Summer Camp 2016

 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 across all ages. Our staff is comprised of working, theatre professionals who have a passion for teaching. All experience levels are welcome!

See session details below!

“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

“This program is special for a reason – the people standing behind it. The teaching artists are… the type of people who change lives.”
– Summer Camp student

Basics

  • Summer Camp meets Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm.
  • Each camp culminates in a final showcase on the last day of the session at 5pm.
  • Pre-Care and After-Care are available. Pre-Care meets from 8am-9am and After-Care meets from 3pm-5pm.
  • Summer Camp will be held at First Presbyterian Church in downtown St. Petersburg – 701 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
  • Classrooms are broken down into upcoming grades K-2, grades 3-5, and grades 6-8. (Students in grades K-2 groups must be at least 5 years of age).

Pricing

  • 1 week sessions are $195
  • The 3 week musical theatre session is $555
  • A $25 discount is available for the 2nd child enrolled in the family. Call the Education Department to register 727-823-1600 x204.
  • A 10% discount is available for Military family members and Teachers (with ID). Call the Education Department to register 727-823-1600 x204.
  • Supervised care is available before and after camp. Pre-care service (8am-9am) is $30 per week and after-care (3pm-5pm) is $60 per week.
  • FINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 4th!
  • FAQs

Summer Camp 2016
Session Details

Choose your child’s UPCOMING GRADE LEVEL to view class details.

Session 1
June 13-17 (1 week)
Gr. K-2

Acting Explorers, Zany Zoo!

sold out!

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

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $195

Take a walk on the wild side! This fun introduction to theatre features training in acting, voice, and movement. Students will journey through a zany animal adventure developing performance, social, and emotional skills.

The camp finale is a showcase for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

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

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Session 2
June 20-24 (1 week)
Gr. K-2

Acting Explorers, Roadtrip!

sold out!

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $195

Are we there yet?! Grab your luggage and craft an imaginative adventure based on famous road trip spots from around the country. Items from our ensemble suitcase will provide the dramatic focus for our week long journey. Each day will bring physicality, collaboration, storytelling, and imagination to life!

The camp finale is a showcase for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

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

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Session 3
June 27-July 1 (1 week)
Gr. K-2

Camp Broadway: Disney Silly Sing-Along

sold out!

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $195

Sing, dance, and act! Students will learn a silly song medley with numbers like “Hakuna Matata,” and “Chim Chim Cheree,”and participate in skill building acting exercises. All experience levels are welcome!

This camp culminates in a showcase for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

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

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Session 4
July 5-22 (3 weeks, no July 4)
Gr. K-2

Musical Theatre Performance — Muppet Mayhem!

sold out!

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $555

Immerse your child in theatre, music, dance and visual art! This performance-focused camp has it all! Students will refine acting, singing, and movement technique, and design and construct some of their own sets and costume pieces. Students work as a true ensemble to put on a short, one act musical.

Discover acting, singing, and movement, and construct your own sets and PUPPETS!

The camp finale is a performance of Muppet Mayem! for family and friends on Thursday, July 21 at 5pm at The Palladium.

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

ENROLL TODAY!

Session 5
July 25-29 (1 week)
Gr. K-2

Acting Explorers, Fractured Fairytales!

sold out!

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $195

Dragons, Knights, and fairies oh my! Students will use their knowledge of well-known fairytales and collaborate with their ensemble to interpret new imaginative storylines while learning how to create original characters and plot structure.

The camp finale is a showcase for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

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

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Session 6
August 1-5 (1 week)
Gr. K-2

Shake it up, Shakespeare!

sold out!

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $195

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, crafts, and collaborative performances.

The camp finale is a showcase for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

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

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

Wisecrackin’ Comedy

sold out!

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $195

Learn through laughter! Students will explore  physical comedy, original characters, and comedic situations. Guaranteed to be hilarious, confidence boosting, AND great for all levels of comedy experience.

The camp finale is a showcase for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

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

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Session 2
June 20-24 (1 week)
Gr. 3-5

Around the World, Tales from Down Under!

sold out!

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $195

Crikey! There’s so much to explore in the Australian Outback. Join us as we travel through traditional Australian culture and history to craft our own play inspired by our discoveries. Students will utilize their imaginations, bodies, and voices to create an original adventure!

The camp finale is a showcase for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

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

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Session 3
June 27-July 1 (1 week)
Gr. 3-5

Musical Medley, Summer of ’69

sold out!

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $195

Far out man! In this process-focused workshop, students will explore acting, singing, and dancing, building upon what they already love about our three week camp. To the sweet tunes of the 60’s, students will expand their skills and have a lot of fun along the way.

This camp culminates in a showcase for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

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

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Session 4
July 5-22 (3 weeks, no July 4)
Gr. 3-5

Musical Theatre Performance — How to be a Pirate!

sold out!

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

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $555

Immerse your child in theatre, music, dance and visual art! This performance-focused camp has it all! Students will refine acting, singing, and movement technique, and design and construct some of their own sets and costume pieces. Students work as a true ensemble to put on a short, one act musical. Students will work to refine acting, singing and movement skills while learning how to collaborate and create a strong ensemble.

Students will sail the high seas as unique pirate characters by applying their actor’s tools: body, voice, and imagination.

The camp finale is a performance of How to be a Pirate or family and friends on Thursday, July 21 at 5pm at The Palladium.

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

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Session 5
July 25-29 (1 week)
Gr. 3-5

Playmakers, Intergalactic Adventure Squad!

sold out!

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $195

Explore the final frontier in your very own space adventure. Students will receive training in acting, voice, and movement in the morning and spend the afternoon writing and rehearsing their own original short-play inspired by OUTER SPACE!

The camp finale is a showcase for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

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

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Session 6
August 1-5 (1 week)
Gr. 3-5

Shakespeare’s Stories

sold out!

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $195

Students will immerse themselves in the stories of the most famous playwright of all time. They will learn how to approach the text as an actor and find themselves wrapped up in his words.

The camp finale is a showcase for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

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

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Session 1
June 13-17 (1 week)
Gr. 6-8

Improvisation!

sold out!

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $195

Find your funny! Students will explore improvisation techniques, like “yes, and,” comedic timing, and scene building. These young artists will work collaboratively as an ensemble to form a troupe equipped to perform a live, improvised show on the final day of camp.

The camp finale is a showcase for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

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

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Session 2
June 20-24 (1 week)
Gr. 6-8

Actor’s Lab, Scene Study

sold out!

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $195

Take your talents to the next level! Students will explore the elements of scene-work, such as given circumstances, character development, and emotional connection. This session will teach young actors to trust their instincts, so they feel comfortable making strong, bold choices.

The camp finale is a showcase for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

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

ENROLL TODAY!

Session 3
June 27-July 1 (1 week)
Gr. 6-8

Musical Workshop, Songs from Footloose!

sold out!

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $195

In this process oriented workshop, students will receive a crash course in acting, singing, and dancing; a great opportunity to expand their skills, and challenge themselves in a fun, ensemble environment.

This camp culminates in a showcase for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

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

ENROLL TODAY!

Session 4
July 5-22 (3 weeks, no July 4)
Gr. 6-8

Musical Theatre Performance: Bugsy Malone, Jr.

sold out!

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $555

Immerse your child in theatre, music, dance and visual art! This performance-focused camp has it all! Students will refine acting, singing, and movement technique, and design and construct some of their own sets and costume pieces. Students work as a true ensemble to put on a short, one act musical. Students will work to refine acting, singing and movement skills while learning how to collaborate and create a strong ensemble.

A hilarious 1920s swingin’ musical that takes place in a fictitious city populated by kids only! For the first time, our 6th-8th graders perform their own ensemble musical, separate from the 3rd-5th graders.

The camp finale is a performance of Bugsy Malone, Jr for family and friends on Thursday, July 21 at 5:45pm at The Palladium.

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

ENROLL TODAY!

Session 5
July 25-29 (1 week)
Gr. 6-8

Theatre InMotion

sold out!

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $195

Speak out!  Young artists have clear ideas, perspectives, and opinions that can have a true impact on our community. Students will work as an ensemble with a professional director/choreographer to craft and perform an original performance through text and movement, unlocking a message the students believe is important for our community to explore.

The camp finale is a showcase for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

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
August 1-5 (1 week)
Gr. 6-8

Zombie Shakespeare

sold out!

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $195

Shakespeare with a dangerous twist! Students will discover the Bard’s most monstrous characters and stories, and learn to understand and interpret Shakespeare’s text and scene work. The session will cover scansion/verse, figures of speech and acting techniques bringing the text to life!

The camp finale is a showcase for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

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

ENROLL TODAY!

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.