Noorda Theatre Center Summer Camp

"Discovering Courage for Children and Youth"

The Noorda Theatre Summer Camp offers classes for children ages 5-18, taught by master theatre artists and assisted by current UVU School of the Arts theatre, art, music, and dance students.
Classes are from 9am-12 or 1pm-4pm, with a supervised lunch break, should a student choose to stay for both morning and afternoon classes.
Classes are a week-long, and have a short workshop recital on the last day that parents are welcome to attend.

“Our hope is that [students] can develop self-confidence and courage so they can communicate effectively and succeed in life…” – Dr. John Newman, Director, Noorda Theatre Center for Children and Youth

Registration begins January 2015

Contact: Kynsie Kiggins| 801-863-KIDS (5437)

Classes

June 1 – 5

“Rainbows and Unicorns” (ages 5-6)

Description

Discover the magical world of rainbows and unicorns through movement, drama and art! Act out stories and explore picture books while learning about theatre and performance. Invite your parents to experience the magical story you create on the last day of class.

Dates

June 1-5, 2015

Times

9 am to noon

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

“Island Adventure” (ages 7-10)

Description

Explore real and mystical islands of stories and imagination through drama, art and dance! Present a story you create about an island of adventure to your family and friends on the last day of class.

Dates

June 1-5, 2015

Times

9 am to noon

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Grassroots Shakespeare – (ages 11+)

Description

Have you ever imagined what is what like to be a member of Shakespeare's acting troupe? Learn the "original practice" approach most likely used by Shakespearean actors from the popular local Grassroots Shakespeare Company. Rehearse and perform a high quality scene that will help you understand Shakespeare and explore performance techniques.

Dates

June 1-5, 2015

Times

9 am to noon

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Latin American Playmaking – (ages 7 – 12)

Description

Learn the legends and myths of Latin American while rehearsing a new bilingual plays based on a Latin American story. Invite your friends and family to the last day of class to watch the play you helped create! No audition required.

Dates

June 1-5, 2015

Times

1pm to 4pm

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

June 8 – 12

“Teddy Bear Picnic” (ages 5-6)

Description

Who doesn't love a good teddy bear story?! Act out your favorite story or picture book about teddy bears using art, drama, and movement. On the last day of class, invite your parents to watch a new story you create about your favorite Teddy Bear!

Dates

June 8-12, 2015

Times

9 am to noon

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

“Midsummer Adventure” (ages 7-10)

Description

What fools these mortals be! Immerse yourself in the magical world of fairies and mishap in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Create a new story of adventure and magic, using some of Shakespeare's text, that you can present to your family and friends on the last day of class.

Dates

June 8-12, 2015

Times

9 am to noon

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Costume and Makeup Design (ages 11+)

Description

Curious about what happens to make an actor look like the character they become? Learn the basics of costuming and makeup design. Create a character and design the costume, pulling some pieces from UVU's Costume Collection, and create some pieces yourself. Show off your design in a fashion show on the last day of class.

Dates

June 8-12, 2015

Times

9 am to noon

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Musical-in-a-Week 101 Dalmatians (ages 11+)

Description

All who register by May 15 and audition by May 16 will become a villain, person, or puppy in this ensemble centered play! Sharpen up your musical, dance, and performance skills while rehearsing this play to perform for your family and friends on the last day of class.

Dates

June 8-12, 2015

Times

9 am to noon

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Backstage Junior (ages 7-10)

Description

Interested in what happens behind the scenes? Discover the basics of the backstage crafts of scene painting, prop-building, and lighting design through hands-on activities. Display and present your projects at the end of the week. Some of them you can even take home!

Dates

June 8-12, 2015

Times

1pm to 4pm

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Backstage Senior (ages 11+)

Description

Now that you know the basics, explore how to create more! Create scenery, props, and lighting design for a specific play, working with our professional backstage staff. The class includes hands-on projects that you can take home, as well as work you can see in action, on-stage in a summer camp production.

Dates

June 8-12, 2015

Times

1pm to 4pm

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

June 15 – 19

“Western Adventure” (ages 7 – 10)

Description

Imagine yourself in the Wild West as you explore the stories and folklore through dance, drama and art. Create your own Wild West character and present the story to your family and friends on the last day of class.

Dates

June 15-19, 2015

Times

9 am to noon

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Warrior Academy (ages 11 +)

Description

Create your own creed and rituals for a group of fantasy warriors, like the Knights of the Round Table or the Jedi Knights! Receive training in stage combat from a qualified combat instructor, who will safely guide your warrior characters through stage combat to form a realistic stage duel!

Dates

June 15-19, 2015

Times

9 am to noon

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Musical-in-a-Week Sleeping Beauty (ages 11+)

Description

Register by May 15 and audition on May 16 in order to enter the magical world of Sleeping Beauty. All who audition will be cast in this ensemble centered show. Hone your musical theatre skills and perform the play for your family and friends on the last day of class.

Dates

June 15-19, 2015

Times

9 am to noon

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Beginning Puppetry (ages 7-10)

Description

Explore the basics of puppetry and construct simple puppets from socks, paper bags, and stuffed animals. Create characters and a story, and present the puppet show to your family and friends on the last day of class.

Dates

June 15-19, 2015

Times

1pm to 4pm

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Advanced Puppetry (ages 11+)

Description

Construct your own muppet-like puppet as you develop more advanced puppet making techniques, and learn puppetry techniques to perform for your family at the end of the week.

Dates

June 15-19, 2015

Times

1pm to 4pm

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

June 22 – 26

Costume Sewing (ages 13+)

Description

Have you ever wondered how costumes get created? Learn the basics of designing, measuring and constructing costumes with a member of the UVU costume shop staff. Apply what you've learned and do costume work backstage on the summer camp youth production taking place during the same week.

Dates

June 22-26, 2015

Times

9 am to noon

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Improvising History (ages 11+)

Description

Improvisation meets history in this fun class taught by a local improve teacher! Learn about the American Revolution and the conflicts the patriots and loyalists faced with improvisation. This class helps actors learn to work together and think quick on their feet!

Dates

June 22-26, 2015

Times

9 am to noon

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Month Long, June 1 - 26

Youth Production Company – (ages 11+)

Description

Rehearse and perform a new 75 minute play, The Trojan Children, by the Noorda Center's resident playwright Mahonri Stewart. Discover the world of the Trojan War and the mythical creatures associated with ancient worlds in this ensemble centered drama. The play will be performed for the public in the Noorda Theatre, and will be webcast through UVU-TV. All who register by May 15 and audition by May 16 will be cast.

Dates

June 1-26, 2015

Times

9 am to noon

Location

UVU Noorda Theater