Education Grade 3 to 4 : The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

Education For Grades 3 to 4

Camps for this age group are designed to provide students with an opportunity to take risks and build confidence while preparing to perform. As students make creative choices, try new ideas, and learn to interpret dramatic material in expressive ways, they are building skills they can use again and again.


SKILLS CAMPS: Monday - Friday; 9:15-4:15:
Mornings are skill-focused and designed to help the students develop their acting and movement skills. In the afternoon, the focus shifts to more goal-oriented activities as campers have the opportunity to apply their new skills to short acting and dancing performance pieces.

  • POPPIN' POETRY; JULY 26-30; CAMP FEE: $250
    Crafted to ignite imagination and introduce students to the poetry and imagery found in popular music, this week s acting and movement activities will focus on collaboration as the class ensemble works to bring imagery-filled text to life.

PERFORMANCE CAMP: Monday - Friday; Performance on Saturday

  • REGARDS TO BROADWAY; AUGUST 2-13, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM; PERFORMANCE AUGUST 14; CAMP FEE: $550
    Celebrate Broadway musicals past and present while acting, singing and dancing your way through a musical review to be performed in the Parish Theatre at the end of this two-week camp. While learning numbers from blockbusters like Gypsy, Kiss Me Kate, Ragtime and The Wiz campers will also learn a bit about the history and evolution of American musical theatre.

  • SHAKESPEARE IN SUMMER; AUGUST 16-20, 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM; PERFORMANCE AUGUST 21; CAMP FEE: $275
    During this one-week camp, campers will meet Shakespeare's fairies, ghosts, witches, bears and more. Using the Bard s rich language they will discover the power of storytelling. Students will collaborate to create a capstone project of scenes and monologues pulled from the pages of the Shakespeare s plays to be performed in the Parish Theatre.

*Campers will be joined by 5th -8th grade students for the performance. Each group will have unique performance opportunities within the musical revue style production.


WRAP-AROUND OPTIONS:

  • EARLY DROP OFF: Available beginning at 8:00AM; COST: $5/DAY OR $15/WEEK

  • LATE PICK UP: Available until 6:00PM; COST: $5/DAY OR $15/WEEK