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Monday, March 10,2014

Performing Arts

Arvada Center Summer Arts Camps

Arvada 720-898-7200 www.arvadacenter.org

The Arvada Center performing arts camps offer creative experiences in theater and dance. Sessions include musical theater, drama, choreography, storytelling, improvisational comedy and more for kids ages 5-18. Musical theater and drama camps ranging from three to nine weeks are offered for kids ages 6-16. This summer’s plays include Pinocchio, Sound of Music, FAME, and Much Ado About Nothing. The popular Teen Intensive camp is back for ages 14-18. In this year’s five-week session, teens will learn all the elements of creating the musical Urinetown. Auditions will be used to determine casting and all students, beginner and experienced alike, will be given equal opportunities for participation in the musical. All performing arts sessions are taught by highly trained, knowledgeable teachers in a safe and fun environment. Look for a complete list of camp sessions in our 2014 catalogue. Download a copy at https://arvadacenter. org/education.

Boulder Ballet Summer Program

Boulder 303-443-0028 www.boulderballet.org

Study ballet in an atmosphere of playful professionalism. Classes for all ages and experience, June 3 – Aug. 10. Summer Intensive for experienced dancers, July 8-27. Master workshop, Aug. 12-17.

Boulder Dinner Theatre Academy

Boulder 303-449-6000 www.bdtacademy.org

Drama Camp — Students entering grades six through 12 are invited to participate in an intensive training in the dramatic arts, with an emphasis on singing, dancing and acting. Academy students will learn the basics of producing their performance from beginning to end, including lighting, sound, set design and stage management. BDT Academy’s Summer Drama Camp sessions are held twice each summer for three weeks.

City Drama Camps — BDT Academy also has summer drama camps for children ages 5-12 in cooperation with the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department. We offer nine weeklong drama camps from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The camps are held at Salberg Park at the corner of 19th Street and Elder Avenue. Each week is different and uses the technique of “playmaking,” which lets the children use their imagination to adapt a familiar story or write their own script. Each day consists of script writing or review, drama instruction, set and costume making, rehearsal and outdoor playtime. There is a lovely playground/park at the drama camp site that we use for lunch and for breaks.

Boulder Performing Arts

Boulder 303-859-4195 www.bpac.biz

Join us for fun ages 5-13. Musical theater camp: We sing, dance, act, make our sets and write scripts. Choose the part you want. Show themes include Frozen, mini- Shrek, Little Mermaid, advanced camp theme Into The Woods, stop frame film animation, private music/voice instruction and more.

All day week long camp rates from $250.00.

Big summer show for ages 3-13: Puss n´ Boots. Meeting weekly all summer, performance in Aug. $100 fee.

Boulder School of Rock Performance Camp

Boulder 303-532-1201 www.Boulder.SchoolofRock.com

Participants will co-write an original song, learn two to three cover tunes, and rehearse, record and perform all songs. Participants also create a band logo, CD and t-shirt.

Broadway Review: Music Theater Camp

Boulder 720-244-8760 www.offbroadwayfinearts.org

Ages 12-18, Monday through Friday, July 21 – Aug. 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with options for pre- and aftercare based on demand.

Join us for a high energy music theater camp at the Off Broadway School of Fine Arts. Develop audition materials for Golden Age singing, learn the most beloved of music theater repertoire, and receive intensive coaching in voice, theater and dance. This camp will culminate in a semi-staged production with songs and monologues featuring each participant in solo, small group and large ensemble songs. Placement auditions will be held the first day of camp. Sibling discounts and limited scholarships available.

Broomfield School of Rock Performance Camp

Broomfield 303-325-3772 www.Broomfield.SchoolofRock.com

Participants will co-write an original song, learn two or three cover tunes, and rehearse, record and perform all songs. Participants also create a band logo, CD and T-shirt.

Camp Oonie Koonie Cha

Boulder 303-413-1711

www.campooniekooniecha.com

Travel back in time to the days of the dinosaurs for a fun-filled, weeklong musical adventure. An early childhood music camp blending a variety of musical experiences with art and instrument construction, science experiments, dramatic play, storytelling and a final performance at the end of each week. Creative hands-on activities are designed to engage the whole child in an unforgettable camp experience. It is a well-organized camp with a low student/teacher ratio of 8:1. Camp is Monday through Friday from 9 .a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Camp Shakespeare

Boulder 303-492-1973 www.coloradoshakes.org/education/ summer-camps

Camp Shakespeare is a 16-year-old education program run by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Each summer, kids ages 10-18 come to CU-Boulder’s campus to study Shakespeare with Colorado Shakespeare Festival professionals. Working in small groups, these students learn about Shakespeare by rehearsing, staging and performing a shortened play on the Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre. Camp Shakespeare is a fabulous way for kids and teens to explore theater and Shakespeare in a creative and supportive environment. In addition to acting training, students are coached by a voice, speech and text expert on enunciation, diction and clarity, which will aid them on and off stage. Campers also work with a stage combat professional to learn the safe way to fight onstage. Tuition includes one ticket to attend a CSF production. Due to high demand and a lengthy waiting list, Camp Shakespeare is expanding. CSF will offer two sessions of Camp Shakespeare in the summer of 2014. Campers may register for Session One (June 2-30), Session Two (July 21-August 8) or both.

Centerstage Theater Company

Boulder County 303-673-0744 www.centerstagetheatercompany.org

CenterStage Theatre Company is dedicated to extending quality theatre to the Colorado community, especially in Boulder County. CenterStage provides a rich atmosphere that leads young people into excellence in the vast world of theatre arts, thus building confidence, self-esteem, community awareness and friendships that last a lifetime. This year´s summer musical for ages 15-22 will be Spring Awakening. Auditions will be held May 31 and June 1. Our summer camps will be productions of Disney´s The Little Mermaid, Jr. The camp and performances both take place at the Dairy Center for the Arts. These two-week, full-day camps are for kids entering fourth to ninth grade in the fall and will end with a complete musical production. The dates are June 16 through June 27, and July 6 through July 17. Please visit www.centerstagetheatrecompany.org for more details regarding Spring Awakening and the summer camps.

Colorado Conservatory of Dance Summer Programs

Broomfield 303-466-5685 www.ccdance.org

Ages 12 months old and up. June 23 – Aug. 2 (fourand six-week options available). Summer programs for dancers of all ages, abilities and aspirations, from toddler through adult. Introduce your youngest dancers to the world of dance, including our everpopular Fairy Tale Ballet Camp for 5- to 8-year-olds and Dance With Me for toddlers and their caregivers. Ballet Expressions, a program designed for children with specific physical and cognitive needs, is offered for children ages 4-13. We have unique programs for intermediate and advanced dancers, preparing young artists to excel in both classical and contemporary repertoire. There is something for you this summer at CCD. Location: Colorado Conservatory of Dance (formerly The School of Ballet Nouveau Colorado) 3001 Industrial Lane #12, 80020. Call us at 303-466-5685, or please visit ccdance.org for details about our summer programs.

Colorado Music Festival & Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts

Boulder 303-665-0599 www.comusic.org

Music camps, classes and workshops for all ages and abilities during the summer term.

Curious New Voices Summer Playwriting Intensive: Building the Next Generation of Great American Playwrights

Denver 303-623-0524 www.curioustheatre.org

Young playwrights ages 15-21 work alongside nationally recognized playwrights, actors and directors to create short plays, culminating in a three-day festival of readings performed by acclaimed actors on the Curious stage.

Dancing Days – with Boulder Parks & Recreation

Boulder 303-413-7270 www.BPRcamps.org

Ages 4-12. Sample a variety of dance techniques including ballet, jazz, tap and creative movement in a fun environment. Campers will create crafts to help explore and investigate dance concepts. There will be a small presentation on the last day.

Denver Center Theater Academy

Denver 303-446-4892 www.denvercenter.org/act

Co-ed, daytime drama programs. Grades Pre-K-12. Acting, singing, dancing and design at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. June 9 through Aug. 8 $250 weekly. Scholarships available.

Dog House Music Rock & Roll Camp

Lafayette 303-664-1600 www.doghousemusic.com

Colorado’s first and most preferred rock ´n´ roll camp.

Our seven weeklong programs teach students how to write three to four original songs as a band in our 22 fully equipped studios, and perform at a local venue. Teens full day, junior rockers half day. $395 for teens, $250 for junior rockers.

Drama Camps – Boulder’s Dinner Theatre

Boulder 303-449-6000 x193 www.bdtAcademy.org

Ages 5-12. Boulder’s Dinner Theatre Academy offers 10 weeks of drama camps in conjunction with the City of Boulder Parks & Recreation Department; from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some playmaking themes include, Fairy Tale Fun, Pretty Princess, Fancy Nancy, Christmas in July, Dr. Seuss and many more.

Flying High & Acting Up! Kids Summer Aerial Camp

Boulder 303-245-8272

www.frequentflyers.org

Has your child ever dreamed of flying — the amazing freedom, the fun, the excitement? Join professional teachers of aerials arts, dance and theater for this exciting camp. Students ages 8-16 are invited to Frequent Flyers’ Aerial Dance Studio to learn skills on trapeze, aerial fabric, hoop, acrobatics and so much more. Students will work to combine dance, theater and improvisation to cultivate the skills necessary to become a performing artist. Everything leads up to a small performance held for friends and family at the end of the week. Help us transform the equipment into a magical world of flying bodies and soaring spirits! Students will divide into groups based on age and ability. Seven weeks to choose from.

Guitars Etc. “Rock” Camp

Longmont 303-776-8388

www.guitarsetc.net

Guitar Hero ... in real life! Have fun learning songs and performing them as a band and be coached by professional musicians.

Imagination Circus Arts

Boulder 303-548-9340 www.imaginationcircusarts.com

All skill levels get their feet off the ground learning circus and theatre. Fabric, web, swings, Chinese pole, teeterboard, circus bike and more. The week finishes with a show on the last day for an audience of family and friends. Sessions: July 21-25, July 28-Aug 1.

MACC’s Wolf Theatre Academy

Denver 303-316-6360 www.maccjcc.org

Students work with theatrical professionals who are experienced in the art of theatre education. Ageappropriate programming allows younger children to focus on fun, creation and fantasy, while older students learn the skills that will enable them to approach both classical and contemporary material with ease. One- and three-week workshops include technical apprenticeships, audition techniques and full-day production and dramatic performance workshops. Raise the curtain on another summer of theatrical magic at the Wolf Theatre Academy beginning May 31.

Mizel Museum’s Creative Journeys

Boulder 303-394-9993 www.mizelmuseum.org

Creative Journeys camps at the Boulder Jewish Community Center are one-week sessions for children in preschool through fifth grade. Kids take a unique journey with a renowned teaching artist focusing on literature and visual arts. Download our camp brochure at www.mizelmuseum.org/brochure.

Mojo’s Music Rock n’ Roll camp

Longmont 303-776-3373 www.mojosmusicacademy.com

Summer camp is open to musicians of ages 11- 16. All instruments are welcome. Camps take place from Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m through 1:30 p.m. We´ve dedicated weeks three and seven to the younger musicians of ages 8-12. Campers will also take the stage at local music festivals this year. Please see our website for dates.

Parlando School for the Arts

Boulder 303-442-0006 www.parlando.org

Parlando School for the Arts offers summer camps and programs for all instruments, ages and abilities, including Summer Music Safari (for young children), Kids-n-Keys, intro classes for most instruments, musical theater and more.

Peanut Butter Players

Lafayette 303-786-8727 www.peanutbutterplayers.com

One-week workshops in which students will study a modern American musical, learn songs and dances and scenes, and perform them for parents on the last day. Ages 7-18. June 2-6 Sound of Music; June 9-13 High School Musical; July 28 – Aug. 1 Annie; August 4-15 (advanced-two week session) Godspell.

Renaissance Adventures

Boulder 303-786-9216 www.renaissanceadventures.com

Be the hero of a mythic quest! Since 1995, Renaissance Adventures has led active outdoor Renaissance-themed questing games. Solve mysteries and riddles, brainstorm creative solutions to puzzling dilemmas, swashbuckle with foam swords, meet interesting characters and negotiate peace treaties. Birthday parties available as well. For ages 6-16.

Dragon Quests (full-day programs): Dragon Quests are Adventure Quest programs that last a full day — either from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. These programs are open to kids age 8-16, and have more riddles, more dueling, more intrigue, and, often times, more customization. In Dragon groups, the Quest Leader gets a chance to connect with the children in ways that the half-day Griffon Quest Leaders cannot because of time constraints. Often during the heat of the afternoon, Dragon groups take a break from questing to play more relaxing games or to dip their feet in the creek. On Fridays, after the Risen Lands Bazaar, Dragon groups have the option to play the muchanticipated Ambush Games, which is a capture-theflag kind of game over the scope of the entire park.

Griffon Quests (half-day programs): These half-day Adventure Quest programs last either from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., depending upon the site. These quests are open to kids ages 6-16, and are focused almost exclusively on Adventure Quest. Because there isn’t enough time in the afternoon to do much questing, the kids really want to make the most of their mornings, and the Quest Leaders know to pack in a lot of adventure.

Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids

Boulder 303-245-8150 www.theaterforkids.net

As the best in youth theatre, we offer quality performances and daily classes in dance, voice, acting, makeup and more! The Hobbit, Footloose, Sound of Music and more. Ages 5-17.

Rocky Mountain Theatre for Teens

Boulder 303-245-8150

www.theaterforteens.net

We offer quality performances and daily classes in dance, voice, acting, makeup and more. We do fulllength shows (no junior versions). Footloose, Musical Theatre Bootcamp and more. Ages 11-17.

Shakespeare’s Sprites

Boulder 303-492-1973 www.coloradoshakes.org/education/ summer-camps

Shakespeare’s Sprites, now in its fourth year, is a playful introduction to the Bard for ages 6-9. Discover the fun of Shakespeare through pool-noodle fights, Elizabethan costumes, period insults, Renaissance songs and lively scene work. Sprites can sign up for one or two weeks. Each week culminates in a final showing for family and friends. This program is the perfect way to instill a love of language and theatre in your child. Students enrolled in Shakespeare’s Sprites should have basic reading skills. Tuition includes one ticket to attend a group field trip to a CSF production. Two sessions, July 7-11 and July 14-18.

Stars Alive Show Choir

Boulder 303-507-2114 www.StarsAliveMusic.com

Sing and dance the week away at the Stars Alive Show Choir Camp. Join us for a joyful adventure performing Broadway, pop and more as an ensemble. Ages 7-15. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a Friday performance at 5 p.m.

OVERNIGHT CAMPS

Rocky Ridge Music Center

Estes Park 970-586-4031 www.rockyridge.org

A variety of camp sessions for musicians young and old on all orchestral instruments, piano, voice and composition in the inspirational setting at the foot of Longs Peak. Rocky Ridge fosters personal development through music, nature and community.

2014 Program Dates: Young Artist Seminar (ages 15- 24): Tues. June 24 to Sun. July 27; Junior Student Seminars (ages 10-15) Session 1: Tues. June 10 to Sun. June 22 and Session 2: Tues. July 29 to Sun. August 10. Adult programs also available.

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