Our popular musical theater camps offer two weeks of quality, age-appropriate training in acting, singing, choreography, character development, improvisation, stage presence, public speaking, auditioning and more… plus a final showcase performance! Under the direction of Mark & Rachel Stoddard, camps are led by award-winning theater educators from the Phoenix area. Over the last 20 years, these quality camps have helped launch numerous aspiring performers into art colleges and careers. The affordable price makes it a great way to develop talents, make new friends and have fun!
Ages: Elementary Camp - Grades 1 through 4
Junior High Camp - Grades 5 through 8
Dates: June 5 - 16
Hours: Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Dream City Church - Phoenix Campus
Discount: Families with 2 or more registered receive a 10% discount off the family's total.
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ABOUT THE CAMP
Our Summer Theater Camps strive to give students quality training and experience through age-appropriate activities that encourage self-expression, nurture self-esteem, and challenge the imagination. Our professional staff is committed to making this a memorable and magical experience for your child, who will have fun developing their talents and making new friends. Our Staff consists of collegiate theater and music majors who have extensive performance experience. Most are former campers who are pursuing careers in the arts.
Under the direction of Dream City Theater Directors, Mark & Rachel Stoddard (see bio below), our camps are led by award-winning teaching artists from the Phoenix area. Over the last 20 years, these quality camps have helped launch numerous aspiring artists into performing arts colleges and careers.
Of the over 2000 campers who have been through our camps, most will not pursue a career in the arts, but have will gain invaluable experiences that help them in everyday life. Skills like public speaking, stage confidence, creative collaboration, channeling their imaginative energy, problem-solving, following direction, and virtues such as respect, patience, friendship and teamwork.
The affordable price makes it a great way for students to develop their talents, make new friends and have fun!
Check out this video of one of last year’s camps.
FOCUS OF THE CAMP
Musical Theater is truly a unique art form. It interweaves three major performance styles - acting, singing, dancing. In the theater business, a performer who is a "triple threat" has successfully mastered these three styles.
Through educational games & activities, campers will explore character development, improvisation, stage presence, public speaking, auditioning, proper singing technique, basic musicianship, various theater dance styles and more. To culminate their experience, campers will rehearse a one-act musical featuring many popular Broadway songs to present for their final showcase performance.
A TYPICAL DAY AT CAMP
Upon arrival, students participate in an opening warm up session that includes movement, educational games and activities. In groups, the students then rotate through three sessions. Each session uses exercises, games, and activities to teach and reinforce specific stage presence and performance skills:
1 - Acting (character development; script interpretation; awareness of the stage environment; auditioning; improvisation)
2 - Singing (proper breathing and vocal production techniques; projection and diction; reading musical notation; basic musicianship)
3 - Dancing (musical theater movement; production choreography; elements of several dance styles)
After a 10-15 minute snack and bathroom break, the remaining time is devoted to rehearsal for the production.
Registration is below. (When registering, use the child's current grade for the 2016-2017 school year.)
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During certain breakout sessions, students will learn proper theater terminology, audition techniques, performance styles and practices, casting protocol, rehearsal etiquette and performer expectations. These will help prepare students for continued study and participation in theater classes and productions. Older students will also learn to create a resume and bio.
WHAT TO WEAR
We will have a lot of physical movement activity so… Dress to move! Wear loose, comfortable clothing (shorts and t-shirts are best. Please no spaghetti strap tops or skirts). Also wear sneakers or dance shoes (no bare feet or sandals, please)
WHAT TO BRING
We take a 15-minute snack break every day. So each day, bring a water bottle and a healthy snack. (Please, do not bring soda, energy drinks or candy)