SUMMER 2014 About CCT Academy Academy Classes Camps Columbus Children’s Theatre (CCT) is serving up its biggest summer ever! Through exciting new partnerships with central Ohio organizations, CCT is able to offer something for students of nearly all ages every single week in one of our 14 convenient summer locations. Flip through to find an exciting class or camp each week for the budding young performer in your family. You can receive up to 10% off in multi-class discounts! New This Summer Camps and classes offered at McConnell Arts Center, The Jewish Community Center, Welsh Hills School and Columbus School for Girls Major in Acting or Musical Theatre in the Young Adult Theatrical Academy’s College Preparatory Summer Intensive Half a dozen brand new camps including “Multimedia Performance” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” Even more classes and camps for Pre-K students Look Inside! Follow our Step-By-Step Guide to start planning a summer of fun and theatre education! Parents can find out more about what to expect by visiting www.ColumbusChildrensTheatre.org and downloading the Parent Handbook. 1 STEP 1 ACADEMY SCHEDULE Find the classes each week that are appropriate for your age group WEEK ONE June 2 – 6 Fun With Dr. Seuss Reynoldsburg 10:15 – 11am Pre-K (minimum age 3) Acting Essentials CCT Studios 9:30 – 11:30am Entering 4th & 5th Grade Multimedia Performance Camp McConnell Arts Center (partnership with MAC) 9am – 5pm Entering 6th & 7th Grade WEEK TWO June 9 – 13 Introduction to Theatre Half Day Camp Reynoldsburg 1 – 4pm Entering Kindergarten & 1st Grade American Girl Theme Half Day Camp Dublin 9am – 12pm Entering 2nd & 3rd Grade The Stories of Oz Half Day Camp Hilliard 9am – 12:30pm Entering 4th & 5th Grade Acting Intensive Grove City 10am – 12pm Entering 6th & 7th Grade Acting I CCT Studios 9:30 – 11:45am Entering 8th -12th Grade College Prep Majors Week One CCT Studios 9:30am – 4pm Entering 8th – 12th Grade WEEK THREE June 16–20 WEEK FOUR June 23–27 Zoom! Fairytale Magic Columbus Museum of Art (partnership with CMA) 9am – 12pm Pre-K (minimum age 3) Hilliard, 9 – 9:45am Pre-K (minimum age 3) Party Down! Dublin, 10 – 11am Entering Kindergarten & 1st Grade Columbus Museum of Art (partnership with CMA) 1 – 4pm Entering Kindergarten & 1st Grade Theatre Performance Camp Week One Jewish Community Center 9am – 3:30pm Entering 1st through 8th Grade Annie Grove City 10 – 11:30am Entering Kindergarten & 1st Grade Superheroes New Albany 10am – 12pm Entering 2nd & 3rd Grade Hogwarts Summer Day Camp Theatre Performance Camp Week Two Jewish Community Center 9am – 3:30pm Entering 1st through 8th Grade Dancing Damsels & Dramatic Dragons Half Day Camp (with BalletMet) BalletMet East 9am – 12pm Ages 5 – 7 Beginning Acting Hilliard 10:15am – 12:15pm Entering 2nd & 3rd Grade Stories of Oz Half Day Camp Welsh Hills School (Granville) 9am – 12pm Entering 1st – 4th Grade Broadway Boot Camp Park St. Theatre 9am – 5pm Entering 2nd – 5th Grade Columbus School for Girls 8:45am – 12:30pm Entering 4th – 8th Grade Acting Essentials Broadway Boot Camp New Albany 12:30 – 2:30pm Entering 4th & 5th Grade Welsh Hills School (Granville) 12:30 – 3:30pm Entering 5th – 8th Grade Musical Theatre Day Camp (Beginners) Diary of A Wimpy Kid Day Camp Upper Arlington 9am – 4pm (ends at 1pm on Firday) Entering 6th – 9th Grade Reynoldsburg 9am – 5pm Entering 4th & 5th Grade Acting II CCT Studios 9:30 – 11:45am Entering 8th – 12th Grade College Prep Majors Week Two CCT Studios 9:30am – 4pm Entering 8th – 12th Grade 2 Junie B Jones Musical Theatre Day Camp (Intermediate/Advanced) Upper Arlington 9am – 4pm (ends at 1pm on Friday) Entering 6th – 9th Grade Acting III CCT Studios, 9:30 – 11:45am Entering 8th – 12th Grade College Prep Majors Week Three CCT Studios, 9:30am – 4pm Entering 8th – 12th Grade WEEK FIVE June 30–July 3 Acting IV CCT Studios 9:30 – 11:45am (No Friday) Entering 8th – 12th Grade College Prep Majors Week Four CCT Studios (No Friday) Entering 8th – 12th Grade WEEK SIX July 7 – 11 WEEK SEVEN July 14 – 18 WEEK EIGHT July 21–25 Broadway Boot Camp Singing for the Stage The Littlest Performer New Albany 9am – 12pm Entering Kindergarten & 1st Grade New Albany 10 – 11:30am Entering 1st & 2nd Grade Grove City 2:45 – 3:30pm Pre-K (minimum age 3) Sing It Out! Singing for the Stage New Albany 12 – 2pm Entering 2nd & 3rd Grade Hilliard 9 – 10:30am Entering 1st & 2nd Grade Broadway Boot Camp Sing It Out! CCT Studios 9:30am – 12:30pm Entering 4th & 5th Grade Hilliard 10:45am – 12:45pm Entering 2nd & 3rd Grade CCT Live! Hogwarts Half Day Camp Broadway Boot Camp New Albany 1 – 4pm Entering 2nd & 3rd Grade Let’s Put On A Play Columbus Museum of Art 1 – 4pm Entering 4th & 5th Grade Audition Boot Camp Hilliard 9am – 12:30pm Entering 6th & 7th Grade Camp ROCK Upper Arlington 9am – 4pm (ends at 1pm on Friday) Entering 8th – 12th Grade Improvisation I CCT Studios 4 – 6pm Entering 8th – 12th Grade Summer Youth Performance Conservatory Week One Park St. Theatre 9am – 5pm Ages 10 – 15 Reynoldsburg 1 – 3pm Entering 6th & 7th Grade Acting I CCT Studios 12:30 – 2:30pm Entering 8th – 12th Grade Summer Youth Performance Conservatory Week Two Park St. Theatre 9am – 5pm Ages 10 – 15 Columbus School for Girls 8:45am – 12:30pm Entering 4th & 5th Grade Acting Intensive CCT Studios 10am – 12pm Entering 6th & 7th Grade Acting II CCT Studios 12:30 – 2:30pm Entering 8th – 12th Grade Summer Youth Performance Conservatory Week Three Park St. Theatre 9am – 5pm Ages 10 – 15 WEEK NINE July 28–Aug 1 WEEK TEN Aug 4–8 Stories of Oz Half Day Camp Pinkalicious Half Day Camp New Albany 9am – 12pm Entering Kindergarten & 1st Grade Reynoldsburg 9am – 12pm Entering Kindergarten & 1st Grade Beginning Acting Triple Threat Half Day Camp (Partnership with BalletMet) Grove City 10am – 12pm Entering 2nd & 3rd Grade Dancing Theatre Tales (Partnership with BalletMet) McConnell Arts Center 9am – 12pm Ages 5 – 7 Broadway Boot Camp New Albany 1pm – 4pm Entering 6th & 7th Grade McConnell Arts Center Two Sessions! 9am – 12pm or 1pm – 4pm Ages 8 – 11 Making Movies Dublin 9am – 5pm Entering 6th & 7th Grade Summer Youth Performance Conservatory Week Four Park St. Theatre 9am – 5pm Ages 10 – 15 3 STEP 2 CLASS & CAMP DESCRIPTIONS Read about the individual classes and camps to choose the best fit! Classes are listed alphabetically for your convenience. Acting Essentials Acting IV This class goes beyond the basics. Students will take a look into what makes a character tick, learn to embody a character and believably become someone else. This essential class is encouraged for students of all levels. The core acting classes round out with this scene-study intensive class. Acting IV covers applied acting and improvisation techniques, and exploration into classical theatre and Shakespeare. Prerequisite: Acting III. Entering 4th & 5th Grade: June 2–6 / 9:30–11:30am / CCT Studios / $99 Entering 8th–12th Grade: June 30–July 3 / 9:30–11:45am / CCT Studios / $110 Entering 4th & 5th Grade: June 16–20 / 12:30–2:30pm / New Albany / $99 Acting Intensive An advanced approach to acting basics, this class focuses on the training of imagination, expanding the mind and body, and an introduction to the Stanislavski acting method through monologues and scene study. This is a prerequisite to many other classes. This advanced acting approach introduces in depth script analysis and partnered scene work. This class is perfect for those who have already taken Beginning Acting and Acting Essentials and are looking for something deeper. New actors are welcome to join as well. Our teachers provide individual attention to students so everyone will be up to speed. Entering 8th–12th Grade: June 9–13 / 9:30–11:45am / CCT Studios / $110 Entering 6th & 7th Grade: June 9–13 / 10am–12pm / Grove City / $99 Entering 8th–12th Grade: July 14–18 / 12:30–2:30pm / CCT Studios / $110 Entering 6th & 7th Grade: July 21–25 / 10am–12pm / CCT Studios / $99 Acting I Acting II This movement-based acting class includes an introduction to Viewpoints acting method, training the body to react with the mind, physical characterization, and advanced monologue and scene study. Prerequisite: Acting I or by audition. Please visit www.ColumbusChildrensTheatre.org for audition details. Entering 8th–12th Grade: June 16–20 / 9:30–11:45am / CCT Studios / $110 Entering 8th - 12th Grade: July 21–25 / 12:30–2:30pm / CCT Studios / $110 Acting III This advanced acting class explores the Meisner acting technique, objectives/tactics training, and collegiate/professional audition technique. Prerequisite: Acting II or by audition. Please visit www.ColumbusChildrensTheatre.org for audition details. Entering 8th–12th Grade: June 23–27 / 9:30–11:45am / CCT Studios / $110 4 American Girl Theme Half Day Camp Students will explore the wonderful American Girl stories on stage. Campers are invited to bring their dolls and American Girl belongings and discover the exciting adventures of the girls. At the end of the week, the camp will share what they have learned in a fun and memorable Share Day performance. Who knew history could be this much fun? This themed camp is not associated with or endorsed by the American Girl brand or store. Audition Boot Camp Especially designed to help you get the role of your dreams! In this vigorous training camp, students will learn about key aspects of auditioning for theatre. By the end, they will be ready to tackle their next audition with the chops of a pro! Students will learn two contrasting monologues, create a professional-looking resume, have a great quality headshot, and the skills needed to master a cold reading. Entering 6th & 7th Grade: July 7–11 / 9am–12:30pm / Hilliard / $150 Beginning Acting Calling all aspiring young actors! This popular acting class will teach students what it takes to become an actor. Learn basic theatre terminology, what goes into a production, how to build a scene and a character and how to conquer stage fright. Students will also learn about the audition process and how they can do their best at the next audition Entering 2nd & 3rd Grade: Hilliard / June 23–27 / 10:15am–12:15pm / $99 Entering 2nd & 3rd Grade: Grove City / July 28–Aug 1 / 10am–12pm / $99 Broadway Boot Camp This half day camp is perfect for beginning and intermediate performers. Students will learn important fundamentals of acting, singing and dancing and develop the confidence needed to take the stage in a musical. Entering 4th–8th Grade: Columbus School for Girls / June 23–27 / 8:45am–12:30pm / $200 Entering 2nd & 3rd Grade June 9–13 / 9am–12pm / Dublin / $150 Entering 5th–8th Grade: Welsh Hills School / June 23–27 / 12:30–3:30pm / $150 Annie Entering Kindergarten & 1stGrade: New Albany / July 7–11 / 9am–12pm / $150 The story of little orphan Annie is one of Broadway’s best. Students learn acting and singing skills as they learn and perform the story of the lively kid in search of her loving parents. Full of quirky characters and memorable music, this class will keep everyone singing and smiling all week long. Entering Kindergarten & 1st Grade: Grove City / June 16–20 / 10–11:30am / $94 Entering 2nd & 3rd Grade: New Albany / July 7–11 / 1–4pm / $150 Entering 4th & 5th Grade: CCT Studios / July 14–18 / 9:30am–12:30pm / $150 Entering 6th & 7th Grade: New Albany / July 28–Aug 1 / 1–4pm / $150 Don’t forget to check out the Summer Intensive Programs on page 7 All classes are Monday through Friday for one week unless otherwise noted. Camp ROCK! Have you ever wanted to sing or play in a REAL rock band? In this camp, students will learn from some of Columbus’ finest musicians how to play guitar, bass, drums and keyboards or even how to sing like a superstar! No experience is necessary. We will group students with similar ability. This camp will cover performance, basic notation and tablature, stage presence and style, rhythm, harmony, songwriting, basic recording techniques, microphone techniques, history of rock, rock musicals, and the business of rock. One-on-one and group lessons will be offered for each instrument including vocals. Students can bring their own equipment or we can provide an instrument to borrow. Special appearances by touring and recording artists during the week—don’t miss a moment! Registration for Camp Rock in Upper Arlington is handled exclusively through the City of Upper Arlington. Please call (614) 583-5300 to register. Entering 8th–12th Grade: July 7–11 / 9am–4pm (Mon-Thurs), 9am–1pm (Fri) Amelita Mirolo Barn, Upper Arlington $250 UA Residents, $300 Non-Residents CCT Live! Do you love making people laugh? Have you ever wondered how actors create hilarious skits? In this exciting class students will learn the basics of sketch comedy and have a chance to create their own original material. Practice the skills that make an improvised scene click and develop teamwork skills on the stage. Put it all together for a “variety show” Share Day friends and family won’t want to miss. Entering 6th & 7th Grade: Reynoldsburg / July 14–18 / 1–3pm / $99 College Prep Majors Please see “Summer Intensive Programs” on page 7. Entering 8th–12th Grade Dancing Damsels and Dramatic Dragons 1/2 Day Camp In partnership with BalletMet Join CCT and BalletMet for an amazing fairytale adventure! Each day the BalletMet Dance Instructors and CCT Teaching Artists will have all sorts of fun activities in store for campers. Throughout this five-day adventure, they will learn to sing, act and dance while creating a performance like no other. Ages 5–7: BalletMet East / June 23–27 / 9am–12pm / $150 Dancing Theatre Tales In partnership with BalletMet Ballet dancers tell a story by dancing with their bodies. Actors tell a story using their voice to say words. In this class, we do both! Get the best of both worlds in this fun-filled camp from BalletMet and CCT. Students will select their favorite fairytales and retell the story in a unique multi-genre performance presentation on the last day of camp. Ages 5–7: McConnell Arts Center / July 28–Ag 1 / 9am–12pm / $150 Diary of A Wimpy Kid Join Greg Heffley as he finds himself in a new school surrounded by other kids who are tall, mean and already shaving. Following Jeff Kinney’s popular book series, students will learn to embody believable characters and translate the words on the page to life on the stage. Entering 4th & 5th Grade: Reynoldsburg / June 23–27 / 9am–5pm / $275 Fairytale Magic Inspired by classic fairytales, students in this class will learn to embody their favorite characters through theatrics, games and imagination activities. Pre-K (minimum age 3): Hilliard / June 23–27 / 9–9:45am / $80 Fun With Dr. Seuss This class introduces basic storytelling skills using a series of Dr. Seuss stories as a foundation. We will focus on creating characters, using mime and gesture to express emotion and conflict, and utilizing our imaginations to recreate famous characters of Dr. Seuss. Pre-K (minimum age 3): Reynoldsburg / June 2–6 / 10:15–11am / $80 Hogwarts Half Day Camp In partnership with Columbus School for Girls Hogwarts Summer Day Camp It wouldn’t be a summer at CCT without a trip to The Hogwarts School of Wizardry. Participants in this fun camp spend the week learning theatrical lore and casting dramatic spells as they build acting skills and confidence. Be prepared for a magical experience on the final day when the class performs a Hogwarts Share Day that would make even J.K. Rowling proud. Bring a lunch and snack (no nut products please). Sign up early—this camp is always popular. Entering 2nd through 5th Grade: Park St. Theatre / June 16–20 / 9am–5pm / $275 Improvisation I Improvisation applies to all aspects of theatre. First in the basic improv series, this class analyzes the building blocks of scenic improvisation based on the work of Del Close and Charna Halpern including starting scenes, relationships, and object/environment work through two person scenes and games. Entering 8th–12th Grade: CCT Studios / July 7–11 / 4–6pm / $99 Introduction to Theatre Half Day Camp In this new and exciting half day camp, students will learn about all aspects of theatre including history, stage directions, vocal projection and character creation. On the last day of camp, students will get a chance to show off their new skills in their own Share Day performance. Entering Kindergarten & 1st Grade: Reynoldsburg / June 9–13 / 1–4pm / $150 Junie B. Jones This summer CCT invites you to spend a week with Junie B. Jones! Meet new friends and create Junie B. stories with your favorite characters and adventures. You will learn new acting skills and discover what it takes to put on a play as you prepare and rehearse your own special Share Day show. Entering Kindergarten & 1st Grade: Dublin / June 23–27 / 10–11am / $85 Students will spend the week learning theatrical lore and casting dramatic spells as they build acting skills and confidence. Be prepared for a magical experience on the final day when the class performs a Hogwarts Share Day that would make even J.K. Rowling proud. Entering 4th & 5th Grade: Cols School for Girls / July 21–25 / 8:45am–12:30pm / $200 5 Let’s Put On A Play Students will spend the afternoon swapping stories and creating characters in this challenging (but fun) course! We will explore creative writing, physical comedy and voice acting while developing our own original play. No one will want to miss the super Share Day performance on the final day of class. Entering 4th & 5th Grade: Columbus Museum of Art / July 7–11 / 1pm–4pm / $150 The Littlest Performer This 45 minute class is a wonderful opportunity to expose your little one to and involve them in the exciting world of performing arts. Students will learn expression through several performance mediums including theatre, music and dance. Pre-K (minimum age 3): Grove City / July 21–25 / 2:45–3:30pm / $80 Making Movies Camp Students will work together as actors, directors, editors, special effects artists and script writers to put together an original horror movie. We will learn and execute all aspects of film production from start to finish. Tuition includes $10 supply fee. Don’t forget to pack a lunch! 6th & 7th Grade: Dublin / Aug 4–8 / 9am–5pm / $285 Multimedia Performance Camp In partnership with McConnell Arts Center This incredible new camp will bring theatre and technology together. Learn about acting, animation and interactive theatre from the pros at Columbus Children’s Theatre and The McConnell Arts Center. Register early as space is limited. Don’t forget to pack a lunch! 6th & 7th Grade: McConnell Arts Center / June 2–6 / 9am–5pm / $275 Musical Theatre Day Camp In Partnership with the City of Upper Arlington Attention Broadway-Bound stars! Presented in partnership with Columbus Children’s Theatre, this day camp is a great experience in musical theatre for young performers of all levels. Students will learn important fundamentals of acting and singing as they develop the confidence to take the stage. Explore the musical experience from audition to performance, learn tricks of the trade, and put new skills into action at a showcase on the last day of camp. These camps are an awesome opportunity to take every student’s performance to the next level. Week one is for beginning students, with little or no experience, and week two is for advanced students who have some theatre experience. Registration for Musical Theatre Day Camp in Upper Arlington is handled exclusively through the City of Upper Arlington. Please call (614) 583-5300 to register. Entering 6th – 9th Grade: Week One (Beginner): June 16–20 / 9am–4pm (M-R), 9am–1pm (F) Week Two (Intermediate/Advanced): June 23–27 / 9am–4pm (M-R)), 9am–1pm (F) Amelita Mirolo Barn, Upper Arlington $250 UA Residents, $300 Non-Residents Party Down! In partnership with Columbus Museum of Art Students will explore birthday party traditions from all over the world, then throw a giant birthday party for friends and family. Amidst sing-a-longs and cake building, they’ll create noise makers and candle paintings, while creating a giant collage of their own party experiences. Registration for this ½ day camp is handled exclusively through the Columbus Museum of Art. Please call (614) 629-5940 or visit www. ColumbusMuseum.org for more information and to register. Entering Kindergarten & 1st Grade: CMA / June 16–20 / 1pm–4pm / $120 CMA Members, $140 Non-Members 6 Pinkalicious Half Day Camp Based on the hugely popular book, this class will make participants think pink as they explore creative drama and imagination. Hear the hilarious story of Pinkalicious, the girl whose love of pink cupcakes turned her pink from head to toe. Entering Kindergarten & 1st Grade: Reynoldsburg / Aug 4–8 / 9am–12pm / $150 Sing It Out! Come learn the basics of performing in a stage musical and begin to build the skills and habits of a professional performer. Students will sing classic theatre songs and practice important vocal techniques that make good singers great! Add some choreography (and lots of fun) and this will be a class not to be missed. 2nd graders can get twice the fun and education by packing a lunch and taking this class back to back with Singing for the Stage! Entering 2nd & 3rd Grade: New Albany / July 14–18 / 12–2pm / $105 Entering 2nd & 3rd Grade: Hilliard / July 21–25 / 10:45am–12:45pm / $105 Singing for the Stage It’s never too early to start singing! This fun and educational class will help students learn the important techniques of a great singer. They will pick up some tricks of the trade and begin to develop the confidence it takes to belt out the tunes onstage. This class is always popular, so sign up early! Entering 1st & 2nd Grade: New Albany / July 14–18 / 10–11:30am / $99 Entering 1st & 2nd Grade: Hilliard / July 21–25 / 9–10:30am / $99 The Stories of Oz Half Day Camp Follow the Yellow Brick with Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion as they go on their quest for what their hearts most desire. Sing songs, perform scenes and act out your favorite parts of this classic tale. Entering 4th & 5th Grade: Hilliard / June 9–13 / 9am–12:30pm / $150 Summer Youth Performance Conservatory Please see “Summer Intensive Programs” below. Ages 10 –15 Theatre Performance Camp Please see “Summer Intensive Programs” below. Entering 1st - 4th Grade: Welsh Hills School / June 23–27 / 9am–12pm / $150 Entering 1st – 8th Grade Entering Kindergarten & 1st Grade: New Albany / July 28–Aug 1 / 9am–12pm / $150 Triple Threat Half Day Camp (Ages 8-11) Superheroes It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s YOU! Come to this class and create your own super secret identity. You will build your acting skills while creating original characters and stories on the stage. The sky is the limit for your creativity. So, grab a friend and fly, jump or teleport on over. In this half day camp with CCT and BalletMet, students will explore all the skills of a Triple Threat: singing, dancing and acting. Not only will they learn the basics of stage presence, scene work and audition skills, but by the time the class is over students will be able to act, dance and sing their way across the stage. Entering 2nd & 3rd Grade: New Albany / June 16–20 / 10am–12pm / $99 Ages 8–11 / McConnell Arts Center / Aug 4–8 / 9am-12pm / $150 Zoom! In partnership with Columbus Museum of Art Preschoolers will explore movement through creative play, exploring materials, and discovering moving works of art. They’ll make prints with auto parts, create a race course for their box cars, and send objects flying on their homemade mobiles. Registration for this half day camp is handled exclusively through the Columbus Museum of Art. Please call (614) 629-5940 or visit www. ColumbusMuseum.org for more information and to register. Pre-K (minimum age 3) / CMA / June 16–20 / 9am–12pm / $120 CMA Members, $140 Non-Members Ages 8–11 / McConnell Arts Center / Aug 4–8 / 1–4pm / $150 Summer Intensive PROGRAMS Theatre Performance Camp Summer Youth Performance Conservatory College Preparatory Major Program June 16 – 27 Entering 1st–8th Grade July 7 – August 10 Ages 1 –15 June 9 – July 3 Entering 8th – 12th Grade A two week day camp! Campers will spend two weeks working with professional actors from the Columbus Children’s Theatre. They will explore all aspects of creating a first rate-performance including acting, singing, dancing, script writing, set and costume designing and directing. These skills will culminate in a world premiere of an original variety show performed for the community and all other JCC campers. A Nationally Recognized Program! The College Preparatory Major Program is part of CCT’s Young Adult Theatrical Academy. The curriculum is modeled closely after critically acclaimed B.F.A. Acting programs. Students will choose from major areas of study: Acting or Musical Theatre. Registration is handled exclusively through the Jewish Community Center. Call (614) 559-6279 or visit columbusjcc.org/summer-camps/specialty-camps/ to register. Kosher lunch and snack provided each day. Camp Dates and Times: June 16–27, Mon-Fri, 9am–3:30pm Performances: Thursday, June 26th at 7 pm, Friday, June 27th 11 am and 1 pm. Location: Jewish Community Center Tuition Fee: $630/JCC Members, $730/Non-Members CCT’s Summer Youth Conservatory is an in depth training program for musical theatre actors ages 10–15. Each day begins with acting and dance classes followed by rehearsal for a very special two week run of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods JR. on the CCT stage. Additionally, the Summer Youth Performance Conservatory will travel to Atlanta, GA January 16-19, 2015 to perform and compete at the Junior Theatre Festival. The Junior Theatre Festival is not included in tuition. Please anticipate an added expense of $350-$500 for the trip. Acceptance into the Summer Youth Performance Conservatory is by audition only. Auditions do not require registration. Roles will be assigned the first week of conservatory. Auditions: April 13 & 14 Details available at www.ColumbusChildrensTheatre.org Conservatory Dates and Times: July 7 – July 29, Mon–Fri, 9am - 5pm Performances: July 30 –Aug 10 (16 performances) Location: Park St. Theatre Tuition Fee: $500 Students will receive training in all leading methods of acting including Stanislavski, Meisner and Viewpoints. Elective classes consist of voice acting, stage combat, musical pedagogy, business, stage management, design, and guided rehearsal hours. Additionally, each student will have a weekly private acting or voice lesson with one of CCT’s highly qualified private instructors. Private lessons will be 30 minutes once a week between the hours of 4pm and 6pm. This program is perfect for all skill and experience levels. Space is very limited, so sign up quickly. Dates and Times: June 9 –July 3, Mon-Fri, 9:30am – 4pm + weekly private lesson time Location: CCT Studios Tuition Fee: $750 – a $950 value 7 STEP 3 KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT Learn how classes are broken down and get answers to frequently asked questions Core Acting Classes Frequently Asked Questions Beginning with 2nd grade, each grade level has a core acting class. These classes can and should be taken multiple times as each experience is a bit different. As with any sport, instrument or school subject, practice makes perfect! Look for the “Core Class badge.” How do I know if I’m registered? You will receive a confirmation email. This will be your only confirmation. Please be sure to check spam and trash folders. Emails will come from [email protected] How are classes broken down? What do I bring? Students are encouraged to dress for movement – this should be dance or gym wear. Students must wear closed-toed shoes – no flip flops or sandals will be permitted. Please send a water bottle with your student. For full-day camps, please send a lunch. No nut products, please. Food and snack is only permitted in full-day camps unless specific dietary needs are explained upon registration. Pre-Kindergarten Classes (minimum age 3) These classes are designed to get the creative juices flowing at a very early age. They promote self-expression through exploration and discovery of the world around the child. Creative Drama Classes (Kindergarten & 1st Grade) These classes provide an introduction to theatre basics. By using familiar topics and stories, students will learn to recreate characters. Creative Drama is an improvisational, process-centered form of drama. It encourages creativity, selfexpression, communication and confidence. This method educates as well as entertains and engages the students. Root Classes (2nd & 3rd Grade) These classes focus on Creative Drama and Creative Writing and promote social awareness, communication, teamwork and creativity while teaching important theatrical terminology and how to work with a script. Foundation Classes (4th & 5th Grade) These classes take a more in-depth approach to acting, moving from ensemble to partner and solo work. Students can expect further exploration of character development, acting method, script analysis, memorization and audition prep. Essential Classes (6th & 7th Grade) These classes offer the addition of an introduction to the business side of theatre including self-promotion, auditioning, building a resume and selecting a headshot. Students will work to develop their voice and gain confidence in their movements while exploring various acting and performance theories and popular techniques. Young Adult Theatrical Academy (8th–12th Grade) These classes provide extensive training in acting and technical production. Experienced performers and educators provide a conservatory-style foundation for college bound actors, directors and designers. 8 Who do I contact for absences? To report an absence, please email [email protected] Is a class full? Our online registration system will list all full and/or closed classes on the first page of the registration form. When does registration end? Registration ends at 5pm, five business days prior to the first class. Is financial aid available? Yes! Financial aid applications may be downloaded from CCT’s website. Application must be received at least 3 weeks prior to the class for which you are applying. How do I register? It’s easy! See the next page of this brochure for details. STEP 4 REGISTER ONLINE It’s quick, easy and green! www.ColumbusChildrensTheatre.org/Classes Online registration has never been easier. Simply visit the registration page to view all upcoming classes. At the time of registration, you will even be able to order CCT merchandise such as a t-shirt or water bottle! Registration and confirmation will all be done via email. Please be sure to enter your email address correctly. Sometimes our emails are automatically filtered as spam or trash. Please be sure to add [email protected] to your list of approved email contacts. Would you rather register by mail? This option is still available. Simply visit the same web address listed above and click on “Register By Mail” to download and print a registration form. Again, all confirmations and correspondence will be sent via email. other Cool cct offerings Sign up Today Audition Workshops The last minute panic often involved in preparing for an audition can be stressful and have a negative effect on an actor’s audition. Luckily CCT is here to help. The week before each CCT audition, we offer a chance for hopeful actors to try-out their audition material with our Teaching Artists. These affordable workshops ($15-$25 for students, $20-$30 for adults) are open to all actors interested in auditioning for each of our shows—that’s right, even adults. All workshops will be held at CCT Studios, 177 East Naghten Street. Summer Youth Conservatory Presents Private Lessons: Musical Instruments, Singing and Acting!! Looking for some one-on-one training? Look no further! We offer weekly private lessons from a variety of experienced instructors in CCT’s new second floor classroom space. Registration is easy using our online form. Simply visit our website, click on “Classes”, and then click “Private Lessons.” On our website you will be able to learn about our qualified private instructors and select the best one to fit your needs. Current offerings: Voice, Acting, Piano, Flute and more! Check the website often for new instruments! Register online at: www.ColumbusChildrensTheatre.org Workshop Audition Thursday, APR 13 & 14 Apr 10 Into the Woods, Jr. 6:30–9:30pm $25 (ages 10-15) Pre-Professional Company presents MAY 15 Hairspray Thursday, 6:30 –9:30 pm $25 (ages 16–Undergrad) Performance JUL 30 – AUG 10 Park St Theatre 512 Park St Conservatory Begins: July 7 Park St Theatre 512 Park St MAY 19 & 20 Park St Theatre 512 Park St First Rehearsal: May 26 JUL 5–20 Park St Theatre 512 Park St Online registration is quick and easy. 9 Columbus Children’s Theatre (CCT) Office & Studios 177 E. Naghten Street Columbus CCT’s Park Street Theatre 512 Park Street Columbus Dublin unique summer Locations Amelita Mirolo Barn 4395 Carriage Hall Lane Upper Arlington BalletMet East Reynoldsburg Summit Road High School 8579 Summit Road Reynoldsburg Dublin Community Recreation Center 5600 Post Road Dublin Columbus Museum of Art Grove City Columbus School for Girls The Kingston School/ Grove City Parks & Rec. 3226 Kingston Ave Grove City Hilliard Harmony Artistic Center 3979 Parkway Lane Hilliard New Albany 480 East Broad Street Columbus 56 S. Columbia Avenue Bexley The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. 1125 College Ave Bexley JCC New Albany 150 E. Dublin Granville Rd New Albany McConnell Arts Center Reynoldsburg Welsh Hills School J.A.Z. Dance & More 7354 French Drive Reynoldsburg Season Sponsors Class Locations 777 Evening Street Worthington 2610 Newark Granville Road Granville Coming Soon CCT’s Summer Season Line Up Help other students take a class by donating to the CCT Angel Fund. CCT strives to make its Academy classes available to all students. The CCT Angel Fund is used to help provide financial assistance to families who otherwise cannot afford to take our classes. By donating a few extra dollars, you can help other children learn acting skills, make new friends and gain confidence. Please donate using the line provided on our online registration form. Add these great CCT accessories to your order! Proceeds benefit the CCT Angel Fund. 10 Water Bottles $6 T-Shirts $12 Cinch Sacks $15 Hoodies $30 SUMMER SEASON Hairspray July 5–20, 2014 Into the Woods, Jr. July 30–August 10, 2014 Registration & Confirmation Class registration is taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. See Step 4 on page 9 for details about registering your student. Registration closes at 5pm five business days prior to the first class. Any registrations received after this time will not be accepted. Class instructors are unable to admit students who have not registered in advance, and forms cannot be accepted on the first day of class. Full payment by check or credit card is required to secure a space in a class. Payment will not be processed until the class reaches minimum enrollment. There is a $4.00 processing fee for all transactions. teac her spo t l ig h t Financial Assistance Generous donors from the central Ohio community support Columbus Children’s Theatre’s scholarship program by donating to the CCT Angel Fund. Scholarships are awarded based on availability and to students who can demonstrate financial need. Financial aid applications must be on file three weeks before classes begin. To apply for a scholarship, download and print the application available at www.ColumbusChildrensTheatre.org under “classes”. Discounts Signing up for multiple classes at the same time entitles you to the following discounts. Sign up for 2 classes: Receive 5 % off tuition Sign up for 3 classes: Receive 10 % off tuition Discount can be applied to one child taking multiple classes in a registration period or to siblings taking the same class. Discount cannot be combined with a subscriber discount and is only valid when you register for multiple classes at the same time. Cancellation If you cancel your registration after it has been processed, but at least five business days before the class begins, we will refund your tuition in the form of a credit certificate (less a $25 cancellation fee) which can be used for future class tuition or CCT tickets. If you cancel with less than five days notice, no refund will be given. CCT reserves the right to cancel classes with low enrollment. If we cancel a class, we will issue a full refund. 614-224-6672 www.ColumbusChildrensTheatre.org Zoë Lathan is a musical theatre artist and choreographer, and has been seen in several shows in Columbus ranging from independent projects to professional/regional theatre. Some of these shows include Cabaret and Passing Strange at Short North Stage. Having studied dance in various forms for many years, and spending time training with master teachers in New York, she enjoys teaching and setting choreography for artists and performers of all ages. Her choreographic style constantly changes and morphs to her inspiration and muses, but stays within an emphasis of jazz and contemporary style dance. Most recently, you can find her setting choreography for various shows and events around Columbus. shout out t o zoë! 11 Stay in touch with us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube! www.ColumbusChildrensTheatre.org 614-224-6672 Columbus, OH Permit #902 Nonprofit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Columbus Children’s Theatre 177 E. Naghten Street Columbus, OH 43215 2014 Academy Classes & Camps Summer Columbus Children’s Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations may be tax deductible to the fullest extent by law. Follow our Step-By-Step Guide to start planning a summer of fun and theatre education! Look Inside!
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