Performing Arts Camp
Performing Arts Camp is designed to enhance and improve stage skills in an intensive two-week program for day and resident campers, ages 8-15. This program is only offered from July 26 to August 8 and will culminate in a full-scale musical production at the end of OVS Summer Camp.
Performing Arts Campers will hone their craft in group classes, thereby developing a trust in the group and bringing with this trust the confidence to try new things in front of an audience in a small, friendly environment. The program will look at all aspects of theatre, including music, drama and dance, while staging our own production of “Alice in Wonderland” at the end of the two weeks.
Campers will work under the direction OVS Performing Arts Coordinator Andy Street, who received his formal education in music at Cambridge University, where he earned his M.A. in musical composition at Emmanuel College. He studied piano with Gordon Green and Doreen Clemes of the Royal Academy of Music in London. Mr. Street’s music is featured on dozens of television shows, including “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” in more than 100 countries. His compositions, arrangements and musical direction have won many major industry awards in England, Europe and the United States. At OVS, he teaches music, drama and has coordinated numerous productions, including most recently “The Sound of Music,” “Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang,” and “Brigadoon.”
Mr. Street is excited to return to OVS Summer programs and offer young campers the opportunity to advance their skills in a fun, collaborative setting. “Working with others is a key ingredient,” Mr. Street said, “and learning to trust each other in a stage environment. It is hoped that a level of trust between each other will inspire each student to experiment and lose any inhibitions on stage they may have previously had.”
“Alice in Wonderland” will be a musical with the main parts being played by campers enrolled in the two-week Performing Arts Camp. Other members of the OVS Summer Camp will be able to take part, both in the cast and as members of the backstage production team.
|8:00 - 8:30 a.m.||Day Campers Arrive|
|8:30 - 10:00 a.m.||Warm up exercises, with a focus on bonding and trust games, followed by a coursework focused on techniques, including stage deportment and characterization physically and vocally.
|10:00 - 10:15 a.m.||Snack Break|
|10:20 - 11:45 a.m.||Creative workshops and improvisation. Group preparation of scenes and monologues for performance later in the week.|
|11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||Lunch Break|
|12:30 - 12:55 p.m.||All-Camp Meeting|
|1:00 - 4:30 p.m.||Rehearsals, and putting together the show, "Alice in Wonderland."
|4:30 p.m.||Pick-up for Day Campers and Day Bus Departs to Ventura|