Academy of Theatre Arts
2020 SUMMER CAMPS AND CLASSES
Due to COVID-19 and our commitment to the safety and health of our students, ALL JULY SUMMER CAMPS AND CLASSES have been converted to a virtual format.
ACT, SING and DANCE this summer with The Civic "ACADEMY AT HOME"!
The show must go on even from your living room! We are committed to providing fun and educational opportunities through virtual instruction this July at the Civic. Students in our camps will spend time focusing on the techniques of acting, singing and dance as well as the application of those foundational skills into the exciting themed material of their camp. Interact with other students and join our talented teaching artists, as you learn from the comfort and safety of home.
ENGAGE! TECHNICAL THEATRE CAMP FOR AGES 6 -18
Set the stage for self-confidence and cooperation!
EXPLORE! CLASSES FOR AGES 6 - 8
Find comfort and strength in your own creativity!
EMPOWER! - CLASSES FOR AGES 9 - 11
Strengthen your voice and speak the text bravely!
ENHANCE! - CLASSES FOR AGES 12 - 15
Branch out and take risks!
EXCEL! - CLASSES FOR ADULTS
Strengthen your performance skills!
EMBRACE - CLASSES FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Creating an inclusive environment for all students
ENVISION! - SUMMER PERFORMANCE CAMPS
Acting and Musical Theatre Camps for ages 9 and up!
INSIDE THE CIVIC: FREE Workshops
Get help preparing for upcoming Auditions!
Since no two shows are alike, we have developed these FREE audition workshops to help volunteers prepare for the needs of each specific production.
Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis online. To register you will need to create an account on our website if you don't already have one. Please do not create more than one account.
Once your account is created, please save your login information so you can find it when you need to use it again. You can use your account to register for Academy camps and classes, and buy production tickets or gift certificates!
- A Confirmation email will be sent once registration is completed and payment is received.
- One week prior to the start of the camp or class, you will receive an email from the Academy Director detailing all you need to know for your upcoming camp/class(es).
Welcome to Summer at The Civic Academy of Theatre Arts!
The Civic is the place to be this summer for our exciting opportunities in dramatic arts! It is our mission throughout the year to offer extraordinary experiences in our programming that will inspire and motivate students of all ages. During the summer months, our programming is geared mainly for young singers, actors, dancers and stage builders that teach the foundations and techniques needed for them to learn and grow. Each session is customized to meet the needs of students exploring theatre for the first time as well as those who may have a bit more experience. Students will leave each week with new found confidence and valuable skills not only related to the magic of theatre but also to life. Here at the Academy we strive to help you explore, empower, enhance, and excel at whatever you envision. Join the adventure this summer!
Summer Themed Day Camps - BACK THIS YEAR!
Students in our day camps will spend the first hour of classes focusing on the techniques of acting, singing or dancing. Then during the second hour, our teaching staff and assistants work with students on applying those foundations of skill into the themed material of the camp. Every camp is age appropriate and may include additional areas of performing arts such as improvisation, design, stage combat and play creation. We also work on ensemble building, collaboration, and establishing overall poise and confidence.
Academy of Theatre Arts Director
All Academy programs take place at 426 S. Park St. in the Carver Center, located off of S. Park and Lovell streets in downtown Kalamazoo.
Please Note: We do encourage students to enroll in the full day camps in order to gain the best overall experience; however we do have the option to enroll in individual classes in acting, singing or dance for each camp week. Please contact Lesa Dencklau, the Director of the Academy of Theatre Arts for more details.