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NJSDA SUMMER CAMP
 

2014 SUMMER CAMPS
Great Performing Arts Camps For All Ages

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

The Ready, Set, Act Camp
Grades 1 -3
July 7 - July 11
From 9:30am - 11:30am
Tuition: $145 per session or $260.00 for Sessions I & II

The Broadway Juniors Camp
Grades 1 - 3
July 14 - July 18
From 9:30am - 11:30am
Tuition: $170.00 per session or $305 for Sessions I & II

COMBO SPECIAL: Ready, Set, ACT! + Broadway Juniors for $295.00
                                

Kids On Stage! - A Complete Theater Arts Summer Camp
Ages 9 -16
Acting - Musical Theatre - Dance
Performance at the Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College
This Summer's Show will be: "HONK!-The Musical"
June 30-August 1: 9am to 4pm
Performances July 31 & August 1
Tuition: $1250

The Tween Specialty Camps
Grades 6 -8
- Session 1 (6/30 - 7/3): Musical Theater Camp**
- Session 2 (7/7 - 7/11): Improv Comedy Camp (12 spaces left)
- Session 3 (7/14 -7/18): Acting Intensive Camp (12 spaces left)
- Session 4 (7/21 - 7/25): Acting for Film & TV Camp (3 spaces left)
- Session 5 (7/28 - 8/1): One Act Play Festival (12 spaces left)

ALL Sessions meet from 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Tuition: $190 per session or $180 per session for 2 or more sessions
** Tuition for SESSION 1 is only $150.00 (no camp 7/4)**


The Teen Specialty Camps
Grades 9 - 12
- Session 1 (6/30 - 7/3): Musical Theater Camp**
- Session 2 (7/7 - 7/11): Improv Comedy Camp (3 spaces left)
- Session 3 (7/14 -7/18): Acting Intensive Camp (2 spaces left)
- Session 4 (7/21 - 7/25): Acting for Film & TV Camp (6 spaces left)
- Session 5 (7/28 - 8/1): Audition Workshop Camp (7 spaces left)
ALL Sessions meet from 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Tuition: $190 per session or $180 per session for 2 or more sessions
** Tuition for SESSION 1 is only $150.00 (no camp 7/4)**





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
June 30-August 1: 9am to 4pm
Performances July 31 & August 1
Tuition: $1275

Hatched in 1993, HONK! has winged its way around the world in over 8000 productions and has won multiple awards including the 2000 Olivier Award (the equivalent of our Tony Award) for Best Musical. Below are scenes from the original London production:


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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.


SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION INFORMATION

TO REGISTER:

Kids On Stage: Students may register with a $100.00 deposit. The outstanding balance must be paid in full by JUNE 1.

All Other Camps: Students may register with a $50.00 deposit PER CAMP. The outstanding balance is due on the first day of the camp session.

MasterCard, Visa and Discover accepted.
Make checks payable to NJ School of Dramatic Arts.


WE OFFER TWO WAYS TO REGISTER:

Register early to ensure your spot in the age group or camp of your choice. There will be no more than 25 students for the Kids On Stage and no more than 16 students for the other camps.
  • By Phone
    You can register over the phone. Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Have your credit card number and expiration date handy when you phone us at: (973) 566-9700.
  • By Mail
    Mail check or money order and completed registration form to the address on registration form. When registering by mail, your check will serve as your receipt.

PAYMENT POLICY:
  • For the Kids On Stage: Tuition must be paid in full by JUNE 1
  • For all other camps, the outstanding balance is due before the first day of the camp session.
  • All checks returned for non-payment will be charged a $30.00 fee.

REFUND POLICY:
  • Kids On Stage
    Withdrawal before MAY 1: Full refund.
    Withdrawal from 5/1 - 5/31: $100.00 withdrawal fee
    Withdrawal from 6/1 - 6/29: $250.00 withdrawal fee
    Withdrawal during the first week of camp: 50% refund of tuition.
    THERE ARE NO REFUNDS AFTER THE FIRST WEEK OF CAMP.
  • All Other Camp Sessions:
    Withdrawal less than 2 weeks before the start of camp session: $50 withdrawal fee
    Withdrawal on first or second day of session: 50% refund of tuition less a $50 withdrawal fee
    THERE ARE NO REFUNDS AFTER THE 2nd DAY OF THE SESSION
CANCELLATIONS:

Any camp or camp session is subject to cancellation if registration is not sufficient. Students will be notified by phone 3 days prior if there is to be a cancellation. Class tuition will be fully refunded.


MISSED SESSIONS:

We can not be responsible for a student's decision to miss a day of camp. There will be no refunds or make-up sessions for an absentee.




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