For two weeks this summer, students from elementary through high school will gather at the Medina Performing Arts Center to learn about theater and visual arts as part of The Fred Hargrove Young Artists Program Theater Camp.
This is the third summer of educational day camps held at the Medina Performing Arts Center in Medina, Ohio. All camps are sponsored through a partnership with the Medina County Arts Foundation and the PAC. The purpose of each camp is to encourage young people to build vaulable social skills, explore possible careers, and to urge them to make participation in the arts part of their future. Workshop titles include Creative Dramatics, Page to Stage, Glee-tastic!, Musical Voice & Movement, Audition Practice, An Afternoon in the Museum of Interpretive Art, Decorating Clay Bird Whistles, Designing for the Theater and Intro to Technical Theater.
"This summer we have expanded our offerings of fun theater day camps for students in 1st to 12th grade," said Ansley Valentine, Camp Director. "Taught by area teachers and performers, students have the chance to improve their performance abilities, as well as develop problem-solving, creativity, team work and other life skills."
The day camp runs Noon to 5pm, Monday through Friday, June 17-28, 2013. Tuition for the camp is $150 per week. However, if a student registers for an additional camp session, or if a family has multiple registrations (siblings), the first camp tuition is full price and each additional registration received a $10 discount. The registration deadline is Monday, June 3rd.
Participants will be divided by age for some classes, and some acitivities will be done as a group. Each week of day camp will have a different focus. Every day, students will encounter many new skills and activities. This might include acting, dance, singing, make-up, props and other theater skills. There will be a brief performance/sharing for the student's family and friends at the end of each session.
The camp is also holding auditions for a products of Disney's "The Little Mermaid Jr." Registration in the day camp is not required. Auditions will be held Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the Garfield North Arts Building (formerly Grace Drake Center), 222 South Broadway in Medina. Auditions are open to students who have complete K to 9th grade in the 2012/13 school year. No performance experience is necessary. Students should come prepared to play theatre games, sing some songs from the show and read from the script. Rehearsals begin in June. To schedule a specific audition time, please log on to www.littlemermaid.acuityscheduling.com. Performance are July 12, 13, 14, 2013 at the Medina County Performing Arts Center Middle Stage.
For information about the summer day camp or to request a brochure, call the Medina Performing Arts Center Box Office at 330.636.3400.