Summer Camps

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It’s Elementary for Ages 4-9
Scenes for Tweens for Ages 8-12
Stage Door for Ages 11-15
Tech Camp for Ages 11-15
Summer Stories for Ages 4-12 (August 31 – September 4, 2015)
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It’s Elementary

 

Join us this summer for an exciting theatre adventure! Teaching Artists will channel the energy and imagination of our young campers through story drama and character creation. Students will explore their creativity through dance, crafts, and theatre games during this fun and engaging two-week camp. Students will be divided into age groups. Students ages six and up will experiment with scripted drama. Each session will feature a unique theme and final performance. Staff to participant ratio 1:6. Ages 4-9.

All It’s Elementary final performances are held on the last day of camp, 11 am (morning half and full day), 4 pm (afternoon half and full day).

Session 1: June 22—July 2, 2015 (No camp July 3) Enrollment for this session is closed.
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Location: Swanson Middle School

Session 2: July 6—17, 2015 Enrollment for this session is closed.
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Location: Swanson Middle School We have combined both Session 2 It’s Elementary to Swanson Middle School

Session 3: July 20—31, 2015 Enrollment for this session is closed.
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Location: Swanson Middle School

Session 4: August 3—14, 2015
Enrollment is for this session is closed.
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Location: Theatre on the Run

Session 5: August 17—28, 2015 Enrollment for this session is closed.
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Location: Theatre on the Run

Time:
8:30am-5:15pm (full day)
8:30am-12:30pm (half day)
1:15-5:15pm (half day)

Fee:
$760 full day
$380 half day

Locations:
Sessions 1-3: Swanson Middle School (5800 Washington Blvd. Arlington, VA 22207)

Session 4-5: Theatre On The Run (3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr. Arlington, VA 22206)

Camp Director: Madaline Langston

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Scenes For Tweens

Get your friends together for two weeks of theatrical fun! During Scenes for Tweens, students will develop their performance skills through character study, movement, improvisation, and scenework while exploring concepts of creativity and ensemble-building.

Each session has a unique theme. We’ll kick off the summer by exploring action-packed tales of adventure in Session 1, then discover all the ways we can make an audience laugh during Session 2. You won’t want to miss our popular musical theatre camp during Session 3, and in Session 4, we’ll tackle tragedy on an epic scale through Shakespeare and stage combat.

During each session, students will be divided into age groups. Each session will culminate in a scripted performance for family and friends. Staff to student ratio: 1:9. Ages 8—12.

Session 1: June 22—July 2, 2015 (No camp July 3) Enrollment for this session is closed.
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Location: Kenmore Middle School
Camp Director: Megan Behm
Adventure is out there, and Encore will help you find it! This session is jam-packed with heroic escapades, tales of derring-do, and moments of nail-biting suspense. You won’t want to miss your chance to participate in these amazing adventures!

Scenes for Tweens Session 1 final performance is held on the last day of camp, 2:15 pm in the Kenmore Middle School auditorium.

Session 2: July 6—17, 2015 Enrollment for this session is closed.
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Location: Kenmore Middle School
Do you love to laugh? Join Encore for a hilarious journey as we explore physical comedy, clowning, and more. You’ll be sure to leave any audience in stitches with the comedic antics you’ll learn in this side-splitting session.

Scenes for Tweens Session 2 final performance is held on the last day of camp, 2 pm in the Kenmore Middle School auditorium.

Session 3: July 20—31, 2015 Enrollment for this session is closed.
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Location: Kenmore Middle School
Camp Director: Kelsey Meiklejohn

Don’t wait for “Tomorrow”—“Seize the Day” with Encore’s Summer Showstoppers musical theatre camp! This perennial favorite is back to help students improve and celebrate their song and dance skills. Whether you’re just discovering a love of musicals or have always longed to see your name in lights, Summer Showstoppers will have you tapping your toes and bringing down the house by the final day of camp.

Scenes for Tweens Session 3 final performance is held on the last day of camp, 2 pm in the Kenmore Middle School auditorium.

Session 4: August 3—14, 2015
Enrollment for this session is closed.
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Location: Marymount University
Camp Director: Megan Behm

Take on the major moments in classical drama as we explore famous tragedies, epic battles, and exciting bouts of stage combat. Encore’s teaching artists will guide you through feats of legendary bravery and acts of treacherous revenge in plays by Shakespeare, Webster, and more in this action-packed camp.

Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Extended Hours: 8:30-10:00 a.m.; 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Fees:
$575
Extended hours: $90 Morning; $90 Afternoon

Locations:
Sessions 1-3: Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Rd. Arlington, VA 22204)

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Session 4: Marymount University
2807 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22207

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Stage Door
Ready to embrace the spotlight? Participate in a fully-staged musical production with Stage Door!

In this conservatory-style program, students will develop their performance skills through a variety of classes and workshops. Students in Session 1 will rehearse and perform Beauty and the Beast Jr. and students in Session 2 will rehearse and perform The Wizard of Oz. Each day, students will concentrate on improving their acting, singing, and dancing skills as they prepare for these public performances. Special workshops may include stage combat, improv, physical comedy, makeup design, and more. Throughout the three-week program, each student will be challenged to fully engage their creativity, to develop a memorable character, and to work as part of a team while gaining valuable stage experience.

Runs in conjunction with Encore’s Tech Camp. Staff to student ratio 1:7. Ages 11-15.

Session 1: June 22—July 10, 2015 Enrollment for this session is closed.
Production: Beauty and the Beast, Jr.
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Location: Kenmore Middle School
Camp Director:
Caroline Schreiber
Click here to view Welcome Letter Stage Door 2015 Session 1

Final Performance Dates for Session 1 of Stage Door and Tech Camp are Thursday, July 9 at 7:30 pm & Friday, July 10 at 2 pm.

Session 2: August 3—21, 2015 This session is currently full. Please call (703) 548-1154 if you’d like to be on the waiting list.
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Location: Kenmore Middle School
Camp Director: Caroline Schreiber

Final Performance Dates for Session 1 of Stage Door and Tech Camp are Thursday, August 20 at 7:30 pm & Friday, August 21 at 2 pm.

Time: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Extended Hours : 8:30-10 a.m.; 4-5:30 p.m.

Fee:
$840
Extended hours: $135 Morning; $135 Afternoon

Location:
Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Rd. Arlington, VA 22204)

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Tech Camp
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Interested in developing your technical theatre skills? Here’s your chance to get backstage!

Students in Session 1 will help create a production of Beauty and the Beast Jr. and students in Session 2 will work on The Wizard of Oz. Each morning, we’ll focus on exploring technical skills including scenic design, costuming, stage management, makeup, lighting, sound, and more. Afternoons will be spent making our designs a reality by creating and painting sets, props, and costumes. Our third week will showcase our skills as designers, creators, and backstage crew members during two public performances. Throughout each session, campers will also have the chance to engage in exciting theatrical workshops in topics such as stage combat as we build towards our final performance.

Runs in conjunction with Encore’s Stage Door camp. Staff to student ratio 1:7. Ages 11-15.

Session 1: June 22—July 10, 2015 This session is currently full. Please call (703) 548-1154 if you’d like to be on the waiting list.
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Location: Kenmore Middle School
Camp Director: Rebecca Pfeil
Click here to view Welcome Letter Tech Camp 2015 Session 1
Final Performance Dates for Session 1 of Stage Door and Tech Camp are Thursday, July 9 at 7:30 pm & Friday, July 10 at 2 pm.

Session 2: August 3—21, 2015 This session is currently full. Please call (703) 548-1154 if you’d like to be on the waiting list.
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Location: Kenmore Middle School
Camp Director: Rebecca Pfeil

Final Performance Dates for Session 1 of Stage Door and Tech Camp are Thursday, August 20 at 7:30 pm & Friday, August 21 at 2 pm.

Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Extended hours: 8:30-10 a.m.; 4-5:30 p.m.

Fee:
$840
Extended hours: $135 Morning; $135 Afternoon

Location: Kenmore Middle School
200 S. Carlin Springs Rd. Arlington, VA 22204

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Summer Stories

 

Looking for even more summer fun? Turn your favorite stories into memorable scenes and skits at this brand-new one week camp! Students will be divided into groups by age, and students ages 10-12 will have a chance to experiment with playwriting. All ages will enjoy movement, crafts, and theatre games during this special one-week camp. Staff to student ratio 1:6. Ages 4-12.

Session 1: August 31—September 4
“Summer Storybook” camp Enrollment for this session is full. Waitlist is closed.

Ages 4—9
Location: Theatre on the Run

“Page to Stage” camp
Ages 10—12
Location: Theatre on the Run
Time:
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Extended hours: 8:30-10 a.m.; 4-5:30 p.m.

Fee:
$325
Extended hours: $45 Morning; $45 Afternoon

Location:
Theatre On The Run (3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr. Arlington, VA 22206)

All dates, locations, themes and times are subject to change.
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