Hoffman Institute

Welcome
to summer arts 2010 at The Marcia P. Hoffman
Performing Arts Institute at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

Give your child the excitement of a fun, safe, creative and engaging
“summer to remember.” He or she will:
EXPLORE talents,
DISCOVER new friends and reunite with old ones,
EXPERIENCE the arts with professional arts instructors and
PERFORM what has been learned in a professional setting at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

The more FUN you have, the more you can
SAVE with our 3-Plus Program!*
3-Plus Program:
Enroll in 3 or more one-week classes and receive 10% off each class.
(Not including the first week of Themed Dramatics classes, June 14–18)
*Programs may be applied to one child or multiple children within the same household.

• All Themed Dramatics classes at the Hoffman Institute are literacy based.
• Themed Dramatics students receive a book related to their class experiences.
• Arts and crafts sessions are taught daily by a visual arts specialist.
• Every student receives a keepsake class photograph on the final day of class.
• Students enrolled in three or more classes receive $25.00 off fall ‘10 enrollment
at the Hoffman Institute.

We offer a convenient weekly lunch program that makes moms’ and dads’ lives easier! Each balanced lunch includes a choice of entré, fruit or vegetable, and milk or juice box. Call for more information or click here for our menu!
Price: $22.50 (plus tax) per week

All instructors at The Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute are professionals in their fields, with years of instruction and/or performance experience in music, theater, movement and dance. Credentials are available on request. Faculty assignments are subject to change.

Robert Barfield, Jazz
Ian Beck, Drama/Movement
Curtis Belz, Drama
Margaret Branscombe, Drama
Rick & Debbie Christie, Early Childhood Music
Rosemary Collins, Vocal
Bill Cusick, Piano/Musical Theater
Tony Fuoco, Jazz
Emily Harris, Storytelling/Costumes/Props
Jack Holloway, Drama
Jared O’Roark, Drama/Musical Theater
Diana Rogers, Musical Theater
Ruth Ann Rauter, First Arts/Early Childhood
Gi Sung, Drama
Gina Sullivan, Visual Arts
Frank Williams, Jazz

Private Lessons
Individual instruction is available for students wishing to strengthen their performance skills in the areas of voice, piano, drama, dance, guitar, percussion and violin. Other areas of study can be arranged on request! For more information, please call (727) 712-2706.

Summer Classes At A Glance
Click on a class below for more information
Multi-Week Performance Classes (Ages 8-18)
Class tuition includes: instruction, materials, and two tickets to the final performance or presentation. Additional tickets are $3.00–$10.00 each. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis unless otherwise noted.
INSTRUMENTAL JAZZ CAMP
June 14–18, 9 am–4 pm
Ages: 11–14
Tuition per term: $275.00 (Class is limited to 30 participants)
Lead Director: Frank Williams
Family and Friends Presentation: Friday, June 18, 4:00 pm, location TBA

Open to all instrumental students who wish to develop skills in jazz improvisation and keyboard harmony/theory. A minimum of three years experience playing an instrument is required. Prepare for high school jazz and beyond in an enjoyable, fun and professional setting. Participation assures an invitation to join the Ruth Eckerd Hall/Clearwater Jazz Holiday Youth Band. Camp includes jazz instruction plus workshops with visiting artists. Past workshops have featured Chick Corea, Dave Koz, Kenny Drew, Jr. and Eric Darius.

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JAZZY, COOL & BLUE
June 21-25, 9 am–4 pm
Ages:
15–18
Tuition per term: $325.00 (Class is limited to 30 participants)
Lead Director: Frank Williams
Performance: Friday, June 25, 7:00 pm Murray Studio Theater
Participation suggested for new entry into the Ruth Eckerd Hall/Clearwater Jazz Holiday Youth Band and combos.

Open to all students with a minimum of three years of intrumental experience who wish to be eligible to join the Ruth Eckerd Hall/Clearwater Jazz Holiday Youth Band. Intensive work in jazz improvisation, literature, styles, theory and exchange are the core of this week which includes workshops and jam sessions with visiting artists. Past workshops have featured Chick Corea, Dave Koz, Kenny Drew, Jr. and Eric Darius.

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NEXT STOP BROADWAY: WISHES AND DREAMS
June 14-July 3, 9 am–4 pm
Ages:
11–14
Tuition per term: $575.00 (Class is limited to 45 participants)
Directors: Diana Rogers, Bill Cusick
Auditions: Saturday, May 15, 3:30–7:00 pm (casting purposes only). Call (727) 712-2706 to schedule an audition and receive an audition packet.
Performances: Thursday, July 1, 7:00 pm; Friday, July 2, 7:00 pm; Saturday, July 3, 2:00 pm (followed by cast strike) Murray Studio Theater

Next Stop Broadway emphasizes the building of students’ confidence as they engage all three components of musical theater: acting, music and dance. This performance class, entitled Wishes and Dreams, strives to ensure that every student understands that talent comes in different shapes and sizes, and no one talent is greater than another. For three dynamic weeks, students will be directed from conception through performance to construct an original theater experience based on the theme of searching for and finding your way along life’s winding path.

DOUBLE DEAL! Enroll in both Next Stop Broadway classes and pay $499.00 each!


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HIP-HOP SHAKESPEARE
July 6-16, 9 am–4 pm
Ages:
13–18
Tuition per term: $425.00 (Class is limited to 20 participants)
Instructors: Jack Holloway and Curtis Belz
Auditions: Saturday, May 15, 3:30–7:00 pm (casting purposes only). Call (727) 712-2706 to schedule an audition and receive an audition packet.
Performance:
Friday, July 16, 7:00 pm; Saturday, July 17, 2:00 pm Murray Studio Theater

It’s our “Bomb-itty of Errors.” Teaching artists from the Eckerd Theater Company bring an original work to the Hoffman Institute for development as a possible touring production. Through the use of hip-hop and spoken word, the wit and street cred of William Shakespeare’s timeless work is brought to light. Seize the opportunity to work with professional actors and be part of the creative process as you bring the “Bard” to life.

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CIRCUS THEATER: REVERIE
July 12-23, 9 am–3:30 pm
Ages:
8–14
Tuition per term: $425.00 (Class is limited to 30 participants)
Tickets: $5

In Cirque Du Soleil fashion, we follow the journey of a toy box and the characters that live inside as they come to life with various kinds of circus skills, from juggling to acrobatics to stilt walking and everything in between. With creative makeup and clever costuming, mixed with a variety of stranger-than-life characters, daydreaming has never been so much fun, as Ian Beck guides you on this journey of artistry and imagination. Part of the “Greater Good” camp theme, ticket sales from Circus Theater will benefit charity.

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NEXT STOP BROADWAY, TOO: FOOTLOOSE
July 19-August 8, 9 am–4 pm
Ages:
12–18
Tuition per term: $575.00 (Class is limited to 45 participants)
Director: Jared O’Roark; Music Director: Emi Stefanov
Auditions:Wednesday, June 30 or Thursday, July 1, 4:30–7:30 pm (casting purposes only). Call (727) 712-2706 to schedule an audition and receive an audition packet.
Performance:Friday, August 6, 7:00 pm; Saturday, August 7, 2:00 & 7:00 pm; Sunday, August 8, 2:00 pm (followed by cast strike) Murray Studio Theater

One of the most explosive movie musicals to burst onto the live stage, Footloose is the story of a young boy, Ren, who moves with his mother from Chicago to a small farming town where he faces numerous changes to his city lifestyle, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise control over the town's youth. When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar®- and Tony®-nominated top 40 score and supplemented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people and guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

DOUBLE DEAL! Enroll in both Next Stop Broadway classes and pay $499.00 each!

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THE ZOMBIE PROJECT: ASYLUM
August 2-13, 9 am–4 pm
Ages:
11–18
Tuition per term: $425.00 (Class is limited to 20 participants)
Director: Ian Beck, Dialect Coach: Jared O’Roark
Performance: Friday, August 13, 2:00 & 7:00 pm, Murray Studio Theater

The entire Hoffman Institute becomes possessed as we celebrate Halloween just a little early. With a ghoulishly repulsive script, this class will create a performance piece like no other. Zombie makeup, zombie hair, zombie humor, zombie-riffic fun. Don’t get left out or you might be eaten up with remorse.

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One-Week, Half-Day & All-Day Themed Singing & Movement Classes, Ages 4–14
Classes 9:00 am–3:00 pm (dates listed below), $135.00–220.00 per week. Family and Friends Presentation at 2:00 pm on the final day of class.
SINGING STARS
June 21-25, 9 am–3 pm
Ages:
8–11
Tuition per term: $220.00
Instructor:
Rosemary Collins

Spend a week singing with your friends in wonderful harmony! Play fun games that teach music literacy and healthy singing technique. There will be a final presentation of two-part choral music on Friday.

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STAR-SPANGLED TAPPERS
June 28-July 2, 9 am–12 pm (one week, half-day)
Ages:
4–7
Tuition per term: $135.00
Instructor:
TBA

In celebration of Independence Day, our young hoofers will strut their stuff as they are taught the fundamentals and language of dance in general and tap and jazz in particular in a fun, playful atmosphere of encouragement, discipline and warmth. TAP SHOES REQUIRED


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TAP, JAZZ, HIP-HOP
June 28-July 2, 9 am–3 pm
Ages:
9–12
Tuition per term: $220.00
Instructor:
TBA

Bust a move! Students learn street dance, combining urban hip-hop, jazz, and cuttingedge tap into an explosive display of free-style footwork and dynamic choreography. While working hard and having fun, students develop selfconfidence and presentation skills.TAP SHOES REQUIRED


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TEEN TROUPE: MIDDLE SCHOOL BUILDER
July 12-16, 9 am–3 pm
Ages:
10–14
Tuition per term: $220.00
Instructors:
Rosemary Collins and senior members of the Teen Troupe.

Come learn the art of ensemble singing with Ruth Eckerd Hall’s featured Teen Troupe performers. Using contemporary music, movement and accompaniment, the young singing star is transformed into the next up-and-coming Teen Troupe performer. Students offer a live performance on Friday afternoon.


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DISCOVER DISNEY
August 2-6, 9 am–3 pm
Ages:
6–9
Tuition per term: $220.00
Instructor:
TBA

Using well-known Disney favorites, this class introduces students to the art of musical theater performance. Participants have an opportunity to portray the characters they know and love from Disney classics.


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One-Week, Half-Day Classes For Our Little Artists, Ages 3–4
Classes are limited to 15 participants unless otherwise noted. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. (MUST BE POTTY TRAINED AND NOT NEED BATHROOM ASSISTANCE FROM AN ADULT.) Family and Friends Presentation at noon on the final day of class.
FIRST ARTS, ARTS IMMERSION
Ages:
3–4
Tuition per term:
$135.00
Instructor:
Ruth Ann Rauter

Our youngest students discover theater, music, movement, and visual arts activities. This class is designed to develop and expand imagination and creativity as well as enhance essential basic learning and social skills in a warm and nurturing environment. Each one-week class explores a different theme and offers fresh material.
FIRST ARTS, ONCE UPON A RAINBOW
June 14-18, 9 am–12 pm

This class discovers how the Rainbow Fairies rescue a barren kingdom from goblins by spreading their magic colors across the land.


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FIRST ARTS, THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
June 21-25, 9 am–12 pm

This is a simple retelling of the old classic about love breaking “the spell” of fear and waking the princess to “make her dream come true.”


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FIRST ARTS, THE LION AND THE MOUSE
June 28-July 2, 9 am–12 pm

Using Aesop’s fable and Jerry Pinkney’s beautiful illustrations of a mouse who rescues a lion king, this class learns the value of friendship between creatures great and small.


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FIRST ARTS, FAIRIES FOLLOW THE SUN
July 12-16, 9 am–12 pm

Inspired by Cicely Mary Barker’s beautiful illustrations, this class journeys with fairies who follow the sun westward, meeting new friends along the way, including the fireflies who light their way home at night.


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FIRST ARTS, PETER RABBIT
July 19-23, 9 am–12 pm

Based on Beatrix Potter’s famous tale, Peter Rabbit and his friends have quite a curious, scary, funny adventure in Mr. McGregor’s garden.


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FIRST ARTS, THE BIRTHDAY STORY
July 26-30, 9 am–12 pm

Inspired by a seed idea from Waldorf Education, this magical story imagines one’s journey being born on Earth and the search for one’s mother and father.


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FUN MUSIC TIME: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
at Waldo Pond and Other Tales From Meadow and Marsh

August 2-6, 9 am–12 pm
Instructors: Rick and Debbie Christie

Early childhood music specialists Rick and Debbie Christie and their engaging MusikGarten curriculum will guide our young campers on a musical adventure to meet Benoit Bullfrog and his many friends. Stories about a picky eater (the Great Blue Heron), the musicians of the Insect Quartet and other inhabitants of the “pond” will include musical fun with dancing, instruments and crafts to bring nature’s music to life for every child.


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One Week, All-Day Themed Dramatic Classes, Ages 5–7
CREATURE WEEK
THE NOT-SO-SCARY MONSTER PETTING ZOO

June 14-18, 9 am–3 pm
Ages:
5–7
Tuition per term: $165.00

What better way is there to tame the creatures of our imaginations than to see them as what they are… cuddly pets! And all monsters like you to scratch them behind their ears, once they get to know you!


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FANTASY WEEK
MERMAIDS AND MARTIANS

June 21-25, 9 am–3 pm
Ages:
5–7
Tuition per term: $220.00

When the Martians take a wrong turn, they are hopelessly lost on a strange planet – Earth! Can the mermaids help them find their way home? Guys, sometimes you just have to ask for directions.


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DR. SEUSS WEEK
IF I RAN THE CIRCUS

June 28-July 2, 9 am–3 pm
Ages:
5–7
Tuition per term: $220.00

What would your Circus McGurkus look like? Would you have a Drum-Tummied Snumm, a Fluff-Muffled Truffle, a Spotted Atrocious, a Trapeze Troupe, or Tournament Knights? What about a 500-gallon lemonade dispenser? It’s your own three-ring circus of fun.


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BASEBALL WEEK
CASEY AT THE BAT

July 6-9, 9 am–3 pm
Ages:
5–7
Tuition per term: $180.00

This week we celebrate America’s favorite pastime with our own version of the classic “Mudville” poem. Want to know if home-run slugger Casey strikes out? You’ll decide! The week includes a visit from Raymond, our favorite team mascot from the Tampa Bay Rays, and tickets to a Rays game.


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MAGIC SPELL WEEK
PRINCESSES AND FROGS

July 12-16, 9 am–3 pm
Ages:
5–7
Tuition per term: $220.00

Sometimes (if you are a clever princess and not afraid of frogs) you might find a prince where you would least expect! And sometimes, you will just find a frog. With inspiration from Disney, of course, we create a fairy tale original.


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GREATER GOOD WEEK
LISTEN TO THE WIND

July 19-23, 9 am–3 pm
Ages:
5–7
Tuition per term: $220.00

The children of Korphe live in the mountains of Pakistan. They make up their own games and make their own toys. Before they helped build their own school, they had class outdoors and wrote on the ground with sticks. This week, our campers learn about the “greater good” of helping other kids who are less fortunate.


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NO BULLIES WEEK
STAND TALL

July 26-30, 9 am–3 pm
Ages:
5–7
Tuition per term: $220.00

We all know that it’s not nice to make fun of people. We also know that we have to stand tall (even if we are aren’t tall) to show the people around us that we are proud of who we are. This week is about making our new camp friends feel special.


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TALL TALES WEEK
FRACTURED FAIRY TALES

August 2-6, 9 am–3 pm
Ages:
5–7
Tuition per term: $220.00

When Little Red Riding Hood finds the Seven Dwarfs having a party at Grandma’s house, she teaches them how to dance. Unfortunately, Rumpelstiltskin isn’t happy, because he wasn’t invited. The Dwarfs eat some bad apples and fall asleep. When the Wolf shows up, Red and Grandma climb a giant bean stalk to get away - or something like that. And, of course, everyone lives happily ever after – except Jack.


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ZOMBIE WEEK
LITTLE GOBLINS

August 9-13, 9 am–3 pm
Ages:
5–7
Tuition per term: $220.00

Halloween comes early to the Hoffman Institute! Join the fun as we practice our “haunting” skills. Whisper like a ghost. Hoot like an owl. Be a sneaker creeper! Want to be a ninja goblin or a princess goblin? We have a camp for you!


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One Week, All-Day Themed Dramatic Classes, Ages 8–10
Classes 9:00 am–3:00 pm (dates listed below), $165.00 – 220.00 per week. Tuition includes a related book, a great way to build your child’s library. Family and Friends Presentation at 2:00 pm on the final day of class.
CREATURE WEEK
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

June 14-18, 9 am–3 pm
Ages:
8–10
Tuition per term: $165.00

No matter what your age, there’s a little bit of a wild thing in most of us. And sometimes, those wild things can get us into trouble. What does your wild side look like and where does it live when it isn’t with you? Come with us on a week-long visit to where the wild things are.


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FANTASY WEEK
UNICORNS AND DRAGONS: FACT OR FICTION?

June 21-25, 9 am–3 pm
Ages:
8–10
Tuition per term: $220.00

Hello, Magical Creature Investigation Service? We wish to report a strange creature. Please send your best investigators quickly before it’s too late! Better bring a stun gun, a large net, some strong rope and some chocolate cupcakes. We’ll explain when you get here!


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DR. SEUSS WEEK
THE LORAX

June 28-July 2, 9 am–3 pm
Ages:
8–10
Tuition per term: $220.00

The poor Bar-ba-loots are getting the crummies because they have no food in their tummies! Dr. Seuss had a funny way of saying everything in rhyme. But not everything he wrote was nonsense. In the clever verse of The Lorax, Seuss shows us that it’s important to be good caretakers of the land we call home. You don’t need to be a treehugger to love this camp–just a conscientious camper.


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BASEBALL WEEK
GREAT MOMENTS IN BASEBALL HISTORY (NOT!)

July 6-9, 9 am–3 pm
Ages:
8–10
Tuition per term: $180.00

From the first pitch to the last out of this camp, we will conjure up the most fantastic, never-before-heard-of (and never really happened) historical (and hysterical) events of our favorite sport. Add a visit by our favorite team mascot, Raymond, and tickets to a Rays game, and you have the makings of a favorite summer camp experience.


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MAGIC SPELL WEEK
THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE

July 12-16, 9 am–3 pm
Ages:
8–10
Tuition per term: $220.00

Darn those crazy broomsticks! They can’t do anything right. And just when you thought you had your magic spells perfected. Okay, okay. It’s not your fault. Maybe it was cell phone interference. Maybe it was sun spots. But WHO IS GOING TO CLEAN UP THAT MESS? Even Harry Potter can’t help you now.


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GREATER GOOD WEEK
CHANGING THE WORLD

July 19-23, 9 am–3 pm
Ages:
8–10
Tuition per term: $220.00

Every day, regular kids are finding ways to change the world by standing up for themselves, protecting the environment, overcoming challenges and helping others. Learn about young heroes and become one yourself in this week that showcases ways to do good deeds!


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NO BULLIES WEEK
THE HUNDRED DRESSES

July 26-30, 9 am–3 pm
Ages:
8–10
Tuition per term: $220.00

The students in Miss Mason’s class make fun of Wanda, a girl who claims to have a hundred dresses. When Wanda moves away, the kids realize what a mistake they have made. The story of Eckerd Theater Company’s most often requested show about bullying will be recreated for the first time by students of the Hoffman Institute.


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TALL TALES WEEK
THE LIGHTNING THIEF

August 2-6, 9 am–3 pm
Ages:
8–10
Tuition per term: $220.00

A lot of fun starts with “what if…?” Like, what if you were a descendent of a Greek god and you didn’t even know it? What if you discovered you had special powers? What if you had to find a stolen object and return it before the world was destroyed? This week we learn a lot about Greek myths and a little about New York City. Rated G for Great stuff!


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ZOMBIE WEEK
THE ZOMBIE PROJECT

August 9-13, 9 am–3 pm
Ages:
8–10
Tuition per term: $220.00

Halloween in August? Why not!? In preparation for bringing together a community Halloween experience to be presented (more appropriately) in October, we are starting now to create a spook-tacular treat. Try your hand at scary makeup, bad hair, terrifying howls and, of course, Oscar®-winning creepiness.


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One-Week, All-Day Specialty Acting Classes, Ages 8–14
Classes 9:00 am–3:00 pm (dates listed below), $180.00–220.00 per week. Tuition includes a related book, a great way to build your child’s library. Family and Friends Presentation at 2:00 pm on the final day of class.
I’M READY FOR MY CLOSE-UP!
July 6-9, 9 am–3 pm
Ages:
8–10
Tuition per term: $180.00 (Class is limited to 16 participants.)

Hit your mark, slate your name and off you go! Learn how to be relaxed and confident on camera in a class that provides opportunities to work with real commercial, television, and film scripts and offers useful information on the do’s and don’ts of the business.


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SKETCH COMEDY
July 26-30, 9 am–3 pm
Ages:
11–14
Tuition per term: $220.00

Step aside, Saturday Night Live. We’re talking world-class comedy here. Beyond improvisation games, create your own wacky scenes of way-out characters and wild situations.


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LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!
August 9-13, 9 am–3 pm
Ages:
11–14
Tuition per term: $220.00 (Class is limited to 16 participants.)

Learn how to be relaxed and confident on camera in a class that provides opportunities to work with real commercial, television, and film scripts, and offers an abundance of information on the do ’s and don’ts of the business.


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