Summer Programs at American Stage

 Ignite your child’s creative voice! At American Stage, we provide quality theatre training in a positive and inspiring environment that gives young people the tools to be fearless, focused, and flexible on stage and in life. Studying theatre arts does not only help students become accomplished and confident performers, it also empowers creative, intellectual, and emotional growth. Our staff is comprised of professional theatre artists and educators. All experience levels are welcome!

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“Such a fun and inspiring summer!” – Summer Camp student

“I’ve learned so many life lessons that I could not have gotten anywhere else… I’ve learned how to go about life as a strong minded individual.” – Summer Camp student

“This was the first camp I have EVER heard her say that she was sad it was over. She actually hugged the leaders and told me she wants to go back next year! It is such a good feeling as a mom to know you can check the “success” box when you finally find something that fits your child and he/she likes!” – Summer Camp parent


Basics

  • Summer Camp is held at Admiral Farragut Academy – 501 Park St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710.
  • Summer Camp meets Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm.
  • Lunch is available for $15 per week. Dietary options available – details to come.
  • Each camp culminates in a final sharing on the last day of the session beginning at 5pm
  • Pre-Care and After-Care are available for an additional fee. Pre-Care meets from 8am-9am and After-Care meets from 3pm-5pm.
  • Classrooms are broken down into four age levels:
    • Summer Camp: rising grades K-2 & rising grades 3-5 (Students in grades K-2 groups must be at least 5 years of age).
    • Summer Institute: rising grades 6-8 & rising grades 9-12.
  • Summer Camp Policies and FAQs

Learn more about our Sponsor A Student program

Pricing

  • 1 week-long sessions are $225
  • 2 week-long session is $415
  • 3 week-long musical theatre sessions are $610
  • A $25 discount is available for the 2nd child enrolled in the family. Call the Education Department to apply this discount – 727-823-1600 x204.
  • A 10% discount is available for Military family members and Teachers (with ID). Call the Education Department to apply this discount – 727-823-1600 x204.
  • Supervised extended care is available before and after camp. Pre-care service (8am-9am) is $40 per week and after-care (3pm-5pm) is $70 per week. Daily rates are also available for extended care.
  • Financial Aid applications are due by APRIL 24th, 2020.

Apply for Financial Aid

For financial support with camp sessions, pre-care and after-care, and/or lunch.

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Summer Camp (Grades K-2)

Session 1
June 1-5 (1 week)
Gr. K-2

 Mini Musical: Disney Cinemagic

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To be added to the waiting list, please click the Waiting List button.

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
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Sing, dance, and act! Students will explore the magic of storytelling through song and movement, and participate in skill building acting exercises as they learn some of their favorite Disney songs. All experience levels are welcome!

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 2
June 8-26 (3 weeks)
Gr. K-2

 Musical Production: Rockin’ Through the Ages

sold out!

To be added to the waiting list, please click the Waiting List button.

coming soon!

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $610
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Journey into the past to learn about the events that changed our world, and the music that made us who we are today! Young artists will discover musical storytelling through songs from past decades while performing an original piece!  Students will explore their actor’s tools (voice, movement, mind, imagination), as they rehearse and perform short scenes and songs that helped to shape our modern world.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 3
June 29-July 3 (1 week)
Gr. K-2

Comedy: Laugh Factory!

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sold out!

To be added to the waiting list, please click the Waiting List button.

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
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Let your funny bone run wild in this exploration of comedic acting! Students will create quirky characters and scenes as they discover the art of physical storytelling and comedic timing.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 4
July 6-10 (1 week)
Gr. K-2

 Playmaking: Magical Beasts

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sold out!

To be added to the waiting list, please click the Waiting List button.

Additional spaces added!

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
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What’s that?! Join us in the Forbidden Forest as we explore some of the brand new magical creatures discovered by brave witches and wizards! Students will use their actor’s tools (body, voice, mind, and imagination) to bring these creatures to life!

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 5
July 13-17 (1 week)
Gr. K-2

 Playmaking: Galactic Heroes

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sold out!

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
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Heroes come in all shapes and sizes… and from all parts of the galaxy! Students will create original characters inspired by some of the brave galactic heroes from our favorite stories!

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 6
July 20-24 (1 week)
Gr. K-2

Acting Explorers: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

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sold out!

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
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“If you give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to ask for a glass of milk.” Students will explore this timeless book and using their actor’s tools, will bring the story to life!

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 7
July 27-31 (1 week)
Gr. K-2

Shake It Up, Shakespeare!

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sold out!

To be added to the waiting list, please click the Waiting List button.

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
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Bard buddies! Students will be introduced to some of Shakespeare’s greatest characters and stories. They will get a taste for the language and the history of Elizabethan theatre through games, theatre exercises, and collaborative performances.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Summer Camp (Grades 3-5)

Session 1
June 1-5 (1 week)
Gr. 3-5

Mini Musical: Disney Cinemania

coming soon!

sold out!

To be added to the waiting list, please click the Waiting List button.

Additional spaces added!

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
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Wowee! Join us on a wild ride as we explore the zany side of Disney songs! Students will explore singing, movement, and telling a story through rhythm and rhyme.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 2
June 8-26 (3 weeks)
Gr. 3-5

Musical Production: Jungle Book, Kids

coming soon!

sold out!

To be added to the waiting list, please click the Waiting List button.

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $610
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The jungle is jumpin’ with a jazzy beat in Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the movie.

Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin’ musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.

 

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 3
June 29-July 3 (1 week)
Gr. 3-5

Comedy Countdown 

coming soon!

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
Add Lunch

Laugh and learn! Students will explore comedic timing, physical comedy, and sketch writing. Guaranteed to be hilarious, confidence boosting, and great for all levels of comedy experience.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 4
July 6-10 (1 week)
Gr. 3-5

Playmaking: Back to Hogwarts

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sold out!

To be added to the waiting list, please click the Waiting List button.

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
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Find the secret passageway! The halls of Hogwarts are laden with mysteries, ghosts, and magical creatures of all kinds. In this one week session, explore the genre of mystery theatre on a Harry Potter-esque adventure!

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 5
July 13-17 (1 week)
Gr. 3-5

Playmaking: Journey Through Space!

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
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How fast can YOU make the Kessel Run? Join us aboard the Millennium Falcon as we travel to the ends of the galaxy! Students will collaborate to craft a short theatrical story capturing their discoveries!

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 6
July 20-24 (1 week)
Gr. 3-5

Acting Explorers: Oh the Places You’ll Go

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sold out!

To be added to the waiting list, please click the Waiting List button.

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
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“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!” In this one week session, students will collaborate to create original characters and an original story to bring to life on stage inspired by this classic Dr. Seuss book.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 7
July 27-31 (1 week)
Gr. 3-5

Heroic Shakespeare

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sold out!

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
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Shakespeare saves the day! In this class, students will explore some of Shakespeare’s dynamic heroic characters: from nymphs to peasants to royalty. “All the world’s a stage!”

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Summer Institute (Grades 6-8)

Session 1
June 1-5 (1 week)
Gr. 6-8

Musical Intensive: Poppin’ Broadway

sold out!

To be added to the waiting list, please click the Waiting List button.

Coming soon!

Summer Institute: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
Add Lunch

In this one week musical theatre intensive, students will take a deep dive into musicals that are inspired by popular music. With songs from shows like Hamilton, Six, In the Heights, and more, students will bring the stage to life with contemporary music and dance numbers.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

Waiting List

Session 2
June 8-26 (3 weeks)
Gr. 6-12

Musical Production: Footloose!

Coming soon!

sold out!

Summer Institute: 9am – 3pm
Price: $610
Add Lunch

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

To enroll for this session, please call American Stage Education at (727) 823-1600 ext. 204.

ENROLL TODAY!

Session 3
June 29-July 3 (1 week)
Gr. 6-8

Epic Improv

Coming soon!

sold out!

Summer Institute: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
Add Lunch

Find your funny! Students will explore improvisation techniques, like “yes, and,” comedic timing, and scene building, as they collaborate to form a troupe equipped to perform their own live improv show!

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please call American Stage Education at
(727) 823-1600 ext. 204.

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Session 4
July 6-10 (1 week)
Gr. 6-8

On the Horizon:  The Wild Wizarding World

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sold out!

To be added to the waiting list, please click the Waiting List button.

Additional spots added!

Summer Institute: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
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In this one week session, young artists work as an ensemble with a director/teaching artist to create, rehearse, and perform an original piece based on the thrilling and mysterious world of Harry Potter! Students will focus on story structure and character development as the ensemble explores this intriguing genre.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 5
July 13-17 (1 week)
Gr. 6-12

A Tale of Two Galaxies 

Coming soon!

sold out!

Summer Institute: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
Add Lunch

In a galaxy, far far away….it was the best of times, it was the worst of times…in fair Verona where we lay our scene. Students explore the language of the Bard through the eyes of a galactic adventure! This session will focus on scene study and text work, with elements of playwriting as students devise their own Shakespearean scenes with a space travel twist.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please call American Stage Education at
(727) 823-1600 ext. 204.

ENROLL TODAY!

Session 6
July 20-31 (2 weeks)
Gr. 6-12

Actor’s Lab Production: Twelfth Night

Coming soon!

sold out!

Summer Institute: 9am – 3pm
Price: $415
Add Lunch – Week 1

Add Lunch – Week 2

In this two week long session, students will work together to tackle a full Shakespearean production! This one act adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night will transport us to lllyria, where love triangles and mistaken identities following a shipwreck lead to chaotic and hilarious shenanigans. Students will explore acting technique, classic theatre genres, and learn to make strong, bold choices on stage.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please email American Stage Education at
education@americanstage.org.

SOLD OUT
Enroll Today!

Add Pre-Care here – Week 1Week 2
Add After-Care here – Week 1Week 2

Summer Institute (Grades 9-12)

Session 1
June 1-5 (1 week)
Gr. 9-12

Musical Intensive: Poppin’ Broadway

sold out!

To be added to the waiting list, please click the Waiting List button.

Coming soon!

Summer Institute: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
Add Lunch

In this one week musical theatre intensive, students will take a deep dive into musicals that are inspired by popular music. With songs from shows like Hamilton, Six, In the Heights, and more, students will bring the stage to life with contemporary music and dance numbers.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

Waiting List

Session 2
June 8-26 (3 weeks)
Gr. 6-12

Musical Production: Footloose! 

Coming soon!

sold out!

Summer Institute: 9am – 3pm
Price: $610
Add Lunch

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

To enroll for this session, please call American Stage Education at (727) 823-1600 ext. 204.

ENROLL TODAY!

Session 3
June 29-July 3 (1 week)
Gr. 9-12

Improv Night!

Coming soon!

sold out!

Summer Institute: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
Add Lunch

Join professional improvisers from American Stage Improv for an improv comedy intensive. Short form, long form and everything in between! Students will learn the fundamentals of improv, through collaborative exercises, scenes and games. Then, to close the week they’ll perform their very own improv show, for friends and family to enjoy.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please call American Stage Education at
(727) 823-1600 ext. 204.

Call to Enroll!

Session 4
July 6-10 (1 week)
Gr. 9-12

Battle for the House Cup

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sold out!

To be added to the waiting list, please click the Waiting List button.

Summer Institute: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
Add Lunch

The Sorting Hat will help to guide your destiny! In this one week devised session, students will be “sorted” into houses and collaborate to write and perform a piece inspired by their Hogwarts Houses. Who will win the House Cup?

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

Waiting List

Session 5
July 13-17 (1 week)
Gr. 6-12

A Tale of Two Galaxies

Coming soon!

sold out!

Summer Institute: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
Add Lunch

In a galaxy, far far away….it was the best of times, it was the worst of times…in fair Verona where we lay our scene. Students explore the language of the Bard through the eyes of a galactic adventure! This session will focus on scene study and text work, with elements of playwriting as students devise their own Shakespearean scenes with a space travel twist.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please call American Stage Education at
(727) 823-1600 ext. 204.

ENROLL TODAY!

Session 6
July 20-31 (2 weeks)
Gr. 6-12

Twelfth Night

Coming soon!

sold out!

Summer Institute: 9am – 3pm
Price: $415
Add Lunch – Week 1

Add Lunch – Week 2

In this two week long session, students will work together to tackle a full Shakespearean production! This one act adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night will transport us to lllyria, where love triangles and mistaken identities following a shipwreck lead to chaotic and hilarious shenanigans. Students will explore acting technique, classic theatre genres, and learn to make strong, bold choices on stage.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please email American Stage Education at
education@americanstage.org.

SOLD OUT
Enroll Today!

Add Pre-Care here – Week 1Week 2
Add After-Care here – Week 1Week 2

With the Support of Creative Pinellas and the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners.

For more information or if you are having problems enrolling online, contact the Education Department at
727-823-1600 x 204 or education@americanstage.org.