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NJSDA SUMMER CAMP
 

Our 2014 Camp Season has ended. 
Our 2015 Camp Schedule will be posted here by Dec. 2014

 

NJ Summer Acting Performing Arts Camp

The Ready, Set, ACT! Camp: Grades 1 -3
The Broadway Juniors Camp: Grades 1 - 3
Kids On Stage! : Ages 9 - 16

The Tween Specialty Camps : Grades 6 -8
The Teen Specialty Camps : Grades 9 -12





Camps will be held at the NJ School of Dramatic Arts Studios located at 593 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield.
 Kids On Stage performances will be held at the Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College,
449 Franklin Street, Bloomfield.



OUR MISSION:

Our mission is to provide campers with a safe, fun, exciting environment in which to learn theater skills. We provide the highest quality theater education while encouraging students to hone their unique talents, to develop their confidence and to discover the joy of being on stage. Each student is given the opportunity to shine in his/her own way. The professional child will be given invaluable tools to help move ahead on a career path.

ABOUT READY, SET, ACT!

THE READY, SET, ACT! CAMP :  The emphasis is on fun!  Students will explore the beginning concepts of theater by using theater games, storytelling and role-playing. Campers are gently encouraged to stretch their imaginations, and discover the endless creativity inside themselves while working on a final special presentation.

IS THERE A FINAL PERFORMANCE?  Yes, but we like to call it an informance. Each session will end in an open class where parents and friends can watch how we work. Then, in the last half of the class, campers will perform using costumes and props. This is a non-result oriented program where the emphasis is on discovering our own creativity and NOT on creating a big show!  It is an informal performance- an informance!

CAN WE DO MORE THAN ONE SESSION?  Yes, of course!  Each session will work on brand new material so campers can enjoy a fresh experience.  Repeating campers will be guided to build new skill sets as well.

ABOUT BROADWAY JUNIORS

THE BROADWAY JUNIORS CAMP : The emphasis is on fun!  Using familiar songs and scenes from classic Broadway shows and films such as The Music Man, The Wizard of Oz and Suessical, students will learn the basics of musical theater performance. Vocal technique, beginning acting skills and basic choreography will be developed as students "put it all together" in this fun-filled camp!

IS THERE A FINAL PERFORMANCE?  Yes, but we like to call it an informance. Each session will end in an open class where parents and friends can watch how we work. Then, in the last half of the class, campers will perform using costumes and props. This is a non-result oriented program where the emphasis is on discovering our own creativity and NOT on creating a big show! It is an informal performance- an informance!

MORE THAN ONE SESSION? Yes, of course! Each session will work on brand new material so campers can enjoy a fresh experience.  Repeating campers will be guided to build new skill sets as well.

 

Kids on Stage! - A Complete Theater Arts Summer Camp
Ages 9 - 16
Acting - Musical Theatre - Improv - Dance
Performance at the Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College

We are very excited to introduce this year's camp director: Mikaela Kafka.  Mikaela has been working professionally as an actress and director for over 20 years. Her directing credits include Little Mermaid, Bugsy Malone, Into the Woods, Fiddler, High School Musical and Charlie Brown.   As an actress, Mikaela has received rave reviews from the New York Times ("great comedic timing") and Talkin' Broadway ("Beautifully performed").  She was also nominated by the Star Ledger for the 2007 Best Actress of New Jersey Award.  In addition to this, Mikaela has appeared in productions by the New York International Fringe Festival, Centenary Stage Company, Garage Theatre Group, Pittsburgh Playhouse, and New Jersey Dramatists. 

ABOUT KIDS ON STAGE


Spend your summer in the spotlight! This summer's show will be the Broadway play, HONK!-The Musical. Our five week Musical Theater Intensive will give campers the chance to perform in a Musical Show  while immersing themselves in the rehearsal and production process. No audition is required for entrance into this program. Enrollment is limited to 20 performers.

WHAT DO WE DO EACH DAY?


Mornings will consist of building skills essential for performance: focusing on acting technique, voice and speech, dance and choreography. Afternoons will be for rehearsing the show: providing an outlet to apply the skills you are learning. Week one will include casting of roles!

WHEN ARE THE PERFORMANCES?


Evening performances will be on July 25 & July 26 at 8:00pm. The performances will be at the Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College.


ABOUT THE TWEEN SPECIALTY CAMPS: Grades 6 - 8

WEEK 1: MUSICAL THEATER:
Here the performance elements of musical theater are examined. Through the use of group numbers, duets or solos and scenes, students work on their vocal skills while learning how to act through a song.

WEEK 2: IMPROV COMEDY:
Give your imagination a blast of spontaneity! Learn the basic rules of improvisational comedy and then put them to use playing performance games (similar to "Whose Line Is It Anyway?")

WEEK 3: ACTING INTENSIVE:
Through the use of monologues and scene work, students work on gaining and deepening their acting skills. Focus will be on the use of given circumstances, playing objectives, using conflicts and obstacles and identifying the needs of a character.

WEEK 4: ACTING FOR FILM & TELEVISION:
This on camera course will teach students about the TV commercial and the TV / film industry.  By working on camera each day, students will learn how to prepare for the commercial audition and how to approach written material for TV and Film (while also exploring choice, size and physicality in front of the camera).  

WEEK 5: ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL:
Students will apply their acting skills by rehearsing and performing in a production of one act plays in the Black Box Theater at NJSDA.  The performance will be on Friday, August 1 from 4:30pm - 5:30pm.

ABOUT THE TEEN SPECIALTY CAMPS: Grades 9 -12

WEEK 1: MUSICAL THEATER:
Here the performance elements of musical theater are examined. Through the use of group numbers, duets or solos and scenes, students work on their vocal skills while learning how to act through a song.

WEEK 2: IMPROV COMEDY:
Give your imagination a blast of spontaneity! Learn the basic rules of improvisational comedy and then put them to use playing performance games (similar to "Whose Line Is It Anyway?")

WEEK 3: ACTING INTENSIVE:
Through the use of monologues and scene work, students work on gaining and deepening their acting skills. Focus will be on the use of given circumstances, playing objectives, using conflicts and obstacles and identifying the needs of a character.

WEEK 4: ACTING FOR FILM & TELEVISION:
This on camera course will teach students about the TV commercial and the TV / film industry.  By working on camera each day, students will learn how to prepare for the commercial audition and how to approach written material for TV and Film (while also exploring choice, size and physicality in front of the camera).

WEEK 5: AUDITION WORKSHOP:
Students will develop 2 - 3 monologues to be used for high school, college entrance or professional auditions.





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