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Age 6-7, Camp Description

Weathervane Playhouse - Portage Path CLC

Monday, July 20, 2015 - Friday, July 31, 2015
Portage Path CLC 55 S. Portage Path AkronOH  44303
Monday, July 20, 2015 - Friday, July 31, 2015
Portage Path CLC 55 S. Portage Path AkronOH  44303

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What's Included

Neighborhood Playhouse is a free, two-week Arts Enrichment Summer Camp funded by the City of Akron. This camp will take place at Portage Path CLC (55 S. Portage Path, Akron, OH 44303) is available to students entering grades 1 through 5 (ages 6 to 11). Camp starts on July 20 and continues until July 31st, Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Students will participate in four classes each day: Dance with Art Sparks, Visual Art, Theatre Exploratory and World Culture. A final performance will be presented for family and friends on the last day of camp. Breakfast and lunch are provided by Akron Public Schools free of cost.

About This Organizer

Youth Education
Weathervane Playhouse’s Core Classes


Weathervane Playhouse’s core class curriculum provides every student with exceptional, consistent, dramatic training. In addition to the core curriculum, each age appropriate class provides additional skills to enrich our strong foundation. All classes have been developed to meet the State academic benchmarks within the applied Fine Art.

Core class content will include:

The study of theatre as an art form, and how it compares with other methods of telling a story (television, film, books, etc…)

The roles and responsibilities of actors, directors, designers and technicians.

Stage movement skills including: facing the audience, “cheating out,” using the upstage hand and using body language to communicate thoughts and feelings of a character.

Vocal projection and diction techniques for speaking loudly and clearly.

Stage directions and theatre vocabulary.

Methods for working in an ensemble and working as a group to present a performance at the end of each session.

Memorization techniques.

Dramatic exploration and creative expression through improvisation games and/or script work.

Theater history and/or historical, cultural and social contexts of a specific time period.

Character study through comparisons of story situations and their relationships to real life experiences.

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  • Weathervane Playhouse

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Portage Path CLC 55 S. Portage Path AkronOH  44303
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