Education Class and Camp Listing

    

         

                   

         

SESSION DATES 2017-2018
SUMMER SESSION: June 11 - August 17, 2018
FALL SESSION: September 17 - November 17, 2018
WINTER SESSION: January 22 - March 25, 2019
SPRING SESSION: April 8 - May 18, 2019


Summer Information:
  • Grades refer to Fall 2018
  • AM and PM summer camps may be purchased together to create a full day which includes a supervised lunch hour. Please note, this option is not available for Ages 4-5 camps.
  • Extended Care is available for students in Camps for Grades K-12
  • Which camp is right for me?
    • Imagination Adventure camps focus on dramatic play to explore characters, settings and themes with an interdisciplinary approach, including visual art, movement, books and music.
    • World Premiere camps focus on creating original scenes or plays through acting exercises, group brainstorm and improvisation.
    • Musical Jam camps bring stories to life through musical theatre. Students will devise a musical with original songs, choreography and characters.
    • StageCraft camps use visual art such as puppets, scenery creation or props as a starting point for theatrical creation. Tuition includes a supply fee.
    • Showtime camps rehearse and perform from existing scripts and/or musical scores.
    • Actor’s Lab camps focus on technique-based exercises to strengthen ensemble and individual craft.
Academic Year Information:
  • Core Classes for Age 2-5 and Grades K-1 emphasize creative discovery through art and imagination. Students explore story, expression, and play through a multi-lens approach including visual art, movement, books, and song.
  • Core Classes for Grades 2-12 tackle fundamental skills for the stage in a fun and supportive environment. Offerings include acting, playwriting, improv, musical theatre, and more.
  • For those seriously considering a future in the arts, Pre-Professional Training courses are offered for intermediate and advanced students in Grades 4-12. Students will be challenged to expand their skill set in a disciplined and technique-driven atmosphere.
Classes and camps are listed by date.
**Please note, after the first class meeting you will need to call the Ticket Office at 612.874.0400 to register.**


Actor's Lab: Musical Theatre from <i>Hamilton</i> and Acting (Grades 9-12)
SUMMER SESSION
Challenge yourself with two classes in one week! Spend half the day in Acting, pursuing objectives, overcoming obstacles, utilizing tactics and creating dynamic characters. In Musical Theatre, work with a voice teacher and choreographer to strengthen vocal technique and expand dance skills to songs from Tony Award winning Hamilton.

Days: June 11-15
Times: 9am-4pm
Camp ID: H-F91
Tuition: $315


Actor's Lab: Acting Master Class (Grades 9-12)
SUMMER SESSION
Sharpen and refine your acting technique and performance skills in this master class designed to challenge intermediate and experienced actors. There is no final sharing; removing the pressure of an audience allows the faculty to focus on each student’s development and our students to hone their skills for use in future performances. Previous non-performance acting training recommended.

Days: June 18-22
Times: 9am-12pm
Camp ID: A-A92
Tuition: $210


Showtime: Shakespearean Death Scenes (Grades 7-12)
SUMMER SESSION
Poisoned daggers, venomous snakes, wine barrel drownings and more – nobody does pain and death quite like William Shakespeare. Exploring scenes ranging from the tragic downfalls of heroes to the slapstick pratfalls of clowns, delve into the best of the Bard's verbal sparring and physical violence.

Days: June 18-22
Times: 9am-4pm
Camp ID: S-F72
Tuition: $290


Actor's Lab: Swords, Swords, Swords (Grades 9-12)
SUMMER SESSION
Learn basic stage combat sword techniques and how to apply them to a scene. Student will be given choreography, a script and the tools to be able to perform believably and safely. If you have ever wanted to do the sword fight from The Princess Bride or The Three Musketeers, this class is for you!

Days: June 18-22
Times: 1-4pm
Camp ID: S-P92
Tuition: $210


Showtime: Broadway… Right Now! (Grades 9-12)
SUMMER SESSION
Refine musical theatre acting, voice and dance skills by staging musical numbers from the 2017-2018 Broadway Season such as Mean Girls, Prince of Broadway, Dear Evan Hansen and more.

Days: June 25-29
Times: 9am-4pm
Camp ID: B-F93
Tuition: $290


Showtime: She Kills Monsters (Grades 7-12)
SUMMER SESSION
Through a combination of scene work and fight choreography, students will gain acting and stage combat skills while working with the play She Kills Monsters in a workshop setting. Agnes, grieving the death of her teenage sister, finds her Dungeons & Dragons notebook and blunders into an action adventure quest of discovery.

Days: June 25-29
Times: 9am-4pm
Camp ID: S-F73
Tuition: $315


Musical Jam (Fully Accessible) (Grades 7-12)
SUMMER SESSION
Use theatre and play to connect! Create an original musical theatre piece through acting games, music, movement and art. While every one of our programs welcome students of all abilities, this camp is specifically designed to accommodate and serve students who don't rely on verbal communication, those who process information in a variety of ways and those with differing levels of mobility. (If a student requires a one-on-one caregiver during school hours, an adult caregiver needs to attend camp.) We welcome students of all abilities to participate in this camp!

Days: June 25-29
Times: 1-4pm
Camp ID: M-P73
Tuition: $250


Senior Intensive (Grades 9-12): <i>Chicago: High School Edition</i>
SUMMER SESSION
Roxie is on trial for a murder she most definitely committed. But with help from her cell block, a charming lawyer and a little razzle dazzle Roxie, fights for her freedom. One of Bob Fosse's biggest musical achievements, Chicago boasts a powerful cast with dynamic roles for women while exploring current themes like the role of media in factual reporting and how we forgive when celebrities behave badly. Please note: this script contains strong language and adult situations.

Theatre Arts Training's performance opportunities are specifically designed for students who have a demonstrated commitment to their craft as performers and display a positive attitude in their work. Students work with like-minded peers and industry professionals to produce a musical. The Senior Intensive perform on our Cargill Stage.

Performances:
August 10 and 11 at 7pm
August 11 and 12 at 3pm

Dates: July 9 – August 10
Times: 10am-5pm
Tuition: $750


Musical Jam: Fairy Tales: An LGBTQ-usical (Grades 9-12)
SUMMER SESSION
Ever wished that the damsels in distress could ride off into the sunset together? Or that Prince Charming preferred a ball gown to his suit of armor? Create a musical adaptation of three classic fairytales reflecting LGBTQ themes and stories on stage.

Days: July 30 – August 3
Times: 9am-4pm
Camp ID: F-F97
Tuition: $290


Senior Showcase: The Odyssey (Grades 7-12)
SUMMER SESSION
Troy has fallen, Odysseus has sailed away and Penelope awaits the return of her husband while suitors clamber to make her their bride. A beggar arrives at the castle claiming news of Odysseus' adventures with cyclops, sirens and a powerful sorceress. As Penelope and her son listen, they are faced with ugly truths about war, family and the man they both cherish.

Theatre Arts Training’s performance opportunities are specifically designed for students who have a demonstrated commitment to their craft as performers and display a positive attitude in their work. Students work with like-minded peers and industry professionals to produce a play. The Senior Showcase performs on our Cohen Stage.

Dates: July 30 – August 10
Times: 9am-4pm
Tuition: $550
Performances: August 10, Times TBD


Actor's Lab: Dance Boot Camp (Grades 9-12)
SUMMER SESSION
Focus on the essential dance styles of ballet, jazz and modern to develop a well-rounded dance vocabulary and the stamina to handle the rehearsal process. Dancers will be exposed to a range of movement disciplines with a focus on technical ability, style and physical expression demanded by leading professional choreographers. Previous dance training recommended.

Days: August 13-17
Times: 9am-12pm
Camp ID: D-A99
Tuition: $210


Actor's Lab: Improv Boot Camp (Grades 7-12)
SUMMER SESSION
Five days of intense, fast-paced improvisation for those who want a total immersion into the challenge of creative freedom. Think faster, make stronger choices and increase your confidence as you learn to trust your instincts.

Days: August 13-17
Times: 9am-12pm
Camp ID: I-A79
Tuition: $210


Actor's Lab: Acting for the Camera (Grades 7-12)
SUMMER SESSION
Make the transition from stage to film! Gain invaluable tools for understanding the subtle mannerisms that are critical for on-camera work. Learn to read, prepare for and perform commercial auditions with professional input, direction and feedback.

Days: August 13-17
Times: 1-4pm
Camp ID: A-P79
Tuition: $210


Actor's Lab: Vocal Boot Camp (Grades 9-12)
SUMMER SESSION
An immersion into five genres of singing: Jazz, Classical, Rock/Pop, Musical Theatre and R&B. Experiment with new styles of singing while studying the techniques and tools of recording artists and stage performers. Each vocalist will have the opportunity to work as part of an ensemble and as a soloist. Previous vocal training recommended.

Days: August 13-17
Times: 1-4pm
Camp ID: V-P99
Tuition: $210