embrace classes and camps for special needs : The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

Classes & Camps for Students with Special Needs

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NEW for Summer 2020!

Introduction to Theatre for Students with Special Needs

The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre is dedicated to creating an inclusive theatre environment for all of our volunteers, students and patrons. While inclusion is our goal, we understand that some students, due to learning delays, physical challenges or neurodiversity, may benefit from a scaffolded introduction to theatre. In answer to that need, we are introducing new camps specifically designed to meet the needs of these learners. Adaptions to these camps include, smaller class sizes, shorter class length, and fewer transitions. Campers are always welcome at all Civic classes and camps.

WILD WONDERINGS

Using the beloved book, Where the Wild Things Are as our foundation, campers will explore characterization, movement, vocalization and creation. Students will use context clues to create unique characters as they explore fictional creatures by becoming one. Guided by our technical and design staff, students will put their fine motor skills to work as they to explore how the addition of things such as make-up, paint, sound and object creation can be used to produce a unique environment. On the final day, parents will be invited to explore our classroom exhibit and join us for a walk on the wild side!

Dates: August 3 - 7 (Monday - Friday)
Time: 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Requirements: For students entering Grades 1-3
Camp Fee Fee: $179
Campers will not need to bring a lunch


MARVELOUS MICHIGAN

Storyteller, Trinka Hakes Noble s beautiful book, The Legend of Michigan, will guide our journey as we explore the legend of the origin of Michigan. The very nature around us will provide inspiration of our character creation along with Grandfather and Grandson who work together to warm the heart of the North Winds. Through their work, the frozen land comes to support the bountiful life we see as we travel our beautiful state. As campers dig into this legend, they will develop their storytelling skills through improvisation, character study and movement. Additionally they will work with our technical and design staff to use sound, lighting, paint and fabric to enrich their retelling of the story. On the final day, parents will be invited to explore our classroom exhibit and learn more about our Marvelous Michigan!

Dates: August 10-14 (Monday - Friday)
Time: 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Requirements: For students entering Grades 4-9
Camp Fee Fee: $179
Campers will not need to bring a lunch


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