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Kids are Center Stage at Summer Stars Theatre Camps!

The City of Farmington Hills Cultural Arts Division offers a full range of high-quality theatre camps at the Players Barn Theater.  Camps are open to both beginners and seasoned young actors (ages 4 through 10th grade) and offer kids the chance to experience acting on a real stage.
 
Theatre camps create an entertaining summer of fun while also building skills in self-confidence, self-discipline, listening, reading, and teamwork.  Whether your child’s passion lies on the stage or they need an opportunity to come out of their shell, the participants at Summer Stars Theatre Camps always leave with magical memories and meaningful friendships.
 
Presented by the Farmington Hills Youth Theatre, each of the camps is taught by professionals in the field of stage and commercial acting.  Each camp features different theater curricula and concludes with a performance on the Farmington Players Barn stage.  Age/grade groups work together and provide a great opportunity for team-building for all participants.
 
The City of Farmington Hills Summer Stars Theatre Camps take place at the Farmington Players Barn Theater, located at 32332 Twelve Mile Road.  All camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 1 to 8 p.m. on Friday to accommodate a 6 p.m. performance (unless otherwise noted).  Aftercare is available for most camps for an additional fee.
 
Little Stars is a half-day camp specifically created for four and five-year-old children.  Participants will be engaged in drama techniques, music, storytelling, movement, and games.  The camp runs June 18 to 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  A final performance will take place on the last day of camp.
 
Rising Stars is for youth entering grades 1 to 3 and is a great camp for becoming more comfortable with performing.  Participants will be engaged in drama techniques, music, storytelling, movement, and games.  This camp has two sessions:  June 25 to 29 and August 13 to 17.  Take one or both weeks for an even more fun-filled summer theatre experience!
 
Total Drama Camp is for youth entering grades 4 to 7 and grades 8 to 10 and is a non-musical, fun-filled theater camp that focuses on memorization, character analysis and development, expression, physical acting, and improvisation.  Participants are also the creators as they spend the week writing and directing their own play, which is performed at the end of the week.  This camp has two sessions:  July 9 to 13 and July 23 to 27.  Because the campers write their own play, each week is guaranteed to be a different and exciting experience.
 
InterACT Musical Camp is for youth entering grades 4 to 7 and grades 8 to 10 and is a high-energy exploration of the musical theatre genre with singing, acting, and choreography.  Beginners as well as more seasoned youth actors will equally enjoy this fun-filled camp.  This is a two-week camp beginning Monday, July 30 and running through Friday, August 10.  Campers will perform a 60-minute musical on Friday, August 10 at 6 p.m. 
 
Act it Out! Acting Intensive is for youth entering grades 4 to 7 and grades 8 to 10 and takes acting and auditioning skills to a higher level.  This camp does not include a performance, but teaches ways to control your nerves and channel self-confidence for future endeavors.  Whether you’re looking to audition for the upcoming Farmington Hills Youth Theatre fall production of Shrek or just looking for ways to feel more confident with public speaking, this camp is a surefire way to boost those skills.  This camp is held July 16 to 20.
 
Sing Your Heart Out is not a theatre camp, but still puts you front and center on the stage!  Are you a rising star in singing or dancing?  If so, this is a perfect summer experience for performers entering grades 4 to 12.  Participants will have the opportunity to hone their talents in the performing arts while pushing their creativity to the next level on a real stage.  Age groups will work together to create a memorable performance on the last day of camp.  This camp is a half-day camp running June 18 to 22 from 1 to 4 p.m.
 
Register early to secure your spot.  Camps range in price from $145 to $465, with a discounted rate for Farmington/Farmington Hills residents.  Aftercare is available for most camps from 4 to 6 p.m. for an additional fee.
 
To register for Summer Stars Theater Camps, go to www.recreg.fhgov.com.  For a complete listing of Cultural Arts camps, visit www.fhgov.com or call 248-473-1800 or 248-473-1856. 

 

 

 

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