Noorda Theatre Center Summer Camp

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"Discovering Courage for Children and Youth"

Whether your passion is for acting or playwriting, puppetry or costuming, stage combat or stagecraft, we have a one-week class for you!

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, running June 5 - 23, 2017, 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 now open!

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

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Tuition Reduction

The Noorda Center is committed to making quality experiences available to all children and youth. We offer tuition reductions to cover a portion or all of the cost of taking a course. Interested families should contact UVU Community Education at 801-863-8012 by May 25 to apply for a tuition reduction. Para espaňol llame al 801-863-7528.

Classes

Information about the end-of-the-week showcase will be given on the first day classes.

*Please take care to register for the correct age group

Week 1: June 5-9

9am to Noon

Fantastic Beast Journey (5-6 yrs)

Description

What fantastic beasts have roamed our world by land and by sea? Become a beast explorer using art, drama, and movement to hunt for dinosaurs, sea creatures, and more!

Dates

June 5-9, 2017

Times

9 am to noon

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Fantastic Beast Adventure (7-9 yrs)

Description

What fantastic creatures have managed to stay hidden in our world, or have disappeared from it? Develop your own beast explorer while learning about unique, endangered, unreal, and possibly magical beasts using movement, drama, and art.

Dates

June 5-9, 2017

Times

9 am to noon

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Fantastic Beast Quest (10-12 yrs)

Description

Don’t forget a beast filled briefcase as your own beast hunter character uses drama, movement, and art to hunt for Grindylows, Big Foot, the Loch Ness monster, Hippogriffs and more!

Dates

June 5-9, 2017

Times

9 am to noon

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Musical-in-a-Week: Disney’s Lion King Experience (11-18 yrs)

Description

The African Savannah comes to life with Simba, Rafiki, and an unforgettable cast of beast characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle…and back again in this thirty minute musical! All who participate in one of the musical theatre workshops at the Noorda Theatre on Thursday, May 18 from 4-6 or on Saturday, May 20 from 9am to noon will be cast. Those who register after the workshop date will be added to the ensemble. Call 801-863-5437 for questions about the workshops.

Dates

June 5-9, 2017

Times

9 am to noon

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Shakespeare Essentials Week 1 (see “Multiple Weeks Course Listings”)

1pm to 4pm

Latin American Playmaking (7-12 yrs)

Description

The legends and myths of Latin America are brought to life as you rehearse a bilingual play based on a Latin American story. Invite your friends and family to the last day of class to watch the show! No audition required.

Dates

June 5-9, 2017

Times

1 pm to 4 pm

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Beginning Stage Combat (11-18 yrs)

Description

Learn the basics of how to safely perform armed and unarmed stage fight choreography from a professional fight choreographer. Demonstrate your skills in a presentation for family and friends at the end of the week.

Dates

June 5-9, 2017

Times

1 pm to 4 pm

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Week 2: June 12-16

9am to Noon

Magic School Bus Journey (5-6 yrs)

Description

Hop aboard with Ms. Frizzle, Liz, and the gang and use art, movement, and drama to create your own adventures aboard the magic school bus!

Dates

June 12-16, 2017

Times

9 am to noon

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Magic Tree House Adventure (7-9 yrs)

Description

Join Jack, Annie and Morgan Le Fey as you’re sent on missions using art, drama, and movement to travel through time, become a Master Librarian, and save ancient stories from being lost forever!

Dates

June 12-16, 2017

Times

9 am to noon

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Harry Potter Quest (10-12 yrs)

Description

Pack your bags for Platform 9 ¾ while reading the new “Short Stories from Hogwarts”! Use movement, drama, and art to create your own Hogwarts student, be sorted to a Hogwarts house, and embark on a quest of magical mayhem!

Dates

June 12-16, 2017

Times

9 am to noon

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Costume and Makeup Design (11-18 yrs)

Description

Curious about how an actor becomes the character you see onstage? Learn the basics of costume and makeup design from UVU’s professional costume shop staff. Create a character and design the costume, pulling some pieces from UVU’s Costume Collection, and create some pieces yourself. Show your design in a fashion show at the end of the week.

Dates

June 12-16, 2017

Times

9 am to noon

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Musical-in-a-Fortnight: Into the Woods JR Week 1 (see “Multiple Weeks Course Listings”)

Shakespeare Essentials Week 2 (see “Multiple Weeks Course Listings”)

1pm to 4pm

Build a World (7-10 yrs)

Description

Learn how basic backstage crafts can help you tell the story of a world that you create! Lighting design, props, and painting can make your story come to life as you present your world to your family at the end of the week.

Dates

June 12-16, 2017

Times

1 pm to 4 pm

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Backstage Essentials (11-18 yrs)

Description

Interested in what happens behind the scenes? Create scenery, props, and lighting working with UVU’s professional backstage staff. The class includes hands-on projects that you can take home at the end of the week, as well as a presentation to show off your skills!

Dates

June 12-16, 2017

Times

1 pm to 4 pm

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Acting Essentials (11-18 yrs)

Description

It takes more than memorizing lines to make a play! Discover the basics of voice, movement, character development and performance techniques as you study and rehearse a monologue or scene to be performed at the end of the week.

Dates

June 12-16, 2017

Times

1 pm to 4 pm

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Intermediate Stage Combat (11–18 yrs)

Description

After learning the basics, move on to the next step of how to safely perform armed and unarmed stage fight choreography from a professional fight choreographer. Demonstrate your skills in a presentation for family and friends at the end of the week. Must have taken beginning combat summer 2017 or 2017.

Dates

June 12-16, 2017

Times

1 pm to 4 pm

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Week 3: June 19-23

9am to Noon

Fairy Tale Journey (5-6 yrs)

Description

Create your own character through drama, art, and movement as you journey to the fairy tale lands of the Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks, and more!

Dates

June 19-23, 2017

Times

9 am to noon

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Myth Adventure (7-9 yrs)

Description

Go on an adventure through ancient mythical worlds as you create your own character through drama, art, and movement!

Dates

June 19-23, 2017

Times

9 am to noon

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Legend Quest (10-12 yrs)

Description

Embark on an expedition through time as you discover the quests of real and legendary heroes as you develop your own hero characters through art, drama, and movement!

Dates

June 19-23, 2017

Times

9 am to noon

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Costume Sewing (13-18 yrs)

Description

Learn the basics of designing, measuring, and constructing costumes with a member of the UVU costume shop staff. Inquire about doing practical work on the summer camp productions. Students who register must already know how to run a sewing machine

Dates

June 19-23, 2017

Times

1 pm to 4 pm

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Musical-in-a-Fortnight: Into the Woods JR Week 2 (see “Multiple Weeks Course Listings”)

1pm to 4pm

Puppetry (7-9 yrs) or (10-12 yrs)

Description

It takes more than just a sock with eyes to make a puppet! Discover not only how puppets are made, but how to bring the puppet characters to life using physical movement, vocal inflection, and creativity! Make your own puppets and put them in a show to present on the last day of class.

Dates

June 19-23, 2017

Times

1 pm to 4 pm

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Musical Theatre Essentials (11-18 yrs)

Description

Learn what it takes to become a master of musical theatre while discovering the basics of vocal control, movement, and character development from UVU’s BFA Musical Theatre students as you study and rehearse songs and audition pieces to be performed at the end of the week.

Dates

June 19-23, 2017

Times

1 pm to 4 pm

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Multiple Week Courses

Shakespeare Essentials (11-18 yrs)

Description

Learn the vocal technique, character development, and movement necessary to successfully perform Shakespeare as you rehearse a magical production of The Tempest to be performed for family and friends.

Dates

June 5-9 and June 12-16, 2017

Times

9 am to noon

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Musical-in-a-Fortnight: Into the Woods JR (11-18 yrs)

Description

Be careful what you wish you for as this cockeyed fairytale comes to life with all your favorite characters – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack, the Witch, and more in this lyrical retelling of class Grimm fables. All who participate in one of the musical theatre workshops at the Noorda Theatre on Thursday, May 18 from 4-6 OR Saturday, May 20 from 9am to noon will be cast. Those who register after the workshop date will be added to the ensemble. Call 801-863-5437 for questions about the workshops.

Dates

June 12-16 and June 19-23, 2017

Times

9 am to noon

Location

UVU Noorda Theater

Youth Production Company (11-18 YRS)

Description

Rehearse and perform an exciting new 75-minute play written specifically for youth, which explores how young people from different time periods cross work together to combat a common adversary! The play will perform for the public in the Noorda Theatre with shows at 2p and 6p, and will be webcast through UVU-TV.

Dates

June 5 - 29, 2017

Times

1 pm to 4 pm

Location

UVU Noorda Theater