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

Course listings may be found at http://noordatheatrecenter.com under the Summer Camp tab. Registration begins January 2015

Contact: Kynsie Kiggins801-863-KIDS (5437)

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Classes

Month Long, June 1 - 26

Youth Production Company – (ages 11+)

Rehearse and perform a new 75 minute drama by the Noorda Center’s resident playwright Mahonri Stewart. The play will be performed for the public in the Noorda Theatre on June 25 and 26, with shows at 2pm and 6pm. The play will also be webcast through UVU-TV. All who register by May 15 and audition on May 16 will be included in this ensemble-centered show.

June 1 – 5

9 am to noon

“Rainbows and Unicorns” (ages 5-6)

Explore and act out stories and picture books about unicorns and other magical creatures using drama, movement and art.

“Island Adventure” (ages 7-10)

Explore the stories and legends of real and imaginary islands through drama, art, and dance.

Grassroots Shakespeare – (ages 11+)

Perform a high quality scene from one of Shakespeare’s plays, coached by members of the popular local company, Grassroots Shakespeare.

1pm to 4pm

Latin American Playmaking – (ages 7 – 12)

Help create and rehearse a play with dialogue in both English and Spanish, based on a Latin American story.

June 8 – 12

9am to noon

“Teddy Bear Picnic” (ages 5-6)

Explore and act out stories and picture books about bears and teddy bears using drama, movement, and art.

“Midsummer Adventure” (ages 7-10)

Explore the magical world of fairies in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream through art, drama and dance.

Costume and Makeup Design (ages 11+)

Learn the basics of costuming and makeup by creating and realizing a design for a character that you invent. Pull costumes from UVU costume collection and create some pieces yourself

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

Rehearse and perform a 30-minute version of Disney’s 101 Dalmatians. All who register by May 15 and audition on May 16 will be included in this ensemble-centered show.

1pm to 4pm

Backstage Junior (ages 7-10)

Explore the basics of scene painting, prop building, and lighting through hands on activities.

Backstage Senior (ages 11+)

Create scenery, props, and lighting related to a specific show, working with our professional backstage staff. Included are hands on projects to take home.

June 15 – 19

9am to noon

“Western Adventure” (ages 7 – 10)

Explore the stories and folklore of the Wild West through drama, art, and dance.

Stage Combat “Warrior Academy” (ages 11 +)

Receive training in stage combat from a qualified combat instructor. Create a creed and set of rituals for a group of fantasy warriors such as the Jedi Knights or Knights of the Round Table.

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

Rehearse and perform a 30-minute version of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. All who register by May 15 and audition on May 16 will be included in this ensemble-centered show.

1pm to 4pm

Beginning Puppetry (ages 7-10)

Learn to construct puppets and create a story that can be told as a puppet show.

Advanced Puppetry (ages 11+)

Develop advanced puppet making techniques as you construct a “muppet”-like puppet.

June 22 – 26

9am to noon

Costume Sewing (ages 13+)

Learn the basics of designing, measuring, and constructing costumes with a member of the UVU costume shop staff.

Improvisation “Improvising History” (ages 11+)

Learn about the American Revolution and the conflicts the patriots and loyalists faced with improvisation led by a member of a local improvisation troupe