Curtain Up! Musical Theatre
For rising 1st-8th grade students
This amazing program is for all students interested in musical theatre. It is an excellent opportunity to learn about all aspects of a production and to discover and develop theatrical and musical talents. The students in this camp learn music and dance and most importantly, how to work together and support one another to deliver a wonderful performance. The mission of this camp is to boost confidence and to build friendships through cooperative effort and fun. This summer’s performance will be The Lion King Experience. We will journey from Pride Rock to the jungle . . . and back again! All ages will enjoy participating in this action-packed show!
Instructor: Ann Neal, SAA-SDS Drama Teacher
Dates & Times: June 5-23 (3 weeks); 9:00-11:30
Two Performances will be held on June 23, times TBA
For rising PK-SK students
Let’s put on a show! This camp will delight kids as they learn songs, dances and speaking parts from their favorite musical, Annie. In addition, each day the campers will jump and dance to favorite kid’s pop music as they learn basic Broadway moves. The camp ends with a show on the Sally Hook Theatre stage for parents and friends. Included in the camp is playground break time.
Instructors: Mary Van Dyke Roudnev, Director, Memphis Youth Musical Theater, and Anna Palazola
Dates & Times: July 10-14; 9:00-11:30am
Fairy Ballet Camp
For rising PK-SK girls
This camp includes daily classical pre-ballet with a syllabus designed by former professional ballerina Mary Van Dyke, creative movement, and choreography from Petipa’s beautiful Sleeping Beauty Ballet. Included in the camp are dress-up/dance time, ballet story time, playground break time, and arts/crafts. Ballerinas will put on a show for mom and dad at the end of camp on the Sally Hook Theatre stage.
Instructor: Mary Van Dyke Roudnev, Director, Children’s Ballet Theater, and Evelyn Smith
Dates & Times:June 26-30; 9:00-11:30am
Vocal Performance Workshop
For rising 4th-8th grade students
Do you dream of being on America's Got Talent or competing on The Voice? Do you love to sing and want to perform? Then this Vocal Performance Workshop is for you! In this Workshop, you will learn the vocal techniques used in different musical styles, shape and strengthen your vocal instrument with breathing and singing exercises. Students will explore performance practices of interpretation, connection with the audience, stage movement, and microphone use; also, how to understand how to care and use your voice in healthy ways. Each participant will: (1) prepare a song for performance in the music style of their choice (2) perform the song in a workshop concert on the last day (3) take home a Vocal Performance Manual containing information and exercises learned during the Workshop. Come enjoy a week of singing and having fun as you develop your performance talents and skills!
Instructor: Thalina Marques, SAA-SDS Music Teacher and Voice Instructor
Dates/Times: July 24-28; 12:30-3:00
Young Artists' Studio
For rising 2nd-6th grade students
Join us for an art-making extravaganza! Campers will have the opportunity to explore several different forms of media including painting and printmaking. Each student will have vibrant masterpieces by the end of the week. Add a little creativity into your summer with this colorful camp!
Instructor: DeEtta Jones, SAA Upper School Art Teacher
Dates/Times: June 26-30; 9:00-11:30
Claymation/Stop-Motion Movie Making
For rising 5th-8th grade students
Participants will create several claymation/stop-motion movies. Some students create one complete video each day, while others create one longer video that takes multiple days. Students will learn basic techniques needed to create characters and amazing video clips by using a digital camera, computer, clay, drawings and toys. If you have a great imagination, this is the camp for you!
Instructor: Elizabeth Frank, Junior High Science Teacher
Dates & Times: July 24-28; 9:00-11:30