Registration for 2017 SSPA SUMMER CAMPS is open!
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Below is an extended description of what we do in each camp. For the full schedule of Summer Camps with dates, locations, times and more detail, download the printable version.
TIME: 9am to 12 noon
This camp is for the young performer in your family! The children will explore Movement, Theatre, and Music in a fun and encouraging environment over the course of three or four weeks from 9am-12 noon. The children will be introduced to the performing arts by professional artists and will learn basics skills to show off in a final production! These camps have a Musical Director and a Director/Choreographer who are working artists. Script is included.
On-site before and after care is available 8am-9am & 12pm-6pm
TIME: 9am to 3pm
The Spindrift School of Performing Arts is proud to present an exciting curriculum of classes, taught by professionals in their respective fields. Our intensive schedule of classes is designed to educate and stimulate that aspiring young actor in your family. Our program will include….
ACTING: Your child will learn about emoting and communicating effectively on stage. Scene study and basic script analysis will be explored as well as improvisation in our annual and popular Theatre Olympics.
DANCE: Explore a wide range of styles, with an emphasis on Musical Theatre Presentational Dance.
VOICE AND MUSIC: Whatever your child’s range, he or she is bound to find a new level of skill. Show tunes (both ensemble and solo), and other styles of song will be studied, along with rhythm and harmony basics.
A Musical Theatre SHOW EXPERIENCE: Finally, at the end of the three or four-week session, your child will perform one preview plus 3 performances in a full Musical for friends and family to watch and enjoy! Script and pizza day included.
On-site before and after care is available 8am-9am & 3pm-6pm
AGES: SESSION I ages 10 – 19
TIME: 9am to 3pm Actor’s Studio creates an excellent opportunity for young actors and actresses alike to be involved in a three week, fast-paced, theatrical production. This annual actor’s workshop/camp involves the students as onstage performers as well as behind the scene production crew members lending their help in props, costumes, and set work. Auditions are held 3 to 4 weeks prior to camp starting and students must arrive the first day of camp with their lines memorized. Having a good time and a good attitude is mandatory! The entire process is dedicated to creating an ensemble that is unstoppable. It isn’t about whose part has more lines, It’s about being a part of something bigger than ourselves. Space is limited to the amount of roles available, so sign up early. Students perform a full-length production for 3 performances at the end. Script and pizza day included.
IMPORTANT INFO: All registrants are required to attend an orientation approximately 3-4 weeks before the start of camp where they will audition and be cast ahead of time. All students are expected to arrive the first day of camp with their lines fully memorized!!! Please understand not everyone receives a lead role and before you sign up for this camp be willing to happily accept any role you are given. Due to the time constraints of this camp along with the nature of creating the ensemble cast, all students are expected to attend all of the camp days (rehearsals) with no absences and must be on time daily ready to play, work, and learn. Please do not sign up for this camp if you have conflicts during the 3 week period.
CENTER STAGE DANCE CAMP
Ages 9 – 19
TIME: 1pm to 7pm
No childcare available at this location.
A full three week (5 days a week, 6 hours a day) Theatrical Dance Camp. This camp is suggested for those with at least 9 months of dance training/classes (training does not have to have been continuous and can have been any style). This camp will focus on the dancer’s artistic expression by combining theater and dance. The student will fully explore and learn storytelling through dance. Over three weeks each performer will be honing their technique, brushing up on their dance history, and learning choreography with professional dancers. There will be two performances at the end. This camp is for dancers of all skill levels and styles. Auditioning and casting for the show will be done over the first week. Pizza day included.
TECHNICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE
This 3 week program is limited to 6 to 8 students who are interested in technical theatre. Work with professionals in lighting, sound, sets, scenic design, costuming and stage management in a state of the art 450 seat theatre. Students will create sets and costumes and lighting and sound for the Dance Camp performance/show that happens concurrently at the Terra Nova Theatre. Open only to JUHSD students. The program is free, there is a $100 materials fee and an application must be filled out and student accepted. Students must commit to the entire 3 weeks.
This camp is typically produces a full length musical and is aimed at High School students or students about to enter High School. Students have the opportunity to train in voice, dance and acting during the 4 week program. The materials are more challenging with a full length musical produced with 3 performances and a preview at the end. Due to the materials, this is a camp suitable for beginning to advanced students.
1 WEEK PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS
All 1 week camps will be held at SSPA at 1050 Crespi in Pacifica. Childcare is available after or before most camps. Some will be half day camps, some will be 9-3. Camps for 4-7 will be available as well as week long camps for 7-12 and week long workshops for advanced students.