SUMMER CAMPS AND MORE
AT THE MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE’S
CONSERVATORY OF PERFORMING ARTS

Feb. 28, 2011 (Jupiter) – Children in grades K-12 have a reason to celebrate this spring and summer break: the return of the Theatre’s popular Conservatory of Performing Arts camp programs!

With a flexible schedule that includes optional pre-care and after-care, budding young performers will participate in a broad range of theatre-related activities, including acting, dancing, singing, prop-making, improvisation, storytelling and more. Each summer camp will conclude with a themed performance on the Theatre’s main stage.

“Our vacation camps have something for everyone, from dance, magic and musical theatre to outer space,” said Julie Rowe, director of education for the Conservatory. “Our goal is to make sure that all of our students have fun, build confidence, express their creativity and have the opportunity to experience being part of a performance.”

A great way to introduce young children to theatre, the Conservatory’s vacation camps include a Harry Potter-themed spring break camp and Junior and Senior Conservatory summer camps (grades 3-5 and 6-12) that will culminate in full performances of the musicals Honk, Jr. and Footloose.

Honk Jr. tells the classic story of an ugly duckling – and brings a message of acceptance and self esteem,” Rowe said. “It gives young ones the opportunity to explore characters in a fun and exciting way. Since all of the characters are barnyard animals, it also provides a fantastic outlet for imagination and creativity.”

Meanwhile, Footloose, a stage adaptation of the 1984 film, offers a message of tolerance and celebrating life.

Footloose is all about dealing with adversity in a positive way, and the ‘80s music in the show is fast, fun and will be a joy to work on,” Rowe said. “Both Honk Jr. and Footloose focus on character development from a personal standpoint, which is essential for performers of all ages.”

Here’s a look at upcoming vacation camp offerings at the Theatre’s Conservatory of Performing Arts:

March 14-18 – Harry Potter Spring Break Camp, grades K-5
All aboard the Hogwarts Express; this spring break, enter the “wizarding” world of the Conservatory! Students will explore acting, voice and movement with a “Harry Potter” theme, culminating in a showcase for family and friends. $200; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pre-care and after-care are also available.

March 21 – One Day Holiday Improv Camp, grades K-5
Explore your inner comedian in this one-day camp full of fun! Students in grades K – 5 will explore the art of improvisation. Classrooms will be broken into groups of K – 2 and 3 – 5. $75; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; pre-care and after-care are also available.

June 6-24 – Senior Conservatory, grades 6-12
Students in grades 6 – 12 will rehearse and perform Footloose on the Theatre’s stage June 24 and 25. All students will be a part of the production, auditions will be held for placement only. $600; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pre-care and after-care are also available.

June 27 – July 1 – One Week Camp, grades K-12
Students in grades K – 12 will explore the art of comedy, clowning, improvisation and sketch comedy and perform on the Theatre’s stage on July 1. Classrooms will be broken into groups of K – 2, 3 – 5, and 6 – 12. $200; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pre-care and after-care are also available.

July 5 – 8 – Four Day Camp, grades K-5
Students in grades K – 5 will experience a theatre overview camp with a “magic!” theme, culminating in a performance on the Theatre’s stage on July 8. Classrooms will be broken into groups of grades K – 2 and 3 – 5. $160; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pre-care and after-care are also available.

July 12 – 30 – Junior Conservatory, grades 3-5
Students in grades 3 – 5 will rehearse and perform Honk, Jr. on the Theatre stage July 29 and 30. All students will be a part of the production, auditions will be held for placement only. $600; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pre-care and after-care are also available.

August 1 – 5 – One Week Camp, grades K-5
Students in grades K – 5 will experience a theatre overview camp with an “outer space” theme, culminating in a performance on the Theatre’s stage on Aug. 5. Classrooms will be broken into groups of grades K – 2 and 3 – 5. $200; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pre-care and after-care are also available.

August 8 – 12 – One Week Camp, grades K-5
Students in grades K – 5 will experience a theatre overview camp with a “fairy tale” theme, culminating in a performance on the Theatre’s stage August 12. Classrooms will be broken into groups of grades K – 2 and 3 – 5. $200; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pre-care and after-care are also available.

August 1 – 12 – Two Week Camp, grades 6-12
Students in grades 6 – 12 will spend two weeks in a “dance intensive” camp, focusing on ballet, jazz, and tap and culminating in a performance on the Theatre’s stage on Aug. 12. Class will be under the guidance of Broadway veteran dancer Brian Andrews. $400; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pre-care and after-care are also available.

Registration is now open for the Conservatory’s vacation camp programs. Call 561-575-2672 for more information or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.

About the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is an award-winning professional not-for-profit regional theatre dedicated to the performing arts whose mission is to entertain, educate and inspire our community. The Theatre is a member of the prestigious League of Resident Theatres and is located east of U.S. Highway 1 at 1001 East Indiantown Road and State Road A1A in Jupiter. For more information about the Theatre’s upcoming shows and Conservatory of Performing Arts, visit www.jupitertheatre.org or call the box office at (561) 575-2223.

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