This exciting 15-minute musical is specially designed for our youngest campers, setting them up for a fun, artistic adventure where they learn through applied creativity.
This camp is a one-week, half-day camp. Campers will need to bring a snack and water bottle each day.
As an introduction to musical theatre programs, this camp takes students on a creative journey through how to take a script to performance, including spoken lines, songs, and movement. The focus is on the basics of what a musical is, and how theatre is created to share with an audience.
The production elements are kept simple to keep the focus on the learning. Camp T-shirts will serve as costume (and campers take them home to remember their fun week!), and there will be craft elements created by students and used in storytelling. Some of the week’s skills and experiences:
- How to read a script – identifying stage directions, character, spoken lines, music, lyrics and scenic descriptions
- Speaking lines to convey meaning
- Expressing feelings in character
- Memorizing spoken lines, music, lyrics, blocking (where you move on stage) and movement Learning the beginning elements of choreography through story-based movement expression
- Telling a collective story
- Collaborating by supporting other cast members, showing leadership, and earning positive ways to resolve differences
- Identifying major points of a story
- Gaining confidence in speaking and singing in front of others, and on a stage
- Celebrating a collective success and individual growth
- Creating story-based crafts for use in the performance
- Making friends and having fun!
Each day includes drama, dance/movement, story, crafts, play time outside (weather permitting) and snack time (students bring a snack). The week ends with a fully staged performance!
No experience necessary. Students must be able to clearly communicate their needs, sit and listen to directions for short periods of time, and maintain personal space boundaries. Students must be potty trained.