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SDJT Summer Camps 2019

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San Diego Junior Theatre
Summer Camp 2019

Balboa Park

June 10, 2019 - August 23, 2019

All Balboa Park Campus camps are held in the Casa del Prado Building. Camp specifics are subject to change without notice.

**Camp hours are from 9:00am to 3:00pm, Monday through Friday. Campers will have four classes each day: acting, voice, dance, and a theatre specialty topic. Campers will be split into teams based on the grade they are entering in the fall. It is not possible for campers to be placed on a team that is above their grade level. There are presentations for families on the last day of every camp session.

***Aftercare is available daily for $15 per day from 3-5pm. There is no pre-registration required.

Cancellations/Refunds: Cash refunds (less $25.00 service charge per child, per class or camp) are available up until seven days prior to the start of class or camp, after which time no refund is given. If Junior Theatre must cancel a class or camp due to insufficient enrollment, any tuition paid will be refunded in full. Note: Once a child has auditioned for a play in Balboa Park, there are no refunds or tuition credit granted. Any discounts must be taken at the time of the order; no retroactive discounts or refunds/credits will be granted.

We offer multi-class and sibling discounts. Call (619) 239-1311 for more information. Please note, no discounts can be taken online.

Please register early; camps fill quickly.

*A $2.00 online registration fee will be applied at checkout.

Registration Form    Tuition Assistance Form

Summer Camps : Session 4 KinderStars Camp – Another Opening, Another Show!

For Ages Kindergarten in Fall of 2019

July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

This week students will enjoy rehearsing selections from shows about our favorite thing - putting on a show! Material will borrow from Something Rotten, Guys & Dolls, High School Musical, Billy Elliot and more. Learn about the entire process of staging a production, from play writing to design to performance.

Summer Camps : Session 4 Performance Camp – Another Opening, Another Show

For Ages 1st - 8th

July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

This week students will enjoy rehearsing selections from shows about our favorite thing - putting on a show! Material will borrow from Something Rotten, Guys & Dolls, High School Musical, Billy Elliot and more. Learn about the entire process of staging a production, from play writing to design to performance.

Summer Camps : Session 4 Musical Theatre Intensive – Camp of Rock

For Ages 4th - 8th

July 15, 2019-July 19, 2019 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

Calling all musicians, come jam with us in this rock ‘n roll camp exploring the School of Rock! Students who play an instrument of any type, at any skill level, please bring it with you as instructors will create a band/ensemble of live instruments, as well as devoting time to scene work and movement. You’re In The Band!

Summer Camps : Session 5 KinderStars Camp – Season 72 Backstage Pass

For Ages Kindergarten in Fall of 2019

July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

Be the first to know! Students attending this special camp will get a sneak preview of songs and dances from Junior Theatre’s next season’s mainstage productions. We are so excited to announce our 72nd Season! Titles include: School of Rock, Twelfth Night, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed - A Rock Experience, Matilda, The Jungle Book & Once on This Island.

Summer Camps : Session 5 Performance Camp – Season 72 Backstage Pass

For Ages 1st - 8th

July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

Be the first to know! Students attending this special camp will get a sneak preview of songs and dances from Junior Theatre’s next season’s mainstage productions. Specialty sessions will focus on audition techniques and preparing yourself to participate in next year’s shows. We are so excited to announce our 72nd Season! Titles include: School of Rock, Twelfth Night, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed - A Rock Experience, Matilda, The Jungle Book & Once on This Island.

Technical : Session 5 Tech Camp – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

For Ages 5th - 12th

July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm) Casa del Prado Theatre

Summer Camps : Session 5 Musical Theatre Intensive – A Spoonful of Sugar

For Ages 1st - 3rd

July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

students will have a blast while learning song and dance selections from the children’s favorites Mary Poppins and Mary Poppins Returns. Step in Time over the rooftops of London and the English countryside while using your imagination, voice and body.

Summer Camps : Session 6 KinderStars Camp – Once Upon a Time

For Ages Kindergarten in Fall of 2019

July 29, 2019-August 2, 2019 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

If you’ve always dreamed of being a superhero, princess, villain or mythical character, this camp is for you! Let your imagination run wild while rehearsing scenes from magical stories such as Cinderella, Frozen, Into the Woods, Harry Potter, Peter Pan and more!

Summer Camps : Session 6 Performance Camp – Once Upon a Time

For Ages 1st - 8th

July 29, 2019-August 2, 2019 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

Online registration is no longer available for this camp.  Limited space is available. Please call the education office to inquire 619-239-1311.    If you’ve always dreamed of being a superhero, princess, villain or mythical character, this camp is for you! Let your imagination run wild while rehearsing scenes from magical stories such as Cinderella, Frozen, Into the Woods, Harry Potter, Peter Pan and more!

Summer Camps : Session 6 Musical Theatre Intensive – Menken & Friends

For Ages 4th - 6th

July 29, 2019-August 2, 2019 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

Explore the music of acclaimed Broadway composer Alan Menken and his many collaborators, including songs and dances from Beauty & The Beast, Newsies, Hercules and more, with particular focus on content from The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a show on Junior Theatre’s summer main stage.

Summer Camps : Session 6 Musical Theatre Intensive – Broadway Now

For Ages 7th - 12th

July 29, 2019-August 2, 2019 () Casa del Prado Building

Teens and ‘tweens join us as we explore teen angst, age-relevant plot and characters, while rehearsing a revue from productions currently playing on Broadway, including Dear Evan Hansen, Mean Girls, The Prom, and Be More Chill.

Summer Camps : Session 7 KinderStars Camp – Motion in the Ocean

For Ages Kindergarten in Fall of 2019

August 5, 2019-August 9, 2019 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

Beat the heat and dive into the ocean as we explore what life is like “under the sea.” Themes are derived from musicals including The Little Mermaid, Once on this Island, Moana, Finding Nemo and other seaside stories.

Summer Camps : Session 7 Performance Camp – Motion in the Ocean

For Ages 1st - 8th

August 5, 2019-August 9, 2019 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

Beat the heat and dive into the ocean as we explore what life is like “under the sea.” Themes are derived from musicals including The Little Mermaid, Once on this Island, Moana, Finding Nemo and other seaside stories.

Summer Camps : Session 7 Acting Academy – Sideways Stories from Wayside School

For Ages 4th - 6th

August 5, 2019-August 9, 2019 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

Brimming with wacky characters, a wicked teacher and a school built sideways, get ready for the adventure of the summer where the oddest things can happen! Build characters, engage your imagination and work as an ensemble while creating selected scenes from Louis Sachar’s popular children’s book.

Summer Camps : Session 8 KinderStars Camp – Creature Feature

For Ages Kindergarten in Fall of 2019

August 12, 2019-August 16, 2019 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

Science fiction meets the animal kingdom in this wild camp! Learn to sing, act and dance with tunes and tales from Little Shop of Horrors, Shrek, Zombie Prom, The Jungle Book and more.

Summer Camps : Session 8 Performance Camp – Creature Feature

For Ages 1st - 8th

August 12, 2019-August 16, 2019 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

Science fiction meets the animal kingdom in this wild camp! Learn to sing, act and dance with tunes and tales from Little Shop of Horrors, Shrek, Zombie Prom, The Jungle Book and more.

Summer Camps : Session 8 Acting Academy – The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

For Ages 7th - 12th

August 12, 2019-August 16, 2019 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

Teens will apply classical acting techniques while rehearsing London's longest-running comedy, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), a hilarious collection of Shakespeare's comedies, histories and tragedies all in one fast-paced romp!

Summer Camps : Session 9 KinderStars – Broadway Musical Masterpieces

For Ages Kindergarten in Fall of 2019

August 19, 2019-August 23, 2019 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

Junior Theatre ends the summer by paying tribute to classics from The Golden Age of Musicals, and a few of their recent revivals on Broadway. This camp will focus on character and plot development while enjoying some of the most beautiful music and dance numbers of all time, including content from Oklahoma, The Sound of Music, Carousel, The King and I, Kiss Me Kate, and more!

Summer Camps : Session 9 Performance Camp – Broadway Musical Masterpieces

For Ages 1st - 8th

August 19, 2019-August 23, 2019 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

Junior Theatre ends the summer by paying tribute to classics from The Golden Age of Musicals, and a few of their recent revivals on Broadway. This camp will focus on character and plot development while enjoying some of the most beautiful music and dance numbers of all time, including content from Oklahoma, The Sound of Music, Carousel, The King and I, Kiss Me Kate, and more!

Summer Camps : Session 9 Musical Theatre Intensive – Doctor Dolittle Jr.

For Ages 4th - 6th

August 19, 2019-August 23, 2019 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

Sing and dance your way through this wacky tale of a doctor who can talk to animals! Scenes from Doctor Dolittle will come to life as characters trot, crawl and fly on to the stage, while campers learn voice and movement skills.

Musical Theatre : Advanced Musical Theatre Camp – Disney’s Aladdin Jr.

For Ages 4th - 8th

July 22, 2019-August 2, 2019 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm) Balboa Park

Sing and dance your way into A Whole New World with Disney’s Aladdin Jr., about a “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within.


San Diego Junior Theatre
Fall Classes 2019

Balboa Park

September 16, 2019 - November 24, 2019

All Balboa Park Campus classes are held in the Casa del Prado Building. Class specifics are subject to change without notice.
Cancellations/Refunds: Cash refunds (less $25.00 service charge per child, per class or camp) are available up until seven days prior to the start of classes, after which time no refund is given. If Junior Theatre must cancel a class or camp due to insufficient enrollment, any tuition paid will be refunded in full. Note: Once a child has auditioned for a play in Balboa Park, there are no refunds or tuition credit granted. Any discounts must be taken at the time of the order; no retroactive discounts or refunds/credits will be granted.
We offer multi-class and sibling discounts. Call (619) 239-1311 for more information. Please note, no discounts can be taken online.
Please register early; classes fill quickly.
*A $2.00 online registration fee will be applied at checkout.

Registration Form   

Workshop : Auditioning for Musical Theatre Workshop

For Ages 7th - 12th

September 21, 2019-September 28, 2019 (Saturdays @ 10 am - 12pm) Casa del Prado Building

:Learn tricks of the trade when auditioning for musicals at Junior Theatre and elsewhere. Students will practice a mock dance call, cold-reading sides, and preparing a 32-bar vocal selection, while discussing performance anxiety, stage presence and what it's like to sit on the directors' side of the table.

Workshop : Deep Dive into Dialects Workshop

For Ages 7th - 12th

October 5, 2019-October 12, 2019 (Saturdays@ 10:00am - 12:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

Learn the fundamentals of pronunciation in RP (standard British), Brooklyn and American Southern dialects. Practice reading scenes and monologues in a variety of accents, while maintaining the character-infused inflections and projection appropriate when speaking for the stage

Workshop : Rock Vocals for Musicals Workshop

For Ages 5th - 12th

November 16, 2019-November 23, 2019 (Saturdays@ 10:00am - 12:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

Learn how to sing in a rock-and-roll style that will help students prepare for Naked Mole Rat auditions coming up this winter. Also, review songs from a few other popular Broadway productions that include rock vocals, such as Hair, Rent, Spring Awakening, Grease and more.

Acting : Mini Play Jr.: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

For Ages 1st - 4rd

September 17, 2019-November 19, 2019 (Tuesdays @ 10am - 11:30am) Casa del Prado Building

This class is held on Tuesday mornings to accommodate home schooled families. Students will rehearse short scenes from "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" while learning how to use the actor’s tools, story structures, blocking, expression and character development.

Acting : Mini Play: Harriet the Spy

For Ages 5th - 8th

September 17, 2019-November 19, 2019 (Tuesdays @ 10am - 11:30am) Casa del Prado Building

This class is held on Tuesday mornings to accommodate home schooled families. Students will rehearse short scenes from "Harriet the Spy" while learning how to use the actor’s tools, story structures, blocking, expression and character development.

Acting : Page to Stage: Harry Potter

For Ages 4th - 6th

September 17, 2019-November 19, 2019 (Tuesdays @4:30pm - 6pm) Casa del Prado Building

Working in groups to organically discover the various roles within a theatre production, students will create their own scenes and vignettes based on plots and themes from the Harry Potter series. Students will learn how to condense ideas, write simple scenes, and participate as director, actor and designer.

Acting : Twelfth Night or What You Are

For Ages 7th - 12th

September 17, 2019-November 19, 2019 (Tuesdays @ 4pm - 6pm) Casa del Prado Building

Leading up to the main stage production of William Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT, teaching artists Justin Lang and Sarah Siegel will lead students through theatre games, advanced acting exercises, social awareness activities, and the history and journey of the LGBTQ community. The class* culminates in an open share of monologues and scenes as well as a Q&A with the students and audience. Students will also have a chance to interface with representatives from some of San Diego’s foremost LGBTQ organizations such as The Center and San Diego Pride! Join us in connecting the richness of Shakespeare’s work to the current state of the world, and exploring valuable life skills, and how “The Human Condition” is at the heart of everyone’s story. *This class supports, but does not duplicate, the mainstage production of TWELFTH NIGHT, and is not a condensed version of the play.

Acting : Acting Out!

For Ages 1st - 3rd

September 18, 2019-November 20, 2019 (Thursdays @ 4:30pm - 6pm) Casa del Prado Building

One of our most popular classes, because it breaks down acting techniques into practice with the voice, face and body. Students will begin to develop their own internal resources for acting, while having a great time in active acting exercises. A fast-paced and fun class.

Acting : Stories on Stage: Rainbow Fish

For Ages Pre Kindergarten - Kindergarten

September 21, 2019-November 23, 2019 (Saturdays@ 9:00am - 10:00am) Casa del Prado Building

Young actors, join us as we create scenes, speaking and movement based on Rainbow Fish, a children’s literature favorite. This class provides the basis for acting study while covering themes from the book including friendship, happiness and sharing.

Acting : Mini Play: 101 Dalmatians

For Ages 1st - 3rd

September 21, 2019-November 23, 2019 (Saturdays@ 10:00am - 11:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

Using the adventures of 101 Dalmatians as a basis for theatrical creation, this class will get wild and wacky with character, storytelling, costumes and props. The development of short theatre pieces will challenge creative students who love to act. Students in this class will participate as producer, actor, director and designer.

Acting : Mini Play: Into the Woods Jr.

For Ages 4th - 6th

September 21, 2019-November 23, 2019 (Saturdays@ 11:00am - 12:30pm) Casa del Prado Building

Using the adventures of Into the Woods as a basis for theatrical creation, this class will get wild and wacky with character, storytelling, costumes and props. The development of short theatre pieces will challenge creative students who love to act. Students in this class will participate as producer, actor, director and designer.

Acting : Mastering Technique

For Ages 7th - 12th

September 22, 2019-November 24, 2019 (Sundays @ 9:00am - 10:30am) Casa del Prado Building

Throughout theatre history, renowned artists such as Anton Chekhov, Sanford Meisner, and Anne Bogart have developed acting technique to access character and story in an organic and authentic way.  This class will allow students to explore several techniques and develop their sensibilities as actors.  A final presentation will take place at the end of the session.

Acting : Stage Basics & Main Stage Prep

For Ages 1st - 3rd

September 22, 2019-November 24, 2019 (Sundays@ 10:30am - 11:30am) Casa del Prado Building

 This class is a great opportunity to focus on the nuts and bolts of acting. Students will learn theatre terminology, stage directions, how to take down blocking, techniques for entrances and exits and other skills that combine the creative with the technical. Students will work on all these skills while putting together short scenes. This class is a wonderful preparation for being on Junior Theatre’s mainstage.

Singing : Broadway Now

For Ages 1st - 3rd

September 16, 2019-November 18, 2019 (Mondays @ 4:30pm - 5:30pm) Casa del Prado Building

Learn the foundations of vocal technique including breath support, tone, pitch and expression while singing songs from productions currently playing on Broadway, including Aladdin, Lion King, Frozen, Harry Potter and more favorites.

Singing : Songs of Andrew Lloyd Weber

For Ages 7th-12th

September 21, 2019-November 23, 2019 (Saturdays@ 10:00am - 12:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

Learn the foundations of vocal technique including breath support, tone, pitch and expression while rehearsing songs and scenes from some of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s best known productions. Will include selections from Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and more.

Singing : Songs from the Greatest Showman

For Ages 4th - 6th

September 22, 2019-November 24, 2019 (Sundays @ 10:30am - 11:30am) Casa del Prado Building

Learn the foundations of vocal technique including breath support, tone, pitch and expression while creating songs and scenes from the wildly popular movie musical, “The Greatest Showman.”

Singing : Songs of Leonard Bernstein

For Ages 1st - 3rd

September 22, 2019-November 24, 2019 (Sundays@ 11:30am - 12:30pm) Casa del Prado Building

Learn the foundations of vocal technique including breath support, tone, pitch and expression while rehearsing songs and scenes from some of Leonard Bernstein’s best known productions. Will include selections from West Side Story, On the Town, Peter Pan, Wonderful Town and more.

Dance : Sing & Dance Jam

For Ages Pre Kindergarten - Kindergarten

September 19, 2019-November 21, 2019 (Thursdays @ 3:30pm - 4:30pm) Casa del Prado Building

Indulge your young child’s natural inclinations to move and sing as a way to tell stories and explore creativity. This class uses rhythm, lyrics, tempo, size, shape, level and feeling to improvise short scenes or recreate numbers from popular young children’s productions.

Dance : Dance Theatre: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

For Ages 4th - 6th

September 21, 2019-November 23, 2019 (Saturdays@ 9:00am - 10:30am) Casa del Prado Building

Students will explore a variety of dance genres and techniques through songs and scenes from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Each class meeting promises a new adventure exploring the magical and mysterious candy factory while learning new choreography and creating character development through physicality.

Dance : Dance Me a Story

For Ages Pre Kindergarten - Kindergarten

September 21, 2019-November 23, 2019 (Saturdays @ 10:30am - 11:30am) Casa del Prado Building

A great class for kinesthetic learners! Children will experience story dramatization, told through dance! Very improvisational, and designed to increase imagination, this class will present stories that will then be “choreographed” by the young dancers. A great opportunity to explore movement related to action and feeling.

Dance : Tap & Jazz for Theatre

For Ages 1st - 3rd

September 21, 2019-November 23, 2019 (Saturdays @ 11:30am - 12:30am) Casa del Prado Building

Basic skills in tap and jazz will increase coordination, self-esteem and overall fitness, and are used heavily in musical theatre productions. Students must have both tap shoes and soft-soled shoes for class. Students will warm up and then learn steps and combinations in both styles of dance.

Dance : Dance Theatre: Newsies

For Ages 4th - 6th

September 22, 2019-November 24, 2019 (Sundays @ 9:00am - 10:30am) Casa del Prado Building

Stop the presses, it’s time to seize the day! Students will explore a variety of dance genres and techniques through choreography and scenes from Newsies. This Tony-winning show is chalk full of high energy ensemble numbers that will challenge students’ athleticism with turns, splits, cartwheels and more, all while learning how to dance in character and convey the strong emotions of this inspiring story.

Dance : Tappin Down Broadway

For Ages 7th - 12th

September 22, 2019-November 24, 2019 (Sundays@ 10:30am - 12:30pm) Casa del Prado Building

Designed for our more experienced dancers, this class develops dance technique while creating new choreography based on dance numbers from some of Broadway’s classic tap-heavy and jazz-heavy shows, including 42nd Street, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Aladdin, and more.

Dance : Story Dance: Alice & Wonderland

For Ages Pre Kindergarten - Kindergarten

September 22, 2019-November 24, 2019 (Sundays@ 12:30am - 1:30pm) Casa del Prado Building

In this class, students will have the chance to explore creative dance movements through scenes and music from Alice in Wonderland. Portray characters including Alice, the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of hearts and others while learning basic dance steps, coordination and flexibility.

Specialty/Acting : Improv Troupe

For Ages 4th - 6th

September 18, 2019-October 20, 2019 (Wednesday @ 4:30pm - 6pm) Casa del Prado Building

Students will discover the basic vocabulary and techniques behind the art of improv through scenes, games and exercises in a fun, supportive environment.  Students will learn the value of team work as they become a more playful, spontaneous and flexible actor. On the last day of class students will perform in an improv showcase for family and friends.


San Diego Junior Theatre
Fall Camps 2019

Balboa Park

November 25, 2019 - November 27, 2019

All Balboa Park Campus camps are held in the Casa del Prado Building. Camp specifics are subject to change without notice.

**Camp hours are from 9:00am to 3:00pm, Monday through Friday. Campers will have four classes each day: acting, voice, dance, and a theatre specialty topic. Campers will be split into teams based on the grade they are entering in the fall. It is not possible for campers to be placed on a team that is above their grade level. There are presentations for families on the last day of every camp session.

***Aftercare is available daily for $15 per day from 3-5pm. There is no pre-registration required.

Cancellations/Refunds: Cash refunds (less $25.00 service charge per child, per class or camp) are available up until seven days prior to the start of class or camp, after which time no refund is given. If Junior Theatre must cancel a class or camp due to insufficient enrollment, any tuition paid will be refunded in full. Note: Once a child has auditioned for a play in Balboa Park, there are no refunds or tuition credit granted. Any discounts must be taken at the time of the order; no retroactive discounts or refunds/credits will be granted.

We offer multi-class and sibling discounts. Call (619) 239-1311 for more information. Please note, no discounts can be taken online.

Please register early; camps fill quickly.

*A $2.00 online registration fee will be applied at checkout.

Registration Form   

Break Camps : Thanksgiving Break Camp

For Ages Kindergarten - 6th

November 25, 2019-November 27, 2019 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm) Casa del Prado Building

 
San Diego Junior Theatre provides engaging, innovative, high-quality theatre education and productions for children of all cultural heritages, ages, abilities and levels of interest.

San Diego Junior Theatre educational programs and productions are made possible in part by show ticket sales, class and camp registrations, and public contributions. Major funding is provided by the California Arts Council, the County of San Diego, the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department, and the San Diego Junior Theatre Auxiliary.

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