion for theatre and performing and come create an original show to perform for friends and family on the last day of camp. (No formal dance or singing training is necessary, and is always welcome. Experienced actors have opportunities for leadership and advanced training) We start each day exploring the “principles of good acting and character development” thru theatre games and skill development exercises with mini-plays, skits, poetry, and Broadway songs. We often throw in a bit of Improv to keep us all on our toes. We spend time each day learning music, lyrics, and choreography from Broadway musicals and movies. By mid week a story starts to emerge around the songs, skits, scenes, and characters we have been developing and practicing. Sometimes we adapt an original scene from a Broadway play to be part of our final show. Everyone is onstage for the entire show and has the opportunity to create, develop and sustain a believable character that is part of the story. Come PLAY with us! (The final production is at 11:30 on the last class of each camp and lasts approximately 25 minutes) * Younger children with two or more years of dance or theatre training will be considered for acceptance by the instructor into all sessions if there is space.

Instructor: Dinah Smith

Time: 9am – 12pm

Ages: 8 – 14

Cost: $195

 

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Week 1: Broadway Dramedy

Dates: June 13 – 17

Create Your Own “Broadway Dramedy” with poetry from Alice in Wonderland, a famous “Poetry Slam Artist” (the pre curser to Hip hop), and Songs from Sound of Music.


Week 2: Dorothy’s Adventure in Munchkin Land

Dates: June 20 – 24

Tell the story and play all the parts, sing all the songs in “Dorothy’s Adventure in Munchkin Land” with Glenda, the Wicked Witch, The Scarecrow, The Tin Man, and The Cowardly Lion.


Week 3: Romeo & Julliette

Dates: July 25 – 29

The silliest, shortest, funniest version of Romeo and Julliette ever performed and it’s all in verse with songs from Grease, 1960’ s Rock and Roll, and Oliver.


Week 4: Little Miss Red

Dates: August 1 – 5

“Little Miss Red” – a play in verse and loads of fun!  What songs will we add?  This class does involve more memorizing of lines then the other camps.  It might be more suitable for kids with more experience.

 

Dinah Smith (Teacher/Coach, Choreographer/Director, Actor) With a BA in Theatre, a Masters in
Education, and a California Certificated Teacher, Dinah has been involved in the Entertainment Industry and Theatre Arts Education since the early 1970’s as a teacher, director, choreographer and performer on stage, in film, and on TV. She has worked professionally with children’s and community theaters throughout Southern California and Colorado. Locally, she has worked with Sierra Stages, LeGacy, Paul Emery, Sandra Rockman, Lake Wildwood, Center Stage Dance, Synthetic Unlimited, Placer Community Theatre, and CATS. Dinah has taught Youth Theatre Classes at The Center For The Arts, Colfax Elementary, Yuba River Charter School, Grass Valley Charter, and The Miners Foundry. She directed the highly acclaimed premier holiday production of Sonja Weissman and The Miracle Play, featuring 9 local youth ages 10 – 16 two years in a row, December 2014 and 2013 at The Off Center Stage.

 


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