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THEATRE & ACTING SUMMER PROGRAM | CLASSES

ACADEMY OF CREATIVE ARTS collaborates with New England School of Performing Arts to bring their Theatre Program to Burlington.

SUMMER PROGRAM :

BEAUTY & THE BEAST : July 31st - Aug 4th

  • Dates : July 31st - Aug 4th (1 Week Camp)
  • Time : 9am - 3pm
  • Shows : 6pm, Aug 4th | 2pm, Aug 5th
  • Price : $335
  • What to Bring : Lunch (including drink) & Snack
  • Early drop off from 8am / Extended Day until 6pm available ($12/hr)

CINDERELLA : Aug 7th - Aug 11th

  • Dates : Aug 7th - Aug 11th (1 Week Camp)
  • Time : 9am - 3pm
  • Shows : 6pm, Aug 11th | 2pm, Aug 12th
  • Price : $335
  • What to Bring : Lunch (including drink) & Snack
  • Early drop off from 8am / Extended Day until 6pm available ($12/hr)

Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster, who was long ago trapped in his gruesome form by an enchantress. The only way for the Beast to become human once again is if he learns to love and be loved in return. There is a time limit, too: once a magical rose loses all of its petals, all hope will be lost and he will stay a Beast forever. The Beast’s enchanted household--populated by such beloved characters as Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Cogsworth, and Chip--watch anxiously as Belle and the Beast grow to understand and befriend one another. Their feelings grow ever deeper as the clock ticks and petals continue to fall off the enchanted rose--will they confess their love for one another before it is too late?

CLASSES

Saturday Classes : 

  • Acting 101 (ages 5-8 years)
  • Acting Out Loud (ages 9-12 years)
  • Acting for Teens (13+ years)

1. Wednesday Production Class : 8-14 years

  • Play : "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" 
  • Time : 4 - 6 pm 
  • Dates : Starts Jan 25th, 12 Wednesdays (no class on Feb 22nd and April 19th)
  • Cost : $315
  • Shows : May 7th, 2 - 4pm
  • Tickets : $15/person

Class description : Join us as we create a magical performance of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown".  During this 12-week session, you will learn the art of theatre in a supportive, nurturing environment. Gain new acting skills, develop your voice, get creative with costuming, and grow your imagination with set design. This program is truly an all-encompassing adventure. Perfect for students just beginning to seasoned performers. Come experience the magic of theatre like you never have before. 

2. Saturday Classes : 

Acting 101 (ages 5-8)

  • Time : 10 - 11 am
  • Dates : Jan 21st - March 18th, 8 Saturdays
  • Fees : $160

A beginner’s guide to acting. Learn the art of theatre while developing friendships and building self-confidence. This class will explore the basics of voice, movement, and theatrical performance. Actors collaborate, brainstorm, rehearse and perform a play for friends and family during the last class. 

Acting Out Loud (ages 9-12)

  • Time : 11 - 12 pm
  • Dates : Jan 21st - March 18th, 8 Saturdays
  • Fees : $160

Are you ready to take your acting to the next level? In this class will learn how to analyze a script, create interesting characters and make strong acting choices. A perfect class for young actors who want to improve their acting while having a lot of fun.

Acting for Teens (13+)

  • Time : 12 - 1 pm
  • Dates : Jan 21st - March 18th, 8 Saturdays
  • Fees : $160

An acting class for teens. Explore mature scenes and plays that are written just for teens. Work on developing your voice, improving stage presence and creating dynamic characters.

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"The New England School of Performing Arts"

Program Director Kelly Walsh - Kelly has been the Education Director at Creative Arts for the past four years. In her time there she has created the popular Theatre for Young Audiences program and has served as the Artistic Director for the Theatre Department.  Kelly has directed over twenty productions at Creative Arts such as; Seussical, The Sound of Music and Annie. Kelly is also the founder of Storytime Theatre, which performs creative stories for children ages 1-6. Her teaching background includes the Concord Youth Theatre, Malden Public Schools and the Andover School of Montessori. Prior to Creative Arts, Kelly was the co-founder of The Fairy Tale Players children’s theatre. Outside of the school, Kelly devotes her time to her online support group Heart Matters, which serves to support families with children born with Congenital Heart Defects. Kelly has also spent many years as a Wish Granter for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 

Photo Credit : Peg Raciti

 

BUILDING SELF-ESTEEM THROUGH DRAMA

In addition to building social and communication skills overall, involvement in drama courses and performance has been shown to improve students’ self-esteem as well as their confidence in their academic abilities. 

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Drama activities improve reading comprehension, and both verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Students who are highly involved in drama demonstrate an elevated self-concept over those who are not involved .
  • Playwriting original works and dramatic presentation of existing works can help to build the self-esteem and communication skills of students.
  • The act of performing can help students and youth recognize their potential for success and improve their confidence
  • Drama improves academic performance - Numerous studies have demonstrated a correlation between drama involvement and academic achievement. In addition to having higher standardized test scores than their peers who do not experience the arts, student who participate in drama often experience improved reading comprehension, maintain better attendance records, and stay generally more engaged in school than their non-arts counterparts. Schools with arts-integrated programs, even in low-income areas, report high academic achievement.

Payment and Missed Class Policy:

Training requires consistency in order to achieve the most benefit. However, we understand that students may occasionally need to miss a class. Use the following guidelines to ensure that you get the most out of your classes at The Academy of Creative Arts. 

  1. Your fees are due on or before the first day of the camp, the extended day payments can be made on the last day the student attends the program
  2. Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card
  3. If you pay for several weeks in advance and cannot complete all weeks, we will refund weeks not used when notice is received 48 hours before beginning of the week
  4. If you or your child plan to miss a class - 48 hour advance notice is required - so another student can be accommodated - if the student does not provide 48 hour notice and does not attend the session 50% of the fees will be refunded. If the student attends part of the camp and misses the rest, the student will not be eligible for any refund.
  5. Class timings and schedule are subject to change

We wish you a wonderful learning experience - these policies are required so that we can be respectful of the instructors time and commitment.