2020 Summer Camps!

This year Chandler Center for the Arts is offering 17 different in-person camps for kids and teens to learn Acting, Dance, Choreography, Filmmaking, Animation and so much more! 

Need based scholarships are available, just drop us a message here for more details.

 

We plan to keep everyone safely distanced, while offering these 17 exciting summer camps for all ages and interests.  Each camp will be limited to 15 participants and will have 2 instructors.  Camps will be designed with safety and social-distancing in mind but will still be a blast. You can read our full policy here.
 

Create A Show From Scratch!

July 7th-10th, 9am-NOON

Ages:

8-12

Cost:

75.00

How can you create a character? What situations make for good stories? How do costumes and props enhance the performance? How do movement and direction impact a play? When it all comes together, we have a show! We will create characters and stories through improv which will lead to a story idea. Then we can add costume pieces and props to make that story come to life culminating recorded performance to share!

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Create A Show From Scratch!

July 7th-10th, 1:30-4:30pm

Ages:

13-18

Cost:

75.00

How does character development help an actor’s performance? How can we use conflict to drive a story? How do costumes and props enhance the finished product? How can movement and direction impact a character's choices and the overall flow of the story? When it all comes together, we have a show! We will create characters and stories through improv which will lead to a story idea. Then we can add costume pieces and props to make that story come to life culminating recorded performance to share!

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Dance & Play Camp

July 13th-17th, 9am-NOON

Ages:

7-12

Cost:

75.00

Play games and get moving! We will spend the mornings having fun and learning the choreography to a popular Broadway show tune!

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Fosse! Dance Camp

July 13th-17th, 1:30-4:30pm

Ages:

13-18

Cost:

75.00

Spend the week getting to know one of the most iconic choreographers in history: Bob Fosse! Each day will start with some warm-ups, basic movement, and learning choreography to a classic Fosse number.

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Musical Theater Exploration

July 20th-24th, 9am-NOON

Ages:

6-10

Cost:

75.00

Come play and move at our Musical Theater Exploration camp! We will spend each morning playing theater games, learning/creating choreography, and playing theater improv games.

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Musical Theater Exploration

July 20th-24th, 1:30-4:30pm

Ages:

11-14

Cost:

75.00

Come play and move at our Musical Theater Exploration camp! We will spend each afternoon playing theater games, learning/creating choreography, and playing theater improv games.

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Tech Camp - Basic Set Design & Construction

July 27th-31st, 9am-NOON

Ages:

12-18

Cost:

75.00

Experience how artists and builders combine forces to turn a bare stage into a work of art that helps transport an audience to a different time and place. Learn the basics of designing, constructing and painting through a hands-on, collaborative project. This camp can be combined with "Learn Theatrical Tech ". Students must bring a bag lunch or have permission to leave campus unsupervised.

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Tech Camp - Learn Theatrical Tech

July 27th-31st, 1:30-4:30pm

Ages:

12-18

Cost:

75.00

Discover the basics of what happens behind the scenes to bring a theatrical show to life". Learn the technical crafts of what brings a show to life. This camp will touch on Lighting, Sound, Projection, and Stage Craft. This camp can be combined with "Basic Set Design & Construction". Students must bring a bag lunch or have permission to leave campus unsupervised.

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Musical Theater Dance

Aug 3rd-7th, 9am-NOON

Ages:

10-18

Cost:

75.00

For those who love dancing, students will learn show-stopping numbers from hit Broadway musicals in jazz and tap dancing styles. This camp is perfect for beginning and intermediate dancers.

Goals for this camp include the following:
- introduction to the style of musical theatre dance and overview of some classic dance sequences widely used in the industry
- proper warm-up techniques, stretching, and exercises
- Overview on how dancing on Broadway has evolved over the years (from Fosse to Footloose and everything in between)
- Difference between dance styles recently seen on Broadway (Dear Evan Hansen vs. Hamilton vs. Hadestown vs. Bright Star vs. Wicked)
- learn 3-4 dances choreographed to show tunes
- mock audition dance call (see what a traditional dance audition for a musical or the Chandler youth musical dance call is like- I will teach a short minute combination to a song and then give feedback.)
- Learn key dance terminology to use moving forward
- small group and individual instruction
- Ability to dance confidently and freestyle!

Emily will reach out the week before camp to gauge peoples abilities and interests. If tap is included we maybe able to help find some shoes if you don't have any.

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Imagination Camp

Aug 3rd-7th, 1:30-4:30pm

Ages:

8-12

Cost:

Free

Imagination Camp is a Creative Collaboration with Chandler Center of the Arts, Kimball Library, and the Arts Bus. Participants will choose a story, select a character, design and build either a puppet, a mask or a character costume, create sound effects and theme music, and perform their story. Final performances will be collected on video and made available at the end of the week to share with families.

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Animation Camp

Aug 10th-14th, 9am-NOON

Ages:

8-13

Cost:

75.00

Learn how to create characters animate movement using sand, clay, objects and photographs. Basic principles of stop-motion animation, storytelling and character development will be explored and design. Kids will work in multiple mediums in the beginning 2 classes then decide which medium they will use to create a short scene. Video recordings of the final will be provided at the end of the camp.

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Musical Theater Solo Interpretation and Performance

Aug 10th-14th, 9am-NOON

Ages:

10-14

Cost:

75.00

Hone-in on acting and singing skills through private voice lessons, private acting lessons, group character work, and group work shopping to prepare for a final presentation!

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Musical Theater Solo Interpretation and Performance

Aug 10th-14th, 1:30-4:30pm

Ages:

15-18

Cost:

75.00

Hone-in on acting and singing skills through private voice lessons, private acting lessons, group character work, and group work shopping to prepare for a final presentation!

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Make A Movie!

Aug 10th-14th, 1:30-4:30pm

Ages:

12-18

Cost:

75.00

Learn the craft of professional narrative filmmaking -- Are you Interested in telling narrative film stories?
Want to refine your ability to work with actors and ways to craft a scene? Teens will brainstorm possible projects and then collaborate to make a final film as a professional production team. Students can use a smart phone or other format of digital camera, and edit in either imovie, Adobe Premiere, or other editing software, depending on their access.

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Broadway for Beginners Dance Camp

Aug 17th-21st, 9am-NOON

Ages:

7-18

Cost:

75.00

Join Emily and Kim as they introduce you to the joys of Broadway musicals and dancing! Throughout the week we'll stretch, learn basic dance terminology, play some theatre games, and learn some fun choreography to songs from hit Broadway musicals such as Frozen, Mean Girls, The Prom, Chorus Line, and Hamilton! Recommended for all ages, beginner level dancers with little to no experience.

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