Chattanooga: Chattanooga Theatre Centre Summer Camps 2012

Chattanooga: Chattanooga Theatre Centre Summer Camps 2012

February 26th, 2012 in Camps And education 2011

Chattanooga Theatre Centre

400 River Street

Chattanooga, TN 37405

423-267-8534

Website: www.TheatreCentre.com

Boys, Girls, or Both: Both

Ages Represented: Rising kindergarten through 12th Grade

Programs Offered: Theatre (Acting, Improv, Comedy) and Dance

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre offers summer academies in an actual theatre. Designed for rising kindergarteners through high school, classes are conducted in one- to three-week units in half- and full-day sessions June 4 - Aug. 3. Instruction in acting, dance, creative play, improvisation, comedy and more are offered for beginners to accomplished artists. Many classes mount productions at the end of the session. After-care is also available. Back this summer: a three-week Performance Training: Musical Theatre Academy for grades 4 - 12. Summer Academies improve confidence, enhance team-building skills and teach cooperation while instilling an appreciation for the arts in participants that can last a lifetime.

Course Descriptions

Rising Kindergarten through 1st grades

One week half Day programs

9AM-Noon

Creative Play

June 4-8; July 30-August 3

$100

Our classes for young children are designed to build on their active imaginations while guiding them towards an understanding of how to portray characters in a story. In class, we play age-appropriate theatre games, use our bodies to create animals and other characters, hear stories and act them out. The week culminates in a short presentation.

Rising 1st through 3rd grades

One Week, extended day programs

9AM-3PM

Stories to Stage

$185

Each week we'll explore different kinds of stories, based on a weekly theme, and make a play out of them. Each week culminates in a short performance.

June 4-8, The Lion's Kingdom

The lions may sleep tonight, but when they wake, there's excitement and adventure awaiting them.

June 11-15, Fairies, Elves & Dwarves

Stories about these legendary creatures are filled with magic and mystery. We'll bring that magic to life!

June 18-22, At the Circus

There are a hundred and one stories about the animals and people of the Big Top.

June 25-29, Island Stories

The people of the islands live between the land and the water. We will tell their stories.

July 9-13, Once Upon a Time

The best stories happen Once Upon a Time.

July 16-20, Train Stories

Engines, cars and caboose! We'll act out stories about adventure and travel on the "Iron Horse."

July 23-27, Under the Moon

Many amazing stories happen with the sun goes down and the moon rises high.

July 30-August 3, Princess Potpourri

When you take the most famous princesses in fairytale land and put them together, the result is a great story.

August 6-10, The Bear Went Over the Mountain

Oh, the bear went over the mountain to see what he could see. What did he see? That's what the story is all about.

Rising 4th through 6th grades

One and two week, full day programs

9AM - 4PM

Acting Fundamentals

One week, June 4-8

$195

This course covers the basics of acting, movement for the stage, vocal expression and mental preparation, to help the young actor develop his talent to the fullest. This workshop is a must for the serious actor.

Character through Improv

One week, June 11-15

$195

Characterization is the foundation of all good acting. This session uses improvisation, physical, mental and emotional, to explore different characters and the process by which characters are created.

Creating Plays

Two weeks, June 18-29

The ultimate outcome of theatre is to create "the story well-told." This two-week workshop takes the participants through the process of developing, rehearsing and performing an original play. The end of this session culminates in a short performance.

Rising 7th through 12th grades

One and two week, full day programs

9AM-4PM

Acting Fundamentals

One week, June 4-8

$195

This course covers the basics of acting, movement for the stage, vocal expression and mental preparation, to help the young actor develop his talent to the fullest. This workshop is a must for the serious actor.

Comedy

Two week, June 11-22

$350

Play theatre games that will hone your skills at being creative on the spot, then use those skills to develop short comic sketches. There will be a presentation of work on the last day of class.

Character through Improv

One week, June 25-29

$195

Characterization is the foundation of all good acting. This session uses improvisation, physical, mental and emotional, to explore different characters and the process by which characters are created.

Rising 4-12th grades

One and three week, full day programs

Performance Training Academy: Musical Theatre

Three weeks, July 9-27

$500

This intensive, three week program gives students training in voice, movement, acting, and musical performance, while guiding them in the creation of an original musical, based on a classic story. If you love the theatre and want to know more about it, this is the one for you. Two performances on the last day of class.

Rising 4-7 grades

One Week programs

Improvisation

July 30-August 3

$195

Using improvisation games, students will learn to be creative on the spot. A good class for anyone wanting to improve their acting abilities or their presentation skills

Theatre Games

August 6-10

$195

Five days of play with a purpose. Theatre games are used to teach the valuable skills of stage work such as team building, communication, focus and creativity.

Rising 8-12 grades

One week programs

Acting Through the Ages

July 30 - August 3

$195

This class is for young people with an interest in further studies in theatre. Students will learn various theatre and acting styles from around the world and through the ages such as Greek tragedy, Commedia del' arte, Kabuki and the 'isms' of theatre.

Classic Cinema

August 6-10

$195

Every great movie director started as a great movie watcher. In order to hone the skills of a visual artist you must have a visual vocabulary from which you can draw new work. Much of our visual vocabulary is found in the cinema of the past hundred years. This class will involve the viewing and discussion of movies from the first fifty years of the film industry.

Dance Academy

One-week, half day sessions

$100

Rising 2-6 grades 9:00 AM-Noon

Rising 7-12 grades 1:00PM-4:00PM

Beginning Dance

June 25-29

Intermediate Dance

July 16-20

Summer Academy at Bright School

Musical Theatre

Rising 4-6 grades

June 4-15

$350

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre and the Chattanooga Girl's Choir team up at Bright School for a two-week musical theatre workshop. Work with a choreographer and musical director to create an original musical.

Creating Plays

Rising 3-5 grades

July 16-20

$350

The ultimate outcome of theatre is to create "the story well-told." This two-week workshop takes the participants through the process of developing, rehearsing and performing an original play. The end of this session culminates in a short performance.