Riverside Theatre for Kids announces summer camps

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Riverside Theatre for Kids announces its summer camp schedule for 2021. Kevin Quillinan, Director of Theatre Education, will be leading two, in-person performance focused camps throughout June and July 2021.   

“After a challenging year for everyone,” said Mr. Quillinan, “we are excited to offer the youth of our community a positive outlet to explore their talents through our new Performance Academy camps!  This refreshingly different direction for our education program will offer a combination of dedicated performing arts technique training while also gaining performance experience in quality shows.” 

The Performance Academy will be split into a Junior Academy for younger performers in June, and a Senior Academy for older students in July. These in-person camps will divide the day between technique instruction in singing, acting, and dance in the mornings and rehearsals for a show in the afternoons. 

“Students will be taught by professionals from the worlds of theatre, dance, and music for half of each day,” he said, “before spending each afternoon rehearsing a show to be performed at the end of the camp. The structure and philosophy of our Performance Academies will continue throughout the year, too, with details coming soon.”

Each Performance Academy will require students submit an online video audition by April 20th.

Junior Performance Academy

This Academy for younger students will perform Disney’s Frozen KIDS in a staged concert style presentation at the end of the camp!

Camp dates:             June 14-25 (2 Weeks M-F)

Ages:                        6 – 11 (Audition to enter)

Auditions:               Submitted Online by April 20

Tuition Discount:      Applications due by May 7 (They will be awarded May 14)

Daily Schedule:

10am – 12pm – Classes in Dance, Music, Acting, and more

12pm – Lunch break (must provide own lunches)

1pm – 5pm – Rehearse Frozen KIDS

Performances:    Friday, June 25 at 4pm and 7pm

Senior Performance Academy

This Academy for older students will perform a fully realized production of Puffs on the Stark Stage. Puffsis an energetic retelling of a certain boy wizard’s story in the inventive style of shows like Peter and the Starcatcher. For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs… who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.Please note:Puffs is not authorized, sanctioned, licensed or endorsed by J.K Rowling, Warner Bros. or any person or company associated with the Harry Potter books, films or play.

Camp dates:                July 5-23 (3 Weeks M-F)

Ages:                           11 and up (Audition to enter)

Auditions:                   Submitted Online by April 20

Tuition Discount:        Applications due by May 7 (They will be awarded May 14)

Daily Schedule:

10am – 12pm – Classes in Dance, Music, Acting, Improv

12pm – Lunch break (must provide own lunches)

1pm – 4pm – Rehearse show

Note: July 19-23 Tech week 10am to 5pm (no classes)

Performances:   Four Performances the weekend of July 23 & 24

“Theatre education is not just about putting on shows,” says Mr. Quillinan. “There are so many more benefits than just performing. These camps will build up confidence and self-esteem and interacting with others. Theatre teaches empathy and, if we do it right, helps create a more compassionate society.”

For more information on these Summer Camps or submit your audition video, go to http://www.RiversideTheatre.com/summer-camps

Tuition Assistance and scholarship programs are available to qualifying students.

Riverside Theatre is located at 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963. Riverside Theatre programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Riverside Theatre is a member of the Cultural Council of Indian River County, the Indian River Chamber of Commerce, and the Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce.

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