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*NEW this summer - FULL DAY camps for kids 7-14 years.
Whether your child is a budding thespian, or working on building confidence, Performing Arts Classes for Kids (PACK) is a great program! PACK allows for kids and youth to learn about drama and themselves in a safe environment by a professionally trained instructor. Participants will learn theatre techniques such as projection, breathing, movement; performance skills, such as memorization, blocking, character development; and improv skills. Individual and group participation is key, and our instructor understands that while a little structure is important for safety, theatre and drama subsists on creativity and imagination. PACK kids and youth are encouraged to explore and challenge their own abilities, and to allow themselves to be challenged.
Instructor Kim Cheel has a BA in Drama, and is an award-winning playwright, a published author and has worked with kids and youth in Airdrie for many years. She believes strongly in the confidence exposure to the theatre arts can give kids and youth that extends beyond the stage. Participation in PACK classes has led to stronger reading comprehension skills, improved group dynamic skills, and excellent stage presence.
PACK camps allows for kids and youth to learn from themselves, each other, and from the instructor. Our camps are themed, and within those themes, participants will learn storytelling, character development, and basic tech (lights and sound), and much, much more!
Due to the popularity of this program we will be offering 3 separate sessions this summer. Camps are offered:
Whether you understand the Bard or not, Shakespeare has influenced playwrights, directors, and actors for over 400 years. Activities include kid-friendly Shakespeare skits, Shakespeare-inspired directing and character development, theatre games, and a final performance the Bard would want to claim as his own.
Theatre-goers love a mystery. Who’s the red herring? Who’s the true victim, whodunit? Activities include mini-mysteries, cat and mouse games, and a final mysterious performance.
Mixed-Up Fairy Tales:
We all know Cinderella goes to the ball and meets her prince, Snow White is awakened by her apple-induced slumber, and Peter Pan defeats Captain Hook in Neverland. But what if Cinderella goes down the rabbit hole instead of Alice? Or Aladdin is in Neverland? What if Captain Hook needs a fairy godmother, or godfather? Activities for this week include creating your own fairy tale, mini mash-ups, and a final mishmash of fairy tales.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday. Final performance at 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening.
Cost $225 per student/camp
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Full payment is required at time of registration. Minimum 15 / Maximum 25 Registrants per session. BCT reserves the right to cancel camps if the minimum registration is not met.
Camp registrations are non-refundable unless the camp is cancelled due to numbers.
Bert Church Live Theatre
1000 East Lake Blvd NE
Airdrie, AB T4A 2A1