Performance Arts Summer Camp

Tredyffrin Library
Zoom Performing Arts Camp

All classes are donation based; pay what you can and all proceeds will go towards the college tuition of the teaching artists.

 

2020 Mission Statement: 

Due to COVID-19 preventing us from safely meeting as a community, we wanted to offer up online instruction in lieu of our yearly performing arts camp as a chance to continue stretching our creative and artistic muscles. We are hoping to provide a low-pressure, fun way to develop skills. You can sign up for one class or all of them. We will be offering private and group coaching, several week classes and occasional pop-up classes to fit the needs of the arts-inclined student. If you see something not on this sheet that your student would like to learn more about, contact us and we will see if we can make it happen. Coaching is open to rising 5th graders and older! The pop-ups and series courses are only open to rising 5th graders through rising 9th graders. 

 

Dates: July 6th – August 8th 

To signup for any of these slots go to : https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C44ADAE2EA0FB6-tredyffrin

Please sign up at least 48 hours in advance. After signing up on our webpage we will contact you by email with more information and to get any information we need from you.

We may add more classes as the summer progresses so keep an eye out for any additions. 

 

Teaching Artists:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Max Mooney is a rising Junior at NYU Tisch School of the Arts in the Playwrights Horizons Theatre Studio. He is studying theatre with concentrations in directing, playwriting and acting. Theatre education is another passion of his, both at the middle school and High School age. This is his third year with the camp and second year as head co-teaching artist. (tmm558@nyu.edu for questions)

 

Zoe Pratt is a rising Junior at Denison University in Columbus, Ohio. She is studying data analytics, psychology, and French while being an active member of the theatre and music departments. She is a certified barre fitness instructor with many years of choreography and performance experience. This is her second year as head co-teaching artist.  (pratt_z1@denison.edu for questions) 

Payment: 

These classes are all donation based, pay what you can and all proceeds will go towards the college tuition of the teaching artists. Following each class our Venmo information will be sent out. We can also accept PayPal if that’s preferred. For the several week group courses, the donation links will be sent at the culmination of the course. 

 

COURSE OFFERINGS

Private Coaching (open to rising 5th grade and up) 

 

Dates: Self-selected times, sign up here 48 hours in advance (if none of these times work for your family, contact us). The times are in an hour slot even if not a full hour is needed, we will communicate over email how long your student’s slot is (more on that below). 

Whether it be a monologue or a song selection, sign up here for coaching from both of our teaching artists for tips and tricks on performance through text. We will be helping develop skills of confidence, text analysis, physical choice making and dynamic performance. If you want to continue the work, sign up for another session after! 

  • Monologue Coaching

    • 30 minutes if you would like to work on one monologue, 45 minutes if you would like to work on two

    • Can either find self-selected material or ask the teaching artists to find it for your student at least 48 hours before your session.

    • Material does not have to be from a traditional play, can be a poem, from a novel, a movie, etc.

    • School play to audition for? Bring in material from that!

  • Song Coaching

    • 30 minutes if working with a 32-bar cut, 45 minutes if working with a full song

    • Preferably self-selected as Zoe and Max do not know your student’s voice

    • Does not have to be from a musical, but preferably has a story-arc and provides an opportunity for acting

    • We are not trained voice teachers, but rather can assist your student in performance and acting through song

    • School play to audition for? Bring in material from that!

 

Group Coaching (open to rising 5th grade and up)

 

Class Size: Minimum 2 students, Maximum 4. 

Dates: Self-selected times, sign up here 48 hours in advance (if none of these times work for your family, contact us). The times are in an hour slot even if not a full hour is needed.

About: Same offering as private coaching, but do it with a friend! Sometimes observation can be the best mode for learning. Have the chance to get monologue or song coaching with friends. We would work with each student individually in the group zoom but give the students opportunities to give each other feedback and encouragement. If you have a friend or a sibling who you would prefer to have with you during your coaching, sign up as a group and make sure all parent emails are included! Maximum 4 students to a group. 

 

4 Week Series (open to rising 5th through rising 9th graders)

 

Dates: Sign up here (48 hours in advance) 

 

  • Playwriting: Wednesday July 15th, 22nd, 29th, August 5th (2pm-4pm)

  • Movement: Thursday July 16th, 23rd, 30th, August 6th (2pm-3pm)

Class Sizes: 

  • Playwriting: 1 student minimum, 4 students maximum

  • Movement: 2 students minimum, no maximum 

About: Looking for a more consistent course for your student to take this next month? We are offering two weekly classes for one month that they can come to each week. For the movement class, students can come for one week or all four. For the playwriting class, we ask that students be available for each class. These classes are a way to build skills with an encouraging, supportive artistic community of peers. No prior experience necessary for either. If a class is full and we have more interest we are happy to open up another section.

  • Playwriting Series
    • Master the art of the ten page play! 

    • No prior experience necessary, just a love of writing!

    • Week 1: conversation about playwriting, playwriting exercises to get the creative juices flowing

    • Weeks 2-4: Each week bring in a new draft of your ten page play to be read out loud amongst the group and then receive some feedback to go into your next rewrite!

    • Length of class subject to change according to signups, but it will be maximum 2 hours. 

  • Movement Series

    • A way to get moving from your home!

    • A combination of dance, barre, yoga and light exercise to get our blood pumping!

    • No experience necessary, just enough space to get moving!

    • A one hour course for four weeks, can come for just one week or all four

Pop-Up Events (open to rising 5th through rising 9th graders)

 

One time events that are a chance for community gathering amongst students. Can add more if there is increased interest! Sign up here at least 48 hours in advance. 

 

    • Theatre Games

      • Date: Wednesday, July 29th (4pm-5pm)

      • Number of Students: 10

About: A chance to get together for some lighthearted storytelling and theatre games over Zoom!

    • Open Mic/Talent Show

      • Date: Thursday, July 30th  (4pm-6pm)

      • Number of Students: 20

About: Looking to share your newest poem, monologue, song, dance, etc. from the safety of your home? This zoom event will be hosted for our students to share their talents and art with each other. All ideas welcome!

Any questions? 

 

Max Mooney (tmm558@nyu.edu)

Zoe Pratt (pratt_z1@denison.edu)

 

 

 

Video is an advertisement for a past year’s camp.

 

7th Annual Performance Arts Summer Camp is online

E-mail Laurie to get on the list for 2021

A different kind of performing arts camp

Seven summers ago, we set out to create a performing arts camp that emphasized community and ensemble rather than competition–something affordable, flexible and accessible to all families and schedules. In the two weeks campers are with us, we build a one act musical while learning about all parts of the theatre. Campers work together to create costumes, paint and design a set, and form characters. In the end, they will leave with new found skills in performance, musical ability, and socialization. We can’t wait to see you this summer!

 

 

Mission statement:

The Tredyffrin Township Libraries’ performance arts summer camp, first and foremost, seeks to cultivate performance arts skills, including confidence, in all participants. The program simultaneously provides Conestoga graduates, currently pursuing degrees in performance arts, with summer employment. Furthermore, these positions  as experienced educators in their field of study help their community.

Vision Statement:

Our vision is a performance arts camp where locally educated students foster and deepen the next generation’s knowledge and enjoyment of the performance arts.