Carousel players’ Summer Theatre School will soon be in session, and we are excited to share many creative opportunities in drama for children in Niagara! The talented arts educators leading the camps are theatre professionals who have carefully crafted the sessions.
Each camp program will guide participants through games, activities and experiences that teach them individual skills, but also give them the chance to make new friends and collaborate with an ensemble to create a final performance. Our goal is to foster children’s love of creativity in a safe and supportive environment, with expert artistic leadership.
Carousel Players invites you and your children to engage with the arts through our long-running summer theatre program this year. See you on stage!
In this camp, we will create worlds where anything is possible! Each day, campers will enter a new world where they will read stories and participate in drama activities that will allow them to further explore that world. Each day will feature a fun craft that will be used as a part of the set for the week end performance! Emphasis will be placed on working as an ensemble, building confidence, and exploring creativity. Adventures await!
Musical Theatre Explorer! July 8 to 12
This week introduces children to the vibrant world of musical theatre. Students will explore character development, movement, body awareness, and singing. The students will create a short musical performance with ensemble singing, dancing, and storytelling.
Let’s create new stories and bring them to life with puppets and masks! Students will build acting skills through dramatic exercises, create a play as a group, and make puppets and masks to bring their ideas to life. This new two-week camp bringing out students’ inner creativity in art and drama.
If you love to sing, dance and ‘make believe’ this is the camp for you. Students will explore the necessary skills of Musical Theatre; singing, dancing, acting and performance. We’ll be diving into drama games, working improv skills, various dance styles, ensemble/duet/solo singing and combining all those skills to create a final performance showcasing today’s top Musical Theatre Showstoppers!
Shaw Acting Camp July 15 to 26
Students will have a ‘magical’ time in this summer adventure for dramatic arts students. They will be going to see Narnia story The Horse and His Boy at the Shaw Festival and learning from members of the Shaw Acting Ensemble. The camp will encourage participants to strengthen their acting skills as they create their own original play.
Kristen Smyth is a Dramatic Arts, English, and ESL teacher with the Waterloo Region District School Board and is a graduate of Brock University’s Concurrent Education program. She has always had a passion for using the arts as an educational tool and is so excited to be working with Carousel Players again this year! She has been working with Carousel Players since 2014 in varying roles, such as the Summer Theatre School Coordinator for four years, a Playlinks artist, and an instructor for the Summer School. Kristen cannot wait to see what amazing creations the campers will come up with this year! See you in July!
More to come!
My child enjoyed everything, especially the games. Keep doing what you’re doing. This is one of their favourite places to be!
My daughter enjoyed the creativity and using her imagination in camp.
My son enjoyed the freedom to express himself and had great fun. The instructor was very enthusiastic, and welcoming.
The camp is a nut-free environment and there is always at least one adult certified in first aid on site at all times.
The building is not guareenteed to be nut free, as there is a community kitchen in the basement. If allergies, nuts or otherwise, are a concern let us know and we will do our best to make arrangements to create a safe environment.
At the Summer Theatre School, creating safe spaces for our employees, campers, and families is a priority. We implement a general health and safety plan that includes emergency exits, a fire safety plan, what to do in case of an accident, and how to respect allergies in our facility. We also have at least one staff member trained in first aid on site at all times.