The Athens Youth Theater Summer of 2019
Athens Youth Theater Academy

 

Come join us in the Athens Youth Academy!  Acting camps that challenge serious actors and welcome all beginners.

Imagine the perfect Summer acting camp: dazzling shows, great directors and teachers, and a place that makes you feel  welcome!

 

 

June 3 - 7    "Practically Perfect Poppins"  
Rising 5th. Grade Students thru 10th. | 9am-3pm | $ 225
     Can you imagine traveling underwater in your own bathtub, visiting a house that’s Topsy Turvy or dancing with lamp lighters?!
     In this camp students will perform songs from the new hit movie and discover how to bring magic into everyday life. With Mary Poppins along for the journey, they'll have nowhere to go but up!


June 3 - 7    "Unleash the Villains!"   
Rising 1st.  Grade Students thru 5th. Grade |9am-3pm| $225

     It’s time for the villains to shine! Students will perform some of the classic Disney movie songs sung by those villains that we all love to hate.
     In addition to singing, students will also learn choreography and how to embrace their character’s evil side!

                                                                                                        
June 10 - 14 "Magical World of Matilda"  
Rising 3rd Grade Students thru 8th grade | 9am-3pm |  $225

     Matilda is the story of an extraordinary little girl with extraordinary powers. The daughter of abusive parents, Matilda finds refuge in library books, which she reads quickly, recreating them into her own stories. Surrounded by adults who could care less about her, she finds companionship in her teacher Miss Honey who, though well-intentioned, is shy and fragile.
 Brave little Matilda knows she has to stand up against the adults in her world, and in doing so discovers her own remarkable powers.
     Students will perform numbers from the hit Broadway musical and tap into their own extraordinary powers!


June 10 - 14 "Dragon Training"
Rising 1st Grade Students thru 5th Grade | 9am-2pm | $195
    Viking teenager Hiccup lives on the Island of Burk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. The teen’s rather progressive views and offbeat sense of humor don’t sit well with his tribe or it’s chief... who just so happens to be Hiccup’s father. When Hiccup is included in dragon training with the other Viking teens, he sees his chance to prove that he has what it takes to be a fighter.  But when he encounters (and ultimately befriends) an injured dragon, his world is flipped upside down, and what started out as Hiccup’s one shot to prove himself turns into an opportunity to set a new course for the future of the entire tribe.
    Students will work with their teachers to create a scene inspired by this story, and will learn various Dragon Training techniques that every young Viking must know!


June 17 - 21 " Flop Like a Fish with Sponge Bob"
Rising 2nd Grade Students thru 6th Grade| 9am-3pm | $225

     He is not a simple sponge! Come join us in Bikini Bottom as we bring to life some of the smash hit songs from the new Broadway musical. Students will perform songs from the original Broadway production by singing, dancing and acting all at the same time!


June 17 - 21  "Fun with Fairy Tale Friends - Goldie and Bear"
Rising
Kindergarten  Students thru 2nd Grade | 9am-1pm | $150    
     Goldie and Bear follows two well-known fairy tale characters that together, explore and play in Fairytale Forest, while interacting with a hodge-podge of fairy tale and nursery rhyme characters, including The Big Bad Wolf , the Three Little Pigs , Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother, Jack and the giant, Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, the little old lady who lived in a shoe and her children, Thumbelina and many others.
     Kids will recreate some of these famous fairy tales through scene work and theater games.



June 24-28   "Gleefully  Gleeky"  
Rising 4th Grade Students thru 7th Grade| 9am-3pm | $225
   
     Glee focused on William McKinley High School Glee Club, the New Directions, which competes on the show choir competition circuit while its disparate members deal with social issues , especially regarding relationships and teamwork.
     In this Glee camp, students will sing, dance and act out some of the most memorable numbers from the hit TV show.


June 24 - 28    "The Chocolatey World of Willy Wonka"  
Rising 1st Grade Students thru 4th Grade| 9am-2pm | $195
    Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory... or suffer the consequences.
     Students
will perform some of the favorite numbers from this book/movie/Broadway show! It will feel like they are getting a first-hand experience of what it is like to compete for an entire chocolate factory.


July 1 - 5  (4th off) "... and the Tony goes to!"
Rising 4th Grade Students thru 9th Grade | 9am-3pm | $200
     The Tony Awards are one of the most coveted honors a production can receive for its work. This camp will highlight some of the best productions that have won this famous award  over the years. Some of the more memorable Tony winners include Book of Mormon , Spamalot , A Chorus Line Dear Evan Hansen, Cats, 42nd Street and Hairspray .
     Students will learn and perform various production numbers from any number of these fantastic musical winners!



July 1 - 5  (4th 0ff)  "Adventure with Barbie and Ken"
Rising Kindergarten Students thru 2nd Grade| 9am-1pm | $140

     You can be whatever you want to be! Using the music from the many incarnations of Barbie’s world, students will learn about being the best version of themselves!
     Students will perform songs from the hit TV series and will explore their various talents to help them discover what they want to be someday.



July 1 - 5  (4th 0ff)  "A Boy and his Silly Old Bear"
Rising 1st Grade Students thru 4th Grade   | 9am-2pm | $175
     Join the adventures of friends Pooh, Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo, and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore, who has lost his tail. Owl sends the whole gang on a wild quest to save Christopher Robin from an imaginary culprit. It turns out to be a very busy day for a bear who simply set out to find some honey.
     Students will create scenes with their teachers and sing songs with the inspiration of these lovable characters from the 100 Acre Woods.


July 8 - 12  "On Wednesdays ...  We Sing"
Rising 3rd Grade Students thru 7th Grade | 9am-3pm | $225
     In this camp everyone can sit with us. Mean Girls -- the hit movie, turned Tony Award Nominated broadway musical, explores the adventures of being in high school with fun new music! Students will learn and perform songs and scenes from the broadway musical while learning how important their own voices are when it comes time to stand up for the right thing.         
     You go, Glen Coco!



July 8 - 12  "Grinchmas in July"
Rising Kindergarten Students thru 2nd Grade| 9am-1pm | $150

     Wahoo dores and hooray, come and help us save the day For this Theater Camp you’ll need no sleigh, as you triumph over the foul play of the whoorible Grinch who's plotting to try And steal our Christmas at camp in July. Will you be a Who who will stop him? Are you a Who who can save our play?
     Come enter the fray--Calloo, Calay, And sing Wahoo dores while parents yell Yay!



July 8 - 12  Design & Tech Academy
Rising 8th Grade Students thru 12th Grade | 9am-3pm | $175
     Do you love theatre and the art of creating? Does the allure of constructing a production from the ground up call to you? Are you able to see the full show while others only see a rehearsal space? Maybe you just want to become a more rounded thespian. Well then this camp is just what you need! Work wrench in hand with our theatre’s top designers to help put our first mainstage production of the season on its feet. You’ll develop a better understanding for lighting design, stage management, costume construction, special effects and much more. 
     Come find out what makes a show a production! 8th grade to graduating seniors only.

July 15 - 26 -Production Camp -- "Frozen Jr."  (both weeks)
Rising 3rd Grade Students thru 8th Grade | 9am-3pm | $350
     In "Frozen" the fearless optimist Anna teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic journey. Together they race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in an eternal winter. While battling Everest-like conditions, Anna and Sven fight to save the kingdom, and along the way encounter mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf who loves warm hugs.
      In this performance camp students will perform an audition on the first day to be cast in a role of this stage production. They will have 2 cool weeks to learn a script complete with songs and choreography that will be performed on the final Friday as they let it all go on the stage.

 

July 15 - 19 "Berry Bitty Adventures"
Rising Kindergarten Students thru 2nd Grade | 9am-1pm | $150
     Strawberry Shortcake lives in Berry Bitty City with her best friends Orange Blossom, Lemon Meringue, Raspberry Torte, Blueberry Muffin, Plum Pudding and Huckleberry Pie. Along with the Berrykins and the other residents in Berry Bitty City, Strawberry Shortcake and her friends work together to take care of their city and have a great time doing it!
     Through choreography, singing and scene work, students will be immersed in the town of Berry Bitty City and the stories of Strawberry Shortcake and her friends!



July 15 - 19   Design and Tech Academy
Rising 8th Grade Students thru 12th Grade | 9am-3pm | $175

     Do you love theatre and the art of creating? Does the allure of constructing a production from the ground up call to you? Are you able to see the full show while others only see a rehearsal space? Maybe you just want to become a more rounded thespian. Well then this camp is just what you need! Work wrench in hand with our theatre’s top designers to help put our first mainstage production of the season on its feet. You’ll develop a better understanding for lighting design, stage management, costume construction, special effects and much more. 
     Come find out what makes a show a production! 8th grade to graduating seniors only.
 

July 15 - 19   High School Intensive
    
Rising 9th Grade Students thru 12th Grade | 9am-3pm | $175

I
f you are thinking about going to college to study theater or preparing to audition for upcoming shows, then this camp will be a huge benefit for you!
      Focusing on singing, acting, and dancing, as well as helpful advice shared for auditioning, this camp is geared to help students set themselves up for success!

 

July 22- 26 "Llama Llama's Drama"
 Rising Kindergarten Students thru 2nd Grade | 9am-2pm | $195
     Follow author Anna Dewdney’s beloved children’s book character Llama Llama as he learns how to control his feelings. Dealing with problems like not wanting to share with friends, bullies, holiday drama, and waiting for his Mama, Llama Llama (and his red pajamas) is just plain tired of all of his Llama Drama!
     Along with plenty of Llama crafts and books, students will spend their week dancing, singing, and learning how to improv as an actor as they help Llama Llama with his drama drama!                         


July 29 - Aug 9 -Production Camp -"RENT School Edition"   (2 Weeks)
Rising 6th Grade Students thru 12th Grade | 9am-3pm | $350
     Rent follows the ups and downs of a year in the life of a group of impoverished, artistic friends living in Manhattan’s East Village. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, struggles to find his place in the world; his roommate Roger, an HIV-positive musician, wonders how he will leave his mark before he dies. Mimi and Angel look for true love as they face the harsh reality of life as HIV-positive young people, while businesswoman Joanne seeks fidelity from her wild-child, performance-artist girlfriend Maureen. The group’s dreams, losses, and love stories weave through the musical’s narration to paint a stunningly raw and emotional portrait of the gritty bohemian world of New York City in the 1990s under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.
     Students will perform an audition on the first day to be cast in a role of this stage production. They will have 2 weeks to learn a script complete with songs and choreography that will be performed on the final Friday.
(Parental guidance advised- this musical deals with the topic of AIDS & homosexuality.)


July 29 - AUG 2 "Flashy Super Music with Supergirl and the Flash"
Rising 3rd Grade Students thru 6th Grade | 9am-2pm | $195
     This camp is based on the recent television phenomenon that the CW created with a 4-show-musical crossover called “Duet” (which joined together the casts of Supergirl, The Flash, Aarow, and Legends of Tomorrow ) . When Music Meister places Kara (Supergirl) and Barry Allen (the Flash) in comas, their minds are trapped together in a musical dream world.
     We invite students to join these heroes in this musical adventure as they learn and perfect the super fun original music from “Duet.”

 

July 29 - Aug 2 " Face the Music and 'Sing'!
Rising Kindergarten Students thru 2nd Grade | 9am-1pm | $150
      An animated comedy about finding the music that lives inside all of us, Sing tells the story of Buster Moon, an eternally optimistic koala who puts on the world’s greatest singing competition to save his crumbling theater. Just like the contestants in Buster Moon’s competition, 
     Students will learn, not only music, but what makes them special.
 

Aug  5 - 9 "Journey to the Land of Sweets! "
Rising 2nd Grade Students thru 5th Grade | 9am-2pm | $195
       Young Clara needs a magical, one-of-a-kind key to unlock a box containing a priceless gift. A golden thread leads her to the coveted key, but it soon disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. In that world she meets a soldier named Phillip, a group of mice, and the regents who preside over three realms. Clara and Phillip must now enter a fourth realm to retrieve the key and restore harmony to the unstable land.
     Focusing heavily on choreography, this camp will be filled with music from the classic ballet
The Nutcracker .

 


 

 

Morning Care and After Care

The Athens now offers morning & after care to help you facilitate your day!

Morning Care: 7:30am – 9am | $35 per week
After Care (A): 2pm – 5:30pm | $70 per week
After Care (B): 3pm – 5:30pm | $50 per week

Combo Care (Morning and After Care):
7:30am – 9am and 2pm – 5:30pm | $90 per week

*Combo Care (B):
7:30am – 9am and 3pm – 5:30pm | $75 per week

*After Care (B) is for Production Camp Students only.

Morning and After Care include age-appropriate arts and crafts, movies, and games. After Care includes outside play; there are no off-site trips. Morning and After Care are not extensions of the theatre camp, though are still engaging and enjoyable for all students. Tuition is charged for the week, not the day. Prorating  is not available. Students in After Care should bring a snack.

 

REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY

All refunds for withdrawals incur a $25 administrative fee per camp.

·         All withdrawal requests must be sent in writing to education@athensdeland.com.

·         If a child withdraws from a camp or class before the first day of camp or class, the registration cost is refunded less the $25 administrative fee.

·         If a child withdraws from a camp or class at any time on or after the first day of the program no refunds are given. The exception is for a medical reason, which requires a physician’s note. In the event of withdrawal due to a medical issue, the registration fee is prorated, the unused portion is refunded, and the administrative fee is waived.

The Athens Theatre reserves the right to alter or cancel scheduled programs as necessary. If a program is cancelled, a full refund of the cancelled program’s tuition is issued.

 

Registration and Payment

Click HERE for our Registration,  Payment and Release Form which must be returned to assure a place - you can either include a check with the form or purchase via credit card by clicking the button above.  (Morning and After care to be paid by check at the beginning of the class)  

(Your child may qualify for financial assistance -- click  HERE  for application)

Camp Information

·         Camp Hours are indicated above.

·         Extended care is available - more information on the Registration form

·         Camp location is the Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Avenue, DeLand

Commonly Asked Questions:

·         Q:  Will instructors have security clearance?

A:  Yes!   All instructors have background checks.  They have been cleared and are wonderful teachers! 

·         Q:  Will my child be supervised at all times during the camps, including supervision to and from restrooms, breaks, lunch, etc...?

A:  Yes!  The highest precautions for safety at all times and students will be closely supervised. 

·         Q:  Where will drop off and pick up occur each day?

A:  The Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Avenue, DeLand unless otherwise advised by the instructor.

·         Q:  Will students be learning at age specific levels?

A:  Yes!  Each camp will have 4-6 instructors with age / grade appropriate groups.

Questions?  please email youththeater@athensdeland.com

 

This project is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on  Arts and Culture.