S.T.A.R.S.
Shawnee Theatrical Arts Resource School

The Shawnee Theatrical Arts Resource School (S.T.A.R.S.) offers a channel for a child’s natural gifts of imagination and role-playing. Through theatre arts children sharpen their creativity, improve their communication skills, gain self-confidence and learn the importance of teamwork. Above all, children enjoy becoming a part of the magic that they create on the stage.

Our program offers children an introduction to many aspects of theatre through stage movement, dance, music, art, creative games, role-play and scene study.

Class size is limited, please register as soon as possible
All registrations must be submitted before the class begins, No Walk-ins Excepted, Deposit is Non- Refundable

Registration Forms -

Camp Mermaid 2014 Grades 3 - 9 Registration Form

Camp Toad 2014 Grades 4 - 9 Registration Form

Camp Mermaid 2014 Grades K - 2 Registration Form

Camp Joseph 2014 Grades 3 - 9 Registration Form

Camp Toad 2014 Grades K - 3 Registration Form

Fall Classes 2014 Registration Form

Holiday Camp 2014 Registration Form


Click Here to see a video of our end of session performance

Camp & Class Descriptions - 2014

2014 S.T.A.R.S. PROGRAM CLASSES – WINTER AND FALL

Micro Performers (Introduction to Movement & Dance)
For grades Pre-K through 2.   4:30 to 5pm     $75
Instructor:  Midge McClosky 
For beginning students

Does your child sing and dance around the house? Do they like to be the center of attention and perform? Perhaps your child would enjoy being on stage! This class introduces the young child to Musical Theatre movement necessary for stage performance.  Students will focus on group numbers with musical backing tracks.  They will learn expressive movements, basic theatrical terminology and performance etiquette necessary to succeed.  There will be a Grand Finale performance for family and friends, giving the students the opportunity to shine before a live audience. A pre-requisite for our other courses, this class is mandatory for our new, younger performers.
30-minute class.     4:30pm to 5pm

Mini Performers (Introduction to Singing)
For grades 3-5.               5:15pm to 6pm   $75
Instructor:  Midge McClosky 
For students with limited experience and the completion of the Micro Performers class or its equivalent.

This class introduces children to the next level of Musical Theatre performance by incorporating singing skills into their performance pieces.  Students will learn the basics of staging, choreography, diction and projection while performing in group numbers.  Students will develop skills on stage, with a Grand Finale performance for family and friends, once again giving the students the opportunity to shine before a live audience. 
45-minute class.   5:15pm to 6pm

Youth Performers I (Exploring Individual Acting Through Song)
For grades 3 through 8    6:15 to 7:15   $100
Instructor:  Midge McClosky 
For advanced students with experience and completion of Micro Performers, Group Song classes or their equivalent.

For experienced students, this class offers children more advanced staging, choreography, diction and projection techniques.  While performing individual numbers, students will perfect solo pieces and learn how to audition successfully.  A Grand Finale performance for family and friends will culminate the experience.
60-minute class.   6:15pm to 7:15pm

Youth Performers II (Exploring Songs, Scripts and Tech!)
For grades 4 through 9     7:30 to 8:30        $100
Instructor:  Midge McClosky 
For more advanced student
For the more advanced students, this class offers children staging, choreography, diction, projection and memorization techniques while performing both a short play and a musical number.  Students will be given the opportunity to work with props and costuming as well. For those who would rather not sing, we offer basic technical training, where the students can learn spotlight, soundboard and light board operation.  A Grand Finale performance for family and friends is the highlight of this class. 
60-minute class.   7: 30pm to 8:30pm

- Duration:  5 weeks of Monday classes.  Performance on Saturday at 11am
- For Grades:  Pre-K through 9
- Class Maximum: 10 students per class
- Class Minimum:  8 students per class
- Required Materials:  Students must wear clothes in which they can move.  This means no jeans!  Proper footwear includes sneakers, or dance shoes.  No sandals will be permitted.

2014 S.T.A.R.S. PROGRAM CAMPSSUMMER AND HOLIDAY

2014 SUMMER CAMPS
Our summer camps reflect the shows produced during the summer season. For 2014 we will offer camps for Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr., Frog and Toad- Kids and Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat. Young performers will learn about acting, theatre etiquette, terminology, costuming and make up. The campers will then join our staged production and be in a performance that coincides with the camp that they are in.

2014 STARS HOLIDAY MINI CAMPS:
Learn about Theatre! Watch Theatre! Perform Theatre!
Our S.T.A.R.S. Holiday Mini Camp runs for three days during the winter season, from 9am to 3pm. Cost is $100

Our S.T.A.R.S. Holiday camp offers young people first through sixth grade an exposure and participation program in the Performing arts. Campers will learn about performing, diction, choreography and blocking from our professional acting staff and directors.
Performance for family and friends at the end of camp session!

 

Required Materials:  Students must wear clothes in which they can move.  This means no jeans!  Proper footwear includes sneakers, or dance shoes.  No sandals will be permitted.