to the 2015 Summer Camp @ DSA Class Descriptions

Join the ACT this SUMMER
With Denver School of the Arts!
Have you heard? DSA continues to offer affordable camps for students who want to explore the arts in a fun, safe, and creative environment! Choose from a variety of programs that fit into your summer schedule and enjoy the beauty of our campus and the knowledge of some of the best professionals around Denver! MORNING PROGRAMS 8:45am-­‐12pm JUST LIKE BROADWAY
June 8-12
rising 5-8th grade
$105
Learn the songs that make Broadway soar. All levels of ability are welcome so come discover your inner triple threat! The session culminates in a performance at 12pm the last day! This camp consistently fills up quickly so get your registration in early! BRAVO!
June 15-19
rising 5-8th grade
$105
For those who love musical theatre – and a totally different show then the previous session! All levels of ability are welcome so come discover your secret inner triple threat! The week culminates in a performance at 12pm the last day! This camp consistently fills up quickly so get your registration in early! LET’S PUT ON A SHOW
July 13-17
rising 3-5th grade
$105
A whirlwind session where we create an original show using the talents and creativity of those in the camp! The camp finishes with the world premiere of our own show at 12pm the last day! JUST LIKE BROADWAY jr.
July 20-24
rising 3-5th grade
$105
Learn the songs that make Broadway soar. All levels of ability are welcome so come discover your inner triple threat in our musical theatre session specifically designed for young performers! The week culminates in a performance at 12pm the last day! AFTERNOON PROGRAMS
12:30-2:30pm
TWIST A TALE
June 8-12
rising 3-5th grade
$85
Using our ideas and creativity we will create our own “new” version of a fairy tale with many different twists and turns! Our popular camp that tends to fill quickly so send in your registration as soon as you can or contact us to see if there is room! The week ends with our world premiere at 2:30pm! TALE & TWIST
June 15-19
rising 3-5th grade
$85
Same concept as Twist Using our ideas and creativity we will create our own “new” version of a fairy tale with many different twists and turns! Our popular camp that tends to fill quickly so send in your registration as soon as you can or contact us to see if there is room! The week ends with our world premiere at 2:30pm! SO YOU HAVE AN AUDITION?
July 13-17
rising 5-8th grade
$85
Learn how to ace your next audition: cold reads, how to dress, resumes, song selections, how to conquer a dance audition. You will end with practical tools you can use to make you the most prepared performer in the room. LET’S PUT ON A MUSICAL
July 20-24
rising 5-8th grade
$85
A whirlwind session where we create an original musical using popular songs and songs from the musical theatre plus the talents and creativity of those in the camp! The camp finishes with the world premiere of our own show at 2:30pm the last day! SPECIAL PROGRAMS
CREATIVE WRITING ESSENTIALS
June 11 & 12
9am-12pm rising 4th -6th grade
$55
June 11 & 12
1pm-4pm
rising 7th-12th grade
$55
Students will engage in multiple writing activities, from character development to poetic imagery, in order to learn the most important elements of literary craft. Students will have the opportunity to learn and practice myriad creative techniques to help their writing become more artistic, vivid, and imaginative. BEGINNING SEWING
June 15-19
12:30-4pm rising 6th grade- adult
$130
Looking to learn how to sew? You “kinda” know how to sew & want to improve your confidence behind the machine? Spend a week learning the basics of sewing for costuming, clothing, crafting and/or quilting. You will learn; basic hand and machine stitches, creating a sample book to take home for future reference, how the sewing machine works & how to maintain it, all the tools you will need to set up a home sewing area, and how to read & decipher a store bought pattern. You will complete two sewing projects, a hand sewn “plushy” and a machine sewn pair of pajama pants. ALL materials will be provided except the fabric for the pajama pants. This class is for the beginner sewer. No prior knowledge or experience required, just a great attitude & a desire to sew. Maximum 10 people per class. You will need to provide 3 yards (45”-­‐60” wide) cotton, cotton blend or flannel fabric. If you have any questions on fabric selection or places to buy fabric or about the class email Lara Kirksey at [email protected] VOCAL INTENSIVE
June 15-19 & 22-26
9am-3pm rising 6th- 12th grade
$210/week
A two-­‐week summer program for singers who are focused on jazz, contemporary a cappella, musical theater and/or classical music. Led by faculty with years of experience training young artists, this is a chance for you to explore your abilities, potential and strengthen your performance confidence. You will participate in audition and performance skills classes, coachings, diction, acting and song analysis, improvisation/scat, vocal percussion, ensemble and special master classes. You will also enjoy concerts/recitals by the faculty/guest artists. The program ends with an unforgettable gala performance. Students may take one week or both. 4 PROJECTS, 4 DAYS
June 22-25
12:30-4pm
rising 6th grade to adult
$130
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Day 1-­‐ You will sew your own Bow Tie (and learn how to tie a bow tie). Day 2-­‐ You will sew a “Newsie” news boy hat. Day 3-­‐ Using a moldable plastic material called Wonderflex, you will create small armor/jewelry pieces. Day 4-­‐ As an introduction to e-­‐textiles, you will create a light up masquerade mask using LED lights and conductive thread. This is a beginner/intermediate class. It makes a great second week to the Beginning Sewing class. You will need to know how to use a sewing machine. Maximum 10 people per class. For questions email Lara Kirksey at [email protected] SO YOU HAVE AN AUDITION?
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June 29
8:30am-3pm rising 4-6th grade
$60
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June 30
8:30am-3pm rising 5-8 grade
$60
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July 1
8:30am-3pm rising 9-12th grade
$60
Learn how to ace your next audition: cold reads, how to dress, resumes, song selections, how to conquer a dance audition. You will end with practical tools you can use to make you the most prepared performer in the room. HATMAKING
July 6-9
12:30-4pm
rising 6th grade to adult
$130
Outfit yourself for the Renaissance Fair, Comic Con, Cosplay, Fascinator or just ‘cause. Come spend a week designing & building hats. This class will be based on the book FROM THE NECK UP, AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO HATMAKING By Denise Dreher. The class will cover the basic parts of a hat and all the elements that go into constructing the hat of your choice using bukram, fabric and trims. We will also learn about the design elements and process in the design and construction of your hat. ALL materials & tools will be provided for this class. This is a beginner/intermediate class. Basic machine & hand sewing skills needed. Maximum 10 people per class. For questions email Lara Kirksey at [email protected] BEGINNING SEWING
July 13-17
12:30-4pm
rising 6th grade to adult
$130
Looking to learn how to sew? You “kinda” know how to sew & want to improve your confidence behind the machine? Spend a week learning the basics of sewing for costuming, clothing, crafting and/or quilting. You will learn; basic hand and machine stitches, creating a sample book to take home for future reference, how the sewing machine works & how to maintain it, all the tools you will need to set up a home sewing area, and how to read & decipher a store bought pattern. You will complete two sewing projects, a hand sewn “plushy” and a machine sewn pair of pajama pants. ALL materials will be provided except the fabric for the pajama pants. This class is for the beginner sewer. No prior knowledge or experience required, just a great attitude & a desire to sew. Maximum 10 people per class. You will need to provide 3 yards (45”-­‐60” wide) cotton, cotton blend, flannel fabric. If you have any questions on fabric selection or places to buy fabric or about the class email Lara Kirksey at [email protected] CORSET WORKSHOP
July 20-23
12:30-4pm
rising 9th grade to adult
$175
Outfit yourself for the Renaissance Fair, Comic Con, Cosplay or just ‘cause. Come spend a week designing & building a Victorian corset complete with boning, busks & lacing…. oh my! We have quite the selection of fabrics & trims to help you create your masterpiece. ALL materials & tools will be provided for this adventure. This is an intermediate class. You need to have basic sewing machine skills & hand sewing skills. Maximum 10 people per class. If you have any questions about skill level or would like to provide your own fabric choice email Lara Kirksey at [email protected] If you have any questions contact Brandon Becker at [email protected] OR call 720-­‐424-­‐1810. FAQ’S What does rising 5th grade mean? If your child with be a 5th grader during the 2014-­‐2015 school year they are considered a rising 5th grader. So, in essence we are asking what grade your child will be in next year. If there is a camp in the morning and a camp in the afternoon that my child is able to take – can they stay and have lunch at DSA? Absolutely! You will need to provide your own sack lunch, but there will be supervision for those staying the ½ hour in between camps. Can my child take Summer Camps @ DSA AND the DSA Summer of Arts program? Absolutely! If your child is a rising 3rd-­‐5th grader they can easily take a morning camp with us (Summer Camps @ DSA) and then the afternoon program with DSA Summer of Arts if the schedule allows. You will need to fill out separate registration forms for both camps and pay separately; however, there will be staff on site to transition students from one camp to the other and oversee lunch if a child is doing both camps. May I pay with a credit card? At this time we are not able to accept credit card payments, but you are free to either mail your check or drop it by the main office during normal business hours (Mon-­‐Fri 8am-­‐3:30pm). Who teaches the camps? Our faculty/staff is a combination of DSA’s teaching faculty and a variety of guest artists that often teach at DSA or at many of the premiere educational and theatrical institutions in the Denver area. Where is DSA located? We are located on the corner of Montview and Quebec just south of Stapleton, across from Johnson & Wales. There is plenty of parking available, and although drop-­‐off and pick-­‐up areas will change depending on the camp and/or the schools schedule there is easy access from both Montview and/or Quebec. Is there more paperwork? Nope! Once you receive your confirmation email you are ready to go! Just show up on the first day of camp and we will tell you where drop off/pick up will happen for that camp. You should also receive an email about one week before the camp starts with specifics on what to bring, what to wear, etc.